Travel plans of railway passengers go off track

Commuters are up in arms against odd timing and cancellation of stops of special trains

published on : 17th September 2020

Railways to run 20 pairs of clone trains from September 21, passengers can book tickets 10 days prior journey

While the tickets for 19 pairs of these trains will be charged at the Humsafar Express rates, it will be at par with the Janshatabdi Express rates for the clone train between Lucknow and Delhi.

published on : 15th September 2020

Railways plans to run ‘clone trains’ to facilitate waitlisted passengers

According to the national transporter, the clone trains would be operational in the next 15 days in a phased manner.

published on : 9th September 2020

India's first bullet train project may face delay due to land acquisition, COVID: Railways

Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board V K Yadav in a press briefing also denied reports that the Japanese firms were not keen on the project.

published on : 6th September 2020

29,000-30,000 died in last three years: Railways after Niti Aayog questioning its 'zero fatality' claim

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav's clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took note of the Railways' claim and questioned the reliability of the data.

published on : 20th August 2020

Railway gains lost ground, surpasses last year's loading for August by 7 per cent so far

While on August 12, the railways loaded 3.12 MT of freight, last year on this day, it loaded 2.74 MT.

published on : 14th August 2020

Maintain 95 per cent punctuality, penalty for delay: Railways in draft performance indicators to private operators

The Railways has said the haulage charge -- the fee that private operators will pay to use Railways' infrastructure -- will be Rs 512 per km.

published on : 13th August 2020

Private trains should've sliding doors, talk-back, coach surveillance, alarms: Railways' draft specification

These are some of the specifications the Railways has demanded from private operators in trains that they will be running on the Railways network.

published on : 12th August 2020

23 players including Bombardier, Alstom attend meeting on running private trains: Railways

Railways has invited 12 Request for Qualifications for private participation in operation of passenger trains over 109 origin-destination pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern trains.

published on : 12th August 2020

Railways spends Rs 3 lakh per non-AC coach, Rs 6 lakh for AC to ensure safety against COVID-19

The railways has also installed copper coated handrails and latches as copper degrades the virus which lands on it within a few hours, the booklet said.

published on : 21st July 2020

Railways generates 1.5 lakh man-days of work for migrants returnees

“The states were selected based on the number of migrant workers who had returned home through Shramik Special trains, which the railways has been operating since May 1,” an official said.

published on : 20th July 2020

Railways set to go corporate for boosting trade

The Indian Railways, in a bid to improve its business, is all set to adopt a corporate style of functioning.

published on : 20th July 2020

First set of private trains to be introduced by 2023, all 151 such services by 2027: Railways timeline

The operation and maintenance of these trains would be governed by standards and specifications and requirements specified by Indian Railways.

published on : 19th July 2020

CCTV monitoring, water coolers on trains soon as railways gear up to resume normal operations

The national transporter, in 2018, had launched a dedicated portal to record innovative ideas of its employees across all zones and implement them across the railway network.

published on : 13th July 2020

Railways rethinking plan to convert diesel locos into electrical; to assess tech, economic viability

Addressing an online media briefing, Railway Board Chairman, VK Yadav said a high-level committee has been formed to explore the pros and cons of the conversion plan.

published on : 10th July 2020
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