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Devanjana Nag

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Special offer by IRCTC on Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train; check dates, fares and other details

For travelers, to enjoy vacations like never before, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has recently announced special promo offer of 10 per cent discount on Buddhist Circuit Tourist train. The promo offe

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To increase safety, several Indian Railways stations to get CCTVs using Nirbhaya Fund

In order to enhance safety across railway stations, Indian Railways has plans to invest an amount of Rs 3,000 crore and procure 1.2 million CCTV cameras. Also, to increase train security, some of the CCTV cameras will be set

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This summer season beat the heat with new train services by Indian Railways

In a bid to clear the rush of extra passengers during this summer season, Indian Railways has announced 10 summer special train services that will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai and Varanasi.

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Indian Railways to report its worst-ever operating ratio; is 7th Pay Commission the reason?

Operating ratio indicates the organization/company’s operating expenses divided by its operating revenues, which helps to check its performance. Similarly, in Railways, the term refers to the sum which the transporter spend

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Attention Indian Railways passengers! IRCTC has issued warning against unauthorised food delivery services

IRCTC has recently warned Indian Railways passengers to be careful of ordering food through e-catering using apps other than those authorized by IRCTC. Passengers have been cautioned that IRCTC is the only authorized agency t

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Indian Railways big gift for Mumbaikars! Mumbai suburban rail stations to undergo massive redevelopment

The execution for the redevelopment of 19 suburban railway stations will be carried out by Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation. Out of the selected 19 stations, 7 of the stations are on the Central Line, 4 of the stations are on th

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Want to win Rs 10,000? New scheme by IRCTC gives this chance; what Indian Railways passengers need to do

Only those IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) registered users/passengers will be eligible for the scheme who have verified themselves with Aadhaar KYC, booked at least one PNR and whose journey commences

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Finally! Modi government working on big expressway projects to de-congest Delhi-NCR

In order to de-congest Delhi and the national capital region (NCR), Nitin Gadkari the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways has recently announced that as many as ten projects are underway, worth Rs 35,600 crore.

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Food on demand in trains soon! Indian Railways to launch ‘Menu on Rail’ on rail app for passengers

The IRCTC 'Menu on Rail' app will allow passengers to order food of their choice from a running train. The menu on rail app, which is still being developed, will be introduced to passengers next month. The food provided to pa

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IRCTC online train ticket booking rules 2018: You can book up to 12 railway tickets from one ID; here’s how

IRCTC online train ticket booking rules: To ease the process of booking tickets online on irctc.co.in or the IRCTC mobile app, Indian Railways keeps introducing new rules. Additionally, several steps are taken to avoid misuse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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