Tuesday, 4 October, 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.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.