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Tag: Railways

Indian Railways
Railways To Madras HC: Not Possible To Reduce Speed Of Trains To Prevent Elephant Deaths

Several elephants had lost their lives in the track during earlier days also after being hit by trains and hence the Tamil Nadu government had moved the Madras High Court to direct Railways to reduce the speed of trains at night under 45 kmph.

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Vaishnaw Says PM Modi Brought Railways Back On Track From 'Policy Paralysis' Under UPA

"It is easier said than done. (TMC member) Kalyan Banerjee was listing the targets fixed and achieved (by ministry). Rithesh Pandey ji (of BSP) said mungeri laal ke haseen spne hain," he said.

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Five New Railway Projects In Odisha Gets Centre's Nod

The railway ministry has approved five projects in Odisha which will be developed by Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Limited (ORIDL), a joint venture company of the Odisha government (51%) and the Ministry of Railways (49%), Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed the Rajya Sabha.

Railways Strove Hard In 2021 To Be Back On Track
Railways Strove Hard In 2021 To Be Back On Track

The gamechanger for the Railways will be the commissioning of the Dedicated Freight Corridor. The DFC, with its advantages of speed and higher carrying capacity, can also help reduce freight charges by as much as 50 per cent.

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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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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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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…

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Indian Railways To End Colonial-Era Khalasi System, Stops New Appointments

New Delhi: The Railways is set to end a colonial-era practise of appointing khalasis or ‘bungalow peons’ who worked at the residences of senior officials, following an order from the Railway Board barring any new appointment to the post. In an order issued on August 6, the Railway Board has said the issue regarding telephone […]

SBI-IRCTC Credit Card Launched For Railway Passengers

New Delhi: Emphasising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar India mission, Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched the SBI-IRCTC credit card that offers a host of benefits to rail passengers. “We are strongly committed in making Railways ‘Atmanirbhar’ in all the fields with ‘Make in India’ initiatives as envisaged by the Prime Minister. […]

Railways Creates History, Successfully Runs Double Stack Container Trains In Electrified Territory

New Delhi: After conducting the successful trial run of double-decker freight trains on the newly-built Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district in December last year, the Indian Railways on Thursday created a world record by commissioning the first high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) and successfully running double stack containers in […]

Unlock 1: Railways resumes services partially, over 1.45 lakh passengers to travel today

New Delhi: Train services partially resumed on Monday as several trains left for their destination according to timetable after an unprecedented break in train movement since March 25. According to ministry officials, more than 1.45 lakh passengers are set to travel on Monday. According to the Railway Ministry, the first train to depart was Mahanagri […]

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 […]

Railways red faced as UP-bound train reaches Odisha's Rourkela

New Delhi: The Indian Railways was left red faced on Saturday after a Shramik Special train which started its journey from Mumbai for Gorakhpur on May 21 reached Odisha’s Rourkela without intimating the passengers about the change in the route. The plight of the people on board the train came to the fore after the […]

Railways To Take Back 60% Of Isolation Coaches To Allot For Shramik Special Trains

New Delhi: The Indian Railways which converted 5,231 coaches into isolation wards for COVID-19 patients has now decided to take back 60 per cent of such coaches to be utilised in the Shramik Special trains for the transportation of the stranded migrant workers. The Railway Board wrote to all zonal railways on May 21 regarding […]

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Indian Railways Releases List Of Trains To Run From June 1, Bookings Open May 21

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways on Wednesday released the list of 200 trains which will resume operation from June 1. The national transporter informed that bookings for the train will begin from May 21, 10 am. Indian Railways releases list of 200 trains to be run from June 1, bookings to begin from May 21 (tomorrow) […]

Cyclone Amphan Impact: Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Trains' Route Diverted

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the threat posed by cyclone Amphan, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar special train will run on a diverted route for the next four days. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar AC Special Train starting from Bhubaneswar from May 19 to […]

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Railways Cancel Bookings For Regular Trains Till June 30, Special Trains To Ply

New Delhi: Indian Railways on Thursday said that it has cancelled all bookings for train tickets made till June 30 and given full refunds, adding that Special and Shramik trains will ply as usual. Regular train services, including Mail, Express, Passenger, and Suburban have been cancelled, said a notification issued by Director, Passenger Marketing, Railway […]

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ICRTC special trains: Railways earns Rs 16 crore on day 1 of booking

New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which started the booking for the 15 pairs of Special trains almost two months after suspending the passenger, mail and express train services, have earned Rs 16.15 crore from over 45,500 tickets booked on Monday, officials said. The railways have started taking booking for the 15 pair of Special air […]