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  • IRCTC, Railway Ministry discussing new revenue share model where interest of minority shareholders will be protected: Sources Nov 05, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    IRCTC, Railway Ministry discussing new revenue share model where interest of minority shareholders will be protected: Sources

    Given the sharp market reaction, senior officials of IRCTC do not expect the railway ministry to attempt a revenue-sharing agreement in the near future.

  • Interview| Let's forget the history and move on, says IRCTC's CMD Rajni Hasija Nov 03, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Interview| Let's forget the history and move on, says IRCTC's CMD Rajni Hasija

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Hasija said that the company’s management has full powers to decide the rate at which the convenience fee can be charged for bookings tickets on its online platforms and that it’s now time to forget the past.

  • Exclusive |  DIPAM Secretary stresses on the interests of IRCTC's minority shareholders Oct 29, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Exclusive | DIPAM Secretary stresses on the interests of IRCTC's minority shareholders

    It was Tuhin Pandey, and not the Ministry of Railways, who announced the reversal. “Ministry of Railways has decided to withdraw the decision on IRCTC convenience fee,” he tweeted.

  • Govt diktat on IRCTC -- penny wise, pound foolish Oct 29, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Govt diktat on IRCTC -- penny wise, pound foolish

    The government’s action in taking away half of the convenience fee levied by IRCTC underlines the risk in public sector companies 

  • BPCL, SCI, BEML, CEL sales likely to conclude in FY22; CONCOR delayed: DIPAM Secy Oct 12, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    BPCL, SCI, BEML, CEL sales likely to conclude in FY22; CONCOR delayed: DIPAM Secy

    The Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor) has built terminals to house containers on land leased from the Indian Railways on a per container licence fee basis.

  • Cabinet approves bonus equal to 78 days' wages for around 11.56 lakh Railway employees Oct 06, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    Cabinet approves bonus equal to 78 days' wages for around 11.56 lakh Railway employees

    The total productivity-linked bonus for railway employees has been estimated to be around Rs 1,985 crore, Railway board chairman Suneet Sharma said at a separate press conference.

  • PM Modi reviews projects worth Rs 50,000 crore at 'Pragati' meeting Sep 29, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    PM Modi reviews projects worth Rs 50,000 crore at 'Pragati' meeting

    'Pragati' is an ICT-based multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and a timely implementation of projects, involving the Centre and the state governments.

  • Will Indian Railways be held up to global punctuality standards after SC ruling? Sep 09, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Will Indian Railways be held up to global punctuality standards after SC ruling?

    Market experts and analysts expect the SC’s decision to help lift Indian Railways's on-time performance and punctuality standards.

  • Railways reevaluating bidding process for Rs 30,000 crore private passenger trains: Officials Aug 18, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    Railways reevaluating bidding process for Rs 30,000 crore private passenger trains: Officials

    The officials indicated that the absence of a regulator, payment of haulage charges in addition to sharing revenue, and curbs on route flexibility are among the likely reasons that kept bidders away from the railways' ambitious plans.

  • IRFC IPO – Does it offer value? Jan 18, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    IRFC IPO – Does it offer value?

    IRFC remains strategically important as it raises around 25-35 per cent of the total planned outlay of the Ministry of Railways

  • Railways extends to 9 months time to claim refunds for trains cancelled from Mar21-Jun31 last year Jan 07, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    Railways extends to 9 months time to claim refunds for trains cancelled from Mar21-Jun31 last year

    The ministry had earlier extended the facility from three days to six months when the coronavirus pandemic had led to the cancellation of all regular trains.

  • Piyush Goyal launches portal to promote railways' freight business Jan 05, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal launches portal to promote railways' freight business

    The Indian Railways' freight business development portal will act as a "one-stop, single-window" solution for all the needs of its freight customers, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

  • Indian Railways to conduct mega recruitment drive from 15th December, releases exams dates and COVID-19 protocols Dec 12, 2020 05:12 PM IST

    Indian Railways to conduct mega recruitment drive from 15th December, releases exams dates and COVID-19 protocols

    According to the Ministry, more than 2.44 crore candidates will be appearing in different cities across the country and the preparations to conduct of exams are in full swing.

  • Kolkata Metro to increase number of daily services from December 7 Dec 05, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    Kolkata Metro to increase number of daily services from December 7

    Ministry of Railways also stated that the services will be available every 7 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.

  • 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.

  • Char Dham project: Indian Railways to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath with a 327 km railway line Aug 26, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Char Dham project: Indian Railways to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath with a 327 km railway line

    According to the details shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the 327 km long rail line will pass through Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi.

  • Train line to connect Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport to Yelahanka-Bangarpet line Jul 11, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Train line to connect Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport to Yelahanka-Bangarpet line

    The Ministry confirmed that work on railway halt station at Kempegowda International Airport on Yelahanka-Bangarpet line is progressing

  • Railways terminates project contract awarded to Chinese company Jun 18, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Railways terminates project contract awarded to Chinese company

    Citing poor progress as the reason, the DFCCIL said the company has completed only 20% of the work even as four years have passed since the contract was first awarded.

  • Railways increases advance reservation period for all special trains from present 30 to 120 days May 28, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Railways increases advance reservation period for all special trains from present 30 to 120 days

    It said the other terms and conditions such as current booking, tatkal quota allocation of seats to roadside stations and others will be the same as in regular time tabled trains.

  • Bookings for special trains on IRCTC website delayed, to start at 6 pm May 11, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    Bookings for special trains on IRCTC website delayed, to start at 6 pm

    The Ministry of Railways cited data pertaining to special trains being fed onto the IRCTC website as reason for the delay

  • COVID-19 lockdown | Railways runs 67 'Shramik Special' trains so far to help migrants reach home May 05, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown | Railways runs 67 'Shramik Special' trains so far to help migrants reach home

    Fifty-five such trains had been operated until May 4, while some have been operated today from Bengaluru, Surat, Sabarmati, Jalandhar, Kota and Ernakulam among other places, the ministry said.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Railways to bear 85% ticket fare, states 15% for taking stranded migrants home May 04, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Railways to bear 85% ticket fare, states 15% for taking stranded migrants home

    Thousands of migrants have been stranded in places across the country since the lockdown was first enforced on March 25, many even attempting to walk hundreds of kilometres to reach home.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrant workers, students by special trains May 01, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrant workers, students by special trains

    The Railways will endeavour to ensure social distancing norms and hygiene with the cooperation of passengers. On longer routes, the Railways will provide a meal enroute during the journey.

  • JICA, Railways hold second consultative meeting on technical cooperation Jun 20, 2019 07:54 PM IST

    JICA, Railways hold second consultative meeting on technical cooperation

    The Technical Cooperation (TC) project that commenced in December 2018, would be implemented during the next one and half years.

  • Projects worth Rs 44,605 crore underway for rail connectivity to ports Dec 16, 2018 12:05 PM IST

    Projects worth Rs 44,605 crore underway for rail connectivity to ports

    IPRCL has taken up 32 projects worth Rs 18,253 crore across nine major ports, of which eight projects worth Rs 175 crore have been completed, a Shipping Ministry official said.

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