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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.

Indian Railways installs Thermal Imaging Camera at Electric Loco Shed, Bhusawal to prevent COVID-19; features

Though no thermal cameras can detect or diagnose the novel Coronavirus infection, FLIR cameras can be used as an adjunct to other body temperature screening tools for detecting elevated skin temperature through quick individual screening in high-traffic public places.

Infra boost! NHAI records highest ever construction of national highways in 2019-20; details here

With 3,380 kilometres of highways construction in the financial year 2018-19, the construction pace as noticed in last years has seen steady growth.

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.

Indian Railways next big innovation to fight COVID-19! Develops mobile doctor booth for zero-contact check-ups

The system will allow doctors to examine patients without direct physical contact, thereby protecting them from the hazards of viral exposure.

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.

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.

Wow! Indian Railways converts 2,500 train coaches into COVID-19 isolation wards in record time

With the entire nation in complete lockdown, and with limited man power resources, different zones of Indian Railways have almost done an impossible task of transforming so many coaches into isolation or quarantine facilities in such a small span of time.

Alert! GoAir to resume bookings for domestic and international flights; check details

GoAir bookings: GoAir has recently announced dates for booking flight tickets! The air passenger carrier, GoAir has said that it will be opening bookings for its domestic flights from April 15, 2020.

Indian Railways Jagadhari Workshop makes coverall PPEs approved by DRDO; builds Fumigation Tunnel – details

After achieving the prestigious success of testing by the Jagadhari Workshop, Indian Railways can now contribute in mitigating the shortfall of the country for coverall PPEs to the extent possible way by manufacturing it in-house.

COVID-19 lockdown: How national highways construction will take a hit

After a fiscal that saw the pace of work slowing down, a first for the NDA govt, FY21 is likely to be impacted by Covid-19 and its aftermath.

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.

Indian Railways CLW to manufacture in-house hospital beds & side drawers for COVID-19 isolation wards; details

The Chittaranjan Locomotive Works of Indian Railways has geared up to manufacture in-house hospital beds as well as side drawers in case of any future requirement for COVID-19 isolation or quarantine wards.

Rare gesture! Air India flight on coronavirus relief mission receives praise from Iran, Pakistan ATC

National carrier Air India has received praise from Pakistan’s Air Traffic Controller (ATC) for the airlines’ efforts and relief work during the Coronavirus pandemic

Indian Railways prepares to resume train services including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, but no decision on date; details

Indian Railways services post lockdown: Indian Railways is preparing to begin train operations from April 15, 2020, according to a report.

Good job! Amid lockdown, IRCTC supplies over 1.8 lakh meals to the needy; details here

The food is being supplied to them through IRCTC base kitchens with the help of commercial departments of railway zones, GRP, RPF, state governments as well as various NGOs.

Air India domestic, international flight bookings closed till April 30

Bookings now closed till 30th April from today for all domestic and international routes. We are awaiting a decision post 14th April, Air India said in a statement.

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.

Indian Railways offers trains to e-commerce companies, local firms for transportation of essentials; details

According to the Railway Ministry, e-commerce companies, local industries, any interested groups, individuals, organizations, as well as prospective loaders can contact officials of Indian Railways at the zonal level.