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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 2021.

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Private players can buy coaches soon, run tourist circuit trains

Soon interested parties can take coaches on lease or even purchase them from Indian Railways to run them as theme-based cultural, religious or circuit trains. The railway ministry has set up a..
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Indian Railways to run special trains for Ganesh Chaturthi 2021- Check details here

Indian Railways has planned to run special trains on Ganesh Chaturthi in order to accommodate the festive rush.
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Indian Railways to remove 'zero' from train numbers, train fares to see change

The Indian Railways suffered quite a loss during the pandemic and hopes to get back on track with the resumed services
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Indian Railways news: Know these rules before you cancel confirmed ticket to avoid losing money

If a confirmed ticket is cancelled 30 minutes before the train departure, you will get some refund. Cancellation charges vary as per class and timing.
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Indian Railways news: These fully reserved trains to be converted into Unreserved Specials - know details

All passengers have been advised to check the detailed timetable of these special train services through helpline number 139 or the NTES app.
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Indian Railways news: Sudden change of train travel plan? Know how to change travel date without cancelling train ticket

The Indian Railways lets passengers change the date of travel - i.e. prepone or postpone it and change the destination station.
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Indian Railways news: 8 Special trains to run for Ganesh Chaturthi, bookings begin soon - Important dates and routes

The bookings for these special trains will begin soon and one can book their tickets on IRCTC's official website
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Tejas Express services resume today; check date, timings inside

After four months, the IRCTC run Indian Railways' corporate trains resumed the services of Tejas Express from today
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IRCTC: You will not be able to book train tickets online if you don't follow this Indian Railways rule

This Indian Railways rule is only for those passengers who have not bought train tickets for a long time.
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Northern Railway to resume 39 Mail/Express special trains, check details here

Passengers can contact Rail Madad Helpline No 139 or may visit the Indian Railways website or NTES app for any kind of information such as timetable.
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IRCTC Indian Railways news: Lost your train ticket? Get a duplicate one - Know how

Indian Railways passengers can now get a duplicate train ticket on paying some amount of charges.
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IRCTC news: Indian Railways to resume services of 32 pairs of trains - Full list here

Piyush Goyal announced that 32 pairs of trains including Garib Rath Express Special, Taj Superfast Express will be resumed soon.
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Indian Railway latest news: IRCTC introduces THESE changes for online booking, check here

Indian Railway: passengers who book tickets through IRCTC's payment gateway IRCTC-ipay, will get their refund immediately after they cancel it.
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Railways converted over 5k coaches into Covid care centres but only 4% used for patients

The Indian Railways converted 5,601 coaches into Covid care centres at a cost of Rs 47.38 crore during 2020-21. With about 16 beds being made available in each coach, that amounted to over 89,600..
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Indian Railways cancels over 26 trains, check full list here

Railways has taken this decision because non-interlock work is being done in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project.
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Indian Railways allows you to travel in train even with platform tickets, know how

Many are not aware of the fact that commuters can travel on a train even if they have a platform ticket and it is completely legal.
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IRCTC latest news: Indian Railways cancels several trains for the month of June - Check full list

The Indian Railways issued a notification with a list of trains that will remain cancelled for one or more days in the month of June 2021.
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Indian Railways resumes 24 special passenger trains from today - Full list here

For the people of UP and Bihar, summer special train service is being started between Gorakhpur-Panvel, Delhi-Gorakhpur, and Chhapra-Panvel.
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Cyclone Yaas: Indian Railways cancels several trains, flight operations likely to hit - check details

The Indian Railways has decided to cancel various trains to and from Bhubaneswar and Puri and trains passing through ECoR in Howrah-Chennai Main Line.
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Covid-19: Railways delivers nearly 11,800 tonnes of medical oxygen across India

Indian Railways has delivered nearly 11,800 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 727 tankers to various states across the country as India battling the second wave of COVID-19,..
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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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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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