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August 24, 2019
MyIndia News This Week (August 17 to August 23)

Modi a social reformer of modern age: Shah Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday, August 18, praised PM Narendra Modi for abolishing triple talaq. He added that Modi’s name should be included in the list of renowned social reformers of the country, like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Jyotiba Phule, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr BR Ambedkar and so on. He blamed the Congress for playing “politics of appeasement” to get the sympathy of people with an eye [...]Read More

February 13, 2019
Vande Bharat Express Routes Stations and Features

Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, is the fastest engine-less train of India. The train is set to be flagged off on February 15, 2019, from New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be flagging off the train on the New Delhi- Varanasi route. Vande Bharat Express is the first ever engine-less train of India. Manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, this train is the first-of-its-kind to be manufactured in India. The [...]Read More

February 7, 2019
Vande Bharat Express

  Built over a span of eighteen months, Vande Bharat Express is part of “Make in India” initiative – a proud badge on Indian sleeves. Being subjected to trials in the later part of 2018, Vande Bharat Express managed to reach the speed of 180 kmph, becoming the country’s fastest. Even operating at 160 kmph, it can outpace Shatabdi Express by 30 kmph. The unit cost was disclosed to be ₹100 crore for the first [...]Read More

January 13, 2019
facts about Indian Railways

Railways are the lifeline of transportation in India. The foundation of the railways in India was laid by the Britishers in the 19th century. Indian Railways is currently the world’s fourth largest railway network in the world with evidently huge setup and numerous branches. It has its own dedicated ministry and budget. Bullet trains will be introduced in India in August 2022. To know more about some interesting facts about the Indian Railways, read on [...]Read More

July 27, 2018
Indian Railways train

Many a time we make plans but we have to change them due to the arising circumstances such as health issues, family obligations etc. This becomes a major issue when a ticket has already been booked as tickets have to be re-booked or cancelled and later a refund has to be claimed. As the rules have been changed, it is going to be a daunting task to claim your refund on cancellation if you are [...]Read More

June 14, 2018
Longest Train Routes In India

The Indian Railways was the world’s 3rd largest rail network in FY18 (Source: www.ibef.org). The Indian Railways route length network is spread over 115,000 km, with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,349 stations plying 23 million travellers and 3 million tonnes (MT) of freight daily. India’s railway network is recognised as one of the largest railway systems in the world under the single management of the Ministry of Railways. Here [...]Read More

October 27, 2017

Among all the modes of transport, the charm of a train journey remains unparalleled till date. No road trip and no air journey will give the traveller the thrill of seeing innumerable stations, some known and some nondescript, as the train chugs along on the tracks. Each such station that the train crosses seems like a window into the city, speaking volumes about the culture of the people who live in it; not to mention [...]Read More

May 18, 2017

The railway station at Beas has been declared to be the cleanest in India. It is followed by the likes of Khammam and Vishakhapatnam. These results were declared following a survey by Indian Railways that took into account 407 stations across India. This included 75 busiest stations in India that were ranked in A-1 category and 332 stations that are part of category A. In overall rankings, the stations at Jogbani, Madhubani, and Sagauli are [...]Read More

November 22, 2016
Railway Safety Measures for Future

The tragic accident at Kanpur, where at least 146 people lost their lives on November 20, 2016, has brought back sordid memories of years when accidents of such stature were commonplace in India. However, it is being expected that train journeys in India could become safer in the days ahead. Recently, scientists at IIT Kharagpur have come up with a new tool that can be used to create electronic interlocking systems that can help trains [...]Read More

September 9, 2016
Railways to Introduce Surge Pricing

Over the past few months Indian media has been abuzz with the Surge Pricing systems of Uber, Ola, and other cab services in India. Much has been written and said against the system on the one hand, while surge has also found strong support from many quarters. Many states have gone ahead and put an end to the system. Only to come back from completely unexpected quarters. The Indian Railways have decided to experiment with [...]Read More

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