Strong Wi-Fi Services Now Available At 6,000 Stations: Railway Ministry
The Union Railway Minister took to Twitter and shared the good news that almost over 6,0000 railway station across India has wi-fi connections now. Notably, Indian Railways tweeted about the same. RailTel announced that customers of its retail broadband RailWire can use home broadband for connecting RailTel’s high-speed Wi-Fi network across 6,105 railway stations across the country. "The facility of Free High-Speed Wi-Fi service is now… read-more
Tags: Railway Ministry, Wifi Connection, railway stations, Twitter, BROADBAND SERVICE
Courtesy: Zee News India
Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis Assures Fast Track Re Development Of Dharavi
Aiming to fast-track Dharavi development work, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and CM Eknath Shinde will hold a meeting with the Union Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. During the meeting, scheduled on August 30, the ministers will ask for handing over of railway land in Dharavi for re-development work. For this, the Maharashtra Government had paid Rs 800 crore to the Indian Railways, whereas discussion over profit-sharing and… read-more
Tags: Dharavi Land, Railway Ministry, Maharashtra Chief Minister, redevelopment, Devendra Fadnavis
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals To Be Established In Next 3 Years: Railways Minister
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed Rajya Sabha that the ministry is aiming to establish 100 'Gati Shakti cargo terminals in the next three fiscal-year. On April 6, she said, "So far six GCTs have already been commissioned and 74 more locations have been provisionally identified for development of GCTs". With the new cargo terminals, applications and approval process will be hassle-free, boosting industries and cargo facilities with… read-more
Tags: Industries, cargo terminals, Railway Ministry, Ashwini Vaishnaw, rajya sabha
Students' Union Call For Bihar Bandh Over 'Discrepancies' In NTPC Exam
All India Students' Union (AISA) and other youth organisations have called for "Bihar bandh" on January 28. They termed the committee of Union Railway Ministry as a "hoax", whivh was formed to look into the concerns of aspirants of alleged irregularities in Railway Recruitment Board's NTPC exam results. AISA general secretary MLA Sandeep Saurav and others called the committee a "conspiracy" to postpone the matter till UP elections… read-more
Tags: Bhand call, Bihar, Aspirants, Railway Ministry, NTPC
Union Railway Minister Announces Rs 2 Crore Reward To Mirabai Chanu
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw congratulated and felicitated India's Mirabai Chanu, the silver medal winner in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Minister at the ceremony announced a reward of Rs 2 crore along with a promotion for her in the Northeast Frontier Railway. "She has inspired billions around the world with her talent, hard work, and grit," said the Union Minister.
Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Mirabai Chanu, Weightlifting, Railway Ministry
Courtesy: Times Now
Real-Life Hero Shelke Donates 50% Of His Prize Money To Child, Mother
Mayur Shelke, who was awarded Rs 50,000 by the Railway Ministry for saving the life of a child, has donated 50% of his reward to the child and his visually-impaired mother. He has also requested everyone, who wants to award him, to send their rewards to the mother or anybody who is in a need.… read-more
Tags: Maharashtra , Railway Ministry, mayur shelke, Good News
Railways Says Trains To Run Normally, Advises People Not To Panic
The Railway Ministry on April 19 released a statement assuring the passengers that trains will continue to run normally. The statement came after huge turnout was seen at railway stations in Delhi after CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a 6-day lockdown on April 19. The ministry has advised the passengers not to panic and follow COVID-19 norms. Besides, only those having confirmed tickets have been advised to come to the stations.
Tags: Railway Ministry, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi, Lockdown, Indian Railways
Railways Orders Not To Charge Electronic Devices On Trains At Night
The Railway Board has instructed all zones to bar passengers from charging electronic devices on trains from 11PM to 5AM. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure against the increased cases of fire incidents on trains due to overcharging of electronic devices. The board has also issued guidelines against smoking and carrying inflammable items on the train. Notably, a similar order was issued in 2014 also.
Tags: Indian Railways, Passenger Trains, Fires, Railway Ministry
No Human Deaths From Train Accidents In Past 22 Months: Piyush Goyal
Replying to a question on railway safety in the Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on February 12 stated that no fatalities in train accidents have occurred after March 22, 2019. Besides, he said that the government also keeps a pre and post-monsoon check of the 34,665 railway bridges which are over 100 years old. The union minister also assured the house to use sensors and drones to monitor the keep-up of the archaic bridges.
Tags: Piyush Goyal, Railway Ministry, Train Accidents, Train Safety
Courtesy: Hindustan Times