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  • Luxury train 'Golden Chariot' to start its operation from March 14: IRCTC Mar 06, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Luxury train 'Golden Chariot' to start its operation from March 14: IRCTC

    Two itineraries have been planned by the IRCTC - departing from Bangalore covering various destinations in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa and then returning back to Bengaluru.

  • Platform ticket price hike temporary, to prevent COVID-19 spread, assures Centre Mar 05, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Platform ticket price hike temporary, to prevent COVID-19 spread, assures Centre

    The cost of platform tickets has also been increased in the past during festivals and rolled back eventually, when the rush lessened. It has been used for years as a short-term crowd control measure.

  • RailTel kicks off plan for paid high-speed WiFi at 4,000 railway stations Mar 04, 2021 03:29 PM IST

    RailTel kicks off plan for paid high-speed WiFi at 4,000 railway stations

    The company expects annual revenue of Rs 10-15 crore once COVID-related travel restrictions ease.

  • Railways allows zonal authorities to take call on reopening station retiring rooms Mar 03, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    Railways allows zonal authorities to take call on reopening station retiring rooms

    The Railway Board has already permitted restarting the operations of retiring rooms, Rail Yatri Niwas and hotels which are managed by the IRCTC.

  • Railways registers higher cumulative freight loading until February 28 than last year Mar 01, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Railways registers higher cumulative freight loading until February 28 than last year

    The average speed of freight trains in February 2021 was 46.09 kmph, which is more than double compared with the figures from the corresponding period last year (23.01 kmph).

  • Railways freight traffic rises marginally in April-February period Mar 01, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Railways freight traffic rises marginally in April-February period

    As of February 28, the Indian Railways' cumulative freight loading was 1,102.17 MT, slightly more than 1,102.1 MT during the April-February period last year.

  • Railways to reactivate unreserved ticket booking through its UTS on Mobile app Feb 25, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Railways to reactivate unreserved ticket booking through its UTS on Mobile app

    'Zonal Railways have been instructed that whenever unreserved train services are introduced on any zonal Railway, the zonal Railway concerned may accordingly enable UTS ON MOBILE app for issuing unreserved tickets,' the ministry added.

  • Slightly higher fares to prevent crowding, only in 3% of total trains running, clarifies govt Feb 25, 2021 08:53 AM IST

    Slightly higher fares to prevent crowding, only in 3% of total trains running, clarifies govt

    Imposition of slightly higher fares for short-distance travel is being seen as a step by the Indian Railways to prevent crowding in trains and help curb the spread of COVID-19.

  • Slightly high fare of short distance trains to discourage unnecessary travel: Railways Feb 24, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Slightly high fare of short distance trains to discourage unnecessary travel: Railways

    The railways, which has now started operating passenger or local train services, has come under fire from daily commuters, who are feeling the pinch of the rise in the fares.

  • No deaths, no injuries and 69 percent drop in accidents, Railways sets new record on safety Feb 24, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    No deaths, no injuries and 69 percent drop in accidents, Railways sets new record on safety

    Though train services were minimal during the current financial year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this can be considered as a major achievement.

  • Western Railway faces annual revenue loss of nearly Rs 5,000 crore due to COVID-19, says official Feb 24, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Western Railway faces annual revenue loss of nearly Rs 5,000 crore due to COVID-19, says official

    Many people are still reluctant to travel by train due to fear of the coronavirus, Western Railway's General Manager Alok Kansal told reporters on Tuesday.

  • Piyush Goyal asks Railways officials to give suggestions for national optimisation Feb 21, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Piyush Goyal asks Railways officials to give suggestions for national optimisation

    Piyush Goyal encouraged the officials from across the railway zones to share with the board their best practices and policy suggestions for national optimisation, according to an official release.

  • Cabinet may take up new land policy for Concor within two weeks Feb 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Cabinet may take up new land policy for Concor within two weeks

    The wait for a new Land Licensing Fee was considered a key roadblock in the privatisation of Container Corporation (Concor). The new policy is expected to bring down the land lease rates for use of railway land for industrial purposes

  • Interview | COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new growth opportunities for us: RailTel's Puneet Chawla Feb 17, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Interview | COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new growth opportunities for us: RailTel's Puneet Chawla

    In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, Puneet Chawla, Chairman and Managing Director of Railtel, said the company was looking aggressively on diversifying into sectors like village Wi-Fi, health and education.

  • Interview | DFCs to raise rail share in freight traffic to 45%: Ravindra Kumar Jain, MD, DFCCIL Feb 16, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Interview | DFCs to raise rail share in freight traffic to 45%: Ravindra Kumar Jain, MD, DFCCIL

    DFCs have faced many difficulties, the biggest one was land acquisition and the second one was the removal of shifting of utilities.

  • No date fixed for resumption of all passenger trains: Ministry of Railways Feb 15, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    No date fixed for resumption of all passenger trains: Ministry of Railways

    Clarification is constantly being given to the media about it for the last few days. It is being reiterated again that no such date has been fixed for resumption of all passenger trains operations, the Ministry of Railways clarified in a statement.

  • No passenger died in train accident in almost 22 months: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Feb 12, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    No passenger died in train accident in almost 22 months: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

    The last passenger death due to a railway accident happened on March 22, 2019. Since then, for nearly 22 months, we have not reported a single passenger death due to train accidents.

  • Indian Railways rolls out AC 3-tier economy class coach Feb 11, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Indian Railways rolls out AC 3-tier economy class coach

    Several design improvements have also been made for improving passenger comfort like redesigning the AC ducting to provide individual vents for each berth, the ministry said in a statement.

  • Indian Railways achieves record freight loading in January 21 Feb 09, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Indian Railways achieves record freight loading in January 21

    As per the statistics till February 8, Indian Railways loading was 30.54 million tonnes which include 13.61 MT of coal, 4.15 MT of iron ore, 1.04 MT of foodgrains, 1.03 MT of fertilizers, 0.96 MT of mineral oil and 1.97 MT of cement (excluding clinker).

  • Rationalise both freight and passenger fares prudently: Parliamentary panel to railways Feb 05, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Rationalise both freight and passenger fares prudently: Parliamentary panel to railways

    The committee also said since the demand for transport is elastic in a competitive market, it would like the railways to be mindful of the fact that any increase in fares should be confined to a certain limit depending upon the competition from other transport modes.

  • Railways' revenue declined by Rs 36,993 crore in 2020 due to pandemic: Govt Feb 03, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Railways' revenue declined by Rs 36,993 crore in 2020 due to pandemic: Govt

    In written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister said this decline in revenue was due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic, consequential lockdown and partial operation of passenger services.

  • Why Mumbai’s lifeline — the local train — must take a bow Feb 03, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Why Mumbai’s lifeline — the local train — must take a bow

    Mumbai’s locals can't be seen as just a network of train services linking the commercial areas to the residential suburbs. Considered relatively cheap and fast, these locals are the region's lifeline – much like the London Underground and New York’s subway network

  • 3 new dedicated freight corridors to see Rs 2.17 lakh crore investment Feb 02, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    3 new dedicated freight corridors to see Rs 2.17 lakh crore investment

    The asset monetisation plan includes leasing out the tracks to private players to operate their trains

  • Indian Railways to resume Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express operations on February 14 Jan 28, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Indian Railways to resume Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express operations on February 14

    IRCTC had restarted Tejas Express operations in October 2020 to cater to the growing demand ahead of the festive season, after a hiatus of seven months amid the coronavirus pandemic. However in November 2020, it announced cancellation of these services citing to low occupancy.

  • With infrastructure push, Railways to see highest-ever capex in 2021-22 Jan 27, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    With infrastructure push, Railways to see highest-ever capex in 2021-22

    Indian Railways' capex was pegged at Rs 161,042 crore in 2020-21 and this is likely to grow in double-digits in 2021-22

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