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Cabinet Expansion: Odisha MP Ashwini Vaishnaw Entrusted With Railways & IT

Following PM Modi's cabinet expansion, Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw has been named the Minister of Railways. He has also been given the charge of IT

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Railways Approves Operation Of 660 More Trains

Keeping in view the demand and unlock in several states with the Covid cases dropping below one lakh in last 12 days, the Indian Railways on Friday said that it has given the approval to operate 660 more trains in a graded manner.

Indian Railways Approves 115 Mail, Express Trains In January

New Delhi: In the month of January, the Indian Railways approved to operate 115 more express and mail trains, taking the total number of operational trains to 1,138. A Railway Ministry spokesperson said that in spite of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Railways is now running 1,138 trains, including festival express trains […]

Train Fare Concession For Sportspersons: Kiren Rijiju Writes Letter To Railway Min
Train Fare Concession For Sportspersons: Kiren Rijiju Writes Letter To Railway Min

New Delhi: After sportspersons and sports associations raised concerns over the withdrawal of railway concessions in passenger fares, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to restore the privileges. The Railways had suspended ticket fare concessions for all categories of passengers except for students, patients and the specially-abled to discourage people […]

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7th Pay Commission: Big Bonus For Over 11 Lakh Railway Employees

New Delhi: Following approval of the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the year 2019-2020 by the Union Cabinet, the Ministry of Railways mentioned that the decision is going to benefit as many as 11.58 lakh non-gazetted railway employees. “During the festive season, Union Cabinet has approved Productivity Linked Bonus of 78 days wages to eligible […]

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Railways increases advance reservation period for all special trains to 120 days

New Delhi: In a major relief to passengers, the Indian Railways on Thursday modified the rules for reservation in Special Rajdhani and Special mail and express type trains as it extended the advance reservation period from 30 days to 120 days. A Railway Ministry spokesperson said that the reservation rules for the 30 Special Rajdhani […]

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Railway Ministry Contained For Two Days As One Of The RPF Personnel Tests Positive

New Delhi: The Railway Ministry will remain sealed for two days (Thursday and Friday) as one of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, who had visited the office a week ago, tested coronavirus positive on Wednesday. According to the railway officials, intensive sanitisation will be carried out in the building. “One of our RPF personnel […]

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Don't do politics on train fare: Railway union tells Sonia

New Delhi: The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) on Thursday wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, urging her to refrain from indulging in “petty politics” over the fare of Shramik Special trains and said that the national transporter was charging money to prevent overcrowding at stations. In a letter to Gandhi, AIRF General Secretary […]

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Proposal To Outsource Commercial, Onboard Services But No Large-Scale Privatisation Plans: Railways

New Delhi: There is a proposal to outsource commercial and onboard services of a few trains, but no large-scale privatisation plans are underway, the Railway Ministry informed Parliament on Friday. In reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the ministry said that while private players will be allowed to run trains, the responsibility of […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Privatisation of Railway: Nation-Wide Protest May Make Things Murkier

The Railway Ministry in its 100-day plan has reportedly proposed that it will offer two trains to IRCTC, to operate on haulage concept, with ticketing, onboard services to be provided by them. However, the proposal has not gone well with the employees of the Indian Railways as it resulted in several assumptions. Alleging a move […]

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Shifting of railway electrification unit: BJD alleges model code violation

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD has strongly opposed the decision of the railways to shift the Bhubaneswar office of Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) to Bangalore. Alleging that it is a clear case of violation of model code of conduct, BJD Spokesperson Sasmit Patra on Saturday informed that the party would move the State Election Commission […]

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Modi to flag off Train 18 on Feb 15

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the indigenously built Train 18, called the Vande Bharat Express, on February 15 from here, a Railway Ministry official said. Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, will be flagged off at 10 a.m. from the New Delhi […]

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Indian Railways Comes Up With New Year Gift! New Facility For Train Passengers

Just ahead of the new year, the Railway Ministry has come up with yet another initiative for its passengers. Rail Minister Piyush Goyal stated that Railways is set to increase the combined reservation quota of lower births in trains for senior citizens and all the female passengers that are 45 years of age and above […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways' two big announcements to bring a smile on passenger's face!

Good news for the rail enthusiasts as the Indian Railways is set for the tourist season with two big announcements. Now not only destinations will look good, but the journey itself would be luxurious. In such an initiative, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that Indian Railways has decided to open their famed saloon cars to […]

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Stale food served in Bhubaneswar-bound Rajdhani Express; train detained

Bhubaneswar: Cleanliness and quality of food has always been a concern for passengers travelling in several long-distance trains in the country. Despite clear instructions to catering agencies by the Railway Ministry, there has been no considerable improvement in the scenario yet. Such mismanagement and poor services have now come to fore in New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani […]

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Railway Ministry issues alert after explosives recovered from train

Rourkela: A day after huge cache of explosives was recovered from Alleppey-Dhanbad Express in Jharsuguda, the Ministry of Railways issued an advisory to railway officials to be ‘alert’ and take necessary preventive measures. The Ministry has asked senior officials of all the railway divisions including East Coast Railway to take all possible measures through proper […]

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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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Naveen seeks new rly line from Gunupur to Theruvali

Bhubaneswar: Three-days after seeking a package of Rs 5,870 crore in the 2017-18 railway budget, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged the Railway ministry to sanction a new line project from Gunupur to Theruvali. In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik said that the ministry has been surveying for establishment of […]

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Naveen in New Delhi for railway MoU programme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today began his five-day long tour to the national capital during which he will attend a function marking signing of an MoU with the Union Railway Ministry for two railway projects in the state, officials said here. The MoU is scheduled to be signed at Rail Bhavan on October […]

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Odisha, Railway Ministry to ink MoU for 2 projects on Oct 10

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Railway Ministry for setting up of two rail projects in the State, which were sanctioned in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, on October 10 at the Rail Bhavan in New Delhi. The MoU will be signed in presence of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu […]