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Amazon, Flipkart may be roped in to expand railways parcel business

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 07:58
New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI): E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart have reportedly been approached by the Indian Railways to give a much needed push to the latter's parcel business. According to a report appearing in the Economic Times, the railways earns around Rs.2,100 crores from its parcel business, and this has the potential to go up to Rs.5,000 crores by 2018 if the railways manages to tap ...

Outlook for the Railways

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 04:23
The Bibek Debroy Committee recommendations highlight the fact that the Indian Railways can do with dollops of investment. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had admitted it in his budget. The Railways have over the years been losing out in both freight and passenger traffic. The proposal of the Committee that investment may be attracted in rolling stock should be commended. There are two ways of ...

A virtual tour of Indian Railways

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 06:46
The 48-page Rail e-book gives a broad picture of what Railways stand for and its future course.

Now, Bibek Debroy panel suggests privatisation of cash-strapped Indian Railways

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 17:44
New Delhi, Apr 2: A high-level railway restructuring committee, chaired by noted economist Bibek Debroy, has recommended drastic reforms in the cash-strapped Indian Railways by suggesting to allow privatisation of railways to run passenger as well as freight trains, producing coaches,

Railways can stop loot of Rs 10000 cr through decentralisation, suggests 'Metro man' E Sreedharan

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 14:14
New Delhi, Apr 2: To help cash-strapped Indian Railways become a profitable organisation, 'Metro man' E Sreedharan has suggested the Centre to stop centralising procurement of powers to the Railway Board for it will help the state-owned carrier save Rs 10,000

Debroy committee bats for pvt entry in railway operations, independent regulator

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:50
The Bibek Debroy committee set up to suggest reform and restructuring of Indian Railways has recommended allowing private entry in both passenger and freight operations, setting up an independent regulator, separate policy making by the board from implementation and rationalization of railway zones.

Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints

Sun, 29/03/2015 - 08:15
The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions.

Railways to increase train reservation period

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 10:25
The Indian Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period for booking of tickets in trains from the existing 60 days to 120 days. However, there will be no change in case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, G

Railways to increase train reservation period

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 09:46
New Delhi, Mar. 26 (ANI): The Indian Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period for booking of tickets in trains from the existing 60 days to 120 days.

Railways constitute committee to review PPP cell

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 20:09
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): Indian Railways Wednesday said it has constituted a committee to review the existing public private partnership (PPP) cell in the Railway Board.

Subir Roy: Cleaning up Indian Railways

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:39
The timing could not have been more inauspicious. The day Ratan Tata was invited to head the Kaya Kalp council, set up by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to suggest innovations, a train accident killed 39 people.

Rail ministry launches pre-paid RuPay debit card for ticket bookings

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 00:31
The rail ministry today launched a new debit card service for ticket bookings by passengers. The RuPay pre-paid card service has been developed by Indian Railways Tourism and Catering (IRCTC) along with Union Bank of India (UBI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Railways launches RuPay pre-paid debit card

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 17:34
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Indian Railways in collaboration with the Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India Tuesday launched RuPay pre-paid debit card. The card which can be used to book train tickets and used for other types of transactions was launched here by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The card is a collaboration between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism ...

Railways: Platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 08:09
The Indian Railways has decided to increase the rates of platform tickets at all stations to Rs 10, starting April 1. According to reports, all Zonal Railways have been directed to print the revised tickets on a priority basis and has been ask

Railways restrict e-ticketing service

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 18:54
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): To discourage online multiple ticket purchase by touts, the Indian Railways decided on Monday to restrict its e-ticketing service for booking only one ticket per user login session.

Railways restrict e-ticketing service

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 18:24
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) To discourage online multiple ticket purchase by touts, the Indian Railways decided on Monday to restrict its e-ticketing service for booking only one ticket per user login session. "The ministry of railways has decided that in case of e-ticketing, there will be a restriction of only one booking in one user login session," the railways said in a statement. According to ...

Pvt players may run freight, passenger trains in India

Sat, 21/03/2015 - 09:04
Inviting private sector in Indian Railways is a good idea.

Pvt players may run freight, passenger trains

Sat, 21/03/2015 - 04:56
A high-powered panel constituted by the Centre to reform Indian Railways is likely to recommend entry of private players in running freight as well as passenger trains, producing rolling stock such as coaches, wagons & locomotives and developing rail land.

Ratan Tata to head Indian Railways' innovation council

Sat, 21/03/2015 - 03:41
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has got Tata group’s Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata to head Indian Railways’ innovation council, ‘Kayakalp’. The council, announced by Prabhu in the Rail Budget presented last month, would suggest how to turn around the ailing network.

Corruption in Indian Railways? Yes, says the minister

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 17:48
'There is corruption at various levels'.

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