PM Narendra Modi flagged off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district, on October 13. This marks the first Vande Bharat train for the state that is set to hold assembly elections soon in 2023. With the addition of this new Vande Bharat Express, the travel between Chandigarh-Delhi will be easier, with saving three hours of time, as it runs at 100 km/h in 52 seconds.
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Amid festivities in India, the Indian Railways left no stone unturned in providing convenience to passengers, by adding additional trains for convenience. On October 5, the Indian Railways announced 2,269 trips of 179 pairs of special trains. The decision will be taken in the view of extra rush amid Navratri, Durga Puja, so that loved ones can reunite and celebrate festivals. The special trains will be run till Chhath Puja.
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PM Narendra Modi flagged off the upgraded Vande Bharat Express Train, from Gandhinagar Station, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on September 30. Speaking about the features and upgraded version of the train, the Vande Bharat Express offers a myriad of superior and aircraft-like travelling, which will ease travel for commuters. The Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high-speed train with a self-propelled engine and… read-more
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The Indian Railways has come up with a special menu for all travellers on the occasion of Navratri, from September 26 to October 5. The Railways Ministry made the announced over a tweet, and the food can be ordered from the ‘Food on Track’ app. The nine-day long festival of Shardiya Navratri has begun on September 26. The festival is dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars.
The Indian Railways has announced to offer free meals to passengers if the train gets delayed by over two hours. The free meal will be available in veg and non-veg, and can be availed for any sort of delays. The free meals will be offered in premium trains like Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Durontos. Furthermore, IRCTC will soon set up new kitchens and improvise the existing ones.
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India and Bangladesh signed an MoU to deepen the inter-governmental railway co-operation between both the nations. Earlier on June 1, Minister of Railways of India and Bangladesh Railway Minister held a meeting to achieve a similar motive. India has also agreed to train Bangladesh Railway employees. This is has been made possible with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to India.
The Indian Railways has stated that passengers on the Vande Bharat Express travelling from Delhi to Katra would be served solely vegetarian meals. The new regulation makes the Delhi-Katra Vande-Bharat Express the country's first Sattvik-certified train. The IRCTC intends to apply this in 18 additional trains, including the Vande Bharat to Varanasi, after negotiating… read-more
The "Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project" of Indian Railways is nearing completion of the world's highest single-arch railway bridge across the Chenab River. The bridge spans a 272-km railway line and is 359 meters high. The bridge will also have a "Golden Joint" that connects the two sides of the bridge. The golden joint will connect the two bridge segments and the bridge overarch deck using High Strength Friction Grip bolts.
Due to maintenance and operational issues, Indian Railways canceled around 120 trains on July 27. In addition, 44 trains have been partially suspended owing to similar causes. A total of 46 trains have been diverted or postponed due to unanticipated factors such as derailment and natural causes. 40 trains have been diverted, while 6 have been postponed. Passengers can check the updated schedule of trains on… read-more
Indian Railways canceled 148 trains across India owing to track repair and operational work on July 26. More than 48 trains have been partially canceled and some rescheduled as a result of similar circumstances. 42 trains that were originally planned to depart have had their timetables modified by Indian Railways owing to derailings caused by natural disasters and other maintenance-related concerns. Passengers can check the updated list on… read-more