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Devanjana Nag

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Happy Birthday Indian Railways! First passenger train started 165 years ago; unknown facts about the network

April 16 marks a very special day for Indian Railways as today 165 years ago, i.e., April 16, 1853, the first passenger train of Indian Railways ran between Bori Bunder (Mumbai CSMT) and Thane in Maharashtra. Interestingly, t

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Why PM Modi’s inauguration of railway line in Maoist heartland is a big boost for Chhattisgarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated a railway line and passenger train service in insurgency-infested Kanker district in North Bastar, Chhattisgarh. The much awaited railway line, which connects Dallhirajhara in

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Kolkata Metro rake stranded inside tunnel; here’s what happened

Kolkata Metro CPRO Indrani Banerjee said that the incident happened around 9.30 PM when the south-bound non-AC metro rake developed a major electrical snag. According to her, two coaches of the metro rake got inside the Netaj

Kolkata

Delhi Metro Pink Line, Magenta Line a boon for commuters! 5 reasons why Delhiites should cheer

The Pink Line connecting Majlis Park to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus, was inaugurated last month, and two more new sections of it will be opened for metro commuters, this June. Additionally, the Magenta Line, which started

Delhi metro

Clean tracks: Indian Railways installs record number of 1.25 lakh bio-toilets on trains

At present, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is operating 27 sections as Green Corridors and all the trains running on these sections are equipped with bio-toilets. According to the ministry, installing bio-toilets on trains

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How Indian Railways releases berths under its emergency quota – explained

According to Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry, the emergency quota in Indian Railways is released by the national transporter in accordance with the priority as per warrant of precedence and well established practice being f

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Tired of dirty coaches and toilets on trains? Indian Railways has good news for passengers

Tired of dirty trains and even dirtier loos on them? Here is some relief for passengers! Indian Railways has recently highlighted a number of initiatives that it has taken to maintain cleanliness in trains. According to Piyu

Indian Railways clean trains

Champaran Humsafar Express between Katihar and Delhi flagged off by PM Modi

The Champaran Humsafar Express train will ply over Katihar- Delhi Junction route and will halt at 15 railway stations along the way. The train has nineteen coaches in total including sixteen 3 Tier air conditioned coaches, on

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These ‘Make in India’ tamping machines will enhance track safety on Indian Railways

For improved mechanized track maintenance, Piyush-Goyal led Indian Railways has inducted three 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines. According to Railway Ministry, the 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines have been manufa

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Tatkal ticket rules 2018 by IRCTC: From booking to cancellation and refund – all you need to know

Tatkal ticket booking in Indian Railways: Several media reports suggest that recently there have been changes in the tatkal ticket booking, cancellation and refund rules. The first thing to note is that no new change has been

Tatkal ticket booking rules for 2018

Reserved train ticket booking system: 20 steps Indian Railways says it has taken to prevent misuse by touts

The ticket reservation facility of Indian Railways, which allows passengers to book accommodation in trains prior to their railway journey should not be misused by touts. To prevent misuse, Indian Railways says it has impleme

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Eastern Peripheral Expressway: PM Modi to inaugurate India’s first ‘smart, green’ highway; 10 cool facts

With the opening of the expressway, the dream of signal-free connectivity between Palwal, Gautam Budh Nagar, Faridabad and Ghaziabad, will come true. The Union Minister said that the expressway project is going to be complete

Eastern Peripheral Expressway

Indian Railways gives India-Bangladesh relations a boost! Trial run of Kolkata-Dhaka container train begins

The trial run of the Kolkata-Dhaka container train has been flagged off today, loaded with 60 containers, mainly carrying de-oiled cake which serves as a raw material for animal feed. This is for the first time that a contain

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Indian Railways achieves new ‘Make in India’ feat! Record number of rail coaches manufactured by ICF this year

Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factory in Chennai has created a new manufacturing record by making over 2,500 coaches in the financial year 2017-18. Not only that, the factory has crossed another milestone in the production

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Indian Railways creates record; carries out highest ever track renewal of 4,405 km

In the last several years, the development in the track renewals was constantly coming down because of the financial constraints, which led to huge backlog of around 5,000 km renewal of tracks. This also resulted in multiple

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Big infrastructure boost! Awarding of highway projects surges 70% to all-time high; next year to be even better

According to CRISIL, of the total length awarded by the NHAI in financial year 2018, around 51 per cent was through engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode. Apart from this, around 46 per cent through the hybrid

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Interesting step by Indian Railways! IRCTC & NTPC to provide processed sea water for drinking at stations

Soon, drinking processed sea water at railway stations would be possible! The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited, which generally produces power from coal and sea water at its local plant in the city, is now pl

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Indian Railways sets new record in freight business! Transports 1,160 million tonnes in FY18

There has been a significant growth in freight loading by Indian Railways in the last few years and in the last four years, Indian Railways managed to increase freight loading by more than 100 million tonnes. The record in 20

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Menu on Rails to Rail MADAD: Indian Railways to launch over 200 apps for passengers and freight customers

With the help of these apps, public will also be able to track the development being made in areas such as construction of foot-overbridges (FOBs), installation of escalators across railway stations, status of construction of

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Indian Railways’ NFR sold scrap for Rs 83 crore, calls it best achievement in recent years

According to NFR, Raiway Minister Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has laid much focus for cleanliness of the work area and clean work place environment across all places. To this end, for disposal of scrap through e- auctio

Indian Railways strengthens surveillance; identifies 202 stations for installation of new security system

To strengthen surveillance mechanism, Indian Railways has identified 202 railway stations to install an Integrated Security System (ISS). The system comprises of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, access control, person

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Why PM Narendra Modi is not convinced with Indian Railways plan for 100% route electrification

The takeaway for Piyush Goyal-led Railway Board from the meeting was that the policy of complete electrification of Indian Railways network has to be put on hold, without missing the yearly physical targets for electrificatio

electrification of Indian Railways.

Mumbai suburban network: Andheri-Goregaon harbour line by Indian Railways opens today

The extended harbour line services will serve more than 13,000 daily Mumbai commuters, commuting between Borivali and Andheri who can now board the Harbour Line trains bound for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from Goreg

Indian railways, Mumbai suburban network: Andheri-Goregaon harbour line

Tatkal ticket booking: What measures Indian Railways says it is taking to prevent misuse of Tatkal scheme

According to the Railway Ministry, the case for vigilance is even more relevant for tatkal system where limited accommodation is provided to passengers. A limited available accommodation is accessed simultaneously through mor

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Ashwani Lohani confident Indian Railways can be affordable, convenient mode of commuting

According to the Chairman Railway Board (CRB), Indian Railways ran the first train in 1853 and in the next 25 years, the four major cities of the nation namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Madras (Chennai) were connected by ra

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To detect defect in rolling stock, Indian Railways introduces high-end cameras

The track side cameras, which have been set up low height, will capture the undergear parts at a speed of 60 frames per second. Also, the cameras include other important features such as internet protocol (IP), 12X zoom, veri

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Indian Railways bets on green corridors with bio-toilets to make tracks human defecation free

The decision to set up bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches across Indian Railways by the year 2021-22 has been advanced to 2019 in the Union Budget 2017-18. Therefore, once the work of fitting bio-toilets in all train

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