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Govt to launch 180 Bharat Gaurav trains to stimulate tourism industry Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw gcwGovt to launch 180 Bharat Gaurav trains to stimulate tourism industry Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw gcw

Govt to launch 180 'Bharat Gaurav' trains to stimulate tourism industry: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

The minister indicated that over 'Bharat Gaurav' trains have been allotted, and 3033 carriages have been recognised. 

India News Nov 23, 2021, 6:35 PM IST

IRCTC to restart e-catering services in phases from February-dnmIRCTC to restart e-catering services in phases from February-dnm

IRCTC to restart e-catering services in phases from February

With the resumption of several long-distance and special trains, there was a growing demand to resume the services for supplying hot, healthy and hygienic food to the passengers in the trains by nominated vendors of IRCTC.

Top Stories Jan 23, 2021, 5:28 PM IST

Karnataka SWR to operate 42 special trains from October 20 -ymnKarnataka SWR to operate 42 special trains from October 20 -ymn

Karnataka: SWR to operate 42 special trains from October 20

The South Western Railway (SWR) zone will operate 21 pairs of special trains to and from Karnataka from October 23 to 27 ahead of the upcoming festivals like Dasara, Diwali and Chhath puja. This will enable people to travel to their native places or wherever they want to celebrate with family and friends.

India Oct 15, 2020, 12:29 PM IST

Railway ministry writes letter to Bengal government over resuming local train service-dbrRailway ministry writes letter to Bengal government over resuming local train service-dbr

Railway ministry writes letter to Bengal government over resuming local train service

The Railway Ministry sent a letter to the West Bengal government asking for a discussion on resuming local train services in the state. In the COVID-19 situation, only a few special trains are running for the railway workers at present. Daily commuters are facing problems due to the non-availability of local trains. Therefore, the railways have decided to sit for a discussion with the state government for resuming local train services.

India Oct 15, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

Bengaluru railways: Seven new trains to start today -ymnBengaluru railways: Seven new trains to start today -ymn

Bengaluru railways: Seven new trains to start today

The South Western Railway will begin the services of seven new trains from today (Saturday, September 12). This will be an addition to the 80 special trains operating from September 12. 

India Sep 12, 2020, 1:10 PM IST

Bengaluru Railway platform tickets to cost Rs 50 -ymnBengaluru Railway platform tickets to cost Rs 50 -ymn

Bengaluru Railway platform tickets to cost Rs 50

South Western Railway increased the price of platform tickets to avoid crowding. Ticket price has increased from Rs 10 to Rs 50. 7 pairs of special trains will operate from the Bengaluru division.

India Sep 11, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

West Bengal: Rail services to remain closed on day of full lockdown; multiple trains cancelled-dbrWest Bengal: Rail services to remain closed on day of full lockdown; multiple trains cancelled-dbr

West Bengal: Rail services to remain closed on day of full lockdown; multiple trains cancelled

Train services will remain closed on Thursday (August 27) due to full lockdown in West Bengal. Indian Railways had earlier decided not to run special trains this time during the weekly lockdown. Passengers have been informed about the cancellation of train services in advance.
 

India Aug 27, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

Karnataka govt to bear travel cost of migrant workers travelling home on special trainsKarnataka govt to bear travel cost of migrant workers travelling home on special trains

Karnataka govt to bear travel cost of migrant workers travelling home on special trains

 The Karnataka government on Friday said it would bear the travel cost of migrant workers and stranded people to their respective states by Shramik trains up to May 31.

 

India May 22, 2020, 4:58 PM IST

Coronavirus SWR gifts iconic Channapatna toys to kids on Sharmik Special trainsCoronavirus SWR gifts iconic Channapatna toys to kids on Sharmik Special trains

Coronavirus: Iconic Channapatna toys gifted to kids travelling in ‘Shramik Special’ trains

Kids travelling in 'Shramik Special' trains were gifted the GI-tagged Channapatna toys. The trains departing from Karnataka saw children getting these toys

India May 19, 2020, 6:27 PM IST

Consent from states not required for receiving Shramik special trains: CentreConsent from states not required for receiving Shramik special trains: Centre

Consent from states not required for receiving Shramik special trains: Centre

This comes as the Centre looks to expedite the process, as close to 3 weeks since these trains began operating, migrants, who have been worst hit by the outbreak of COVID-19, are still taking the road to return home
 

India May 19, 2020, 4:41 PM IST

two women migrant workers give birth on Shramik trains in lockdown kpttwo women migrant workers give birth on Shramik trains in lockdown kpt

Two women migrant workers give birth on Shramik trains

The coach in which the woman was travelling was made empty, and a team of doctors conducted the delivery. 

Uttar Pradesh May 10, 2020, 8:12 PM IST

Four special trains to leave from Karnataka for migrant labourersFour special trains to leave from Karnataka for migrant labourers

Four special trains to leave from Karnataka for migrant labourers

 Only migrant workers who have registered with the state government and are cleared for travel will be allowed on these special trains
 

India May 8, 2020, 8:39 PM IST

Migrant labourers in Bengaluru elated as Karnataka govt resumes Shramik special trainsMigrant labourers in Bengaluru elated as Karnataka govt resumes Shramik special trains

Migrant labourers in Bengaluru elated as Karnataka govt resumes Shramik special trains

The Karnataka government had halted Shramik special trains after a meeting with builders who feared that once the labourers head home, they wouldn't return

 

Coronavirus India May 8, 2020, 5:58 PM IST

Coronavirus Shramik Special trains ferry migrants stranded in various parts of IndiaCoronavirus Shramik Special trains ferry migrants stranded in various parts of India

Coronavirus: Shramik Special trains ferry migrants stranded in various parts of India

 Indian Railways has operated Shramik Special trains to ferry migrants back home with social distancing norms in place

India May 7, 2020, 6:56 PM IST

Karnataka government to resume Shramik special trains under pressure to transport stranded migrantsKarnataka government to resume Shramik special trains under pressure to transport stranded migrants

Karnataka government to resume Shramik special trains under pressure to transport stranded migrants

Under criticism for cancelling Shramik special trains for migrant workers from Bengaluru to their home states, the Karnataka government has decided to resume services from Friday.

India May 7, 2020, 4:56 PM IST