Anand Mahindra Praises India's 1st Tea Stall Operated By Trans
Industrialist Anand Mahindra praised Indian Railways and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for setting up India's first and one-of-its-kind tea stall at the Guwahati Railway Station. Operated by the transgender community and praising it, Anand Mahindra said that the move is transformational and progressive. "This one small, initiative is, in my view, as significant & transformational as your many other progressive projects." tweeted Tech… read-more
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PM Narendra Modi Flags 4th Vande Bharat Trains In Himachal Pradesh
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.
Tags: PM Narendra Modi, vande bharat trains, Himachal Pradesh, Tourism, Indian Railways
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Indian Railways Announces 179 Special Trains Amid Festival Rush
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.
Tags: Travel, Indian Railways, special trains, Festivals In India, Additional Trains
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PM Modi Launches Vande Bharat Express Train, Details Here
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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Courtesy: Business Standard
Indian Railways Serves Special Food Menu For Navratri
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.
Tags: Navratri, Indian Railways, Train Food, Festival Food, Travel
Indian Railways To Provide Free Meals To Passengers If Train Gets Delayed For Over 2 Hours
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.
Tags: Indian Railways, IRCTC, Free Meal, Train Food, Train Delay
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
India Signs MoU With Bangladesh To Strengthen Inter-Governmental Railway Co-Op
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.
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Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express, 1st Train In India To Only Offer Vegetarian Meals
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
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World's Highest Railway Bridge On Chenab River To Be Equipped With Golden Joint
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.
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Indian Railways Suspends Around 120 Trains For Maintenance Issues On July 27
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
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