DFCCIL looks to decongest 70% of Railways’ freight load

With goods trains envisaged to be running at 100 km per hour, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is looking to decongest up to 70 per cent freight load of the Indian Railways, which could be better utilised to run passenger trains efficiently, MD Continue Reading

No deaths due to rail accidents in 2019: Data

Indian Railways has recorded zero passenger deaths in rail accidents in 2019, making it the national transporter’s safest year in history, according to official data. Continue Reading

IRCTC enters stock market, IPO fixed at Rs 315-320 per share

The price band of Rs 640 crore IRCTC IPO has been fixed at Rs 315-320 per share but retail investors and eligible employees would be offered a discount of Rs 10 per share. IRCTC is the only entity authorised by Indian Railways to provide catering services to railways, online railway ticketing service and packaged drinking water at railway stations and trains in India. Continue Reading

Ticket cancellation charges waived for train travel to and from J&K

The railways has decided that no cancellation charge will be taken from passengers till Tuesday morning if they cancel reserved tickets booked for their journey originating from Jammu, Katra and Uddhampur stations, sources in the ministry said on Saturday. Continue Reading

Major layoff likely in Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways and Railway Board have already written to all zonal chiefs in this regard, seeking a report on the performance of employees. They have also sought a list of all employees above the age of 55 and of those who complete 30 years of service in the first quarter of 2020. Continue Reading

Modernisation of railway stations will begin this year, says Nirmala

Presenting the Budget 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman said modernisation of railway stations will be started this year.  Continue Reading

Historic feat for ICF as 60,000th coach is flagged off

In a major feat for the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), the 60,000th coach – a self propelled inspection car – was rolled out here at its premise on 21 May in the presence of Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board Rajesh Agrawal. Continue Reading

Trains from Bengaluru and Mysuru delayed from 22 to 26 May

To conduct ballast cleaning machine work, the Southern Railway has applied line block at Arakkonam – Jolarpettai section. As a result, there are some changed in railway timings from 22 to 26 May. Continue Reading