Railways

Better experience for Indian Railways passengers! Various amenities inaugurated at Mathura Junction station

With these new amenities and facilities at North Central Railways' Mathura Junction railway station, the experience of railway passengers will get better.

Mathura Junction, railway station

Indian Railways train services resume after peaceful blockade

A railway statement issued said the ‘rail roko’ passed off with negligible or minimal impact on running of the trains across the country.”

Services have now been restored and trains are being operated smoothly.

Many Indian Railways infra projects launched in West Bengal; goods train flagged off on electrified section

Indian Railways can play a crucial role in West Bengal's development by expanding passenger connectivity, by expanding connectivity of freight train services, ensuring raw materials' availability alon

railway projects, west bengal

Big boost for Indian Railways’ infra in West Bengal: Total electrification by 2023

It will further pave the way for conversion of passenger trains from DEMU to MEMU in the section which will save diesel fuel and contribute to overall industrial development of the area.

In the last six years Rs 19,811 crore have been invested in Bengal to improve railway infrastructure.

Piyush Goyal reviews Indian Railways DFC; Project’s capex utilisation increases by 21% compared to last year

Capital expenditure of Rs 8201 crore has been registered in the first 10 months of the financial year 2020-2021 as compared to the capital expenditure of Rs 6783 crore, registered last year same corre

DFC, Dedicated Freight Corridor

Indian Railways local trains become Mumbai’s lifeline again! Around 36 lakh commuters using service; details

Since February 1, Central Railways has fined 2,060 commuters a cumulative sum of Rs 1.21 lakh for not wearing face masks while 2,558 commuters were penalized on the Western Railway network and the amo

Mumbai local trains, suburban network

Food delivery in trains: Order hot and healthy food items with RailRestro mobile app; details

The RailRestro mobile app is available for download on the Google Play Store for the passengers of Indian Railways to order food in train at any railway station across pan India.

RailRestro, mobile app

Indian Railways Chennai Beach-Attipattu 4th line, electrification projects inaugurated in TN; Check benefits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated two vital rail projects in the state of Tamil Nadu- Chennai Beach - Attipattu fourth railway line and electrification of Villupuram - Thanjavur - Thir

railways, electrification

AC 3-tier economy: Indian Railways to offer affordable air-conditioned journey like never before; details

At present, the cost is estimated at between Rs 2.8 to 3 crore per coach, which is around 10 per cent more than the existing AC 3-tier coach.

AC 3-tier economy class, LHB coach

Indian Railways Mau-Anand Vihar Terminus biweekly special flagged off; see train timings, halts, other details

The train will bring socio-economic development to the Purvanchal region. Besides, with improved rail connectivity, local industries in the region are expected to get a boost.

Mau-Anand Vihar biweekly, special train

‘No date has been fixed’: Railway Ministry issues clarification on resumption of all passenger train services

The ministry said that more than 65 per cent of passenger trains are already running and almost 250 of them were added in January 2021.

Indian Railways

Big news for train passengers! Indian Railways may open up all passenger services in April

“There is no such given date. All factors need to be considered and inputs of all stakeholders must be factored in before taking a decision in this regard,” a railway spokesperson told FE.

At present, 704 local trains are running on the Western Railway route in Mumbai, through which, 3.95 lakh passengers are traveling.

Indian Railways New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat train to run as Tejas Express; Here’s why

Train number 02435/02436 New Delhi-Varanasi-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express train will be operated by the national transporter with the rake of Tejas Express train from 15 February to 31 March 2021.

Tejas Express, Vande Bharat Express

Pride Hotels-IRCTC partnership: Now book luxurious & safe stay with Indian Railways train tickets; details

Under this association, Indian Railways passengers will now be able to book their hotel room accommodation across the country with their train tickets.

irctc, hotel

Rail Land Development Authority to lease land parcels in Chennai for commercial development; details

RLDA said the four land parcels of 7.36 acres are located in Chennai at Pulianthope, Waltax Road, and Ayanavaram Railway Colony.

chennai, RLDA

From Station Security Plan to CCTV cameras, here is what Indian Railways is doing to enhance passenger safety

Various measures are being taken by the national transporter in coordination with Government Railway Police for safety and security of railway passengers in trains as well as at railway stations.

safety, railways

Indian Railways rolls out AC 3-tier economy coach; from modular berths to foldable snack tables, see features

The new AC three-tier economy class coach can carry more passengers as the number of berths has been increased from 72 to 83.

AC economy class, LHB coach

Solar energy to power Indian Railways passenger coaches! More coaches to get this green technology

10 Non-air-conditioned coaches at Mathura to run in the Mathura-Alwar railway section as well as 30 Non-air-conditioned passenger coaches in the Lucknow-Varanasi railway section are to be equipped wit

coaches, solar panel

Indian Railways starts its first Kisan Rail from Telangana! Around 150 train services operated so far; details

After starting Kisan Rail train services from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, the South Central Railway zone recently started the first Kisan Rail from the state of Telangana.

Kisan Rail, farmers

Indian Railways registers highest ever freight loading in January 2021; details here

On mission mode, the freight loading figures of Indian Railways for the last few months have crossed the loading as well as earnings for the same period of last year.

freight, loading

With Eastern Railway becoming 100% electrified, Indian Railways eyes complete electrification by Dec 2023

An amount of Rs 19811.7 crores have been invested by Indian Railways o­n infrastructural works as well as Rs 710.3 crores o­n passenger amenities in the Eastern Railway zone during 2014-2020.

electrification, railways

Kerala’s semi-high speed Silver Line rail Project: Centre asks state to begin land acquisition

The Central government has also directed K-Rail to re-engage with JICA to finalise the Rs 63,941 crore funding for semi high-speed rail 'Silver Line', connecting Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod.

Kerala semi high speed rail, silver line

Railway budget 2021-22: Odisha gets Rs 6,995 crore for ongoing Indian Railways projects & modernisation works

For 2021-22, the total budget outlay for the development of infrastructure as well as safety-related works in Odisha is Rs 5,528 crore.

railway budget, railway projects

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal hints at listing of DFC assets for monetisation

Goyal also outlined the new “management mantra” which will guide the functioning of IR – assign priority, allocate resources and expedite completion.

“This (monetisation) can be done after corridors become fully operational, and DFCCIL starts registering healthy profit,” Goyal said, addressing media in a virtual conference.

Indian Railways to complete 56 major existing projects in February-March 21 & financial year 2021-22; see list

In a paradigm shift, this time onwards, Indian Railways has focused on the completion of existing rail projects quickly other than simultaneously working on the newly announced projects.

railway projects, railway ministry

India engaged with Iran on Chabahar-Zahedan railway project, says Modi government; details here

For the construction of the Chabahar-Zahedan Railway project, an MoU was signed between Indian Railways' IRCON and Iranian Railways' Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Comp

Chabahar Zahedan railway project, iran

Indian Railways’ New Delhi Railway Station to become world-class! 9 global, domestic firms participate in bid

The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) will float the request for proposal (RFP) in the next stage for selected participants who get qualified in the technical process.

NDLS, new delhi railway station
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