Category Archives: Railways

Ministry of Railways | JV Agreements with State Governments

Ministry of Railways linking Capitals of All North Eastern States by Rail Network

PIB News Update: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal   has informed that In view of the essential requirement of number of new rail infrastructure projects in various States to serve their core sector industries, ports, mines, industrial corridors etc., which cannot be taken up by Ministry of Railways at present at desired… Read More

Ministry of Railways | Status on addition of AC-III Tier Coaches

Stainless Steel Coaches – 2016 function-Indian Bureaucracy

PIB News Update: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal has informed that The number of AC III tier coaches in service as on 31st March, 2019 on Indian Railways is 7329.

The number of coaches including AC-III tier coaches, in the composition of trains depends, inter-alia, on factors like traffic pattern, schedule of train etc. … Read More

Ministry of Railways | Status on Strengthening of Railway Bridges

Railway Bridges

PIB News Update: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal  has informed that As on 01.04.2019, there are 1,50,746 Railway Bridges on Indian Railways’ network. There is a well-established system of inspection of railway bridges in Indian Railways. All the bridges are inspected twice a year, one before the onset of monsoon and one… Read More

Ministry of Railways | Optional Travel Insurance Scheme

IRCTC

PIB News Update: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal has informed that An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme with a cover of upto Rs. 10 lakh was launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC railway passengers who book online e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)… Read More

Indian Railways to economize electricity bill & reduce operating cost, taking decisive steps

Bhartiya Rail Bijli Company Limited (BRBCL)

PIB News Update: With the goal of reducing cost of electricity for traction, Indian Railways has commenced flow of additional 50 MW power (Total 100 MW) from Bhartiya Rail Bijli Company Limited (BRBCL) in the State of Bihar w.e.f. 28 November, 2019, which is expected to lead to an annual saving of Rs. 110 Crores per annum on recurring basis. Additional flow of… Read More

Ministry of Railways | Quantum of Revenue from Different Sources

Ministry of Railways

PIB News Update: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal has informed that The number of passenger traffic during the last three years is given below:… Read More

Indian Railways | ‘RailWire’ Wi-Fi goes Live in 5500 Railway Stations

Wi-Fi at Railway Stations

PIB News Update: Railways has successfully completed the work of providing free public Wi-Fi at 5500 stations across the country. Mahua Milan Railway Station of East Central Railway zone, became the 5500th station in the country to have free public Wi-Fi. This is a unique initiative as this Wi-Fi network is one of the largest Wi-Fi networks of the world.

To … Read More

RPF | All India Special drive against persons travelling in Coaches/Seats reserved for Divyangjans & Women

Railway Protection Force (RPF) conducts All India Special drive against persons

PIB News Update: Railway Protection Force (RPF) is pledged to render all the help/assistance to Divyangjans and women passengers for safer journey through Indian Railways. In a bid to crackdown against the illegal occupant of  Coaches/seats reserved for Differently abled persons and women passengers, Special drives on the occasion of the “Internation… Read More

Ministry of Railways | HOG – A Giant Leap forward through an environment friendly & energy efficient technology

Over 500 trains are running with HOG scheme

PIB News Update: Indian cities are struggling with air and noise pollution. The respiratory diseases are increasing at alarming rates in cities. Premium passenger trains fitted with Air-Conditioned coaches and running traditionally on the End-on-Generation (EOG) system are also contributing towards air and noise pollution. These trains are using… Read More

Railways sign MoU with Dept for International Development (DFID), UK

Railways signs an MoU with Department for International Development (DFID),

PIB News Update:With a goal of transforming Indian Railways into “Green Railways”, complete electrification of Railway network has been approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) which will reduce its carbon footprint and will also improve its finances through reduction in fuel cost.

As part of its obligations & commitment to reduce … Read More

Cabinet approval for pact with Germany on Railways

pact with Germany on Railways

PIB News Update: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the plan and authorised India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) to transfer 3.7 acres of land at Pragati Maidan on a 99 year fixed leasehold basis at a price of Rs. 611 crore in favour of the SPV, which will be formed by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)… Read More