The CAG in a report revealed that the Indian Railways (IR) had scored its worst ever performance in a decade with an operating ratio of 98.44% in 2017-18. This basically means to earn Rs 100, Railways spent Rs 98.44 — leaving it with a profit of Rs 1.56 for every Rs 100 it earned.
In a bid to achieve the objectives of the Fit India programme, two 'Health ATMs' were installed by Indian Railways at Lucknow Railway Station.The kiosks promoted by YOLO Health ATM were installed on 4th October and provide 16 health checkups for Rs 50-100.
There has been an immense buzz around the initial public offering (IPO) of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The initial share sale of the exclusive e-ticketing and catering partner of the Indian Railways was subscribed nearly 112 times in the three-day bidding period from September 30 to October 03, 2019. According to the data available with the exchanges, about 225.7 crore bids were received for IRCTC IPO as against the total issue size of 2.01 crore equity shares.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off the Tejas Express, the country's first "private" train run by its subsidiary IRCTC, on the Lucknow-New Delhi route.The commercial run of the train starts on Saturday.Image Credit: Twitter/RailMinIndia
The railway police in Delhi is having a tough time as a bulk of phone calls — about 80 per cent — on its helpline per day is related to requests for pizza delivery, mobile recharges or other such trivial matters.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.