Railways New Year's Gift for Pilgrims: Soon a new railway line will make Dhanushkodi and Ram Setu accessible via train.
The near-defunct toy train in Darjeeling made famous by the iconic Bollywood movie Aradhana will now start a new run. The mini train will run 18 kms between Siliguri Junction & Rongtong a top tourist spot near Darjeeling also stopping at Sukna.
More than 5,100 specially trained Railway employees, including 2,600 RPF Personnel, have been tasked with assisting devotees in Kumbh Mela. Equipped with offline ticket-vending machines, these Rail Kumbh Sevaks will operate as mobile vendors & can be easily approached for tickets
Tirupati railway station set to undergo a major transformation with the construction of open waiting halls, premium executive lounges & spacious cloak rooms
Rath Yatris travelling to Odisha to seek Lord Jagannath's blessings have more reason to rejoice, as Railways has discontinued the Mela Surcharge that was applicable on major fairs & festivals, thereby making travel more affordable for devotees
Fog No Hurdle: Railways will use an innovative algorithm-based system to accurately predict train delays & inform passengers accordingly. In addition, fog safety devices are being used to alert loco pilots of approaching signals in case of poor visibility
Train Ticket Examiners will now be equipped with a Hand-Held Terminal that will enable them to officially mark an empty seat, automatically upgrading the status of waitlisted passengers who will now board the train with the assurance of a confirmed ticket