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The Railways had suspended all passenger trains services due to the imposition of a nationwide lockdown from March 25.(HT Photo)

Railway Board gives approval for 39 more special trains. Check full list here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The Railways had suspended all passenger trains services due to the imposition of a nationwide lockdown from March 25.
Passengers will get a flavour of the regional cuisine as ‘snack meal’ for Rs 50.(PTI Photo/Representative)
Passengers will get a flavour of the regional cuisine as ‘snack meal’ for Rs 50.(PTI Photo/Representative)

Get Biryani and Chicken curry on trains from next year, pay more for food

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 10:02 PM IST
A circular by the national transporter said the food-rate hike was done after six years for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto and after 7 years for Mail/Express trains on the recommendation of a committee tasked with the revision. It added that “rational pricing” was required to ensure “quality of meals”.
The ‘Snack Meal’ shall be of 350 grams portion and shall be made available at Rs 50, inclusive of GST.(PTI photo)
The ‘Snack Meal’ shall be of 350 grams portion and shall be made available at Rs 50, inclusive of GST.(PTI photo)

Railway board to hike meal prices on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 04:24 PM IST
According to the new order, in first class AC and executive class, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, breakfast Rs 140, up by Rs 7, lunch and dinner Rs 245, up by Rs 15.
The Islampur-Delhi Magadh Express saw a major fracture in the rail tracks in the nick of time and applied emergency brakes.(Photo courtesy: LiveHindustan)
The Islampur-Delhi Magadh Express saw a major fracture in the rail tracks in the nick of time and applied emergency brakes.(Photo courtesy: LiveHindustan)

Rajdhani Express has a narrow escape, races over 14-inch gap in tracks

Hindustan Times, Firozabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 12:32 PM IST
The Islampur-Delhi Magadh Express, which was running a few hours late on Tuesday morning, was approaching the Bharthana station in Kanpur section at 7.30 am when the driver noticed the 14-inch fracture in the tracks.
The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains.(HT image)
The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains.(HT image)

You can now track 350 long-distance trains

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:40 AM IST
The outstation trains on Central and Western Railway include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other intercity trains. The cost of the project is Rs100 crore, with Rs 88.95 crore being the cost of installing the tracking devices.
We’re sorry for discomfort, matter is taking necessary attention and under process, said the IRCTC East Zone reacting to the tweet
We’re sorry for discomfort, matter is taking necessary attention and under process, said the IRCTC East Zone reacting to the tweet

Woman alleges molestation by Rajdhani staff after being drugged with ice cream

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
An acquaintance of the woman, who is a student, tweeted on Tuesday night, alleging that the victim was drugged by the railway staff.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said his aim is to produce 100 such train sets, which will replace the Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains in the near future.(HT Photo)
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said his aim is to produce 100 such train sets, which will replace the Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains in the near future.(HT Photo)

Rail passenger comfort in mind, govt makes 200% hike in allocation for amenities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:05 PM IST
Indication of the sharp rise was given in the interim Budget where the allocation for passenger amenities jumped by 50 per cent from the amount allocated in 2018-2019.
Goyal also said the railways has no plans to privatise the national transporter or its premium trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi express, amid speculation that there was a proposal to rope in private operators.(HT Photo)
Goyal also said the railways has no plans to privatise the national transporter or its premium trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi express, amid speculation that there was a proposal to rope in private operators.(HT Photo)

Wi-Fi in trains not cost-effective, will drop plan, Goyal tells Upper House

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:01 AM IST
The railways has, however, said while 1,606 stations across railways’ network already have free Wi-Fi, it will be extended to the remaining 4,791 stations within this year .
At least four people were killed and 10 others injured after they got hit by the Rajdhani Express near Balrai Railway Station close to Etawah Monday morning.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
At least four people were killed and 10 others injured after they got hit by the Rajdhani Express near Balrai Railway Station close to Etawah Monday morning.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

Rajdhani mows down 4 near UP’s Etawah

Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 11:19 AM IST
All victims were passengers of Awadh Express, which was diverted to the loop line to allow Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express to pass, reports said.
A Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani in motion. When introduced,this was the fastest train in the country.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
A Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani in motion. When introduced,this was the fastest train in the country.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Railways’ golden girl: 50 years of the Rajdhani

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 03:17 PM IST
When the Rajdhani Express had its first run in March 1969, its speed and amenities made it a wonder on wheels. Fifty years on, the journey may not be as luxurious, but it’s still a favourite for many
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)
The Indian Railways will soon be able to add two more passenger coaches to Rajdhani and other air-conditioned express trains.(HT File Photo)

Coming soon: Faster, more spacious Rajdhani trains

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 07:31 AM IST
The Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) of the Indian Railways certified the twin-engine operation on express trains on February 7.
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System,.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System,.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Sorry, not on the menu! Passengers cannot ‘opt out’ meals on Train 18

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Meals on board the soon-to-be-launched Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 will not be optional for passengers unlike in premium trains such as Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto express, where travellers can choose not to take catering services, officials said.
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)

Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to get GPS, SOS buttons by March

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:55 AM IST
Railways collaborates with Isro to track moving premium trains, help motormen send distress signals
Rajdhani Express train at New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Rajdhani Express train at New Delhi.(HT Photo)

After receiving 686 food complaints, IRCTC to live-stream from rail kitchens

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Around 276 complaints over quality of food were in regards to catering on Rajdhani trains alone
An Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC ) worker carries foods in the newly launched eco-friendly disposable plates serving of meals to the passengers on Rajdhani Express train, at New Delhi Railway Station in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
An Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC ) worker carries foods in the newly launched eco-friendly disposable plates serving of meals to the passengers on Rajdhani Express train, at New Delhi Railway Station in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

CAG survey finds premier train passengers feel services don’t match hiked fare

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 04:34 PM IST
To ascertain the opinion of travelling passengers on the flexi-fare system, the CAG administered a survey questionnaire to 806 passengers travelling in 16 Shatabdi trains and 11 Rajdhani trains during April-May 2017.
Delhi bound Rajdhani Express at Ranchi Railway station in Ranchi.(HT File Photo)
Delhi bound Rajdhani Express at Ranchi Railway station in Ranchi.(HT File Photo)

Shatabdi trains ran late by around 30%, Rajdhani by 22% in last two months

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 05:38 PM IST
The MoS for Railways said the punctuality of trains was affected due to large scale maintenance work being carried out on the tracks.
Food being prepared in Train Pantry at Ludhiana Railway station.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Food being prepared in Train Pantry at Ludhiana Railway station.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

IRCTC to live stream how your food is prepared at base kitchens

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The IRCTC had earlier launched an artificial intelligence tool that uses CCTV footage to detect anomalies in hygiene level and communicates it to individuals concerned to initiate regulatory action, a statement by the IRCTC said.
Union Minister of railways and Coal Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Union Minister of railways and Coal Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

Even Rajdhani was criticised, bullet train will spur economy , says Piyush Goyal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam and Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 08:31 AM IST
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways and Coal speaks about the performance of railways as the government marks its fourth year
Railways is conducting a trial run of the new meal in the Nizamuddin-Mumbai Rajdhani and biodegradable plates will be introduced in four Rajdhani and four Shatabdi trains on Tuesday.(AFP File Photo)
Railways is conducting a trial run of the new meal in the Nizamuddin-Mumbai Rajdhani and biodegradable plates will be introduced in four Rajdhani and four Shatabdi trains on Tuesday.(AFP File Photo)

Boneless chicken, dry veggies: Railways to cut down on quantity, focus on quality meals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 02:58 PM IST
In terms of quantity, IRCTC has decided to cut down the quantity of dal from 150gm to 120gm, will serve boneless chicken, discontinue soup, and will add a serving of dry vegetable.
The emergency care unit at the Pune railway station.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
The emergency care unit at the Pune railway station.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)

Free 24x7 emergency medical service at Pune railway station

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 10:38 PM IST
As per railway rules, a medical facility at every junction is necessary with Pune catering to lakhs of passengers everyday; this was the need of the hour.
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