New Delhi:  Indian Railways has asked the State Bank of India and ICICI Bank among others to provide around 15,000 point of sale (PoS) machines at reservation counters, with about a thousand of these machines to be made available by Dec 31, to make railway travel bookings digital. Currently, the […]

Railways Ticketing to go Digital; Cashless Transaction at all Railway ...

Lucknow: Lucknow got the first glimpse of its metro service when the trail run of the Lucknow Metro Rail was flagged off on Thursday. The test run took off from the elevated priority section of the Transport Nagar Metro Depot, near Amausi airport in Lucknow. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav commissioned the […]

Trial run of Lucknow Metro flagged off

Gupta takes over charge of the post of Member-Rolling Stock w.e.f. 1st Dec 2016.  The post is viewed as one of the most challenging role by the Rail Industry, particularly during its transformative shift from over-aged system tag to the most Modern & Futuristic Rail System, under the aegis of […]

Ravindra Gupta takes Charge as Member-Rolling Stock, Railway Board

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New Delhi: In an extraordinary initiative taken up by the Indian Railways last year for setting up of Joint Venture companies involving different states in the country, so far, only 5 State Governments namely Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala and Odisha have signed the JV agreement to create State specific joint […]

States’ Nelson’s eye syndrome scuttles IR’s JV initiatives for Rail ...

Kerala nominates five partners for Indian Railways’ initiative for redevelopment of 500 world-class stations by 2018 Thiruvananthapuram: The State is to have a major say in the redevelopment of 21 railway stations with the government nominating five partners for the initiative of Railways. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), Kochi Metro Rail […]

Mega Consortia to develop 21 Railway Stations in Kerala

The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of Metro project with officials of state government and project developer L&T. Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has fixed a deadline of August 2018 to complete the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of Metro project with officials of state […]

KCR fixes deadline of Aug 2018 to complete Hyderabad Metro ...

New Delhi: In great news for Mumbai commuters, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III estimated to cost Rs 10,947 crores on completion. The MUTP phase 3 has projects like the Rs 2618 crores Panvel-Karjat new suburban line, Rs 3555 […]

PM’s Cabinet meet approves Rs.10000 crore Mumbai Rail project

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Top Heritage Award for DHR B Class Steam Locomotives The DHRS has sponsored a top heritage award to Indian Railways for the B Class steam locomotives on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. They are the oldest and largest operational fleet of British-built narrow gauge locomotives in the World. The award plaque […]

DHR Fully Open Again; bags Top Heritage Award for DHR ...

Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Centraal Railway presented the All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women 2016-17 Championship trophy to Eastern Railway at Railway Sports Complex, Secunderabad today i.e., 30th November, 2016. Eastern Railway Balketball team defeated Southern Railway by 62-58. The Championship competitions were held from 25th to 30th […]

ER bags 40th All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women ...

Umesh Singh, GM, East Coast Railways, Bhubaneswar calling on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at CM’s Camp Office in Vijayawada on Tuesday.
Visakahapatnam: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has urged Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to prevail upon the Visakhapatnam Port Trust to part with land required to construct a ‘bulb line’ elevated corridor near Visakhapatnam Railway station. ECoR (Bhubaneswar-Waltair) General Manager Umesh Singh met the Chief Minister here on Tuesday to […]

ECoR proposes ‘Bulb Line’ near Vizag Railway station

Berlin: The European Commission has submitted a reasoned opinion formally asking Germany to bring all its national railway safety rules into line with Directive 2004/49/EC, which European Union member states were required to transpose by December 2010. If Germany does not ‘react satisfactorily’ within two months of the November 17 announcement, […]

Germany asked to change Rolling Stock inspection Rules

Compatibility successfully proven during tests with the global telecommunications technology providers Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE Berlin: Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed tests to operate its range of mass transit and mainline rail control solutions with the latest Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless data communications, commonly known as 4G. […]

Bombardier Rail Control Certifies 4 Vendors for 4G LTE Wireless ...

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC), the country’s largest railway vehicle and equipment manufacturer, is in takeover talks with Czech Republic’s Skoda Transportation AS, a move to further increase its market share in Europe’s railway markets. CRRC in a statement addressed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange said that it […]

CRRC on track to take over Skoda Transportation AS

Railway technology sets high technical and quality standards for all of the components in their systems. Extreme conditions such as vibration, shock, extreme heat and cold are all part of the daily routine. With over 30 years experience in design and manufacture of DC/DC converters, AC/DC modules and LED drivers, […]

RECOM Converters fully certified for use on Rolling Stock

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Ratnagiri: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for the Rolling Stock Component factory, estimated to cost nearly Rs 300 crore, in Maharshtra’s Ratnagiri district. “The unit, to be set up at Lote Parshuram near Ratnagiri, would come up at a cost of Rs 297.28 crores and the […]

Railway Minister to lay Foundation Stone for Rolling Stock Component ...

Kolkata: ReNew Power Ventures, a renewable energy development company, won bids for 5 MW solar installations across various locations for the Indian Railways. The company will be investing close to Rs 35 crore in these projects which will supply energy to Railways through a 25-year power purchase agreements. This is the […]

ReNew Power bags Railways’ 5 Solar Rooftop Projects

GM/SCR Mr.Gupta inaugurating the Biodiesel Online Blending Facility at Kacheguda
Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurated Biodiesel Online Blending Facility at Railway Consumer Depot, Kacheguda and Water Recycling Plant at Railway Colony, Kacheguda today i.e. on 29th November, 2016. A.K. Gupta, Additional General Manager;  S.N. Singh, Principal Chief Engineer; South Central Railway, Aruna Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad […]

SCR hosts Biodiesel Online Blending Facility and Water Recycling Plant

Turkmenabad: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow officially inaugurated the Asian International Railway line connecting Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) at a special ceremony organised in Turkmenabad on Monday. Ghani called the inauguration of the Imam Nazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) railway line “historic” and said his […]

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate Asian International Railway line

Indian Railways aims to implement the first stretch of the Maglev project in less than three years’ time. Swiss Maglev pioneer, BHEL in talks for Indian journey New Delhi: Moving ahead with the introduction of the high-speed Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains in the country, the Indian Railways has asked Rail India Technical […]

Indian Railways moves ahead on Maglev Trains project

Secunderabad: A.K.Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board complemented Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR for maintaining the Zone as “No Consequential Accident Zone” during the video conference held today from Railway Board, New Delhi.  He appreciated the efforts initiated by SCR in providing safety and improving asset reliability. The Chairman, Railway Board along […]

CRB holds Safety Review Meeting with SCR

Secunderabad: South Central Railway General Manager Ravindra Gupta has been elevated to the Railway Board as Member-Rolling Stock. Mr.Gupta assumed charge as General Manager on October 21 last year and ever since, has travelled all over the Zone extensively, conducting routine and surprise inspections and taking up intensive reviews with officers […]

Ravindra Gupta made Member (Rolling Stock)

Shimla: The 118-year old steam engine dating back to the British era chugged on the world heritage rail track once again today with 13 foreign passengers on board. The coal-fired steam engine which was not in use for the general trains is only provided for the chartered trips and is a […]

118-year-old Steam Engine chugs on Shimla-Kaithlighat Heritage Track

Kolkata: Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA), an apex body representing the stainless steel industry, has called for need to design and build safer stainless steel coaches for passenger safety. ISSDA’s appeal, which comes in the wake of the recent Indore-Patna train accident, says stainless steel coaches are stronger and absorb […]

ISSDA stresses for need to Design, Build safer Stainless Steel ...

Salem: The divisional railway manager (DRM) Harishankar Verma inspected the Salem-Vridhachalam railway stretch, as part of the electrification operation which is to be carried out on the stretch between Karur-Dindigul. He inspected the stretch in his special inspection bogie on Saturday. Earlier he told media persons in Attur in Salem, that […]

DRM/Salem inspects Electrification Works on Salem-Vridhachalam stretch

IRISET – A Jewel in Indian Railways Celebrates 59th Anniversary. DG (S&T) Akhil Agrawal while stressing for Stringent Quality Measures in railway signalling, lauds the efforts of IRISET in the field of Railways’ Signal & Telecom Training and remaining as one of the most Pioneer Institution of Indian Railways! Indian Railways Institute of Signal […]

DG (S&T) inaugurates 59th Annual Day Celebrations of IRISET

Indian exporters’ have time and again demanded drastic cuts in freight rates to enhance price competitiveness in the global markets New Delhi: The finance and railways ministries are working on ways to cut logistics costs which make exports uncompetitive, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. The Minister said that […]

Railways working on ways to cut Logistics Cost for Exports

New Delhi; RITES Ltd, the consultancy arm of Indian Railways, has proposed a heavy haul rail corridor connecting Salegaon (Maharashtra) with the Paradip port. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 3,298 crore and it is being taken up mainly to boost coastal shipping of coal. Officials of […]

RITES Ltd moots Rail Corridor to boost coastal Coal Shipping

The accident of the Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur that killed over 151 passengers on board has brought the focus firmly back on the need to have safer Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB)coaches for Indian trains. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Monday “strictest possible action” against the guilty, and a thorough […]

Scale up of LHB Coaches may up Overhaul problems at ...

The Indian Railways will soon be writing to all state governments for removal of all unauthorised construction near railway tracks and seal illegally occupied quarters. New Delhi: In a bid to reduce train accidents, the Indian Railways has decided to come down hard on unauthorised construction near railway tracks. The decision was […]

IR to crack down on illegal constructions to improve Track ...

Candidates who are allotted to Railway Services viz. IRTS, IRAS, IRPS and RPF on the basis of Civil Services Examination 2015 have been issued offers of appointment. New Delhi: Railway Board has extended the dates for allottees of Civil Services 2015 and those aspirants who are appearing in UPSC Civil Services […]

Railway Board extends dates for Allottees of Civil Services 2015 ...

New Delhi: The phasing out of rail coaches designed by the Integral Coach Factory , which had piled up during Sunday’s train accident in UP causing 148 deaths, will take almost 30 years if the railways continues with the current pace of production of the modern Linke Hoffman Busch (LHB) coaches. […]

Travel Insurance of Train Journeys on IR may become mandatory

Bangalore: One of the ambitious technology initiatives of the Indian Railways, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project – expected to bring in radical changes in the railway operations, will allow officials to monitor the movement of trains across the country from one place, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday. He was […]

IT, Digital, ERP & Real-Time to take Centre Stage in ...

New Delhi: Railways may soon get an advanced system, called “Tri-Netra”, on its trains which will help reduce train accidents by keeping a record of the track maintenance and will also provide better visibility during foggy days. Senior railway officers said Tri-Netra system is made up of a high-resolution optical video […]

Railways to introduce ‘Tri-Netra’ to Check Collisions

Red Hat Inc. recently announced that Herzog Technologies has launched a cloud-based positive train control (PTC) solution using Red Hat technologies. The enterprise-grade foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides the backend to the complex IoT system required for the intelligence and dynamism expected of PTC, while Red Hat CloudForms and […]

Herzog Technologies drives Intelligent Railway Safety Solution with Red Hat

Railways defined the first industrial revolution – now technology is at the heart of train networks’ modernisation in the 21st century. Forrester principal analyst Dan Bieler wrote: “Businesses can obtain major benefits – including better customer experiences and operational excellence – from the Internet of Things (IoT) by extracting insights […]

How IoT can revolutionise safe operation of Rail Systems

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a framework for conducting analysis, design, planning and implementation of the vision, goals, strategies, functions, activities and desired business outcomes of an enterprise, using a holistic approach at all times, such that the IT infrastructure and IT services are always aligned to the business strategies and business […]

Importance of Enterprise Architecture for Connected Rail System of IR

Train tickets booked through the IRCTC website will become cheaper from tomorrow till the end of the year as the government has waived service tax to encourage cashless transactions in the wake of the demonetisation exercise. New Delhi: Train tickets booked through the IRCTC website will become cheaper from tomorrow […]

Railways waives off Service Tax for Online Ticket Bookings till ...

Chennai: The city-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) is set to scale up production of safer Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) stainless steel coaches in two years. A contract has been given to a private firm for a Rs Rs 275 crore second unit that can churn out 600 coaches a year. It […]

ICF plans 600 LHB Coaches in 18 Months

Toll in Kanpur Train tragedy touches 150; deadliest rail mishap since 1999 Kanpur: Railways today suspended five senior officials and transferred Jhansi Divisional Manager (DRM) as the probe into the Indore-Patna Express accident gained momentum, with blood samples of the two drivers sent for alcohol test. The death toll in […]

DRM/Jhansi transferred, 5 Officials suspended; toll touches 150

Kanpur: An FIR was registered on Monday against unknown railway personnel for Sunday’s accident near Kanpur, even as the death toll in the massive derailment climbed to 146. So far, 137 bodies have been identified, post-mortem conducted on 133 and 131 handed over to families, District Magistrate (Kanpur Dehat) Ravi Kant […]

Toll in derailment near Kanpur touches 146; No tampering with ...

80% of railway coaches unsafe. While the aged and less technologically advanced ICF coaches make up the bulk of the Indian Railways’ fleet; the shortage of 1.3 lakh staff under Safety category as on date add up to the worrying safety performance of Indian Railways! New Delhi: Shaken from its slumber […]

Railways vows to replace older Coaches after tragedy

128 passengers on ill-fated Indore-Patna Express opted for insurance while booking online ticket Kanpur: Uncertainity over railway safety in India seems to be an open secret. Out of 694 passengers who booked tickets online for the ill-fated Indore-Patna express, 128 had opted for travel insurance cover that costs less than […]

Only 30% of eTicket buyers opted for Railway Insurance

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Where Rail & Aerospace Meet: TransPod Hyperloop could replace the 10,000 trucks that transport cargo between the two cities daily, greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions along that route! Since Elon Musk first proposed the idea of a Hyperloop in 2013, several attempts have been made by various developers to make it a […]

TransPod Hyperloop could travel over 1200 Km/Hour

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Tragedy at dawn jolts nation; Rescue and relief operations are underway. NDRF teams at spot. Suresh Prabhu visits Lalpur Railway Hospital Kanpur: At least 130 people were killed and over 200 others injured on Sunday when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express train derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur Dehat district, with railways […]

130 dead, 200 injured as Indore-Patna Express derails near Kanpur

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Indian Railways have signed an MoU with Google for a 360-degree mapping of attractions at National Rail Museum. New Delhi New Delhi: Rail enthusiasts from around the world can soon take a virtual tour of Delhi’s National Rail Museum, after the authorities tied up with Google for mapping the museum. […]

Google to help showcase Glorious Heritage of Indian Railways

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Bangalore: In a relief to the Railways, the Karnataka High Court has directed the executing courts in the State to refrain from passing orders attaching locomotives, bogies or other rail equipment in motion. The high court has directed the executive courts across the state not to pass order to attach or […]

Karnataka HC asks lower Courts refrain from Attachment of Trains

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South Central Railway GM Mr.Ravindra Gupta bats for Modernisation of century old Lalaguda Workshop with improved Coach Maintenance facilities to enhance Passenger Comfort Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway advised the officials and staff of Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda, Secunderabad to adopt new technologies to enhance the travel comfort of railway coaches […]

GM/SCR inaugurates Renovated Bogie, CBC, Corrotion, Lift Lower Shop & ...

State-run iron ore miner NMDC started construction of 52-km long railway siding project for its Rs.15,500 crore Nagarnar Steel Plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh
Nagarnar: Signalling work for the private railway siding coming up at NMDC Ltd’s 3 MTPA Nagarnar Steel Plant near Jagdalpur will commence soon, officials informed. Notably, NMDC is also developing full-fledged Railway transportation infrastructure, the work for which had been going on at full swing at Nagarnar. The company is also […]

Rail Signal works at NMDC’s Nagarnar Steel Plant goes on ...

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Nokia to provide Korea Rail Network Authority with world’s first LTE-R network to support high-speed Railway operations Nokia and the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) have come together to launch the world-first LTE-R mobile broadband network. Nokia, the supplier for the LTE-R mobile broadband network, will enable support to railway […]

Korea Rail ink deal with Nokia for World’s first LTE-R ...