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Indian Railways’ decision to check Covid transmission, to fine people without mask on its premises; Check details

Travelling via trains? Make sure your mask is covering your mouth and nose properly unless you want to pay a fine.

Indian Railways restores train services to 70% of pre-Covid level; details

As per official data, the national transporter further plans to press into service 133 additional trains over the next two weeks including 88 summer special trains and 45 festival special trains.

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COVID-19 2nd wave: Indian Railways undertakes cleaning, disinfection of trains, station premises; see pics

The Railway Ministry has appealed to railway users to follow COVID-19 guidelines for safe train journey.

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Indian Railways to run summer special trains; see train list with timings, halts & other details

Passengers have been advised to follow all norms regarding COVID-19 including sanitization, social distancing, wearing face masks, etc., in the trains and at the railway stations.

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Over 25 cities to have metro rail networks in coming years: Ashutosh Shukla, Schneider Electric India

The metro rail-segment in India is growing at a rapid pace. Recently, the focus is also shifting to tier II cities as new metro rail constructions have started in cities such as Indore, Surat, Bhopal,

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Do you need COVID-19 negative certificate to travel by trains? Here’s what Indian Railways said

Those who are travelling by the national transporter only have to follow the recent guidelines and protocols of COVID-19, issued by state governments after cases of novel coronavirus started rising ag

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Indian Railways: Freight transportation records highest loading; ran 450 Kisan Rail since August 2020

Indian Railways has recorded the highest loading in freight transportation. The Ministry of Railways in a release informed that in the financial year 2020-21, the Indian Railways transported the loadi

COVID Surge: Railways rules out curbs on train services

For the convenience of passengers, IR will run four Shatabdi Express trains and one Duronto Express special train from 10 to 15 April, 2021.

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COVID-19 second wave to impact train services? Here’s what Indian Railways announced

At a press briefing, the Railway Board Chairman said that there is no plan to curtail or stop passenger train services.

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Redevelopment of Railway Stations: A green signal for the overall economy and real estate

The costs of redeveloping terminals and rail-side amenities can be cross-subsidized to a large extent by exploiting the real estate potential in these locations.

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Indian Railways launches Hansdiha-Godda new line in Jharkhand; starts Godda-New Delhi Humsafar special train

This Hansdiha-Godda project was approved in the year 2011, however, until 2014 no progress was made. Till now, an investment of Rs 550 crore has been attracted by the project.

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Indian Railways to start more Shatabdi, Duronto special trains from April 10; see train list here

The operations of these four Shatabdi and one Duronto Express Special Trains will start from 10 April 2021 to 15 April 2021, which will ensure convenient, and safe travel of railway passengers.

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Indian Railways’ crackdown on illegal IRCTC ticketing! RPF detects 20 software used to book train tickets

The RPF has detected as many as 20 illegal software which were allegedly being used by the touts to book train tickets.

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Good news for pilgrims! Indian Railways to start 2 special trains for pilgrimage spots in Mathura, Uttarakhand

On 11 April 2021, Train Number 05056 Ram Nagar-Agra Fort Tri-Weekly Express would start from Ram Nagar in Uttarakhand.

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Indian Railways introduces weekly Rajdhani Superfast Special between Delhi and Secunderabad

The Rajdhani Superfast Special runs from Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi every Sunday and from Secunderabad, the superfast special train runs every Wednesday.

Rajdhani, special train

Work in progress! Indian Railways’ Katra-Banihal rail project to connect Kashmir within 2-3 years; details

The project has missed several deadlines amid huge cost escalations since the year 1997 when the then PM H D Deve Gowda laid the project's foundation at Udhampur.

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No train delay! Indian Railways’ SWR claims 100% punctuality in running trains in beginning of 2021-22

All trains which were operational in South Western Railways on both days has run on punctual time and none of the trains lost punctuality.

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Chenab Bridge: Indian Railways completes arch closure of Rs 1486 crore bridge connecting Kashmir

In a step towards completion of the 111 km Katra-Banihal section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project, Railways on Monday, finished construction of the steel arch closure of the Chenab

Indian Railways creates history! Arch of world’s highest rail bridge on Chenab river completed; see features

The iconic Chenab Bridge is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link (USBRL) project and the completion of the steel arch was one of the most difficult parts of the bridge over Chenab.

Arch Bridge, Chenab

Despite COVID-19 challenges, Indian Railways logs highest-ever route electrification; details

Electrification of 6,015 Route Kilometre (RKM) has been carried out in the financial year 2020-21, surpassing the previous highest electrification of 5,276 RKM in the year 2018-19.

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Indian Railways to start 71 unreserved train services starting from April 5; see full list here

With an aim to increase transport facilities for railway passengers, the national transporter is going to start 71 unreserved train services from 5 April 2021.

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New record despite COVID-19 challenges! Indian Railways registers highest freight loading & earning in 2020-21

In consecutive seven respective months from September 2020 to March 2021, Indian Railways has maintained the momentum of highest ever loading.

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Indian Railways to restart all services soon! Trains likely to run at pre-COVID levels in two months

The special trains that are being run by the national transporter have marginally higher fares, do not offer concessions except in certain categories and operate as fully reserved train services.

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Note Indian Railways passengers! India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express resumes service from today

With the resumption of Delhi - Jhansi Gatimaan Express, railway passengers will have a means of safe, comfortable and convenient travel.

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