Indian Railways

  • Railway to soon link all NE state capitals, Bangladesh: Goyal
    Agartala/New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): The Indian Railways are working on connecting capitals of all eight northeastern states and also executing a project to link up with Bangladesh's railway networks to facilitate communication with other parts of India via the neighbouring country, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. With the Centre's focus on all-round development of the region through better linkages, the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) had already connec
  • Railways to hold exams for 1.4 lakh posts from December 15
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 (IANS): The Indian Railways will start conducting examinations for 1.4 lakh posts for which it received applications, from December 15 this year, officials said on Saturday. "We have invited some applications for recruitment in various categories for 1.4 lakh posts. These were notified during the pre-Covid period," Railways CEO V K Yadav said at a virtual press conference. The national transporter received 2.42 crore applications for 1.4 lakh vaca
  • Railways to operate 80 more trains from Sept 12: CEO
    NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 5 (IANS): Besides the 230 trains operating as of now, the Indian Railways has decided to operate 80 more trains from September 12, for which reservations will start from September 10, Railways CEO VK Yadav said on Saturday. "We have decided to operate 80 more special trains from September 12 and reservations for these will open on September 10," he said while addressing a virtual press conference here. The CEO said that the national transporter will
  • Railways cautions on fake recruitment
    Maligaon, August 10 (MExN): The Ministry of Railways has informed that an organization by name of ‘Avestran Infotech’ having  website address has given an advertisement in some prominent  newspapers  on August 9 calling for applications against a total number of 5285 number of post in eight categories on outsourcing basis on Indian Railways on 11 years contract.  The applicants have been asked to deposit Rs. 750/- as online fee and las
  • Railways to launch first Kisan Parcel Train on Friday
    NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 (IANS): The Indian Railways will flag off India's first Kisan Special Parcel Train from Maharashtra's Devlali to Bihar's Danapur on Friday afternoon to transport perishable goods, a promise made in the Union Budget 2020-21. Railway Ministry officials said that the train will depart from Devlali on Friday at 11 a.m. and reach Danapur at 6.45 p.m. next day covering a distance of 1,519 km in approx 32 hours. On the reverse trip, the train will depart
  • Railways to meet revenue shortfall with increased goods traffic
    MALIGAON, July 31 (MExN): Indian Railways has geared up to meet the challenging situation thrown up by the present pandemic which resulted in suspension of almost all passenger train services causing a drastic fall in revenue. While various measures to restrict expenditure have been put in place, the national transporter is now focusing on freight revenue to meet the shortfall, railway officials said. A statement from the Northeast Frontier Railway’s Chief Public Relations Off
  • Demand for Shramik Special trains fully met: Railways
    NEW DELHI, JULY 23 (IANS): The Indian Railways operated a total of 4,165 Shramik Special trains to transport stranded migrant workers from May 1 to 9 and ferried over 63 lakh people amid the coronavirus pandemic, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav said on Thursday. Addressing a virtual press conference, Yadav said the Railways operated the last Shramik Special train on July 9 and all existing demand for such trains was fully met. The Indian Railways started to operate Shramik Special
  • Foreign cos among 16 entities in pre-bid for running pvt trains
    NEW DELHI, JULY 22 (IANS): Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal, according to an initial timeline drawn by the Railways, the national transporter held a pre-bid conference and several international companies showed interest in the project. According to railway ministry sources, Spanish coach and component maker CAF, Bombardier India, GMR group which owns and operates two airports in the coun
  • Railways extend cancellation of all regular train
    Maligaon, June 26 (MExN): The Indian Railways on Friday said that it has extended the cancellation of all regular train services including premium trains, mail/express trains, passenger trains services, narrow gauge trains, etc. until further notice. However, running of Shramik Special trains, Rajdhani special trains and other passenger special trains which started for movement of the stranded and other people will however continue, it said. Moreover, to ensure uninterrupted suppl
  • Railways adopts single-window system for vendors' approval
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 21 (IANS): The Indian Railways has adopted a single-window system for approval of vendors for procurements. As per the new policy a vendor, approved for an item by any of the vendor approving agency shall be considered an approved vendor by all railway units for that particular item.   As part of the endeavour to enhance "transparency, efficiency" and ease of doing business, the railways had taken the step to ease the procurement system, the Indian
  • Indian Railways concludes recruitment exercise for over 64000 posts
    Maligaon, June 20 (MExN): The Ministry of Railways has successfully concluded the recruitment exercise for filling up critical safety and operational posts and has reached its completion stage. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) invited online applications against Centralised Employment Notification (CEN) No. 01/2018 from February 3, 2018, to March 31, 2018, for a total of 64,371 combined vacancies of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technicians, NFR spokesperson Subhanan Chanda said in
  • Railways provide 5,231 COVID care centres
    Maligaon, June 12 (MExN): The Indian Railways has geared up to provide its 5231 COVID Care Centers to the State. A press release from the NFR informed that Zonal Railways has converted these coaches for quarantine facilities.  The coaches can be used for very mild cases that can be clinically assigned to the COVID Care centers as per guidelines issued by MoHFW. These coaches can be used in areas where the State has exhausted the facilities and needs to augment capacities for
  • Advance reservation period for specials trains increased to 120 days
    Maligaon, May 29 (MExN): The Indian Railways has modified instructions for 30 special Rajdhani type trains which started on May 12 and 200 Special Mail / Express trains to be introduced from June 1. A press release from Subhanan Chanda, CPRO of Northeast Frontier Railway informed that the Ministry of Railways has now decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all these notified Special trains from 30 days to 120 days. Booking of parcel and luggage will also be permitt
  • Railways to run 15 trains from May 12 with AC coaches, limited stops
    In the initial phase, the 15 pairs of trains will run as special AC trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. (NFR File Photo)   New Delhi, May 10 (IANS): The Indian Railways on Sunday announced that it is planning to gradually restart special AC passenger train operations from Tuesday with 15 trains,