Indian Railways: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

GreenCo Rating System

The implementation of the GreenCo Rating System in the Indian Railways was discussed recently in the Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry. About the System The GreenCo (or Green Company) Rating System was introduced by the CII to evaluate the ‘environment friendliness’ of companies. The system uses 10 parameters ..

Indian Railways conducts ‘Each for Equal’ campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Indian Railways is conducting a ten-day long campaign from March 1 to 10 to celebrate the International Women’s Day (March 8). The theme of the campaign is ‘Each for Equal’, representing the gender equality. The Indian Railways is also focussing on #SheInspiresUs, which highlights the inspiring stories of women achievers. Under this campaign, the ..

Asansol Junction Railway Station

The first ever ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ was launched by the Indian Railways at the Asansol Junction Railway Station, along with other amenities for passengers.   Location: Asansol is located in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Asansol Junction Railway Station is a part of the Eastern Railway Zone. It is situated en route to Delhi ..

Indian Railways launches its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station

Indian Railways recently launched its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station, located in the state of West Bengal. The restaurant, which is to serve both the passengers and general public, is developed by refurbishing two over aged MEMU coaches. This addition in infrastructure is expected to generate non-fare revenue earnings of approximately Rs ..

RailMadad wins Silver in National e-Governance Award

RailMadad, the grievance redressal portal of Indian Railways, has won the National e-Governance Award for excellence in providing citizen-centric delivery. The new unified portal of Indian Railways, used for grievance, inquiry, and assistance, was awarded Silver under Category II of National e-Governance Awards. The National e-Governance Awards are presented by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) annually, ..

First Phase of RTIS enabled system commissioned by BEL

To increase the operational efficiency and providing to provide an improved passenger safety, the state-owned aerospace and arms manufacturing company and a leading Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), Bharat Electronics Ltd has commissioned the first phase of the real-time train information system (RTIS) for Indian Railway. RTIS provides real-time information about the position of locomotives to ..

CoD service on Trains and Railway Stations by Indian Railways

For generating more non-fare revenue, Indian Railway Board will soon be providing Content on Demand (CoD) services to its passengers of all Premium/ Express/ Mail trains and also in Suburban trains, which will be handled by the RailTel Corporation of India, a Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) under the Ministry of Railway. M/s Margo ..

MoU for Doorstep Banking signed between SCR and SBI

The South Central Railways (SCR) zone of the Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and State Bank of India(SBI) for providing doorstep banking services in 585 Railway Stations of the South Central Railway Zone. According to the signed MoU, SBI will be providing direct pickup of cash facility from the 585 Railway ..