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Railways made less than Rs 2 as profit

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.

Western Railway's RPF personnel dress up as 'Yamraj' to stop track-crossing

Western Railway has got RPF personnel to dress like Yamraj, the god of death and justice, and visit stations and adjoining areas to get people to desist from crossing tracks and risking their lives.

Uttam rake: Western Railway introduces first non-AC local train with CCTV cameras

Western Railway launched new local 'Uttam Rake' to make travel in Mumbai local better.The newly introduced rake has improved interiors and advanced features.

Lucknow Railway Station installs 'Health ATMs'

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.

How IRCTC IPO got subscribed 112 times

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.

India's first private train Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express flagged off

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

Vande Bharat Express: Reach Katra in 8 hours from Delhi

Home minister Amit Shah flagged-off Indian Railways’ Vande Bharat Express, the state-run transporter’s first semi-high speed train, from Delhi to Katra at New Delhi Railway Station.

Delhi railway police helpline flooded with requests to get pizzas, burgers delivered

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.

You may get payout if 'private train' is late by over 1 hour

Those travelling by India’s first ‘private’ train may be eligible for compensation if it is delayed by over an hour.

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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