Tag: Indian Railways

Mail/Express trains to get saloons for exclusive journey

Mail/Express trains to get saloons for exclusive journey

New Delhi: Aiming to increase earnings, Indian Railways will add a saloon to mail/express trains, if booked by passengers for exclusive travel for reaching destination in comfort by paying a little more. Known as an Inspection Car, a saloon is a specially designed rail coach with two bedrooms, a drawing/dining[Read More…]

Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2,726 crore to enhance track safety

Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2,726 crore to enhance track safety

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[Read More…]

Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

All railway stations — nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas — will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore ($110 million). As part of the government’s ambitious Digital India initiative, the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services[Read More…]

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…]

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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…]

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