Indian Railway Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Railways to Levy User Fee at Major Stations

The railway board has announced that it will soon start charging a token user fee. The user fee will be charged from the passengers who will take trains from the busy stations. The decision by the Railways will slightly increase the total fare of the tickets. Key facts The user fee collected by the Railway Read More…

Redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station at Rs 6,500 crores

The New Delhi Railway Station is the second busiest and the largest in India. It handles more than 4.5 lakh passengers per day. The station is to be redeveloped by the Rail Land Development Authority at Rs 6,500 crores. Highlights The Railway station is to be developed by taking bids from the private players The Read More…

Indian Railways generate 6,40,000 days of work under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

The Indian Railways have generated more than 6,40,000-man days under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan in six states. They are Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh. Highlights Till August 21, 2020, around 12,276 workers have been enrolled under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan. The Indian Railways had identified the following works under the scheme Construction Read More…

Drone based Surveillance System introduced in Indian Railways

On August 18, 2020, the Ministry of Railways announced that the drone-based surveillance system is to be introduced for the purpose of railway security. Highlights The Railway Protection Force has so far procured drones at a cost of Rs 32 lakhs. The drones are to be implemented in Central Railway, South Eastern Railway, Central Railway Read More…

Indian Railways to observe “Cleanliness Week”

The Indian Railways is to observe Cleanliness Week between August 10, 2020 and August 15, 2020. The week will give the message of significance of cleanliness. Highlights During the week, the Indian Railways is to launch special cleanliness drive that will focus on cleanliness in the station offices, tracks, worksites, colonies and other areas in Read More…