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Indian railway network

Indian Railways is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways. It is run by the government as a public good and manages the fourth largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 68,155 km as of March 2019. 39,866 km or 58.49% of all the routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1st April 2020.

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Hike in platform ticket rates 'temporary measure' to prevent overcrowding at stations: Railways
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Hike in platform ticket rates 'temporary measure' to prevent overcrowding at stations: Railways

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Railways has termed the hike in platform ticket rates as a "temporary measure" in the interest of the safety of passengers and to prevent overcrowding at stations.

Zonal railways must adopt sustainable ideas: Piyush Goyal
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Zonal railways must adopt sustainable ideas: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 20 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday directed all zonal railways to come up with ...

Sankrail freight terminal in WB will provide quick freight movement from industrial area: Goyal
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Sankrail freight terminal in WB will provide quick freight movement from industrial area: Goyal

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 19 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that Sankrail freight terminal which has eight ...

Piyush Goyal flags off goods train on newly electrified Manigram-Nimtita section
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Piyush Goyal flags off goods train on newly electrified Manigram-Nimtita section

Union Minister for Railways Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday flagged off a goods train on the newly electrified Manigram-Nimtita section in West Bengal through video conference.

Railways freight revenue surges to Rs 98K cr
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Railways freight revenue surges to Rs 98K cr

New Delhi, Feb 13 For the first time post the Covid-19 pandemic, the cumulative freight revenue of Indian Railways ...

Railways register highest ever loading figures in January 2021
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Railways register highest ever loading figures in January 2021

Railways registered the highest loading figures with 119.79 MT in January 2021. Earlier the highest figure was recorded in March 2019 with 119.74 MT.

With biggest ever capex availability, Railway to become catalyst of change to make India Aatmanirbhar: Goyal
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With biggest ever capex availability, Railway to become catalyst of change to make India Aatmanirbhar: Goyal

Calling the Union Budget 2021-22 "historic" for Indian Railways, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the highest capital expenditure (CapEx) for Indian Railways will act as a "huge catalyst" to revitalise the economy and lead Indian Railways towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

204 additional suburban services in Mumbai from Jan 29
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204 additional suburban services in Mumbai from Jan 29

The Indian Railways will run 204 additional suburban services in Mumbai from January 29, said Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday.

IRCTC to resume e-catering services from Feb
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IRCTC to resume e-catering services from Feb

The Indian Railways on Friday said its catering and tourism arm--IRCTC-- is going to restart its e-catering services for the passengers travelling in the currently operating special trains, from the first week of February.

Indian Railways finalises tender for Vande Bharat train sets
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Indian Railways finalises tender for Vande Bharat train sets

Indian Railways has finalised the tender for Vande Bharat type train sets for 44 rakes of 16 car each.

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