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Improvement in Passenger Safety

Railway projects are sanctioned/executed Zonal Railway wise and not State-wise, as Indian Railways network spans across various State boundaries. Railway tracks are replaced through track renewal works which is an ongoing process. Track renewal works are undertaken as and when a stretch of track becomes due for renewal on the basis of criteria laid down in the Indian Railway Permanent ...

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Indian Railway issues guidelines to prevent incidents of Crime against women in trains and in railway premises

Twenty three (23) million passengers travel through the Indian Railways everyday out of which 20% i.e. about 4.6 million are women. In the recent past, the incidents of crime against women in trains and railway premises has been a major area of concern. Therefore, the following steps as part of a focused effort across Indian Railways to collectively strive for ...

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Agro Processing Clusters and Mega Food Parks in the country

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters (APC) under the Umbrella Scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) to incentivize  setting up of agro processing clusters in the country. Under the Scheme, processing/preservation infrastructure like cold storage, pre-cooling chambers, ripening chambers, IQF, specialized packaging, Food testing laboratory, cleaning/ ...

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Railway Parcel Management System undergoes total transformation

Indian Railways’ parcel services are geared towards providing transportation for small consignments, over a vast network of stations. Small businesses and traders (especially in smaller cities and towns) have been using these services for transportation of their merchandise, etc, from bigger cities and production centres to the place of their business in a fast, reliable and cheap manner. Common man ...

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Modernisation of Railway Stations

Upgradation/modernization/beautification of stations on Indian Railways is a continuous and on-going process. Presently, Railway stations are upgraded/modernized under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme based on identified need of providing better enhanced passenger amenities at stations. Under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme, 1253 stations have been identified for development, out of which 1201 stations so far have been developed. The remaining 52 stations are planned ...

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Shri Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 Railway projects to Nation worth more than Rs. 1000crore

Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India inaugurated and dedicated a host of infrastructure projects, projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka through video conferencing today. 88 Railway projects were dedicated to the Nation ...

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Running of Local/Intra-State Trains

Indian Railways neither operate train services nor maintain data pertaining to passenger  booking on State-wise basis as the  railway network straddles across various State boundaries. Prior to cancellation of regular passenger carrying services w.e.f. 23.03.2020, Indian Railways operated approximately 3635 passenger train services per day and 5881 suburban trains services per day. The Zone-wise detail of average monthly passenger booked during ...

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FDI inflows in food processing sector increase from USD 628.24 Million in 2018-19 to USD 904.7 Million in 2019-20

The Government has put in place a liberal and transparent policy for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), wherein most of the sectors are open to FDI under the automatic route. The intent is to make the FDI policy more investor friendly and remove the policy bottlenecks that have been hindering the investment inflows into the country. 100% FDI is permitted ...

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Projects approved under the component schemes of PMKSY

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) provides financial assistance in the form of Grant-in-Aid to the individuals, farmers, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Entrepreneurs, Cooperatives, Societies, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Private Companies and Central/ State PSUs etc. for setting up of food processing industries/ units/ projects. Financial assistance to eligible applicants is provided as per the Scheme guidelines and against ...

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Introduction of New Trains

To facilitate passengers, Indian Railways, during the period 2018-19 & 2019-20, has introduced new services, as detailed below:- Year Trains introduced ( in single) 2018-19 266 2019-20 153 It is a continual endeavour of Indian Railways (IR) to upgrade train services and to provide improved facilities to the passengers. To this end, Indian Railways have introduced premium services like Vande ...

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