Railway Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Railways: 2,500 doctors, Isolation wards, time tabled parcel trains

The Indian Railways is launching several initiatives and is on the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19. Timetabled Parcel Trains The time tabled parcel trains have been launched by the Indian Railways to transport essential commodities and goods. The Railways intends to boost the supply chain all over the country during lock down. These ..

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Amazon partnering with Eastern Railways sets up pick-up kiosk in Kolkata after Mumbai

After Mumbai, the Amazon India private e-commerce firm has set up its second pick up kiosk in Kolkata’s Sealdah Railway Station. Highlights The pick-up kiosk has been set up in partnership with the Eastern Railways. It is to be noted that in 2019, the E-Commerce firm had set up pickup kiosk in four railway stations ..

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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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Cabinet approves India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved Cooperation Agreement between India and Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) to develop long-term cooperation and partnership in different areas of railway sector. The Cooperation Agreement was signed in December 2017 to enable technical cooperation in training and staff development; expert missions, exchange of experience and personnel and mutual technical assistance, ..

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