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  • 3 stations from Mumbai listed as dirtiest in the country

    In a survey conducted by the Indian Railways in which it was found that out of 10 dirtiest stations in the country three are from Mumbai. The three stations in the list are Kalyan (3rd), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5th) and Thane (8th). Mumbai is the only city in the list which has three stations in the list.

  • Mumbai: E-catering starts at 23 major Western Railway stations

    MUMBAI: Western Railway (WR) on Tuesday launched the e-catering facility at 23 major stations on its network enabling passengers to order food of their choice from a wide range of restaurants and food chains while on move. “Our passengers can avail IRCTC’s e-catering services at 23 major stations of WR.

  • Indore-Puri train to run via Raipur, Hyderabad to connect Pune  

    Indore: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will flag off Haumsafar Express, the Indore-Puri train, on Saturday at 5.30 pm from platform number five. Its regular run will start from May 22. The Indore-Lingampalli (Hyderabad) train will start from May 19.

  • Ujjain: Members of Western Railway Employees Union begin relay hunger strike

    Ujjain: Railway employees on the call of Western Railway Employees Union (WREU), Ratlam zone started a relay hunger strike from Tuesday which will last till Thursday. They were also protesting against the anti-labour policies of the Union government and redressal of their pending demands.

  • Bhopal: Fire at Itarsi junction halts train traffic for few hours, property worth lakhs damaged   

    Bhopal: Movements of the trains were disrupted for a few hours following fire at Itarsi Railway junction.  Fire broke out at canteen kitchen situated on Platform no-1 and soon spread to other areas. The fire gutted canteen, deputy office, operating office and other wings in old building. No casualty was reported, but property loss has been estimated at Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

  • IRCTC launches new method for Tatkal ticket booking, click to read more

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has launched a new method for e-ticket booking including Tatkal tickets. Under this, users can book rail e-tickets including Tatkal quota tickets through its mobile android app, IRCTC Rail Connect. Earlier, for Tatkal bookings, people had to pay first via the regular online payment gateways before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket. IRCTS e-wallet will be unable users to

  • IRCTC site and app restored after being down for two hours

    In yet another bad press and news for the Indian Railways, The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation Limited (IRCTC) website and mobile phone app were down on the morning of Friday, May 4 for about two hours. It was back and running around 12:45 pm after reportedly being down since 11 am.

  • Indian Railways registers worst punctuality in 3 years, 30 percent trains ran late in 2017-18

    New Delhi: Almost 30 per cent of trains ran late in financial year 2017-18, Indian Railways’ worst punctuality performance in three years, according to official data.  From April 2017-March 2018, the punctuality of mail and express trains was 71.39  per cent,  down from 76.69 per cent in the corresponding period of 2016-2017, which is a deterioration of 5.30 per cent. In 2015-2016, 77.44 per cent trains ran on time.

  • Indian Railways reverse auction will save Rs 20,000 crore annually

    New Delhi: To ensure substantial savings for Indian Railways, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has advocated implementation of electronic reverse auction (ERA) for all high-value procurements which will result in a 10 percent saving in costs and a total saving of up to Rs. 20,000 crores in procurement.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to run six summer special trains between Mumbai and Goa

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has decided to run six additional summer special trains between Mumbai in Maharashtra and Karmali in Goa to clear the extra rush of passengers. The special train no. 01127 will leave the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai at 12.20 am on May 2 and arrive in Karmali at 11.30 am the same day.

  • Central Railway to run 10 ‘Summer special’ trains between Mumbai and Varanasi

    Mumbai: In a bid to clear the rush of extra passengers during this summer season, Indian Railways has announced 10 summer special train services that will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai and Varanasi. The operations of these weekly trains will start from April 24, 2018, and continue till May 23, 2018.

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    Indian railways install 1,25,000 Bio-toilets in train coaches

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways at present have commissioned and are operating 27 sections as Green Corridors. All the trains plying on these sections are running with all the coaches equipped with bio-toilets.

  • CR achieves record freight loading in 2017-18

    Central Railway Nagpur Division achieved the highest incremental loading of any division on Indian Railways over target in the financial year 2017-18.  It achieved +5.5 million tonnes incremental loading. Central Railway’s freight loading of 61.15 million tonnes in the financial year 2017-18 is 3.15 million tonnes above target (5.4 %)and 7.4 million tonnes more than last year(which is 13.8%). It loaded 7,778 rakes in 2017-18 as against 6,155 rakes last year(26.4%); Record

  • In pictures: Indian Railways opens luxury saloon car to public

    New Delhi: The first privately-occupied saloon coach, complete with air-conditioned rooms, valet service and attached bathroom, today started its journey with six customers of a private tour operating company as the Jammu Mail pulled out of the Old Delhi Railway Station.