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Bhopal: Following a Union railway ministry’s decision to end halts of six trains and divert them from Bhopal station from November this year, a worried Member of Parliament Alok Sanjar called on Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu while urging him to either cancel diversion of these trains from Bhopal Junction or […]

Worried Bhopal MP meets Rail Minister as 6 trains to ...

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Why higher cargo loading in June is not enough to boost Q1 revenues? Though loading is up, distance covered is lower! New Delhi: When it comes to cargo loading, it’s been a mixed bag for the Railways so far this fiscal. For, despite recording 3 per cent higher freight loading in June […]

7% drop in IR Freight earnings despite 3% higher loading ...

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Cops get information that 50 children were being transported from Odisha, West Bengal. Visakhapatnam: A total of 71 children, all aged between 10-15 years, were disembarked at Vizag railway station on Tuesday from the Vasco da Gama-bound Amravati Express due to miscommunication and lack of proper documents. The children were heading […]

71 children disembarked from train at Visakhapatnam

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Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday conveyed to the Maharashtra government that RFQ (request for quotation) for the ambitious elevated corridors between Churchgate-Virar and CST-Panvel would be called by August 15. The developments come in the wake of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis requesting the Centre to fast-track mega-Mumbai projects […]

RFQ for Churchgate-Virar and CST-Panvel Elevated Corridors by Aug 15

Pollachi Railway Junction turned busy on Monday with commencement of handling of goods after eight years. 3
Pollachi: Handling of goods commenced at the Pollachi Goods Shed on Monday after more than eight years. The traffic on the Pollachi – Palakkad and Pollachi – Palani sections were closed for conversion from metre gauge to broad gauge. Only recently, the Pollachi Railway Junction was thrown open and train services […]

Pollachi Goods Shed becomes functional

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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu dedicates Newly Developed Deen Dayalu Coach to the Nation. Modern Unreserved Coach to improve quality of travelling in general class, Railways today rolled out its first modern unreserved coach ‘Deen Dayalu’ with facilities like potable drinking water, mobile charging points and bio-toilets… New […]

Prabhu dedicates Deen Dayalu coach to Nation

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Mumbai: The proposal for an elevated railway corridor, which has been conceptualized by the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), is expected to speed up travel time between Panvel and CST from nearly 90 minutes to 50. Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Communities described this as a positive development for the Panvel – […]

New CST-Panvel Rail Corridor to be a Game Changer for ...

File Photo: MoU between the Govt. of Chhattisgarh, South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL) and Ircon International Ltd. was signed at Raipur on November, 3, 2012 at the Global Investors Meet organised by the state. The MoU was signed by Mr. Mohan Tiwari, Managing Director, IRCON International Ltd; Mr. N.K. Aswal, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Chhattisgarh; and Mr. A. R. Komawar, Director Finance, SECL, in the presence of state Chief Minister, Dr Raman Singh, General Manager of South East Central Railway, Mr. Arunendra Kumar; CMD of SECL, Mr. N. Kumar; and Chairman of Coal India Ltd, Mr. S. Narsingh Rao 9
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission Company Ltd (CSPTCL) will be modifying  the 220 KV Korba-Raigarh-Budhipadar power supply line having route length of 1.154 kms for construction of new broad gauge electrified East Rail Corridor from Kharsiya to Dharamjaigarh. The modification is being made on request of IRCON International Ltd, officials […]

CSPTCL to modify Power Line for Eastern Rail Corridor

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New Delhi: With smart card users being the majority among commuters in the metro network, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to convert around 50 per cent of the existing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates to ‘Card Only’ gates. “At present, Delhi Metro has 1,073 AFC exit gates across […]

DMRC to convert 50 per cent of existing AFC Gates ...

Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway reviewed Railway land developmental proposals with Rakesh Goyal, Vice Chairman and team of officers from Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), New Delhi today i.e. on 18th July, 2016 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The meeting was attended by S.N. Singh, Principal Chief Engineer, P. […]

GM/SCR reviews Railway Land Developmental Plans on SCR

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Secunderabad: The One – day Conference of Mechanical Engineers from all over South Central Railway was held today i.e. on 18th July, 2016 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The Conference was meant to discuss the issues related to coach / wagon maintenance and plan of action for the future needs.  Ravindra Gupta, […]

Adopt top level approach in Coach Maintenance: GM/SCR in DMEs ...

Suresh Prabhu Ambulance
Vijayawada: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to the Collector of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh to buy 13 ambulances equipped with advanced life support system under the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme. The minister has also asked the Krishna District Collector to clear the grant within 45 days. […]

Rail Minister recommends 13 Modern Ambulances for Andhra under MPLAD

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Pune: The long-pending proposal of laying a railway track between Pune and Nashik has finally moved ahead with the Central Railway recently announcing a final location survey for the project. The survey will propose the alignment of the track and study in detail various other aspects like location of stations, […]

Firm to survey Pune-Nashik rail line

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The long-pending Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli-Vaijanath railway line has received a shot in the arm with the state government making a provision of Rs.503 crore for the project. On Monday, the first day of the state budget session, the state government tabled supplementary demands worth Rs.13,032 crore, including Rs.3,011 crore non-plan expenditure, Rs.6,132 […]

Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli-Vaijanath Rail line gets Rs.503 Crore shot in the arm

Safety first:The objective is to put in place an automatic rail fracture detection system 4
Chennai: With increasing number of rail fractures posing a threat to safety of train operations, the Southern Railway has roped in Indian Institute of Technology-Madras to develop a new mechanism to detect cracks on tracks. As of now, there is no automatic system to help detect a fracture on rail track […]

Southern Railway ropes in IIT-M for Fracture Detection System

The tribunal has asked the Ministry of Petroleum to set emission standards and ensure that railway locomotives do not pollute 3
After Railways launching a massive hunt for a missing Locomotive, the same was found to be on Emergency Duty in East Coast Railway; now returned back to its home shed on Sunday! New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, Indian Railways launched a massive hunt for a 120 tonne electric locomotive of […]

Bizarre! Indian Railways’ Electric Locomotive goes missing

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Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR inaugurated a newly revived over 150 years old “Salarjung Open Well” at Moula-Ali, Hyderabad today i.e., 18th July, 2016. Shikha Gupta, President, South Central Railway Women’s Welfare Organization also joined the inauguration. The reviving of this heritage well, situated adjacent to the Railway Protection Force […]

SCR revives 150 years old “Salarjung Open Well” at Moula-Ali, ...

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Alor Setar: Malaysia’s transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said the tender for the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project which will link Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be called within a year, reported Malaysian media on Saturday (Jul 16). According to the Star Online, the minister told reporters at an event yesterday that […]

Malaysia to call High-Speed Rail tender within a year

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Nagpur: Work on the ambitious Metro Rail is expected to gather speed with Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) signing an agreement with its general project consultant (GC), which is a consortium of four firms — Systra, Egis, Aecom and RITES. The brief of the GC is vast, and it will […]

Nagpur Metro inks deal with General Consultant

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New Delhi: Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea alleging that the railways were ignoring serious safety concerns raised by the experts regarding the 125-km-long Katra-Banihal section of the rail link to Kashmir and sought realignment of the project. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice […]

SC rejects plea against Katra-Banihal rail link

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All decks have been cleared to provide rail connectivity to the state’s industrial hub of Baddi with land owners today giving their consent to acquire their land at nearly four times the prevailing circle rates. The decision was arrived at a meeting of the negotiation committee held today at Baddi […]

Decks cleared for rail link between Baddi, Chandigarh

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Hyderabad: As soon as the news of hacking of IRCTC site spread like wildfire in social media today, several users of the country’s biggest online transaction site have begun to pour in their concerns. They are worried about their card data that might have been compromised. People, who have been tracking […]

IRCTC must gear up for targeted attacks; warn Experts, post ...

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Provincial President National Conference and MLA Nagrota Devender Singh Rana today sought CBI enquiry into the implementation of APRDP through IRCON  in Jammu, saying the use of substandard material and non-adherence to specifications have put power-distribution in the capital city haywire with just one windstorm. “The Tuesday night high speed […]

Rana seeks CBI probe into faulty power distribution system by ...

(File Phone Jan 01, 2015) ECR GM Madhuresh Kumar (centre) inspecting the Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge on a track trolley 23
Patna: IRCON International Limited (IRCON) has played an important role in constructing bridges, road over bridges (ROB) and new railway lines in the state over the years. Set up in 1976 across the country, IRCON gave a new face to the railways in the state after its foray in Bihar in 1998. […]

IRCON executes landmark railway projects in Bihar

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New Delhi: Guna Parliamentarian and former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia called on Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday and submitted charter of demands for the development of Gwalior–Chambal region. The major demands of Scindia include rail line between Gwalior and Guna and electrification of Vijaypur (Guna) to Maksi rail […]

Jyotiraditya submits charter of demands to Suresh Prabhu

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The audit report assumes significance in wake of Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’, where he insisted on greater comfort for differently abled people. New Delhi: Despite all modernisation, a comfortable journey for differently-abled in Indian trains is a distant dream. An audit conducted by Svayam, a Jindal Saw supported foundation, of the […]

Railways not compassionate towards differently abled: reveals Audit

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Event Firm and Anil Kapoor rapped for leaning out of train in a stunt for ’24’ promos Mumbai: A non-governmental organisation called Sahas has approached the Government Railway Police (GRP) asking it to take action against actor Anil Kapoor, who drew flak after he was clicked standing on the footboard and hanging out of […]

NGO asks GRP to pull up Anil Kapoor for train stunt

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Ratlam:  Gauge conversion work of 54-km-long Sanawad-Khandwa section, a part of mega Indore-Khandwa gauge conversion project, began on May 12. Considered to be the gateway to many southern Indian cities, the section will save five hours journey and also help city passengers to catch trains without visiting Bhopal. The railways had […]

Sanawad-Khandwa section Braod Gauge work begins

The agitation got a boost as Rasoolan Devi, the widow of Param Vir Chakra awardee Abdul Hameed, participated in the sit-in 29
Ferozpur: Railways considering new proposal to curb heavy losses to railway property during agitations, says SZ Khan of Ferozpur Rail Division. The railways – which becomes a soft target during  agitations by various organizations – is seriously considering a proposal to find a solution on account of heavy losses during […]

Protesters – be careful while stopping trains as someone may ...

Work on upgrading the Karaikudi-Pattukottai railway line in progress at Aranthangi in Pudukottai district. 28
74-km Karaikudi-Pattukotai line work split into two packages because of delay Tiruchi: Work on doubling of metre gauge into broad gauge (BG) work on Karaikudi–Pattukottai segment has been taken up in Aranthangi area. The entire old metre gauge track has been cleared at Aranthangi and work on constructing culverts has […]

BG works on Karaikudi–Pattukottai segment in its last leg

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Kollam: After a site inspection on the progress of the 49.2-km Punalur-Shencottah gauge conversion along with Kollam MP N.K.Premachandran on Wednesday, Southern Railway authorities reiterated that the work would be completed by December and that train services would resume before March next year. The railway team was led by Raveendra Babu, […]

BG works on Punalur-Shencottah section to be completed by Dec ...

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New Delhi: Concerned over the slow pace of progress of critical rail infrastructure projects and policy changes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting on July 26 to lay a new track. The PM had expressed his unhappiness over certain slack railway projects in the last review held on […]

PM to chair Review Meeting on Rail Infra and Policy ...

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The Hague: The Dutch national rail authority concluded an 800-million-euro deal Friday with French transport giant Alstom to buy 79 new high-speed trains, set to go into service by 2021. “Dutch Rail and Alstom have concluded a contract for delivery of 79 high speed Intercity trains capable of a speed […]

Alstom seals 800 million Euro Train deal with Dutch Rail

Vintage hotels-cum-restaurants would be built in coaches of train set amid ambiance of an old station New Delhi: Railway buffs may soon get the opportunity to unwind and enjoy their meals in thematic vintage hotels the public sector behemoth has proposed to construct on original coaches of the ‘Palace on Wheels’. According […]

Railway to unveil Vintage Hotels on ‘Palace on Wheel’ Coaches

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Kochi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited fresh tenders for the civil works on two stretches and a bridge in the second phase of the Kochi Metro Rail construction. The stretches are from Maharaja’s College to Ernakulam South and from Vyttila Kunnara Park to Pettah. The tenders will be […]

DMRC re-tenders phase 2 of Kochi Metro Rail work

In the august presence of Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today at Rail Bhawan today i.e. 14th July, 2016 an agreement was signed between Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited and Bansal Group for the redevelopment and modernization of Habibganj Railway Station located in Bhopal, M.P. The […]

IRSDC signs Agreement with Bansal Group for Redevelopment and Modernization ...

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Talgo train outruns Gatiman clocking 180 km per hour, aims for 220 kmph The Indian Railways has conducted the second trial run for high-speed Talgo trains of Spain on the Palwal-Mathura section of the North-Central Railway. Spanish-made Talgo has become the fastest train in the country by clocking a speed of […]

Talgo clocks 180 km per hour on Mathura-Palwal section in ...

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New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu in a letter to finance minister Arun Jaitley recommended that the 92-year-old practice of presenting a separate budget for the Railways be discontinued and merged with the general budget. “Integrating the rail budget with the general budget will enable formulation of a seamless national […]

Merge Railway Budget with General Budget: Prabhu writes to Jaitley

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Ministry of Railways has geared up its machinery to ensure safe railway operation during the current monsoon season. Railway Board has already sent instructions to all Zonal railways to do necessary preparedness and undertake appropriate precaution to ensure safe railway operation during the monsoon season. Zonal Railways at their own […]

Monsoon hurdles: Railway Board preparedness for safe railway operations

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Mumbai:  There have been frequent failures in the Central Railway’s (CR) mainline as well as the Harbour line. The officials are pointing their fingers at the simultaneous work of converting the Harbour line coaches from nine to 12, and the electrical conversion of the line from Direct Current (DC) to […]

Glitches on CR’s Mainline and Harbour line to continue till ...

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Land acquisition has emerged as the key roadblock for smooth execution of the rail link. Naveen Patnaik asks Transport Department to expedite works. Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked state’s Transport Department to expedite work Khurda-Balangir rail route. CM Patnaik on Wednesday issued this direction while reviewing the project at the […]

Odisha CM vexed over slow pace of Khurda-Bolangir Rail link

Brought over by the British from India to build the railways, Asians in Kenya played a pivotal role in developing East Africa 23
Nairobi: Lawyer Nitin Shah looked out wistfully from his office window in central Nairobi at railway tracks snaking away from the Kenyan capital’s railway station, then sighed and turned around. His ancestors had helped build the notorious British East African Railway network that in the late 1800s connected Mombasa on […]

China all set to bungle India’s Rail Legacy in Kenya

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Nagpur: The recent announcement by the railway ministry — in its brochure commemorating two years of the Narendra Modi government — of studies to plan a high-speed rail (bullet) route between Mumbai-Nagpur and Nagpur-Delhi has once again raised a debate. This is because the Mumbai-Nagpur line, which was first envisaged by […]

Nagpur better off as Bullet Train hub: Ex.ME Subodh Jain

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New Delhi / Vijayawada: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated/ launched following facilities/Initiatives from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 12th July, 2016 :- Announcement of policy opening Category I and II Goods Sheds for Container Lift on/Lift off operations by private container operators. Announcement of policy opening parcel sector to […]

Railway Minister launches various facilities/initiatives from Rail Bhawan

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New Delhi: The Railways today opened its parcel business segment to container train operators to run “parcel special trains” in a bid to shore up its earnings. “Parcel business is increasing as it is a fast moving sector. We want to increase our parcel share which is currently not much,” Railway […]

Railways opens up Parcel Services to Private Sector – Container ...

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Time-tabled Freight Train for Auto Sectors Gurgaon: After launching a time-tabled container freight train, the Ministry of Railways launched a time-tabled freight train for the auto sector on Delhi-Bengaluru route. Targeting 25 per cent rail share in automobile traffic, railways launched time-tabled Auto Express from Gurgaon to Nidvanda to ensure faster […]

Time-tabled Freight Train ‘Auto Express’ flagged off from Gurgaon

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Special scanners would be used so that they would not need to come in contact with paper when the books are digitised. Mumbai: More than 100 historical documents of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), the predecessor of Central Railway, are set to be digitised and preserved for posterity. The digitised documents will […]

Over 100 Rare Documents of erstwhile Great Indian Peninsula Railway ...

Brookings India hosted a seminar on Transporting India to the 2030s in which Rakesh Mohan focused on India’s transport needs over the next couple of decades, and what we need to do to satisfy them. 21
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was probably impressed enough by railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s performance to not move him in last week’s Cabinet reshuffle, but more than that, the railways are critical for both India’s GDP as well as its carbon future. Just how critical, was reinforced by former RBI deputy […]

IR critical for both GDP & Carbon footprint: says Rakesh ...

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Dozen projects have been identified for speedy completion The Railway Board has set monthly targets for executing new/ongoing projects and urged General Managers to evolve a system for periodical monitoring of the progress made at the zonal level. In Southern Railway, at least a dozen works have been listed, including […]

Zonal Railway GMs now have to meet tough monthly targets

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi firmly believed that Indian Railway has the potential to become the backbone of India’s progress and economic development. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with this vision is working hard to transform India through transforming Indian Railways. 18 months ago, when Suresh Prabhu took over the reigns of India’s transport behemoth the […]

Prabhu aims to Transform India through Transforming Railways

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What is the most important lesson that China should learn from the recent termination of its U.S. rail deal? It is not that the overseas markets are complicated or that trade protectionism threats are lurking. What it demonstrates is that the United States cannot keep up with the times, and […]

The Takeaway for China from failed US High-Speed Rail Deal