India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 28, 2015
Rail tracks in a stretch of 175 km will not be strewn with human excreta from October 2 with installation of bio-toilets on trains plying on two routes, marking completion of the first year of the launch of Swachh Bharat Campaign by PM Modi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 25, 2015
Passengers will now get text messages on their mobile phones if their scheduled trains get cancelled.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2015
The timings for booking Tatkal tickets in AC and non-AC classes will change from June 15 as the Railways has staggered the schedule to reduce the load on the ticketing site and booking windows.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 28, 2015
Railways has suffered losses of about Rs 100 crore due to the ongoing Gujjar agitation which has forced cancellation and diversion of as many as 326 Mail and Express trains on Kota-Mathura route so far.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 22, 2015
Rail commuters can now use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing from today.
Saturday April 18, 2015
The Coal Ministry is expected to sign a pact on Monday with the Railways and the Odisha government to implement projects for evacuation of fuel, a top official said on Saturday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 16, 2015
Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country and perhaps its most preferred mode of transport, today completed 162 years in the service of the nation.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 29, 2015
Aiming to eliminate direct discharge toilets from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by 2020-21, Railways has drawn up an action plan to replace them with environment-friendly bio-toilets.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 23, 2015
The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per ticket, according to a Railway Ministry release today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 16, 2015
"A provision of Rs 19 crore has been included for feasibility study of Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Railwa Corridors in the Railway Budget 2015-16," he said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 9, 2015
The NDA government will carry forward and implement the "good" policies and rail projects of the UPA regime, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in Lok Sabha today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 20, 2015
While seeking public suggestions to maintain a healthy balance sheet, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Today cited lack of resources to upgrade services to meet the growing aspirations of the passengers.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 20, 2014
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 14, 2014
In a move to prevent accidents, Railways has given its nod to a Rs 28.61 crore contract for installation of a train protection warning system (TPWS) along the 67-km Basin Bridge-Arrakonam route in south India.
Saturday September 13, 2014
Seeking to push infrastructure development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his ministers to electronically monitor the progress of projects and directed the Railways to submit a comprehensive plan for encouraging FDI.
Wednesday August 27, 2014
The government on Wednesday notified liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 13, 2014
In a bid to improve the online railway ticketing experience for the Indian passengers, the railway ministry today launched the new enhanced e-ticketing system through the IRCTC website.
Tuesday July 15, 2014
Railways have earned Rs 36,674.17 crore during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 33,499.53 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 9.48 per cent, according to Railway Ministry data.
NDTV Correspondent | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Launched on Monday, the Railway Ministry's Twitter account gained close to 40,000 followers in less than 24 hours.
Sunday July 6, 2014
The Home Ministry has raised objections in allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in highly-sensitive areas of the Railways sector, saying such a move may compromise security of the country's largest transportation network.
Thursday June 19, 2014
After defence, the Commerce and Industry Ministry has started the exercise to relax foreign investment norms in the railways sector by permitting 100 per cent FDI in high-speed train systems and dedicated freight lines.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 1, 2014
The Railway Ministry has stopped the promotion of officers in two of its secretarial services after the alleged irregularities were pointed out by the Finance Ministry.
Tuesday January 7, 2014
The DIPP secretary is also expected to soon write a letter to his Railways counterpart on the matter, sources said, adding that the delay in obtaining comments could hold back further opening up of the important sector.
Friday January 3, 2014
Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said his ministry is in the process of preparing a Cabinet note on foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for railways and construction.