Starting off 2018 on an innovative note, the Indian Railways, in a bid to encourage cashless transactions, is all set to provide passengers with their very own SBI Debit Card.
Unlike the process followed earlier where the country’s transport giant’s recruitment process took over two years to make appointments, the Railways will soon complete its hiring process within six months from the date of announcement of applications.
In 2016, Rail Neer, which is the brand of bottled water provided by Indian Railways to its passengers, was awarded the title of ‘India’s Most Trusted Brand for 2016,′ in the packaged drinking water segment, by IBC Infomedia Private Ltd.
The Railway Board has a semi-annual scoring for all the 16 railway zones in India. This year, the North Central Railway has successfully bagged gold among the newly created railway zones in their half-yearly performance review.
The Indian Railways, the good old nostalgia-inducing workhorse of our country, has been taking a few financial hits, over the past year.
The first indigenous self-propelled train set in India will take to the tracks next year! A senior railway board member said that the train set will be ready and be running in December 2018.
India’s first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) finally finds the green flag by the Union Cabinet, after being stalled for more than three years since initial proposal was placed.
You’ve seen the trend in the airline and the hotel industry. At last, the Indian Railways will adopt the flexi-fare scheme, according to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in The Economic Times.
You can now pay for your train tickets using Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app at any rail ticket counter. Indian Railways had integrated the new Unified Payment Interface (UPI) based facility on December 1, to enable quick and simplified payment transactions for passengers through few clicks on their smartphones.
For residents of Bangalore who dread the long commute to the airport and dealing with the traffic, there is relief on the way. On Monday, the Karnataka government announced that it would go ahead with the construction of the 29.8 km Metro line from Nagavara to the airport, which will cost approximately ₹5,950 crore, according to The New Indian Express.