Author: IndianRailways

Major Digital push by Indian Railways in the wake of Demonetisation

Post the government’s demonetization decision, in an effort to promote digital payment, the Railways has deployed an additional 465 points of sale (PoS) machines at 217 locations across the country. The plan is to install at least 10,000 point of sale (POS) machines at all the passengers reservation centers, major parcel offices and suburban stations […]

Soon Railways to launch e-wallets like PayTM for booking train tickets

Following the National Democratic Alliance government’s push towards a cashless economy and to ease the rush at booking counters, the railways is planning to introduce booking of unreserved railway tickets on e-wallets like PayTM, JioMoney and Airtel Money. This move will scale up paperless mobile ticketing operation across the country in a big way. A […]

New Railway Helpline Number Launched

The Minister of Railways has launched a three digit toll free all-India Security Helpline Number ‘182’. This was announced by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways while presenting the Railway Budget – 2015. This security helpline system has been launched through security controls of Railway Protection Force (RPF) for providing round the clock […]

Recent IT Initiatives from Indian Railways

Indian railways have been pioneer in using technology to improve efficiency and services. In the current budget allocation, Rs5,000 crore has been dedicated to IT and research. Let’s take a look at the initiatives rolled out in recent times:- Railways have extended the station-based e-catering service to 408 stations giving passengers with more food choices. […]

IRCTC to serve Home-Cooked meals

Train passengers in India will soon have the option of ordering fresh, home cooked food to their berths thanks to an initiative by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The IRCTC has teamed up with women self-help groups (SHGs) across the country, which will prepare food that will be delivered to train passengers using […]

End of Several Narrow Gauge Trains in India

These days no one asks for narrow gauge (नैरोगेज) train but still it supports thousand of people in travelling everyday. It is still main source of transport for many rural area people in these era of Metro and Bullet Trains. Indian Railways is trying to change narrow gauge rail tracks into broad gauge rail track. […]

Special Trains List for Nashik Kumbh Mela by Indian Railway

Hey Hindu Indian Travelers and religious followers, its the month of Kumbh Mela which is organized at Nashik in Maharastra. Kumbh Mela is also organized at Allhabad, Ujjain and Haridwar in different months according to zodiac sign. It is the biggest human meet in the world where lots of devotees travels to her from all around […]