Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast-track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
From April 1, those with wait-listed train tickets will get an option of selecting a “Vikalp”, an alternative choice of any other train on the same route, if the original ticket does not get confirmed on the day of the journey.
The Hirakand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh earlier this year, killing 40, while the Rajendranagar-Patna Express incident caused the death of almost 150 people last year.
Plagued with complaints, Railways plan to provide fresh food cooked at base kitchens in trains after every two hours to the passengers.
The ministry of railways has issued a rate card after being flooded with complaints by passengers of being overcharged for meals, water bottles and tea and coffee on trains.
Indian Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu flagged off the all new Medha train, which is the country’s first ‘Made In India’ train on March 18, 2017 in Mumbai.
There is a major change in plans for Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s UDAY brand of trains the overnight air-conditioned double-decker trains that ply between major cities.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off the all new Medha rake that comes under country’s first ‘Make in India’ EMU rake for suburban travel on Western Railways.
When the Mumbai-Ahmedabad doubledecker Shatabdi chugs out of Mumbai Central on March 20, it will be swathed in advertisements.
Around 10 real estate developers, including a Japanese company, have shown interest in the Indian Railways’ station re-development programme for Chennai Central railway station.