Railway Board dissolves IRSDC

October 2021

In a bid to rightsize the railways, the Railways Board has ordered the closing of Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC). IRSDC was set up for the redevelopment of railway stations ac­ross the country. […]

IR launches over 800 trains in five years

October 2021

IR has introduced more than 800 new trains in the last five years after the Railway Budget was merged with the Union Budget in 2016. It was then that the national transporter ended the practice […]

IR rolls out upgraded Tejas coaches

August 2021

IR has started rolling out Rajdhani Express with upgraded Tejas coaches, equipped with intelligent sensor-based systems. The bright golden-hued coaches, with enhanced smart features, are being introduced to run the Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train. […]

IR improves operating ratio in 2020-21

July 2021

In a notable development, IR has been able to improve its operating ratio in 2020-21. It reportedly stands at 97.45 per cent as compared to 98.36 per cent in the corresponding period for 2019-20. A […]

Sanctions passed for Kerala semi-HSR corridor project

May 2021

NITI Aayog and the MoR have sanctioned funds from multilateral and bilateral agencies for the implementation of the Kerala semi-HSR corridor project (Silver Line). The project is being implemented by Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited. […]

IR inducts 100th WAG 12-B

May 2021

IR has inducted the 100th 12,000 horsepower WAG 12-B in its fleet. It is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Private Limited. The locomotives are built under the Make in India initiative, and are playing a […]

IR begins operations of Oxygen Express

May 2021

IR has commenced the operation of Oxygen Express to meet the increased oxygen demand amid the surge in Covid-19 cases. The national transporter will transport liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and oxygen across key corridors. The […]

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