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Piyush Goyal released the list of these 71 express trains that will be run by Northern Railway on Twitter.(HT file photo)

71 express, unreserved trains to run from April 5 on these routes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Here is the list of express or unreserved trains which will from run April 5, as released by Piyush Goyal.
The seven-coach rail car travels via 900 curves as 70 per cent of the route is curves.(RailMinIndia/ Twitter)
The seven-coach rail car travels via 900 curves as 70 per cent of the route is curves.(RailMinIndia/ Twitter)

Kalka-Shimla heritage rail motor car to run as train service, says railways

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The ministry said it will run 04505/04506 Kalka-Shimla-Kalka trains as rail motor car special express trains
The portal enables contractors of different units of the Railways to register themselves on the e-application and subsequently add work orders issued by different Railway units to them.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo)
The portal enables contractors of different units of the Railways to register themselves on the e-application and subsequently add work orders issued by different Railway units to them.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo)

Railway portal for contract workers helped disburse over 3,459 crore

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:19 PM IST
All PSUs working under the Ministry of Railways are also using this e-application.
In February too, the ministry had hiked the ticket fares of short-distance passenger trains to discourage people from unnecessary travel.(PTI file.)
In February too, the ministry had hiked the ticket fares of short-distance passenger trains to discourage people from unnecessary travel.(PTI file.)

'Hike in platform ticket rates to prevent overcrowding at stations': Railways

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The platform ticket price has been increased from Rs10 to Rs30.
The features of Tejas Sleeper type coaches include automatic plug doors.(HT file photo)
The features of Tejas Sleeper type coaches include automatic plug doors.(HT file photo)

Railways to launch Tejas-style sleeper coaches. See photos

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:05 PM IST
The Tejas service is scheduled to run the tracks from February 15, 2021.
The coaches will gradually gradually replace the premium long-distance trains over Indian Railways network.(HT Photo)
The coaches will gradually gradually replace the premium long-distance trains over Indian Railways network.(HT Photo)

Railways to roll out first 500 Tejas sleeper coaches in FY 22

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:04 PM IST
  • The ministry has decided to replace the rake of Agartala-Anand Vihar Terminal Special Rajdhani Express with Tejas Sleeper coaches with upgraded facilities.
The image shows Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
The image shows Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

Republic Day 2021: Tricolour lights adorn railway stations across the nation

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:28 AM IST
72nd Republic Day: The official Twitter account of the Ministry of Railways has been sharing pictures of railway stations beautifully decorated in tricolour lights from across the country in honour of Republic Day.
A man cleans the exteriors of a coach of India's first private train Tejas Express in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(Reuters)
A man cleans the exteriors of a coach of India's first private train Tejas Express in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(Reuters)

IRCTC’s Tejas trains resume services from today. Here are the safety protocols

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 09:56 AM IST
The two Tejas Express services are the first set of trains run by a corporate entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.
Apart from special passenger trains to cater to the upcoming festivals, there will be additional local trains for Mumbai commuters from October 15.(PTI)
Apart from special passenger trains to cater to the upcoming festivals, there will be additional local trains for Mumbai commuters from October 15.(PTI)

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat, Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi: List of new trains available from October 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 07:26 PM IST
All zones of the railways are gearing up for more passengers from October 15.
The first chart is prepared at least four hours before the scheduled departure of the train.(PTI)
The first chart is prepared at least four hours before the scheduled departure of the train.(PTI)

Booking, cancellation of rail tickets allowed till 5 minutes before departure from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The pre-Covid system of preparing the second reservation chart 30 minutes before the departure of the train, which was not being followed for the last few months, has been restored by the railways.
The ministry said that the system will be implemented shortly across all Zones of Indian Railways.(HT Photo)
The ministry said that the system will be implemented shortly across all Zones of Indian Railways.(HT Photo)

Indian Railways rolls out user depot module across Western Railway

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:21 AM IST
The system will also facilitate economy, efficiency and transparency besides improved asset management. It will ensure improved service level and satisfaction to customers, the ministry said.
Against the target of 92.8% in the Budget Estimates, the operating ratio of Indian Railways was 97.29% in 2018-19.(Rajkumar)
Against the target of 92.8% in the Budget Estimates, the operating ratio of Indian Railways was 97.29% in 2018-19.(Rajkumar)

CAG pulls up Railways for ‘dressing up’ finances

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The operating ratio measures expenditure as a proportion of revenue or the amount spent on every 100 rupees earned by the state-owned transporter. A higher ratio indicates poorer ability to generate a surplus.
Workers of essential services board the local train at Dadar in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Workers of essential services board the local train at Dadar in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Western Railways to increase Mumbai local train services from Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The railways have been operating special suburban services for people engaged in essential and emergency services since mid-June.
File photo: Trains parked at Guwahati Railway station.(PTI)
File photo: Trains parked at Guwahati Railway station.(PTI)

In a first, railways announces 40 ‘clone trains’; will begin service from Sep 21

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:44 PM IST
This is the first time when clone trains will be deployed on the railways network. The reservation for the trains will begin from September 19.
Passengers will have to reach the station at least 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the trains and undergo thermals screening.(Rajkumar)
Passengers will have to reach the station at least 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the trains and undergo thermals screening.(Rajkumar)

Indian Railways to start 80 new special trains from today: Here’s the full list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Railways have made it compulsory for the passengers travelling in these trains to cover their mouth and nose with face masks in the station premises as well as during the journey to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The ministry has already begun the induction of the cameras across some zones.(ANI)
The ministry has already begun the induction of the cameras across some zones.(ANI)

Railways to float tender for AI-based thermal cameras to detect body temperature amid pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The cameras can detect the body temperature of passengers and have helped in detecting symptomatic passengers and prevent them from boarding.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Salient features of National Recruitment Agency

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:42 PM IST
The NRA will have representatives of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance/Department of Financial Services, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), according to an official statement.
Indian Railways shared this image along with their tweet.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
Indian Railways shared this image along with their tweet.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

Indian Railways tweets about new foot operated handwash kiosk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Ministry of Railways took to Twitter to share images of foot-operated handwash kiosks.
Recruitment notice claiming to fill 5285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Recruitment notice claiming to fill 5285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Recruitment notice in our name to fill 5285 vacancies is fake: Ministry of Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:54 PM IST
The Ministry of Railways has urged the public to beware of this fake recruitment notice circulated in its name by an organization named “Avestran Infotech”.
The image shows two devices kept on a table.(Twitter/Ministry of Railways)
The image shows two devices kept on a table.(Twitter/Ministry of Railways)

Indian Railways tweets video of device that ensures social distancing. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2020 07:31 PM IST
The video shared by Ministry of Railways about social distancing ensuring device has impressed many.
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said the Railways has identified 160 projects for returnee migrant workers which will generate around nine lakh mandays of work under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan in 6 states.(HT Photo)
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said the Railways has identified 160 projects for returnee migrant workers which will generate around nine lakh mandays of work under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan in 6 states.(HT Photo)

Railways spending Rs 2 lakh approx on each isolation coach; Rs 620 crore sanctioned by Centre

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said this was the budgetary estimate of the Railways for the 5,213 coaches which have been modified as isolation coaches and the money for it has already been received from the central Covid care fund.
Adwaith Krishna, a 12 year old rail enthusiast from Thrissur, Kerala with his creation.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
Adwaith Krishna, a 12 year old rail enthusiast from Thrissur, Kerala with his creation.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

12-year-old Kerala boy’s model train made from paper wows Railway Ministry. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:17 PM IST
With the help of 33 sheets of newspaper, 10 A4 sheets and a lot of patience, Krishna completed the wonderful train replica in just 3 days.
Passenger train services had remained suspended in April because of the lockdown.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Passenger train services had remained suspended in April because of the lockdown.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Railways to refund full fares for tickets booked mid-April

Hindustan Times New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 08:22 PM IST
The Railways will soon start generating refund for those tickets that have been cancelled.
A woman police officer fetched milk from her home for a four-month-old baby travelling in a Shramik Special.(Twitter)
A woman police officer fetched milk from her home for a four-month-old baby travelling in a Shramik Special.(Twitter)

Policewoman fetches milk from her house for hungry child on Shramik train, Twitter applauds

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Sushila Badaik went home by her two-wheeler, fetched a bottle of warm milk and handed it over to the woman, identified as Mehrunisha, who was returning home to Madhubani.
In a communication to all MPs on Thursday, the Rajya Sabha secretariat pointed out that non-cancellation of bookings, which are not actually utilised will have to be paid for by the MPs. (Photo: Bloomberg)
In a communication to all MPs on Thursday, the Rajya Sabha secretariat pointed out that non-cancellation of bookings, which are not actually utilised will have to be paid for by the MPs. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Rajya Sabha secretariat tells MPs to cancel train bookings in time or pay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The decision comes in the wake of the Rajya Sabha secretariat stemming losses incurred on paying for journeys not undertaken.
File photo: Migrants arrive from Delhi on a Shramik Special board a local train at Danapur station to reach their destinations in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Migrants arrive from Delhi on a Shramik Special board a local train at Danapur station to reach their destinations in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

‘Will continue to provide Shramik trains for migrants as demanded by states’: Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The ministry statement added that the chairman of the Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav, had written to various states governments on May 29 and June 3 on the matter.
Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)
Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)

‘58 lakh migrant workers ferried to native places till date, over 4,000 Shramik special trains operated’: Indian Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Indian Railways has conducted the operation by running 4,286 Shramik special trains till now.
Tamil Nadu: Passengers arrive at Madurai Railway Station to board trains to their respective destinations, as Indian Railways has started operations of 200 passenger trains today.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu: Passengers arrive at Madurai Railway Station to board trains to their respective destinations, as Indian Railways has started operations of 200 passenger trains today.(ANI)

Hustle-bustle returns to railway stations, long queues of passengers as 200 trains resume service

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:30 PM IST
While social distancing norms were maintained at most places, the stations were not bereft of long queues.  
File photo: Shatabdi express at platform number 2 at Railway Station in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
File photo: Shatabdi express at platform number 2 at Railway Station in Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

No tatkal, premium tatkal booking for 200 trains that begin service from June 1: Ministry of Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 02:55 PM IST
The ministry on Wednesday issued a list of 100 pairs of trains, 200 hundred trains in total, that it will begin operations from June 1.
Migrants rush to fill UPSTRC buses taking them home while flouting social distancing at Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Migrants rush to fill UPSTRC buses taking them home while flouting social distancing at Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)

‘Large number of Covid-19 cases being observed in migrant workers’: Top Uttar Pradesh health official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The official said that in such a situation, it is important for village and mohalla monitoring committees to control the infection.
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