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Tag: Railways

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Railway Jobs in New Year 2019: Aspirants Can Apply for 1273 Posts

The West Central Railway DRM’s Office Personnel Department, Jabalpur has released a recruitment notification for Act Apprentice positions. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date of application submission is January 23, 2019. RRB Recruitment 2019 vacancy Detail Act Apprentice: 1273 Posts Department-Wise Vacancy for Fitter, Electrician, Welder, […]

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Railway Recruitment 2018: Apply for over 800 New Posts

The Southern Railway has released a recruitment notification for Apprentice positions. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date to apply for the position is January 13, 2019. Railway Recruitment Vacancy Detail Apprentice: 824 Posts Carriage and Wagon Workshop/Perambur- FRESHERS & Ex.ITI – 384 Electrical Workshop/Perambur -FRESHERS & […]

Good news for Rath Yatris as Railways discontinues Mela Surcharge

Bhubaneswar: In a significant move that will cheer up devotees and tourists who visit Puri to witness the Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of Lord Jagannath every year, the Railways has discontinued charging ‘Mela Surcharge’ on passengers during major fairs in the country like the Rath Yatra and Kumbh Mela. Union Minister of Railways […]

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Railway Recruitment Cell: RRC Releases New Vacancy Notification for Aspirants

Adding to the slew of vacancy notifications released by the largest transporter of the country, Indian Railways, a new vacancy notification has been released by the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). The RRC, Hubballi (South Western Railway) has invited applications for the positions of Apprentice. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions on or […]

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Indian Railways to run 800 special trains; Know the Detail

Lucknow: To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an officials has said. These trains would be in addition to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR). PRO NCR Amit Malviya said, “Six […]

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Indian Railways start work under MGNREGA scheme

Agartala: The Railways, for the first time, have started utilising the government’s rural job flagship scheme – MGNREGA – to undertake railway work, a senior official said on Thursday. “The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has started works of widening railway embankment in Kishanganj area of Katihar division in Bihar and Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal […]

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Railways to Go Eco-friendly with New Facility for Train Commuters

New Delhi: Aiming to become more eco-friendly, Indian Railways has decided to replace wooden sleepers with composite sleepers that are not only lighter but also stronger. “The Railways has decided to use the composite sleepers in a limited way. It is being used mainly on girder bridges,” a senior Railway Ministry official told IANS, Composite […]

New Farakka Express derailment: Railways suspend two officials

New Delhi: Railways suspended two officials Thursday over the derailment of the New Farakka Express, senior officials said. The officials said that the signal inspector and the electrical signal maintainer were suspended to facilitate the probe. “The indications are that the cause of the accident was prima facie wrong signalling. We have suspended the two […]

Railways' 'Plan Bee' creates a buzz to tackle mammoth problem

New Delhi: The Indian Railways is creating a buzz with its “Plan Bee” to tackle a mammoth problem at a meagre cost: It has installed devices which mimic the humming of a swarm of bees to keep elephants off the tracks to avert accidents. The Indian Railways on Friday said that its “Plan Bee”, launched […]

Passengers can now send pics of filth at Railway stations via WhatsApp to officials

Mumbai: Passengers can now click pictures of filth and dirt at railway stations and send it across to authorities on mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, as part of the Western Railway’s cleanliness drive. “Authorities are hopeful that this will ensure clean railway stations and toilets,” a senior WR official said. “A dedicated staff has been deputed […]

IRCTC: Indian Railways to hike ticket fares of this train!

New Delhi: Improving its service day by day, the Indian Railways is taking a lot of initiatives for improvement in the facilities for its passengers. In one such recent development, bedroll kits could soon be included in the ticket price of the poor man’s no frills AC train, the Garib Rath Express, but it could cost […]

ECoR builds 6 limited height subways in record time in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:Creating a new record, the East Coast Railway has launched six Limited Height Subways (LHS) in Sambalpur division after completing them in a single block of four and half hours, officials said Friday. With the launching of six LHSs yesterday, seven unmanned level crossing gates will be closed in Bhawanipatna-Lanjigarh Road Section of Kalahandi area, […]

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Railway Passengers Alert! Now, you might face problems on weekends

New Delhi: Are you planning to travel on weekends? Travelling by train over the weekend may get cumbersome as the railways has decided to undertake major maintenance works across all its zones on Sundays. However, if a train gets delayed during meal times, passengers with reserved tickets will get free food and water, Railway Minister […]

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Trains’ punctuality problem: New procedure introduced; here’s the detail

Mumbai: To maintain the punctuality of trains departing from their originating stations, the Central Railway has started a procedure to swap rakes, a senior Railway official said on Saturday. He said that trains that come to Mumbai, called Up trains in railway terminology, are sometimes late and this, in turn, meant that they departed late […]

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Railway slaps Rs 1 lakh fine on contractor for storing water bottles in toilet

New Delhi: The Railways today slapped a Rs one lakh fine on a contractor after a video surfaced showing catering staff using the toilet of a coach of the Nizamuddin- bound Garib Rath express for storing water bottles. This comes days after another contractor was slapped with a fine of Rs one lakh by the […]

Missing several deadlines, Railways' freight corridor project sets new target

New Delhi: Failing several times to meet its deadlines, Indian Railways has yet again set a new target of April 2020 for commissioning of the 3,342-km Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) along its trunk routes. Moving at a snail’s pace, the ambitious Rs 814 billion project had got the Union Cabinet’s green signal way back in […]

Now, choose from menu, pay by card on these trains

New Delhi: Passengers on 25 trains can now choose their meals from a pre-loaded menu and pay through credit or debit cards without worrying about being overcharged or having to shell out the exact amount for their food, railway officials have said. The facility, recently put into effect, will cover all zones in a phased […]

Rourkela railway station gets escalator

 Rourkela: A new escalator at Rourkela Railway Station was inaugurated today by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram. Addressing media, the Union minister said,” I would like to thank the Railway authorities for installing this escalator for the differently-abled and senior citizens.” The minister said that soon a lift will also be installed at the […]

ECoR to run MEMU trains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Come Rath Jatra, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) will run Mainline Engine Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains in Odisha. ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh while adressing a press conference on Friday informed that the MEMU trains will be introduced between Berhampur and Bhadrak stations. The introduction of MEMU trains will certainly reduce travel time for […]

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Railway employees can now avail LTC

New Delhi: Railway employees, for the first time, can now avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the government has said. In a circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on March 27, the ministry said as per existing LTC instructions, government servants and their spouses, working […]

Railways partners with Ola for last mile connectivity

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Railways has partnered with ride-hailing company Ola to facilitate last mile connectivity in at least five key railway stations in Delhi, a statement from the national carrier said. With the move coming into effect, passengers at New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar, Sarai Rohilla and Nizamuddin stations will now be able to […]

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Railways opts for latest technology; Tap to find out

New Delhi: Stepping up its efforts to prevent train derailments, Indian Railways is opting for the latest technology to reduce its dependence on manual inspections and to improve the track maintenance system of its rail network. Automatic track geometry-cum-video inspection systems, ballast regulating machines, rail grinding machines, automated multifunction track recording cars and ultrasonic flaw […]

Railways launch SRIJAN initiative to redevelop 600 stations

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has launched SRIJAN (station rejuvenation through joint action), a mega station redevelopment project to select designs for remodelling 600 major stations across the country. The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC), a Railways’ joint venture company has launched the project on the mygov.com portal. Public are invited to send […]

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Vacuum toilets could soon replace bio toilets in trains

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Bio toilets in trains could be a thing of past as the Railways is deciding to install vacuum toilets just like in aircrafts which could tackle issue of hygiene. The Railways is likely to install the system on a trial basis in around 500 coaches. Speaking at the launch of an application for […]

Railways to refund exam fees

New Delhi: The Railways has decided to refund examination fee to candidates who are set to apply for 90,000 posts. Candidates of the exempted categories will get refund of Rs 250 examination fee whereas general category candidates will be refunded Rs 400. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday, “I want to make it clear […]