Indian Railways News

Seemanchal Express Derailment Highlights: All Medical Expenses To Be Covered By Railways, Says Piyush Goyal

PATNA:  At least six people have died and 24 others were injured after nine coaches of Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed today in Bihar’s Vaishali at 3.52 AM. Several people are reported to be injured. The office of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that rescue and relief operations are on after derailment the nine coaches of Jogbani-Anand Read More

Minister Of State Railways Expects More Investment

Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday morning said that he was expecting more investment in railways from the Interim Budget for 2019-20, which Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present in the Lok Sabha at 11 am. The way the Central government has increased the investment in railways, from installing CCTV cameras to Read More

Indian-Origin South Africans Moved By Tableau On Mahatma Gandhi’s Life

A group of Indian-origin South African nationals who attended the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi today were moved after seeing the Railway’s tableau themed on the transformation of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma. Yashika Singh, who hails from KwaZulu-Natal Province, said the Pietermaritzburg train incident depicted in the tableau ”Mohan to Mahatma” touched “many Read More

IRCTC Refund Rules: Charges Levied By IRCTC For Cancellation Of Confirmed, Waitlisted Tickets

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of online ticket cancellation via its official website- and mobile app.  On confirmation of cancellation, IRCTC refunds the entire amount to the account from which booking transaction took place, after deducting the applicable charges. The refund is processed as per extant railway refund rules. However, the online Read More

Railways Doubles Running Allowances Of Loco Pilots, Guards

The railways has decided to more than double the running allowance of its guards, loco pilots and assistant loco pilots, thereby accepting a long-pending demand of employees’ unions. The move will increase its annual financial burden of allowances by Rs. 1,225 crore and enhance operating ratio by 2.5 per cent, a source said Thursday. In November 2018, Read More

Railways Develops Robot USTAAD, To Check For Faults In Trains

To make trains more safe by eliminating human errors, Central Railway has developed an AI-powered robot which would click pictures and record videos of the under-gears of trains and send them to engineers for repairs and maintenance. The mechanical branch of Central Railway’s Nagpur division has developed the robot named USTAAD (Undergear Surveillance Through Artificial Read More

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