Category Articles: Railway

Double-engine trial runs of Karnavati and Shatabdi Express trains may commence soon

June 23, 2019
Double-engine trial runs of Karnavati and Shatabdi Express trains may commence soon

By staff writer, Mumbai: Western Railway will soon run double-engine trials on its top-class trains Karnavati Express and Shatabdi Express that operate between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in attempt to increase the speed of these trains to 110 km/hour. Indian Railways had done similar trial runs of Mumbai - Delhi Rajdhani Express which that had been successful. According to a report, link of which has been tweeted by Western Railway, the Railway Board has given its consent to Western Railway for d...Read More

Five of a racket which duped people in the name of providing job in railways, nabbed in Vadodara

June 20, 2019
Five of a racket which duped people in the name of providing job in railways, nabbed in Vadodara

Vadodara: The SOG of the crime branch of police in Vadodara has busted a racket that used to dupe people in the name of getting them employed in the railways and nabbed five people in this connection. Police said that the racket was being from the office of one Shreeji education on the second floor of Sunrise complex in Vaghodiya road near Vrundavan crossing. Five people who used to pose as the president, vice president and other employees of the railway recruitment board have...Read More

GMRC conducts mock drill; video goes viral as actual glitch

May 29, 2019

Ahmedabad: A video of "passengers" leaving a halted Metro train in Ahmedabad and walking on a bridge to reach Amraivadi Metro station was viral and in circulation widely on social media platforms. The people on social media had started commenting about technical glitch in Metro train. However Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) clarified that it was not a technical glitch but mock drill GMRC official also clarified that those looking like passengers were actually GMRC staffers. The mock d...Read More

Optical technology to be used for preventing lion and other wild animals run over on railway tracks in Gir forests

May 14, 2019
Optical technology to be used for preventing lion and other wild animals run over on railway tracks in Gir forests

Junagadh: To prevent the death of lions and other wild animals by a running train on tracks crossing from Gir forests, the only natural abode of Asiatic lions, an optical technology will be utilized. The decision was taken in a meeting held here in presence of the Junagdh Range IG in which CCF Junagadh and various railway and forest officials were also present. The meeting of the monitoring committee discussed ways of preventing illegal human entrants in the areas inhabited by...Read More

Two trains traveling through Ahmedabad division of WR including Puri-Ahmedabad express cancelled in the wake of cyclone Fani

May 02, 2019
Two trains traveling through Ahmedabad division of WR including Puri-Ahmedabad express cancelled in the wake of cyclone Fani

Ahmedabad: Two long distance trains that travels through Ahmedabad division of the Western Railway including 12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Superfast Express have been cancelled in the wake of Cyclone Fani which is approaching Odisha Coast. Railway spokesperson Pradeep Sharma today said that 12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Superfast Express would remain cancelled on May 3. Apart from it, 18421 Puri-Ajmer express which also passes through Ahmedabad division has been cancelled today. Over a...Read More

Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

April 03, 2019
Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

Surat: Western Railway has earned record break Rs. 18,224 crore revenue in FY 2018-19 which is 11.46% above the target. The revenue in previous FY was Rs. 674 crore. The revenue has been earned through passenger service, goods service, advertisement, parking, catering, ticket checking, ATM and other commercial services. Goods transfer was 8.9% more than previous FY. Transport of containers, steel and gypsum has witnessed notable increase. Speed of goods trains has been increased to 26....Read More

Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

March 29, 2019
Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

Ahmedabad: IRCTC has opened executive lounge The Kirti by RMD Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd at Ahmedabad railway station. Entry to this lounge attracts fee of Rs. 150 for two hours per person. The facilities available include wi-fi, TV, beverages, newspapers and magazines, train information, toilet and urinals, shoe shiner and luggage rack. Rs. 50 will be charged for each additional hour per person after first hour. Shower and change per person will be charged at Rs. 150 per person. Thi...Read More

Railway Board Chairman reviews progress of Bullet train project in Ahmedabad

March 22, 2019

Ahmedabad: Chairman Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav today reviewed the progress of the Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) project. The special elevated rail line currently under construction,when completed, will connect the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and India's economic hub Mumbai. It will be India's first high-speed rail line. Yadav along with railway board secretary and advisor (Infra) Sushant Kumar Mishra, MD of National High Speed Rail project Ac...Read More

Now one can see IRCTC Train Charts, Vacant Berths and Coach Layout online

February 27, 2019
Now one can see IRCTC Train Charts, Vacant Berths and Coach Layout online

New Delhi: To enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Indian Railway passengers, Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal launched a new facility for Public Viewing of Train Charts and Vacant Berths. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri V.K. Yadav, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Girish Pillai, other Railway Board Members and Sr. Officials from Railways were also present on the occasion. The information about occupancy in trains as per Passenger Reservation Charts ...Read More

Railways to run special train to Statue Of Unity from March 4

February 23, 2019
Railways to run special train to Statue Of Unity from March 4

New Delhi: Railways will run a special train for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, a statement from the ministry said. The train, which will be run under the government's Bharat Darshan scheme, will have a seven-night and eight-day tour package beginning March 4 from Chandigarh, it said. The journey will also cover pilgrimage sites like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga near Indore, MP, Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan, Trimbakeshwar in Nas...Read More