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Demonetisation: Railway Ticket Online Reservation to be Rs.40 Less Until Dec.31, Other Measures at Glance

In view of ongoing cash crunch, the Railway ministry has accepted a proposal to repeal service charges on train tickets booked on its portal irctc.co.in to encourage credit or debit card payments instead of cash by people. However, the facility will be in effect until the end of December 31, 2016. Now train tickets online could save general passengers Rs.40 ...

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Tilted Trains to Run on Bangalore-Mysore Stretch in 90 Mts Soon

If the ongoing trial of tilted trains or light-weight trains of Spanish company Talgo is successful, it would be introduced on the stretch between Bangalore and Mysore, brining down the travel time from 3 hours to half of it at 90 minutes, said Railways minister. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the train clocked 180 kmph in ...

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Indian Railways to Change Rules from July 1, Makes Them Rich-Friendly

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Come July 1, the second half of the calendar year 2016, Indian Railways will offer few more facilities and abort some existing facilities as part of the government move to “befriend the rich travellers” at the expense of the hapless poor and the middle class. The tatkal reservation that gets no refund of money for cancellation of tickets will now ...

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Railways to Partner with State Govts to Operate Tourist Circuit Trains

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Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Tourism holds great potential for economic development and job creation. Indian Raileays will be partnering with the State Governments for operating tourist circuit trains and explore the possibility of a revenue sharing model. Indian Railways have recently upgraded our National Rail Museum. Promotion ...

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New 6 Double Decker Special Trains to Run Between Kacheguda-Guntur

To clear the rush of passengers in view of Sankranthi, South Central Railway will run 16 Double Decker special trains between Kacheguda and Guntur via Kazipet. 1.Train No. 02122 Kacheguda – Guntur Double Decker Special Train will depart Kacheguda at 09:55 hrs o­n 16th & 18thJanuary, 2016 and arrive/depart Vijayawada at 17:10/17:20 hrs and arrive Guntur at 18:15 hrs on ...

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Bullet Train Project: Feasibility Study Over

A joint feasibility study for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor, co-financed by Indian Railways and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been completed in July 2015 and the cost of 505 km long high speed line is estimated at approximately ₹ 98,000 crore. The Government of Japan has given an assistance package proposal for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor involving technical, Operation ...

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Indian Railways to Partner with ISRO to Avoid Accidents, Monitor Trains

  Indian Railways have decided to rope in ISRO to overcome the increasing menace of unmanned railway crossing and increasing accidents and derailments, which can be avoided with the latest satellite surveillance technology. The Geospatial technology involves GPS (global positioning systems), GIS, and RS (remote sensing) and the trains and monitoring staff can get online all the satellite images for ...

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West Central Railway First to Eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings

The West-Central Railway, headquartered in Jabalpur, has become the first Railway Zone on Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings as of 31st August, 2015. Out of total 118 unmanned level crossings falling on West-Central Railways as on 1st April, 2014, 80 were eliminated in the financial year 2014-15 and the target of 66 and the remaining 38 have ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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2 Rajdhani Express Coaches Catch Fire in Yard, Cause Unknown

At least six coaches of two Rajdhani Express trains were damaged in a fire that broke out at the maintenance yard of the New Delhi Railway Station on Tuesday, officials said, adding that an inquiry has been initiated. The trains were idling at the yard after dropping off the passengers at the station. According to officials, at least six coaches ...

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Plant to Extract Diesel from Plastic for Railways to Be Reality Soon: Harshvardhan

Indian Railways will soon set up plants to extract diesel for mechanical traction with technology patented by scientists at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) Dehradun, announced Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology. The institute is the first of its kind to develop the capability to convert 1 tonne of broken plastic buckets, mugs, toothpaste tubes, bottle ...

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India’s Fastest Train Gatiman Express Linking Delhi-Agra to Start Soon

After three months of delay, the much-awaited 160km/hour Gatiman Express linking Delhi and Agra will begin its run soon once the safety clearance is given, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said, without giving the exact time it takes. The train would cover the 200 km distance in around 90 minutes and the coaches were manufactured in Kapurthala workshop for the ...

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Now Train Ticket Reservation Possible 120 Days in Advance

As usual the ministry of Railways keeps changing the advance reservation period for booking reserved train tickets and now it is increased from 60 days to 120 days with effect from 1 April 2015. The Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the ...

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24×7 Helpline Number 138 to Do More, Promises Miniser

You dial 138 and hardly it helps you to redress the grievance about the Indian Railways but Minister Suresh Prabhu has promised to make the all-India helpline number more functional. It will now attend to the problems of passengers on a real time basis, the minister said. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today, he said, passengers will be ...

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Railways to digitize mapping, tap advertising potential

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that encroachment on the Railway Land is a serious issue and to counter this, digitized mapping of land records has been initiated and responsibility will be fixed on officials for any encroachments. Presenting Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he dwelt upon the resource mobilization by Railways. He informed the members ...

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Arun Jaitley Rules Out Privatization of Indian Railways, Coal India

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured trade unions that the government did not intend privatizing either the railways or Coal India but stressed on providing a better environment for common man to live. “Government has no intention to privatize either railways or Coal India. The focus of the government is to create more jobs and employment opportunities, besides safeguarding the ...

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