Category Archives: Railways

End to Train Telemetry Device in Trains

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In an Indian government news update, The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) is an infrastructure provider. End to Train Telemetry (EoTT) device is an alternative of running trains without guard on an exclusive freight corridor.

(b): Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) has been envisaged to be free from level crossings gates, … Read More

New Catering Policy in Railways

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Indian Bureaucracy PSU Update: New Catering Policy 2017 has been issued on 27.02.2017. With the objective to provide quality food to rail passengers, unbundling of catering services on trains has been envisaged in the new catering Policy. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by creating… Read More

Measures taken by Railways for safety & security of passengers

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Safety on Indian Railways is an ongoing and continuous process. Safety in train operations is achieved through comprehensive and multi-pronged exercises encompassing all aspects of railway operations. Since safety is accorded highest priority, constant endeavours are made to prevent accidents and to enhance safety in train operations.

The Ministry… Read More

Maharajas’ Express- South India Itineraries unveiled at ITB- Berlin

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Indian Bureaucracy PSU Update: The South India itineraries of Maharajas’ Express were unveiled at ITB – Berlin on 08.03.2017. The itineraries are slated to commence from Sept. 2017.

At present, Maharajas’ Express has five itineraries with choices of 7 Nights/8 Days itineraries and 3 Nights/4 Days itineraries covering various destinations including… Read More

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates key Freight Sector Initiatives

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing at the flag-off/inaugurate the following services/activities namely:1. Launch of Policy of ‘Long Term Contracts’ with major customers 2. Launch of Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan - 2017-18, 3.  Flag-off the confirmation trial of Double Stack Dwarf Container Train under wire- a New Delivery Model 4. Flag-off the demonstration run of Ro-Ro (Roll on – Roll off) service across the National Capital Region- A Pilot project of Indian railways for ‘Green Transportation’ - to reduce road congestion and improve environment, at the National Rail Museum, in New Delhi on March 02, 2017.
	The Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed is also seen.

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu inaugurated following key freight sector initiatives today i.e. 02-03-17 at National Rail Museum, New Delhi:-

  1. Policy of ‘Long Term Contracts’ with major customers.
  2. Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18.
  3. Confirmation trial of Double stack Dwarf Container Train under wire- a New
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Railway Minister Flags off Country first Antyodaya Express

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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu flagged off the fourth Humsafar clan of trains and first Antyodaya clan of trains through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan:

1.      Train No 14715/14716 Sri Ganganagar – Tiruchirappalli Humsafar Express (Weekly) (via Krishnarajapuram, Pune, Ahmedabad)

2.      Train No 22877/22878 Ernakulam… Read More

Discount on Vacant Berths in Railways


Occupancy of the trains varies during peak, non-peak, festivals seasons, special occasions and weekends etc. Therefore, sometimes the trains run with higher occupancy (more than the berth potential) and sometimes during non-peak times some berths remain vacant. Therefore, loss due to vacant berths in trains cannot be quantified. However, the average… Read More

Cashless Initiatives in Indian Railways

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During the period from April, 2016 to December, 2016, approximately 59% of total reserved tickets were booked through cashless mode i.e. through internet or through credit/debit cards across counters. Also, cashless transactions in case of freight business is more than 99%.

With a view to further promoting cashless transaction, it has been decided to install… Read More

Installation of Bio Toilets in Railways


The Government has provided ₹ 1155 Crores in current fiscal towards fitment of bio-toilets in coaches as part of Swachh Bharat. As of now, there are about 800 trains, which are having either some coaches or all the coaches fitted with bio-toilets.  The Zone-wise details of some of the trains having coaches equipped with bio-toilets are given below. It had… Read More

Installation of CCTV Cameras in Railway Stations


The Government has provided funds to the tune of ₹ 500 Crores have been sanctioned for provision of CCTV surveillance cameras at 983 stations. As of now, there are about 344 railway stations, where CCTV cameras have been provided.  The Zone-wise details of some of the Railway Stations where CCTV cameras have been provided are given below. As regards the … Read More

Indian Railways to eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings on Broad Gauge

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It is the  endeavour of  Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings(UMLCs) in a phased manner  by either of the following:

  • Closure – Closing unmanned level crossings having NIL/Negligible Train Vehicle Unit (TVU).
  • Merger – Merger of unmanned level crossing gate to nearby manned or unmanned gates or subway or Road Under Bridge (RUB) or Road
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Performance Oriented but no populist measure is the way forward for Indian Railways

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Rather than populist measures, performance-oriented practice is the way-forward for Indian Railways” said Mr Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in the National Conference on ‘Accounting Reforms in Indian Railways – A Strategic Mission for Sustainable Growth’, organized by Ministry of Railways in partnership with … Read More