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Tag: Ministry Of Railways

Railways Proposes Policy to Lease, Sell Coaches to Pvt Parties to Run Theme-Based Tourist Circuit Trains
Railways Proposes Policy to Lease, Sell Coaches to Pvt Parties to Run Theme-Based Trains

Private parties will soon be able to lease and buy railway coaches to run theme-based cultural, religious and other tourist circuit trains, according to a policy being formulated by the Indian Railways.

Ashwini Vaishnaw
Officials In Railway Minister's Office To Work In Two Shifts

The railway ministry has directed that the first shift will start at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. while the second shift will start at 3 p.m. and end at 12 midnight.

UPSC Recruitment 2021
UPSC Recruitment 2021: Ministry Of Railways Notifies Fresh Vacancies, Opportunity Ends Soon

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently released a notification for the Indian Engineering Services Examination 2021 as notified by the Ministry of Railways. “All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to…

Amar Patnaik
Odisha Demands Rs 7200 Cr For Railway Projects In State

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha has demanded Rs 7,200 crore from the Centre to expedite the railways projects, both new and old, in the State. Informing the development, BJD MP (Rajya Sabha) Amar Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State has demanded Rs 3500 crore for the pending projects and Rs 3700 crore for the […]

Big News For Rail Passengers: IRCTC E-catering Services To Restart From Feb 2021
Railway Makes Big Announcement On Refund Of Fare, Ticket Cancellation

New Delhi: In what has come as a major relief for the train passengers, the Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the time limit beyond six months and up to nine months from the date of the journey for cancellation of PRS counter tickets and refund of fare across reservation counters for the journey […]

Issuance Of Unreserved Tickets: Ministry Of Railways Issues Clarification

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Railways has issued a clarification on issuance of unreserved tickets thereby quashing media reports on the issue. “Few Stories have been published in certain sections of media about issuance of unreserved tickets . It is informed for guidance of all that- There has been NO change in policy to run all […]

Flag Off Passenger Train Service On Haridaspur-Paradip Line Soon: Odisha CM To Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought quick steps by the Centre for running of passenger trains on the new Haridaspur-Paradip railway line at the earliest to fulfill the aspirations of the people. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the Chief Minister said the railway project has taken extremely long time […]

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ECoR To Engage Ticket Booking Agents At Small Stations

Bhubaneswar: Ministry of Railways has decided to engage Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBAs) at small Stations considering the safety-related responsibilities of Assistant Station Masters (ASMs) who sell TrainTickets in these Stations. In view of the above, East Coast Railway has decided to engage  STBAs at NSG-5 & 6 categories of Stations. These Station Ticket Booking […]

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Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Jan Sadharan Express train trial run today

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Saturday informed that the Ministry of Railways has decided to run Jan Sadharan Express special train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in view of the demands from the passengers of the outlying areas of the twin cities. The ECoR informed that the Jan Sadharan special train will run on […]

Big News For Rail Passengers: IRCTC E-catering Services To Restart From Feb 2021
ECoR Announces Special Train Between Vizag And Allahabad Via Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As part of its ongoing measures to clear additional rush of passengers during festive and winter season, the Ministry of Railways is currently running special trains towards different destinations across the country. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is also running a direct special train between Visakhapatnam and Subedarganj (Allahabad) via Vizianagaram-Srikakulam-Bhubaneswar. As per ECoR […]

Railways Announces Special Passenger and Express Trains

Chandigarh: Accepting Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s request for special trains for Sultanpur Lodhi to meet the rush of pilgrims expected there during the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run 14 special intra-state and long distance inter-state trains connecting the historic town from November 1. These […]

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Big Announcement For Railway Passengers Ahead Of Festive Season, Avail Facilities Till New Year

Bhubaneswar: With a view to clearing additional rush of passengers during Puja Holidays, Ministry of Railways is running Special Trains towards different destinations from and through East Coast Railway jurisdiction by creating additional berths. These trains are Puri-Santragachhi (Howrah)-Puri Special, Puri-Shalimar (Howrah)-Puri Special, Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Special, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Special, Visakhapatnam-Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Special, Kacheguda-Tata-Kacheguda Special, Sealdah-Puri-Sealdah Special and Santragachhi-Chennai-Santragachhi […]

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Railway Makes This Big Announcement For Female Passengers In Trains!

The Indian Railways in coordination with Government Railway Police (GRP) has taken several measures to ensure security of passengers including women passengers. Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law & order in Railway premises as well as on running trains are the statutory […]

Piyush Goyal on Indian Railways
Turn Indian Railways Into One Of The Best In The World: Goyal To Railway Officials

New Delhi: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal recently held a high level review meeting with senior railway officials and all General Managers of Zonal Railways/Production Units and Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) through Video Conferencing in Rail Bhawan. During the meeting, Goyal called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a […]

Indian Railways comes up with 'No Award' Warning!

Boarding or alighting a moving train will win you ‘NO AWARD’, the Indian Railways recently came up with a jocular yet earnest message in order to create an awareness among the passengers so that they avoid risking their lives by boarding running trains in platforms. The Ministry of Railways took to Twitter to state: “Railway […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways' Emotional Message For Travellers Wins Hearts!

In a heart-warming gesture earning it praise, the Ministry of Railways took to Twitter on Tuesday to post a message for the travellers, obliquely conveying that it is no less than a family that cares. The tweet of the Indian Railways read, “Never travel on the foot-board of train and discourage others to do so. […]

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Railway ticket booking: New move for train passengers’ convenience

With an aim to bring efficiency and transparency in the system the Ministry of Railways has introduced E-office system in South Central Railways headquarters and Guntur division. Under the system introduced by the RailTel, E-office will replace manual filing system for day to day activities. The Indian Railways, one of the largest employers in the […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Wow! Railways to introduce coaches with Airplane-like facilities

The Indian Railways is not only reducing food concerns of the passengers but it is also improving safety standards along with providing never-before facilities where commuters can have a flight-like experience in trains. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter and said, “Tejas Express is set to undergo a swanky makeover. Railways is rolling out […]

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Forget Airlines, Indian Railways Has Bigger Offer For Train Passengers!

New Delhi: Taking a dig at the budget carrier IndiGo’s decision to levy charges for web check-in for all seats, the railways has once again cashed in on an opportunity to wrest passengers from the airlines. In a tweet, the Ministry of Railways mentioned, “Why pay a premium for web-checkins on flights…when you can just […]

Cabinet nod for railways' plans to commercially develop space at stations

New Delhi: Paving the way for large-scale modernization of railway stations, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Railways’ station redevelopment plans so as to commercially develop space in and around stations, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also provided for a longer […]

Google launches project to preserve, digitize Indian Railways' culture

New Delhi: In a first-of-its-scale heritage mapping and digitization project, Google and Ministry of Railways on Friday launched a project that aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Indian Railways. The two-year digitization project “The Railways-Lifeline of a Nation” is a comprehensive digital document viewable on Google’s Arts and Culture website. It was launched […]

Cuttack girl molested in moving train, seeks CMO help

Cuttack: Safety of women has again come under scanner after a girl student was allegedly molested on a moving train in Odisha. The victim, a law student was travelling to Kharagpur from Cuttack railway station in Jan Shatabdi Express on March 25 when a middle-aged man tried to touch her ‘inappropriately.’ As per sources, the […]

Naveen seeks one Railway zone for entire Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to unify Odisha under one zone. As part of the reorganization, the Chief Minister has also demanded the Union Ministry of Railways for creating three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under […]

All railway stations to be 100% LED lit by April 2018

New Delhi: In an eco-friendly measure to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways on Tuesday said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018. The railways said it was actively working to provide 100 per cent LED lighting for energy needs in railway staff colonies, stations and platforms. […]

'Railways looking at ways to speed up electrification process'

New Delhi: The railways ministry is looking at ways to speed up the electrification process as it would help cut down Rs 16,000 crore expense on diesel, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. He said the ministry is consulting all the people who are involved in the electrification process. The important things which are involved in […]