Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicIndain Railways

Topic: Indain Railways

No point running empty trains: Railway Board chief rules out more passenger trains for now

In an interview with ThePrint, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav also said that Shramik trains will not be used to ferry migrants back and that workers should rely on employers for a ticket.

No internet or debit card, migrants gather at New Delhi station in hope of booking tickets

Some migrant workers were upset that IRCTC website wasn't working initially, while some say they were asked to pay more at cyber cafes to book tickets.

No linen, only packaged food & sanitisers — the new railway experience

15 air-conditioned trains are scheduled to run from Tuesdy on full-capacity on the Rajdhani route from Delhi to all the major cities of the country.

Railways told to take ‘abundant precaution’ after 16 migrants were run over on tracks

The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety wrote to the Railway Board chairman, asking him to issue instructions to all zonal railways to avoid such accidents and ensure safety for all.

Railway converts 5000 coaches into isolation wards, likely to deploy them in rural areas

There will be 10 coaches in each train with the capacity to hold 16 patients each, and one AC coach for doctors and other medical staff.

Kirtan, langar on trains — PM wants Railways to focus on religious tourism to boost income

PM Narendra Modi wants Railways to use unused land to generate solar power, run special trains to holy sites & charge for WiFi and vacant space on platforms.

Why Tejas is ‘1st private train’ — Railways owns it, outside vendors provide food & clean it

The Tejas Express between Lucknow and New Delhi is Indian Railways' first experiment with privatisation. Here's what it entails.

1.71 lakh theft cases reported by railway passengers in last 10 years

Railway passengers have frequently voiced their safety-related concerns on social media and other means.

127 railway hospitals will get chemist stores with affordable drugs under Modi govt scheme

The move is part of Modi govt's Jan Aushadhi scheme to provide generic affordable medicines. Stores are expected to open after Lok Sabha polls.

EC issues show cause notice to Railways for serving tea in paper cups with Chowkidar slogan

The Election Commission is said to have asked the Railways to explain the prima facie violation of the model code of conduct by Saturday evening.

On Camera

YourTurn

An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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