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First Kisan Parcel Train by Indian Railways to launch on Friday

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways will flag off India’s first Kisan Special Parcel Train from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Bihar’s Danapur on Friday afternoon to transport perishable goods, a promise made in the Union Budget 2020-21.Railway Ministry...

44 Vande Bharat trains will be ready by 2027, not by 2022

By Anand SinghNew Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways has claimed to complete the production of 44 Vande Bharat Express train sets or Train 18 train sets by 2021-22, an internal assessment by the Chennai-based Integral...

Piyush Goyal launches SBI-IRCTC credit card for rail users

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Emphasising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar India mission, Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched the SBI-IRCTC credit card that offers a host of benefits to rail passengers."We are strongly committed in...

Railways to introduce QR code enabled contactless ticketing service

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Taking a big leap towards digitalisation, the Railways will move towards airport-like contactless ticketing with QR code enabled tickets, which will be scanned on handheld devices and mobile phones across its stations and trains,...

Railways holds meet with industry players on pvrivate train services

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal, according to an initial timeline drawn by the Railways,...

Railways on track to go green by 2030 with many initiatives

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) In a bid to make itself carbon-free by 2030, the Indian Railways has initiated a number of major initiatives to mitigate global warming and combat climate change.In a statement, a railways spokesperson said here...

Prime Minister approved 100 percent electrification of Railways: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a program for 100 per cent electrification of Indian Railways."Prime Minister has approved a program for 100 per cent...

Pvt trains” fares to be competitive with airlines: Chairman

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after inviting the request for qualifications from private entities for running 151 trains on 109 pairs of routes, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav on Thursday said the private train operations would begin...

Private trains will help people get confirmed ticket: Chairman

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A day after the Indian Railways made a major privatisation push by inviting request for qualifications from private entities for participation in passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains,...

Railway to increase train speed to 130km/hr on two routes

Indian Railways are planning to increase train speeds to 130 kilometers per hour on two tracks, from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Howrah, enabling quicker movement of passengers within a shorter period of time.Railway board member Railway...

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‘Invented in India and atmavishwas is the key to Atmanirbhar Bharat’, says Mashelkar

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