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Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train: IRCTC service gets swanky new LHB rake with passenger comforts; details here

IRCTC's Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train: Indian Railways looks to promote tourism! Indian Railways has recently assigned a new LHB rake for IRCTC’s Buddhist Circuit tourist train.

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Train ticket booking via MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Paytm and Cleartrip to get costlier! IRCTC mulls new revenue step

The e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to charge a fee of Rs 12 plus taxes on every ticket booked from service providers such as MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Paytm and


Flying out of Delhi? You may have to shell out more as IGI airport seeks to hike passenger handling charges

A uniform passenger service fee (PSF) of Rs 77 for ‘facilitation’ on each departing passenger has been sought by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). If approved, there will be a hike of Rs 67 and Rs 32 per domesti


Delhi-Mumbai special Rajdhani Express run-time may increase by an hour! Here’s why the train will take longer

The Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani Express, which was touted by the railways as the fastest train between Delhi and Mumbai, with a run-time of about 14 hours, is now likely to take an hour more to reach it


Bullet train project: Another hurdle? Finance Ministry asks Indian Railways to borrow funds from market

Indian Railways has been asked by the Finance Ministry to borrow funds from the market. Additionally, the Finance Ministry has also asked the national transporter not to expect the requisite funds as additional Gross Budgetar


Delhi’s IGI Airport to get TaxiBots to pull aircraft from parking bay to the runway; here’s why

In a bid to control air pollution and to help airlines save fuel, Delhi's IGI airport operator is all set to buy TaxiBots, which are pilot-controlled semi-robotic machines.


Delhi Metro Pink Line: Moti Bagh station to display unique features including tribal art, parks

The newly built metro station will cater to hundreds of metro users in the residential neighbourhoods of RK Puram sectors-8, 9, 12 and 13, North Moti Bagh, New Moti Bagh, Aradhana Enclave, and Anand Niketan.

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IRCTC looks to address food complaints! 10 steps Indian Railways is taking to keep passengers happy

IRCTC is setting up new kitchens and is upgrading existing ones in order to improve the quality of food preparation. Also, other than base kitchens and kitchen units, IRCTC will manage the Food Plaza, Fast Food Units as well


Next summer, Mumbaikars to enjoy cool rides as Indian Railways plans to introduce 9 more AC local trains

Next summer onwards, Mumbaikars can enjoy a cool and comfortable local train ride to work as the Indian Railways is all set to roll out nine more air-conditioned local trains by March 2019.

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From discounts to faster trains: 10 steps Indian Railways is taking to improve occupancy

In a bid to improve occupancy on some less popular Indian Railways trains the national transporter says it has taken several steps. As the demand is not uniform in Indian Railways, it keeps changing during lean and peak perio


IRCTC refund rules 2018: AC on your Indian Railways train not working? You can claim refund; here’s how

Indian Railways grants refund of certain fare amount on failure to provide an air-conditioning facility in air-conditioned coaches.


Once a 39 km project gets final nod, Delhi may get signal-free connectivity from Anand Vihar to Tikri border

Recently, the project witnessed a push after the Northern Railway agreed to part with some of its land for the project. However, the railways has asked PWD to look for alternatives as it had its own plans to set up parallel l


Delhi Metro Pink Line: Bhikaji Cama Place station to have a five-storey office complex

Interestingly, the roof of one of the entry points, which will be linked to the office complex, has also been provided with an open-air amphitheatre for concerts or other similar programmes.

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Soon, enjoy aircraft-like on-board shopping experience on trains! Indian Railways experiments with new service

The Mumbai division, which falls under Central Railway zone of Indian Railways, has proposed on-board shopping service for long-distance train passengers, similar to in-flight shopping in planes.


Delhi Metro Pink Line: Sarojini Nagar station to boast of glow garden pillars and beautiful artworks

The section from Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus and Lajpat Nagar, which is 8.1-km long will allow passengers to reach Sarojini Nagar, a prominent shopping destination among people in the national capital, with more convenienc

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Go paperless and book unreserved tickets with railways’ UTS app; step by step guide

Other than unreserved ticket booking, UTS app users can also enjoy other features such as cancellation of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, checking as well as loading R-wallet balance and


Mumbai to Nagpur in 5 hours! Indian Railways line to be constructed along Super expressway

Recently, Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry announced that there are plans to connect Nagpur-Mumbai Super Express Way (Samriddhi Mahamarg) to railway line connecting Nagpur to Mumbai in Maharashtra.


High-speed local trains to be introduced by MahaMetro; 5 things to know about the project

Today, for the planning and execution of the project, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways, the state government of Maharashtra and MahaMetro. MahaMetro is a 50:50 joint


Big boost for Haryana! Gurgaon district to have a new global city

According to Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Vipul Goel, the global city in Gurgaon district will serve as an important node to Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) sub-region of Haryana. Also, it carries an inves


Delhi Metro Pink Line: Lajpat Nagar-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section to open; connect 4 major markets

The 8.1-kilometre section will not only provide better connectivity between north and south Delhi but will also be a boon for shoppers across the city as the section links four prominent markets of the national capital namely

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Indian Railways’ Vijayawada Railway Junction set for Rs 40 crore revamp and renovation

Although all platforms have one escalator each, the railways has decided to provide another set of escalators in order to help passengers coming from different entrances to have quicker access to other railway platforms. Simi


Barapullah Phase-3 project fast-tracked; once complete, reach south to east Delhi in 20 minutes

The elevated corridor which will connect Sarai Kale Khan in south Delhi with Mayur Vihar-I in east Delhi will serve as a boon for commuters as it will significantly reduce the travel time between the two locations.


New IRCTC next-generation website: From e-ticket to SMS alerts to food delivery via e-catering; all you can do

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the e-ticketing as well as the catering and tourism arm of Indian Railways recently revamped its official website irctc.co.in.


Planning a wedding? This airport building is being offered as a venue for cultural events and film shoots

The old terminal of the Vadodara airport has been put up for hire by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) almost two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new integrated terminal.


Imagine an Indian Railways train that halts at 35 level crossings to close and open gates!

Other than halting at these unmanned level crossings, the train which has been recently introduced by Indian Railways, is the only train service which plies on a 72 km stretch between Karaikudi and Pattukottai, halting at sev


Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: What is the status of Modi’s pet high-speed rail project?

The groundwork for the bullet train project which will ply over Mumbai-Ahmedabad route started in December 2017, however, since then the project has faced many challenges over land acquisition from farmers backed by local pol

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High-speed local ‘metro’ train services to 4 towns! MahaMetro, Indian Railways to sign MoU, know about it

MahaMetro Managing Director Brijesh Dixit was quoted in the report saying that it is a first-of-its-kind project in India. Under this project, high-speed fully air-conditioned coaches will run. However, other formalities such

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