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Tag: Railways

Boulders Fall On Train
5 Coaches Of Bengaluru-Bound Express Derail After Boulders Fall On Moving Train

Boulders fall on moving train; 5 coaches of Bengaluru-bound train derail between Toppuru - Sivadi of Bengaluru division; ‘no casualties’

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India At Tokyo Olympics
Railways Athletes Winning Gold At Tokyo Olympics To Get Rs 3cr

Railways is one of the biggest contributing organisation in the Olympic Games with approx 20 per cent of the total athletes.

New Railway Minister, New Rule For Staff: 17-Hr Duty With Immediate Effect

Soon after Railways got its new Minister, the ministry introduced new work timings for its employees. After Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Ashwini Vaishnaw assumed office as Union Minister for Railways; he directed that all the offices & staff of minister's office will work in two shifts.

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IRCTC Alert on railway ticket discount
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.

Odisha: ECoR Cancels 5 Pairs Of Special Trains For Poor Patronisation And Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the surge of Covid-19 infection and due to poor patronisation, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to cancel the services of five special trains originating from…

Bhubaneswar Station
Stricter COVID Surveillance At Bhubaneswar Railway Station; Entry, Exit Routes Changed

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing a steep rise in the number of daily COVID cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now increased surveillance mechanism at railway station with the help…

State Govts Should Support Railways In Completing Pending Projects: Goyal

New Delhi: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the state governments should support the national transporter in completing all the pending projects. Participating in Question Hour proceedings, Goyal lamented that governments before 2014 announced railway projects “without allocating funds” for execution. He said the Modi government increased investment in railway infrastructure to Rs […]

'Rail Roko' Protest: Railways Tightens Security, Deploys 20 Additional Cos

New Delhi/Gurugram: In the wake of the farm unions’ four-hour ‘rail roko’ demonstration on Thursday, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has stepped up security measures and deployed 20 additional companies across Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana to prevent any untoward incident. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of 40 farm unions, has […]

IRCTC To Run 4 Pilgrim Special Trains, Check Details

Gandhinagar: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, will be running four pilgrim special trains from Rajkot in Gujarat in February and March. Rahul Himalayan, the group General Manager of IRCTC Western Zone, said: “All the four trains will commence from and terminate in Rajkot. Two pilgrim special […]

Union Budget 2021: Rail Infra Push Of Rs 1.1 Lakh Cr With Rs 1.07L Cr For Capex

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a record sum of Rs 1,10,055 crore for Indian Railways of which Rs 1,07,100 crore is for the capital expenditure. She said the national transporter will monetise the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) asset after commissioning. Presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, Sitharaman said, “I am announcing a […]

Union Budget 2021-22: Odisha Seeks Rs 7,200 Cr For Railways & Lays Out Other Provisions, Check Details
Union Budget 2021-22: Odisha Seeks Rs 7,200 Cr For Railways & Lays Out Other Provisions, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari raised some issues concerning to the state in the pre-budget consultations with Finance Ministers of states chaired by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday. The Odisha government demanded Rs 7,200 crore in the railway sector and Rs 5,650 crore in the telecom sector in the forthcoming Union […]

Railways To Link India With Bangladesh & Nepal By Next Year

Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR), which operates trains and executes projects partially in Bihar and West Bengal besides the northeastern states, will link India with Bangladesh and Nepal via rail in the next nine months. According to railway officials, the NFR is now executing two international railway projects — the 12.03-km long new broad […]

Railways Operating 1,089 Mail, Express Trains As Compared To 1,768 Trains During Normal Time

New Delhi: The railways is operating 1,089 mail and express trains as compared to 1,768 trains which used to run before the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said on Friday. Addressing a virtual press conference here, Railway Board Chairman and CEO V. K. Yadav said, “As of now we are operating 1,089 mail and express trains as […]

RRB Exams From Dec 15; Candidates To Be Checked For Body Temp

New Delhi: All candidates appearing in the Indian Railways’ examinations from December 15 onwards to fill up 1.4 lakh vacancies would have to undergo body temperature checks before they were allowed into examination centres, a railway official said on Friday. Addressing a virtual press conference here, Railway Board Director General (HR) Anand S Khati said: […]

Railways Loses Rs 1,200 Crore Due To Farmers' Stir At 32 Places

New Delhi: Amid the farmers protest at 32 locations in several parts of Punjab and Haryana, the Railways has lost revenue from freight to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore, the Railway Ministry said on Wednesday. A railway spokesperson in a statement said the Railways continue to lose revenue as freight operations remain forcibly suspended […]

IRCTC To Restart Operations Of Tejas Express Trains From Oct 17

New Delhi: In a major relief to the passengers planning to travel in the Tejas Express trains, the Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) after almost seven months is all set to restart the operation of the two trains — Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai from October 17. The IRCTC spokesperson in a statement […]

New Trains
Railways Planning To Introduce 200 More Special Trains In Festive Seasons

New Delhi: In a good news for the passengers planning to travel during the festive seasons, Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that the national transporter is planning to introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passenger rush. The railways had suspended all regular passenger, […]

Railways Generated Over 9 Lakh Mandays Of Work Under GKRA In 6 States Including Odisha

New Delhi: The Railways has generated 9,79,557 mandays of work till September 18 under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, the national transporter said Sunday. Around 164 railway infrastructure projects are being executed in these states. Till September 18, 12,276 workers have been engaged in the […]

Railways Generated Over 8 Lakh Man-Days Of Work Under GKRA In Six States Including Odisha

New Delhi:The Railways has generated more than 8 lakh man-days of work in six states, including Bihar and Rajasthan, under a rural public works scheme launched in June this year to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers, the ministry said Tuesday. The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan was launched with an initial funding of […]

Special Train Between Bhubaneswar & Bangiriposi From Next Week
Unlock 4: Railways Planning To Run More Special Trains

New Delhi: Days after the Centre announced the guidelines for Unlock 4, the Indian Railways said that it is planning to run more special trains and the state governments are being consulted on this. A senior Railway Ministry official said, “The Indian Railways is in consultation with the state governments.” According to railway ministry sources, […]

CET Exams
Common Eligibility Test For Banking, SSC, Railways Likely To Get Language Options

New Delhi: The Centre has been planning to conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) not only in Hindi and English, but also in 10 other Indian languages, providing equal opportunity to the youth seeking jobs in banking, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railways. There is also a plan to gradually expand the CET’s scope to […]

Railways Introduces Rail Bicycle For Faster Inspection On Tracks

New Delhi: Indian Railways has introduced an innovative system to ensure passenger security in the country. Recently, the national transporter introduced a novel mechanism, Rail Bicycle to quickly travel on rail tracks for inspections, monitoring, and urgent repairs. The Railway Ministry said, during monsoon seasons, sometimes the situation becomes very difficult, causing unwanted detention of […]

Railways Generated 5.5 lakh Mandays Of Work Under GKRA In 6 States Including Odisha

New Delhi: The railways has generated more than 5.5 lakh mandays of work in six states including Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, under a central infrastructure creation-cum-livelihood generation scheme launched amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the national transporter said in a statement on Sunday. Around 165 railway infrastructure projects worth Rs 2,988 […]

Railways To Allow Private Train Operators To Choose Halt Stations

New Delhi: Private operators who will be handed over 150 trains to ply on 109 routes by the Railways will have the freedom to choose halt stations of the trains they operate, documents released by the national transporter have shown. However, the private operators have to submit in advance to the Railways the list of […]

Indian Railways
Railways Suspends All Regular Passenger Services Indefinitely

New Delhi: The Railways has stated that all regular passenger train services will remain suspended till further notice, but 230 special trains will continue to be in service. This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that as decided and informed earlier as well, regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to […]