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Railways to use Artificial Intelligence for preventing signal failures
Aiming to reduce the possibilities of signals failing, Indian Railways has undertaken remote condition monitoring of the system, a new approach for the national transporter, to predict failures...
Railways reduces official sleeping hours in all reserved coaches
The Railways is trying to put an end to those tiresome quarrels that break out due to oversleeping passengers on the middle and lower berths by reducing official sleeping hours. According to a...
CAG blames Indian Railways for serving ‘food unfit for human consumption
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India had blamed Indian Railways in its audit report that the food and water served by them to its passengers is unfit for consumption by humans. The...
India’s first environment-friendly solar-powered DEMU train launched to help Railways save crores
On Friday, Indian Railways launched its first 1600 HP solar-powered DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) train from Safdarjung railway station to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. It's country’s...
E5 Shinkansen: India’s First-Ever Bullet Train equipped with a whole new features
The first ever bullet train project, E5 Shinkansen series of trains is all set to go into service on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor. Indian Railways passengers can look forward to an...
Waitlisted passengers can avail confirmed seats through 'Vikalp' in premier trains from April 1
From April 1, waitlisted passengers can avail the opportunity of travelling in premier trains like Rajdhani or Shatabdi even if they have booked tickets in other mail or express trains for the same...
‘Train-2018’ will debut many modern features for the first time on Indian Railways
Indian Railways is all set to roll out a ‘first of its kind’ semi-high speed self-propelled train set! Yes, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will make the EMUs (Electric Multiple Units) that can...
Remarkable changes that make Suresh Prabhu's 'Humsafar Express' more comfortable to commute
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday unveiled new 'AC-Three Tier' coaches which sport modern facilities of the 'Humsafar Express'. " Humsafar Express is new beginning for affordable luxury train...
Scientists of IIT Kharagpur tested a new Tool which prevents Train Collision
Train journeys could soon be safer as scientists of IIT Kharagpur have successfully tested a new tool for electronic railway interlocking system which prevents trains from colliding into each other...
'Free WiFi' widely used at Patna railway station, mostly for adult content
Indian Railways are in the process of providing free internet at all the major railway stations. 23 of them have already been covered till now. Last month this 'Free WiFi' facility was launched at...
Indian Railways: When speed and fire killed many
Among the latest train accidents in India, derailement of ten coaches of Jhelum Express, that runs between Jammu Tawi and Pune, left three people injured in Jalandar. The authorities confirmed that...
Railways launches 'Yatri Mitra Sewa' at Major Railway Stations
With a view to provide support to old and differently abled passengers requiring assistance at the stations, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce Yatri Mitra Sewa for enabling passengers to...
In My Opinion: Surge Price in Railway Not a Bad Move
Train tickets on several trains have become costlier. Need not be a reason to worry for all the people because prices are hiked only for premier trains—Rajdhani Express, Duronto and Shatabdi. A flexi...
Suresh Prabhu's Next Masterstroke: Get Rid of Rail Budget
The Modi government came to power in 2014 with the ‘development’ mantra. Narendra Modi particularly vowed to break the policy paralysis and brings in innovative and forward-looking developmental...
Agartala-Delhi 'Tripura Sundari Express' is a Milestone for Developing India
The recent announcement of Tripura Sundari Express which was flagged off from Agartala (capital of Tripura) railway station for New Delhi is another milestone in the history of the Indian Railways...
Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister
The 61-year-old banker-cum-lawyer-cum-politician has set the railway system of India rolling ever since he became the railway minister, two years ago. One of the most important men in the Modi...
IRCTC Website Rumoured To Be Hacked: Why You Should Still Be Worried
The website which is used by crores of people every day to book train tickets raised an alarm on Thursday when rumours spread that the IRCTC Website was hacked. Personal data of around 1 crore...
Suresh Prabhu
Shri Suresh Prabhu , the Railway Minister of India, has often been described by many as that "un-common whiff of much needed fresh air" on the horizon of Indian public life who is not only armed with...
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India's fastest train Gatimaan Express on Tuesday and opened a new chapter in the history of The Indian Railways . "Launching of 'Gatimaan Express' is an...
Suresh Prabhu Gave Birth Luxury Coaches for Indian Rail Travellers
1. AC coaches are now fitted with convinient stairs to reach out upper berth. Whole new interior to promote tourism in country. Ruling Party BJP Railway Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu are doing phenomenol...
The Case For Bullet Trains
“It’ll cost far less to act now than it would to delay until further damage is done” is how President Ronald Reagan introduced his ambitious Highways and Bridge Repair program to the American...
India Is Building World's Highest Rail Bridge Over Chenab River
The Chenab Bridge is an arch bridge under construction in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir , which spans the Chenab River between Bakkal and Kauri, . When completed, the bridge will be 1,315 m (4,...
India may spend 95 billion on railways over 5 years: Morgan Stanley
India is expected to spend a whopping USD 95 billion (over Rs 6.34 lakh crore) on ramping up its rail infrastructure, a step that will help in increasing the country's manufacturing competitiveness,...
Indian Railways brings out policy on solar capacity panels at stations
In line with the budget commitment made by Indian Railways towards installation of solar plants as part of its ‘Solar Mission’ to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, the transporter has come out with...
IRCTC Now Lets Users Book Train Tickets 30 Minutes Before Departure
Come November 12, you can book a railway ticket online via IRCTC 30 minutes prior to the departure of a train. In a passenger-friendly move, the Indian Railways has also made changes in its system of...
GE, Alstom land $5.6-billion deals to supply Indian Railways
General Electric and Alstom have won contracts worth a combined $5.6 billion to supply Indian Railways with new locomotives, as the vast but dilapidated state-owned network looks to foreign companies...
You Can Get Diarrhoea By Drinking Indian Railways' Bottled Water, Hints Report
What's usually on your 'to avoid' list when you're making a train journey in India? If you are very anxious about your health, you possibly try avoiding unpackaged cooked food, cut fruits, fried...
Indian Railways to launch women safety app
To curb crimes against women travelers, Indian Railways Tuesday said an all-India mobile application service will be launched through which immediate help from the Railway Protection Force could be...
Indian Railways In Partnership with UNDP to Organize an International Summit
Ministry of Railways in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing an International Summit on “Energy Efficient Technologies in Railways” on 06.11.2015 at New Delhi...
India's fastest train Gatimaan Express to become operational by March 2016
By the end of this financial year that is March 2016, India's fastest train Gatimaan Express will start operating between New Delhi- Agra cantt stations, claimed Arun Saxena, general manager of North...
Suresh Prabhu Addresses as Key Speaker at World Bank – Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit 2015
Railway Minister Concludes His Two Day Singapore Visit Holding Discussions with Varied Governmental and Industry Leaders. Railway Minister’s Different Interactions Focused on Enhancing Inflow of...
Indian Railways to be country's next growth engine for economy: Report
The government's focus on developing and reforming the Indian Railways will help the national transporter emerge as the next growth engine for the country's economy over the next decade, a report...
Indian Railways To Fuel Make In India Programme: Suresh Prabhu
Indian Railways will be a significant contributor to the “ Make in India ” Program through its focus on indigenizing production of a host of segments including state-of-the-art locomotives, high-end...
On waitlist? Railways to allot seat in next train
Booking train tickets this festive season will be a bit easier with the railways providing the option to shift waitlisted tickets from one train to the next on which seats/ berths are available. The...
Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat
”Is cleaning only the responsibility of the karamcharis? Do citizens have no role in this? We have to change this mindset.” – Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi “We reached Mars. No PM or Minister...
Ministry of Railway Releases All India Railway Time Table
The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG) 2015-16” which will come into effect from today i.e. 1st October 2015. In addition to the...
Indian Railways Develops Hybrid Vacuum Toilets
One Prototype is Fitted in a Coach of Dibrugarh Rajdhani for Trial Minister of Railways had made a statement in the Budget Speech 2015 that Indian Railways shall fit Vacuum toilets on trains...
Indian Railways partners with Google Fiber to provide free WiFi across 400 railway stations
Google and Indian Railways have partnered together to create ‘Project Nilgiri’ that will deliver Wi-fi access to around 400 railway stations across India. Google has collaborated with RailTel for the...
Guidelines Regarding Pre-Recorded Announcements in Trains
At present in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express trains having public address system, pre-recorded announcements are made at the time of departure of train from the train originating...
Railways to Tie Up With ISRO for Enhanced Safety
Indian Railways will join hands with ISRO to get online satellite images for improving safety and enhancing efficiency. "We will undertake a massive exercise of GIS mapping of the entire rail route...
Indian Railways Create New Wing for Housekeeping Activities
To improve cleanliness on-board trains and stations, the Indian Railways on Tuesday announced the creation of an exclusive wing for integrated management of all housekeeping activities. According to...
Govt to invest Rs 8.5 lk cr in railways, Says minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha
Sharpening focus on infrastructure development to boost growth, government will invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in Indian Railways to change the face of the sector, minister of state for finance Jayant...
Railways to launch a MobileApp, Monthly season tickets, Platform tickets to go Paperless
Monthly season tickets and platform tickets will soon go paperless as railways is planning to launch a mobile-based application for the same shortly. Paperless monthly season tickets and platform...
20,000 railway coaches to have CCTV cameras with Rs 700 crore Nirbhaya fund
To strengthen security on trains, Indian Railways is expediting the process of installing CCTV surveillance cameras in 20,000 coaches at a cost of Rs 700 crore, which will be derived from Nirbhaya...
Railways launch e-booking service for wheelchairs; service free at New Delhi station
Passengers can now book wheelchairs online as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched the service for free at New Delhi station. The wheelchair facility is for the...

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