Starting operations of 200 trains from 1 June

May 31, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

The Indian Railways will start the operations of 200 trains from 1 June, in addition to already operational 30 Rajdhani like special AC trains and Shramik special trains for migrant labourers. The decision to run the mail and express trains came two months after the lockdown was announced across India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


Railways Cancel all tickets booked before March 25 for travel till June 30

May 14, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Indian Railways cancelled passengers train services including mail, express and suburban train services till June 30.

The cancelled tickets were booked before the lockdown when the Railways was still taking reservations for journeys in June. A full refund will be given to all passengers whose tickets have been cancelled, the Railways said in a statement released Thursday. However the Shramik trains and special trains service that started

from May 12 between Delhi and 15 major stations, will continue to operate


15 air conditioned (AC) express trains services from May 12

May 11, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Indian Railways to start special passenger trains from May 12

The train services will initially begin with 15 pairs of trains or with 30 journeys from Tuesday i.e. May 12 2020 . These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting 15 important cities of the country.

Tickets can only be booked online via IRCTC website or through the Mobile App. The online booking for the trains will resume from 4 pm on Monday. Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed and no counter  tickets. Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations.  It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.

These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting 15 important cities of the country. These cities are Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.


Happy Birthday Railways - 167 year glorious years

April 16, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Indian railway started on April 16th, 1853, the first train in India left Bori Bunder, in Bombay ( Now Mumbai ), for its destination than, 34 kilometres away.

The 14-carriage train was hauled by three steam locomotives: Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. It carried 400 people and ran on a line of 34 kilometres (21 mi) built and operated by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.


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All passenger train cancelled till may 3rd.

April 15, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Ministry of indian railways tweeted that

" It is clarified that all Passenger train services are fully cancelled, across the nation, till 3rd May 2020 and there is no plan to run any special train to clear the passenger rush". Also earlier tweet it was mentioned that Refund will be provided for trains cancelled till may 3rd.

For more information pls visit Indian railway web site.


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Train compartments into isolation wards

April 2, 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Indian Railways stopped running for the first time in history but it didn't stop helping people. With the growing number of positive cases every day, it is a challenge for the government to allocate people in separate isolation wards. To fight this big challenge, Indian Railways is converting the train compartments into isolation wards to treat Covid 19 positive cases and if this works, they will convert 10 coaches every week. Indian Railways rocks! hashtagindiafightscorona


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Cancellation of all train service till March 31 in the wake of COVID 19

March 22, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

As of March 31, all trains across the country have been cancelled.

It has been reported that trains including Premium Trains, Mail/Express Trains, Passenger Trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro rail, Konkan Railway etc. shall be cancelled till 24:00 of 31 March.

Indian Railways has taken this step to prevent the spread of coronavirus as a social epidemic. According to the announcement of the cancellation of trains, all passenger trains, including long-distance mail - fast trains and intercity connecting trains, will not run until midnight on the 31st.

Similarly, flying train and suburban train service has also been cancelled. Metro trains across the country will not run until midnight on March 31.

At the same time, it has been announced that only freight trains will run across the country.

For more information please visit http://contents.irctc.co.in/en/Important_Notice_COVID.pdf


'Janata Curfew’ on 22 March

March 21, 2020 - Reading time: ~1 minute

The Indian Railways has said it will not operate any passenger train from any railway station in the country from midnight on Saturday to 10pm on Sunday.

Mail and express trains will also stop services from 4am on Sunday, the transporter has said. All intercity trains will also remain cancelled till 10pm on Sunday.

All suburban train services in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Secunderabad will be reduced to a bare minimum as well.