Indian Railways News

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

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- irctc.co.in 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

Qualifiers Double After Railways Revise Result

In the first stage exam for selection to Group C (Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician) posts in Indian Railways, about 13 lakh candidates have been declared qualified. 36% of the total candidates who appeared for the ‘world’s largest computer based test’ are now eligible for the second stage of the exam which is scheduled to be Read More