Indian Railways introduces first ‘Pod’ retiring rooms in Mumbai central station

Indian Railways has unveiled its first-ever ‘pod’ concept retiring rooms at Mumbai Central Railway station. Union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Patil Danve virtually inaugurated the rooms on Wednesday. ‘Pod’ rooms which were first started in Japan are basically affordable hotel rooms that are equipped with basic necessities in a compact form. “This […]

Indian Railways extends Covid guidelines, imposed Rs 500 fine on passengers found without masks

The Ministry of Railways on Thursday extended the COVID-19 guidelines for six months, or till further order, adding that not wearing a mask on railway premises or in trains can attract a fine of up to Rs 500. “To ensure wearing of face masks/ face cover by all persons at railway premises including trains, fines […]

Indian Railways to lease seven land parcels in Chennai for commercial development

Indian Railways statutory body Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is in the process of inviting online bids for leasing seven land parcels for commercial development in Chennai, as the city has emerged as a realty hub with the growth of the IT sector in the past few years. Apart from inviting bids for the land parcels, a […]

Indian Railways to continue running trains as per demand

Indian Railways will continue to provide train services as per demand and is, at present, running 1,402 specials train services on an average per day. Total 5,381 suburban train services and 830 passenger train services are also operational. Apart from this, 28 special trains are being operated as clones of highly patronized trains. A railway ministry release said that additional […]