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Railways launches India's first customer complaint mobile app Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:30:16 -0800
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms). The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system and a mobile network messaging facility. Railway ...

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Indian Railways has said that it is exploring the possibility of using the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro’s) GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN) for safety at unmanned railway crossings, said a top official of Isro.

Railways launches customer complaint mobile app Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:34:30 -0800
With the launch, Indian Railways became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app.

Indian Railways, Assisting Bollywood Romances Since Forever Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:33:06 -0800
How the Indian Railways have helped keep our filmy love stories on track

Swachh Rail to complement Swachh Bharat : Prabhu Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:57:23 -0800
Stressing the need for ensuring higher standards of cleanliness for Indian Railways Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said said his ministry wants to make Swachh Rail the driving force behind the Government's flagship programme 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Is Indian Railways for the people? Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:30:54 -0800
The lawmakers seem as uninterested as those who use the railways.

Exclusive! 'The Railways are bankrupt' Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:41:27 -0800
'The government must understand that the Indian Railways is like a Kamdhenu cow. It can look after your GDP, it can look after the health of the nation. But the Kamdhenu cow also needs nourishment.'

10 facts why India has a separate Rail Budget Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:26:24 -0800
New Delhi: Indian Railways has one of the largest railway networks of the world and is the largest employer in the country. Every year, a Railway Budget, separate from the union budget is presented in the parliament few days before the main budget.A separate budget for rail started in 1924 during th....

Govt to invest Rs 1 lakh cr in Railways in FY16 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:33:16 -0800
Indian Railways will play a pivotal role in reviving economic growth in the country, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made it amply clear on Thursday.

Kanika Datta: For the people? Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:42:13 -0800
The Indian Railways website says: "India has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world … .There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort."

Prabhu outlines four goals for Indian Railways Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:24:09 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday outlined four goals for improvement in the Indian Railways over the next five years. The goals are: giving a huge boost to customer experience, ensuring safer travel, modernisation of infrastructure and making Indian Railways financially self-sustainable, the minister said while presenting his maiden budget in the Lok Sabha. "To ...

Budget spares fare hike, promises modern, global network Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:08:23 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Keeping passenger fares unchanged, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation to benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach. "There will be no hike in passenger fares. We will focus on improving passenger amenities, including cleanliness ...

Railways hopeful of higher GDP growth supporting its ambitious freight loading target Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:46:58 -0800
Indian Railways’ target of increasing freight tonnage by an incremental 85 million tonnes (mt) in 2015-16, against the traditional annual average of 50 mt, might appear ambitious, but the national transporter believes achieving such growth will not be a big ask.

Now, Railways looks beyond budgetary support for funds Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:36:52 -0800
Indian Railways is optimistic about raising ₹40,000 crore from extra-budgetary resources.

Prabhu promises India modern rail network with no fare hike Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:20:42 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Without tinkering with passenger fares, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation and benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach. "There will be no hike in railway passenger fares. We will focus on improving passenger amenities ...

Passengers spared, freight rates hiked in India's rail budget Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:48:23 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, with a slew of measures to improve service quality, safety and reach and a 52-percent jump in plan outlay for 2015-16 at Rs.100,011crore ($16.7 billion). "There will be no hike in passenger fares. We will focus on improving ...

Trilogy of documents to set out Vision 2030 for Indian Railways Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:06:08 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Describing the railway budget presented Thursday as part of a "trilogy of documents" that together set out a vision for the network's future, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu told parliament that the transporter would have to undergo a transformation over the next five years. Apart the Railway Budget 2015-16 document, the trilogy consists of a White Paper and a Vision 2030 ...

18 interesting facts about India Railways Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:42:51 -0800
1) Indian Railways started its service 161 years ago on 16 April 1853 when the first passenger train was run over a stretch of 33 kilometres from Mumbai to Thane. The train with 14 railway carriages, carrying around 400 guests, left Bori Bunder at 3:30 p.m. that day.

Link public support to Railways with reforms: Survey Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:20:46 -0800
Suffering for a long time from underinvestment, Indian Railways need greater public investments but the support should be clearly linked to reform of the organisation structure.

Rail Budget spares fare hike, promises modern, global network Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:18:53 -0800
New Delhi: Keeping passenger fares unchanged, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation to benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach.Nine more high-speed trains, faster sp....

Getting the Railways back on track Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:06:36 -0800
Indian Railways is more than 150 years old and has played a vital role in the socio-economic development of the country. Today, the Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world, transporting around 23 million passengers every day and employing 1.4 million people.

Strengthen foundation of Indian Railways first, says Dinesh Trivedi Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:54:44 -0800
New Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): Former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi said Thursday that there was a need to strengthen the foundation of the Indian Railways by way of its existing facilities. If the Indian Railways does not function the way it should, basic integrity of country would be at question. We must look after the Indian Railways, which is the lifeline of nation. Trivedi was speaking before ...

Prabhu promises to raise Indian Railways to global standards Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:59:01 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Minister Suresh Prabhu began presenting his maiden budget for the Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha Thursday, promising to balance the needs of passengers and the long-term interests of the network so that it can be benchmarked globally on quality, safety and reach. This fed into vicious cycle of chronic under-investment for a long time," Railway Minister Prabhu said. He ...

Social cost runs past Railways' growth Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:28:47 -0800
If you thought the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government would act differently as compared to the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime when it comes to managing Indian Railways’ loss-making social service obligations, you need a rethink.

Indian railways to get $137bn boost Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:00:26 -0800
India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) to modernise its ageing railway network over the next five years.

GAGAN to save lives at unmanned railway crossings Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:42:08 -0800
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways is in talks with the Indian space agency on the possibility of using GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN) for safety at unmanned railway crossings, said a top ISRO official. The GAGAN system is a regional satellite based augmentation system developed mainly to assist landing of aircrafts accurately. Presenting his maiden railway budget Thursday ...

Railways to monetise existing assets: minister Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:18:14 -0800
Indian railways will monetise its existing assets rather than selling them to raise funds, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said while presenting his budget for financial year 2015/16. The government has raised the planned outlay for the next financial year that begins in April by 52 percent to 1.1 trillion rupees, Prabhu said on Thursday.

Railways' freight traffic increases by 5 percent Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:30:49 -0800
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian Railways Wednesday reported an increase of 4.64 percent in freight carried during April-January, 2015. During last month, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by Indian Railways increased by 13.96 percent and stood at Rs.10,023.71 crore from Rs.8,795.90 crore earned during the same period last year.

Indian Railway set up road map to connect important location in Arunachal Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:58:10 -0800
Itanagar: After making the Itanagar Railway line functional by operating two trains – flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 29th Statehood Day – Indian Railways is all set with a road map to connect all important locations in Arunachal Pradesh. “While Balipara – Bhalukpong Railway track is complete awaiting trial run in the month of April next, proposal for connecting Parshuram Kund ...

45 Million Railway Travellers Went Ticketless In 4 Years Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800
The Indian Railways are expected to earn more than Rs 50,000 crore ($8 billion) over the next financial year, but ticketless travel has cost them almost Rs 2,000 crore ($300 million) over the last four years.   Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu did not hike passenger fares in Rail Budget 2015 but Indian Railways suffer huge losses every year, specifically in terms of passenger train operations ...

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