Tag: Indian Railways

Indian Railways refund Rs 33 of cancelled ticket to Kota man after two-year-long battle

Indian Railways to take clean energy initiatives

Striving for a cleaner environment, the Indian Railways has planned to reduce its emission intensity to the extent of 32% by 2030 by taking a series of energy efficient initiatives, the government said on Friday. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said[Read More…]

Mail/Express trains to get saloons for exclusive journey

Book train tickets on IRCTC website now and pay later

Passengers can now book train tickets and pay later for them. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) website announced on Wednesday that one can now pay later for tickets booked under the tatkal quota. This service is only available for general reservations, as of now. For tatkal bookings,[Read More…]

RRB Group D 2018: Admit Cards for October 10 to release today

Railways to provide water at ₹1

Indian Railways to now provide clean and safe drinking water to passengers at one rupee. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail[Read More…]

Goa-Mumbai Duronto engine derailed, no casualties

CAG report criticises Railways over cleanliness of linen

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India have recently criticised the cleanliness and management of linen in the Indian railways. As per the country’s top auditor, the sanitation and washing of linen including blankets provided on trains were not carried out as per the established norms to be followed[Read More…]

Food served in Indian Railway is unfit for humans, says CAG

Food served in Indian Railways is unfit for humans, says CAG

A comptroller and Auditor General Audit (CAG) report on the catering services in the Indian Railways has observed that foods which are sold at railway stations are unsuitable and contentious for human consumption. CAG has filed a report in which it mentioned that contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, packaged and bottled items[Read More…]

Noida: Woman commits suicide by jumping in front of speeding metro at Sector 16

Delhi Metro workers threaten to go on strike

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation staffers have threatened to go on strike on July 23 as they press for raise in their pay grades. However, as their long-standing demand has not been met by the corporation they have stated that the responsibility of any disruptions in the Delhi metro services[Read More…]

Indian Railways to introduce ‘Economy AC’ coaches

Train passengers will soon have an option to travel in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than the normal 3AC tariff. The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added[Read More…]

Indian Railways refund Rs 33 of cancelled ticket to Kota man after two-year-long battle

Railways may charge Rs 50 extra for ‘lower berth’

Railways travelers may have to pay extra amount for comfortable journey in Indian Railways soon. Reportedly, the Indian Railways has suggested to increase the charges of lower berths in trains, Zee Business news channel reported. Considering the high demand of the berth in question, Railways has suggested increasing Rs 50[Read More…]

Railways gets Rs 500 cr from Nirbhaya fund to install CCTVs

The Indian Railways has been allotted a portion of the Nirbhaya fund to implement a continuing scheme to install CCTV surveillance systems at railway stations, ladies special trains and women compartments in suburban trains. The state owned transporter was unable to implement the composite security plan that incorporates the job[Read More…]

No privatisation of railways: Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out the possibility privatisation of Indian Railways. He also said that the railways will have to bear the public service obligation – which is currently between Rs 30,000 and 35,000 crore – for the foreseeable future. “This cannot be done in India. I think[Read More…]

IRCTC to launch IPO by September 30: Report

Railways move for complete supply chain digitization

In order to improve services and business transparency, the Indian Railways will be launching digital contract. This contract will be a blanket digitisation of its entire supply chain across all zones. The digital contract with an integrated supply chain is expected to be launched on April 11 by Railway Minister[Read More…]

Jharkhand: 16 train drivers undergo eye operation to bunk work and enjoy monthly salary

Drunk driving a major issue for Indian Railways

There is a significant upsurge in the number of train drivers of Indian railways who failed an alcohol test over the past five years, shows official data. Usually, most of these loco-pilots come for work drunk, making it a disturbing trend. Nearly, 15 per cent of them failed the alcohol[Read More…]

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