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Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Delists Juice Brand After Ex-Rail Minister Complains Of 'Kachra'

Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Delists Juice Brand After Ex-Rail Minister Complains Of 'Kachra'

Oct 02,2017 , 08:36 AM IST | National
The Indian Railways' catering wing, IRCTC, has delisted a juice brand after former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi complained that he was served a "contaminated" drink onboard a premium train.
Railways Looks To Use Advanced Technology For Rail Safety

Railways Looks To Use Advanced Technology For Rail Safety

Sep 29,2017 , 08:05 AM IST | National
 Indian Railways is working with the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO to build and deploy safety mechanisms for safer rail journeys, union minister Piyush Goyal said today. He said he met with ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar a few days ago and the Indian Railways along with RailTel are working together to explore use of space technology for railway safety.
India says work on GE's locomotive factory on track

India says work on GE's locomotive factory on track

Sep 28,2017 , 03:56 PM IST | Business
U.S. firm General Electric’s plan to build a diesel locomotive factory in eastern India is on track, the railways minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay concerns that the state-controlled network was making changes to the contract.
Steel ministry criticises SAIL as shortage hits railway upgrade

Steel ministry criticises SAIL as shortage hits railway upgrade

Sep 23,2017 , 02:02 PM IST | Business
The Indian government has criticised state-run Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for its failure to supply rails to Indian Railways, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour

Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour

Sep 17,2017 , 06:34 PM IST | Business
Ministry officials said the new directive will help Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) to resolve such disputes on board by preventing anyone from taking catnaps beyond the permissible time.
Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

Sep 14,2017 , 03:03 PM IST | National
The announcement of Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train has received mixed reactions from the people of Mumbai, but they were unanimous in their demand for reforms in Mumbai's local trains over the introduction of a bullet train.
Railways permit m-Aadhar as ID proof

Railways permit m-Aadhar as ID proof

Sep 14,2017 , 09:16 AM IST | Telangana
The Ministry of Railways has decided to permit m- Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app namely m- Aadhar launched by UIDAI) as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class.
Due to floods, 24 trains from Visakhapatnam cancelled

Due to floods, 24 trains from Visakhapatnam cancelled

Sep 08,2017 , 09:24 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Owing to the flood situation in the North East, the Railway Authorities are taking extra precautions and have cancelled 24 trains going to North-Eastern parts of India.
Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways

Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways

Sep 03,2017 , 03:38 PM IST | National
Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named India's Defence Minister in a reshuffle-cum-expansion of his ministry carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also saw Piyush Goyal take charge of Indian Railways.
Rail safety is now a priority, says Railway Board's new chief Ashwani Lohani

Rail safety is now a priority, says Railway Board's new chief Ashwani Lohani

Aug 29,2017 , 02:33 PM IST | National
On August 25, six coaches of the Andheri-bound local train derailed in Mumbai, injuring six passengers.
Linke Hoffman Busch (LHB) coaches

Linke Hoffman Busch (LHB) coaches

Aug 28,2017 , 12:46 AM IST | Hans Classroom
Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches are the passenger compartments of Indian Railways that have been developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom) and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, India.
Safety standards derailed at Railways

Safety standards derailed at Railways

Aug 28,2017 , 12:42 AM IST | News Analysis
Two rail accidents occur, about 30 people die, Railway Board chief resigns, Air India chief replaces him, Railway Minister offers to quit. These are the quick successive developments in the last week of August.
Ram Rahim verdict: Total 340 trains of Punjab, Haryana routes affected today

Ram Rahim verdict: Total 340 trains of Punjab, Haryana routes affected today

Aug 26,2017 , 12:16 PM IST | National
In wake of the tense situation in Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring area after conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 1999 rape case, a total of 340 trains, in Punjab and Haryana areas, have been cancelled or shortly terminated on Saturday, said the Indian Railways.
Rlys eyes Rs 26k cr savings in energy costs over 10 years through electrification

Rlys eyes Rs 26k cr savings in energy costs over 10 years through electrification

Jul 31,2017 , 08:05 PM IST | Business
The Indian Railways has chalked out a blueprint to electrify its network over the next ten years that will result in an estimated total savings of Rs 26,400 crore on energy costs, a ministry official said. The energy bill of the public transporter is around Rs 32,000 crore a year, of which diesel accounts for Rs 16,000- 18,000 crore. 
Travel from Delhi to Chandigarh no more a pain, train time cut to 2 hours

Travel from Delhi to Chandigarh no more a pain, train time cut to 2 hours

Jul 31,2017 , 03:55 PM IST | Business
Currently, the Shatabdi Express covers the 245 km distance in about three hours and 30 minutes travelling at a maximum speed of 110 kmh.
Railways reward women cricketers

Railways reward women cricketers

Jul 28,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Sports
Union minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of the Indian women's cricket, who are employed with the Indian Railways.
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. 

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