Nikita Prasad

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COVID-19 lockdown extension: All metro rail services, including Delhi Metro, suspended till May 3

Delhi Metro passenger services will continue to remain closed and all further updates regarding the resumption of services will be issued by the authorities separately.

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Wonderful! Indian Railways delivers 20 litres of camel milk to family in Mumbai after woman tweets to PM Modi

Arun Bothra, a senior IPS officer shared on Twitter that Indian Railways had successfully transported 20 litres of camel milk for the family to Mumbai.

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Indian Railways to create its own COVID-19 test centres; allocates Rs 300 crore for task – details

The national transporter has decided to create its own testing mechanism, in view of the fact that almost 50 per cent of its own hospital beds have now been dedicated for COVID-19 patients.

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Indian Railways passengers note! Railway Ministry issues clarification on resuming train services

- No decision has been made on when passenger train services will be resumed on the Indian Railways network.

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Kerala’s special task force suggests 4-phase easing of COVID-19 lockdown; Indian Railways trains to start last

The Bengaluru-Kanyakumari ‘Island’ Express, which is a popular overnight train service between Kerala and Bengaluru, a waiting list exists in all classes between April 15, 2020 - April 19, 2020.

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Indian Railways institute recommends exit strategy for ending COVID-19 lockdown in phases; details

For the high-risk areas, the plan has been kept stringent, even though some careful margin has been allowed, which the lockdown does not permit.

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Booked tickets for these IRCTC trains? Don’t worry! Full refund to be given to passengers; details here

Passengers do not need to worry about any loss of money as IRCTC will automatically generate the full refund of tickets for the passengers who had booked their journeys in this period, i.e., before April 30, 2020.


Coronavirus hits freight loading! Indian Railways falls short of previous year figures for 1st time in 40 yrs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the country by the mid of March, several regions experienced restrictions on movement due to the lockdown. This led to the partial restriction of business as well as industrial activities

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COVID-19 lockdown: IRCTC suspends Kashi Mahakal, Tejas Express train services till April 30, 2020

Earlier, the ticket booking for the three IRCTC operated trains were suspended only between April 15, 2020 - April 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown crisis.


Indian Railways goes full throttle in fight against COVID-19! To convert more coaches into isolation wards

Indian Railways had earlier identified 20,000 coaches as its overall capacity, for providing isolation facility to individuals with symptoms or to COVID-19 patients.

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Indian Railways helpline numbers respond to over 1.25 lakh queries in 1st 10 days of COVID-19 lockdown!

The Railway Board had set up a new Indian Railways’ centralised control office to deliver results in quick real-time, after the 21-day lockdown was declared to prevent the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Kudos! Indian Railways manufactures low-cost ventilator prototype for COVID-19 patients in a week’s time

This development is the first such breakthrough by a production unit and RCF came out with the prototype within a week of receiving the instructions from the government to explore the possibility of making ventilators.


Big feat! Indian Railways manufactures 2.6 lakh masks, 25,000 litres of sanitiser to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The workshops of several railway zones are manufacturing hospital beds, saline stands for patients along with face masks and protective gear for doctors and nurses.

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Indian Railways CSMT station in Mumbai to be redeveloped to world-class standards! IRSDC prepares for project

CSMT station serves as the headquarters of the Central Railway zone and is one of the busiest stations across the country. The CSMT station will be redeveloping without disturbing its heritage value.

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Pune Metro project update: Almost 50% excavation completed; only essential work continues during lockdown

A total of 49.64 percent excavation work has been completed for the underground as well as elevated metro stations of the Pune Metro project.

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Train berths, bathing rooms, toilets & more: Indian Railways readies 20,000 coaches with 3.2 lakh beds; 10 facts

In the initial phase, Indian Railways has directed to convert 5,000 train coaches. The process for conversion has already started and these coaches will be able to accommodate upto 80,000 beds.

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Indian Railways marks more than 6,500 hospital beds from its 125 rail hospitals for COVID-19 patients

Railway Board has asked the zones to explore ways for procuring around 2000 ventilators, which will need to be fitted with the hospital beds.

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Big boost for Mumbai Metro Line 3; JICA to give loan worth Rs 2,480 crore; details

Mumbai Metro Line 3: The ODA loan was signed between Katsuo Matsumoto, who is the Chief representative of JICA and the Finance Ministry.

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Unique COVID-19 quarantine facility! Indian Railways converts train coaches into isolation wards; see pics

Indian Railways train coaches converted into COVID-19 quarantine facility! In an innovative method, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has successfully converted train coaches into isolation wards.

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Interesting! How Delhi Metro is maintaining its trains, signalling on the metro rail network amidst lockdown

DMRC has prepared the duty roster for the staff members in such a way that one station manager or station controller visits the unmanned metro station every sixth day.

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Indian Railways prepares big! Thousands of coaches to be converted into isolation wards to fight COVID-19

The Railway Board addressed a letter to the general managers of all the railway zones stating that in the initial phase, around 5,000 coaches will be converted into isolation wards and the zones have been asked to make specif

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Good step! Indian Railways provides free meals to underprivileged at stations; 13 IRCTC kitchens supply food

In order to cater to the underprivileged, IRCTC will provide bulk cooked food in paper plates, from the locations where the base kitchens are situated.


Way to go! Indian Railways prepares isolation coaches, patient cabins in trains as COVID-19 quarantine facility; see pics

In order to make the patient cabins, the middle berths in the train coaches have been removed from one side and all the three berths have been removed in front of the patient berth.

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Delhi Metro services suspended till April 14, 2020 due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown; details

Delhi Metro services on all lines of the Delhi Metro network, including the Delhi Metro Airport Express Line, will remain closed till April 14, 2020.

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Indian Railways steps up efforts! IRCTC likely to provide meals to homeless stuck due to COVID-19 lockdown

IRCTC officials may provide the bulk meals to as many as 3,000 to 5,000 people at one go, through the various IRCTC base stations on the network.

Modi Cabinet gives nod for Indian Railways Aligarh-Harduaganj flyover over Delhi-Howrah main line; details

Aligarh-Harduaganj railway flyover will facilitate all the trains coming in from the Howrah side to directly travel to Harduaganj. It will provide a direct route for these trains and will completely avoid crossing the mainlin

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Indian Railways train services suspended till April 14 due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown; details

Indian Railways passenger trains including Mail/Express trains, suburban trains, intercity trains and other long-distance train services have been shut in the wake of the 21-day lockdown

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