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IRCTC Recruitment 2022: Apply for Apprentice Trainee posts till 25 October
Education

IRCTC Recruitment 2022: Apply for Apprentice Trainee posts till 25 October

Candidates will get selected for a training period of 1 year on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in matriculation exam.

IRCTC customers can now check PNR status and live train updates via WhatsApp; here’s how
News & Analysis

IRCTC customers can now check PNR status and live train updates via WhatsApp; here’s how

Simply entering the 10-digit PNR number into the WhatsApp chatbot will provide all the information.

IRCTC 'red flags' timing clash of Tejas Express with soon to be launched Vande Bharat train
India

IRCTC 'red flags' timing clash of Tejas Express with soon to be launched Vande Bharat train

IRCTC, in two letters in August and September, said the clash in timings will "defeat" the very purpose of introduction of the Tejas Express which is the Railways' premium corporate train, sources said

No proposal under consideration for running passenger trains by private operators: Ashwini Vaishnaw
India

No proposal under consideration for running passenger trains by private operators: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The national transporter planned to introduce private trains on its network in phases, with the first dozen due to start running in the 2023-24 financial year and all 151 by 2027

Indian Railways removes on-board services charges on all meals, beverages, but you will pay as before!
India

Indian Railways removes on-board services charges on all meals, beverages, but you will pay as before!

The Railways has scrapped on-board service charges on all meals and beverages that are not pre-ordered on premium trains. But here's a catch: A Rs 50 charge has been added to the prices of snacks, lunches and dinners

Agnipath protests: 200 train affected so far, 35 cancelled
India

Agnipath protests: 200 train affected so far, 35 cancelled

Around 35 trains have been cancelled while 13 short-terminated since the protests erupted on Wednesday

Explained: The historic Bharat Gaurav scheme that privatises Indian Railways
India

Explained: The historic Bharat Gaurav scheme that privatises Indian Railways

India’s first private train, under the Bharat Gaurav Scheme, began its journey from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to Sainagar Shirdi in Maharashtra. The government initiative allows any private operator to lease trains from Indian Railways to run on a theme-based circuit as a special tourism package

Central Railway to open pod hotel services at Mumbai's CSMT this month
India

Central Railway to open pod hotel services at Mumbai's CSMT this month

This pod hotel, also known as a capsule hotel, will be the second such facility of the Indian Railways in the metropolis

All aboard the 18-day, 8,000 km Ramayana Train: What you need to know about it
India

All aboard the 18-day, 8,000 km Ramayana Train: What you need to know about it

The train, named ‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’, has been launched to promote domestic tourism and will cover prominent places associated with the life of Lord Ram, including Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya and the famous Ram-Janaki temple in Nepal's Janakpur

IRCTC introduces exclusive Char Dham Yatra tour package, here’s all you need to know
India

IRCTC introduces exclusive Char Dham Yatra tour package, here’s all you need to know

IRCTC has decided on two departure dates for the tour- 22 June and 12 September. There are about 25 seats available for booking

'Propagandist' newspaper distributed on train; IRCTC initiates probe
India

'Propagandist' newspaper distributed on train; IRCTC initiates probe

The IRCTC has admitted that the paper — “The Aryavarth Express” — was “unauthorised”.

IRCTC cancels 133 trains today; here's how to check full list
India

IRCTC cancels 133 trains today; here's how to check full list

While no reason has been given for the cancellation on the website, the IRCTC is set to cancel 117 trains on Friday

Paytm users can now avail 'Book Now, Pay Later' option for IRCTC tickets; details here  
Business

Paytm users can now avail 'Book Now, Pay Later' option for IRCTC tickets; details here  

Paytm's parent company, One97 Communications Ltd, informed that Paytm Payments Services Limited has now introduced Paytm Postpaid for IRCTC customers.

Indian railways initiative for Navratri 2022: Passengers will be served with special menu
India

Indian railways initiative for Navratri 2022: Passengers will be served with special menu

Indian railways passengers travelling during Navratri can now enjoy home-style cuisine, thanks to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. IRCTC has added Navratri special dishes to its menu with prices starting at just Rs 99.

IRCTC to start Rampath Yatra train from Gujarat to Ayodhya on 25 Dec; all you need to know
India

IRCTC to start Rampath Yatra train from Gujarat to Ayodhya on 25 Dec; all you need to know

The train will be a 640-seater that will commence from Sabarmati station which is Gujarat and the following day it will reach Ayodhya via Ratlam, Ujjain.

Railways announces 190 'Bharat Gaurav' trains: Why they are likely to boost tourism
India

Railways announces 190 'Bharat Gaurav' trains: Why they are likely to boost tourism

Currently, India has the Ramayana train circuit, which takes passengers to important places related to the life of Lord Ram in a span of 17 days

Indore's Patalpani railway station to be named after tribal icon Tantya Bhil, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
India

Indore's Patalpani railway station to be named after tribal icon Tantya Bhil, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

As a part of tribal outreach in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister announced that two other landmarks in that city will be after the tribal icon

After outrage from Ujjain seers, Indian Railways withdraws Ramayan Express’ staff dress code
India

After outrage from Ujjain seers, Indian Railways withdraws Ramayan Express’ staff dress code

The seers said it was an insult to the Hindu religion and threatened to stop the train in Delhi on 12 December if the dress code was not withdrawn

Railways Board issues order to resume serving cooked meals on trains
India

Railways Board issues order to resume serving cooked meals on trains

The order from the Railway Board issued on Friday comes amid the resumption of regular services by the national transporter earlier this month.

Inside Indian Railways' first pod hotel at Mumbai Central railway station
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Inside Indian Railways' first pod hotel at Mumbai Central railway station

The pod has features such as free WiFi, air conditioning, charging points and a reading light. Cost of the pod is Rs 999 for 12 hours and Rs 1,999 for 24 hours