Railways has prepared an action plan to electrify 38,000 km route in five years from 2017-18, the ministry informed the Rajya Sabha today.
Pooja Express which takes about 5 hours to reach Delhi from Jaipur was on Thursday running 5 hours late. The train 12413 Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Pooja Express, departs from Jaipur junction at 16:15 hours so as to reach Delhi by 21:55 hours.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday emphasised the need to continue the momentum on infrastructure creation and expedite investment in railways to propel the Indian economy.
Indian Railways passengers may soon pay less for tickets on more popular trains like the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Duronto Express.
The Indian Railways has ditched the tried-and-tested method of tying crackers to the tracks to alert drivers of approaching signals, in favour of a system that can ensure trains no longer move at a snail’s pace in foggy weather.
The Railways has decided to approach the Supreme Court to defend its scheme, Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS), which was been halted in the wake of a Punjab and Haryana High Court order.
All records of inspections conducted by the railways will now be maintained online through an app exclusively developed for the purpose.
The Railways invariably warn commuters to not travel on rooftop of trains as the live overhead wires supply 25,000 volts for the locomotives to run. Besides these live wires, roofs over the platforms would now become a medium of electricity as the authorities are placing solar panels on them.
THE RAILWAYS has stopped an employment initiative launched in 2004, when it started giving jobs to children of employees in the lower tier in return for voluntary retirement, and decided to approach the Supreme Court to determine if the scheme is Constitutionally tenable, official sources told The Indian Express.
Railways have sent out more than 33 lakh text messages to passengers alerting them of their trains being delayed for over an hour since it launched the service last month.