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Railways rope in SHGs to promote local cuisine
New Delhi, Dec 2 : The Railways Ministry has decided to rope in Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to make regional cuisines available to train passengers, an official statement said on Friday.

202 railway stations identified for Integrated Security System
New Delhi, Dec 2 : A total of 202 "sensitive" railway stations have been identified for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS), Parliament was told on Friday.

IRCTC's conceirge service now on phone
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Railway passengers can now use their phones to avail IRCTC's concierge service at railway stations through round the clock 139 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) facility, a statement said on Friday.

Special trains for Mahaparinirvan Diwas
New Delhi, Dec 1 : Central Railway has decided to run 12 suburban special trains on Tuesday, the occasion of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's Mahaparinirvan Divas (death anniversary), an official statement said.

Gupta takes charge as Railway Board member
New Delhi, Dec 1 : Ravindra Gupta on Thursday took over charge as Member, Rolling Stock, of Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Union Government.

India-financed rail project to enhance connectivity in West Africa
Accra, Dec 1 : An India-financed $398 million railway project will push trade in eastern and northern Ghana and also open up landlocked countries in West Africa.

Nod to insurance payouts to kin of Kanpur rail accident victims
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday said insurance companies had technically approved payouts to kin of five passengers of the Indore-Rajendra Nagar Express, who opted for optional travel insurance scheme while booking e-tickets.

Railway lines to be constructed along border: Gohain
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The government on Wednesday said the Ministry of Defence has 'initiated the proposal' to construct railway lines along the country's borders with China, Nepal and Pakistan.

Major railway stations provided with CCTV cameras: Gohain
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The government on Wednesday said over 340 major railway stations across the country have been provided with CCTV cameras for round-the-clock surveillance by Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Railways float EoI for MAGLEV trains: Gohain
New Delhi, Nov 30 : The government on Wednesday said the Indian Railways have floated a tender inviting 'Expression of Interest' (EOI) for the development of high speed MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) trains in India.

No impact of demonetisation on railways: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Nov 29 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said the demonetisation move will eventually help improve the country's tax administration and stressed the Railways was not adversely impacted by it in any manner.

Escaped Khalistani terrorist Mintoo arrested in Delhi, sent to police ...
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested at a railway station here on Monday morning, a day after he escaped from a high security prison in Punjab.

TopRankers launches its exclusive offline app
New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): TopRankers, a Bengaluru-based online test preparation portal which enables students to prepare for competitive exams through an innovative platform, announced the launch of its offline mobile app exclusively for students preparing for Banking and Government exams ...

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate railway line
Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov. 28 (ANI): Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmenistan counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow officially inaugurated the Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) Railway Line between the two countries on Monday.

Afghan, Turkmen Presidents inaugurate Asian International Railway ...
Ashgabat, Nov 28 : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Monday officially inaugurated the Asian International Railway line connecting the two countries at a special ceremony organised in Turkmenabad, local media reported.

Punjab jailbreak: Terrorist Mintoo arrested in Delhi
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Nov 28 : Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested at a railway station in Delhi on Monday morning, a day after he escaped from a high security prison in Punjab.

Simultaneous election will not confuse voters: Prabhu
New Delhi, Nov 26 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that voters would not get confused if parliamentary and state assembly elections were held simultaneously.

'Mysterious object' on train causes chaos at Bhopal station
Bhopal, Nov 25 : The discovery of a mysterious object at Habibganj railway station of then Madhya Pradesh capital city on Friday created chaos, but on investigation it was found to be just another iron rod.

69 railway coaches fitted with CCTVs on pilot basis
New Delhi, Nov 25 : The government on Friday said that the Indian Railways has installed CCTV cameras in 69 coaches on a pilot basis to improve the safety and security of passengers, including women and children.

Railways to provide some work under MGNREGA
New Delhi, Nov 25 : The government on Friday said that the Railway Ministry and the Rural Development Ministry have identified construction and maintenance works to be carried under the national employment guarantee act -- MGNREGA.

Survey to begin in December on rail link to Char Dham
Dehradun, Nov 25 : A survey for laying a railway line connecting four important Hindu shrines in the hills of Uttarakhand would be undertaken soon, an official said on Friday.

Two held with Rs 27 lakh in new currency notes
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Two persons were apprehended with Rs 27 lakh in new currency notes at the Nizamuddin Railway Station here, the police said on Thursday evening.

Railways holds safety review meeting
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Four days after the Kanpur rail derailment tragedy claimed over 149 lives, the Indian Railways on Thursday held a safety review meeting with the staffs of six railway zones and asked them to give top priority to safety.

Processing insurance payment for train disaster victims: IRCTC
New Delhi, Nov 24 : The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) on Thursday said it is processing insurance payment to families of five people who died in the Patna-Indore Express derailment.

Modi's foreign policy lauded at book launch
New Delhi, Nov 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has redefined India's foreign policy and the rapport he has developed with foreign leaders is "phenomenal", Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.

No transaction fee on card payments, rail e-ticketing till Dec 31
New Delhi, Nov 23 : With the aim to promote online and card payments, the Finance Ministry on Wednesday waived off the transaction fee on RuPay debit cards, public sector banks' debit cards and railway e-ticketing till December 31 with an advise to private sector banks to follow suit, it was ...

Railways waives off service tax for booking online tickets
New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI): In an endeavour to relieve customers, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in the wake of demonetisation drive has done away with service tax charges on online bookings done through its website till 31st of December.

Railways waives off service tax for booking online tickets
New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that it would waive off service charges for E-tickets and I-tickets booked through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) in a bid to encourage cashless transactions from November 23 to December 31, officials said.

Kanpur train tragedy: Jhansi DRM transferred, five engineers suspended
New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 : Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Jhansi, Santosh Aggarwal has been transferred and five engineers suspended after the Indore-Patna Express tragedy near Kanpur on Sunday morning that claimed as many as 146 lives and left scores injured.

Trains in Bengal's Dooars halted to save elephants
Maligaon/Kolkata, Nov 22 : The Northeast Frontier Railway on Tuesday halted train services in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours after receiving information about movement of elephant herds in the areas near Rajabhatkhowa station in Alipurduar district, an official said.

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