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Indian Railways moves to ease congestion on busy routes

“A total of 7 routes have been identified as High-Density Network (HDN), which has a total length of 11,295 km. There is 60 per cent traffic on these routes. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce traffic on these routes,” Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board said.
“The railways plan to electrify and double the HDN and highly utilised networks (HUN) network, with a length of 34,642 km, by March 2024,” Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board added.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
“The railways plan to electrify and double the HDN and highly utilised networks (HUN) network, with a length of 34,642 km, by March 2024,” Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board added.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Rail Bhawan shut for 2 days after officials test Covid-19 positive

During this period, all officers, staff would work from home and are to be available at all times on the phone and other electronic means of communication, Railway Board said.
Rail Bhawan will remain shut for two days from July 14(PTI Photo)
Rail Bhawan will remain shut for two days from July 14(PTI Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2020 08:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Chinese JV among six bidders for Vande Bharat trains

The JV was established jointly by China-cased CRRC Yongji Electric Co. Ltd. and Gurugram-based Pioneer Fil-med Private Limited in 2015.
Indian railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes or train sets of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.
Indian railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes or train sets of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi

China-India joint venture only foreign bidder for Vande Bharat train sets

China-based CRRC Yongji Electric Co. Ltd. and Gurugram-based Pioneer Fil-med Private Limited formed a joint venture in 2015. Their joint venture is called CRRC Pioneer Electric (India) Private Limited.
The railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes (train sets) of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.
The railways’ Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, had floated a tender for manufacturing 44 rakes (train sets) of semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains on July 10.
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

No job cuts but profiles of employees may change, says Railways

The Railways currently has 12,18,335 employees and spends 65 per cent of its income on payment of salaries and pension.
Since 2018, the Railways has notified 72,274 vacancies in safety category and 68,366 in non safety category, taking the total number of vacancies notified to 1,40,640.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)
Since 2018, the Railways has notified 72,274 vacancies in safety category and 68,366 in non safety category, taking the total number of vacancies notified to 1,40,640.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 12:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

First time ever: Indian Railways achieves 100% punctuality of trains

The milestone was achieved a day after the railways formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network.
Last month, the railways had sent a missive to its zones to ensure 100 per cent punctuality in the running of 230 special trains.(HT Representative Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan)
Last month, the railways had sent a missive to its zones to ensure 100 per cent punctuality in the running of 230 special trains.(HT Representative Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

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.
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)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 06:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Trains’ suspension extended till Aug 12

The 15 pairs of premium Rajdhani trains connecting Delhi with different parts of the country, which began on May 12, and 100 pairs of long-distance trains, which began on June 1, will continue to function.
Passenger trains, including express and suburban services that were earlier suspended till June 30, will not operate till August 12, according to an internal circular of the railway board on Thursday.(File photo)
Passenger trains, including express and suburban services that were earlier suspended till June 30, will not operate till August 12, according to an internal circular of the railway board on Thursday.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

Indian Railways cancels all regular trains till August 12

All special Rajdhani, mail and express trains that started operating from May 12 and June 1, however, will continue to operate.
All tickets booked for the regular time-tabled trams for journeys between July 1 to August 12 stand cancelled and full fares will be refunded.(HT FILE PHOTO)
All tickets booked for the regular time-tabled trams for journeys between July 1 to August 12 stand cancelled and full fares will be refunded.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Aggressive testing, fewer returning migrants: Why 4 states see a drop in new Covid-19 cases

The railways has so far ferried over 60 lakh migrant workers to different states. However, the number of returning migrants has fallen in the last few days.
The number of migrants returning to Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Padesh has been steadily falling over the last few days.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The number of migrants returning to Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Padesh has been steadily falling over the last few days.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Covid coaches to be used by states when health infrastructure is exhausted: Railways

For national capital Delhi, at least 50 coaches with 800 beds have already been stationed at Shakur Basti railway station.
The isolation coaches will be under the complete care of the chief medical officer of the state government, in the states where they will be deployed.(ANI PHOTO.)
The isolation coaches will be under the complete care of the chief medical officer of the state government, in the states where they will be deployed.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

7 states demand 63 Shramik Special trains from railways; 32 to depart from Kerala, 23 to head to WB

The Railway Board chairman had written letters to the states on May 29, June 3 and June 9 on the subject and emphasised that “the railways will provide the desired number of Shramik Special trains within 24 hours of the request”.
Of the total, a maximum of 32 trains will depart from Kerala while the destinations of most trains will be West Bengal (23), the railways said. (Photo Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Of the total, a maximum of 32 trains will depart from Kerala while the destinations of most trains will be West Bengal (23), the railways said. (Photo Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 12, 2020 03:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Railways likely to merge junior and mid-level jobs, say officials

According to the proposal, all ticket checking, reservation and enquiry posts from the commercial department may be merged. Railway Protection Force constables may be deployed for checking tickets at stations.
A railway guard waves the green flag aboard a Jaynagar Shaheed Express train at the Amritsar Junction as Indian Railways expand operations under lockdown on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
A railway guard waves the green flag aboard a Jaynagar Shaheed Express train at the Amritsar Junction as Indian Railways expand operations under lockdown on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 01:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

71 Shramik Special trains diverted due to congestion: Railway Board chairman

The national carrier till Friday has operated 3,840 Shramik Specials trains ferrying 52 lakh passengers to their home states.
The railways had come under criticism over the delay and diversion of several Shramik Trains in the last week. A Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special train from Maharashtra ended up in Rourkela, Odisha adding two days and five states to the original journey, leaving its passengers clueless.(HT PHOTO.)
The railways had come under criticism over the delay and diversion of several Shramik Trains in the last week. A Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special train from Maharashtra ended up in Rourkela, Odisha adding two days and five states to the original journey, leaving its passengers clueless.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 29, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

2.6k migrant trains to run over 10 days

“I want to assure all migrant workers that we will run these trains till all of them reach their destinations,” Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said at a press conference.
Indian Railways on Saturday said it will ferry another 3.6 million migrant labourers stranded across the country.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Indian Railways on Saturday said it will ferry another 3.6 million migrant labourers stranded across the country.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 24, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Railways introduces waiting lists for travellers from May 22: All you need to know

The order from the Railways to the various zones indicates that it is planning to run mixed services instead of the presently all air-conditioned trains. This means that it may begin services to smaller Tier-II towns along with major cities that the Rajdhani trains cater to at present.
Introduction of waiting lists will also lead to reducing the queues for confirmed tickets significantly.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO.)
Introduction of waiting lists will also lead to reducing the queues for confirmed tickets significantly.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 13, 2020 11:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Special trains ferry stranded migrants home

Five such trains operated on Friday. This is the first time any passenger rail services operated in the country since they were suspended on March 22, three days before the national lockdown.
The railways will charge fares for tickets on these trains. It has, however, categorically clarified that these trains are only meant for individuals who are nominated and registered by state governments, and not for regular travel.(HT Photo)
The railways will charge fares for tickets on these trains. It has, however, categorically clarified that these trains are only meant for individuals who are nominated and registered by state governments, and not for regular travel.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi

Railways can ferry stranded trucks if asked: Ambala div

The run-on run-off (RO-RO) service allow trucks to be loaded on railway flat wagons and transported to the desired destination
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Updated on Apr 14, 2020 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh

Railways in mission mode to prepare Covid-19 isolation coaches

The national carrier plans to modify a total of 5,000 coaches with 80,000 beds in the first phase. In total, it plans to modify 20,000 coaches that can accommodate nearly 3.2 lakh beds for isolation wards.
An Indian Railways train coach is converted into an isolation ward for treating Covid-19 patients(HT Photo)
An Indian Railways train coach is converted into an isolation ward for treating Covid-19 patients(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 07:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

India’s tallest railway pier bridge comes up in Manipur

The 555-metre long bridge is also one of the world’s the tallest railway bridges with a height of 141 metres
A railway pier bridge under construction.(Representative photo/http://www.nfrlyconstruction.org/)
A railway pier bridge under construction.(Representative photo/http://www.nfrlyconstruction.org/)
Published on Feb 23, 2020 01:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom

Safety audit finds irregularities found in alcohol test records of loco pilots at Chandigarh railway station

To ensure safety and implementation of guidelines and rules for train safety, a detailed safety audit was conducted at the station after a gap of two years.
Principal safety officer Seema Kumar checking records of breathalyser tests of the running staff at the loco lobby of the Chandigarh railway station on Friday.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Principal safety officer Seema Kumar checking records of breathalyser tests of the running staff at the loco lobby of the Chandigarh railway station on Friday.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Published on Feb 22, 2020 12:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh

Serving railway officers to get choice to opt out of unified cadre

The Union cabinet in December 2019 approved the restructuring by trimming the Railway Board’s strength to half (from 8 to 4) and unifying its eight railways services into a central service in a bid to reform the 150-year-old Railway Board of the Indian Railways.
Indian Railways has around 8,400 group A service serving officers.(HT File Photo)
Indian Railways has around 8,400 group A service serving officers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi

Kerala snacks in railway menu to be back: IRCTC

The move comes in the backdrop of allegations regarding local delicacies from Kerala being removed in place of North Indian snacks at the stalls.
Local delicacies from Kerala such as egg curry, ‘porotta’, ‘dosa’, ‘puttu’ and ‘kadala curry pazhampori’, ‘bhaji’, ‘illayada’, ‘kozhukatta’, ‘unniappam’, ‘neyyappam’ and ‘sukhiyan’.(Ravi Kumar/ HT Photo)
Local delicacies from Kerala such as egg curry, ‘porotta’, ‘dosa’, ‘puttu’ and ‘kadala curry pazhampori’, ‘bhaji’, ‘illayada’, ‘kozhukatta’, ‘unniappam’, ‘neyyappam’ and ‘sukhiyan’.(Ravi Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 02:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

RRB withdraws request to UPSC to recruit Group A officers under various cadres

This also meant that around 100 seats would be reduced from the civil services exams because of the withdrawal of the railways from recruitment of officers, officials said on Wednesday.
Indian Railways(Rajkumar)
Indian Railways(Rajkumar)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 09:59 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

The railways is finally out of the shadow of the British

The breaking down of departmental silos will make it efficient and build a cadre of home-grown specialists
The IR is proposing to undertake Rs 50 lakh crore investment over the next 12 years to modernise the IR service and bring world-class operating safety, customer service and train speeds to India.(Hindustan Times)
The IR is proposing to undertake Rs 50 lakh crore investment over the next 12 years to modernise the IR service and bring world-class operating safety, customer service and train speeds to India.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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What the tale of Train 18 tells us about India | Opinion

Train 18 is the story of a team which overcame the complex bureaucracy, the archaic procedures, the inter-departmental rivalries that have led to the railways’ failure to realise their potential
The ministry of railways has announced that it is inviting global tenders for Vande Bharat trains which take care of improvements suggested by the Chief Commissioner for Railway Safety(Hindustan Times)
The ministry of railways has announced that it is inviting global tenders for Vande Bharat trains which take care of improvements suggested by the Chief Commissioner for Railway Safety(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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By Mark Tully

Rail fare hike: ‘Are these good days?’

Now, passengers travelling from Ludhiana to Delhi in an AC coach will have to shell out 12 more and those travelling to Jaipur will have to spend 28 extra
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Published on Jan 01, 2020 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana

No decision on passenger or freight fare hike yet: Railway Board Chairman

“No decision has been taken to increase the passenger and freight fares. In the New Year, the Railway will try to give better facilities to its passengers and also focus on running of more trains,” Yadav said.
Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav Monday said Centre has not taken any decision to increase passenger and freight fares, adding that the national carrier aims to “rationalise” the fares.(Hindustan Times)
Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav Monday said Centre has not taken any decision to increase passenger and freight fares, adding that the national carrier aims to “rationalise” the fares.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 03:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Railway recruitments to be inducted through UPSC: Chairman

All new recruits in railways will be inducted through the UPSC civil services exams under five specialities, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said on Thursday, days after the Cabinet approved the merger of its eight services into one -- the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).
Indian Railways(Hindustan Times)
Indian Railways(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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Railways mulling rationalisation of fares, seek finance ministry’s help in bearing pension cost

The organisation that employees nearly 1.3 million people, second only to the Armed Forces, runs nearly 22,000 trains per day out of which 12,000 are passenger trains carrying approximately 2.3 million passengers a day.
Indian railways is mulling rationalisation of passenger and freight fares in a bid to cater to its dwindling finances, Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said Thursday(Representative image)
Indian railways is mulling rationalisation of passenger and freight fares in a bid to cater to its dwindling finances, Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said Thursday(Representative image)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 09:25 AM IST
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