Railways News

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Beat this! Delhi Metro trains record 99% punctuality since2013

Devanjana NagAugust 11, 2018 3:00 PM

Punctuality of Delhi Metro trains: As per the data obtained through an RTI application, between 2013 and 2018, till the month of May, over 99 per cent train trips have been recorded on time.

The stations that have been chosen for the pilot project comprise Howrah, Sealdah, Lucknow, Varanasi, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Prayag, Ambala, New Delhi, Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Agra Cantonment, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Erode, Coimbatore, Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Bengaluru.

Sunita Dhiman, general secretary of the womens wing of Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union (URMU) wrote to Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani, requesting him to change the uniforms of the women commercial staffers primarily involved in booking and reservation of tickets.

More bullet train networks! Know Indian Railways high-speed rail plans for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Chennai

Devanjana NagAugust 11, 2018 11:20 AM

In order to connect the four major metro cities of the country namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, the government has identified routes for feasibility studies for high-speed rail connectivity.

Indian Railways stations to get a facelift! Over 1,000 stations identified; check the state-wisenumbers

Devanjana NagAugust 10, 2018 11:08 AM

Recently, the Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha stated the fact that the upgradation of railway stations is a continuous and on-going process. He further informed that at present, Indian Railways stations across the nation are being modernized under the Adarsh Station Scheme.

The Railways announced today special trains between Gaya and Indore and Barauni And Indore for the candidates appearing in the national transporters computer-based exams for recruitment.

Railways has done away with the practice of publishing advertisements of work tenders in newspapers for procurement, according to an order of the railway board.

Indian Railways often faces criticism for train delays and its recent record of 70% punctuality highlights the infrastructure problems that the network faces. In a recent report, the CAG of India has slammed Indian Railways for lack of adequate infrastructure at the rail stations.

Railways multi purpose stalls (MPS) at stations could soon stock generic low-cost medicines, the Railway Board has decided, the government informed Parliament today.

At least 20 cows were killed after they were hit by a speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express near Narela in northwest Delhi today, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said.

China has increased the maximum speed of the bullet trains on the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway to 350 kilometres per hour, reducing the inter-city travel time by five minutes.

Train 20: Indian Railways is working on plans to make the next-generation sleeper-class trains that will replace Rajdhani Express trains on the network. The new train sets will be self-propelled and engine-less with an aluminium body.

The Central Railway has planted 2.73 lakh saplings in its various divisions in the last two months as a part of its effort to increase the green cover, an official said.

A cancellation charge is applicable depending on the time of the ticket cancellation. In case of PRS counter ticket and if the ticket is fully confirmed, the online cancellation is allowed only up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.

Recently, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain stated that the percentage of tickets booked through digital modes of payment has been increasing particularly in the case of reserved ticket booking.

IRCTC is one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the world. The Railway Ministry is working on a revamp plan before selling shares of IRCTC.

The cost of running Mumbais monorail project is expected to shoot up with operators demanding a higher rate.

National auditor CAG today rapped the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for incurring an avoidable expenditure of Rs 48.16 crore on the construction of the integrated MIA metro station.

A CAG report found major capacity constraints at Mughalsarai railway station, which was recently renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, and it said the inadequate length of platforms was leading to inconvenience for passengers.

Hyderabad Metro Rail today recorded  new high in patronage by carrying approximately 1.5 lakh passengers on a single day as against the earlier record of around 92,000 commuters.

In order to clear extra rush of passengers for assistant loco pilots and technical examination to be held on Thursday, the railways will run exam special trains between Patna and Indore, Danapur and Secunderabad and Darbhanga and Secunderabad, a statement said.

New award-winning ventilation system: What Indian Railways is doing to address problem of stinkingbio-toilets

Devanjana NagAugust 7, 2018 9:42 AM

On August 2, the NDVIS by the South East Central Railway zone was awarded the first prize of Rs 3 lakh from the Railway Board under the Suggestion scheme of best innovation 2017-18. Moreover, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board has also directed all the zonal managers to implement this innovation.

A new railway line, connecting Tripura with Bangladesh, will be laid soon, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

The Allahabad High Court today sought the North Central Railways stand on its alleged failure in executing a slew of infrastructural works in preparation to the upcoming January 2019 Kumbh.

On July 15, following the new contract policy, the Jabalpur Division gave away a new contract worth Rs 13.94 crore for this combined activity on 15 trains. Similar contracts are also being prepared by other zones as well.

During duty, the loco pilots and guards have to carry a heavy iron box. This iron box has many manual books on rail operations along with the flag as well as other things. But, now instead of the iron boxes, they will carry trolley bags

For people to know more about the life of the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering an exclusive 3-AC rail tour package to Gujarat.

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