Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Railway Ministry


Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 10, 2017 6:07 pm

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

'The coolie groped me while carrying me into train': This woman's story is something Suresh Prabhu can't ignore

February 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.

Railways seeks $500 million loan from World Bank to undertake redevelopment projects

June 05, 2016 12:31 pm

Around 400 Stations have been identified which will have improved passenger amenities, shopping malls, multiplexes, office complex, eateries and larger parking lots.

Sanjeev Kapoor to prepare menu for railway food

February 12, 2016 2:15 am

Kapoor has undertaken similar exercise with large organisations and has a clear idea of the challenges, an official said.

Premium trains to be converted into ‘fully tatkal’ specials

June 01, 2015 2:00 am

The minister also has plans to run these Tatkal Special trains throughout the year, especially during the vacations.

Now, officials who ‘fudge’ train status data to pay ticket refunds

May 02, 2015 3:12 am

The Railway Ministry seeks to weed out the menace of “wrong reporting” of punctuality data in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of train performance in the system.

Vadodara academy suitable to be made into a railway varsity, says Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways

April 18, 2015 3:36 am

He said state has received much higher fund allocation for new railway lines, double line and gauge conversion.

Online train ticket bookings touch 13.45 lakh on April 1

April 02, 2015 4:16 pm

A total 13,45,496 rail tickets including 1,25,790 Tatkal were booked online through IRCTC website.

Railway to use long term debt for development projects: Suresh Prabhu

February 26, 2015 3:57 pm

Prabhu hinted that some initiative like train-sets, redesigning of coaches, may take longer to be implemented.

Rail ministry invites Maya, 3 SP MPs to Rajnath event, all decline

February 07, 2015 1:24 am

Rajnath will flag off the train from Charbagh in presence of Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha.