Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Indian Railways to print helpline number on tickets

Indian Ministry of Railways has decided that in order to publicize and bring more awareness among train passengers, the text All Indian Passenger Helpline No. 138 is to be got printed at the front of the reserved as well as

Indian Railways increase advance booking period to 120 days

Indian Railways has increased the advance reservation period for booking reserved train tickets from existng 60 days to 120 days from April 1, 2015. There will be no change in case of certain day time express trains like Taj Express,

Indian Railways freight revenue up by 12.75 per cent during April 2014-Feb 2015

World’s third largest railway network, Indian Railways has generated Rs 95136.34 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April 2014-February 2015, as compared to Rs 84379.49 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 12.75

Indian Railways provide wi-fi facility at seven railway stations

Indian Railways, world third largest rail network has launched wi-fi facility at seven Railway Stations namely Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Agra Cantt., Varanasi and Secunderabad. The internet access is provided free to the users for first 30 minutes. For

Indian Railways launches cash on delivery ticket service

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC), ticketing service of Indian Railways has launched Cash on Delivery (CoD) service for e-tickets from January 1, 2015 on pilot basis. Under this scheme, the customer books the tickets online through the

Indian Railways Freight Loading up by 4.51 per cent during April 2014-Feb 2015

Indian Railways carried 996.00 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic during 1st April 2014 to 28th February 2015. The freight carried shows an increase of 42.95 million tonnes over the freight traffic of 953.05 million tonnes actually carried during

Indian Railways revenue up 12.93 per cent during April 2014 to Feb 2015

Indian Railways, world’s fourth largest railways network has recorded a 12.93 per cent increase in revenue earnings on originating basis during April 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 at $22.68 billion (Rs 142358.27 crore) compared to $20.08 billion (Rs. 126064.06

Indian Railways’ dedicated freight corridors work on full swing

Indian minister of state for railways, Manoj Sinha has said that the ministry of Railways has sanctioned implementation of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) with freight train speeds of maximum 100 Kmph. Alignment for

Indian Railways to invest $532BN, says Suresh Prabhu

Addressing the CII National Council meeting recently, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways mentioned that huge investments required to achieve the ambitious targets of investments to the tune of $532 billion (Rs.8.5 lac crores) would be made available through the use

Indian Railways to spend Rs 40 Cr on renewable energy

In order to reduce dependency on conventional power, Indian Railways will be spending Rs. 40 crore in the year 2015-16 on wind power and solar plant works. It is proposed to blend 5 per cent Bio-diesel to diesel to be