Bibek Debroy big
This is a cliched claim that floats around freely, especially on the Net. The Romans used chariots, yoked to two horses. The chariots created ruts on the roads. If a chariot’s width didn’t match the rut exactly, it keeled over. Thus standardisation occurred across all those chariots, measured as the […]

Bibek Debroy: Key to Running a successful Rail Network lies ...

Nagpur: Buoyed by the successful maintenance of locos and transition of electric loco shed at Ajni, the Railway Board has offered another major facility and training centre to maintain 12,000 horse power (HP) locos at Ajni under the Nagpur Central Railway. According to railway sources, the Rs.100 crore facility will […]

INR 100 Crore facility in 10-12 Ac to come up at Ajni to maintain ...

visitors Nilgiris Railways
Mettupalayam: Some of the oldest locomotives and coaches used for Nilgiris Mountain rail were exhibited at the Rail Museum, which opened today at the Mettupalayam railway station, some 40 Kms from here. The museum with more than 100 exhibits was inaugurated on Wednesday by General Manager of Southern Railway Vashista Johri […]

Nilgiris Mountain Rail Museum opened at Mettupalayam Station

suresh prabhu it reforms
As a part of its concerted effort to introduce the major initiative of ‘Accounting Reforms’ in Indian Railways as per the 2015-16 Rail Budget announcement of the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, several Workshops and seminars are being planned and organised. Continuing with such efforts another important Workshop, to […]

Suresh stresses for Integrated IT enabled Accounting Architecture for Railways

CTD Check Post
Kozhikode: The Commercial Taxes Department is planning to open a permanent checking station at the Kozhikode Railway station to prevent the illegal movement of goods evading tax. A proposal in this regard has been submitted to the consideration of the Southern Railway authorities and on clearance of the formalities, a […]

Commercial Taxes Dept. plans Check Post at Kozhikode Railway Station ...

Guwahati High Court
Gawahati High Court has issued show-cause notices to the Union ministry of railways and the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for failure to complete the Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge project within the stipulated date. The bench, comprising Chief Justice K.Sreedhar Rao and Justice […]

Guwahati High Court issues Show Cause notice to Railways

dg rpf award receiving
New Delhi: Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, presented a Certificate of Excellence to Shri Rajiva Ranjan Verma, Director General / RPF, this commendable contribution of Railway Protection Force (RPF) during “Operation Smile”, in the field of Anti Human Trafficking. It was presented in a function on National Conference of Anti […]

DG/RPF receives Award of Excellence in the field of Anti ...

senior citizens pregnant women
New Delhi: In a relief to senior citizens, female passengers above the age of 45 and pregnant women, the Railways today decided to increase the lower-berth seat quota earmarked for them to four from the current two. The increase, however, will not be applicable in the AC three tier and […]

Railways extend Quota for Senior Citizens, Females, Pregnant Women

Rail University Students
New Delhi: In what could prove to be a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of setting up four National Rail Universities in India, an internal report of the Railway Board has suggested that such universities are not necessary. Earlier this year, a high-level delegation from the Ministry of […]

National Rail Universities: Internal Report of Railway Board says “not ...

Railway Bonus
New Delhi: Railway employees are likely to be given 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for the fiscal 2014-15, the same as in the last three years, despite the financial crunch. The proposal to give 78-day bonus to railwaymen is likely to come up tomorrow at the Cabinet meeting, sources […]

Railwaymen likely to get 78-day Bonus

Punjab farmers agitating on Rail tracks
Chandigarh: A day ahead of Punjab farmers’ Rail-Roko protest, Railways on Tuesday announced cancellation and diversion of several trains due to non-interlocking work being carried out at Asaoti in Delhi Division. Railways announced cancellation of six trains and diversion of nine on October 7 and 8, an official release issued […]

Ahead of Rail Roko in Punjab, NR cancels & divert ...

GC works Agartala-Udaipur section
Agartala (AGTL): The ongoing railway gauge conversion in Tripura, which began on October 1, has been going on in full swing and by March 31 next year the broad gauge railway network will reach Udaipur, headquarters of Gomati district. Commissioning of laying and constructing of Broad Gauge (BG) railway tracks […]

Agartala-Udaipur Gauge Conversion works to be completed by Mar 2016: ...

mrts chennai derailment
Chennai: The derailment of a train on the Velachery-Chennai Beach MRTS line has thrown into high relief the issue of manpower shortage. Railway sources say many vacant posts have not been filled, which has resulted in lack of sufficient manpower for carrying out maintenance of the tracks. When contacted, Southern […]

Derailment on Velachery-Chennai Beach MRTS line – poor Track Maintenance ...

IR Electrification Map 2014
New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which will soon enter into a long-term power purchase agreement for 500 Mw power from Dabhol project, has approached the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with a plea to grant connectivity, long- and medium-term open access in inter-state transmission. The petition comes close on the […]

IR approach CERC for Open Access in Inter-State Transmission and ...

rlys bid no bid
New Delhi: Faced with a huge backlog of pending projects, railways has accelerated project execution by cutting down tender processing time from 2-3 years to 6-9 months with focus on faster completion of works which are commercially viable and can reap huge benefits for the cash-strapped transporter. With the fast-track mechanism […]

Railways goes for drastic cut in Tender processing time

Ratnagiri Power Plant
Mumbai: Cheaper power is in store for the suburban railway network, a move that may ultimately help make the loss-making services a profitable venture. The railways has also begun saving power because of the DC-AC conversion on the western and central lines. The monetary saving has been about Rs.120 crore […]

Mumbai Suburban Rail network to get cheaper power from Dabhol ...

Jhuggies near Rail Track
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday summoned the CEO of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) over delay in relocation of jhuggies near railway tracks. The Railways told the Tribunal on Wednesday that jhuggies near the tracks and safety zone are a major source of pollution on its […]

National Green Tribunal summons DUSIB CEO over Rail Tracks pollution

GE Loco
GE Transportation, a global technology leader and supplier to the rail industry, is showcasing several digital industrial technologies at this year’s Railway Interchange that have achieved significant milestones. The company has delivered over 500 Evolution Series Tier 4 compliant locomotives to North American customers, and its Trip Optimizer, the leading […]

GE Transportation Delivers Digital, Smart & Fuel Efficient Rail Technology

Ashwini Bhide, Commissioner, MMRDA
The third phase of the project, estimated to cost Rs 23,136 cr, will be developed on a cash-contract basis, not under the build-operate-transfer model Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received 31 bids from nine consortium to develop seven sections of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor. Seven consortiums have emerged as […]

L&T, HCC among L1 Bidders for seven Mumbai Metro Rail ...

File Photo: Namma Metro employees taking an usfie inside a train during a train trial run from Magadi Road to Nayandahalli on Mysore Road
Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to start its Mysuru Road-Magadi Road Metro train operations this month. The stretch, which has already seen several delays like all the other currently operating stretches, is ready, but for some last-minute formalities. It was supposed to open in July […]

Bangalore Metro Rail to run on Mysore, Magadi roads this ...

Ambala Dappar section inspection
The present speed of the trains on the track would be 70 kmph and would be increased up to 110 kmph later.  According to the Northern Railway officials, the Double-Line works on Dappar-Chandigarh Railway Track likely to be completed by 2016-end Ambala: After the rail traffic remained closed for eight hours on Ambala-Chandigarh […]

Double Line of Ambala-Dappar commissioned to facilitate faster Train movement

Remote Bhutan aims to draw Investments in the Himalayan country (In the picture: Modi's Bhutan visit)
Thimpu: Bhutan is awaiting a land largesse from chief minister Mamata Banerjee to fulfil its dream of having a railway connectivity with India. The land-locked Himalayan country has also rolled out the red carpet for investors from India to scoop up land in four industrial estates along the border. In […]

Rail link to Bhutan hinges on land nod

irctc data centre
New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways announced that it has extended the time for e-ticket booking on its portal by 15 minutes – till 11:45pm. IRCTC said that it had recently imported five new HP Itanium servers from Singapore to speed […]

IRCTC says New Servers reduce eTicketing Downtime by 15 Minutes

ALSTOM Lucknow
Alstom to provide metro trainsets and a signalling solution for Lucknow’s first metro line Lucknow: Railways equipment and services provider Alstom Transport on Monday said it has bagged a contract worth over 150 million euro from Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC). The company will provide the LMRC with coaches and […]

Alstom bags 150 Million Euro Contract from Lucknow Metro

Solar powred train coach
Chennai: The Integral Coach Factory’s (ICF) trials, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, with solar powered coaches have been successful, but has now thrown open another weighty challenge. The solar panels, while generating enough electricity to power a non-air-conditioned coach, are also creating a problem of […]

Weighty Challenge: Solar Powered Coaches will have to rework Coach ...

Beijing: China’s ties with the U.S. are quietly moving to the next level, signalled by a high-speed rail contract and a string of hi-end investments that could help Beijing transition towards an innovation-based economy. Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S. last month, a consortium led by the […]

High-speed Rail deal signals New Phase in US-China ties

Suresh Prabhu Union RM
Jodhpur: Investment is the only way out to address the paucity of resources in Indian Railways, which has been “plaguing” the much needed modernisation of the rail service, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said here. In the city to address the 91st Annual General Meeting of All India Railway Men’s Federation, […]

Investment is the only way-out for Modernisation & Resource Mobilisation ...

Maharaja Express Dining
Indian Railways’ Maharajas’ Express, the world’s leading luxury train, chugged out of a Delhi station on Sunday on a royal odyssey to take its patrons across the famed Golden Triangle’ – check for details New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Maharajas’ Express, the world’s leading luxury train, chugged out of a […]

Maharajas Express flagged off for new Tourist Season; check

Former Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at the inauguration of ICF in 1955
Man and Machines work together at ICF to create a masterpiece in metal, as the Integral Coach Factory celebrates 60 years this week Perambur, Chennai: Chennai : Integral Coach Factory (ICF), the prestigious unit which manufactures coaches for Indian Railways turned out to be an attraction place on Friday, when […]

Strong even in its 60s, ICF adds one more Feather ...

Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General (right), at the release of the Special Postal Cover at the valedictory of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Integral Coach Factory on Friday. (From left) Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Railways, Ashoka K. Agarwal, General Manager, and Vashishta Johri, General Manager, Southern Railway, are in the picture
Expresses concern over rise in incidents of parcels going missing from coaches in transit Chennai: Alarmed over the increasing incidents of parcels and articles reported missing from Railway Mail Service (RMS) coaches of various trains, while in transit, the India Post is considering to request the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) […]

India Post wants ICF to install cameras in RMS coaches

railway track sleepers
Agartala: Five years after the plan for an India-Bangladesh railway network was approved, uncertainty persists over the project as no funds have been allocated yet, authorities said. “It is not certain when the work for the project would start. No funds have been allocated so far for the Agartala (India)-Akhaura […]

Uncertainty persists over India-Bangla Rail project as DoNER Ministry yet ...

ECR HQrs Office, Hajipur
Patna: Railway Board chairman Ashok Kumar Mittal inaugurated the 14th foundation day function of East Central Railway (ECR) at S K Memorial Hall here on Saturday. The ECR had come into existence on October 1, 2002 with its headquarters at Hajipur in Vaishali district. Speaking on the occasion, Mittal lauded the […]

CRB lauds ECR achievements

irimee jamalpur gymkhana
Jamalpur (JMP): Refuting reports that the railways has decided to close the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (IRIMEE) at Jamalpur, the Ministry of Railways has clarified that no such decision has been taken. The IRIMEE will continue as a centralised training institute of the ministry devoted to […]

No decision to close Jamalpur Railway Institute, says Railway Ministry

Punjab farmers rail roko on Rail tracks
Firozpur (FZP): Northern Railway officials today appealed to the Punjab state government to prevent farmers’ unions, which yesterday rejected the compensation announced for cotton growers who have suffered crop losses and threatened to intensify their stir, from disrupting train services in the state. Divisional Railway Manager (Firozpur Division) Anuj Prakash […]

Prevent Farmers from disrupting Rail services: Railways to Punjab Govt

Betul Railway Station
Betul (BZU): An overhead electric wire fell on a moving Jaipur-bound superfast train triggering sparks at Betul station of Central Railway (CR) here today, following which the rail traffic on the route was hit for an hour, a railway official said. No one was injured in the incident. As soon […]

Electric Wire falls on Train in MP, halts Rail Traffic

doubling works ambala-dappar
The work for the double laning of Ambala-Chandigarh railway track is to be completed in two phases, Ambala- Dappar and Dappar-Chandigarh phase. Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express not to run, Jan Shatabdi cancelled too.. Ambala: THERE WILL be no railway traffic on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway track for eight hours on Monday (0810 […]

Doubling of Ambala-Dappar Rail lane to hit Rail Traffic today ...

A fully packed sophisticated Time Bomb at Farrukhabad Jn Railway station
Farrukhabad Jn (FBD): A major railway tragedy was averted on Saturday when a time bomb was found near an old storehouse at Farukkhabad station and later defused, police said here. A Government Railway Police patrol team informed us that a “bomb-like” object was lying on platform number one following which […]

Time Bomb planted at Farrukhabad Railway Station – Timely Detection ...

Track chopped off near Mohanlalganj
50 cm rail track missing near Lucknow, train mishap averted. Sabotage bid puts police on high alert. MohanlalGanj (MLJ): A major train mishap was on Friday averted near Mohanlalganj on the outskirts of Lucknow due to the alertness of Prayag-Lucknow passenger train driver when he noticed 50-cm rail track missing. Fuel […]

Confirmed Sabotage: Alert Train Driver averts Mishap as 50-cm Track ...

(Courtesy: Shri M.K. Jain is currently working as the Advisor at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. A retired IRSEE officer on Indian Railways, Mr.Jain was graduated in Electrical Engineering from University of Roorkee in the year 1976 and joined Indian Railways in the year 1977 through UPSC exam of IRSEE-1976 Batch. Worked […]

Where has 150 Million Indian Railway Passenger gone?

harda twin train mishap
Bhopal: Overflow of flood water causing washout of the rail embankment was the primary cause of twin rail mishaps near Harda on August 4, according to the provisional report of the Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS). As many as 29 passengers lost their lives and 45 were injured when train no 11071 […]

Twin rail tragedy near Harda, MP due to Flood Water: ...

Suresh Prabhu regulator
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is planning to set up an independent tariff and safety regulatory authority as he aims to end populism in the cash-strapped public transporter by delinking the fare and freight structure from political vagaries. The regulator is part of the government’s reform agenda and will […]

Railway Minister plans Regulatory Body to bring Railways back on ...

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has nearly halved its VIP list, axing MLAs and former MPs from the privileged club. In a circular issued last month by Vikram Singh, Director, Passenger Marketing, companions of ex-MPs, certain categories of senior government officials, and holders of Golden Pass, which was issued to former […]

Railways halves VIP List, MLAs and ex-MPs dumped

Bangalore: Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle (Bangalore), Satish Kumar Mittal will inspect the newly converted broad gauge railway line between Pollachi and Palakkad Town on October 5 and 6. He will also conduct a high speed trial run by using an inspection special train between 2pm and 6pm on October […]

CRS to inspect Pollachi–Palakkad BG line between 5th & 6th ...

Maharaja Express interiors
Allahabad: Maharaja Express, the luxury train that offers royal tour on five routes, including Agra and Varanasi, was recently conferred the coveted ‘Seven Star Global Luxury Award’ in Indonesia. The award, launched in 2013, is given for excellence in the field of hospitality. The train is operated by Indian Railways Catering […]

Maharaja Express bags Seven Star Global Luxury Award

Agra Cant
Agra: In a bid to provide round-the-clock surveillance at one of the busiest and most travelled stations on north central railway (NCR) division, Indian railways is now going to install integrated security system (ISS) with day and night high resolution cameras on five prominent stations including Agra cantt, Mathura, Allahabad, […]

Agra Cantt. Station along with 4 others on NCR to ...

new FC Mookerjee
New Delhi: Shri S. Mookerjee has taken over yesterday i.e. 01/10/2015 as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.  He takes charge after Smt. Rajalakshmi Ravi Kumar retired as FC on superannuation on 30.09.2015. Prior to this posting, Shri S. Mookerjee was posted as Director […]

Mookerjee succeeds Rajalakshmi Ravi Kumar as new Financial Commissioner of ...

trains at a glance 2015
The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG) 2015-16” which will come into effect from tomorrow i.e.  1st October 2015.  In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways are releasing  their Zonal Railway […]

New Railway Time Table “Trains at Glance 2015-16” effective from ...

Jaipur: A four-member delegation from American Maglev Technology (AMT) has been invited by Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) to see the presentation and invest in the Phase-II Metro Rail project under public private partnership (PPP) model after receiving no response from other foreign countries. JMRC project director, Ashwani Saxena, said, “The […]

JMRC invites AMT Inc for Phase-II Metro Rail construction

China Indonesia Flags
Jakarta: Indonesia picked China over Japan to build the country’s first fast-train rail link because Beijing had the courage to provide $5 billion in loans without asking for guarantees, an Indonesian official said on Wednesday. The two Asian giants had been battling for months over the high-profile contract to build […]

Indonesia finalises China over Japan for country’s first High Speed Rail

catering in rlys
New Delhi: A plea was today filed in Delhi High Court seeking direction to conduct immediate nationwide investigation on catering firms running contracts in Indian Railways, alleging they were over-charging passengers and flouting directions of the Ministry. A doctor in his petition before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and […]

Corruption in Railway Catering: PIL to probe Companies

Railway travel focused technology startup, RailYatri today announced the launch of GPS based train tracking location generated by a passenger’s smart phone. “With this release, the award-winning train travel app has taken the first concrete step towards the long standing train tracking challenge using smart location technology implementation requires zero […]

RailYatri launches GPS Train Tracking System using User Data

Mumbai Train Bomb Blasts
Mumbai: A Special MCOCA court on Wednesday sentenced five convicts to death in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings case. The five — Kamal Ansari, Faisal Shaikh, Estesham Siddiqui, Naveed Khan and Asif Bashir Khan — were given death penalty for committing murder and criminal conspiracy under Sections 302 and 120B […]

7/11 Mumbai Train Bomb Blasts: Court pronounces Death for 5 ...

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway beautiful route
Darjeeling sprouts in Scotland – British salute shared heritage of hill railway, rename a station after hill town for two days. Fife station marks Scottish contribution to Indian railway line. Darjeeling (DJ): A railway station in Scotland became Darjeeling for two days, with fluttering prayer flags and Indian food stalls, because British Darjeeling […]

A Railway Station in Scotland became Darjeeling for two days

Balaghat - Jabalpur Narrow Gauge Passenger over Majestic Curve Near Magardarra in Balaghat (file photo)
Nagpur: World’s biggest narrow gauge network, which part of South East Central Railway’s Nagpur division, is set to become history. Of the 188.91km longest Balaghat-Nainpur-Jabalpur section, trains will stop running on 110km section between Jabalpur and Nainpur from October 1 for conversion to broad gauge. The narrow gauge network of […]

World’s biggest Narrow Gauge train network set to Sail into ...

India HSR Routes
New Delhi: The railway ministry has decided on the firms and consortia that will study the technical feasibility of three bullet train corridors- High Speed Rail in India- that comprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Diamond Quadrilateral. The Quadrilateral has been divided into three packages with the first package being […]

Spanish, French, Chinese firms to study PM Modi’s Diamond Quadrilateral ...