Category Archives: Railways
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to install 1,100 water vending machines at 450 stations in 2017-2018 as part of its efforts to ensure clean drinking water at low cost in rail premises across the country.
In a series of tweets, railway ministry said, a glass of 300 ml water dispensed through these machines will cost just one rupee.… Read More
The Railways launched an integrated mobile application to cater to various passenger requirements, including ticket booking, inquiry, on-board cleaning and ordering meal on a single platform.The App — Rail SAARTHI — was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Currently there are multiple mobile app by the Railways. To use different services,… Read More
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu (14 July 2017) dedicated to the nation the first 1600 HP DEMU train with Solar Powered Coaches with a unique facility of Battery Bank here today. The entire electrical need of the coaches for Lighting, Fans and Information Display System will be met from the Solar Energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs… Read More
Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ms Uma Bharti, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Jual Oram, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas(I/C), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain, MP, Loksabha Shri Nagendra Kumar… Read More
The IX Phase of the prestigious Science Express exhibition train which is on a Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017 reached Madgaon in Goa today i.e. 11 July 2017. This phase of train is being referred as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)’ highlighting the global challenge of climate change. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar… Read More
The Indian Railways has taken a big step to promote micro and small enterprises by reserving 358 items including cleaning apparatus, stationery and leather items exclusively for procurement from the MSE sector.Besides, in a relief to the MSEs, the sector has been exempted from paying tender cost and earnest money deposit for participating in the railway … Read More
As per the announcement of Budget 2016-17, Ministry of Railways sanctioned New BG line between Jeypore & Navarangpur in Odisha. The length of the new BG line is 38 Kms. The cost of the project is 747.91 Crores. The project will be completed in 3 years. The project shall be implemented on Cost-sharing basis (50% by Ministry of Railways under GBS and 50% by … Read More
Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff. The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added feature would be automatic doors.
A senior Railway Ministry … Read More
After the significant progress in the completion of the rail line in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the Indian Railways endeavours to extend the socio-economic benefits of rail transportation to other remote areas and challenging terrains of the hilly states (HP & J&K) where development is scarce. Amongst the various socially desirable projects… Read More
Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October this year.Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by these premier trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise in 30 trains –… Read More
Ministry of Railways has been laying great emphasis on improvement in Railway infrastructure in the North-eastern region.North Eastern Region is served by Northeast Frontier Railway consisting of 8 states i.e. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and Sikkim.
Out of 8 States of North Eastern Region, rail network connectivity… Read More
The Indian Railways is starting a new train Mahamana Express from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Friday. Mahamana Express would be the second train of its type. It would chug between Varanasi in Uttar Pardesh and Vadodara in Gujarat.
The first Mahamana Express with plush interiors all built under the ‘Make… Read More