Indian Railways to kick off final location survey of world's highest rail track at Leh

Indian Railways to kick off final location survey of world's highest rail track at Leh

Jun 26,2017 , 02:53 PM IST | National
The Railways will kick off the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir this week.
Indian Railways to offer 20 stations to Malaysia for redevelopment

Indian Railways to offer 20 stations to Malaysia for redevelopment

Jun 07,2017 , 04:49 PM IST | Business
The Indian Railways is firming up plans to join hands with Malaysia to redevelop about 20 stations in Tier-II cities across the country.
Indian Railways Asked To Pay Rs. 75000 To Passenger Whose Seat Was Occupied By Others

Indian Railways Asked To Pay Rs. 75000 To Passenger Whose Seat Was Occupied By Others

Jun 04,2017 , 12:14 PM IST | National
The state consumer commission has asked the Indian Railways to pay Rs. 75,000 to a man for the inconvenience he suffered when his reserved seat was occupied by unauthorised persons for most part of his journey.
Railways to provide book now, pay later option

Railways to provide book now, pay later option

Jun 02,2017 , 02:23 AM IST | National
Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd official, soon passengers would be able to buy tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later.
Over 900 railway stations to have CCTV cameras

Over 900 railway stations to have CCTV cameras

May 15,2017 , 10:56 AM IST | National
Indian Railways will install CCTV surveillance system at more than 900 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs 500 crore to strengthen security at rail premises. Tenders will be floated shortly to install about 19,000 high definition CCTV cameras at 983 stations across the country to ensure round-the-clock security to passengers including women. 
Facelift for Vizag railway station

Facelift for Vizag railway station

May 11,2017 , 01:29 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As a part of Railway Station Development Project introduced by the Indian Railways, the Visakhapatnam Railway Station will be upgraded with two additional platforms coming up on the Gnanapuram side for which action plan is in progress.
Indian Railways To Acquire System To Run Trains Without Guards

Indian Railways To Acquire System To Run Trains Without Guards

May 10,2017 , 12:29 PM IST | National
  The Indian Railways will float global tenders worth over Rs. 100 crore for acquiring sophisticated equipment to run 1000 trains without guards. The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.
Railways Will Save Rs. 41,000 Crore In Next 10 Years: Suresh Prabhu

Railways Will Save Rs. 41,000 Crore In Next 10 Years: Suresh Prabhu

May 07,2017 , 08:09 AM IST | National
 Union minister Suresh Prabhu today said the railways will save Rs. 41,000 crore in the next 10 years on energy cost on account of its thrust on solar power generation and electrification.
Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers

Earnings misses, rising debts: Indian Railways turnaround hits buffers

Apr 28,2017 , 06:50 PM IST | Business
India's mammoth state railways, much of them stuck in colonial times, have missed earnings targets for the third straight year and debts have shot up, documents seen by Reuters show, raising doubts about an ambitious modernisation drive.
Quality cuisine just a click away!

Quality cuisine just a click away!

Apr 26,2017 , 04:58 AM IST | Commoner
With over 3.2 million travellers, Indian Railways is the most preferred mode of traveling in India. This major chunk accounts for 2.5% of nations GDP and is expected to grow further in this financial year. Food is a major concern for people traveling in train.
Invoking the train wanderlust

Invoking the train wanderlust

Apr 25,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Indian Railways one of the world's largest railway system that runs over 12,500 trains every day -- is more than just the country's transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life -- with a unique charm and special rhythm of its own.
Double-decker overnight AC train to be launched in July

Double-decker overnight AC train to be launched in July

Apr 24,2017 , 12:31 PM IST | National
The Indian Railways will launch in July the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express, a special class service for overnight journey that will ply on high-demand routes.
South Central Railway tops in performance and efficiency

South Central Railway tops in performance and efficiency

Apr 24,2017 , 12:22 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
The Performance Efficiency of South Central Railway in various spheres of operations during the year 2016-17 met recognition at National Level on Indian Railways, with the Zone bagging a record five All India Performance Efficiency Shields, to put it on the first place, ahead of all other Zones.
Technology is solution to all problems: Suresh Prabhu

Technology is solution to all problems: Suresh Prabhu

Apr 19,2017 , 04:09 PM IST | Business
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today advocated for the use of cutting edge technology in the transportation sector, stressing that technology is the solution of every problem.
RITES secures largest export order from Sri Lanka for Indian Railways

RITES secures largest export order from Sri Lanka for Indian Railways

Apr 17,2017 , 03:16 PM IST | Business
 Indian Railways will supply modern locomotives and train sets worth Rs 680 crore to Sri Lanka, in the largest export order for the public transporter. Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), a railways PSU, has secured its largest export order from Sri Lanka Railways for the supply of 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives and six DMU (diesel multiple units) train sets.
Indian railway introduces a see-through Vistadome coach

Indian railway introduces a see-through Vistadome coach

Apr 17,2017 , 12:58 PM IST | Business
Aiming to provide a delightful travelling experience to the picturesque Araku valley in Visakhapatnam, the Railways on Sunday introduced a see-through Vistadome coach on its Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train.
South Central Railway’s work culture hailed

South Central Railway’s work culture hailed

Apr 12,2017 , 12:34 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway complimented the work force for achieving best results during the financial year 2016-17 and earning the distinction as best performing Zone on Indian Railways.
Indian Railways all set for Modi's Digital India push

Indian Railways all set for Modi's Digital India push

Apr 10,2017 , 01:11 PM IST | National
The Indian Railways will be launching digital contract, a system of digitisation of its entire supply chain across all zones. The step is aimed at improving the ease of doing business and transparency.
What is to be done?

What is to be done?

Jan 23,2017 , 01:53 AM IST | Editors Desk
The tragic derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express near Vizianagaram is a grim reminder of alarming state of rail safety in India even as the rulers dream of running bullet trains.
It is nobody’s baby

It is nobody’s baby

Nov 22,2016 , 04:17 AM IST | Editors Desk
There may be specific reasons for every accident. But, the larger picture is the derailment of safety ecosystem in Indian Railways.