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West Bengal govt writes to Railways seeking meeting to run special trains

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal government on Saturday wrote a letter to the Indian Railways seeking a meeting to run a few pairs of special trains to facilitate the travelling of general commutators within the state.

Indian Railways starts operating 20 pairs of clone trains on busy routes

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Railways Monday started operating 40 clone trains (20 pairs) on routes with huge passenger traffic demand.

India to run 80 new special trains amid Covid-19 from Sept 12

New Delhi/IBNS: India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, will run 80 new special trains amid the pandemic from Sept 12, media reports said.

Railways to provide trains for migrant workers on states' request: Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the railways will have to provide trains for migrant workers upon the state governments' requests, drawing a line in the showdown between the Centre and various states over the plight of the country's poor amid lockdown, media reports said.

Server down, IRCTC bookings for special trains to start at 6 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The online booking for 15 pairs of special trains, which was about to start at 4 pm on Monday, got delayed by couple of hours as the server of the official website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was down.

Avoid reports of resumption of train services until announced: Railways

New Delhi/UNI: Indian Railways on Friday requested the media to avoid publishing speculative reports regarding resumption of train travel.  

Railways to make 1,000 PPE overalls for its doctors, paramedics daily

New Delhi/UNI: Taking up the in-house production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on a mission mode, Indian Railways will produce 1,000 PPE-type overalls that offers much-needed protection to its doctors and paramedics working on the frontline of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) care at Railway hospitals.

Indian Railway attracts record 2.4 cr candidates for 1.27 lakh vacancies

New Delhi/UNI :As many as 2.4 crore applicants have applied for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technicians and Level-I posts (erstwhile group D) offered by the Indian Railways, making it the largest recruitment exercise in the world.

Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in the field of Railways sector

New York, June 27 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)between India and Indonesia on Technical Cooperation in the field of railways sector.

Food safety is the top most priority of the government: GM Eastern Railway.

Kolkata, May 18 (IBNS): There is no authorised unmanned level crossing in Kolkata, said Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway here on Friday.

Cabinet approves India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Cooperation Agreement betweenIndia and the Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) to develop long-term cooperation and partnership in different areas of railway sector.

West Bengal: Two local trains collide near Panskura station, several hurt

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IBNS): At least ten persons were injured after a suburban train hit another local train from behind between Panskura and Khirai railway stations in West Bengal's East Medinipur district on Sunday afternoon, reports said.

Basic structure of Railways has been shaken up: Dinesh Trivedi

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IBNS): Reacting to the recent railway accidents, former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said the basic structure of railways has been shaken up, media reports said.

B.N.Mohapatra takes over as the New Financial Commissioner (FC) of (Railways)

New Delhi, Apr 18 (IBNS): B.N.Mohapatra has been appointed as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India and has taken over the charge on Monday.

Kolkata: Rail blockade hits service in pick hours

Kolkata, Jan 11 (IBNS): Demanding immediate reopening of a closed jute mill, its labourers blocked tracks near Kankinara railway station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, reports said.