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Tag: Railways

Railways relaxes upper age limit for 90,000 jobs

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways on Monday relaxed the upper age limit by two years for all categories in one of the world’s largest recruitment drive for about 90,000 jobs. “For the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level I & II posts, Ministry of Railways have decided to extend the relaxation in upper age limit,” […]

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

New Delhi: The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy. To begin with, the parking lots at the New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations in the capital have been identified to set up e-vehicle (EV) charging spots and “necessary […]

No reservation charts on trains from March 1: Railways

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a significant move, the Indian Railways has decided to do away with the practice of pasting reservation charts on all trains at A1, A and B category stations on a pilot basis starting from March 1, an official statement from the ministry said on Friday. The railway ministry has directed its zones […]

New appraisal, incentive system for railway employees soon

New Delhi: In a bid to boost the morale of Indian Railways employees, a Committee has recommened introduction of a new appraisal system for the staff, bonuses, incentives, and badges, Ministry officials said. According to a senior Ministry official, the railways will introduce the new rating system for its employees soon after a nod from […]

Odisha edges out Railways in Vijay Hazare Trophy opener

Bhubaneswar/Alur (Karnataka): Skipper Govinda Poddar’s knock of 64 runs helped Odisha to beat Railways by two wickets in the Group A encounter of Vijay Hazare one-day cricket tournament at Alur in Karnataka. Odisha chased down the target of 213 runs in 47 overs in a nail-biting opening game to collect four crucial points. Odisha team […]

Odisha gets Rs 5, 252 cr for railways in Union Budget

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has allocated Rs 5, 252 crore in the Union Budget -2018 for development of railway infrastructure in Odisha. It was known after the Ministry of Railways tabled the demand for grants for expenditure in the Lok Sabha today. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had demanded Rs 6,500 crore this year for railways […]

Railways get largest-ever allocation of Rs 1.48 lakh crore

New Delhi: Stressing on boosting the safety aspect of Railways and its carrying capacity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced the largest-ever allocation of Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure for the Indian Railways in 2018-19. “Railways capex for 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs 1,48,528 crore,” Jaitley said in his Budget speech. The […]

Railways introduces new technology to tackle fog

Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a new GPS-based system in all locomotives for auto warning to train drivers during the foggy season, an official said on Thursday. The system is also expected to ensure timely running of trains. NFR Chief Public Relations Officer, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, said an equipment called FogPASS (Fog Pilot […]

Bill tracking system for vendors in Railways

New Delhi: To promote transparency and efficiency, the Railways on Wednesday said that it has introduced a bill tracking system for its vendors. The facility, to track status of bills, is available to the vendors or contractors of goods and services sector in Indian Railways, the Railways Ministry said in a statement. According to Ministry […]

Here’s list of local trains cancelled, short-terminated by ECoR on Dec 3

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway has decided to cancel and short terminate a few local passenger trains on 3rd December for modernisation work and launching of foot over bridge at Bhubaneswar New Station. Cuttack-Paradeep-Cuttack passenger, Cuttack-Bhadrak-Cuttack passenger will remain cancelled from both the directions. Similarly, on the same day, Palasa-Cuttack-Palasa passenger will run between Palasa […]

Rly ticket can be booked using BHIM app

New Delhi: Buoyed by a 12% surge in the number of reserved tickets being booked digitally, the Railways on Thursday said passengers can now book their tickets on an app called Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM). Ticket buyers can use the BHIM app from Friday, said Mohd Jamshed, member (traffic) of the railway board. Before […]

Railways to use GPS-enabled fog safety devices soon

New Delhi: To ensure punctual running of trains during the winter, the Railways has planned to us GPS-enabled fog safety devices to alert the locomotive pilot about the approaching signals. A railway official told IANS that plans were afoot to use the GPS-based devices in trains that would provide advance warning. The official said that […]

Railways launch main arch on world's highest bridge on Chenab

Kauri (Reasi): The Indian Railways has launched the main arch of the world’s highest bridge on the River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district which will provide direct connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The iconic bridge will soar 359 metres above the bed of the River Chenab and will be 30 metres higher than […]

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Railways not to build new lines

New Delhi: To stop delays in project completion, the Indian Railways has decided that no new lines will be built without completion of land acquisition, officials said. A railway official told IANS that the decision was taken a meeting last week and a letter was sent to the General Managers of all railway zones on October […]

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Railways planning app on predicting confirmation of waitlisted rail ticket

New Delhi: In what could ease the railway-ticketing-anxiety of millions of Indians across the country, the Indian Railways is mulling to come up with an app that will predict if waitlisted tickets have any chance of getting confirmed, officials said on Sunday. Railway Ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena told IANS: “The railways is working on an […]

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Railway issues new time table for trains; get details here

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the decision by the Indian Railways to increase the speed of nearly 500 trains, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Thursday issued new time table for 56 trains. The changes in the timings will be effective from November 1, 2017. The new time table will have revised timings for […]

New faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express introduced

New Delhi: The Railways on Monday introduced a thrice-weekly faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express service without flexi-fares from Hazrat Nizamuddin station here on experimental basis. The Special Rajdhani Express, which will cover a distance of 1,365 km in 13 hours 55 minutes instead of 15 hours 50 minutes, was flagged off at 4.15 p.m. The […]

Railways to cooperate with Germany on speeding up trains

New Delhi: The Railway Ministry on Tuesday signed a joint declaration of intent with Germany to carry out a feasibility study on the Chennai-Kazipet corridor for increasing the speed of trains to 200 kmph. “A joint declaration of intent was signed between Ministry of Railways and Germany regarding carrying out of feasibility study on existing […]

Top rail officials to board, inspect all classes

New Delhi: Senior railway officers will travel in all classes on trains to take account of the ground reality related to amenities and others, an official statement said on Friday. The inspection will help officials to get the first hand information on the kind of amenities and facilities being provided by the railways to the […]

'Railways looking at ways to speed up electrification process'

New Delhi: The railways ministry is looking at ways to speed up the electrification process as it would help cut down Rs 16,000 crore expense on diesel, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. He said the ministry is consulting all the people who are involved in the electrification process. The important things which are involved in […]

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier: RailMin

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services. In a letter addressed to all zonal general managers, the railway board has said that Goyal has asked that […]

Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travel

New Delhi: The Railway Ministry on Wednesday announced that it has decided to permit m-Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app) as one of the prescribed proofs of identity for travel purpose in any reserved class. “m-Aadhar when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as proof of identity […]

Utkal Express derailment: 4 Railway staff suspended, one transferred

Bhubaneswar: The Railway Board on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent the General Manager of Northern Railway RN Kulshrestha on leave in connection with the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that killed at least 20 passengers. Based on prima facie evidence, a Junior Engineer (Permanent Way), a Senior Section Engineer (Permanent Way), an […]

CAG urges Railways to improve parcel service

New Delhi: Highlighting the lapses in parcel services, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has urged the Railways to improve the quality of services being provided so as to minimise complaints from customers. The CAG in its report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, said the Indian Railways should recognise the need […]

Train services resume on Rayagada-Titlagarh route

Rayagada: After three days of flooding conditions due to heavy rains in Rayagada and nearby districts leading to damage of railway bridge between Therubali and Singapur Road and consequent disruption in railway services, the train traffic between Rayagada and Therubali has been restored with some restrictions today. Trains have been directed to follow strict rules […]