Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021

Indian Railways

Aswini Vaishnaw Asserted That Indian Railways Aims To Improve Passenger's Experience Through World-Class Stations

Dec 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at an event of the Confederation of Indian Industries, he maintained that spending on new railway lines, doubling of tracks and electrification among others is on track.

Facing Criticism From Ujjain Seers, Indian Railways Withdraws "Saffron" Dress Code Of Waiters Onboard Ramayan Express

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"It is to inform that the dress of service staff is completely changed in the look of professional attire of service staff. Inconvenience caused is regretted": the Indian Railways

Chavan Accuses Railways Of Displaying Discriminatory Behavior Against Marathwada

South Central Railways falls under the glare of Maharashtra Minister as he holds them accountable for the delaying of crucial projects

Meghalaya Chief Minister Speaks Out On State Government Trying To Facilitate Goods Train Till Byrnihat

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“We will be engaging with concerned stakeholders and at least find some way forward to get a goods train if not a passenger train immediately,” the chief minister told reporters on Wednesday.

Here Is List Of Trains That Indian Railways Has Decided To Cancel This Winter

The Indian Railways has notified that it will not run six pairs of trains from next month.

11 November, 2021

Railways Will Be Highly Profitable In The Next 5-6 Years: Rail Minister

Outlook Business Team

Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also exuded confidence that the Railways will have a "superb" business proposition in coming years.

29 October, 2021

After IRCTC Shares Tumbles 25 Per Cent, Railway Ministry Withdraws Convenience Fee Order. Should You Buy?

Outlook Business Team

Convenience fees charged from customers generated a sizable revenue for IRCTC. The fee is not part of the rail fare. It is for the service of online ticket booking offered by the IRCTC.

28 October, 2021

IRCTC Will Split Convenience Fee From Ticketing Revenues With Railway Ministry On A 50:50 Basis

Outlook Business Team

IRCTC is the sole entity authorised by the Indian Railways to facilitate the booking of tickets, provide catering services and packaged drinking water in trains and railways stations.

06 October, 2021

Union Cabinet Approves Rs 4,445 Crore Project For Setting Up Major Textile Parks

Outlook Business Team

It was pointed out that Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have expressed their interest in setting up such parks.

17 September, 2021

Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

Outlook Business Team

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021

22 August, 2021

Railways Suffered Rs 36,000 Cr Loss During Covid-19 Pandemic: Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

The minister termed goods trains as the real revenue generators for the national transporter.


26 July, 2021

Lalu Packed Railways With Biharis, Took Away Jobs From Tamils: Tamil Nadu Minister K. N. Nehru

G.C. Shekhar

Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister K. N. Nehru also observed that Tamils were also equally to be blamed since they rarely showed any inclination or initiative in applying for jobs in the Central Government or its undertakings.

16 July, 2021

Poll Preps: After UP, PM Modi Launches Big-Ticket Projects In Gujarat

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The projects include the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station and a luxury 5-star hotel built atop the station.

08 July, 2021

In Pictures: India’s First '5-Star Railway Station' Set To Be Operational Soon At Gandhinagar

Outlook Web Bureau

For the first time in India, a five-star hotel will be operating from live rail tracks.

03 July, 2021

Bangalore Railway Station's New Tunnel Aquarium Gives Glimpses of Marine Life

Ajay Sukumaran

The 'Aquatic Kingdom' as it is called, is part of the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation's initiative to enhance customer experience at stations.

18 May, 2021

Railways, Its Staff Are Stellar Performers In This Fight Against Covid-19: Suneet Sharma, Indian Railways CEO

Jyotika Sood

Indian Railways had not transported liquid medical oxygen (LMO) earlier. So, as soon as we were told to undertake the work, we were ready with the infrastructure and plan within 24 hours, Suneet Sharma said.

06 May, 2021

Railways Cancels Slew Of Premium Trains From Delhi Due To Poor Occupancy, Covid Surge

Outlook Web Bureau

The services of eight Shatabdi Express, two Rajdhani Express, two Duronto Express and one Vande Bharat Express are among around 28 trains that have been cancelled


29 April, 2021

2,990 Beds, 64 Patients... Indian Railways Deploy Covid Care Coaches

Outlook Web Bureau

The Railways has prepared 4,000 coaches with 64,000 beds as isolation wards for Covid patients, which will be provided to states on demand.

Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

PTI Photo

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta