1000+ New Vacancies in Railways, Cancellations Due to Fog & More: See This Week’s Top Train News

The Indian Railways has announced several new updates this week for the general public. 

These include major changes in train schedules due to dense fog and farmers’ protests, announcement of job vacancies in the Railways and reopening of a historic train route between India and Bangladesh.

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If you are travelling with the national transporter anytime soon, then make a note of these news updates before your next trip:

1. 1000+ Apprentice Vacancies Announced by the South Western Railways

The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) has published a notification inviting eligible candidates to apply for 1004 apprentice vacancies in the South Western Railway. Know the last date, eligibility criteria and how to apply here… 

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2. Fog, Farmers’ Protests Affect Train Services; Several Trains Cancelled Till 31st January

Due to dense fog enveloping the northern region of the country, the Indian Railways has notified about a change in schedule for several special trains. While many of the trains have had their frequency reduced, several others have been fully/partially cancelled till 31st January, 2021.

Along with this, a few trains have also been short terminated/originated and diverted by the Railways owing to the ongoing farmers’ protests.
Check the full list of trains here…

3. Extension of festival special trains between Rajkot and Secunderabad; New special trains between Ranchi and New Delhi

For the convenience of travellers, the Railways has taken several important steps including extension of several IRCTC trains, introduction of new trains and more. Check the extensions and new routes here…

4. Historic India–Bangladesh rail line reopens for 1st time since 1965 Indo-Pak War

After a gap of 55 years, the Haldibari–Chilahati train line that connected India and Bangladesh till 1965 was reopened yesterday to link the two countries once again. Originally part of the British-era Indian Railways, the historic route was relaunched to promote regional trade and tourism. Know which states will be linked….

Stay safe and have a happy journey with the Indian Railways!