Northern Railway General Manager A K Putia during the annual inspection of Chandigarh Railway Station recently had said that doubling was expected to get completed by next month Chandigarh: Expected to finish by November-end, the doubling work of Dappar-Chandigarh railway line will take more time before it can be commissioned […]

Doubling of Dappar-Chandigarh Rail Line may take more time

Prime Minister Modi stressed on Railways’ need for faster modernisation and better last mile connectivity to various Indian Ports as one of the prime agenda in various meetings for regional economic development. Jaisalmer: An MoU has been signed for laying a new railway line between Jaisalmer (Jodhpur Divison/NWR) and Kandla Port […]

MOU signed for Kandla Port-Jaisalmer new Railway line

Kolkata: Tough the West Bengal government signed an MoU with Burn Standard Company on 28 September to start mega monorail services from Budge Budge to Ruby Hospital on the Eastern Metropolitan bypass in Kolkata, experts claim that proper planning, taking the burgeoning population of the city into consideration, is required […]

WB Govt inks MoU with Burn Standard for Kolkata Monorail

Una: The electrification work on the 27-km-long Una to the Amb-Andaura broad gauge track has received a green signal after a long wait. The decision comes after the visit of Divisional Railways Construction Head Rakesh Kalra on Friday. The budget was allocated in the Union Railway Budget 2014-15, but the work […]

Railways’ nod to electrification of Una-Amb-Andaura section

New Delhi: eCommerce companies such as Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal may soon get to set up warehouses and pickup points at railway stations. A senior official of the Railway Board said the Railway Ministry is working on a scheme to lease out its abandoned buildings and spaces near railway stations […]

Railways to lease out abandoned buildings to e-Commerce companies

Authorities have signed an MoU for a 360-degree mapping of attraction 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. The agreement is to map the museum and all […]

National Rail Museum ties up with Google for Virtual Tour

Mumbai: The engineering design work for the construction of a 500-km route for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail which includes a number of tunnels and bridges, will start in December this year, its consulting engineers said. The route would include a 20-km sub-sea tunnel from Mumbai to Thane, said Tomoaki Sawano, manager […]

Engineering Design work for Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail to begin ...

Kanpur: Divisional commissioner Mohd Iftikharuddin has constituted a 6-member committee to remove all hurdles coming in the way for executing Kanpur Metro Rail project. The committee comprises of ADM (city), additional municipal commissioner, chief Engineer (LMRC), chief engineer (Kesco), chief town planner of Kanpur Development Authority and Neeraj Srivastava as coordinator […]

6-member commitee formed for Kanpur Metro Rail project

Chennai: Leading consultants such as Deloitte, Rites Ltd, TUV SUD and Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd have evinced interest in preparing a feasibility study to integrate Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) operated by the Southern Railway and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) that comes under the purview of the State government. These […]

Deloitte, RITES to conduct feasibility study of Chennai MRTS integration

Bangalore: Providing a train service up to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) could be a better and cheaper alternative to the controversial steel flyover, but the state government seems to have taken little effort to seriously consider the prospect. Many meetings took place between officials of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), […]

Rail link to Bangalore Airport not viable from City Centre

All major ports in Tamil Nadu to have improved last-mile Rail connectivity Chennai: Tamil Nadu has got a large share of port-rail connectivity projects under the Sagarmala programme. Out of the total ₹4,863 crore to be spent under the project, ₹955 crore will be spent at major ports in the State, the […]

TN gets ₹955 Crore for Port-Rail Connectivity projects

Fifth steering committee meeting of Agartala-Akhaura (Tripura-Bangladesh) Railway Committee in Agartala on Wednesday
Agartala: Work on the Rs 973-crore India-Bangladesh railway project has started, six years after the finalisation of the vital rail link between the two neighbours, officials said here on Wednesday. The decision was taken in the Indo-Bangla Joint Hearing Committee meeting held in the State Guest House here on Wednesday. Senior […]

India-Bangladesh rail project work begins

Government of India invites private sector to invest in rail infrastructure – said Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, at ASSOCHAM International Summit on Invest Rail held at New Delhi. The Minister said that Indian Railways had already set in consultative process on private investment. New Delhi: Railways is keen to involve private […]

Railways offers investment-friendly environment for Investors

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said several countries have expressed interest in being part of the project, including Germany, France and Japan. MoU between Railways and Ministry of Urban Development promises ambitious redevelopment You can’t have a smart city without a smart railway station. Keeping that in mind, more than 500 railway […]

Government to monetise land around Railway stations

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New Delhi:, a platform for railway commuters, recently closed a fresh round of funding from existing investors — Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and venture funds Bloom Ventures, Omidyar and Helion Ventures. Sources declined to share details on the quantum of investment. The platform, which has an app as well […]

Railyatri raises funds from existing investors

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The Centre has allocated Rs.38,500 Crore for National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in this year’s budget. Indian Railways has proposed to undertake construction work in its projects under the government’s flagship rural jobs programme, potentially bringing in thousands of crores of rupees to the cash-strapped national transporter. The rural development […]

Railways proposes Construction Work under Rural Jobs Scheme

A project has been sanctioned for purchase of 1,000 such equipment—to be fitted at the goods train’s end for communication between the driver and last wagon at an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore. Features of the End of Train Telemetry equipment include collision detection, data logging, monitoring of defective wheels and […]

Indian Railways to invite Global Tender for Train Telemetry Equipment

175-km long railway track on Rajkot Division of Western Railway in Gujarat becomes discharge free Rail corridor. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated the “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains) New Delhi: Stepping up […]

Swachh Bharat: IR add 175 km long track to Green ...

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Haridwar: Work on the proposed Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line is expected to begin in December 2016. In-principal clearance for the first phase of the project has already been given by the Union ministry of forests, environment and climate change. Formal clearance will be granted by the ministry after compliance of the conditions […]

Work on Rishikesh-Karnaprayag Railway line to begin in December 2016

NITI Aayog’s innovation committee may decide Talgo’s fate in India New Delhi: To acquire lightweight aluminium-bodied Talgo coaches on a ‘preferential basis’, the Ministry of Railways may approach the Empowered Committee on Innovation Collaborations. Under the rules governing the railways, it can award contracts to lease or buy only through a […]

Empowered Committee on Innovation Collaborations may finalise Talgo procurement

Russian President Putin and India's PM Narendra Modi attend an Exchange of Agreements on Railway Cooperation in the BRICS Summit held at Goa. The Protocol was signed by Mr. Naveen Kumar Shukla, Adviser/Mobility/Railway Board from Indian side and Mr. O V Belozerov, President, Russian Railways from Russian side.
New Delhi: In an important bilateral cooperation in the railway sector, a Protocol for feasibility study of speed raising of Nagpur-Secunderabad Railway Corridor was signed between Indian Railways and Russian Railways on 15th Oct’ 2016 at Goa during the bilateral meeting of Shri Narender Modi, Prime Minister of India with Russian […]

India and Russia signs Protocol for undertaking Feasibility Study of ...

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Centre to build logistic hubs near ports to boost exports: Nirmala Sitharaman New Delhi: The government is establishing logistic hubs near sea ports with private sector participation to relieve the issue of receiving stocks on the airport, seaport and movement of goods inland, according to Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister. Speaking at […]

Logistic Hubs near Ports to boost exports; Commerce Ministry engage ...

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New Delhi: RailNeer, a signature product of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), was given the award for ‘India’s Most Trusted Brand for 2016’ in the  packaged drinking water segment by IBC Infomedia Privated Limited, a leading business management consultant. IBC Infomedia Private Limited is an Indian company with […]

IRCTC’s RailNeer now India’s Most Trusted packaged drinking water brand

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Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail has issued tenders to appoint a concessionaire for the development of the integrated multi-level parking and skywalks targeting commercial areas at Nampally and Abids on a Design Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) mode. The multi-level parking is to be constructed on 0.5 acres at Nampally near the […]

Hyderabad Metro Rail plans to build multi-level parking

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Member staff lauds SCR over completion of RRI work at Vij before schedule; says credit goes to the Officers and Staff, who undertook the challenge with success Secunderabad: Mr.Pradeep Kumar, Member Staff, Railway Board, New Delhi visited Secunderabad today i.e., 17th October, 2017. Accompanied by Mr.Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR during his […]

Member Staff addresses at SCRES Golden Jubilee Meet

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Bhopal: After failing to get financial commitment from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on board for its ambitious Metro rail project forBhopal and Indore, Madhya Pradesh government is planning to go ahead with the project on its own. The state is considering starting the project with its equity and then […]

MP keen to start Metro Rail projects at Bhopal and ...

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Large screens to display info at Old Delhi, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Ernakulam stations – Railway stations at Old Delhi, Gwalior, Jaipur and two more from Uttar Pradesh will start disseminating information related to trains on giant screens shortly by the end of this month as part of the government’s Digital India campaign.  […]

Cloud-controlled TV display units at 2000 Railway Stations

Decks cleared for Rs.10,000 crore Rail link Project New Delhi: Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL) is in talks with Indian Railways to implement a ₹ 15,000 crore rail link project to connect Indore with Mumbai. In this project JN Port will put in 51 per cent equity and the Railways […]

IPRCL in talks with IR for ₹15,000-cr Indore-Mumbai Rail line ...

Salem: Revenue loss of 55 per cent and pressures from industrial stakeholders have now forced the Railways to re-look its last year’s decision to stop the loading of ‘parcel cargo’ in the passenger trains that halted in Tirupur station for less than five minutes. It has now been decided to allow […]

Indian Railways to allow loading of ‘Parcel Cargo’ in select ...

China's CRRC to make coaches in MIHAN for Nagpur Metro rail. The Maharashtra government and the CRRC today signed an MoU for setting up a manufacturing facility 1
Nagpur: The China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), a Chinese government company, will set up its manufacturing unit in the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) and produce rolling stock for Nagpur Metro Rail, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. CRRC will make investment to the tune of […]

CRRC to make coaches in Mihan for Nagpur Metro Rail

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Lucknow: City of Nawabs gets ready to invite bids for use of commercial space at eight of its Metro Rail Stations in Lucknow on a revenue share basis for 10 years, on the lines of Delhi Airport modernisation; said Managing Director of Lucknow Metro Mr.Kumar Keshav. Trial runs of the first […]

Lucknow Metro likely to invite Bids for Commercial Space use ...

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Alappuzha: The Railway Convention Committee has asked the Railway Board chairman to adopt measures to expedite works on doubling of railway line between Ambalappuzha and Kumbalam. The committee has asked the chairman to submit a report on the status of the project. The issue was raised by K.C. Venugopal, MP, […]

Concern over delay in Ambalappuzha-Kumbalam rail line doubling

Forest officials all set to take a tranquillised elephant to Pauri Garhwal after it was hit by a train near Raiwala in Haridwar on Saturday. The animal later died
Haridwar: A 14-km railway track, which runs right through the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, has been identified as a killer stretch due to the wildlife causalities it has claimed over the years.Though laid more than 100 years ago, the track now faces enormous pressure as rail traffic has increased. More than 35 […]

Doon-Haridwar Rail Track, – a Graveyard of Wildlife

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New Delhi: Getting wiser after the terror attack on Army brigade headquarters in Uri, the government is planning to constitute state of the art integrated control centres (ICC) in both the home ministry and defence ministry to get real time information of any exigency and plan quick response to it. The […]

Uri attack prompts Railways to become part of Integrated Command ...

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“HCC in joint venture with VCCL has been awarded a Rs 367.72 crore contract by Northeast Frontier Railway to construct a safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur,” HCC said in a BSE filing. Infrastructure major M/s Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) in joint venture with Vensar Constructions Company Ltd […]

HCC-VCCL JV bags Rs 367.72 Crore Safety Tunnel project on ...

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Increased wind power generation, TNEB plants’ overhauling cited as reasons Chennai: Increased wind power generation, coupled with overhauling of power plants belonging to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), led to a significant drop in loading of coal by Southern Railway (SR) from Kamarajar port in Ennore during the first half of […]

SR’s coal loading from Kamarajar Port drops in first half

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The composite railway project of the dedicated freight corridor includes civil, track, electrification and signalling & telecommunication (S&T) systems New Delhi: A consortium of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Japan’s Sojitz Corp has won a Rs 3799-crore order from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) – a […]

L&T-Sojitz Corp consortium wins Rs 3799 Crore DFC Order

Germany will begin a study of a high-speed southern corridor linking Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai-Vijayawada in January 2017, the Railway ministry said here on Friday. The calendar was finalised at a meeting between Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and visiting Transport minister of Germany Alexander Dobrindt at Rail Bhavan. An earlier proposal had limited […]

Germany to study Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai-Vijayawada High Speed Rail Corridor

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Indian Ports Rail Corporation Limited (IPRCL) collaborates with Germany for improving rail connectivity to domestic ports. Germany may also bring in technology for scrapping old vehicles; India ready for flex-fuel compatible automobiles. New Delhi: India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Mr.Nitin Gadkari on Friday said India would collaborate with Germany […]

IPRCL to work with Germany on projects worth Rs 1 ...

India's Union Minister for Railways, Mr. Suresh with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt
Aiming to reduce travel time by trains, India has entered into a pact with Germany to deepen collaboration in the field of railways and high speed trains. With an objective of reducing travel time significantly, India has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany for running high-speed trains in the […]

Can Germany help Indian trains run on time?

Lakhimpur: Members of the Gayatri Parivar organised a brief function to felicitate the Sitapur-Mailani train staff at the Lakhimpur railway station. The drivers Shankar Lal Mina and RN Shah and guard Nanhe Lal were honoured on the occasion. Some students travelled in the last meter-gauge train. Om Pratap Singh, a lawyer, […]

Lakhimpur bids farewell to Metre Gauge Train

(File Pic): The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu meeting the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt, in Berlin, Germany on April 14, 2016
Indian Railways to sign MoU with Germany for high-speed trains on i.e. 14-Oct-2016 at New Delhi New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Thursday held discussions with the Russian Railways authorities for collaborating on a dedicated high-speed freight corridor, railway officials said. A senior railway official told IANS that the […]

Germany, Russia to play key role in India’s High-speed Rail, ...

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  New Delhi: The Railways may have successfully conducted the Spanish-made Talgo train run trial which clocked just about 12 hours between Delhi-Mumbai route, however, it seems to have run into a controversy. Taking cognisance of Talgo trials, Commissioner Railway Safety has sought details of the Spanish-made train and asked […]

CRS rakes up ‘approval’ issue after successful ‘trial runs’ of ...

Dhanbad: Suspected Maoists triggered three blasts on railway tracks in Bokaro during their protest week that concluded on Tuesday, underlining loopholes in security in Dhanbad division’s CIC section that continues to be a soft target of Naxalites. Rebels blew up two concrete sleepers of the tracks and set fire to the […]

Maoists blasts on Rail Tracks underlines Security Loopholes in CIC ...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a brainstorming session with railway officers next month where he will also be taking stock of various ongoing projects that which also include India’s first bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. New Delhi: Top railway officials to face the most difficult task in the last two […]

Railway Modernisation picks up steam after pressure from Prime Minister

CRRC President Xi Guohua and Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive
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Bombardier Transportation has a strong presence in China. It has actively participated in the development of China’s rail transportation infrastructure. This agreement further Strengthens Long-Standing Relationship Between Companies. Beijing: Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), have signed a strategic agreement to expand and deepen their relationship. The agreement […]

Bombardier and China Railway Rolling Stock in Strategic Agreement

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CRRC bag Rs.851 Crore Nagpur Metro Rail 69 Coach Phase-I Rolling Stock Contract Nagpur: Chinese state-run company China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) will set up a railway coach and equipment manufacturing unit at Butibori MIDC Extension, to fulfil the tender bagged by it to supply coaches to Nagpur Metro Rail […]

CRRC to supply Nagpur Metro Rail coaches

Cooperation between India and China to set up manufacturing and industrial capacities New Delhi: India and China have signed two inter-governmental documents and 18 other documents for cooperation covering a host of issues, including a feasibility study on Delhi-Nagpur high speed railway, construction of Delhi-Chennai high-speed railway and establishment of […]

India and China to cooperate on Delhi-Nagpur High-speed rail