Indian Railways

Underpasses, sensors to help avert jumbo deaths on tracks in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

An inter-departmental committee formed to look into the issue has submitted a proposal for two underpasses.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Hitachi Energy bags order worth Rs 160 cr to support electrification of rail routes

As the operator of the world's fourth-largest railway network, Indian Railways strives to achieve 100 per cent electrification of broad-gauge routes by 2023.

published on : 19th January 2022

Indian Railways pushes rooftop solar to meet its energy needs

With 121.47 MW of installed rooftop solar capacity in 1,094 of its railway stations, Indian Railways is looking to adopt rooftop solar in a total of 7,000 railway stations across the country.

published on : 17th January 2022

Indian Railways rename train guards as 'train managers'; salaries, duties remain unchanged

"The revised designation will not entail any change in the pay scales, methods of recruitment, existing duties and responsibilities, seniority and avenues of promotion", Railways officials clarified.

published on : 15th January 2022

In pandemic-hit 2020-21, railways earned over Rs 500 crore from Tatkal, premium Tatkal tickets

The Railways said that it earned Rs 240 crore from dynamic fares, Rs 353 crore from tatkal tickets and Rs 89 crore from premium tatkal charges in the financial year 2021-22 till September.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Indian Railways arm Brathwaite & Co. eyes IPO in 2025

Braithwaite & Co. Ltd, a little-known subsidiary of the Indian Railways, is scripting the story of a stellar turn of fortune.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Dip in staff productivity of railways: CAG report

Pointing out the reason, the CAG has stated that deterioration in staff productivity in 2019-20 as compared to the previous year was due to decline in freight carried and movement of passengers.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Will prioritise stations of religious and tourist importance for better amenities: Railway Minister

He said that millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over country and abroad also arrive at Varanasi.

published on : 25th December 2021

Three of 16 PSUs under Indian Railways suffered losses

While the KMRC incurred a loss of Rs 237 crore in 2019-20, the DFCCI’s losses amounted to Rs 91 crore and that of the BWEL Rs 1 crore.

published on : 25th December 2021

Put on thinking caps, come up with ideas: Union minister to young officers in railways

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asked young officers to envisage how they would like to see the railways by the time they reach senior positions like that of chairman or members of the board

published on : 20th December 2021

Railways bet big on Public Private Partnership route for delivery of projects

Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had recently sharing details on the results of PPP mode in the Lok Sabha. As many as 14 rail projects worth Rs 9,243 crore were completed till date.

published on : 17th December 2021

Railways offers rakes to private players with liberty to decide their business models

After pushing for the concept of ‘private trains’ and later scrapping the idea, the Railways is now trying to test the waters within the tourism sector post the pandemic by involving private players.

published on : 13th December 2021

Almost 97.25 TB of internet used monthly in railway wifi services: Union Minister Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw said Wi-Fi services are available to passengers at 6,071 railway stations across the country free of cost for the first half an hour, and on a chargeable basis thereafter.

published on : 12th December 2021

'Shri Ramayana Yatra' train gets vegetarian certification from Saatvik Council of India

The Saatvik Council of India (SCI) is a non-profit organisation that has been established with an objective to promote the certification of vegetarian food, the IRCTC's statement noted.

published on : 12th December 2021

Law and order, bad weather, agitations: Railways witness high number of train cancellations in 2020-21

Official sources added that floods were one of the most unforeseen reasons that caused the cancellation of trains in the last four years.

published on : 12th December 2021
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