The railways has issued a set of guidelines allowing all government organisations as well as private bodies to transport relief material to flood-ravaged Kerala for free.
Railways today formalised an agreement with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for cooperation in improving railway safety in India, a statement from the ministry said.
Railways has done away with the practice of publishing advertisements of work tenders in newspapers for procurement, according to an order of the railway board.
Railways has installed door frame metal detectors at 345 stations while 4,780 hand held metal detectors have been made available for checking of passengers based on threat perception, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed Lok Sabha today.
Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain, on Friday said that a tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking. He shared the information in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
Railways will now hold workshops for its staff to teach them ways to deal with vulnerable children they come in contact with on trains and stations.
The railways has recorded a 300 per cent increase in the number of mobile tickets sold in June 2018 as compared to April 2017. The popularity of the app among commuters and improvement in its features to make it more user-friendly are behind its success.
Industrialists in the region, who are affected by the ongoing nationwide truckers’ strike that began on Friday, seem to have found another quick and cheaper alternative in the railways to transport goods.
Railways today inducted five machines to make tracks safer and train journeys more comfortable, a statement from the Ministry said today.
Electricity generators of Gujarat, Punjab and Tamil Nadu end up compensating most of the passenger subsidy of the Railways, Brookings India has said in a report.