On New Year's eve, the railways had announced a fare hike across its network, excluding suburban trains, effective from January 1, 2020, according to an order issued on December 29, 2020.
The Maharashtra government on October 16 requested the Railways to allow women to commute by local trains during the non-peak hours - from 11 am to 3 pm, and from 7 pm till the end of the day's services.
According to a release by the President Ram Nath Kovind's office, Goyal will hold the charge of this Ministry in addition to his existing portfolios.
For 1.40 lakh vacancies in Railways, the Ministry has initiated necessary action to commence first stage online computer based tests.
Railways has informed that passengers can start booking reservations in the new trains from 10th September.These trains will be in addition to the already operational 230 trains across the country.
The national transporter had stated that all 230 Special Trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate.'
Two passenger trains - Bandhan Express [Kolkata-Khulna] (2 days/week) and Maitree Express [Kolkata-Dhaka] (5 days/week) operate between the two countries. Their movement at the moment has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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Meanwhile, the Indian Railways has developed a Post Covid Coach to fight Covid 19. This Post Covid Coach is designed with hands free amenities, copper-coated handrails and latches, plasma air purification and titanium di-oxide coating for Covid-free passenger journey.
'Captain Arjun' will serve as an innovative and effective tool to contain the pandemic as it will assist the Railway staff in screening passengers.