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Train 18: India’s first locomotive-less train

On December 2, India’s first locomotive-less train, known as Train 18, has breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run at Kota-Sawai Madhopur section in Rajasthan. When this indigenously designed train is made operational, it will become the ..

Train 18 India’s first engine-less train

India’s first engine-less train “Train 18” is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29, which is designed and manufactured by the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at a cost of Rs 100 crore. It is being regarded ..

South Central Railway becomes first Rail Zone in India with 100% LED Lighting at railway stations

The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in India to complete 100% LED lighting at all the 733 stations under its jurisdiction. Division wise details of LED stations includes Secunderabad -162, Hyderabad -100,Vijayawada -158, Guntakal -157, ..

Indian Railways inks MoU with Belgium for station development

Indian Railways inked an MoU with Belgium on bilateral co-operation for effective development and modernization of railway sector of both the countries. Railways have selected about 50 stations including New Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Chennai for transforming them ..


Indian Railways introduces New Tatkal guidelines to tackle tout menace

New Tatkal guidelines have been introduced by the Indian Railway to deal with the menace of touts cornering the tatkal tickets meant for common passengers. As per the new guidelines Tatkal tickets booking will start at 10 AM on the ..


Railways reduces ‘Tatkal’ reservation period to 1 day to check misuse

Measures taken by the Railways to prevent the misuse of Tatkal travel scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements during opening hours of the reservation counters. The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding ..