Indian Railway Board Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation to be dissolved

Indian Railways has ordered to dissolve the “Indian Railways Stations Development Corporation” on the basis of recommendation of Principal Economic Advisor of Finance Ministry, Sanjeev Sanyal. Highlights This move is in line with the rationalisation of railway bodies by closing or merging multiple organisations. Railway Board has ordered to initiate all necessary procedural formalities for ..

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RPF renamed as Indian Railways Protection Force Service; Railway prices hiked

The Railways Ministry has renamed Railway Protection Force (RPF) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service. The ministry has also accorded Group A status to RPF. Railway Protection Force The RPF was formed under the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957. Under the act, the RPF personnel have powers to search, arrest, investigate and prosecute. However, the ..

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First Trial run of Double Stack Train

On December 28, 2019, a trial run of the first freight train was conducted in the western dedicated freight corridor. The train was flagged off by Dedicated Freight Corporation India Limited (DFCIL). Highlights The train will be operated in the Rewari-Madar Section in Haryana and Rajasthan states. DFCIL is currently running freight trains at speed ..

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Indian Railways develops Hybrid Vacuum Toilets

Indian Railways has developed a Hybrid Vacuum Toilet design which combines the advantages of Vacuum toilets and those of Biotoilets. The first of its kind system in the world has been developed by the Development Cell of Indian Railway Board. This newly developed toilet facility has been fitted on trial basis in Dibrugarh Rajdhani. Features ..

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