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Cultural Cuisine and Eco-Friendly food proposals for Punjabis left in the lurch by the Northern Railways

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana The pilot project of the Indian Railways for the Punjabi’s to order the regional cuisine  while onboard was suppose  to start on April 2017. But this project has been left in the lurch as till date even its pilot project has not been bring to floor in Northern Railways. Though on the other hand the proposal to provide

Railways to issue Credit card-like medical cards to employees, retirees

Railways to issue Credit card-like medical cards to employees, retirees. The Railways has decided to replace the cumbersome medical cards issued to its employees and pensioners with credit card-like health cards carrying unique all-India number. At present, the medical cards issued by the zonal railways are in the form of booklets which resemble ration cards.

Railways introduces dynamic tamping express machines for track maintenance

Railways introduces dynamic tamping express machines for track maintenance. The Indian Railway introduced latest integrated track maintenance technology by way of inducting three numbers of 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express machines. These machines were inaugurated and flagged off by M.K. Gupta, Member Engineering, Railway Board at Faridabad. According to Railway Ministry, the 09-3X Dynamic Tamping Express

Complete automation of Railways' signalling system on the cards

Complete automation of Railways’ signalling system on the cards

Complete modernisation of Indian Railways’ entire signalling system, including automation, at a whopping cost of Rs 78,000 crore is likely to get the nod among other safety measures in the forthcoming budget.The Railways, which is likely to get Rs 65,000 crore as gross budgetary support (GBS) this time, an increase of Rs 10,000 crore from

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Aadhaar not compulsory for Rail bookings: Railways

The Indian Railways confirmed that Aadhaar number is not compulsory for rail bookings but it has been encouraged to promote it on a voluntary basis by incentivising it. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said there is no proposal to make Aadhaar number compulsory for booking tickets. However, as of

Dera Chief Case verdict: 201 trains canceled in Punjab-Haryana

Dera Chief Rape Case: 201 trains canceled in Punjab-Haryana

The judgment of a special court in a rape case against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the railways has canceled several trains bound for Punjab and Haryana for four days. Railways have canceled 28 trains departing from Haryana.In Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh total 201 trains (Mail/Express-92) and 109 passengers trains have been canceled in

Metro railways lines 2019 cities

13 KM of Metro lines by 2019 for these cities

Metro railways lines 2019 cities. Nine cities will get an additional 313 km of Metro rail connectivity by March 2019. These cities include Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kochi, Bengaluru and Chennai. Since the first metro began in Kolkata in 1984, the mass transit system is operational only on 370 km in eight cities till now. According

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Suresh Prabhu

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Suresh Prabhu

For all the Latest news download Daily Post news app:- Click For Android Click For IOS Ensuring cyber security in day to day operations is one of the priorities for railways which is moving in a big way towards technology driven operations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. Speaking at a conference attendended by senior

Railways Clarifies On Tatkal Reservation, Cancellation Rules

Railways Clarifies Tatkal Reservation Cancellation Rules Following reports on social media and some websites that train reservation rules, including Tatkal booking and cancellation, will change from July 1, Indian Railways has issued a clarification, saying that there has been no changes. “It has been noticed that a news item is in circulation in various social

Railway staff’s new uniform: Ritu Beri-designed fluorescent jackets, T-shirts

About five lakh railway employees comprising on-board staff, TTEs, station masters will be in new uniforms designed by fashion designer Ritu Beri. Railway employees who deal with passengers will be sporting designer uniforms complete with fluorescent jackets and black and yellow T-shirts from this festive season in October. About five lakh railway employees comprising on-board

Female traveler caught a young man making MMS in train

In UP’s Jhansi, a young man made a 37-second MMS in the toilet of an AC coach train. Whom the woman got to know she immediately got out and caught the young man. Other passengers arriving at the noise made the youth very furious. The young man was train’s AC mechanic. The police reached the

World’s highest rail track to commence in Leh

NEW DELHI: The Railways will kick off the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir this week. The survey, which has an estimated cost of Rs 157.77 crore, will be funded by the defence ministry. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the work for the final

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Popular films, sitcoms on offer in premier trains

Soon, Railways will offer an array of popular films, TV serials and sitcoms in premier trains for its passengers to watch on their laptops, mobile phones and other devices.However, the entertainment package will come at a price as the public transporter aims to monetize the service based on captive eyeballs at rail premises as part

Railways must prevent entry of unauthorised persons in

New Delhi: Railway officials are duty bound to prevent entry of unauthorised persons in a reserved coach and their failure to do so amounts to deficiency in service, the Delhi state consumer commission has said. The state commission made the observation while awarding Rs 30,000 to a man and his family seeking compensation for inconvenience

Railways to buy recycled water from private players

New Delhi: The Railways aims to cut down its water bill and save up to Rs 400 crore annually with a roadmap for buying recycled water from private players. With the dual aim of conserving the precious resource and reducing its consumption, the Railways will unveil its water policy, a first for the national transporter,

Railways to replace coach couplings in 4 years: Official

Kolkata: The railways has decided to changethe traditional couplings in old coaches with the Centre Buffer Coupler in the next four years to prevent their piling up on each other in the event of any mishap, officials said. “Keeping the safety (of passengers) in mind, it has been decided to replace the traditional screw-type couplings

Railways need to look beyond traditional sources of revenue: Prabhu

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday underlined the need for the Indian Railways to look beyond traditional sources of revenue. Prabhu said advertisements could be a big source of revenue for the railways and added that new equity models between the central government, state government and the private sector were being worked out

Indian economy suffering among note ban: New York Times

Railways, metro, bus won’t accept old Rs 500 notes after Dec 10

Mumbai: It is not so good news for people who have kept old Rs 500 notes to buy railway, metro or bus tickets as the government has decided to advance its last usage date from December 15 to December 10. A notification was issued by the finance ministry indicating the changes. In its FAQs (frequently

Railways to start again the SMS drive this season

Ludhiana: The Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepur Division, Anuj Parkash have passed orders to carry out an awareness drive for the public at railway crossings in order to ask them to pass stretch carefully as these days fog have started engulfing region. Also, the higher authorities are going to start SMS drive to make people aware

Indian Railways defeats MD Rohtak

Fatehgarh Sahib: Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Hockey team on Thursday defeated the team from Saharanpur by 8-1 on second day of first All India Guru Nanak Dev Gold Cup Women Hockey Tournament. The university vice chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia informed that Indian Railway team defeated MD Rohtak by 8-1. Similarly, Punjabi University