The Railway Minister on January 15 approved introduction of the first Rajdhani Express service for the Central Railway. The new service will connect Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.
Ministry of Railways has decided to extend free transportation of relief material to affected areas by 15 days from January 8 in solidarity with the people of Tamil Nadu affected by Cyclone ‘Gaja’.
With the vision of supporting the cause of environment protection and preservation, the Railway Ministry has taken various measures, in recent years.
The Railway ministry has decided to take disciplinary action against Union minister Jitendra Singh’s OSD for casting aspersions against its minister Piyush Goyal and questioning the wisdom of senior government officials in an article, according to official documents.
The world’s tallest statue will get a world class station at Kevadiya near the site of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district, a Railway Ministry official said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
A massive third-party audit exercise of critical bridges has been undertaken by the Indian Railways, in view of recent mishaps. The bridges across the country will undergo an independent assessment of these crucial links in the rail network.
The Indian Railways will start the testing of the much awaited indigenously built semi-high speed “Train 18” from September, official sources said. According to Railway Ministry sources, “Train 18” is expected to be rolled out in September.
The Railway Ministry on Monday released the third party survey report on station cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was present to grace the event.
Heeding a PMO directive, Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged.
Indian Railways to preserve five narrow gauge rail lines: Indian Railways has recently decided to preserve the five oldest, working narrow gauge lines dating back to the 19th century from complete extinction.