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PM Modi flags off Gandhinagar-Mumbai Central Vande Bharat Express: What awaits passengers on this new train service?
India

PM Modi flags off Gandhinagar-Mumbai Central Vande Bharat Express: What awaits passengers on this new train service?

The high-speed Vande Bharat train, connecting the capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra, can operate at 160 kmph, around 16 seconds faster than its two predecessors. It will also provide passengers with a more comfortable journey

Railways floats tender to build wheel plant, invites private players
India

Railways floats tender to build wheel plant, invites private players

The plant will manufacture at least 80,000 wheels every year, said Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Indian Railways needs two lakh wheels per year, the rest can be exported

Railway Ministry shares Delhi station’s futuristic design, internet raises questions
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Railway Ministry shares Delhi station’s futuristic design, internet raises questions

The Ministry of Railways, early on Saturday, took to their official Twitter account to share a couple of pictures of what the redeveloped railway station of the national capital would look like.

Railways subsiding train travel by 55%, spent Rs 62,000 cr last year: Minister
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Railways subsiding train travel by 55%, spent Rs 62,000 cr last year: Minister

'If the expenditure of the Railways is Rs 100, then only Rs 45 is charged from the passengers,' Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said

RRB NTPC Typing Test re-exam date announced, check details here
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RRB NTPC Typing Test re-exam date announced, check details here

Aspirants can check the notice at the official website rrbcdg.gov.in. The official notice by the Board mentions that the re-exam for the candidates who took the first shift Computer Based Typing Skill Test against CEN-01/2019 on 12 August is now scheduled to be conducted on 27 August.

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

LS passes bill to convert National Rail and Transportation University into Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya
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LS passes bill to convert National Rail and Transportation University into Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya

The scope of the proposed University will also extend beyond the railways to cover entire transport sector to support the ambitious growth and modernisation of the sector

PM Modi urges people to visit historical rly stations in their vicinity
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PM Modi urges people to visit historical rly stations in their vicinity

The railways observed a week of 'Azadi ki Rail Gadi', from 18-23 July, through 27 trains and 75 railway stations, across 24 states that are linked to the Indian freedom struggle.

Woman gang-raped inside New Delhi station, four railway employees arrested
India

Woman gang-raped inside New Delhi station, four railway employees arrested

The woman, who was found on platform 8-9 on Friday, narrated her ordeal to officials and they informed the Railway Protection Force (RPF), the Railways said

Government Data: 554 sq km forest area diverted for non-forestry purposes in last 3 years
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Government Data: 554 sq km forest area diverted for non-forestry purposes in last 3 years

The Centre government approved the diversion of 69.47 sq km of forest land for defence projects, 53.44 sq km for hydel projects, 47.40 sq km for laying of transmission lines and 18.99 sq km for railways in the last three years

Central Bureau of Investigation arrests railways officer along with two others in bribery case
India

Central Bureau of Investigation arrests railways officer along with two others in bribery case

A case has been registered against the three arrested accused, unidentified public servants and private persons in the matter

India's first semi-high speed freight train likely to chug by year end
India

India's first semi-high speed freight train likely to chug by year end

Replicating the concept of Vande Bharat trains, the 16-coach 'Gati Shakti' train can clock 160 kmph and will be manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai

Quomodocunquize: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor takes dig at Railways Ministry with head-scratcher
India

Quomodocunquize: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor takes dig at Railways Ministry with head-scratcher

Tharoor, who is known for throwing in rarely-used English words into Twitter lexicon, helpfully shared the meaning, 'to make money by any means possible'

Women's Senior T20 Trophy: Railways set up final against Maharashtra with 35-run win over Odisha
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Women's Senior T20 Trophy: Railways set up final against Maharashtra with 35-run win over Odisha

Batting first, Railways posted 159 for two, riding on the twin fifties by S Meghana (84) and Nuzhat Parween (55).

'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”.

No plan to privatise railways, need to accept latest tech, says Ashwini Vaishnaw
India

No plan to privatise railways, need to accept latest tech, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw said there is an imperative need to flex the technology to meet the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in order to make progress

Ranji Trophy 2022: Pujara out for duck as Mumbai enforce follow-on on Saurashtra; Shahrukh's 194 powers Tamil Nadu past Delhi
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Pujara out for duck as Mumbai enforce follow-on on Saurashtra; Shahrukh's 194 powers Tamil Nadu past Delhi

Pujara endured a horror Saturday after being dismissed without troubling the scorers as defending champions Saurashtra were made to follow-on in a group D Ranji Trophy match by 44-time champions Mumbai.

Fire breaks out in pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express train, no injuries reported
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Fire breaks out in pantry car of Gandhidham-Puri Express train, no injuries reported

The Railway Ministry confirmed that all the passengers are safe and have been safely evacuated

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

Maoists blow up portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand, train services on Howrah-New Delhi route disrupted
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Maoists blow up portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand, train services on Howrah-New Delhi route disrupted

The banned outfit had called for a 24-hour bandh in Jharkhand to protest against the arrest of its top leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da