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Fares slightly higher to discourage inessential travel: Railways

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Days after the Congress accused the government of "hiking rail fares", the Indian Railways on Wednesday said that it was levying slightly higher fares for short distance passenger trains only to discourage people from...

Train service to resume after 11 months in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) After remaining suspended for 11 months, train service between the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu division will resume on Monday. "After remaining suspended for 11 months due to the pandemic, train services will be resumed partially...

Zonal railways must adopt sustainable ideas: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday directed all zonal railways to come up with "sustainable" ideas for reducing railway expenses and rationalising costs, to cope up with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a...

Rs 8,060 cr for Northeast Frontier Railway in Budget 2021

Guwahati/Agartala, Feb 6 (IANS) A sum of Rs 8,060 crore has been allocated for the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) in this year's Budget, officials said on Friday. NFR's Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda said that of the Rs 8,060...

Railways launched 153 new train services in 2019-20: Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Railways introduced 153 services in 2019-20 as compared to 266 services in 2018-19, which included modern semi-high speed trains like Vande Bharat, Tejas Express and UDAY (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri) Express trains, Parliament...

Indian Railways plans to improve its operating ratio soon

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian Railways, which saw suspension of its passenger, mail and express trains for the first time in its history due to the Covid pandemic, is now hopeful to improve its operating ratio, or...

Railways to be catalyst of change for Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the 2021 Budget has focussed on infrastructure projects in Indian Railways and the highest capital expenditure will act as a huge catalyst to revitalise the economy...

Indian Railways set to complete 56 key projects by March 2022

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) To strengthen rail infrastructure and make its network future ready, Indian Railways has identified 56 projects all across the country in various zones to be completed by March next year. Out of these, 13...

Rs 6,900 cr earmarked for railway connectivity in northeast

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With the focus on developing the railway infrastructure in the northeastern states, the Union Budget has allocated a sum of Rs 6,913 crore for projects covering over 2,000 km in the region, according to...

Rail infra push of Rs 1.1 lakh cr with Rs 1.07L cr for capex

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a record sum of Rs 1,10,055 crore for Indian Railways of which Rs 1,07,100 crore is for the capital expenditure. She said the national transporter will monetise...

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Gujarat hits new daily Covid tally with over 7K cases, 73 deaths

Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) Gujarat saw its daily Covid tally continue to spiral high with 7,410 new cases on...