Indian Railways chugs along despite hiccups »

The Railways had to grapple with shortfall in revenue targets and "unbearable burden" of Pay Commission recommendations in 2015 and hopes to address the twin issues next year.

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Chennai floods: IRCTC to dispatch 100,000 Rail Neer bottles to rain-hit city
6 Dec
2015
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Chennai floods: IRCTC to dispatch 100,000 Rail Neer bottles to rain-hit city »

With drinking water turning scarce as a result of Chennai floods, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) announced it will dispatch 100,000 bottles of Rail Neer to Chennai, which is currently reeling under devastating floods.

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Indian Railways to set up Rs 1.1 lakh crore infra, safety fund
25 Nov
2015
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Indian Railways to set up Rs 1.1 lakh crore infra, safety fund »

Indian Railways is working on a proposal to create a mega fund by the name Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) with a corpus of more than Rs 1.1 lakh crore that will be used to implement its drive to upgrade the creaking rail infrastructure.

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Tamil Nadu rains: Indian Railways cancels large number of trains
21 Nov
2015
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Tamil Nadu rains: Indian Railways cancels large number of trains »

Around 20 trains passing through and originating from East Coast Railway (ECoR) were cancelled due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu that has breached railway tracks at several places.

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Indian Railways starts crackdown against train drivers cell phone usage, enrages unions
19 Nov
2015
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Indian Railways starts crackdown against train drivers cell phone usage, enrages unions »

Indian Railways has sought details of call records of cell phones of all of its train drivers and assistant loco pilots given to them by the public transporter to see if they use them while driving trains, which can distract them from their primary duties and endanger the lives of passengers.

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Indian Railways guidelines for 400 stations’ makeover out; Rs 50 cr net worth must for ‘Swiss Challenge’ applicants
3 Nov
2015
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Indian Railways guidelines for 400 stations’ makeover out; Rs 50 cr net worth must for ‘Swiss Challenge’ applicants »

The Indian Railways has announced initial guidelines for the proposed re-development of 400 stations in the country, mandating that an applicant has to have a net worth of at least Rs 50 crore at the end of the last financial year to be eligible to bid for it.

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Indian Railway develops warning system for unmanned level crossings
25 Oct
2015
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Indian Railway develops warning system for unmanned level crossings »

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway has developed a vandal-proof warning system for unmanned level crossings which is working satisfactorily for the last three months on Coimbatore-Metupallayam section.

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Indian Railways to invite bids for rail health monitoring systems
22 Oct
2015
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Indian Railways to invite bids for rail health monitoring systems »

More than eleven global firms have shown their willingness to participate in an Expression of Interest floated by the rail ministry to procure high-end technology and equipment for monitoring the health of Indian Railways' rolling stock infrastructure, the ministry informed today.

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How Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a CA, is trying to make railways more efficient & profitable
18 Oct
2015
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How Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, a CA, is trying to make railways more efficient & profitable »

Professor KK Goyal of Vadodara-based National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) shows this movie clip to a group of accounting probationers after bombarding them with numbers pertaining to the Indian Railways (IR) that run into 12 digits.

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Rail museum traces the history of Indian Railways
8 Oct
2015
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Rail museum traces the history of Indian Railways »

Old ticket punching machines, centuries-old cranes, Swiss X-Class locomotive, which once hauled the Nilgiris Mountain Railway, are some of the exhibits at the rail museum set up at the backyard of Mettupalayam Railway Station.

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