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COVID-19 Outbreak: Railways to incur Rs 35,000 to 40,000 crore loss from passenger train services this fiscal
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COVID-19 Outbreak: Railways to incur Rs 35,000 to 40,000 crore loss from passenger train services this fiscal

The railways have achieved record loading of foodgrains, 80 percent more than last year, and has introduced timetabled parcel services, the Railway Board chairman said.

Railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on Shramik Special trains, generated Rs 429 cr revenue, reveals RTI
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Railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on Shramik Special trains, generated Rs 429 cr revenue, reveals RTI

The highest amount of money, Rs 102 crore, was paid by the Gujarat government followed by Maharashtra, which paid Rs 85 crore and Tamil Nadu which paid Rs 34 crore to the Railways.

Indian Railways spurred Hindi pulp fiction's boom. With trains stalled amid COVID crisis, waning book biz faces a bust
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Indian Railways spurred Hindi pulp fiction's boom. With trains stalled amid COVID crisis, waning book biz faces a bust

The Indian Railways was possibly the largest moving library of Hindi pulp fiction. That is, until the coronavirus pandemic.

Not feasible to convert train coaches into ICUs for COVID-19 patients, Railways tells Bombay HC
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Not feasible to convert train coaches into ICUs for COVID-19 patients, Railways tells Bombay HC

The Railways filed an affidavit in response to a petition by social activist Naresh Kapoor seeking the court's direction to convert unused train coaches into quarantine facilities or ICUs considering the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Railways begins plan to allow private companies to operate passenger trains, invites participation for 218 routes
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Railways begins plan to allow private companies to operate passenger trains, invites participation for 218 routes

The project would entail a private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore, the Railways said. This is the first initiative for private investment for running passenger trains on the Indian Railways network.

Railways says Rs 2 lakh likely to be spent on each COVID-19 isolation coach; Rs 620 crore sanctioned so far
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Railways says Rs 2 lakh likely to be spent on each COVID-19 isolation coach; Rs 620 crore sanctioned so far

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said this was the budgetary estimate of the Railways for the 5,213 coaches which have been modified as isolation coaches and the money for it has already been received from the central Covid care fund.

Coimbatore to Katpadi | Passenger Trains Restart In India
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Coimbatore to Katpadi | Passenger Trains Restart In India

With passenger trains having restarted across the country, what's it like to travel inter and intra-state? Watch this Firstpost exclusive to find out.

Former Tamil Nadu football player and coach R Shanmugam passes away at 77
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Former Tamil Nadu football player and coach R Shanmugam passes away at 77

Shanmugam obtained diplomas in football coaching from the National Institute of Sports in 1975-76 and the Brazilian Football Academy in 1995.

Coronavirus outbreak: In UP's Mahoba, migrant labourers' families say nights sleepless, pockets empty and future uncertain
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Coronavirus outbreak: In UP's Mahoba, migrant labourers' families say nights sleepless, pockets empty and future uncertain

The Indian Railways has operated more than 1,600 Shramik Special trains to carry over 21.5 lakh migrant workers home since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Yet, this endeavour seems like a drop in the ocean when compared to the scale of the crisis

Indian Railways runs its most powerful 12,000 HP Made in India locomotive in Uttar Pradesh
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Indian Railways runs its most powerful 12,000 HP Made in India locomotive in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian Railways' most powerful 12000 HP Made in India locomotive made its maiden commercial run between Deen Dayal Upadhaya and Shivpur stations in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the national transporter said

East Coast Railway invites applications for 663 posts in COVID-19 care centres; jobs open for para-medics, pharmacists and attendants
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East Coast Railway invites applications for 663 posts in COVID-19 care centres; jobs open for para-medics, pharmacists and attendants

ECR notice said the positions are to ensure adequate preparedness for the Covid Care Centres in 169 coaches of 17 trains in the medical department of KUR Division

'No food, no water, no money': Back in UP's Banda on Shramik Special, migrant labourers look back on long journey home
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'No food, no water, no money': Back in UP's Banda on Shramik Special, migrant labourers look back on long journey home

Maneuvering the lockdown, contradictory government mandates and the always looming threat of both the virus and starvation, the first wave of migrants finally returned to their hometowns this week.

Emotions run high as first passenger train chugs into Bilaspur after 48 days; passengers brave long queues, elaborate screening protocol
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Emotions run high as first passenger train chugs into Bilaspur after 48 days; passengers brave long queues, elaborate screening protocol

The loud cheer and silent prayers as the train slithered off the platform conveyed what this journey meant to all aboard.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways cancels all train tickets booked for or before 30 June, passengers to get full refund
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways cancels all train tickets booked for or before 30 June, passengers to get full refund

Bookings made before and during the lockdown period for journeys till 30 June on regular trains have been cancelled and a full refund will be given to passengers, the Indian Railways has said.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Rail Bhavan in Delhi shut for two days after RPF staffer tests positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rail Bhavan in Delhi shut for two days after RPF staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The employee, working as a clerk in Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General Arun Kumar's office on the fourth floor of Rail Bhavan, was in quarantine since 6 May, said officials

Scores of passengers reaching New Delhi station left stranded with no buses or cabs available for journey home
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Scores of passengers reaching New Delhi station left stranded with no buses or cabs available for journey home

Special trains from Ahmedabad, Patna and Mumbai reached the New Delhi Railway Station before 9 am on Wednesday.

Nearly 42,000 migrant workers ferried back to home states from Maharashtra in 35 trains; MSRTC runs 300 buses till MP border
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Nearly 42,000 migrant workers ferried back to home states from Maharashtra in 35 trains; MSRTC runs 300 buses till MP border

Nearly 42,000 migrant labourers have so far been ferried to their home states in 35 trains from Maharashtra

As railways resume train services, passengers eager to get home, arrive ahead of schedule; some don PPE suits to avoid infection
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As railways resume train services, passengers eager to get home, arrive ahead of schedule; some don PPE suits to avoid infection

The Indian Railways is partially resuming its passenger train operations from Tuesday after over one and a half months of stoppage owing to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

Aarogya Setu app download is now mandatory for all railway passengers of the 15 special trains
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Aarogya Setu app download is now mandatory for all railway passengers of the 15 special trains

Passengers, who do not have the app installed on their mobile phones, might be asked to do so after their arrival at the station.

Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth Rs 16 crore for special trains so far, says Indian Railways
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Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth Rs 16 crore for special trains so far, says Indian Railways

Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth over Rs 16 crore on the special trains so far, the Indian Railways said on Tuesday, hours before the first such train is scheduled to depart from the New Delhi station for Bilaspur in Madhya Pradesh.