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Three Ministries join hands for a technology mission for railways

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR) was signed on Thursday by the Ministries of Railways, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Science and Technology.

Wrong information boards at Gwalior station could lead to chaos, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Meanwhile, Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal has directed the board to probe the incident following which it has called for report from Jhansi, Jabalpur and Allahabad divisions on the issue, the railway officials said.


Indian Railways starts process of phasing out of blankets in AC coaches

The step to phase out blankets from trains was taken after severe criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report recently about dirty blankets and bedrolls. However, officials said blankets will be carried in the trains in case these are needed by passengers.

Western Railway installs 161 water vending machines

"In pursuit of the Railway Board guidelines, we have successfully installed 161 WVMs at different stations under WR. These include 20 WVMs in the suburban section of Mumbai (which stretches from Churchgate to Dahanu Road)," said a senior Western Railway official.

Lower berth in 3AC coach to be reserved for differently-abled

The railway move comes close on the heels of an incident in which a wheelchair-bound athlete faced difficulty in securing a lower berth. Alloted an upper berth, Subarna Raj, the medal winning para-athlete, could not get a lower berth in the Nagpur-Nizamuddin Garib Rath express and had to sleep on the floor of the train.

Railways to install bar-coded automatic flap gates at stations

According to the system design, an encrypted QR code will be printed on unreserved tickets for the designated station where passengers need to enter or exit through these gates after validating their tickets. The automatic flap gate system can handle faster entry or exit of passengers during the rush hour.


Mumbai activist proposes Rail Mitras, Rlys promises to take it forward

Rail Mitra, a concept by a railway activist organisation called Eagle Brigade, is aimed at creating a team of volunteers to assist RPF and GRP in ensuring commuters have a safe travel.

‘Railways, defence sitting on unused land’

The recommendation is one among several proposed to the ministry to add to the report on decongesting Delhi, submitted by a 19-member inter-ministerial committee to the Prime Minister last year.

Railways allows RSS to use land it denied for Modi’s first pre-poll rally

After Railways had denied permission, Modi had held the rally on another ground, in Indira Nagar area.

Railways fits in Gujarat in model stations plan

Surat, Gandhinagar stations to have airport-like facilities; Dahod loco workshop to be modernised.