India’s ‘first solar-powered train’: All you want to know about Indian Railways’ green initiative
24 May
2016
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India’s ‘first solar-powered train’: All you want to know about Indian Railways’ green initiative »

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With Indian Railways aggressively focusing on renewable energy, India’s first solar panel-fitted train is all set to commence trial runs shortly.

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Amazon shop on IRCTC website: Clocked transactions worth Rs 72.84 cr from apparels, electronics & books
15 May
2016
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Amazon shop on IRCTC website: Clocked transactions worth Rs 72.84 cr from apparels, electronics & books »

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Amazon has clocked transactions worth Rs 72.84 crore from 6.36 lakh items sold on the portal of Indian Railways (IR) since March 2015, a senior official at IRCTC told FE.

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IRCTC ties up with Simpli5d Technologies to power captchas on its ticket booking website
21 Apr
2016
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IRCTC ties up with Simpli5d Technologies to power captchas on its ticket booking website »

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IRCTC has tied up with Simpli5d Technologies, the company behind NLP Captcha to power the captchas on its train ticket booking website.

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Indian Railways all set to introduce first batch of train hostesses »

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As Indian Railways usher in to the age of high speed trains, it is all set to upgrade its standards at par with air travel. And the most notable feature of it will be smart, polite and well groomed train hostesses and stewards.

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PM Narendra Modi Visits L&T’s Riyadh Metro Project site
6 Apr
2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in Saudi Arabia on an official visit, visited construction workers while in the Kingdom.

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How the Indian Railways is leveraging Twitter to reach out to the millions who ride on its trains
21 Feb
2016
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How the Indian Railways is leveraging Twitter to reach out to the millions who ride on its trains »

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A 'Twitter Room' is not what you'd expect to stumble upon in a government office but, at Rail Bhawan in the Capital, the headquarters of Indian Railways (IR), that space has become a beehive of activity ahead of the rail Budget.

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IRCTC rule allowing only 6 train tickets per user in a month set to change?
17 Feb
2016
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IRCTC rule allowing only 6 train tickets per user in a month set to change? »

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In an attempt to curb misuse, IRCTC anounced a new rule in January, and set a limit on booking of e-ticket and i-ticket through IRCTC website.

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mrupee ties up with IRCTC, offers easy payment option
15 Feb
2016
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mrupee ties up with IRCTC, offers easy payment option »

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mRUPEE, a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, announced that it has tied up with IRCTC, India’s largest e-commerce company, to provide an additional payment gateway.

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Indian Railways: Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train derails near Vellore, over 40 injured
5 Feb
2016
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Indian Railways: Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train derails near Vellore, over 40 injured »

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More than 40 passengers on the Indian Railways Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports.

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Cabinet approves formation of joint venture with states for Indian Railways projects
3 Feb
2016
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With a view to ensure greater participation of states, Union Cabinet today allowed the Indian Railways to form Joint Venture companies with state governments to mobilize resources for speedy implementation of rail projects.

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