RailTel deploys free Wi-Fi facility at 1,600 stations

April 2019

RailTel has successfully deployed free Wi-Fi facilities at 1,600 stations under RailWire. RailWire is a retail broadband initiative of RailTel which aims at extending broadband and application services to the public. RailTel has provided Wi-Fi […]

IRFC raises $500 million via overseas bonds issue

April 2019

The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has raised $500 million via overseas bonds as part of its fundraising activity. The bonds were oversubscribed by three times and carried an interest rate of 2.23 per cent […]

Central government flags off Vande Bharat Express

March 2019

The central government flagged off the semi-high speed, self-propelled Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) on February 15, 2019. The commercial run for the train commenced on February 17, 2019. The 16-coach train has been built […]

Central government launches new Humsafar Express

March 2019

The central government launched the new Humsafar Express connecting Madhupur in Jharkhand to Anand Vihar in New Delhi on February 15, 2019. The new train will operate under the Eastern Railway zone. Moreover, the foundation […]

Central government launches Rail Drishti dashboard

March 2019

The central government has launched the Rail Drishti dashboard, a digital initiative, to promote transparency and accountability in IR. Through the dashboard, information from various sources will be categorised under 15 sections and can be […]

MoR announces extension of 22 pairs of train services

February 2019

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) has announced the extension of 22 pairs of train services for providing additional connectivity in the country. Earlier, the first successful extension experiment was introduced on the Gatimaan Express, which […]

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