No plans to discontinue sleeper class on mail, express trains: Railway Board chief

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Thursday refuted reports that it was going to discontinue the sleeper class on mail and express trains and said that the aim behind introducing three-tier coaches was to make journey of passengers more affordable and comfortable. Addressing a virtual press conference, Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav said: “We […]

Railways to hold exams for 1.4 lakh posts from December 15

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will start conducting examinations for 1.4 lakh posts for which it received applications, from December 15 this year, officials said on Saturday. “We have invited some applications for recruitment in various categories for 1.4 lakh posts. These were notified during the pre-Covid period,” Railways CEO V K Yadav said at […]

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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 […]