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Indian Railways: India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways
Indian Railways (IR) is a statutory body under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Railways, Government of India that operates India's national railway system. It manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 67,956 km (42,226 mi) as of 31 March 2020. 45,881 km (28,509 mi) or 71% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1 April 2020.

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Heaviest Oxygen Express carrying 225MT oxygen leaves from Jamnagar to Delhi [Video]

Heaviest Oxygen Express carrying 225MT oxygen leaves from Jamnagar to Delhi

Another Oxygen Express carrying liquid medical oxygen containers to reach Delhi amid oxygen crisis in the national capital. So far it is the heaviest Oxygen Express as it carries 225 MT of liquid..

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Kanpur receives 1st Oxygen Express [Video]

Kanpur receives 1st Oxygen Express

First oxygen express arrived at Kanpur with liquid medical oxygen containers to meet the oxygen crisis in the city in the troublesome second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Oxygen express brought in 4..

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7 tankers filled Liquid Medical Oxygen leaves for Delhi from Odisha [Video]

7 tankers filled Liquid Medical Oxygen leaves for Delhi from Odisha

At least 7 tankers filled with 131 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen loaded in rake have left for Delhi. Indian Railways has started Oxygen Express initiative to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in..

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'Oxygen Express' arrives in Lucknow [Video]

'Oxygen Express' arrives in Lucknow

The 'Oxygen Express' carrying 10 oxygen tankers arrived in Lucknow from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on May 04. The requirement of oxygen has soared in the country due to COVID situation. In view of this,..

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Watch: Train with 120 MT medical oxygen reaches Delhi [Video]

Watch: Train with 120 MT medical oxygen reaches Delhi

Indian Railways' 'Oxygen Express', carrying six oxygen tankers with approximately 120 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), on May 02 reached Delhi's Tughlakabad ICD from West Bengal's Durgapur. The..

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4,176 train coaches converted into COVID wards: Railway Board CEO [Video]

4,176 train coaches converted into COVID wards: Railway Board CEO

At the time when country is struggling with COVID second wave, Indian Railways has converted its coaches into COVID-19 isolation/quarantine facilities. During a virtual press conference, Railway Board..

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Watch: ‘Oxygen Express' with 64 MT medical oxygen arrives in Madhya Pradesh [Video]

Watch: ‘Oxygen Express' with 64 MT medical oxygen arrives in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Railways' 'Oxygen Express' reached MP's Bhopal from Bokaro in Jharkhand. The train carried six tankers with approximately 64 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen. As per Railways, three tankers to be..

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Watch: Oxygen Express reaches Delhi as hospitals face shortage amid Covid crisis [Video]

Watch: Oxygen Express reaches Delhi as hospitals face shortage amid Covid crisis

Oxygen Express, a special train being run by Indian Railways to transport oxygen tankers and cylinders, arrived at the Delhi Cantt. railway station from Raigarh in Chhattisgarh this morning. The train..

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Maharashtra receives 45 metric ton liquid oxygen via Ro-Ro express [Video]

Maharashtra receives 45 metric ton liquid oxygen via Ro-Ro express

The second Ro-Ro Oxygen Express, carrying 45 metric ton liquid oxygen, arrived at Maharashtra's Kalamboli yard on April 26. The train was departed from Western Railway's Rajkot division on April 25...

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Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen leaves RINL Vizag steel plant [Video]

Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen leaves RINL Vizag steel plant

Amid surge in COVID cases, shortage of oxygen was reported by several states. Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen moved out from the RINL Vizag steel plant and will be taken over by Indian..

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Maharashtra: Oxygen Express with 7 empty tankers leaves for Vizag [Video]

Maharashtra: Oxygen Express with 7 empty tankers leaves for Vizag

Indian Railways’ oxygen express train left from Navi Mumbai on Monday. The train carried seven tankers from Kalamboli good yards. The train left for Vizag where it will be loaded with medical oxygen...

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‘Green corridor created for fast movement of Oxygen Express Trains’: Piyush Goyal [Video]

‘Green corridor created for fast movement of Oxygen Express Trains’: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways is all set to run 'Oxygen Express' trains over the next few days. The trains will transport liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country. A green corridor is being..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:21Published
Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand [Video]

Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand

From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The central government..

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Indian Railways breaks all records, achieves highest loading in FY 2020-21 [Video]

Indian Railways breaks all records, achieves highest loading in FY 2020-21

Director (Information and Publicity) of Railway Board RD Bajpai expressed his happiness over breakage of all previous records and said he is grateful that the railways had achieved highest ever loading..

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New Palanpur-Madar section of WDFC to soon open for freight trains operation [Video]

New Palanpur-Madar section of WDFC to soon open for freight trains operation

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) recently conducted a freight train trial run on newly built New Palanpur-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC)..

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Indian Railways implements new rules to stop fire incidents | All you need to know | Oneindia News [Video]

Indian Railways implements new rules to stop fire incidents | All you need to know | Oneindia News

In view of the recent incidents of fire, the Indian Railways has decided to switch off the charging points between 11 pm and 5 am. According to the reports, this decision has been taken as a..

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Indian Railways will never be privatised: Piyush Goyal [Video]

Indian Railways will never be privatised: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on March 30 asserted that Indian Railways will never be privatised, he said that it is the property of the nation and people. "I assure you that Indian Railways is the..

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Indian Railways cancels 28 trains, including Shatabdi, Rajdhani - Check full list here

Northern Railway has decided to cancel the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto, Vande Bharat, Jan Shatabdi Express trains from May 9 until further orders.
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Indian Railways cancels 16 special trains from May 7: Here's complete list


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IRCTC news: 16 trains cancelled by Indian Railways from May 7 - Full list here

The Eastern Railways issued a notice saying that the services of these train will remain discontinued due to poor patronization until further notice.
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Around 70,000 isolation beds made available by Railways in over 4,400 COVID Care Coaches

These Isolation Coaches can be easily moved and positioned at places of demand on the Indian Railways network.
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Delhi receives its second Oxygen Express with 120 MT liquid medical oxygen

Delhi received its second Oxygen Express carrying 120 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Sunday, while third Oxygen express has already begun its journey from Angul to Delhi carrying 30.86 MT LMO,..
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Cumulative liquid medical oxygen carried by Railways reached 664 MT, 126 MT more on its way

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis across the country, Indian Railways has so far delivered more than 664 MT LMO to Maharashtra (174 MT), Uttar Pradesh (356.47 MT), Madhya Pradesh (64 MT), and Delhi (70..
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COVID-19 news: Indian Railways cancels 40 trains - check full list here

The South Central Railway (SCR) has also announced that it has cancelled atleast 10 trains scheduled to run between April 28 and June 1.
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Indian Railways delivers nearly 450 tons of oxygen to states


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Oxygen Express carrying 64.55 tonnes of oxygen leaves for Delhi from Raigarh: Indian Railways


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COVID-19 second wave: Indian Railways to run oxygen express via green corridors soon

Availability of oxygen is a key element in the treatment of certain medical conditions in the Covid infection, said a release by the ministry.
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COVID-19: Railways to charge Rs 500 for not wearing mask in trains and rail premises

The Indian Railways is now incorporating not wearing masks on railway premises and in trains as an offence under the Railway Act.
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Travelling on Rajdhanis with modern coaches gets costlier

Travel in Rajdhani trains with upgraded modern Tejas-type coaches will cost more. The Indian Railways had introduced a 5% hike in the base fare of the Delhi-Agartala Tejas-Rajdhani train which started..
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Train running news: Indian Railways to bring 90% trains on track soon, check details here

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that four Shatabdis special and one Duronto special train are being introduced by Indian Railways.
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No more window curtains in AC coaches? Indian Railways takes this decision, check details

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the Indian Railways had temporarily removed window curtains.
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Good news! Indian Railways to start 71 unreserved passenger trains from THIS date, check list here

Earlier, Piyush Goyal had announced that facility of UTS ON MOBILE App will be reactivate where unreserved train services are being reintroduced.
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Indian Railways logs highest-ever route electrification despite Covid-19, 37% jump in one year

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Railways has logged in the highest-ever figures inthe electrification of routes over the past year with a jump of over 37 per cent.​
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Indian Railways will never be privatised, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal

The Railways Minister said the government has increased investment in railways to Rs 2.15 lakh crore in 2021-22 from Rs 1.5 lakh crore in 2019-20.
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Indian Railways reactivates facility of UTS ON MOBILE App

Indian Railways has decided to reactivate the facility of UTS ON MOBILE App in zones where unreserved train services are reintroduced.
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Explained: The big Indian Railways' station redevelopment project for airport-style experience

Indian Railways is redeveloping several railway stations including New Delhi and CSMT across its network to offer passengers airport-style world-class experience.
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Railways refutes reports of starting all passenger trains from April 1 - says THIS

It is to be noted that the Indian Railways had stopped the normal operations in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak
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Indian Railways takes THIS big decision on Vande Bharat Express, details here

Indian Railways is currently operating four pairs of trains under Tejas Express services, which was launched three years ago.
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IRCTC news: In a first, Indian Railways passenger coaches to run on solar energy - Details inside

"So far, 60 passenger coaches have been equipped with solar panel for meeting its light and fan power requirements," Piyush Goyal said.
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Indian Railways installs smart windows in New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani

The 'opaque' feature of the smart windows will prevent people from outside to peek inside the coach through the windows.
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Railways finalises tender for Vande Bharat type train sets

Indian Railways had in September issued a revised tender for procurement of 44 semi-high speed Vande Bharat train sets, mandating 75% local content.
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Indian Railways: E-catering services to be resumed in trains from THIS month, details here

IRCTC had started this service in 2014 where passengers could order food from reputed brands as well as local delicacies on phone or online.
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Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary: Indian Railways take this BIG decision

Howrah-Kalka Mail is one of the oldest and famous trains run by the Indian Railways. It runs between Howrah and Kalka via the national capital.
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Indian Railways starts first goods train with an all-women crew: Check details here

The train is helmed by Kumkum Suraj Dongre- the Loco Pilot, along with Udita Verma- the Assistant Loco Pilot and Akansha Rai - the Goods Guard.
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Kumbh Mela 2021: Railways to restart 18 trains in Haridwar from Jan 10; check complete list

The Indian Railways has started several special trains that will transport the devotees to Haridwar.
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Indian Railways speeds up to 130 kmph in Golden Quadrilateral and Golden Diagonal sections

Notably, the Golden Quadrilateral connects the four major metro cities namely Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
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Railways announces two special trains to hill stations; check details here

The Indian Railways has announced that it will run two special trains so that people can easily travel to the hill stations in north India.
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Alert! New IRCTC e-ticketing website and app launched; check all features here

Indian Railways passengers can look forward to a more personalised, faster and seamless ticket booking experience.
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Indian Railways to operate 8 new special trains from 2021, check list here

Indian Railways has said that the operations of the Katra-Bandra Vaishno Devi Katra special train will begin from December 30.
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Indian Railways unveils new high-speed Vistadome tourist coaches; top features

The vistadome tourist coach has a larger viewing area including rooftop glass with 44 seats for passengers with rotation up to 180 degrees.
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PM Modi inaugurates New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

The section will also decongest the existing Kanpur-Delhi mainline and will enable Indian Railways to run faster trains.
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Railways doesn't rule out first phase of bullet train in Gujarat

Indian Railways on Saturday did not rule out the possibility of commencing the operation of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train between Ahmedabad to Vapi in Gujarat in the first phase, if land..
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JV with Chinese player disqualified for Vande Bharat trainsets project

The Indian Railways has disqualified the bid of a consortium of a Chinese company and an Indian firm for the manufacturing of 44 Vande Bharat trainsets costing nearly Rs 1,800 crore.
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Indian Railways successful in running clone trains' project, to continue post-Covid: Chairman Railway Board

According to Railways occupancy in cloned trains at present is around 72% to 80%. Clone trains will run where waiting list ticket is more than 150%.
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Kumbh Mela 2021: Uttarakhand CM orders deployment of special COVID officer, Indian Railways makes arrangements

In order to avoid any technical problems during Kumbh the Garhwal commissioner has been directed to provide a high-level technical team for the fair.
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Bengaluru: Indian Railways' halt station near Kempegowda International Airport to be operational soon

The halt railway station, located at just 3.5 km from Kempegowda airport is expected to benefit as many as 28,000 airport employees and passengers.
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Indian Railways contemplating deduction in overtime, travel allowances: Report

The railway ministry has started to make a move in this regard and a final decision is likely to be taken soon.
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Fact Check: Railways to stop train services from December 1? Know the truth

A WhatsApp message is going viral on social media which claims that all the trains operated by the Indian Railways will stop running from December 1.
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Mumbai Local Train update: Central Railway all set to resume 8 special train services from November 20

Indian Railways' Central Railway zone announced that there would be 8 suburban services, 4 each between Nerul and Kharkopar & Belapur and Kharkopar.
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Farmers' agitation in Punjab disrupts train services; 9 cancelled, 30 short-terminated

According to a circular released by the Indian Railways, 27 festival special trains have been cancelled and 37 have been short-terminated due to the farmers' agitation.
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Indian Railways to build world's largest railway platform at Hubli, check details

The construction is likely to be completed by 2021.
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Rajasthan: Railways cancels 3 trains, diverts 29 others due to Gurjar agitation

According to ministry officials, Kota-Hazrat Nizamuddin, Dehradun-Kota and Hazrat Nizamuddin-Kota trains have been cancelled.
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Indian Railways to run 610 more local trains in Mumbai from Nov 1

The Railways has been operating 1,410 services on Mumbai's suburban network, of which 706 are run on the Central line and 704 on Western Railway.
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Maharashtra government asks Indian Railways to restore Mumbai's lifeline

Over seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown, the Maharashtra government has written to the Indian Railways, seeking permission to allow local train services for everyone with seperate time slots.
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Indian Railways running 3 more festival special trains including Shatabdi

Western Railways has issued a press release and said that Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Special Shatabdi Express will run from Thursday till further notice. Similarly festival special trains between Bhuj..
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Indian Railways to run 23 Puja Special trains for various destinations

Indian Railways has decided to run 23 Special trains for various destinations to cater to the growing demand during the ensuing Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt Puja holidays.
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Railways allows women to travel in Mumbai locals from today; WR adds 4 'ladies special' trains

The Indian Railways has finally allowed the women commuters to travel by suburban Mumbai local trains during certain times from Wednesday, October 21 between 11 am to 3 pm and after 7 pm till the last..
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