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Railway Ministry says more special trains being planned to ease passenger traffic
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Railway Ministry says more special trains being planned to ease passenger traffic

Currently, all regular passenger services are suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Sources said the announcement for the new trains will be made in a couple of days

Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'
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Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'

A political slugfest over the Shramik Special trains for migrants workers is going on between Union railways minister Piyush Goyal and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government for the last two days, with the state alleging that not enough trains are being provided to it.

Article withdrawn: Twitterati demands Piyush Goyal's resignation after Shramik Special train heading from Gujarat to Bihar ends up in Bengaluru
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Article withdrawn: Twitterati demands Piyush Goyal's resignation after Shramik Special train heading from Gujarat to Bihar ends up in Bengaluru

Several people on Twitter expressed astonishment at the scale of the mix-up with several of them criticising the administrative 'incompetence' that led to the incident.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Railways to operate 200 non-AC, second class passenger trains daily from 1 June
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Railways to operate 200 non-AC, second class passenger trains daily from 1 June

While the railways is yet to state which routes these trains will run on, officials said they could cater to the smaller towns and cities.

Indian Railways introduces special 'pink band' coaches exclusively for women
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Indian Railways introduces special 'pink band' coaches exclusively for women

Indian Railways has decided to introduce separate coaches demarcated with distinctive pink bands reserved for women and small children.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pilgrims leave Kashmir, CVC report finds ministries shielding corrupt officials, Hungarian Grand Prix; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pilgrims leave Kashmir, CVC report finds ministries shielding corrupt officials, Hungarian Grand Prix; today's must-read stories

Pilgrims leave Kashmir following government advisory warning of 'terror threats', CVC report finds ministries shielding corrupt officials, Hungarian Grand Prix; today's must-read stories

Two key sectors of the Garib Rath Express is set to be back on track on 04 August
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Two key sectors of the Garib Rath Express is set to be back on track on 04 August

The Garib Rath Express in two key sectors is scheduled to be back on track from 04 August setting aside fears of it being discontinued.

Garib Rath Express restored on 2 routes, services to resume from 4 August, says rail ministry; adds that ticket fare likely to increase
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Garib Rath Express restored on 2 routes, services to resume from 4 August, says rail ministry; adds that ticket fare likely to increase

The Railway Ministry on Friday rolled back its decision to replace services of Garib Rath in Kathgodam-Jammu and Kathgodam-Kanpur route by mail or express trains, and the services of the low-cost no-frills AC train will be resumed from 4 August, officials said.

Railways to dole out massage services in 39 passenger trains from Indore; masseuses to be introduced if initiative takes off
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Railways to dole out massage services in 39 passenger trains from Indore; masseuses to be introduced if initiative takes off

The masseurs who will provide professional services to the passengers on train will have to travel on their own ticket and their number would be displayed to the passengers for availing the services, said the Railway official.

Rajnath Singh asks railway ministry to make online FIR filing facility available for passengers; MHA to provide support
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Rajnath Singh asks railway ministry to make online FIR filing facility available for passengers; MHA to provide support

Asserting that jurisdiction issues, at times, cause harassment to people, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked the railway ministry to start a facility by which passengers can file FIRs online.

Railway workers call for 'work-to-rule' protest from 11 December; want pension scheme revoked among other demands
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Railway workers call for 'work-to-rule' protest from 11 December; want pension scheme revoked among other demands

Railway workers decided to refuse all overtime in a call for 'work-to-rule' protest from 11 December to protest the Railway Ministry's refusal to meet their demands.

Railways scraps flexi-fare in 15 premium trains, reduces fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times in 101 other trains
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Railways scraps flexi-fare in 15 premium trains, reduces fares from 1.5 to 1.4 times in 101 other trains

The step comes in the wake of CAG report that had flagged the dipping occupancy level since the scheme was introduced in September 2016 and had recommended rationalisation of flexi-fare

Previous govt allotted coal blocks to their favourites, Narendra Modi govt brought transparent mechanism: Piyush Goyal
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Previous govt allotted coal blocks to their favourites, Narendra Modi govt brought transparent mechanism: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal said the Narendra Modi government fixed the anomalies in the process of allocating coal blocks after coming to power.

Yogi Adityanath, Sachin Tendulkar, Tharoor among 170 VIPS demanding new railway zones; officials cry foul
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Yogi Adityanath, Sachin Tendulkar, Tharoor among 170 VIPS demanding new railway zones; officials cry foul

Railway officials have said that over 170 VIPs, including Yogi Aditwanath and Nitin Gadkari have asked for new railway zones and divisions. But claim that it is difficult to be made feasible operationally

Railway Ministry to take rejected big ticket projects back to PM Modi for reconsideration
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Railway Ministry to take rejected big ticket projects back to PM Modi for reconsideration

The Ministry of Railways has decided to electrify balance 38,000 Broad Gauge (BG) Route Kilometer (RKM) for achieving 100 percent electrification by 2020.

Railways' plan to turn Mumbai's CSMT into museum runs into controversy as architects and employees object
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Railways' plan to turn Mumbai's CSMT into museum runs into controversy as architects and employees object

The Railway Ministry's plan to convert the 130-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building in south Mumbai, into a museum, has run into a controversy with architects and rail employees raising objections over the move.

Railway Ministry to soon provide charging stations for e-vehicles at train stations
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Railway Ministry to soon provide charging stations for e-vehicles at train stations

According to the Railway Ministry official, the charging points at the two stations will be set up by BSES - Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL).

Indian Railways launches crackdown against absentee employees, over 13,000 people likely to lose jobs
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Indian Railways launches crackdown against absentee employees, over 13,000 people likely to lose jobs

The Indian Railways has decided to terminate the services of over 13,000 employees in bid to improve the organisation performance of the organisation.

'Divyang' replaces 'viklang': Railways implements Modi's 2015 suggestion, changes nomenclature on concession certificates
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'Divyang' replaces 'viklang': Railways implements Modi's 2015 suggestion, changes nomenclature on concession certificates

Two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested to address persons with disabilities as 'divyang' (divine bodies), the Indian Railways has decided to make changes in this regard in the concession certificates issued to such people.

Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi facilities at Rs 700 crore as part of Digital India initiative
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Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi facilities at Rs 700 crore as part of Digital India initiative

All railway stations — nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas — will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore