Railway to help India meet COP21 commitments

The COP21 (Conference of the Parties) in 2015 in Paris pledged to achieve zero net emissions of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to curb rising temperatures. Another global conference is planned for 2026 to take stock and deepen the pledge commitments. Continue Reading

First Oxygen Express for TN departs from West Bengal

The first Oxygen Express for Tamilnadu from Indian Railways carrying 80 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Wednesday left from Durgapur railway station in West Bengal. According to Southern Railway, the special train, loaded with four containers carrying LMO, has left for Tondiarpet Container Depot in Chennai. Continue Reading

Railways ensures 100 % minimum wage payment to contract workers

In a move aimed to benefit daily wager earners, the Indian Railways on Thursday said that it has ensured 100 per cent compliance of payment of minimum wages to contract workers through its e-application. Continue Reading

Railways freight revenue surges to Rs 98K cr

For the first time post the Covid-19 pandemic, the cumulative freight revenue of Indian Railways has surged past last year’s levels to Rs 98,068.45 crore, as compared to Rs 97,342.14 crore recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year. Continue Reading

IRCTC to resume E-Catering service from next month

IRCTC, the catering, and tourism arm of Indian Railways is going to restart its e-catering service for the passengers traveling in the currently operating special trains. Continue Reading

More than 1.60 lakh migrant workers ferried on 163 Shramik Special Trains: Railways

The Indian Railways on Thursday said it has operated 163 Shramik Special trains since May 1 and ferried home over 1.60 lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Continue Reading

States told to prepare SOP for pharma sector

The Central government on Sunday directed the states to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure inter-state movement of pharmaceutical employees, while maintaining proper protocols and social distancing. Continue Reading