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Plea for hygienic food in trains


September 19th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking directions to it to take adequate steps to ensure that ... Read more...

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New system soon to book train e-tickets


September 14th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The railways are introducing another system to book e-tickets.This will involve the Interbank Mobile Payment Service, railway sources said Friday."Even if one does not have ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea of travel firm Cox and Kings


July 6th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a petition by travel company Cox and Kings challenging the termination of a lease arrangement by IRCTC for running luxury ... Read more...

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Railways, ITDC jointly offer tourism services


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) joined hands Thursday to improve tourism services offered by the two entities, drawing maximum advantage ... Read more...

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Train to five Sikh shrines in December


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) A luxury train covering all the leading Sikh shrines in the country will be flagged off in December this year, a Punjab official said Tuesday.Principal Secretary ... Read more...

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Himachal to open four restaurants with railways


January 16th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday entered into an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) for opening four restaurants in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Railways’ tourism arm to run luxury train: Apex court (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) will continue to operate the high-end luxury train Maharaja Express after the ... Read more...

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Bitter row over Agra’s trademark sweet


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 2 (IANS) No trip to Agra is complete without two essentials -- a glimpse of the Taj Mahal and a sampling of the famous 'Agra ka petha'. But ... Read more...

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Railways to further curb misuse of Tatkal facility


October 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to check Tatkal tickets being cornered by touts at the booking counters, the Indian railways Thursday restricted the number of tickets per individual ... Read more...

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Now call to book train tickets


October 19th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Booking train tickets by a phone call would soon be possible.Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will start a new enquiry number (138) that ... Read more...

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IRCTC asked to maintain status quo on joint venture


August 17th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the government-run Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to maintain status quo in its joint venture with Cox ... Read more...

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GAIL, PEC get awards for most efficient state-run firms


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) State-run Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) and international trading firm PEC Ltd have won awards for being the most efficient public sector undertakings ... Read more...

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Greater synergy needed to boost tourism: Sahay


March 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) There is need for greater synergy between the government and the private sector to boost India's tourism industry, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Tuesday."Tourism ... Read more...

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Railways promoting special tour packages


November 20th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) In a bid to promote tourism during the festive season of Christmas and New Year, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has come out with ... Read more...

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CGOC announces launch of tickets at outlets


August 25th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) finally announced the sale of tickets at outlets for spectators with less than 40 days to go for the Games. The ... Read more...

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Organising Committee Commonwealth Games finalises catering services for Delhi 2010


August 20th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): The Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 has finalized the contracts for the catering services for the October 3-14 Games.The catering for the lounges has been divided into ... Read more...

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Travel/web agents barred from booking on-line from 8-9 a.m.


July 14th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jul 14 (ANI): To remove the difficulties faced by common users in accessing the IRCTC website for booking Tatkal and ordinary tickets over internet in the first hour of the ... Read more...

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Railway ticket booking site made more accessible to common man


July 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Indian Railways Wednesday decided to make its ticket-booking website inaccessible to touts and travel agents during the opening hour of the sale of Tatkal (instant) and other ... Read more...

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Australia, Britain queue up to buy Games tickets (Commonwealth Games Countdown)


July 7th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi (Attn Editors: This is the eighth of the 100-day countdown series for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The piece is on Australia, Britain and African countries buying ... Read more...

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100 days left, Delhi gets its act together for Commonwealth Games


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma (Attn Editors: The 100-day countdown for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi begins Thursday. With this overall story, IANS begins a curtainraiser series for the Games looking at ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games tickets now on sale


June 4th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tickets for the Commonwealth Games -- at prices ranging from Rs.50 to Rs.50,000 -- went on sale Friday, officials said While ticket prices for the sporting ... Read more...

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Railways reviewing policy on catering services on trains


April 30th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Concerned with the low quality of food served on trains, the government Friday said it is reviewing its policy on catering services. "For bringing about overall improvement in ... Read more...

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Dial four wrong entries to talk to railway enquiry executive!


March 27th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Tired of trying to reach a call centre executive in Indian Railways' passenger information system 139? Just dial the number and then make four wrong ... Read more...

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Feel like a maharaja chugging from Kolkata to Delhi


March 21st, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Now, travel through the heart of India in the lap of luxury. Equipped with LCD TVs, panoramic windows and internet connectivity, the new Maharajas' Express promises to ... Read more...

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Railways to set up six drinking water bottling plants


February 24th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced setting up of six new bottling plants through public private partnership (PPP). The bottling plants will come up at Ambala (Haryana), ... Read more...

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‘Railway projects worth Rs.1,288 crore in Uttar Pradesh’


January 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) The Railways Ministry has allocated a sum of Rs.1,288 crore towards various projects in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Army Vice Chief launches Rail E-ticketing for service personnel


December 30th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI) : Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen PC Bhardwaj launched a pilot project of Rail e-ticketing for the Armed Forces, here on Wednesday.The project, being implemented ... Read more...

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Senior railway officer suspended for corruption


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 2 (IANS) A senior railway officer who was arrested here Saturday by the Central Bureau of Investigation while accepting a bribe of Rs.70,000 has been placed under suspension, an official ... Read more...

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Senior railway officer held for corruption in Lucknow (Lead)


October 31st, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) A senior officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on charges of corruption here Saturday, officials said. K.M. Tripathi, ... Read more...

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Commuters in Maharashtra facing tough time due to railway caterers’ strike


October 31st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 31(ANI): Life of thousands of Railway commuters in Maharashtra has been badly hit due to an indefinite strike of the catering associations at railway stations across the State, which entered ... Read more...

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Senior railway official caught accepting bribe


October 31st, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) A senior Indian Railway Service (IRS) official was arrested here Saturday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly accepting a bribe from a contractor, officials said. K.M. ... Read more...

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Court pulls up contractor for stale food on trains


August 16th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up a contractor whose services had been terminated for supplying stale food to the Shatabadi and Rajdhani trains and noted that ... Read more...

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Railways plan budget hotels at major stations


July 10th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The railways ministry has asked the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) to set up budget hotels at all major stations either directly or through the ... Read more...

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Indian Railways cancel luxury tour post-Mumbai attack


January 17th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Railways' joint venture with a private tour operator for a luxury package tour from Kolkata to Mumbai via Goa had to be postponed till the end of ... Read more...

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Rakesh Tandon new railways catering firm managing director


January 7th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Rakesh Kumar Tandon, an Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of the 1978 batch, took over as managing director of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corp ... Read more...

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