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2.07 km, over Rs 200 crore, and much more: What you need to know about the new Pamban Bridge
India

2.07 km, over Rs 200 crore, and much more: What you need to know about the new Pamban Bridge

The Railways ministry said on Thursday that around 84 per cent of work has been completed on Pamban Bridge -- India’s first vertical lift sea bridge. A special feature of this state-of-the-art bridge is its 72-metre-long vertical lift that can rise to a height of 17 metres to allow ships to pass

Viral: Indian Railways turns coach into restaurant; internet left delighted
India

Viral: Indian Railways turns coach into restaurant; internet left delighted

According to Indian railways, the restaurant has been built by recycling an old passenger coach

RPF personnel steps into action to save passengers falling from moving train
India

RPF personnel steps into action to save passengers falling from moving train

A CCTV footage shared by the Ministry of Railways shows a woman and a man fall from the moving train, but swift action of RPF personnel and fellow onlookers at the platform helped them

Watch: Railway Ministry shares panoramic view of express train crossing Rajasthan’s Dara Ghats, video wows internet
India

Watch: Railway Ministry shares panoramic view of express train crossing Rajasthan’s Dara Ghats, video wows internet

The 41-second clip opens with a vast landscape that is surrounded by green all around. As the video proceeds, an express train is seen crossing the area amid the green meadows. The panoramic view perfectly captures the lush landscape of Dara Ghats with birds chirping in the background

Watch I Railway employee's brave deed helps train resume journey
India

Watch I Railway employee's brave deed helps train resume journey

Identified as Assistant Loco Pilot Ganesh Ghosh, the employee can be crawling under the coaches of the train, while it is halted on a bridge. Ghosh carefully climbs under the coaches and repairs the air leakage issue plaguing the train.

Five Railways Territorial Army units to disbanded: What they do, their role in Indian wars, catastrophes
India

Five Railways Territorial Army units to disbanded: What they do, their role in Indian wars, catastrophes

The units are manned primarily by railway personnel with the help of a small nucleus of permanent staff drawn from the regular army. They have made stellar contributions at times of crisis – most notably in the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan

PM Modi chairs 'Pragati' meet, reviews eight projects worth Rs 59,900 crore
India

PM Modi chairs 'Pragati' meet, reviews eight projects worth Rs 59,900 crore

Of the eight projects, two each were from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Northern Railways marks Mothers Day with introduction of a new 'baby berth'
India

Northern Railways marks Mothers Day with introduction of a new 'baby berth'

As a part of a pilot project, the Northern Railways ran a trial drive with a separate bed fitted on the two lower main berths of Lucknow Mail

Indian Railways deploys additional rakes to transport coal to power plants, supplies record million tonnes in 2021-22
India

Indian Railways deploys additional rakes to transport coal to power plants, supplies record million tonnes in 2021-22

According to the Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways has loaded a record 653 million tonnes of coal as compared to 542 million tonnes in the previous year. There has been a growth of 20.4 per cent

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Sambit Patra share stunning photos of world's highest railway bridge in J&K; see pictures
India

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Sambit Patra share stunning photos of world's highest railway bridge in J&K; see pictures

In the photographs, the Chenab Bridge can be seen arching above the clouds with mountains in the backdrop

Amid protests by Railway job aspirants, call for 'Bihar Bandh' over irregularities in RRB recruitment process tomorrow
India

Amid protests by Railway job aspirants, call for 'Bihar Bandh' over irregularities in RRB recruitment process tomorrow

The government's decision to conduct two computer-based tests for the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories or NTPC had irked thousands of students across the state who wanted a single test

Mumbai train driver pulls emergency brakes to save man's life, watch viral video here
India

Mumbai train driver pulls emergency brakes to save man's life, watch viral video here

Ministry of Railways advised people to not play with their lives, reminding them there's someone waiting for them at home.

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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Railways announces cash prize for its athletes and coaches participating in Games
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Railways announces cash prize for its athletes and coaches participating in Games

Twenty-five athletes, five coaches and a physiotherapist from the Railway Sports Promotion Board are representing the Indian contingent in the Tokyo Olympics that started from 23 July.

Indian Railways will never be privatised, but investments welcome, Piyush Goyal tells LS
India

Indian Railways will never be privatised, but investments welcome, Piyush Goyal tells LS

The Railways Minister said that this year 5,500 kilometres of track is going to be privatised, adding that the country can progress and create more employment opportunities only when the public and private sectors work together

RailTel likely to announce IPO allotment status today; check bseindia.com for details
India

RailTel likely to announce IPO allotment status today; check bseindia.com for details

The RailTel Corporation IPO was subscribed over 11 times, receiving bids for 68,40,41,660 shares

Railways extends time to claim refund for cancelled trains from March to June 2020 by 9 months
India

Railways extends time to claim refund for cancelled trains from March to June 2020 by 9 months

The ministry had earlier extended the facility to cancel tickets and avail a refund to six months when the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the cancellation of all regular trains

Piyush Goyal to launch revamped IRCTC website on 31 Dec; new features include AI chatbot, pay later option
India

Piyush Goyal to launch revamped IRCTC website on 31 Dec; new features include AI chatbot, pay later option

Goyal had reviewed the upgradation of the e-ticketing system on 25 December and stated that the website should provide holistic convenience to the passengers for their train journey

Punjab must give assurance about safety of rail property, personnel before services resume, says Piyush Goyal
India

Punjab must give assurance about safety of rail property, personnel before services resume, says Piyush Goyal

The ongoing farmers' protest against three farm laws has affected the supply of coal, fertilisers, etc, to the state while blocking goods to nearby states like Jammu and Kashmir

Indian Railways to start 80 new special trains from 12 Sept, bookings start today; here are the latest rules and regulations
India

Indian Railways to start 80 new special trains from 12 Sept, bookings start today; here are the latest rules and regulations

The Railways have started running these special trains after regular services were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown