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India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways

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Indian Railways: India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways
Indian Railways (IR) is a governmental entity under the Ministry of Railways which operates India's national railway system. It is run by the government as a public good and manages the third-largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 68,155 km (42,350 mi) as of March 2019. 40,576 km (25,213 mi) or 64% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of August 2020.


Punjab farmers continue to block tracks even as Railway announces restoration of trains [Video]

Punjab farmers continue to block tracks even as Railway announces restoration of trains

Farmers in Punjab's Amritsar continued their protest against the new farm laws, saying that they will not allow the passenger trains to run, even as Western Railway (WR) announced to restore the..

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'Indian Railways aiming for affordable AC coaches for passengers:' Railway Board CEO [Video]

'Indian Railways aiming for affordable AC coaches for passengers:' Railway Board CEO

Indian Railways' has planned to upgrade the network and trains running on identified routes at a speed of 130 kilometre per hour or above will have only air-conditioned coaches in the near future...

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Indian Railways unveils new Tejas locomotives [Video]

Indian Railways unveils new Tejas locomotives

Indian Railways' electric locomotive manufacturing unit Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has turned out first batch of Tejas Express locomotives amid COVID-19 scare. These locos are made..

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Fact Check: Railways to stop train services from December 1? Know the truth

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Mumbai Local Train update: Central Railway all set to resume 8 special train services from November 20

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Farmers' agitation in Punjab disrupts train services; 9 cancelled, 30 short-terminated

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Rajasthan: Railways cancels 3 trains, diverts 29 others due to Gurjar agitation

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Indian Railways to run 610 more local trains in Mumbai from Nov 1

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Maharashtra government asks Indian Railways to restore Mumbai's lifeline

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Indian Railways running 3 more festival special trains including Shatabdi

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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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Kalka-Shimla toy train 'Himalayan Queen' back on tracks

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Railways to run 392 festival special trains from today; check full list

The Indian Railways is all set to operate 392 festival special trains from October 20 till November 30 to deliver on the rising demand in view of the upcoming festive season.
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Indian Railways reviews security, enforcement of COVID-19 protocol as footfalls soar ahead of festival season

The Indian Railways said it was felt that offenders involved in human trafficking may try to indulge in the trafficking of women and children taking advantage of the festive season rush as they are..
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No sleeper coaches in trains? Read to know Indian Railways' clarification

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Sleeper coaches won't be removed, reduced: Railway Board

As the Indian Railways has stated that non AC sleeper coaches would be replaced by AC coaches from such trains which will be running at 130/160 kilometer per hour, Chairman and CEO, Railway Board has..
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Follow COVID-safety norms, else pay hefty fines on festival special trains

With several special trains announced by the Indian Railways ahead of the festive season, the Railway Protection Force has issued guidelines for travellers which includes several dos and don'ts.
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Indian Railways upgradation plan: AC coaches to replace general and sleeper coaches in high-speed trains

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Railways restore system to issue second reservation chart 30 minutes before departure; check details

The Indian Railways on Tuesday decided to restore the earlier system of preparation of second reservation charts 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of trains.
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Good news for railway passengers! India Railways to run 200 more trains during festive season, book ticket on IRCTC

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Inauguration of 43 BRO bridges by Rajnath Singh postponed in view of MoS Suresh Angadi's demise

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to inaugurate the 43 BRO bridges across seven states and Union Territories on Thursday, but the Defence Ministry postponed the event in view of the death of..
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Soon, train fares to include 'user charge' at redeveloped, high footfall stations

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Indian Railways to commence computer-based test for 1.40 lakh posts from December

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Indian Railways to run 20 pairs of special trains in Bihar for JEE, NEET and NDA candidates

The Indian Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of the candidates appearing for NEET, JEE, and NDA examinations in Bihar.
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NEET, JEE 2020: Railways allows students to travel by special suburban train services in Mumbai

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that Indian Railways has allowed candidates appearing for NEET, JEE Main exams 2020 to travel by special suburban train services in Mumbai.
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Indian Railways to reduce carbon emission to zero by 2030, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal

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Indian Railways generates more than 6 lakh mandays of work under Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

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Indian Railways invites fresh tender for 44 sets of 'Vande Bharat' trains

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Indian Railways to run Ganpati Special trains between Gujarat, Maharashtra

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Centre's E-Marketplace to act as bridge between government, supplier: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

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IRCTC special trains: Ticket booking, cancellation and refund rules explained

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India to get seven new routes for high-speed bullet trains as NHAI prepares to acquire more land

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PM Modi has approved 100 per cent electrification of Indian railways: Piyush Goyal

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Speaking on the issue, Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board Pradeep Kumar said, "The Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes are almost ready for fitness and signalling consideration. The trains on..
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