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Ministry of Railways (India): Government railway in India
The Ministry of Railways is a ministry in the Government of India, responsible for the country's rail transport. The ministry operates the state-owned Indian Railways, an organisation that operates as a monopoly in rail transport and is headed by the Chairman of Railway Board. The Ministry of Railways along with the Railway Board is housed inside Rail Bhavan in New Delhi.


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Railways to start waiting lists for special trains from May 22; likely to run more trains

In an indication that it might soon start mail/express as well as chair car services, the Railway Board on Wednesday issued an order introducing the provision of waiting list starting May 22 for..
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Corona outbreak: Railway extends its medical services to all central govt employees

Indian Railways has extended services of all its hospitals and dispensaries to all central government employees and their families in view of the spread of coronavirus, a Railway Board order said.
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Railways relaxes breathalyser-test norms for freight train crew

Railways has relaxed the norms of breathalyser test for its crew members running freight trains during the nationwide lockdown period following demands by workers' unions who cited possible spread of..
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Train routes from Delhi to Kolkata & Mumbai to be free from waitlisting in 5 yrs

Chairman of Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav said the railways is working on three additional dedicated freight corridors at an estimated cost of about Rs 2.6 lakh crore over the next 10 years which..
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No decision on increasing passenger and freight fares: Rly Board Chairman

Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has said no decision has been taken to increase passenger and freight fares.
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Fares, freight rates to be rationalised: Railway Board chairman

The railways is in the process of "rationalising" its passengers and freight fares, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said. He, however, refused to say if the prices will be increased. Yadav said..
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Government decides merger of 8 railway services, corporate like structure of Railway Board

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Cabinet nod to organisational restructuring of Indian Railways, central service IRMS to be created

Railway Board will be headed by Chairman Railway Board who will work as the CEO with 4 members and some independent members.
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Railways to 'right-size' Rly Board by 25 %, transfer 50 officials to zones: Sources

The railways has decided to prune the Railway Board by 25 per cent, cutting down its strength from 200 to 150 by transferring director-level officials and above to zonal railways in a long pending move..
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Bio-toilets installed in 95 per cent coaches: Railway board chairman

The railways has completed the installation of bio-toilets in 95 per cent of its coaches and in the next three months, the entire network will be covered, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said. Of the..
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Railways provisionally selects 50 routes for private operators

The Railways on Friday provisionally selected 50 key routes on which trains by private operators can be run and asked its zones to examine the feasibility of the routes. The decision was taken in a..
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Indian Railways' single-use plastic ban to kick off on October 2

In the first phase, the Railway Board has also asked authorities to expedite the installation of 1,853 plastic water bottle crushing machines at 360 major stations
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Indian Railways to follow government guideline banning single-use plastic

The private sector should also be encouraged to give up single-use plastic voluntarily, the Railway Board said.
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No more Vande Bharat Express rakes will be manufactured this fiscal: Official

No more Vande Bharat Express rakes will be manufactured this fiscal year, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said on Monday, adding that the railways delayed production of the third rake due to excessive..
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Railways to hire retired army personnel to protect its properties

Earlier, the Railway Board had empowered general managers of its zones to engage govt security agencies like home guards, Maharashtra Industrial Security Force in core areas of railway security to the..
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GPS in all locomotives by fiscal end: Railway Board chairman

All the locomotives will be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices by the end of FY20, Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said. He said that the project, as part of Real-time Train..
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Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express set to be first train to be run by pvt operators

The Railway Board is deliberating on a second such route, which too would be within the 500-km distance range. The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express was announced in 2016 but was introduced in the new time..
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East Coast Railway suffers Rs 600 crore loss due to Cyclone Fani

This was revealed at the review meeting chaired by Railway Board member (Rolling Stock) Rajesh Agrawal
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Railways mulls inviting private firms to run trains on some routes

The government is seriously exploring a plan to induct private operators to run passenger trains on low congestion and tourist routes and will invite bids in the next 100 days, a Railway Board document..
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