An Indian Railways passenger was left fuming after being forced to shell out Rs 70 for a cup of tea worth Rs 20.
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The AC tourist train will be operated with the help of a corporate business associate who will be responsible for providing on-board as well off-board services to the passengers, including accommodation, meals and local sight seeing.
While 539 trains were affected, 529 were cancelled including 181 mail/express trains and 348 passengers trains.
A total of 316 train services have been affected due to the ongoing agitation against the Agnipath scheme, the Railways said.
Container Corporation of India Ltd has awarded RITES Ltd a contract worth Rs 364.56 crore, the railway consultancy business announced on Thursday.
The 'South Star Rail' has 20 coaches including 1st, 2nd and 3rd class AC coaches and sleeper coaches.
As part of the new policy, the government will provide a grant of up to Rs 1.5 crore, to selected startups, on an equal sharing basis with the provision of milestone-wise payment.
If passengers are found carrying extra luggage without paying for it, they will be fined six times the luggage price, the Railway Ministry stated.
The average railway ticket bookings recorded by IRCTC rose to 15.5-16.5 lakh a day in March and April, but fell to around 12.5 lakh in May, a railway ministry official said, against 13.2 lakh in May 2019, before the pandemic hit.
Sujeet Swami claimed the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation in its reply to his RTI query said 2.98 lakh users — many of whom might have brought multiple tickets — would get refund of Rs 35 on each ticket amounting to a total of Rs 2.43 crore.
The EBITDA was up 92 percent YoY at Rs 278.5 crore, as compared to Rs 145 crore in the corresponding period last year.
Replicating the concept of Vande Bharat trains, the 16-coach 'Gati Shakti' train can clock 160 kmph and will be manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
Indian Railways has announced an 18-day special tourist train, starting June 21, that will take pilgrims to places associated with Lord Ram. A look at what the package offers.
Titagarh Wagons has received the letter of acceptance for an order for manufacture and supply of 24,177 wagons from Indian Railways consisting of 19,854 BCNA Wagons and 4,323 BOXNHL Wagons, company said in a stock exchange filing.
Titagarh Wagons would be supplying 24,177 wagons to the Indian Railways over a period of 39 months.
Following the disruption, a number of passengers, mostly office-goers, complained that trains on the harbour line, which provides connectivity to Navi Mumbai and western suburbs with south Mumbai, were running late by at least 15-20 minutes during the morning rush hour.
In its reply to a Right to Information query filed by Madhya Pradesh-based Chandra Shekhar Gaur, the Railways said that between March 20, 2020 and March 31, 2022, the Railways did not offer concessions to 7.31 crore senior citizen travellers.
"Both coal companies and railways have envisaged to jointly ensure per day coal loading of 415 rakes of domestic coal and 30 rakes of imported coal to power sector," the railways said in a statement.
Indian utilities are scrambling to get hold of coal supplies to cope with record high power demand, but Indian Railways' inability to supply enough trains makes it difficult to boost coal stocks, which are at their lowest levels in years.
Alstom is also making freight locomotives for the Indian Railways, setting up rail tracks and supplying components.
Based on the feedback of passengers on the "new product", plans will be drawn to expand the concept to other trains, officials said.
The new berths were launched on Mother's Day. They are foldable and come equipped with straps to secure babies.
The Somnath Railway station will be developed by adopting Green Building Concept for energy saving.
As on May 1, some 83 of the 150 power plants running on domestic coal reported critically low coal levels and many of them cited lack of rakes as the reason. On April 29, the railways cancelled 657 mail and passenger trains to ensure faster movement of coal rakes