Category: Indian Railways

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Firms to Decide Fares for Private Trains

Firms to Decide Fares for Private Trains

The Indian Railways recently announced seeking bids and proposals from private firms for the running of private passenger trains. Private firms will be given an opportunity to run around 151 private passenger trains on various […]

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Indian Railways Announce Schedule Change for Special Trains; Check Details

The Indian Railways has been running about 115 pairs of Special Trains across the nation since May 12 for helping passengers reach their homes in various states & cities. However, on Tuesday, the railway authorities […]

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What to Expect from Private Trains to be introduced by Indian Railways?

The Indian railways are on a spree to better the services provided alongside generating job opportunities for the workforce in the country. In a recent step, the national transporter invited applications & bids from private […]

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Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant to Run Trains

Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant to Run Trains

In a first-of-its-kind world event, the Indian Railways has set up Solar Plant in Madhya Pradesh to facilitate the running of trains from the state. The plant has been set up in Bina of Madhya […]

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Cut in Halts & Trains Possible with New Indian Railways Timetable

The Indian Railways has currently suspended all the passenger train services in the nation till August 12 as a preventive measure against the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. However, as per recent reports, it is believed […]

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Indian Railways Look at Privatization of Trains; Invites Proposals

In a recent bid, the Indian Railways has asked private companies to submit proposals and offers to operate private passenger trains in the country for the first time ever. As per a statement released by […]

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Indian Railways Run Three Loaded Trains Together; Creates History

Indian Railways Run Three Loaded Trains Together; Creates History

The Indian Railways touched upon a new milestone in its journey of moving ahead as it successfully joined and ran three loaded trains together in an ‘Anaconda’ formation, carrying 1500 tonnes of material. The three-in-one […]

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The Indian Railways on Tuesday decided to expand its local train services in Mumbai to 350 trains from Wednesday, the Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal announced. Recently, the railway authorities had started local train services in Mumbai after a gap of three months. As per an official statement released by the national transporter, from July 1, Central Railways and Western Railways will begin running an additional of 150 and 148 local trains in Mumbai respectively. "Essential staff including those of Centre, IT, defence, Raj Bhavan will be allowed on these local trains currently and with no general passengers yet," Goyal said. The services shall remain open only for people identified as essential staff in the city. The services can be further modified as per the demand and ensuring social distancing norms during travel. The trains will halt at major stations only for both fast & harbour lines, and people carrying an identity card will only be allowed to board these trains. Currently, the Indian Railways is running 200 local trains in and around Mumbai with about 130 trains running between CSMT and Kasara/Karjat/Kalyan/Dombivali/Thane on the main line and 70 running between CSMT and Panvel on the harbour line, as specified by an official statement from the railway authorities.

Railways to run 350 Local trains from Wednesday

The Indian Railways on Tuesday decided to expand its local train services in Mumbai to 350 trains from Wednesday, the Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal announced. Recently, the railway authorities had started local train services […]

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Tatkal Bookings Now Open for Special Trains

Tatkal Bookings Now Open for Special Trains

The Indian Railways on Monday, June 29, opened Tatkal Bookings for all the Special Trains, the booking shall be applicable on journeys beginning on June 30. The Indian Railways is currently running 115 pairs of […]

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Indian Railways Offer Disposable Linen in Trains

Indian Railways Offer Disposable Linen in Trains

In the wake of increasing coronavirus cases in the nation & to prevent the spread of disease among passengers & staff, the Indian Railways had stopped providing linen to passengers traveling in AC trains. People […]

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Indian Railways Prepares 1.91 PPE Kits, 7.33 Lakh Masks for Staff

Indian Railways Prepares 1.91 PPE Kits, 7.33 Lakh Masks for Staff

The national transporter, Indian Railways recently announced that it had produced about 1.91 Lakh PPE kits, 7.33 Lakh masks as well as 66.4 kilos of sanitizer till June 24, 2020. The items have been prepared […]

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Indian Railways to Adopt Operation-theatre like fresh air for AC Coaches

Indian Railways to Adopt Operation-theatre like fresh air for AC Coaches

The AC coaches in Indian trains are now expected to have operation-theatre like fresh air strategy adoption. The decision comes in the wake of the current prevalence of coronavirus and looks at replacing the circulated […]

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No Trains Cancelled, clarifies Indian Railways

No Trains Cancelled, clarifies Indian Railways

The reports of regular trains till August 12, 2020, being canceled by Indian Railways have been doing rounds on the internet. While the reports raised various speculations, the authorities came forward to clarify the news […]

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Indian Railways to Generate 8 Lakh Jobs for Migrants

Indian Railways to Generate 8 Lakh Jobs for Migrants

The Ministry of Railways announced that it would be generating around 8-lakh man-day jobs for migrant workers and others in the next 125 days till October 31. The job opportunity will be provided to people […]

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Four Major Stations to be Revamped into Airport-like hubs

Four Major Stations to be Revamped into Airport-like hubs

After establishing dominance in maintaining punctuality records & achieving milestones like no railway fatalities, the authorities are now working towards infrastructure improvements. As per a recent announcement Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC), is all […]

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Indian Railways to Give Full-refund for Tickets Booked Before Mid-April

The Indian Railways has recently announced to refund full-fare amount for regular schedule train tickets booked on or before April 14. In the announcement, the national transporter mentioned to soon begin with the refund process. […]

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Indian Railways Introduce ‘Ultra Violet Sanitizer Box’ for Document Sanitization

Indian Railways Introduce ‘Ultra Violet Sanitizer Box’ for Document Sanitization

As a part of one of the most innovative measures adopted by Indian Railways to prevent further spread of COVID-19 among the railways’ staff, RPF staff, medical staff & passengers, the authorities have introduced an […]

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Railway Ministry to ease procurement norms; Adopts Single-Window System For Vendor Approvals

Railway Ministry to ease procurement norms; Adopts Single-Window System For Vendor Approvals

The Railways Ministry in a bid to ease making doing business easier for local vendors across the nation undertook a major initiative of easing procurement norms. As per the newly created norms, the railway ministry […]

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5,231 non-AC coaches Converted to COVID care centres by Indian Railways

5,231 non-AC coaches Converted to COVID care centres by Indian Railways

Achieving a major breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19 outbreak, the Indian Railways has turned around 5231 non-AC train coaches in COVID care centres. The transformation of railway coaches into COVID care centres is being […]