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Aug 19, 2019, 11.42 AM IST
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'Plan Bee' gets elephants to buzz off trains

Indian Railways have come up with a novel way of getting elephants to buzz off from train tracks: speakers that play the sound of bees to scare the jumbos away.Almost 70 elephants were killed by trains between 2013 and June this year, mostly in the north-eastern state of Assam and northern West Bengal.

Budget 2019: Government's grand plan for Indian Railways

The government will upgrade 125,000 kilometres of roads over the next five years at a cost of $11.6 billion under the ambitious Bharatmala project. Similarly, Sagarmala will help port and waterways connectivity, Sitharaman said.

Valsad in Gujarat: The 95-year-old station gets European look

Indian Railways has revamped the Valsad railway station in Gujarat!As part of the station beautification and redevelopment initiative of Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways, the Western Railway (WR) zone has completely redeveloped the 95-year-old station building and circulating area of the Valsad station. Image Credit: Twitter/Piyush Goyal

Cheers for Indian Railways! Delhi-Mumbai in just 10 hours

In the next four years, you can hope to reach Mumbai from Delhi in just 10 hours boarding a superfast train.Similarly, the journey from Delhi to Howrah could be completed in just 12 hours.

Indian Railways begin new side hustle: Massage service

The Indian Railways on Saturday announced massage services for passengers on board running trains. The service will be made available in 39 trains departing from Indore.

Deccan Queen, one of the most iconic trains of India, enters 90th years of service

The introduction of 'Deccan Queen' between the two premier cities of Maharashtra Pune and Mumbai on June 1, 1930, was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, the forerunner of the Central Railway.

Kolkata's famous tram gets a makeover

A mode of transport dating back to the 19th century has undergone a cool, 21st-century transformation. A refurbished tramcar, retrofitted with air-conditioners, has emerged as a beacon of hope for the century-old tramways, which has shrunk drastically in the past two decades, with only a skeletal service on severely truncated routes now operational.

Railways to run 100 summer special trains

The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that hundred summer special trains would be run to handle extra rush of passengers during this season.These special trains will be run from March 28.

Indian Railways celebrate Golden Jubilee of first Rajdhani Express

On April 30, 1984, Vacuum Brake ICF coaches converted to ICF Air Brake coaches. Later from May 19, 2003, the frequency of Kolkata Rajdhani Express was further elevated to 6 days a week. In 2006, the Kolkata Rajdhani Express was upgraded with the introduction of Linke Hofmann Bosch (LHB) coaches, manufactured at Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala under the license from LHB, Germany.

Now monitor railway punctuality, earnings with 'eDrishti'

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday launched a dashboard for passengers to keep track of train punctuality as well as other such information from anywhere in the country. The 'eDrishti' dashboard has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) and can be accessed at

Manduadih in Varanasi ups the game of railway stations in India

Manduadih in Varanasi ups the game of railway stations in India

Indian Railways has been working on beautification and modernisation of the railway stations for the past couple of years. From constructing foot-over-bridges to installing lifts and escalators, Railways have been working to improve railway station infrastructure. In the last few months several railway stations like Jaipur, New Delhi etc. have gotten an airport-like makeover.

PM flags off India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express

PM flags off India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express

The semi-high speed Train 18, which has been recently rechristened Vande Bharat Express, can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph and has travel classes like Shatabdi trains. The train will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in nine hours and forty-five minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad where there will be special programmes.

How much will it cost you to travel on Train 18

How much will it cost you to travel on Train 18

On its return journey, the chair car ticket will cost Rs 1,795 and the executive car ticket will be priced at Rs 3,470.

Indian Railways give free rides even on Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels!

Indian Railways give free rides even on Maharajas' Express, Palace on Wheels!

In the years 2012-2016, more than 250 passengers availed the complimentary travel in Maharajas' Express.In the five years between 2012 and 2017, the luxury tourist trains - Palace on Wheels, Maharajas' Express, Golden Chariot, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and Deccan Odyssey - have run with vacant seats ranging between 45 and 63 per cent of their capacity. The tariff for the trains range from USD 500 (Rs 31,600) to USD 850 (Rs 53,000).Image Credit: Maharaja Express

More state-of-the-art rail coaches in the offing

More state-of-the-art rail coaches in the offing

Buoyed by the success of the indigenous Train-18 (named recently Vande Bharat Express) which has hit a maximum speed of 180 kmph during trials, the new air-conditioned rakes, rakes for the metros and other such coaches and train sets, the railways has already drawn a blueprint till 2021 to increase production in its factories. The Railways is also planning to produce six more Train 18s at a cost of Rs 97 crore each.

Train 18: Be ready to shell out 40-50% more than Shatabdi Express!

Train 18: Be ready to shell out 40-50% more than Shatabdi Express!

With all the safety clearances, trials and tests in place, the railways is all set to launch the indigenously-built Train-18 with fares that are likely to be around 40-50 per cent higher than the Shatabdi Express.

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