That some 2.37 crore people have applied as the Indian Railways kicked off the process of filling up over 88,000 posts is clearly indicative of the “jobless growth” the country is experiencing.
Arbitration payment to Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) is set to hit Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) hard as the loss-making metro rail body will have to shell out over Rs 5,000 crore as loan repayment with interest to Airport Express Line. Earlier this month, the Delhi High Court directed DMRC to service the entire debt of RInfra.
Following the slow response via smart cards in Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs), the Railway Board is planning to make provisions for allowing debit and credit cards to buy local train tickets. This Indian Railways move is aimed at increasing flexibility of buying rail tickets in Mumbai.
Days before the National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) is set to commence classes for its first batch from August 1 this year, the Ministry of Railways is already vying to put the country’s first rail university on the list of elite institutions, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to develop it as an ‘institution of eminence.’
The country will get its first two “airport-like” railway stations — Habibganj and Gandhinagar — in nine months from now as part of the Indian Railways Rs 1-lakh crore station redevelopment programme, a senior official said. While Madhya Pradesh’s Habibganj station will be ready by December,
The Royal Orient in peak season will set you back by approximately 1.6 lakhs, for a single occupancy room. The train takes you through the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Amenities: Aimed at taking the passengers back to the age of kings, the train offers cuisines like Rajasthani, Gujarati, Indian, Chinese and continental to its passengers.
Train passengers will soon be able to know the food items they can get on trains along with their rates, thanks to the ‘Menu on Rails’ app developed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
In a bid to save its heritage structures, the Railways has decided against dismantling the 113-year old Lord Curzon Bridge in Allahabad and will hand it over the Uttar Pradesh government for its preservation.
IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is offering a seven-day tour at Rs. 35,165 to select destinations in the southern part of the country. This was said by IRCTC, the ticketing arm of Indian Railways, on microblogging site Twitter.
Following the plastic ban, the railway authorities have decided to replace plastic glasses with paper glasses across the suburban trains and stations in Mumbai.