Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives in Tuticorin. The home minister, in a tweet, expressed pain over the deaths and said the MHA has taken cognisance of the matter.
Considering its size, scale of operations and importance in the country’s transport infrastructure, the Railway Ministry got a political lightweight at the helm when the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.
As Brent crude hovered around $80/barrel, causing domestic auto fuel prices to scale new highs, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday reiterated that the government was looking at ways to keep rising petrol and diesel prices in check.
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced a scheme — aptly named VIKALP — for wait-listed passengers to provide confirmed berth in an alternate train. Passengers of all trains and classes can opt for maximum five trains under this scheme.