India Saagarmala Project
India to start ambitious rail projects to improve ports connectivity, expedite freight movement Indian Port Rail Company Limited (IPRCL) awarded within the Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme ‘Sagarmala’ rail project worth Rs 38.71 crore to develop port infrastructure and enhance port connectivity along the country’s 7,500 km coastline, Indian media […]

Indian Port Rail Co Ltd to provide better Port Rail ...

Chabhabar Port Iran
Tehran: India and Iran on Monday inked 12 agreements ranging from a contract to develop the strategic Chahabar port to an initial pact for setting up an aluminium plant along with one to lay a railway line to give India access to Afghanistan and Central Asia. India’s state-owned IRCON will build […]

India to build 500 km rail line on southern coast ...

Bullet Train station
BKC ideal for the project, insists Railways. But MMRDA says it will make IFC construction cost shoot up. Consultants of Railways, Maharashtra to jointly work out solution. Mumbai: With the central and state governments in a logjam over the location of the originating station of the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, a decision has […]

Fight over Bullet Train plot in BKC reaches Fadnavis

GM SCR review meet Safety
Monitor punctuality of trains, Divisional Railway Managers’ told. Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook a detailed review of Safety and Punctuality on the Zone. All the Principal Heads of the Departments and the Divisional Railway Managers (DRM’s) of all the 6 Divisions on SCR viz., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, […]

GM/SCR undertakes detailed review of Safety & Punctuality on SCR

Alfred Veider, CEO, Thales
The French firm has geared up to be part of the plan to provide latest technology for strengthening the safety of India’s rail network With the rolling out of Indian Railways’ “zero-accident mission”, global players including French firm Thales, have geared up to be part of the plan to provide […]

Thales to give latest Safety Tech to Indian Railways

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New Delhi: The Indian Railways is hopeful of exceeding its budgeted capital expenditure target of Rs 1.21 lakh crore for the current financial year (FY17) by around a fourth to Rs 1.5 lakh crore, the highest-ever in the transporter’s 160-year old history. The national transporter is also working on a plan […]

Railways eyes 24% increase in Capex Target this FY

Suresh Prabhu Best Cabinet Minister
New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind move, the railway ministry has decided to go for “government-to-government (G-G)” partnerships with other countries for its big-ticket projects. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “In the coming years we are going to witness massive G-G investment in the railways. We are ready to sign agreements with […]

Indian Railways to partner Foreign Govts for Big projects

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No More Open Defecation: Fresh guidelines have been sent to General Managers of various railways zones regarding handling of municipal solid waste at railway stations and on tracks, based on the NGT directives to railways to ensure that all platforms are kept clean and free of any municipal solid waste New Delhi: Taking another […]

Centre asks States & UTs to draft Plans for making ...

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Railways pay Rs.48 for a litre of high speed diesel while others pay over Rs.52. Palakkad: In tune with Railways declared policy to save the cost of fuel, a biodiesel blending and dispensing facility has started functioning at the Palakkad railway division. The Palakkad Division of Southern Railway has introduced a biodiesel […]

Biodiesel mixed Fuel for Locomotives in cooperation with IOCL

Mumbai: A proposal to buy facial recognition software which might help catch criminals preying on victims on railway premises has been shot down by the railway ministry as it is too expensive. Had the proposal been accepted, the Rs 2 crore software would have synchronised with the railway’s own integrated security […]

Railways declines to buy ‘expensive’ Long Distance Face Recognition Software

IR Development Authority
New Delhi: The rail ministry is mulling setting up the long-delayed regulator for the sector through an executive order and later on widen its powers, to ensure the proposal does not meet parliamentary hurdles. The regulator would approve passenger fares and freight rates, ensure fair play and a level-playing field for […]

Rail regulator via Executive Order to avoid parliamentary hurdles

China is keen that India join the Tibetan rail network, a senior adviser to the Chinese government on Tibetan affairs told a group of visiting journalists at the end of a tour deep into Tibetan territories spread across three provinces. “According to Chinese and Nepalese Prime Ministers’ discussions, this rail […]

China keen on India joining Tibet-Nepal Railway Network

NG Train Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation, earlier in December, 2015, had floated an RFP for appointment of Consultant for preparation of Development and Monetization Plan of Land Parcels along the proposed Road/Expressway on existing Fifadih-Telibandha-Naya Raipur Narrow Gauge Railway track Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Government has decided to develop land parcels along the proposed […]

Chhattisgarh to develop Land Parcels along Fifadih-Naya Raipur Railway Trac

RWF Plant carrying wheels
Yelahanka: India will soon make its entry into an elite group of countries that are equipped with a world-class rail wheel testing centre. The first Design, Development and Testing Centre (DDDDTC) for rail wheels is all set to come up on the premises of the Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) at Yelahanka. […]

Yelahanka will have country’s first Rail Wheel Testing Centre

CRB Mittal
Newly created Mobility Directorate under the Ministry of Railways will now focus on increasing speed of freight and passenger trains on the congested Ghaziabad-Mughalsarai rail corridor New Delhi: Railways has set up a separate directorate to focus on increasing speed of freight and passenger trains. In the first phase, railways has undertaken […]

Mobility Directorate initiates steps to decongest Ghaziabad-Mughalsarai section

suresh prabhu on funding
Indian Railways has moved out of a phase of fund constraint to a state where funds are available and a shelf of projects ready to be financed. While the national transporter has a funding window open from the Life Insurance Corporation, it is finalising a structure of funds to be […]

Funding no more a constraint for Indian Railways

BOXN Wagons
Texmaco Rail came in second with an order for 1,338 wagons New Delhi: After much delay and deliberation over the pricing, the Railways have finally placed the wagon orders and Titagarh group has emerged as the biggest beneficiary. Titagarh Wagons along with its group outfit Cimmco have bagged the maximum number […]

Titagarh, Cimco win Indian Railways’ order for 2118 Wagons

Railways Oil Tank Wagons
Indian Oil Corporation (Indian Oil), the nation’s largest fuel retailer is working with Indian Railways on a proposal to cut down the transporter’s mammoth fuel bill through a review of its diesel procurement practices. The proposal by the railways includes importing crude oil and procuring refining capacity from Oil Marketing […]

Indian Oil examines Railways’ Diesel Procurement Practices to help IR ...

Environment conservation is not limited to PSUs and private industrial units. The South East Central Railway (SECR) is now ensuring its workshops and other facilities go cleaner and greener in the months to come. Notably, SECR has decided to install an Incinerator  at its Diesel Loco Shed in Raipur. It […]

SECR takes up Eco-Conservation in its Workshops and other Facilities

lights & fans solar powered
With fuel consumption across the globe at an all time high and with fossil fuel under impending threat of depletion, Indian Railways is all set to implement a green solution. The India Government wishes to harness the maximum amount of solar power as possible and hence the plan to test first […]

Railways all set to trial run first Solar-powered Train in ...

Kayakalp Panel initiatives
The Railways will soon invite people to join the technological challenge to give solutions on three key issues involving the enhancement of coach berths, better planning of the platforms and monetisation of data. The Kayakalp council, headed by Mr Ratan Tata, will examine the technological solutions. The Railways have provided […]

Kayakalp Panel to focus on Tech for berths, platforms

C-Zentrix joins IT for Parivahan to promote digital advancements for the Indian Railway sector. Partners with Association for MSMEs in Information Technology to promote digital advancements in the Indian Railways Mumbai: Global software products company C-Zentrix has announced its participation at the #ITForParivahan – Stakeholders Summit 2016 convened by AIM-IT. In view […]

C-Zentrix joins programme for Digitisation of Indian Railways

MSME Railways
Bhubaneswar: Despite the government’s clear instruction to follow the mandatory 20% procurement policy from the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), some of the big departments like Railways are allegedly flouting the norms ignoring repeated requests made by the small entrepreneurs to include them in the tenders for which they […]

Eligible MSMEs feel ignored for bidding in Railway Tenders!

Railway Infra projects
The Ministry of Railways on Thursday claimed a paradigm shift in laying of tracks by stating that it would spend Rs.80,000 crores in the next three years on civil and signalling works for capacity augmentation works. The railways stated that with assured funding of projects in place, the works have […]

Railways to invest Rs.80000 Crore on Infrastructure in 3 years

Solar Train India
The Indian Railways which is the fourth largest rail network in the world is all set to equip its train with solar energy and set to conduct the first trial run by the end of May 2016 in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city. The train will be pulled by the conventional diesel locomotive […]

India is all Set to conduct Trial Run of its ...

CIO for Railways
New Delhi: Indian Railways has embarked on a project to integrate its operations using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in order to synergise them and save on costs. Announcing the project at an event for micro, small and medium enterprises in the IT sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said: “The whole idea […]

IR to get on the robust IT framework, Creation of ...

talgo at izzatnagar
This will be the first time that a completely imported trainset is put on trial on the Indian Railways. Izzatnagar: The first coach of Spanish trainmaker Talgo’s 9-coach trainset arrived late on Tuesday at the Izatnagar Workshop of North Eastern Railway at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. The train had left from […]

Talgo Train sets arrives at Izatnagar Workshop in Uttar Pradesh

With an aim to get a better understanding through first-hand experience, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu earlier travelled in the drivers' cabin of a high-speed train in France covering 150 km distance between Paris and Reims in 45 minutes (File Photo)
Feasibility/implementation study being carried out by SNCF for New Delhi – Chandigarh corridor of existing Indian Railways network New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in his Rail Budget Speech of 2014-15 announced that New Delhi – Chandigarh Corridor will be upgraded for increasing the speed of passenger trains […]

Delhi-Chandigarh semi-HSR Corridor: Board reviews Progress on Works carried out ...

Railways Electricity
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed an FIR against the divisional railway manager (DRM) and a senior section engineer (SSE) of the Central Railway for stealing electricity in Kalyan. MSEDCL alleged that CR personnel living in the railway colony in Kalyan stole power from a local electricity […]

MSEDCL files FIR against DRM/Mumbai for Power theft

President Pranab Mukherjee meets the Probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineer (IRSME) and Railway Protection Force at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, on May 17, 2016
Addressing a Group of Probationers of various Railway services, India’s President Mr.Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that the Indian Railways had a much deeper meaning than a mere transportation system New Delhi: Indian Railways is faced with manifold challenges of ensuring safety, security and punctual running of trains, President Pranab Mukherjee said […]

President of India lauds Indian Railways for carrying out Economic ...

GM/SCR Mr.Ravindra Gupta unveiling the Shield of Honour received from ITU
Secunderabad: General Manager, South Central Railway Mr.Ravindra Gupta stressed that the railway personnel should rely more on technology in order to enhance productivity within the resources, so as to stay on the course of development. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the ‘World Telecommunication and Information Society Day’ celebrated […]

Rely more on Technology to Improve Productivity: GM/SCR on World ...

Railways and Twitter
Ahmedabad: The use of social media by railway minister Suresh Prabhu has caught the attention of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, which will now study the grievance redressal of the passengers by the railways on a real-time basis. The case study on the railways will be part of the study material […]

Quick-Tweeter Suresh Prabhu is Subject of IIM-Ahmedabad Study

Representational Image HSR
Indian Railways to make a fresh bid for BKC plot – plans to build an underground terminus as against the initial plan of an on-ground terminus for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train. Railway board officials will formally present the revised proposal to the MMRDA on 23 May 2016 Mumbai: The Indian Railways is making […]

BKC Tussle: IR proposes Underground Terminus for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

Suresh Prabhu at Mangalore KCCI meet
Mangalore: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said his ministry would strengthen the Railways infrastructure in the West Coast, including in Mangaluru, for the overall development of the region. Reiterating the government’s stand that it wants to make business in India easier, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, that apart, the government […]

We’ll augment Rail Infra on West Coast: Suresh Prabhu

RailTel Google WIFI
Google’s partnership with RailTel to introduce its free Wi-Fi offering in select Indian railway stations seems to be doing wonders. According to a new report, this offering, known as RailWire, is supposedly used by about 300,000 people on a weekly basis, which tells us that it’s catching on with the […]

Google-RailTel’s free Wi-Fi at Railway Stations used by more than ...

Nandan Nilakani
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani’s personal investment in RailYatri has increased the visibility of the Rail Travel App. 60-year old Mr Nilekani, ranked 69th on the Forbes India Billionaire’s List with a net worth of $1.61 billion, made an undisclosed investment in RailYatri last month. “What excites me about RailYatri is […]

Why Nandan Nilekani Has Boarded RailYatri App

Amalapuram MP on Kotipalli Narsapur line
Secunderabad: Ravindra Babu, Member of Parliament, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh called on Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad General Manager on 16th May 2016. He held discussions on the work concerning the Kotipalli – Narasapur New Broad Gauge Railway Line Project. The MP desired to know the present status […]

MP/Amalapuram Ravindra Babu meets GM/SCR

Moving train on underground station 1
Bengaluru Railway station renamed as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station Bangalore: The railway ministry will leverage the Centre-state partnership to improve infrastructure across the country. Speaking at the ceremony to rename City railway station as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station, railway minister Suresh Prabhu said infrastructure will be developed to step up construction […]

JV for Bangalore Suburban Rail in a few months; Faster ...

Moving train on underground station
Indian team in Tokyo to finalise bullet train project schedule New Delhi: In a bid to facilitate the commencement of work on India’s dream bullet train (high-speed rail corridor) project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai from 2017, a high-level joint committee, consisting of Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya, foreign secretary S. Jaishankar, […]

Arvind Panagariya-led team to discuss Bullet Train project in Tokyo

Indian Railways ERP 1
Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways announced slew of initiatives taken by his ministry to revamp and modernize Indian Railways Mumbai: “Implementation of effective technological solutions can unlock the true potential of India’s transport & logistics sector” was the underlying statement at the launch event of Association of MSMEs in […]

Indian Railways ERP Project will be the world’s Largest IT ...

Mumbai: Despite the spate of announcements by the Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu during his visit to the city last week, the ground reality remains that the next big project Mumbai Urban Transport Project III (MUTP) has remained unsanctioned till date. The railway ministry is yet to reply to NITI Aayog’s […]

MUTP III feasibility remains unsanctioned despite Aayog’s query

IR appoints KCMs 1
New Delhi: As part of the exercise undertaken by the Indian Railways to improve freight revenue, key customer managers will shortly be appointed to cater to large customers such as public sector units, ministries and individual firms, said a top Railway Board official. The national carrier will be appointing nine […]

Railways to appoint Senior Officials as Key Customer Managers: Mohd ...

Track works near Morthad 1
New Delhi: Member Engineering (ME), Railway Board Shri V.K.Gupta informed that Indian Railways has commissioned around 4800 kilometer of Broad Gauge track in last two financial years including about 1200 Km New Lines, 1900 Km Gauge Conversion and 1700 Km Doubling. As compared to this, Railways have been commissioning at an […]

Indian Railways lays around 4800 Kms of BG track in ...

Railway Board HQrs Office
Indian Railways has set up two new directorates to enhance revenue and increase train speed considerably as part the public transporter’s vision of reorganising the Railway Board along business lines New Delhi: Railways has set up two new directorates to enhance revenue and increase train speed considerably as part the […]

Railway Board sets up Non-Fare Revenue, Mobility directorates

The Braille signages on a second class coach of Tamil Nadu Express - a first of its kind gesture by Southern Railway. 1
Chennai: To help visually challenged passengers, second class reserved coaches of the Chennai-New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express now feature Braille signage. This is a first-of-its-kind gesture by Southern Railway. All the 13 three-tier second class coaches in each of the four rakes of Tamil Nadu Express (totally 52 coaches) have now […]

Tamil Nadu Express gets Braille signage on Sleeper Coaches

Ajeet Kumar Saxeena, Chief Commercial Manager, Southern Railway speaking after distributing awardsfor excellence to railway personnel in the city on Thursday 1
Chennai: Railway personnel should set new benchmarks in serving people in the State as the expectations of rail users here are high, Chief Commercial Manager (CCM), Southern Railway, Ajeet Kumar Saxeena, has said. He was speaking after presenting the awards for excellence in service to the commercial staff of the Thiruvananthapuram, […]

Railwaymen should set New Benchmarks in serving people, Expectations are ...

View of the meeting with the Cement Industry held by GM SCR at Secunderabad 1
Secunderabad: General Manager, South Central Railway Ravindra Gupta opined confidence that the Cement Industry will respond positively to increase the share of Cement Traffic by rail on the Zone in the wake of withdrawal of busy season charges for rakes by the Railway Ministry recently. He was addressing a meeting of […]

Cement Traffic to increase by Rail on account of withdrawal ...

Rlys FDI 1
The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the railways between September 2015 and February 2016 stood at $59.81 million, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. As per data compiled by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the quantum of FDI during September 2015 to February 2016 is $59.81 million, […]

Railways attracts $60mil FDI from Sept 2015 to Feb 2016

Climate Neutral Train Journey 1
Indian Railways, which has envisioned a plan to generate 1000 MW of solar energy by 2020, claims to be on track to become the largest harvester of rooftop solar plants New Delhi: Indian Railways which has envisioned a plan to generate 1000 MW of solar energy by 2020, claims to be […]

Railways to meet 10% of Energy needs via Renewables by ...

railway uniforms 1
Now, Railway staff including Station Master, Loco Pilot, Train Ticket Examiner and Guard will don uniforms designed by Ritu Beri Railway board ropes in ace fashion designer Ritu Beri to design the uniforms for its employees, who has offered to do it free of cost. The famous white uniform of […]

Railways set for brand new Designer Uniforms

Laurent Troger, President-Transportation Bombardier 1
Bombardier keen on trebling India business to $1 bn in next 3 years, says Laurent Troger, President-Transportation, Bombardier Banking big on the government’s thrust to boost infrastructure, global transportation player Bombardier is eyeing up to $1 billion business from India in the next five years from $300 million, at present, […]

Bombardier counts India among Top Markets for its Railway business; ...

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates "Late Com. Umraomal Purohit Memorial Research Centre 1
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu while inaugurating Comrade Umraomal Purohit Memorial Research Centre in All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) Office in New Delhi, refers to the Amtrak Railway System of USA New Delhi: The Indian Railways needs massive investments to remain sustainable or it risks meeting the same fate as beleaguered […]

Indian Railways may go Amtrak way sans Funds: Suresh Prabhu

iron ore rake 1
In an attempt to boost iron ore exports, the Indian Railways has decided to withdraw the dual freight policy for transportation of the mineral and pellets. As the new policy comes into effect starting Tuesday, freight rates for transportation of iron ore for domestic consumption and exports will be charged […]

IR to withdraw the Dual Freight Policy for transportation of ...

iNDIAN railways CAPEX 1
Almost 15 per cent capex, or Rs 15,081 crore, shown by the Railways in 2015-16 represents work done by joint venture companies in the railway sector New Delhi: The Indian Railways may have shown its highest ever capital expenditure of about Rs 94,000 crore in 2015-16, but around a quarter of […]

Rs.94000 Crore is CAPEX, a quarter of it only on ...

Agartala Railway Station Tripura 1
Tripura also seeks access to Trans-Asian Network Agartala: Tripura is all set to have full-fledged broad-gauge regular train service with other states, including Bengal and Delhi, after May 20. The announcement is likely to be made after the formal withdrawal of the election code of conduct, currently in force for polls in […]

Tripura rail link with Metros soon – Broad Gauge trial ...

Railway MOUs 1
New Delhi: Ministry of Railways have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs)/Protocols during the last two years for technical cooperation in the rail sector with the following foreign countries or their Railways : (i) Sweden, (ii) France , (iii) Japan, (iv) Russia (v) United Kingdom (vi) Slovak Republic, (vii) Kazakhstan (viii) Canada, […]

IR signed MoUs with 12 countries on Technical Cooperation in ...