Category Archives: Railways

Performance Oriented but no populist measure is the way forward for Indian Railways

Indian Railways

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

Clarification regarding Utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund

Nirbhaya Fund-Indian Bureaucracy

Some reports have appeared in a section of the press stating that the Nirbhaya Fund is underutilised. The correct position regarding the utilisation of the Nirbhaya Fund is given below.

The Ministry of Finance, Government of India had set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund in 2013, for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security… Read More

CID begins probe into derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar-Hirakhand Express

Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express

In Andhra Pradesh, the CID has started the investigation on Hirakhand Express derailment near Kuneru in Vizianagaram district in which 41 people were killed and more than one hundred injured.

A team of National Investigation Agency officials has reached Kuneru the accident spot which is in the Naxal-prone zone and it is likely to expand the scope of the ongoing… Read More

B B Verma appointed as addl Member -Planning, Railways Board


Shri B.B. Verma IRAS has been appointed as Additional Member (Planning), Railways Board. wishes Shri B.B. Verma the very best.… Read More

Indian Railways measures to Promote Digital Payments

Indian Railways

In pursuance of this announcement made by Government of India for promotion of  Digital & Cashless Economy, Ministry of Railways has initiated some additional following package of incentives and measures. This shall be made effective from 1st January 2017.

1.Ministry of Railways has decided to instruct Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) to install… Read More

Centre releases 250 cr assistance to Lucknow Metro


Ministry of Urban Development released Rs. 250 cr for the Lucknow Metro Rail project which is a joint venture project of central and Uttar Pradesh Governments.

The Ministry had earlier this year released Rs.300 cr taking the total assistance provided to the Lucknow Metro to Rs.550 cr.

Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh discussed the progress of Lucknow Metro… Read More

Suresh Prabhu reviews safety performance

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu -indianbureaucracy

Concerned with the recent spate of train accidents, the Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu held a number of meetings to review the safety performance of Indian Railways.

After the unfortunate railway accident of Train No. 19321 in November 2016, under the direction of the Railway Minister it was decided that Indian Railways would completely… Read More

Various projects of Railways Ministry inaugurated in UP

Ministry of Railways

The following services / projects of Ministry of Railways across various parts of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated / foundation stone laid / dedicated to the nation today i.e. 28 Dec 2016.

1. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Bareilly station

2. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Varanasi station

3. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Aligarh station

4. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Mathura station… Read More

Derailment 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp Help Line Number

Derailment of 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp. at Rura station on Kanpur-Tundla section No Death reported yet Injuries reported 44.  Derailment Sealdah Ajmer Ex Help Line Numberderailment-sealdah-ajmer-ex-indian-bureaucracy

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Doubles compensation rate payable to Railway accident victims

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the amounts of compensation payable in respect of Death & Injuries to the passengers involved in Accidents and Untoward Incidents. In the revised compensation rules the amount in all the categories have been doubled with respect to the existing amounts. This has been done by amending “The Railway Accidents… Read More

Railways Ministry reviews its flexi fare system

Railways Ministry reviews its flexi fare system indian bureaucracy

Ministry of Railways has reviewed Flexi Fare System in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains which was introduced in September, 2016. On the basis of review, certain decisions have been taken for the benefit of the passengers. These decisions will be implemented on an experimental basis for six months w.e.f. 20th December, 2016.

(1) 10% rebate in the basic fareRead More

Routes of Tejas and Antyodaya Trains

Antyodaya Trains indian bureaucracy

Introduction of Tejas Express and Antyodaya Express trains has been announced in Railway Budget 2016-17. As of now, introduction of 3 Tejas Express trains and 7 Antyodaya Express trains has been notified. The details are as under:

Tejas Express

(i) 22425/22426 New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express (6 days a week)

(ii) 12585/12586 Lucknow-Anand Vihar(T) Tejas… Read More