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Indian Railways' Notice For Train Passengers; Know The Facilities

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways is always concerned over the safety of railway passengers during their journey and even at the stations. In a notice, the Ministry stated that it is providing the First Aid emergency care and medical facilities at all Railway Stations and in all passenger carrying trains for which Medical Boxes containing […]

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Indian Railways To Run Festive Special Trains Till February 2019

New Delhi: In order to clear the extra rush of passengers, the Northern Railway has decided to run Special Trains for the months of October, November, December this year till February next year, i.e February 28, 2019. This apart, the Northern Railways stated that it is planning to run more festive special trains in association […]

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Railways' New All India Railway Time Table 2018-19

The Ministry of Railways released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” effective from August 15, 2018. In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways released their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising […]

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Indian Railways Announces Special Trains Ahead Of Diwali; Bookings Open Today

In view of the ongoing festive season, the Central Railways and Northern Railways in association with other zonal railways will run additional festive special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers. As per sources, the Central Railway will run 38 trips of festival special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus– Patna/Nagpur, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus […]

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IRCTC Railways to run special train with world class facilities

In a major boost to the tourism, Indian Railways will run a special train equipped with world class facilities on the Buddhist circuit to attract tourists from Japan, China, Thailand and Sri lanka by the end of December this year, an official said on Wednesday. Railway Board member Rajesh Agrawal, while inspecting the coaches being […]

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IRCTC: Railways to run Superfast Special Trains On Special Charges

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din at Nagpur, the Central Railway will run Reserved Superfast Special Trains on Special Charges and Unreserved Special Trains to Nagpur. The details are as under:- RESERVED SPECIAL TRAINS: 1. Nasik Road – Nagpur – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Super Fast Special […]

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Indian Railways to penalise passengers now; 6 months jail term and more punishment

New Delhi: The Railways has said that it would initiate stringent action against those passengers violating rules which may subject to a penalty of imprisonment up to six months or fine up to Rs 1000 or both. In a tweet posted by the Western Railways, it was mentioned that under Section 147 of Railways Act, […]

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IRCTC Dussehra Offer: Passengers To Get Special Navratri Thali This Festive Season

If you are one of those travellers craving for delicious food in trains, we have some good news for you. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced Special Navratri Thali this festive season. The information was revealed by the Corporation in a tweet where it mentioned, “Enjoy delicious servings while staying true […]

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Indian Railways plans to run special 'Pravasi Bharti' trains

New Delhi: In yet another initiative, the Indian Railways has firmed up plans to run special ‘Pravasi Bharti’ trains between Allahabad and Delhi to ferry delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from the Kumbh Mela in time for the Republic Day event in the national capital, sources said. Railways will convert all third AC coaches […]

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Bail granted to Rabri, Tejashwi Yadav in IRCTC case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, her son Tejashwi Yadav and others in a money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract. Special Judge Arun Bhardawaj while granting bail to the accused, who were present in the court room, asked them to […]

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Indian Railways brings new changes for rail passengers

New Delhi: Dovetailing its steadfast cleanliness campaign with ecological priorities, Indian Railway has undertaken a committed program to increase the green cover in all public utility spaces like railway stations and mass contact offices besides other working premises and railway colonies. Laudatory participation in Shramdaan by Railways officers & employees in connection with recently organized […]

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IRCTC Railway brings new changes in Tatkal & Refund For Train Tickets

In a major development, the Indian Railways has brought in a few changes to strengthen the online ticket reservation system, including the Tatkal booking. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made some changes in the ticket booking system wherein passengers will have to be cautious before booking normal tickets as well Tatkal […]

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IRCTC Brings Not-So-Good News For Railway Passengers!

Indian Railways has always been concerned for its passengers and under the ministry’s initiatives millions of travellers have benefited. Not always though… A sip of tea or coffee freshens and wakes you up, whether you are at home or travelling somewhere. Starting from youth to elderly, millions of people enjoy drinking tea or coffee during […]

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IRCTC plans new norms to satisfy Railway passengers’ appetite!

Are you one of those travellers who often crave for delicious food at railway platforms? If yes, then this is probably the best news that you will come across in the day as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to sell food on platforms as well. Passengers will be able to purchase […]

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IRCTC Offers Massive Discount On Train Tickets

In another good news ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with some changes in order to help lakhs of railway commuters get train tickets at a much cheaper rate. As per sources, IRCTC is offering a discount of 10 per cent if you book tickets […]

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Indian Railways’ new initiatives to facilitate passengers & improve train operations

Indian Railways has always focused on adoption of new technologies to improve train operations and provide better passenger experience to its customers. In this series, Indian Railways has introduced various IT initiatives. Following are the major initiatives taken by Indian Railways in this regard. Tracking of trains using newer technologies: Railways have experimented with tracking […]

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IRCTC: New ways to check Indian Railways PNR status update

Railway passengers often go through the IRCTC website to check their PNR status or the passenger name record and often face issues with log in and others due to pressure on the server. So, now the passengers of the national carrier can check their PNR status on a different website. Yes, you have read it […]

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Alert! Indian Railway officials may now lose seniority

New Delhi: In what could be a wake up call for lakhs of railway employees, the railway board has clearly indicated that delaying or trying to evade transfer orders on promotion will now result in railway officers losing their seniority. According to orders issued by the board, those using such tactics will be debarred from […]

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Indian Railways announces 48 festival special trains for Durga Puja, Diwali

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Durga Puja festival, Diwali and winter season, the Central Railways will run 48 weekly special trains between Panvel and Hazur Sahib Nanded, informed a railway official. Issuing a press release, the Central Railways said that 07617 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Panvel special will leave […]

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Will Railways replace AC II-tier with AC III-tier coaches?

New Delhi: In a bid to replace loss making AC II-tier coaches in premium trains like Rajdhanis and Durontos with AC-III tier, the Railway Board has given instructions to manufacture more such coaches. This will be initially applicable to those trains where the number of AC-II passengers is low, and at least 250 such coaches […]

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Indian Railways set to revise flexi-fare scheme for rail passengers

New Delhi: In what could bring relief for lakhs of railway passengers, who, in some sectors pay as much as airfares for the premium trains, the Indian railways is all set to come up with a revised flexi-fare scheme next month. Official sources claimed that the ministry is planning to suspend the scheme temporarily as […]

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Will Indian Railway Employees Get Shorter Duty Hours?

The fear of losing job has gripped railway employees so much so that they are now afraid even a minor lapse during duty hours can cost them their jobs. The fact is true to much extent as the Loco pilots are now gripped with “panic” as they fear being sacked for even minor lapses despite […]

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Indian Railways: 8 Things You Must Know To Avail Concession On Train Tickets

Almost every traveller is aware of the fact that the Indian Railways provides travel concessions to various categories of travellers, like students, sports persons, scouts and guides, farmers, industrial workers, teachers, senior citizens, handicapped persons, etc. For easy reference, the Railways has drawn up a Rail Travel Concession Table, showing details of travellers eligible for […]

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IRCTC Alert! No more free travel insurance in trains from September 1

New Delhi: In a major development, the Indian Railways will not provide free travel insurance to its passengers starting September 1, a senior Railway Ministry official said. The official said that the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to stop free travel insurance starting September 1 and “the option of free insurance […]

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Indian Railways: Important Highlights Of New Train Time Table 2018-19

The Ministry of Railways released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” effective from 15th August, 2018. In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways released their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising […]

Railways' New Train Time Table From Independence Day 2018

After much wait, finally the Indian Railways on Tuesday in its new time-table announced that it is all set to introduce more of its niche trains such as Antyodaya Express, Uday Express and Tejas Express in the next 12 months. According to the Railway Ministry’s new Trains at a Glance (TAG), the railway publication, it […]

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Indian Railways issues New Time Table to be effective from August 15

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Monday announced a change in timings of more than 300 trains in its northern zone with effect from August 15 in view of the ongoing maintenance/repair of rail infrastructure. A Northern Railway statement said that the departure timings of 57 trains have been advanced while that of 58 others […]

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Good News! Indian Railways Reduces AC Fares Of Express Trains

In a move to encourage the passengers to travel in air-conditioned (AC) coaches or chair cars, the South Western Railway (SWR) has slashed fares of a few express trains originating from Bengaluru, Gadag and Mysuru in Karnataka, said an official. “By reducing AC chair car fare in Shatabdi Express between Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru, […]

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Alert! Is IRCTC leaking railway passengers' data?

In what could be a major threat for lakhs of rail commuters, former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has accused the government of misusing data collected from passengers by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and putting on hold its disinvestment. Saying that it was a “threat to privacy”, Trivedi said in Lok Sabha yesterday […]

IRCTC Railway Alert! Penalty Again For Extra Luggage in Trains; Get Details Here

Has the Indian Railways decided to enforce a three-decade-old rule to penalise passengers for carrying excess baggage? In a latest development, passengers travelling over all Indian Railways are permitted to carry luggage free of charge with them in the compartment up to 70 Kgs. in First AC, 50 Kgs. in First Class/AC-2 tier, 40 Kgs. […]

IRCTC: New Insurance Scheme launched for Railway Passengers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Indian Railways has always been concerned for its passengers and under the ministry’s initiatives, an Optional Travel Insurance Scheme was launched with effect from September 1, 2016 for the Confirmed/RAC Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) portal at the premium of Rs. 0.92 […]

Indian Railways announces new facility for all rail passengers

New Delhi: Have you ever traveled in a flight? Like flight attendants, now the railway catering staff will carry trash bags to collect waste from passengers in all trains after meals, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has instructed officials. The railways is increasingly adopting the airline model — from its food to its vacuum toilets […]

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IRCTC Alert: Railway passengers forget refund on cancelled train tickets

Since the day, Indian Railways came with the plan to enable people book tickets four months prior to their scheduled journey, there has been a surge in booking of advance tickets. However, on many occasions such plans suffer set back and people have to cancel tickets. When one goes for cancellation of tickets, the first […]

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Train Status Alert: Now passengers can check it on WhatsApp; know the detail

Technology is ruling the roost now with its presence and demand in each and every sector. In line of this, the Indian Railways has partnered with MakeMyTrip to provide live status updates of trains to passengers through WhatsApp. Passengers can now get instant message on WhatsApp related to trains’ status along with train timings, platform […]

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IRCTC: Indian Railways’ 12 Measures Under New Catering Services You Must Know!

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), an arm of the Indian Railways, has been in soup for quite some time due to regular complaints of stale food being provided in different trains. To deal with all these problems, the IRCTC has come up with several measures. Here are some of the […]

Indian Railways: Things you must know for safety before & after boarding train

Indian Railways is third largest rail network in the world as it carries millions of passengers everyday throughout the country. As most of the people forget about the safety during their journey, here we have a few things to remind that will ensure the travellers reach their destination safely. NOTE: Harassing women passengers is a […]

IRCTC: Indian Railways to hike ticket fares of this train!

New Delhi: Improving its service day by day, the Indian Railways is taking a lot of initiatives for improvement in the facilities for its passengers. In one such recent development, bedroll kits could soon be included in the ticket price of the poor man’s no frills AC train, the Garib Rath Express, but it could cost […]

IRCTC: New e-ticket facility launched by Indian Railways

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Replacing the age-old warrant system, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a new facility for easy and fast e-booking of railway tickets. As per reports, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel will no longer need to go to a railway station to get a reserved ticket on the […]

IRCTC: Railways to run Shri Ramayana Express in India, Sri Lanka from Nov 14

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has come up with yet another exciting offer giving an opportunity to explore places associated with Lord Ram. In its latest offering, the railways will run a special train named after Lord Ram covering the destinations associated with the mythological character in India and Sri Lanka, an official statement said. […]

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IRCTC Alert: 'No bill no payment' for ordered foods in trains!

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s drive to ensure that the train passengers are being served with the best possible food continues with the minister recently announcing ‘no bill no pay’ formula for the national carrier’s commuters. Tightening noose on the IRCTC’s operation (catering service), Goyal recently at an Indian Chamber of Commerce event in Kolkata […]

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