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Indian Railways

Rescue Operation Of Derailed Bikaner-Guwahati Exp Completed: NFR

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

All stranded passengers have been provided with drinking water and snacks from the pantry car of the train.

Technology innovation key to keep up with pace of national development: MoS Railways

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), 2021 will continue till December 18. Jardosh said the National Rail Plan, developed by the ministry, projects to make railways future ready by 2030.

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

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

18 November, 2021

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

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.

11 November, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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

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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.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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