Railway Ministry

'Railways has over 2.9 lakh vacancies, northern zone leads the tally': Minister in Rajya Sabha

Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said in a written reply in the House that Railways has provided employment to 3,50,204 people between 2014 and 2022.

published on : 6th August 2022

Post Covid: No bedrolls in 500-plus trains

Even with Covid curbs lifted and most passenger train services resumed, the Railways is yet to bring back its linen service in over 594 express trains.

published on : 24th May 2022

75 Vande Bharat trains to come up in India in next two years?

A little over a year ahead of the next Parliamentary elections, the Union railway ministry is working overtime to roll out the sets of 75 new semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express trains.

published on : 24th May 2022

RailTel to put converged communication system in over 230 stations in South Western Railway

This initiative of SWR to modernise - an all IP telecom infrastructure is among the first of its kind to replace the ageing Time Division Multiplexing.

published on : 11th May 2022

Railways to amend recruitment procedure 

The ministry had constituted the committee to look into the concerns following violence and vandalism of railway property in Bihar, UP and other states.

published on : 6th March 2022

No proposal to close any Railway Recruitment Board: Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

This comes after the Railway Minister was asked about the reasons behind shutting down the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Recruitment Board.

published on : 12th February 2022

Proposed Vande Bharat trains to be equipped with all world class facilities

The two Vande Bharat trains of version-I are currently running between New Delhi and Varanasi and the Delhi and Katra in Kashmir with 95 per cent of occupancy.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Public Private Partnership mode in Indian Railway quite successful, says Union Railway minister

Union Railway minister said that the Public Private Partnership mode was found a quite successful especially in providing 'last mile rail connectivity' to many ports and industrial clusters.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Kerala CM confident of getting early approval for SilverLine railway project

The detailed project report has been submitted to the Union railway ministry, finance department and central cabinet for the final nod.

published on : 5th October 2021

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman is defence minister; Piyush Goyal gets railways, Suresh Prabhu commerce

Nine new ministers have been inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers on Sunday morning and four MoS have been promoted to the Union cabinet.

published on : 3rd September 2017