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Tag: Railways

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 […]

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 […]

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Railways has ferried 2.6 lakh workers in 261 Shramik Specials since May 1

New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which has started Shramik Specials to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists, has in eight days operated 251 trains and transported over 2.6 lakh people. A senior Railway Ministry official said that on Friday, the national transporter has operated 43 trains and 10 more trains are planned […]

Indian Railways To Provide Covid-19 Care Centres At 2 Odisha Stations

Bhubaneswar: In order to augment capacities for isolation of both suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases amid the steep rise of SARS-nCoV infection, the Indian Railways is all set to provide healthcare facilities of COVID Care Centres in special train coaches. Under the initiative, the Railways has announced to provide Covid care at two stations. As […]

Railways SOP For Shramik Special Trains Asking States To Collect Fare For Services Draws Flak

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a set of guidelines for Shramik Special trains being run to ferry the migrants stranded across the country, saying the trains will ply only if they have 90 per cent occupancy and the “states should collect the ticket fare”, inviting fierce criticism for charging for their services. A […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Railways to refund Rs 1,490 crore for cancellation of 94 lakh ticket bookings

New Delhi: Indian Railways will forgo around Rs 1,490 crore in revenue as it is refunding the amount towards cancellation of a whopping 94 lakh ticket bookings made by passengers prior to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Top Railways officials told PTI that an amount of Rs 830 […]

India Lockdown: Railways, Airlines suspended till May 3
India Lockdown: Railway, Airline passenger services suspended till May 3

New Delhi: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak till May 3, the Indian Railways and Ministry of Civil Aviation have also decided to extend the cancellation of passenger train services and flight services till the lockdown period. Also Read: COVID-19 Lockdown Extended Till May 3, Announces […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: ECoR deploys drones to keep vigil of assets, infrastructure
COVID-19 Lockdown: ECoR deploys drones to keep vigil of assets, infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has deployed drones to keep a vigil and ensure the security of its assets, infrastructure and vital installations during the nationwide lockdown which is in force to contain the spread of COVID-19. During the lockdown, assets like coaches and PRS counters are out of sight as they are not […]

COVID-19 Fight: Railways Converts 16 Coaches Into Coronavirus Isolation Wards

New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 fight, Northern Railway has converted 16 passenger coaches into coronavirus isolation wards. The initiatives are a part of the efforts to strengthen healthcare amid the novel coronavirus scare and control the outbreak. Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said: “In its continuous effort to fight against COVID-19, all NR […]

COVID-19: Indian Railways To Refund Full Amount On Tickets Booked From Mar 21 To April 14

The Indian Railways on Saturday announced to give full refund for all tickets booked for the period from March 21 to April 14. The above announcement was made due to cancellation of all trains for containing the spread of COVID-19 in the period. The big announcement will be in addition to and in continuation to […]

COVID-19: Govt mulls converting Railways coaches into isolation wards
COVID-19: Govt mulls converting Railways coaches into isolation wards

New Delhi: The Indian Railways is contemplating to convert its coaches and cabins in isolation wards in view of the growing number of COVID-19 patients, sources in the ministry said. The Railways runs 13,523 trains daily, and has now suspended all passenger services till April 14 in view of the country-wide lockdown. According to sources, […]

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COVID-19 lockdown: Railways extends suspension of passenger trains till April 14

New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21- day lockdown across the county, the Indian Railways on Wednesday announced to extend the suspension of all passenger services till April 14. Freight movement, however, will continue to carry essential commodities across the county. Also Read: Coronavirus Effect: Railways Cancels 168 Trains The […]

Coronavirus Effect: Railways cancels 168 pairs of trains
Coronavirus Effect: Railways cancels 168 trains

New Delhi: Railways on Thursday cancelled 84 trains, which will not operate between March 20 and March 31, in view of low occupancy and the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials said. With this, the total number of cancelled trains has climbed to 168. Railway officials said the trains were identified last night and the decision will […]

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COVID-19 Effect: Railways Increases Platform Ticket Rate To Rs 50

As a preventive measure against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the railways on Tuesday increased prices of platform tickets from Rs 10 to Rs 50 for 250 stations in the country to minimise the footfall at the stations. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the zonal railways have decided to increase the prices of platform tickets. […]

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ECoR To Engage Ticket Booking Agents At Small Stations

Bhubaneswar: Ministry of Railways has decided to engage Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBAs) at small Stations considering the safety-related responsibilities of Assistant Station Masters (ASMs) who sell TrainTickets in these Stations. In view of the above, East Coast Railway has decided to engage  STBAs at NSG-5 & 6 categories of Stations. These Station Ticket Booking […]