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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…]

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…]

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…]

Stale food served in Rajdhani sparks protest

Six passengers travelling on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express were taken ill after eating stale food served on the train, leading to protests at two stations on Tuesday. As per reports a section of passengers of the train first agitated at Asansol station, claiming that they had been served stale[Read More…]

Aadhaar will be must for booking train tickets online

Aiming to prevent touts and end fraudulent bookings, the Railways will soon move towards Aadhaar-based online ticketing system. Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from April 1. A three-month trial run for this is going on. As per the new business[Read More…]

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