Indian Railways 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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Long haul freight trains ‘Trishul’ and ‘Garuda’ operated at SCR

Railways successfully operated two long haul freight trains called “Trishul” and “Garuda” for the first time in South-Central Railway (SCR). Highlights These trains are twice or multiple times longer than normal composition of freight trains. They provides an effective solution for the problem of capacity constraints in critical sections. About Trishul Trishul is the first ..

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Indian Railways Launched “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana”

Indian Railways took a leap in advancement of Skill India Mission by launching the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”. Highlights RKVY was launched by Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw. This Mission will provide Railways an entry level training in industry relevant skills with the help ..

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Railways Ministry closes Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels (IROAF)

Railway Ministry has closed down the Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF), in effect from September 7, 2021. Key Points IROAF is a separate enterprise that works in the field of green fuels for transport. It recently invited bids for hydrogen fuel cell-based technology to run the trains. This closure would not affect the ..

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Indian Railways introduces new AC-3 economy coaches

Indian Railways introduced a new economy class in the AC 3-tier trains. Highlights With the new coaches, the trains be able to accommodate more passengers. Tariff or ticket price for new coaches will be 8 per cent less than the normal AC 3-tier fares. The facility is being provided for the first time in “Prayagraj-Jaipur ..

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