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Indian Railways: State-owned/operated national railway system of India
Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the public facilities given by the government and manages the fourth largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 67,368-kilometre (41,861 mi) as of March 2017. About 57.91% of the routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction while 33% of them are double or multi-tracked.

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'Food trains' race to ferry PDS grain to ‘deficit states’

On Tuesday, FCI moved 58 rakes, a record, through Indian Railways with around 1.6 lakh tonnes of wheat and rice — against an average 30-35 rakes. It was a similar story on Wednesday with 53-55 rakes..
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Modified rail coaches to provide 3.2 lakh isolation beds: Railways

Further fine-tuning its plans to offer 20,000 coaches converted into isolation wards for coronavirus patients, the Indian Railways on Tuesday said these coaches can accommodate up to 3.2 lakh possible..
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Indian Railways to run special parcel trains to transport essential commodities during COVID-19 lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has already removed the restrictions on the movement of goods and commodities in the country during the lockdown period.
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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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Indian Railways to give full refund for tickets booked for March 21-April 14 in view of coronavirus crisis

In India, the total number of coronavirus cases jumped to 873.
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All passenger train services cancelled till April 14, ticket bookings suspended

The Indian Railways on Wednesday announced the cancellation of all passenger train services till April 14.
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Ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential commodities: Railways

The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it was ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential commodities across the country despite the coronavirus outbreak forcing the suspension of all passenger..
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Coronavirus outbreak: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

In view of the coronavirus outbreak that is spreading across India at a rapid pace, Indian Railways cancelled all passenger trains till March 31.
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Ahead of 'Janta Curfew', Indian Railways cancels trains, relaxes ticket refund policy

Most of the trains cancelled were to run on Sunday. Some other trains, which were to run next week, have also been cancelled
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12 passengers tested positive for Covid-19: Indian Railways

Twelve people, who have travelled by two different trains recently, have been tested positive for coronavirus, said the Railway Ministry on Saturday. While eight of the 12 passengers had travelled from..
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Janata Curfew: For the first time in Indian Railways' history, over 3700 trains to stay grounded on Sunday

Railways said on Friday said that no passenger train will originate from any railway station in the country from midnight to 10 pm on Sunday.
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COVID-19 Outbreak: Indian Railways sets up special trains to clear rush of passengers from Maharashtra

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No plan to privatise Indian Railways as it belongs to people: Goyal in Rajya Sabha


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With no deaths in last 11 months, 2019-20 emerges as safest year for railways

The Indian Railways has registered its best-ever safety record in the current financial year with no deaths in the last 11 months, the national transporter said on Tuesday, adding that this was a..
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Indian Railways’ first waste to energy plant commissioned


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21 held for vandalising railway property in anti-CAA stir; damages to be recovered from them: RPF

The Indian Railways has identified 21 miscreants who have been arrested so far for being involved in vandalism and arson of its property during the anti-CAA protests in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar, a..
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Railways to soon offer travellers movies, shows on trains with Content on Demand service

The Content on Demand (CoD) service will soon be available in all premium, express, mail and suburban trains across all 17 zones of Indian Railways.
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Railways integrates its helpline numbers into a single number — 139

The Indian Railways has integrated its helpline numbers into a single number —139 for quick grievance redressal and enquiries by passengers during their train journeys, a statement said Thursday. The..
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Railways' 139 integrated helpline becomes operational, Rail Madad app launched

The Indian Railways has done away with multiple helpline numbers.
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Indian Railways shortlists 15 train routes for private operation, metro cities in focus

Among the 15 shortlisted routes are ten long-distance and five short-distance routes.
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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 sets up e-offices as it moves towards paperless system, first phase completed

All Railway employees will be trained to work on the paperless system. NIC implemented by RailTel is helping Indian Railways go Paperless
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Indian Railways to modernize its signalling system


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Railways property worth Rs 88 Crores damaged in protests against citizenship act: Indian Railways

It stated that property worth Rs 72 Crore was damaged in Eastern Railway Zone, Rs 13 crore in South Eastern Railway Zone, and Rs 3 crore worth of damages in NorthEast Frontier Zone.
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Railways likely to overhaul administration this month

Indian Railways may see another spell of big reform this month. While in its effort to end inter-departmental rivalry, the national transporter is likely to bring all engineering services under one..
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AC chair car emerges as operationally profitable service of railways: CAG

The air-conditioned chair car service of the Indian Railways had emerged as the only operationally profitable one of the national transporter, besides the traditionally profitable AC three-tier class,..
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Just 15% of India’s disabled employed in regular jobs

For the last few months, central Delhi has been laid siege to by people with disabilities (PwDs). They are camping on the road and some are even on hunger strike against irregularities in their..
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Indian Railways provides Wi-Fi facilities at Dera Baba Nanak station in Punjab

RailTel has provided Wifi services at more than 5300 railway stations and soon all railway stations will be getting free wifi courtesy of RailTel
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Indian Railways launches new OTP-based refund process for e-tickets

The objective of the scheme is to streamline the cancellation refund process further so that cancellation amount is refunded timely to the customer by the agents.
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IRCTC to pay around Rs 1.62 lakh as compensation for late running of Tejas Express

A delay of more than three hours in the running of Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 19 has cost IRCTC around Rs 1.62 lakh which the railway subsidiary will pay through its insurance companies as..
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For first time, railways to pay Tejas passengers for delay

For the first time in over the 150-year history of Indian Railways, the country's biggest public sector will pay a compensation of Rs 250 each to passengers onboard Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express for..
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To provide last-mile connectivity, Indian Railways to launch 10 'Sewa Service' trains on October 15

These trains will run as a daily service with effect from October 15.
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First corporatised train of Indian Railways, Tejas express, starts between Lucknow and New Delhi

As many as 389 passengers boarded the train on the first day. The high-end train will start its regular run from New Delhi from October 5 and from Lucknow from October 6. The train will ply on all days..
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'First corporate train of the country': Yogi Adityanath flags off Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express

The IRCTC will compensate passengers of new Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express in case of delay in the train's schedule, a first for the Indian Railways.
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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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THEFT ON TRAIN: Railways admits woman's hand purse was not booked as cargo
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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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Indian Railways to phase out generators from trains, create 20,000 seats

Sources added that the single generator car will be a noise-free car and will help Railways save Rs 800 crore annually
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Indian Railways plans special 'divyang' coaches in every train

The Railway Ministry's decision is being viewed as widely inclusive and progressive with the times.
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Indian Railways announces special trains to tackle heavy traffic in festive season of Oct-Nov

Eastern Railway said it will ply 8 special trains during the festive season.
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Indian Railways looks to eliminate all manned crossings in next four years

The Indian Railways is looking to eliminate all manned level crossings in the next four years.
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BJP wants to bring Company Raj in India again: Priyanka Gandhi

Speaking at the ongoing agitation by employees at Modern Rail Coach Factory Lalganj on Tuesday, Priyanka said, “One after the other the BJP wants to corporatise and then privatise the assets of..
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Railways not to use single-use plastic from Oct 2

Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who appealed to the nation to shun single-use plastic during his Independence Day speech, Railways has decided to stop its use across the network, a..
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#MissionRaftaar: Delhi to Mumbai in just 10 hours as railways to upgrade Rajdhani track

"After approval of the Central government, Mumbai - Delhi route will be upgraded to run Rajdhani Express at 160 kmph to cut the travel time to nearly 10 hrs, under #MissionRaftaar," Railways said.
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'Mission Electrification': Indian Railways aims to achieve 100% electrification of railway network by 2022

The plan was introduced by the Indian Railways to curb pollution by shutting down diesel engines and to increase the average speed of the trains.
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Railways cancels Samjhauta Express on Indian side of border after Pak's suspension

The Indian Railways announced on Sunday that it has cancelled the Samjhauta Express train run at its end of the international border, days after Pakistan suspended services on its side. The railways..
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Woman onboard Rajdhani Express allegedly molested by railway staff; TTE and pantry staff suspended

Following the incident, Indian Railways suspended the two staff - a train ticket examiner and a member of the pantry staff on Wednesday.
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Govt ups train speed to 160 kmph on 2 routes

As part of Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways is working in mission mode to improve the average speed of trains across the network
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Railways issues clarification on job cuts report, says letters to officials meant for routine performance review

The official's statement comes after some media reports stated that the Indian Railways are taking steps towards compulsorily retiring a sizeable number of Railway employees.
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