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  • Indian Railways to run 392 special festive trains from today Oct 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Indian Railways to run 392 special festive trains from today

    To cater to the growing demand during the festive season including Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt Puja, special trains will be run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi and Lucknow, among others.

  • Volume recovery to aid govt’s divestment efforts for Concor, but niggling worries remain Oct 20, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    Volume recovery to aid govt’s divestment efforts for Concor, but niggling worries remain

    The improvement in container traffic at Indian Railways and major ports augurs well for Concor. But earnings benefits are uncertain as competitive intensity remains high

  • Indian Railways' freight revenue rises in October, hints at demand revival Oct 17, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    Indian Railways' freight revenue rises in October, hints at demand revival

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 16 said a V-shaped recovery is being seen in several high-frequency indicators.

  • Tejas Express train services to resume from October 17; here are new rules for passengers Oct 17, 2020 10:42 AM IST

    Tejas Express train services to resume from October 17; here are new rules for passengers

    The Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains were suspended on March 19 amid coronavirus pandemic and from today onwards both the trains restart its operations.

  • Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav dismisses speculations, says sleeper class will continue Oct 15, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav dismisses speculations, says sleeper class will continue

    The new timetable will be implemented when regular train services resume and it is difficult to tell a time period when it will come into effect, says Yadav.

  • Indian Railways approves Alstom's e-locos to run freight trains at maximum speed of 120 kmph Oct 14, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Indian Railways approves Alstom's e-locos to run freight trains at maximum speed of 120 kmph

    Planned to be deployed for operations on major freight routes of the railways, including the dedicated freight corridors (DFCs), they are expected to increase the average speed of freight trains in the country by at least 20-25 kmph, the company said.

  • Mumbai local: 10 AC train services to start from October 15 Oct 14, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Mumbai local: 10 AC train services to start from October 15

    Of the 10 ac trains, two trains will be slow trains running DOWN direction between Mahalaxmi- Borivali and the other, UP direction between Borivali- Churchgate. The rest will be eight fast trains - four will run DOWN direction between Churchgate-Virar and the other four in UP direction between Virar-Churchgate.

  • Indian Railways to operate 392 festive special trains Oct 13, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Indian Railways to operate 392 festive special trains

    These trains will run between October 20 and November 30, 2020.

  • Indian Railways refutes report of doing away with concessions for senior citizens, students Oct 12, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    Indian Railways refutes report of doing away with concessions for senior citizens, students

    "All concessions were withdrawn due to COVID-19, except some students and some with certain health conditions. The only motive was and is to discourage people from unnecessary travel. These restrictions are under constant review and will be thoroughly reviewed as trains services are restored to normal," a Railway spokesperson told Moneycontrol.

  • IRSDC MD Lohia defends 'user fee' for stations, says infrastructure can only be developed if passengers pay Oct 12, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    IRSDC MD Lohia defends 'user fee' for stations, says infrastructure can only be developed if passengers pay

    The railways has turned to private players to redevelop stations and wants to bid out at least 50 stations by March 2021. How will the plan work out and what about the user charge that is facing opposition? IRSDC MD and CEO Sanjeev Kumar Lohia answers these questions and more

  • Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22 Oct 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST

    Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22

    In the past six months, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian Railway has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year.

  • Railway receives 120 applications in response to private train RFQ; 14 of 15 companies Indian Oct 07, 2020 09:41 PM IST

    Railway receives 120 applications in response to private train RFQ; 14 of 15 companies Indian

    In all 120 applications have been received for the 12 clusters, from 15 applicant firms," the ministry said in a statement.

  • Railways to start 39 more special trains soon, here's the full list Oct 07, 2020 08:02 PM IST

    Railways to start 39 more special trains soon, here's the full list

    The new 39 trains are the air conditioned trains with sleeper and seating accommodation. Most of the trains belong to the category of AC Express, Duronto, Rajdhani and Shatabdi. The date of operation of these trains is yet to be declared.

  • Indian Railways: Now book train tickets on the Amazon App Oct 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Indian Railways: Now book train tickets on the Amazon App

    Indian Railways: As an introductory offer, Amazon is offering discounts for IRCTC train ticket bookings on Amazon Pay.

  • Railways restores second reservation chart system issued 30 minutes before journey after COVID-19 hiatus Oct 07, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    Railways restores second reservation chart system issued 30 minutes before journey after COVID-19 hiatus

    Ticket booking facility across PRS counters and online platforms such as the IRCTC website will also be allowed in between the release of the first and second reservation charts.

  • Coronavirus impact | Commuting on Mumbai-Nashik special train now costs Rs 25,000 per month: Report Oct 07, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Commuting on Mumbai-Nashik special train now costs Rs 25,000 per month: Report

    The monthly pass of Panchavati Express, which connects Mumbai and Nashik, which was earlier priced between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000, now costs passengers nearly Rs 25,000 per month.

  • Railways restores earlier system of issuing second reservation chart 30 min before train departure Oct 06, 2020 09:21 PM IST

    Railways restores earlier system of issuing second reservation chart 30 min before train departure

    The second reservation charts were prepared between 30 minutes to 5 minutes before scheduled/rescheduled time of departure of trains.

  • Railways' vertical lift Pamban sea-bridge soon to be a reality; here are all the details Oct 06, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    Railways' vertical lift Pamban sea-bridge soon to be a reality; here are all the details

    As per to the proposed plan, the new "vertical lift bridge" will be three metres higher than the old bridge and have a navigational air clearance of 22 metres above sea level. The previous Pamban rail sea-bridge is 106 years old and connects Rameswaram in Pamban Island and Dhanuskodi in mainland Tamil Nadu.

  • Fourth Kisan Rail train to ply between Nagpur and Delhi Oct 01, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    Fourth Kisan Rail train to ply between Nagpur and Delhi

    The Railways is yet to take any decision related to user charges at railway stations.

  • Maharashtra Unlock 5 guidelines: All you need to know Sep 30, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    Maharashtra Unlock 5 guidelines: All you need to know

    The state government has stated that cinema halls and schools will remain closed in Maharashtra.

  • Indian Railways: 14% newly commissioned diesel locos failed within 100 days, not enough LHB coaches manufactured, says CAG Sep 30, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Indian Railways: 14% newly commissioned diesel locos failed within 100 days, not enough LHB coaches manufactured, says CAG

    Defective material in loco manufacturing, bad workmanship main reasons. CAG also pulls up Railways on LHB coaches. A committee had recommended a switchover to the manufacture of these coaches by 2012. However, it came into effect only from April 1, 2018.

  • JSPL receives rail supplier status from Indian Railways Sep 30, 2020 02:52 PM IST

    JSPL receives rail supplier status from Indian Railways

    Railway Board has accepted the field performance test report of RDSO and considered UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails are suitable for use in Indian Railways, it added.

  • No pantry cars in trains? Railways' austerity drive may irk passengers Sep 30, 2020 08:04 AM IST

    No pantry cars in trains? Railways' austerity drive may irk passengers

    "Passengers won’t be taking this move in a positive manner. With airlines like SpiceJet beefing up its services to smaller towns and cities, people will prefer to travel by air because of the time factor and this is going to hit Railways," Nishant Pitti, chief executive and co-founder, EaseMyTrip.com, told Moneycontrol.

  • Railways may charge Rs 10-35 user fees in train fares for using redeveloped stations Sep 28, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    Railways may charge Rs 10-35 user fees in train fares for using redeveloped stations

    The Railways had earlier clarified that user fee would be levied only across stations which will be redeveloped and those that have high footfalls.

  • Why the CAG found Indian Railways' finances in a sorry state Sep 25, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    Why the CAG found Indian Railways' finances in a sorry state

    The CAG peeked through Indian Railways’ window and found it was dressing up numbers. Including advance freight earnings has done little to tackle the national transporter’s continuing pain. Internal resource generation has dwindled and dependence on borrowings is rising

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