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Railways to start 200 non-AC train services from June 1, online bookings to start soon: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced that Indian Railways will resume the services of 200 special non-airconditioned trains and bookings for them will start soon. The announcement came a week after the national transporter started running the 15 pairs of special air conditioned trains. In a series of tweets, Goyal said: “In a […]

Railways to deploy isolation coaches at 215 stations

New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which converted 5,231 coaches into isolation wards for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients has decided to send these coaches at 215 stations across the country as pandemic care centres to state authorities where the state governments have exhausted the facilities. A senior railway ministry official said that these coaches can […]

Railways ferries tractors to Gujarat, Rajasthan from Karnataka

Bengaluru: With agricultural activity and harvesting in full swing, the South Western Railway ferried tractors to Gujarat and Rajasthan from Dodaballapur in Karnataka amid the extended lockdown, an official said on Friday. “We have transported 175 tractors and farm equipment of Tafe to Kankaria near Ahmedabad in Gujarat in one rake of NMG (newly modified […]

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Railways to make 30,000 PPE in April, 1 lakh in May to meet demand

New Delhi: With the growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) across the country amid the novel coronavirus crisis, the Indian Railways on Wednesday said that it plans to supply 30,000 PPE to medical professionals by April-end. The national transporter also said that it plans to manufacture one lakh PPE in May. A Railway Ministry […]

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‘No advance reservation of trains tickets will be done after May 3, till further orders’: Railways

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it has suspended the booking of rail tickets beyond the extended nationwide lockdown until further orders. The announcement by the national transporter came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his fourth special address to the nation announced the extension of lockdown by 19 more days […]