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Nine passengers die in train derailment near Bengaluru

Days before railway minister Suresh Prabhu presents his budget, nine passengers were killed and 16 seriously injured when nine bogies of the Ernakulam-bound Express train from Bengaluru derailed&nb

Almighty Prabhu and five-point action plan to rescue the railways

Even while invoking the almighty ‘prabhu’ on bring his ministry back on rails; Suresh Prabhu unveiled a five-point programme on reforms and governance. As he presented th

Passengers get first class treatment

After computerization of ticket booking that was a big relief to passengers, railway minister Suresh Prabhu took another big leap in passengers’ amenities on Thursday. These co

Any problem traveling in Indian railways? Browse the web and register complain

The railway ministry has launched a mobile phone application and one online portal to provide customers with "an effective forum to lodge complaints". These two forums can

Prabhu tweets about rail safety commitments after mishap claims 22

Neglect of past or limited budget resource can`t be the reason for accidents but we must modernise crumbling infrastructure, said union railway minister Suresh Prabhu after a major train accident n

DRDO scientist assaulted at New Delhi station

What can be termed as total apathy on part of the railway administration a young scientist from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was beaten by three persons in broad day light a

Suresh Prabhu would make a good Czar

Once the Congress lost its majority in parliament long ago, it had to reconcile itself to forming coalitions and sharing ministries. The Congress liked to keep important ministries like home and fi

Prabhu goes personal to boost rail staff spirit

With the kind of attacks it is facing, the railway ministry needs to keep up the morale of its staff. A personal birth greeting would be one such booster. Railway minister Suresh Pra

Indian railways to benefit from Japanese tech solutions

Japan has shown interest in railway station development and a official team will come to India to identify opportunities. This is the immediate outcome of railway minister Suresh Pra

RailTel celebrates foundation day on profitable note

Celebrating its 16th foundation day on Wednesday, government-run RailTel’s chief said that the company earned revenue of Rs 555 crores in the previous financial year. RK Bahugu

Morning briefing: Government agrees to some demands put forward by Congress on GST

In what could possibly thaw the ice between the Centre and Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh to

Rail budget 2016 – some key highlights

 Railway minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway Budget 2016 in Lok Sabha. This was his second rail budget since he took charge of the ministry. There were no changes in passenger fares a

Railways is best example for big bang reforms, says Suresh Prabhu

Echoing the words of prime minister Narendra Modi, union railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that the best example of ‘big bang reforms’ in India is in the railway sector.

Bibek Debroy outlines five pillars for railway reforms

There are five pillars which can not only improve the financial condition but also accelerate the performance of Indian railways. The five pillars are: transition to commercial accounting; appointi

Should Railway Budget be scrapped?

Should Railway Budget be scrapped?

A 50-year-old dream gets on track

It is like a dream come true as we were disconnected from the rest of the country,” said an ecstatic Babloo Rai, a resident of Mau town in Uttar Pradesh after it was announced that a 51-km br

All you need to know about rail tickets surge pricing

Facing criticism on dynamic surge pricing for premium train tickets, the railway ministry has clarified that the dynamic pricing is being done for experimental basis and will be reviewed after some

Railway practice to “overcharge” goods customers unhealthy: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog, in its report Impact of `Social Service Obligations` by Indian Railways, said that inefficiency in railways cost structure significantly contributes to the losses in passenger service b

RailTel, Google unveil free wi-fi service at CST Mumbai

Indian Railways’ plan of providing free wi-fi internet service at 100 stations by the end of this year got a boost on Friday after RailTel, in collaboration with Google, unveiled the service

Thirst quencher

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the commercial arm of Indian Railways, intends to push the production of Rail Neer to bridge the gap between demand and supply.

Get IRCTC’s concierge service by dialing 139

Concierge service, introduced by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), can now be availed through round the clock 139 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) facility. The concierge ser

National Rail Plan, 2030 unveiled

 The ministry of railways has come up with National Rail Plan, 2030 to provide long term perspective to plan for augmenting the railway network. In order to give a platform to concer

Railway Budget: A new track

This time of the year, the corridors of Rail Bhawan on Delhi’s Raisina Road, would normally have been abuzz with activity as officials would be at work tightening the nuts and bolts of the ra

Train accidents derail railway safety

Three horrific train accidents have taken place in quick succession. The latest accident took place on January 21, when the Hirakhand Express was derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh

A green train of thought

The growing consumption of diesel has been a matter of concern for the Indian Railways. Not only does its emission cause environmental damage, buying diesel involves huge  foreign exchange out

Trains to tragedy

At a time when we are thrilled at the thought of the arrival of hyperloop transportation technology enabling high-speed travel inside a partially vacuum tube and introduction of the bullet trains,

Budget 2017: No service charge for online railway tickets

Presenting the union budget 2017-18, finance minister Arun Jaitely announced 1.31 lakh crore for the capital and development expenditure of Indian Railways. A total of Rs 55,000 crore has been allo

Suresh Prabhu calls combined union budget ‘visionary’

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu lauded the government for presenting a ‘visionary’ combined union budget, saying the provision for Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh would help railways ste

Maneka Gandhi writes to Suresh Prabhu on disabled woman’s petition

An online petition prompted union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi to help facilitate comfortable train travel for a wheelchair bound woman. Recently, the petition

Suresh Prabhu unveils freight action plan, envisages better revenue

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, minister of railways, on Thursday, unveiled – what he called the ‘mini budget’ – a freight policy called the ‘Freight and Passenger Business

All trains to have bio-toilets by 2019

  All passenger trains will have bio-toilets by 2019, the Lok Sabha was informed.   Union minister Suresh Prabhu said that it was earlier targeted to

Co-develop technologies with India, Prabhu tells foreign firms

 Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has urged global technology players to come forward to co-develop technologies with India. “India is not just another destination where we can i

If Prabhu is really angry, why is he not taking on the railway board?

Gone are the days of Lal Bahadur Shastri, Madhav Rao Scindia and Nitish Kumar who hogged the limelight and even moral space by resigning after train accidents that claimed human lives. Railway mi

Train passengers die as rail safety panel recommendations gather dust

 The derailment of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal express at Khatauli has once again raised serious questions on the railways’ safety claims. At least 21 people were killed and many were in

Major train accidents since May 2014

With two major train accidents in succession this week, we list the major train accidents that have occurred since 2014:    26 May 2014 –

Suresh Prabhu hints he wants to quit, Railway board chief resigns

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday dropped a hint that he has offered to resign while Chairman Railway Board AK Mital tendered his resignation following two major train accidents.

Lohani is new chairman of railway board

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani was appointed the Chairman of Railway Board on Wednesday after incumbent AK Mital put in his papers. Mital tendered his resignation to railway minister Suresh

Duranto train derails, no one seriously injured

An express train headed to Mumbai derailed on Tuesday. Railways said that no one sustained serious injuries. The derailment took place barely six days after an express train derailed near

Konkan Railway inks MoU with Swiss institute

 Railway ministry enterprise, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), signed an agreement with Zurich-based Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) on Thursday. The pact will

Why is Suresh Prabhu not attending office?

 Ever since the railway minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign to prime minister Narendra Modi following two derailments in Uttar Pradesh, top officials at the Rail Bhavan appear to be in a

Challenges ahead of new railway minister Piyush Goyal

 New railway minister Piyush Goyal has his work cut out for him as he has to prioritise safety and restore confidence since the railways is going through a rough patch due to successive derail

Prabhu transformed railways: Piyush Goyal

 Piyush Goyal, who took over as the railway minister on Monday, lauded his predecessor Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu for building the roadmap of railways’ extensive growth and for bringing in

What’s ailing Indian Railway?

Poor safety, slow trains and demand fast outpacing the capacity are the main challenges being faced by the Indian Railway (IR). The question that should be asked is why Indian Railways is not abl

Demand for passage of women’s reservation bill

Women’s groups have sought the passage of the women’s reservation bill in the winter session of parliament. According to The National Alliance for Women’s Reservation Bi

Speeding up Mission Raftaar

The Indian Railways’ Mission Raftaar, a project to increase the speed of trains on busy routes to reduce travel time, is finally picking up pace. Keeping in mind the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,

Digi Yatra to be unveiled by April 2019, says Suresh Prabhu

The centre’s ambitious Digi Yatra initiative, which aims to enable flyers to get into airports by using facial recognition technology, started taking shape after minister of commerce and indu

Foundation stone laid for civil enclave at Darbhanga airport

Union minister of commerce and industry and civil aviation Suresh Prabhu and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar laid foundation stone for the development of civil enclave at Darbhanga airport.

Airports Authority unveils Skyfit mobile app

Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu recently launched the official mobile application Skyfit for the aviation fraternity on January 16 during the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai.  

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