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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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Train passengers to pay Rs 25000 fine for violating this norm; Railway awaits govt nod

Mumbai: Over two weeks after the railway authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorise them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalise them, they are still waiting for a response, officials said today. A couple of days before the state-wide ban on plastic items came into force on June 23, the Central […]

IRCTC: Booking train tickets? Here's how much concession Railway is gifting

At a time when the Indian Railways has given its passengers a lot of benefits, it has not let down the hopes of the commuters sink when it comes to availing concession while booking train tickets. Scroll to see the details of concession before you book a ticket: Concession is granted only on basic fare […]

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IRCTC: Now watch food preparation in trains before you are served!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is relying heavily on technology and leaving no stone unturned to ensure that train passengers are served the best possible foods. Moving a step forward, on Wednesday, IRCTS made an announcement related to a ‘live streaming mechanism’ that will allow train passengers to view how […]

IRCTC: Railways announces Daily, Weekly Special Trains from July till October

To avoid passenger rush in the months of July, August, September and October, the Indian Railways have announced Daily and Weekly Special trains that will run for a period of four months. The complete list of trains with all details is as follows: As per sources, 13 pairs of Weekly Special Trains will run between […]

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Indian Railways announces a new facility for train passengers!

New Delhi: With the rise in criticisms for poor quality of services in trains, Indian Railways has come up with a new rule for the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches. The face towels given to the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will now be replaced with cheaper, smaller, disposable, takeaway napkins, according to an order […]

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IRCTC says no to renew contract with catering firm for serving undercooked food

Kolkata: Passengers of Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express today complained of “undercooked” food served by the onboard caterer, following which the IRCTC decided not to renew its contract with the company responsible for supplying food in the train. Stating that strict punitive action will be taken against the caterer, IRCTC group general manager (east zone) Debasish Chanda […]

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IRCTC: Railway brings in new technology to quench passengers' thirst

New Delhi: State-of-the-art water ATMs are now available at more than 100 railway stations across the country, supplying purified water to passengers at low cost, a railway official said today. The Indian Railway Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC) had tied up with water technology venture, Swajal, last year for the installation of such water ATMs. […]

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Indian Railways has some good news for AC travellers

New Delhi: Blankets for AC coaches will now be washed twice a month instead of existing practice of once in two months as the Railways has changed the material to make it washable-friendly. With the increase of washing frequency, service life of blankets will also be reduced to two years from the existing four years […]

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RRB Recruitment July 2018: Huge Group C, Group D Vacancies announced

In yet another major recruitment for the candidates awaiting a government job, the Central Railways has invited applications for recruitment to the posts of Apprentice Trainee. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the posts in the prescribed format on or before July 25, 2018 till 5pm. Aspirants are advised to go through the details […]

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Railway passengers, now avail concession before booking train tickets

With rules and procedures changing from time to time, the Indian Railways is now offering different concession for different categories The detailed rules, procedures, entitlement, purposes, etc for grant of concession have been explained below. Passengers are advised to go through the details provided before booking rail tickets. The important rules for concession, are as […]

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IRCTC: Train passengers to get fined up to Rs 25000 for violating new Railway rule

Mumbai: The Railways today said that it would initiate action against those violating the Maharashtra government’s plastic ban which comes into effect from Saturday. “We are in touch with state government agencies to enforce the ban. After getting the nod of state authorities, we will start penalising passengers who are in possession of banned plastic […]

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IRCTC Recruitment June 2018: Click to Apply now !

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has released a recruitment notification for the position of supervisor (hospitality). Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date to apply or the date of ‘Walk-In-Interview’ is 25th, 27th & 29th June 2018. IRCT Recruitment 2018 Vacancy Detail Name of […]

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IRCTC Railways' online ticket reservation rules changed!

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) that was launched in 2002 has now almost 59 lakh daily users with more than 10 lakh of online tickets being booked daily through IRCTC portal – www.irctc.co.in – the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier. With an aim to provide better service to the rail passengers, […]

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IRCTC launches new payment mode for booking train tickets! Get Details Here

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) is all set to launch its own payment Agreegator IRCTC-iPay. In a recent tweet shared by IRCTC, it stated that IRCTC-iPay will be available on the official website by August 18 as PCI-DSS security certificate has been granted to IRCTC. The new feature IRCTC iPay […]

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IRCTC Recruitment 2018: Know details to apply for Railway posts

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has released recruitment notification for the position of Consultant. The recruitment will be done on temporary basis for retired staff at nine different locations across India. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the position before June 25, 2018. Age Limit The maximum age limit to apply […]

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