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  • Union Budget may propose 100,000 km of new railway tracks: Report Dec 09, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    Union Budget may propose 100,000 km of new railway tracks: Report

    At current costs, laying normal 100,000 km tracks would cost Rs 15-20 trillion. This could vary depending on the movement of prices of basic inputs such as steel.

  • Muddled Reforms: Indian Railways Management Service is a train to nowhere Dec 08, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    Muddled Reforms: Indian Railways Management Service is a train to nowhere

    The implementation of the IRMS in its current form is unlikely to help the Railways attract the best talent or become a more efficient organisation. Focusing on structural reforms is advisable

  • Indian Railways' freight earnings up 16% YoY to Rs 1,05,905 crore so far this fiscal Dec 01, 2022 06:02 PM IST

    Indian Railways' freight earnings up 16% YoY to Rs 1,05,905 crore so far this fiscal

    Sharing the monthly figures, the Railways said an originating freight loading of 123.9 MT was achieved in November 2022, which was 5 percent higher as compared to 116.96 MT recorded in November 2021.

  • IRCTC allowed to customise menu to include food for diabetics, infants, health aficionados Nov 15, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    IRCTC allowed to customise menu to include food for diabetics, infants, health aficionados

    According to a note sent by the Railway Board to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the move is aimed at improving catering services on trains and give passengers more options.

  • 82% of Indian Railways’ broad gauge network electrified Nov 10, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    82% of Indian Railways’ broad gauge network electrified

    As on October 31, 53,470 route kilometre (RKM) of the total 65,141 RKM broad gauge network has been electrified

  • Survey work going on for bullet train project in Varanasi, says Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Nov 05, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Survey work going on for bullet train project in Varanasi, says Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Plans are also afoot to connect Kashi station with air and water routes and its design is being worked on, Vaishnaw said.

  • Maharashtra: Fire in parcel van of Mumbai-bound Shalimar Express train, passengers safe; services on route delayed Nov 05, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Maharashtra: Fire in parcel van of Mumbai-bound Shalimar Express train, passengers safe; services on route delayed

    Three fire tenders of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) were pressed into service to douse the flames, another official said.

  • Railways' freight earnings cross Rs 92,000 crore this fiscal, up 17% YoY Nov 01, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Railways' freight earnings cross Rs 92,000 crore this fiscal, up 17% YoY

    On a cumulative basis from April to October 2022, a freight loading of 855.63 metric tonnes has been achieved, as against last year’s loading of 786.2 MT.

  • Cattle on tracks: 200 trains affected in first 9 days of October; 4,000 trains faced delay this year Oct 30, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    Cattle on tracks: 200 trains affected in first 9 days of October; 4,000 trains faced delay this year

    The worst affected is the newly minted Mumbai-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express train which was launched on October 1.

  • Indian Railways delivers vehicles to Bhutan Oct 29, 2022 05:01 PM IST

    Indian Railways delivers vehicles to Bhutan

    Seventy-five utility vehicles bought by Bhutan were transported from Chennai to Hasimara Railway Station in West Bengal by a goods train.

  • Indian Railway's orders for coaches to boost credit profile of wagon makers: ICRA Oct 20, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    Indian Railway's orders for coaches to boost credit profile of wagon makers: ICRA

    The increased order inflow for wagon makers coupled with moderate competitive intensity in the sector is expected to boost the credit profile of these manufacturers, the rating agency said.

  • Indian Railways to run 211 special train services this festive season Oct 18, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    Indian Railways to run 211 special train services this festive season

    The special trains will connect major destinations such as Darbhanga, Azamgarh, Saharsa, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Firozpur, Patna, Katihar, and Amritsar, among others.

  • Passenger finds 'yellow paper' inside samosa bought from IRCTC pantry Oct 10, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Passenger finds 'yellow paper' inside samosa bought from IRCTC pantry

    The passenger, Aji Kumar, reported the incident on Twitter and soon IRCTC and Railway Ministry's Railway Seva took note of it.

  • Railways to bid out 16 stations via PPP route for redevelopment purposes Oct 07, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Railways to bid out 16 stations via PPP route for redevelopment purposes

    The railways plans to bid out these stations within the current year itself.

  • Indian Railways gives "superfast" status to 130 more trains, hikes fares Oct 07, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Indian Railways gives "superfast" status to 130 more trains, hikes fares

    According to the railway rules, trains running at an average speed of 56 kmph are given the status of superfast in the time table.

  • Railways to release new all-India time table, to be effective from Oct 1 Sep 30, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Railways to release new all-India time table, to be effective from Oct 1

    The time table will also reflect the 106 new services introduced during 2021-22, 212 services extended and frequency of 24 services increased.

  • Railways to redevelop New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai CST station; sneak peek at the new look Sep 28, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    Railways to redevelop New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai CST station; sneak peek at the new look

    Union Cabinet on September 28 has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of three major railway stations – New Delhi, Ahmedabad and CSMT, Mumbai. The redevelopment project involves an approximate total investment of Rs 10,000 crore.

  • Cabinet approves Rs 10,000-crore redevelopment projects of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad railway stations Sep 28, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Cabinet approves Rs 10,000-crore redevelopment projects of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad railway stations

    Railway Minister Ashwini Viashnaw said that tenders for the redevelopment projects should be out in 10 days

  • Jammu and Kashmir all set for its first electric rail train; here’s what we know Sep 15, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Jammu and Kashmir all set for its first electric rail train; here’s what we know

    Kashmir will get its first electric train for the 137-kilometer long Banihal-Baramulla corridor rail link. The electric train will be inaugurated on October 2. The Jammu and Kashmir government, India Railways and Indian Railway construction Company Limited have been working together on this project since August 2019, which costs a total of Rs 324 crore, as per reports.

  • Anand Mahindra calls Chenab Rail Bridge 'absolutely surreal', lauds engineers Sep 14, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Anand Mahindra calls Chenab Rail Bridge 'absolutely surreal', lauds engineers

    The Chenab bridge is the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge and is built between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Indian Railways revenue up 38% to Rs 95,486.58 crore till August-end Sep 11, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    Indian Railways revenue up 38% to Rs 95,486.58 crore till August-end

    The revenue from passenger traffic was Rs 25,276.54 crore, an increase of Rs 13,574.44 crore (116 per cent) year-on-year.

  • Railways floats tender to make 80,000 'Make in India' wheels every year: Ashwini Vaishnaw Sep 09, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    Railways floats tender to make 80,000 'Make in India' wheels every year: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Addressing a press briefing, Vaishnaw said the tender will be awarded on the condition that the plant will be exporter of wheels too and the export market will be Europe.

  • Mc Explains: How will the government's land leasing policy expedite the divestment of CONCOR? Sep 08, 2022 08:11 PM IST

    Mc Explains: How will the government's land leasing policy expedite the divestment of CONCOR?

    The railway land lease fee has been cut to 1.5 percent of the market value of land per acre from the existing 6 percent. The lease period has been extended from the present five years to 35 years.

  • Cabinet approves reduction in railway land licence fee to 1.5%, allows lease up to 35 years Sep 07, 2022 01:42 PM IST

    Cabinet approves reduction in railway land licence fee to 1.5%, allows lease up to 35 years

    The Cabinet has cut the land licence fees from 6 percent to 1.5 percent, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said.

  • 9 floors, 1,200-car parking, 32,000-sqm retail space: Preview the Sabarmati bullet train station Sep 03, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    9 floors, 1,200-car parking, 32,000-sqm retail space: Preview the Sabarmati bullet train station

    News18 has got a sneak peek into the design of the soon-to-be-ready building spread over 1.36 lakh square metres that will also house multiple hotels on different floors with capacity of a total of 60 rooms, speciality restaurants, and kids play areas.