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IRCTC wins Website of the Year India award for second time
New Delhi, Dec.30 : The tourism portal of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has won for a second time in a row the Most Popular Website of the Year India 2015 Award in the leisure and travel category, topping the number of online votes in an independent online election ...
Cabinet approves railway infrastructure JVs with states
New Delhi, Dec 30 : The cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of joint venture companies with state governments to undertake various railway infrastructure projects.
First broad gauge engine touches Tripura soil
Dharmanagar (Tripura), Dec.30 : 69-year long dream of the people of the landlocked state came true on Tuesday when the first broad gauge engine arrived at Dharmanagar Railway Station.
Travel luxuriously to India's heritage destinations (Travelogue)
New Delhi, Dec 30 : Fancy travelling to two popular Unesco World Heritage Sites and a city of old-world charm and multiple religious faiths on a single journey? Come January 2016 and that's exactly what you can do aboard a new 'semi-luxury heritage circuit tourist train' launched by IRCTC, a ...
Asia's largest underground railway station to open in China
Beijing, Dec 29 : Asia's largest underground railway station will open on Wednesday in the China's Shenzhen city, enabling high-speed trains to slash the travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to half an hour.
Warm Monday follows foggy morning in Delhi, six trains rescheduled
New Delhi, Dec 28 : The national capital on Monday saw another consecutive warm and partly cloudy day after a foggy morning. Northern Railway said six trains were rescheduled due to fog.
Suresh Prabhu gets SIES award for national eminence
Mumbai, Dec 25 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was conferred the prestigious 'SIES Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award' for outstanding leadership in public here on Friday evening.
Three found dead, one injured on railway track
New Delhi, Dec 25 : Three people, including a woman, were found dead along with an injured man near a railway track here on Friday morning, police said.
Three bodies found on railway track in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 25 : Three people, including a woman, were found dead along a railway track here on Friday, police said.
Train flagged off from Vajpayee's village
Bateshwar (Uttar Pradesh) Dec 24 : Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Thursday flagged off a train connecting former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ancestral village Bateshwar in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district to Etawah district on the eve of his birthday.
Moscow: Modi appreciates strong India-Russia partnership in defence
Moscow, Dec 24 : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Russia for the 16th annual India-Russia Summit, both countries on Thursday signed 16 agreements across diverse sectors-including the manufacturing of nuclear reactors, solar energy plants, railways and helicopter.
Train commemorating ex-PM Vajpayee's birthday to flag off
Agra, Dec 24 : The Indian Railways will launch a new train on Thursday to commemorate former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday.
Three trains cancelled, 24 delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Dec 24 : Poor visibility due to dense fog in the national capital affected several trains' arrival and departure on Thursday morning, a senior railway official said.
Electronic surveillance launched in select trains
New Delhi, Dec 23 : Indian Railways has introduced CCTV and video surveillance systems in select trains on a trial basis, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Railways to provide wagons for exclusive use of CIL
New Delhi, Dec 23 : Indian railways on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Coal India (CIL) for providing cargo wagons for the exclusive use of the state-run firm.
Railways to set up research centres with IITs
New Delhi, Dec 22 : Indian railways on Tuesday signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with various branches of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for setting up centres for railway research.
Two trains cancelled, 15 delayed due to dense fog
New Delhi, Dec 22 : Poor visibility due to dense fog in the national capital affected several trains' arrival and departure on Tuesday, a senior railway official said.
See Rajasthan the regal way on Desert Circuit
New Delhi, Dec 21 : The IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, has introduced a special train that offers a feel of the sights and sounds of Rajasthan, a land rich with majestic forts and tales of valour. Desert Circuit, one of the two special trains launched by the Indian Railways in ...
Odisha to be soon among leading states in rail network
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 : With an eye to the promising industrial scenario in Odisha in the next 25 years, Indian Railways will prepare a roadmap to broaden the rail network in the state to make it one of the finest in the country, a central minister said.
What is AC First on Indian Railways about?
What is it about travelling AC First on Indian Railways? I mean, how different was it from say, 2AC (I had travelled 2AC)? That's one thing I had always wondered about. So, when I realised I wasn't in a hurry and the AC First fares were exactly the same as a flight to Hyderabad, I chose the slower ...
Thailand, China launch railway project
Bangkok, Dec 19 : Thailand and China on Saturday launched a railway project, marking the beginning of bilateral cooperation to develop Thailand's first standard-gauge double-track railway line.
Harassed girl's tweet to railway ministry lands man in jail
Patna, Dec 19 : A girl, who was harassed on a running train, tweeted to the railway ministry for help following which the accused was arrested, a railway police official said here on Saturday.
Public suggestions for rail budget invited
New Delhi, Dec 16 : The central government on Wednesday invited public suggestions regarding the forthcoming Railway budget 2016-17.
Railways to create safety fund worth over Rs.1 lakh crore
New Delhi, Dec 16 : The central government on Wednesday informed parliament that Indian Railways is in the process of creating a massive fund worth over Rs.1 lakh crore to improve its safety standards.
Railways have initiated Five Year Plan model for turnaround: Prabhu
New Delhi, Dec 18 : Indian Railways have initiated a Five Year Plan model to turn the sector around, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday.
For Goa, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a real 'prabhu'!
Panaji, Dec 17 : Suresh Prabhu may well be India's railways minister, but for Goa, in Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar's words, he is nothing short of a 'prabhu' (lord) himself, especially vis-a-vis the quantum of projects sanctioned by him for India's smallest state over the last one year.
IRCTC partners Paytm for food payments
New Delhi, Dec 16 : Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Paytm to offer an additional payment gateway for food ordered through its e-catering facility.
Four injured in leopard attack at railway office
Guwahati, Dec 18 : Four people, including three Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, were injured after being attacked by a leopard which entered the headquarters of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NRF) here on Friday morning, an official said.
Kakodkar panel report: Of total 106 suggestions, 68 under ...
New Delhi, Dec. 18 : Out of the 106 recommendations made by the Kakodkar Committee on all technical- and technology-related aspects concerning safe running of train services in the country, 68 have been fully accepted and are under implementation, while the remaining 38 recommendations are under ...
Restructuring railways to bring operational efficiency on track: ...
New Delhi, Nov.18 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said the Indian Railways has initiated the process of addressing several key areas, including upgradation of rail roller shops, improvement in traffic management, cleanliness and quality of railway platforms and most importantly, ...