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

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