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Railways to pay lease rental for CIL-owned wagons

The revived plan of Coal India (CIL) to buy railway wagons to transport fuel is likely to see the transporter pay the miner lease rental for the rolling stock, similar to the arrangement the Indian Ra

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Ayodhya railway station to be built on temple model: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said the railways is planning to build Ayodhya station on the model of a temple.

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Railways to propose to build Ayodhya railway station as Ram temple replica, says Manoj Sinha

Union minister Manoj Sinha today said the the Railways Ministry would submit a proposal to the Union Cabinet to re-construct the Ayodhya railway station as a replica of the Ram temple.

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Nod for also for rail lines, housing fund

To boost railway connectivity and ease congestion in eastern and central India, the CCEA on Tuesday approved doubling, new-line and electrification projects worth Rs 11,662 crore that are expected to

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Cabinet nod to Rs 11,662-crore railway lines, electrification projects

To boost railway connectivity and ease congestion in eastern and central India, the CCEA on Tuesday approved doubling, new-line and electrification projects worth Rs 11,662 crore, which are expected t

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Railway ministry seeks to nominate PSUs for station redevelopment

To set in motion a revamped station redevelopment programme, the ministry of railways is seeking approval to nominate public-sector undertakings (PSUs) in case the proposed nodal agency, its arm India

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Wow, Gandhi Nagar Jaipur Railway Station becomes an all-women station; see pictures here

Rajasthan's Gandhi Nagar railway station at Jaipur becomes the first all-women non-suburban railway station of the nation. The station which will be operated by 40 women railway employees, includes va

Union Cabinet gave its nod to Naxal-affected Malkangiri’s first railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the 130-km Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project at a completion cost of Rs 2,676.11 crore, whic

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Faster Indian Railways trains, fewer delays: Bihar, West Bengal & North-East passengers have reason to cheer!

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved many doubling and electrification projects across the nation, which will benefit the passenger

Indian Railways gets over Rs 11,000 crore boost from Modi government; details of Cabinet decisions today

Big boost for Indian Railways! PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has today approved several doubling with electrification projects for Indian Railways. Not just doublin

Indian Railways has got a big boost from the Cabinet meeting today

Private players to develop stations? Indian Railways comes up with ambitious plan; Cabinet to take final call

The national carrier has come up with a plan to include private players in the process to redevelop 600 railway stations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the redevelopment of 600 stations in U

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Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in inspection mode, travels in general coach of Kaveri Express

Piyush Goyal had visited Mysuru along with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a new express train at Mysuru Railway station.

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Big step towards women empowerment! All women crew to operate railway station in this city

Employees working at this station are well trained, CCTV cameras and sanitary napkin vending machines were installed before handing it over to the staff, an official said

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Hyperloop versus bullet train: Which high-speed technology will Mumbai-Pune passengers get to enjoy?

Hyperloop or bullet train for the Mumbai-Pune route? Which high-speed technology will connect the two important cities? Even as both Indian Railways and Hyperloop conduct their feasibility studies and

Hyperloop or bullet train: Which will come to Mumbai and Pune

Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru & Udaipur flagged off by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Palace Queen Humsafar Express train, which will run from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan, at Mysuru railway station today. Also with this, the Prime Minister de

Jaipur Metro: Phase-I almost complete; state govt pushing for network expansion

The state government has decided to review and re-examine this DPR,” says AK Saxena, executive director (civil), JMRC, a wholly owned company of the state government.

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Why just Rajdhanis and Shatabdis? Indian Railways to now upgrade coaches in trains ‘patronised by the poor’

The trains which are patronised by the poorest of the poor must also be identified," says the minutes from a meeting of senior railway board officials earlier this month.

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Gatimaan Express, India’s fastest train, extended to Gwalior and Jhansi; but there’s a catch!

Gatimaan Express, India's fastest train, has been extended up to Gwalior, Jhansi! Gatimaan Express presently runs between Delhi and Agra and attains a maximum speed of 160 kmph - making it Indian Rail

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Railway board issues new instructions for online booking of coaches, special trains

According to a circular by the Railway Board, booking of special trains, coaches, saloons on full tariff rate (FTR) shall now be booked through a "single window booking system" of the Indian Railway T

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Railways to do away with reservation charts on trains from March 1; here is why the step has been taken

The physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, the ministry statement said.

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Revealed! Trains originating from, arriving at, or passing through this state face maximum delays – Find out

The study has also said that in terms of delays, August is the best month for travel on Indian Railways, when the study found least delays.

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Indian Railways introduces Holi Special Trains; details here

In a bid to decongest other trains and to provide comfortable journey to additional passengers during the festive season, Holi special trains have been announced by the Northern division of Indian Rai

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Railways to build modern signalling system: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said that today only 20,000 kms of railways line in the world has such an advanced safety mechanism in place.

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Indian Railways electrification drive needs a rethink? That’s what Bibek Debroy has told PM Modi

According to the economist's paper, the ongoing electrification process should not be slowed down, till the time the study is completed and a traction policy is decided by the Railways. An estimated a

Bibek Debroy, in a report has questoned the returns on investing as much as Rs 1 lakh crore on electrification.

Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express gets a swanky makeover under Indian Railways’ Operation ‘Swarn’

Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express train gets a swanky makeover! Indian Railways passengers travelling between Mumbai and New Delhi have a new reason to cheer - the 12951/52 Rajdhani Express that plies bet

Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express has been upgraded under Operation Swarn

Around 345 passengers travelled for free on loss-making luxury tourist trains in Rajasthan during 2012 to 2017?

Palace on Wheels (POW) and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels (RROW) are luxury tourist trains which cover popular sites in Rajasthan.

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People using mobile app to book train tickets crosses 1 million, says Southern Railway

Southern Railway today said the total number of passengers using the dedicated UTS mobile application facility for booking tickets in the city division crossed the one million mark as of January.

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