Vande Bharat Express Delhi to Katra: Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is gifting Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims a new luxury train this Navratras. The new Vande Bharat Express train between Delhi and Katra begins commercial services from October 5 and will offer a swanky and comfortable ride to Indian Railways passengers.
New IRCTC Retiring Room facility at Ahmedabad Junction: From now on, Indian Railways’ passengers do not have to look for accommodation anywhere else outside the railway premises as they can stay in comfort at the newly opened retiring rooms at Ahmedabad Junction railway station.
Indian Railways launches game-changer project to save over Rs 1,400 crore a year! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has introduced a new game-changing move for LHB coaches, 20 years after they were first introduced on the network.
The upcoming RRTS network in the national capital region is taking a cue from Delhi Metro for passengers’ safety. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is planning to install platform screen doors at all stations of the regional rapid transit system (RRTS).
Indian Railways Saraighat bridge over Brahmaputra river: In a major relief for commuters, the old rail-cum-road Saraighat bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati has been reopened after its repair and restoration.
Delhi Metro to be safer! In an effective safety measure, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is now planning to install steel barriers or railings at as many as seven metro stations across the Delhi Metro network.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project: With India looking to get its first bullet train network, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently took a ride in a Japanese bullet train. In his recent visit to Japan for the G20 ministerial meeting, the minister took out some time to ride in a bullet train.
The new train from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited will be checked up and introduced in June as the first one goes for long due maintenance. The one with underslung electric motors to create more passenger space is still undergoing trial and its introduction is likely to be pushed around December 2019.
Indian Railways has modernised many of its stations. The new stations now not only are cleaner but also feature local art and culture. At some extent, it has managed to bring back the lost charm of the public transporter.
One of the oldest railway systems in Indian Railways, Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) now gets a makeover! The NMR, which dates back to 1899 is a UNESCO Heritage Railways.