In a move to implement the plastic ban on the suburban railway stations, both Central and Western Railways will be installing bottle crushing machines. A senior railway official said that they are exploring all the possibilities of implementing a buyback policy for plastic bottles along with bottle crushing machines at major stations.
Keeping in mind the 2019 elections and to avoid any delays, Indian Railways has issued month wise plans to zonal railways for timely commissioning of new lines
A “Guidebook for Creating a Child-Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in Contact with Railways”, developed by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with Railway Children India
Central Railway registered a record ticket checking earnings of Rs.25.90 crore in the month of April 2018 through in its intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travel.
The Ministry of Railways has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with French government-run company SNCF Mobilites for technical cooperation in the areas of high-speed rail corridors, raising of speed on existing routes, development of world-class stations, heavy haul operations and modernisation of rail infrastructure, etc.
South Central Railway initiated an action plan to improve the quality of catering services and prevent overcharging of passengers by violation of prescribed price norms for food items, water bottles etc.
Here’s a figure that should really worry you: 2017-18 saw a 25 per cent increase in rail and weld fractures, the highest in the last three fiscal years. Rail fractures are one of the major causes for train derailments that could cause human fatalities.
For the first time in the Nation, International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE), the international event on Rail Coaches and train sets, is being held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, from 17th to 19th May, 2018, in the ICF RPF Parade Grounds, Chennai 600 038.
During the first month of current financial year i.e. April, 2018, South Eastern Railway has earned Rs.1,017.12 crores from originating freight traffic which is Rs.109.44 crores more than the corresponding month of last year i.e. April 2017 thus registering a growth of 12.06%.
To prevent overcharging on trains for meals, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Monday advised all the Railway zones to ensure the availability of minimum 10 PoS