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Tag: Railways

Khurda-Bolangir Railway Project Hangs In Balance

Bolangir: The much awaited Khurda-Bolangir railway project is yet to see light of the day due to the ‘inordinate delay’ in the land acquisition process by the Odisha government. As part of the Khurda-Bolangir railway project, so far, rail line has been set up for only 19 km – from Bolangir to Bichhupali. As per […]

Free WiFi To Continue After Google Partnership Ends: Railways

New Delhi: A day after the Google announced that it is gradually winding down its free public WiFi Station programme, currently available at 415 railway stations in India, the Railways has assured the continuation of the free WiFi services at these stations. Google had said that it will work with the Indian Railways and Railtel […]

Railways To Run Special Train From Odisha For 'Urs' Festival

Bhubaneswar: The Railways will run special trains to Ajmer from Puri for the ‘Urs’ festival later this month. The decision has been taken after reviewing the long waiting list in regular trains, an official said. The Puri-Ajmer Special will depart at 9 am on February 26 and arrive at 4 am on February 28. In […]

East Coast Railways Expands MEMU Footprints In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide better facility to the passengers and avoid overcrowding, the East Coast Railways (ECoR) is gradually increasing the count of the Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train services in Odisha. In a span of around a year, the MEMU train services in the State have crossed the half-dozen mark. As […]

Sanskrit Maybe Used As Additional Language For Signboards In Uttarakhand; Urdu Won't Be Replaced: Railways

New Delhi: Sanskrit may be used as an additional language apart from the existing languages for signboards at railway stations in Uttarakhand, railways said in a statement on Friday. It also denied reports that Urdu was being replaced with Sanskrit from the existing signboards at railway stations in the hill-state. “It is being clarified that […]

Railways To Adopt Airlines' Idea Of Banning Unruly Passengers

New Delhi: Taking the idea of banning passengers for their unruly behaviour on board a flight from the airlines, the Indian Railways is also mulling to ban such passengers who pose a threat to fellow travellers, railway ministry officials said on Tuesday. A senior railway ministry official in the know of the development told IANS, […]

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Railways Announces Fare Hike Effective From Jan 1

New Delhi: On the New Year’s eve, the railways announced fare hike across its network, excluding suburban trains, effective from January 1, 2020, according to an order issued on Tuesday. While suburban fares remain unchanged, ordinary non-AC, non-suburban fares hiked by 1 paise per km of journey. The railways also announced a two paise/km hike […]

ECoR Cancels Two Trains, Delays One For Modernisation Work At Bamara Station In Rourkela

Rourkela: The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has announced about cancellation and change in timings of trains in view of safety related modernisation work at Bamara station in Rourkela-Jharsuguda railway section under Chakradharapur Railway Division. Following is the list of trains that will remain cancelled for a specific time period. 58131/58132, Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela passenger will remain cancelled from […]

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Railways made Rs 35,073 cr in 10 years by just selling scrap

Bhopal: The Indian Railways, which does not exactly hold the reputation for being a profit-making entity has managed to swell its coffers by Rs 35,000 crore, which is more than the annual budget of three northeastern states put together. The Railways managed to make Rs 35,073 crore in 10 years by selling off scrap, including […]

Railways Announce New Timetable For This Bhubaneswar-Bound Train

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has revised the timing of the Balangir-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express. The new timing will be effective from September 1. “In view of operational reasons, it has been decided to run 12894 Balangir-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express with the revised timings from 1st September, 2019,” informed the railway. The Inter City […]

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Trains Cancelled, Diverted Following Heavy Rain In Rayagada; Here's The List

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the damages caused to railway track between Doikalu and Ambodala stations in Rayagada-Titilagarh railway section following heavy rains, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has either cancelled or diverted several passenger and Express trains running on the route. In a release, the ECoR said massive floods and rain in Rayagada area have […]

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Indian Railways’ New Move For Passengers; Know Before Boarding Train

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railways is continoulsy trying to improve several kinds of amenities in its trains so that crores of passengers depending on the country’s largest public transporter will have hassle free and comfortable journey. A report published in the Hindustan Times said that the public carrier has now decided to implement a slew […]

New Announcement For Indian Railways Passengers

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a good news for lakhs of rail passengers, country’s largest transporter, the Indian Railway has decided to soon roll out new facilities on trains to give passengers an experience of in-flight entertainment just like on aeroplanes. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal recently informed through a tweet that the Indian Railways will soon […]

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Train Ticket Subsidy: Indian Railways' New Initiative For Passengers

New Delhi: Determined to increase its earnings, the Indian Railways is mulling implementing a “give it up” scheme asking passengers to sacrifice the subsidy on train tickets. A senior Railway Ministry official aware of the development told IANS: “The railways has submitted a 100-day plan to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to increase the earnings.” […]

Indian Railways: The 'Life Line' went extra mile to Save 3-year-old boy on board

Bhubaneswar: Living up to their tagline ‘Lifeline of the Nation’, Indian Railways, the largest public transporter of the country, successfully kept the lifeline of a three year old child unbroken during his train journey on a fateful May day. The railways left no stone unturned in going an unbelievable extra mile to save the child […]

FIR inside train: Railways to bolster on-the-go complaint redressal

Bhubaneswar: Worried about facing hassles while lodging police complaint regarding a crime during train travel? Well, help is at hand as the Indian Railways has decided to bolster its complaint redressal system so that passengers can lodge FIRs during their journey from the train itself. According to sources, even though the system for live registration […]

Indian Railways' Summer Special Trains To Make 1,354 Trips Until July

New Delhi: Due to unavailability of tickets in most fast and super fast trains during the summer holiday season, the Indian Railways is running 78 special trains to cater to the rush, an official said on Monday. “To cater to the extra rush, we have started 78 special trains from April 1,” a senior Northern […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Railway, flight services resume in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Two days after cyclone “Fani” hit Odisha coast causing widespread damage in several districts including Puri and Bhubaneswar, railways, flight operations and normal traffic have slowly started to resume in the State. While the East Coast Railway has reintroduced 85 of the 138 cancelled trains on Howrah-Chennai main line connecting Bhubaneswar, as many as […]

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Railway Recruitment 2019: RRB Group D Document Verification From Tomorrow; Know Important Details

The admit card for the document verification round of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D posts has been released by the Railways Recruitment Cell (RRC). Candidates can download the same from the regional centre website of their respective regions. From April 12, 2019 onwards, document verification would be conducted for the candidates who have […]

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Railway ticket booking: New move for train passengers’ convenience

With an aim to bring efficiency and transparency in the system the Ministry of Railways has introduced E-office system in South Central Railways headquarters and Guntur division. Under the system introduced by the RailTel, E-office will replace manual filing system for day to day activities. The Indian Railways, one of the largest employers in the […]

EC notice to Railways, Civil Aviation ministries on MCC

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday pulled up the Railways Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry for “non-compliance” and “lackadaisical approach” towards the model code of conduct and directed them to take disciplinary action against those responsible for poll code violations including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture on tickets and the slogan ‘main bhi […]

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Railway Recruitment 2019: Fresh Vacancy Notification Released

After releasing notification for recruitment of lakhs of railway jobs aspirants, notifications related to re-engagement of retired staff are also being released by the Indian Railways. In such a fresh notification, the North East Frontier Railway has released a notification inviting applications from interested and eligible candidates to apply for the same before the deadline. […]

Railways makes major announcement on connecting journeys & cancellation fee!

New Delhi: Just like airlines, railways will now issue linked PNRs for connecting journeys allowing passengers to cancel their onward journey without any cancellation fee, if it is due to delay in their first leg, senior official of railways said Friday. The facility, which will begin from April 1, will be beneficial for those passengers […]

Puri-Durg Express with 'Utkrisht' coaches makes first trial run

Puri: In what can be termed as good news for railway passengers, the Puri-Durg Express, equipped with all modern amenities under the Utkrisht initiative, made its first trial run from platform number 8 of Puri railway station to Durg in Chhattisgarh today. The coaches of the train have been upgraded to ‘Utkrisht’ category, making it […]

Railways win men's national hockey title

Gwalior: Railways came up with a scintillating performance to dethrone defending champions Punjab 3-2 in the final of the 9th Senior National Men Hockey Championship 2019, here on Sunday. Both teams rallied cautiously in the first quarter as they kept the defences tight to prevent space in the striking circle. With no potential circle penetrations […]