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IRCTC to launch travel insurance facility at Re 1
New Delhi, July 27 : The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to launch the facility of travel insurance for passengers who book tickets on its website. The service, scheduled to come into effect from September, can be availed at a premium of Re 1.
Railways to install 162 CCTV cameras at 10 stations in 'Red ...
New Delhi, July 27 : Indian Railways has sanctioned a proposal to install 162 CCTV cameras at the cost of Rs 3.26 crore at 10 stations falling in Maoist-affected "Red Corridor" for round-the-clock monitoring, parliament was told on Wednesday.
Honoured to help create an image for Indian Railways: Ritu Beri
New Delhi, July 27 : Fashion designer Ritu Beri, who has been roped in to design a new uniform for Indian Railways' staff, says she feels honoured to do her bit in helping to uplift the image of the institution.
Railway stations lack sanitation, not disabled-friendly: CAG
New Delhi, July 26 : Railway stations in India are unclean, lack basic amenities such as water taps, urinals, shelters, and stalls of essential goods and medicines, and are not disabled-friendly, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has said in its latest report.
Railways to add 30,000 bio toilets this year: Minister
New Delhi, July 26 : Indian Railways on Tuesday said it plans to add 30,000 bio toilets on its trains during this year.
HCC awarded Rs 1750 crore contract by IRCON
Mumbai, July 26 : Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a prestigious contract worth Rs. 1749.59 crore by IRCON International Ltd to construct two tunnels and a bridge on Katra-Banihal Section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG Railway Line Project.
IRCTC offers Rs. 10 lakh insurance cover for passengers
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Railway passengers from next month, booking tickets through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, (IRCTC) website can avail a travel accident cover of Rs. 10 lakh at a premium of one rupee.
UP: Seven school children die after van collides with train in Bhadohi
Bhadohi, July 25 : At least seven children were killed and several other sustained injuries after a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi area on Monday.
Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways ...
Guwahati, July 25 : Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal reviewed the situation yesterday as over six lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood in Assam.
Nation gets its first Green Train Corridor
Chennai, July 24 : Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, on Sunday inaugurated the country's first Green Train Corridor in Chennai.
BJP MLC arrested for trying to molest minor on-board train
Hajipur (Bihar), July 24 : Government Railway Police (GRP) on Sunday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC Tunnaji Pandey and also slapped an FIR against him for allegedly molesting a teenage girl on-board a train.
Prabhu to inaugurate first green train corridor on Sunday
New Delhi, July 23 : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday will inaugurate country's first green train corridor, between Rameshwaram and Manamadurai as all the trains running on this stretch would be provided with discharge free bio-toilets.
Prabhu to start work on new India-B'desh railway project on July 31
Agartala, July 23 : Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for a new India-Bangladesh railway project and flag-off the Agartala to New Delhi passenger train service on July 31, a Tripura minister said here on Saturday.
Suresh Prabhu inaugurates passenger amenities at Yasvantpur station
Bengaluru, July 23 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated a host of passengers services and other amenities on Saturday at the Yasvantpur station, one of the three railways stations that serve Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Northeast railway collects Rs 12 crore from ticketless travellers in ...
Agartala, July 22 : The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) registered 171,578 cases of ticketless or improper travel in the April-June quarter, collecting Rs 12.06 crore in fines, said an official on Friday.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to be ready by 2023-24: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, July 20 : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor would be completed by 2023-24.
IRCTC, SBI sign MoU on promotion of rail ticketing activities
New Delhi, July 20: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the country's largest public sector bank, State Bank of India (SBI), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hammer out a detailed plan for promotion of rail ticketing activities, including internet ticketing ...
Indian Railways to install solar panels in all railway buildings
Amritsar, July 18 : Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that in the near future, solar panels would be installed in all railway buildings across the nation.
Infosys to compensate Swathi's family soon
Bengaluru, July 15 : IT major Infosys Ltd would soon compensate the family of its late employee S. Swathi, 24, who was hacked to death by a stalker at a Chennai railway station on June 24 when she was on way to office, a company official said on Friday.
Anil Kapoor's local train stunt invites Railways' notice
Mumbai, July 15 : A day after veteran Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was seen leaning out of a suburban local train during a promotional stint for his forthcoming show "24", the Western Railway here on Friday slapped a notice on the production house demanding an explanation on the stunts by the ...
Prabhu to sanction redevelopment of Bhopal's Habibganj railway station
New Delhi, July 14 : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will on Thursday formally give his sanction to a development agreement for the redevelopment of the Habibganj Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
London industrial estate hit by massive blaze
London, July 14 : Hundreds of firefighters on Thursday were tackling a major blaze that broke out close to one of the Britain's busiest railway stations.
Trainman partners with Jugnoo to solve last mile connectivity issues
New Delhi, July 13 : Trainman, the online platform catering to Indian Railway travelers by assisting them with various train related information and intelligence, has tied up with Jugnoo, India's leading on-demand auto-rickshaw aggregator. The tie up will enable passengers to book auto-rickshaws ...
Tourists compound bootlegging problem in Goa: Konkan Railway
Panaji, July 13 : Tourists visiting Goa in search of cheap booze compound the issue of bootlegging along the Konkan Railway route, which spans across four coastal states -- Maharashtra, Goa Karnataka and Kerala, a Konkan Railway spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Mumbai observes 10th anniversary of serial train blasts
Mumbai, July 11 : Mumbaikars on Monday mourned the victims of the serial blasts in Western Railway suburban trains on July 11, 2006 when 209 persons were killed and over 700 injured.
Three trains cancelled, 12 diverted after derailment on ...
Nandurbar (Maharashtra), July 11 : The derailment of four coaches of the Surat-Nandurbar passenger train near Maharashtra's Nandurbar district late Sunday night led to cancellation of three passenger trains and diversion of 12 express trains on Monday, Western Railway officials said.
Narendra Modi wishes Suresh Prabhu on his birthday
New Delhi, July 11 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on his birthday.
Narendra Modi visits Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, remembers ...
Durban, Jul 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi went back in time as he arrived at the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station in South Africa on Saturday and visited the the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was offloaded from the train.
Narendra Modi relives Mahatma Gandhi's train journey to ...
Durban, July 9 : Reliving history, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently visiting South Africa, boarded a train at the Pentrich railway station to Pietermaritzburg station.
21 injured in Taipei train explosion, say reports
Taipei (Taiwan), July 7 : At least 21 people reported injured after a commuter train moving nearby Songshan Railway Station exploded and burst into flames on Thursday night, reported Focus Taiwan.