Do we need bullet trains or just safer trains, even if they run slower? Saturday’s horrific accident which claimed over 20 lives and injured scores of others as the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Muzaffarnagar has again brought into focus the safety record of the Railways.
Indian railways has incurred a loss of nearly Rs 150 crore in the last seven days due to floods in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, a spokesperson of the railways said.
The Indian Railways announced the launch of five new trains on different routes last weekend, that will benefit thousands of commuters from UP
Travellers will now have video entertainment on trains, as Indian Railways under its non-fare revenue cell, plans to provide video content through free wi-fi to improve railway services.
Indian Railways is going to launch several new train services on different routes that will benefit thousands of passengers from UP, Odisha, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir.
The economic survey-volume two tabled in Parliament on Friday has suggested that Indian Railways should explore the non-fare revenue sources for growth.
Railways in India were built by the British and the maharajas. Interesting snippets on railways in India, and their history, can be seen here and here
Indian Railways has decided to remove one toilet each from over 40 thousand coaches citing space constraints. As per reports, the Indian Railways lacks sufficient space to keep food trays and beverages in train coaches.
Indian Railways wants to make your train rides more enjoyable. PSU RailTel has floated a tender to bring on-demand content services to over 1,300 long-distance trains across various routes in India, it told Gadgets 360.
The next time you book your tickets on premier trains like Rajdhani and Duronto, note this change. Catering services have been made optional in some trains.