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Centre Says No To Odisha’s Plea To Restrict Trains From Chhattisgarh  
Centre Says No To Odisha’s Plea To Restrict Trains From Chhattisgarh  

Bhubaneswar: The Railway Board on Friday refused to entertain the Odisha government’s request to cancel all trains coming from Chhattisgarh to the State and vice versa and asked it to…

With Ramayana-Themed Interiors & Bhajans, New Train Set To Be Launched By March-End: Railways

New Delhi: With Ramayana-themed interiors and bhajans playing on board, the Railways’ next edition of the Ramayana Express, which take pilgrims to locations associated with Lord Ram, will give passengers the feel of being on a temple on wheels, a senior official said on Friday. The train is likely to be launched after March 10, […]

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Railway Board To Recover Rs 80 Crore From People Involved In Rail Property Damages During CAA Protest

New Delhi: Railway property worth Rs 80 crore was damaged during protests across the country against the amended citizenship law and recovery will be made from those found involved in arson and violence, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Monday. “There has been damage to railway property worth Rs 80 crore during anti-CAA […]

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Railways Recruitment Through UPSC, Know Details

New Delhi: Two days after the Union Cabinet approved the organisational restructuring of the railways through the unification of the existing eight Group A services into one central service called the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that all new recruits in the railways will be inducted through […]

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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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IRCTC Alert: Meal Prices Hiked In Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto Trains!

New Delhi: In a major development, the Railway Board has decided to hike price of meals on board Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains, resulting in slight hike in their fares, according to a government order. According to the new order, in first class AC and executive class, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, […]

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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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IRCTC Alert: Online Ticket Prices To Go Up, Here's Why

Indian Railways has decided to restore the service charges on E-tickets for which the costs of the e-tickets will get higher. The imposed service charge on e-tickets was withdrawn by the NDA government three years back with an aim to promote digital payments across the country. The Railway Board has approved IRCTC to restore the […]

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It's Railway Board Vs Railways' Personnel Cadre!

New Delhi: The Railway Board and the railways’ personnel cadre are on a collision course with officers demanding that the post of Member (Staff) in the apex body be kept exclusively for them, instead of opening it for officers from across cadres of the national transporter. Recently, the Department of Personnel and Training had approved […]

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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: Indian Railways' Tatkal ticket booking rules changed; Know the details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been making several updates over the last few months. Being the biggest and busiest sector in India and keeping in view the requirement of the passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced new rules for online booking of Tatkal tickets. Now, people can travel even […]

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Railway passengers, Now book coaches & special trains ONLINE! Tap to Read

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Need coaches for a marriage party or a religious tour? Now, it can be done online, according to instructions issued by the railway board. According to a circular by the Railway Board, booking of special trains, coaches, saloons on full tariff rate (FTR) shall now be booked through a “single window booking system” […]

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Proposed Sitalapalli wagon manufacturing project shelved

Bhubaneswar: The Railway Ministry has decided to shelve the proposed wagon factory at Sitalapalli in Ganjam district. As wagon production is surplus in the country, there is no need for a new wagon factory, revealed the reply furnished by the Railway Board in response to a Right to Information (RTI) query filed by applicant Hemanta […]

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Train accident prevention system worth Rs 12,000 cr gets approval of Indian Railways

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Indian Railways have approved a proposal of Rs 12,000 crore to install latest European train protection system in the electric locomotives. At its meeting on December 15, the Railway Board cleared the proposal to equip 6,000 electric locos with European Train Control System (ETCS) Level-II to help drivers – or pilots — to […]

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Land acquisition key factor in delay of Khurda Road-Bolangir rail project: ECoR

Bhubaneswar: The Railways has blamed Odisha government for the delay in the construction work of the 289 km Khurda Road-Bolangir railway line. The Railway Board claimed that land acquisition is the prime cause behind the over cost and time overrun as Odisha government has failed to acquire necessary land for the mega project. The East […]

Railway Board: Rail bridges to go through check as survey found 252 without speed restrictions

New Delhi: A review of all the rail bridges across the country has been ordered by the Railway Board to find out how many need urgent repairs. The decision came after a survey was conducted in which 252 bridge failed to meet the speed restriction norms. As per the survey, out of 275 bridges tested […]

Railways reduces sleeping time in train by an hour

New Delhi: Arguments between passengers allotted the lower and middle berths in reserved train coaches are common and in a bid to end this issue, the Railways has decided to reduce the official sleeping hours in its trains by an hour. According to a circular issued by the Railway Board on August 31, the passengers […]

Air India chief takes over as new Railway Board head

New Delhi: Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was today appointed chairman of the Railway Board, after incumbent A K Mital resigned following two recent train accidents, officials said. The announcement by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet came hours after Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu indicated he had offered his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra […]