Railways

Amidst Covid, Indian Railways discourages unnecessary travel with slightly high fare of short-distance trains

Indian Railways had stopped the operations of regular trains on 22 March 2020 and is constantly increasing the number of passenger trains in a graded manner.
fare hike, special trains

Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor: NHSRCL awards Rs 1,390-crore contract to L&T-IHI combine

The heavy civil infrastructure business of L&T Construction secured a contract from two packages [P4(X) & P4(Y)] of the MAHSR with ISI of Japan, in January 2021, to procure, fabricate, assemble, paint

This is the third significant contract awarded by NHSRCL for the project.

PM Modi unveils Rs 3,000-crore railway connectivity projects in West Bengal

The commissioning of the 30 km long third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram will improve mobility in the Kharagpur-Adityapur section as well as ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight tra

narendra modi

Indian Railways infra boost in Karnataka! Doubling of tracks & other projects launched

Doubling of rail track from Gubbi to Nittur is a part of a larger vision to double the Arsikere-Tumukuru railway line on the Bengaluru-Hubballi line.

doubling, Karnataka

Kashmir Tourism to get a boost! Indian Railways train services resume in Valley from today after 11 months

All Indian Railways regular passenger train services were cancelled since 25 March 2020 when the novel coronavirus lockdown was announced.

Banihal-Baramulla section, Kashmir Valley

Indian Railways infra boost in Kerala! Airport-type illumination of covered platforms, solar plant inaugurated

A total of 88 railway projects were dedicated to the nation by Goyal, worth more than Rs 1000 crore making the Indian Railways network future ready.

railway projects, Kerala

PM Modi to inaugurate Kolkata Metro extension to Dakshineswar & other Indian Railways projects in West Bengal

PM Modi will inaugurate the extension of the Kolkata Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, as well as flag off the first metro train service on this stretch.

Kolkata Metro, railway projects

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor: Nine bidders in the fray for Rs 500 cr Indian Railways project

The National High Speed Rail Corporation invited bids for preparatory works on October 22 last year. The technical bids were opened on Friday, and nine bidders participated in the process.

The next stage would be evaluation of the submitted technical bids, before opening financial bids for the successful technical bidders.

Several Indian Railways infrastructure projects and passenger amenities inaugurated in West Bengal; details

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has inaugurated various Indian Railways infrastructure projects and passenger amenities in West Bengal.

railway projects, passenger amenities

Indian Railways to introduce more special trains; see train list with timings, halts and other details

Ticket booking of train numbers 09218, 09332 and 09241 will open on 20 February 2021, while ticket booking of train numbers 09217, 09239, 09575, 09307 and 09337 will open on 21 February 2021.

special trains, 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
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