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Tag: Railway

Odisha: Senior Railway Official Under CBI Scanner, Raids Underway

Bhubaneswar: A senior official of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) is under the CBI scanner for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. According to sources, on Wednesday, simultaneous raids were conducted by the officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on various places associated with Rabi Narayan Rath, posted as Railway […]

Big News For Rail Passengers: IRCTC E-catering Services To Restart From Feb 2021
Big News For Railway Passengers: E-catering Services To Restart From Feb 2021

New Delhi: In what could provide a huge relief to millions of passengers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is likely to resume its e-catering services from next month, a statement from the Railways’ catering arm said on Friday. Reportedly after availing permission from the Railway Ministry, the IRCTC is ready to resume […]

Good News For Train Passengers As Railway Resumes New Facilities

In a good news for train passengers, the Railway has allowed e-catering services at some selected railway stations. The Railway Ministry on Friday said that the resumption of the service will be subjected to compliance of all the COVID-19 guidlines on health and safety matters issued by the Central and state governments and other authorised […]

Railway Issues Big Clarification On Hike In Train Passenger Fares From 2021
Railway Issues Big Clarification On Hike In Train Passenger Fares From 2021

New Delhi: Issuing clarification with regard to charging extra fares from train passengers, the Indian Railways has stated that it has taken special care about the train journey by those travelling by lowest fare in trains so that even in times of Covid pandemic, passengers bear the least burden. Rubbishing reports in some section of […]

Railway To Run Sankranti festival Special Trains, Check Details

Secunderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has decided to run 33 special trains to ferry passengers from Hyderabad to different parts of Andhra Pradesh from today. The SCR has reportedly taken the decision considering the Sankranti festival rush. “In order to clear extra rush during Sankranti festival, SCR will run special trains between Hyderabad […]

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Winter Alert! Railway’s Precautionary Measures In View Of Foggy Weather

Bhubaneswar: Almost every day during the winter, a number of trains get delayed for hours due to dense foggy conditions. Even as the Indian Railways has a well laid-down procedure regarding operation of trains during fog and dense weather condition, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has now geared up its manpower to cope with the […]

New Train Timings: Guidelines Railway Passengers Should Keep In Mind

The Ministry of Railways has revised the timings of many special trains at various scheduled stations with effect from December 1, 2020, keeping in view the convenience of passengers and smooth traffic operations during a peak season ahead- Christmas and New Year. In view of the revised timings, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) administration has […]

More Special Trains To Run With Revised Timings, Complete List With The Changed Timings Inside

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Railways has decided to run special trains between Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar, Guwahati-Secunderabad, and the bi-weekly Sealdah-Puri Special with revised timings from this month. Train 07016/07015 Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Special Visakha Express will now leave from Secunderabad at 4:50 PM with effect from December 3, 2020 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 3:25 PM on the […]

More Trains To Run From Odisha As Lockdown Restrictions Withdrawn In WB

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) today informed that the train services have been restored to run as per their schedule following the withdrawn of complete lockdown in the neighbouring West Bengal on September 12. The ECoR also shared details of the restoration of the cancelled, partially cancelled trains. Restoration of Fully Cancelled Trains: 02074/02073 […]

Railways SOP For Shramik Special Trains Asking States To Collect Fare For Services Draws Flak

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a set of guidelines for Shramik Special trains being run to ferry the migrants stranded across the country, saying the trains will ply only if they have 90 per cent occupancy and the “states should collect the ticket fare”, inviting fierce criticism for charging for their services. A […]

Railway Seeks Relaxation Of Lockdown For Employees In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Railways are the lifeline and come under essential services that keep the entire nation going. Despite suspension of passenger train services as part of nation-wide strategy to contain the spread of coronavirus, Indian Railways is operating round-the-clock to ensure that supply of essential commodities doesn’t come to a halt. However, several railway vehicles on […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Railway begins thermal screening of passengers in running trains

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: With the Covid-19 cases crossing the 110 mark, the Indian Railways have started screening passengers in running trains. According to an official of Railway Ministry, the national transporter officials have started the screening of passengers inside the trains in Thiruvananthapuram with the help of the Kerala government. The official said that the work […]

Bogies Of Bhubaneswar-Bound Sampark Kranti Express 'Lose Sampark' Twice!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In what seems to be an outcome of faulty coupling, the bogies of Bhubaneswar-bound Sampark Kranti Express got detached on Friday morning twice – first shortly after its departure from Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) in Delhi and again at Hathras station, triggering panic among the passengers. A woman on-board, travelling to Jamshedpur said, […]

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IRCTC Alert For Passengers On Train Tickets Refund Rules In 2020

One of the common problems that train passengers have is about the charges and refund rules of train ticket cancellation. As passengers often end up getting confused, we have come up with a list of the important points/changes. Here are the following points: For cancellation of unreserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets, the cancellation charges are Rs […]

Railways To Rationalise Fares & Freight Rates

New Delhi: The railways is in the process of “rationalising” its passengers and freight fares, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday. He, however, refused to say if the prices will be increased. In a media briefing, Yadav said although the railways had initiated a number of measures to counter its dwindling revenues, increasing […]

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Railway Introduces New Refund System for Reserved E-Tickets, Know Before Booking Ticket

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways has come up with a new and more transparent system for the convenience of those booking train tickets online. The Indian Railways has initiated a more transparent refund system for reserved e-tickets which are cancelled or which are fully waitlisted dropped tickets, the national public transporter informed through a tweet. It […]

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'Vacancies for specially-abled in railways won't be filled by others'

New Delhi: Following the sit-in staged by specially abled railway job aspirants and their supporters near Mandi House here on October 23, the Indian Railways has said that vacancies for ‘Divyangjan’ or specially abled persons will not be filled by any other categories. In a statement, the railways said it has “a clear commitment to […]

Railway New Update, Trains On Special Fares This Diwali

The Indian Railways has decided to run Suvidha Special trains as well as Special Train on Special fare between Pune – Jaipur (via Vasai Road) and Pune – Hazrat Nizamuddin, for the convenience of passengers and to clear the extra rush during the festive season of Diwali. According to a press release issued by Ravinder Bhakar, […]

Odisha's SK Mohanty Appointed New GM Of SER

Kolkata: Indian Railway Traffic Service cadre officer Sanjay Kumar Mohanty has been appointed as the general manager of South Eastern Railway, an official said here on Thursday. Mohanty was earlier posted as principal executive director of Railway Board, SER spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said. The newly appointed SER general manager is an alumnus of Delhi School […]

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Railway Recruitment 2019: Fresh Vacancy Announced; Walk-In On July 29

The Indian Railways’ Central Division has released a recruitment notification for the positions of Staff Nurse. Interested and eligible candidates can walk-in for the positions on the date mentioned below. Interested candidates, with the required eligibility, can walk-in for the position on July 29, 2019. Railway Recruitment 2019 Vacancy Detail Post and Vacancies Staff Nurse […]

Railways To Fill 2.94 Lakh Vacancies Soon, Get Details Here

New Delhi: More than 2.98 lakh positions were vacant at Railways as on June 1 this year and recruitment process is going on for over 2.94 lakh employees, according to the government. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that more than 4.61 lakh people were recruited in Railways over the last decade. […]

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Rath Yatra 2019: ECoR Launches Mobile App For Benefit Of Passengers

Bhubaneswar/Puri: With an aim to provide information electronically and promote Digital India, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has launched Rath Yatra Mobile App ‘ECOR YATRA’ for the benefit of the passengers especially the devotees coming to witness the world famous car fest-2019 at Puri. The information was provided by Ajoy Behera, Chief Commercial Manager of the […]

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Railway Initiative For Rath Yatra! Here's ECoR's Special Appeal To All Passengers

To be extra careful in overcrowded Trains Manpower mobilisation done for smooth running of Trains & Crowd Management Use UTS Mobile App to book journey Ticket by avoiding rush at Counters Rath Yatra Mobile App ECOR Yatra to get Railway information & facilities Ahead of the world famous annual Rath Yatra in Puri, East Coast […]

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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 […]

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Railways plans to run Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah trains at 160 kmh

New Delhi: In a bid to reduce travel time, the Indian Railways, under its 100-day action plan, envisages increasing the speeds of trains on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes at an investment of over Rs 13,500 crore, officials said. A senior railway ministry official told IANS: “In a proposal approved by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, […]