Oppty Junction
Mumbai: The third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-III) appears to be slowly rolling ahead as the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) plans to soon begin negotiations with the World Bank on the terms and conditions for the loan. MUTP-III received a token allocation of Rs.5 crore in […]

MUTP-III Funding: MRVC to Negotiate with World Bank on Terms ...

concor cochin
Cochin: The CONCOR has announced a special scheme to transport empty containers from Cochin Port to their Irugur ICD at Coimbatore free of cost. This major intervention will ensure that empty containers required for stacking export cargo from Coimbatore will be mobilized free of freight cost. It will reduce the overall […]

CONCOR announces Special Scheme to transport empty Containers from Cochin ...

Track works near Morthad
Move is aimed to decongest traffic & increase speed of passenger trains New Delhi: Aimed at decongesting the existing rail network, the Indian Railways will commission 2800 km of new track in the current year. Railways have plans ready to lay new tracks besides starting work on three new freight […]

Railways to lay 7 km of track daily in 2016-17: ...

India can offer Pakistan cheaper spare parts than what the West and China can supply,” Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (DMW) chief administrative officer SK Luthra said
We can help upgrade Pakistan’s rail engines: S.K.Luthra, CAO/DMW/Patiala Patiala: Being hostile to India has cost Pakistan the opportunity to modernise its locomotives (engines). A Pakistan railways team had visited Patiala last year to look at how India could help her neighbour in this effort, said Diesel Loco Modernisation Works […]

Being hostile to India has cost Pakistan the opportunity to ...

JSPL Rail Mill
The due diligence has been completed and negotiations are at the final stage, says report Jindal Steel and Power is in talks with Japan’s Yamato Kogyo Company Ltd to sell up to 49% stake in its rail mill unit, according to reports. Report says that the due diligence has been […]

JSPL in talks with Japan Co to sell 49% stake ...

Suresh Prabhu projects
Presently two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC), one on the Western route (Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Dadri) and another on the Eastern route (Ludhiana to Dankuni), have been taken up for implementation. In Rail Budget 2016-17, the following three freight corridors: – (i) East West Corridor (Kolkata-Mumbai), (ii) North-South Corridor(Delhi-Chennai) and […]

Implementation of DFCs, SFTO and AFTO Schemes in Indian Railways

Shillong: A connectivity pact, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Railway Agreement, is being explored while India is expanding railway links with its neighbours through the Northeast. Delivering an address at the two-day Economic Cooperation Dialogue in Eastern South Asia here, Director (Transport) of the Railway Board, Mukul Kumar, said […]

SAARC Regional Railway Agreement linking Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Nepal (BBIN) ...

Railways Solar Plants
New Delhi: The Indian Railways proposes to harness 1000 megawatt (MW) solar and 150MW wind energy by 2020, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. A total of about 50MW renewable energy capacity has been installed till date, including approximately 11MW solar power and 37MW wind power, minister of state for […]

Railways to harness 1000MW Solar Power by 2020

Demand for Grants
New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed by voice vote the demand for grants by railways for the 2016-17 fiscal, with railway minister Suresh Prabhu announcing that the government will create a Rs 1 lakh crore safety fund to enhance safety measures. Responding to a debate, Prabhu said efforts were […]

Railway’s ‘Demand for Grants’ passed by Railway Minister in Lok ...

The new railway projects approved will decongest freight traffic and help in transportation of coal
New Delhi: Observing that the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is jeopardising environmental conditions in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur by ferrying coal from mines to power plants in open rail wagons, an expert panel of the environment ministry asked the PSU to shift to using closed bogies or look for other alternatives […]

Move coal in closed bogies: MoEF

DFC Track Durgawati
Sasaram: While the nation was busy celebrating the launch of Gatimaan Express, India’s first semi-high speed train a month back, Indian Railways was busy scripting history on a parallel front. The government quietly conducted the trial run of the country’s first Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) to come up between two […]

Railways commence first trial on Freight Corridor between Durgawati-Sasaram

Cleaning Metro Rail Rake
After the successful launch of Metro Rail in various cities, the commencement of the much-awaited Mumbai Metro a month ago, brought new hopes to the traffic congested city. However, the leaking roofs following rains raked up issues of sustainability and quality, and thought-provoking reviews on the “sub-standard structure” of Metros. […]

How clean and safe are the Metro Rail Systems in ...

MOEF NGT Metro Rail
New Delhi: Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have informed the National Green Tribunal that Metro Rail projects are not required to seek environmental clearance. The Environment Ministry told a bench headed by Justice U D Salvi that Railway projects and Metro Rail projects […]

Metro Rail projects do not require prior EC: MoEF/DMRC tells ...

nandan nilekani
It is one of the first kind of an Investment in the IT space covering the Social-Mobility-Analytics-Could (SMAC) angle of Indian Railways Nandan Nilekani, co-founder Infosys and former Chairman of UIDAI, made an undisclosed amount of funding in RailYatri.in, a completely India-based technology startup which provides solution to train travelers. […]

Nandan Nilekani boards RailYatri.in

Railways Scientific Forum
Railway Ministry Takes Major Step Towards Scientific and Technical Collaboration Among Major Government Technical and Scientific Agencies for Development of Special Material and Technologies for Improving Railway Rolling Stock. First Round-Table Meeting Chaired by MOS (Rlys) Convened to discuss the Issue New Delhi: Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that it has started a […]

Railways start Collaboration Forum with Scientific & Technical Establishments

Suresh Prabhu snapshot
Suresh Prabhu said the Ministry was preparing a plan till 2030 for reorganising, restructuring and rejuvenating Indian railways. Committing to restructure and rejuvenate the cash-strapped railways, Minister Suresh Prabhu today said he is looking for new funding avenues, including a safety cess, and will review project financing norms to ensure […]

How Suresh Prabhu plans to revamp the Railways

Rowghat-Jagdalpur Rail Route
The central government has issued a notification for the 140 km-long Rowghat-Jagdalpur rail route being laid under the ambitious 235 km-long Dallirajhara- Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway line project in Chhattisgarh. “The Railway Ministry has issued notification for the Rowghat-Jagdalpur rail route which will be laid in the second phase of Dallirajhara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway […]

140 km-long Rowghat-Jagdalpur Rail Route notified

Railways & Environment
New Delhi: Parliament’s key Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has lashed out at the railways for not according due importance to “serious environmental problems” of emissions from diesel locos and dealing with waste water generated at stations. “The committee is constrained to observe that the ministry of railways has not accorded […]

Parliamentary Panel slams Railways for ignoring Environmental problems

The scheme allows wait-listed passengers who have chosen the option to be given confirmed seats on the next available train on that route New Delhi: With positive feedback from passengers for its “Vikalp” initiative, the Indian Railways has decided to launch the alternative train accommodation scheme for wait-listed passengers on five […]

Railways expands ‘Vikalp’ Scheme for wait-listed passengers to 5 new ...

DFC status
Due to economic liberalisation and basic restructuring of the financial sector, the Indian economy has witnessed more than  7.5 % growth over the past decade, with exports growing at more than 20%. This, in turn, has given rise to an accelerated demand for land transport services of the order of […]

DFC can be a game-changer for India’s economy

Two years Rigorous Imprisonment to the then Member Engineering of Railway Board and four other Senior Officials (including a General Manager) of Southern Railway for causing a loss of Rs.2.29 Crore to Railways Chennai: The XIII additional special judge for CBI cases, Chennai, has sentenced five former top railway officials, including the then […]

Five former Railway officials sentenced to 2 year rigorous imprisonment

Umesh Chowdhary Titagarh Wagons Ltd
Indian Railways has been one of the most under-spent sector in the nation since the past 60 years, says Umesh Chowdhary, VC & MD, Titagarh Wagons in an interview, Chowdhary says that the spending on railway infrastructure has then potential of changing the dynamics of Indian railways, and also of the […]

Railways spending on Infra may change dynamics of the country: ...

S Mukherjee FC
New Delhi: In recent times, the Indian Railways has been able to raise funds at costs lower than the government through its fund-raising arm, the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), which enjoys the same credit rating as the government. This is because the IRFC is backed by the revenues of Railways’ […]

IRFC funding infrastructure good for nation; but costly for Railways: ...

Rail engine Washing
National Green Tribunal took a notice of ground water extraction by railways New Delhi: With the specter of drought looming large over several parts of the country, Indian Railway has decided to set up automatic coach washing plants at 10 major depots to save water required for cleaning trains. ACWP will […]

Railways to set up Automatic Coach Washing plants to save ...

RailTel wifi ndls
New Delhi: RailTel, a telecom arm of the Indian Railways, grappling with a ‘sustainable business model’ has discontinued Wi-Fi scratch cards sale at New Delhi railway station even as nearly 10,000 people latch to RailWire Wi-Fi network at India’s third busiest railway station on a daily basis. This at a time […]

RailTel stops Wi-Fi Cards sale at New Delhi Railway station

Mumbai Train blasts masterminded by dreaded terrorists based out of Pakistan soil
Chinese rail diplomacy with India may have security ramifications – Nation may face unwelcome consequences due to repeated double standards and lack of collective conscience view on terrorism by China, particularly when the China is holding a responsible permanent Membership in UN Security Council. Chinese complex moves on terrorism related issues and continuous practice of derailing India’s efforts to nail down the dreaded […]

India needs to be Cautious on Chinese Rail Diplomacy

Ministry of Rlys
Railway ministry has constituted a Mobility Directorate to address the problem of punctuality of trains New Delhi: The directorate is a multi-disciplinary body and will look into all the impediments in running trains on time. In its first phase of making trains punctual, the railway has decided to increase the […]

Railways introduces Mobility Directorate to ensure Punctuality of Trains

Bonatrans Inauguration
Aurangabad: GHH-BONATRANS Group announced setting up of its newly built manufacturing plant BONATRANS India Private Limited at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India equipped with top class technology. Primarily the plant is ready to cater with the capacities in first phase of 20,000 Wheels, 10,000 Axles and 6,000 Wheel sets while the upgrade […]

Bonatrans starts new Production Plant in India to target APAC ...

Dahisar Metro corridor
Mumbai: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be starting groundwork on the 18-km-long Dahisar-DN Nagar Metro-2A after monsoon. The project of 18-km long Metro-2A corridor is being carried out by the DMRC on behalf of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the MMRDA will award contracts for the […]

Delhi Metro to commence work on Dahisar Corridor

vessel inaug func
Krishnapatnam: Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast inaugurated the maiden call of “M V Maersk Bentonville” as part of the direct weekly service from Krishpatnam to Salalah (Oman). The first voyage of Maersk Bentonville discharged 551 TEU’s and loaded 770 TEU’s of exports. The weekly […]

Krishnapatnam Port inaugurates Maersk Salalah service – CONCOR to provide ...

Simplex Castings Ltd
Simplex Castings has bagged an order worth Rs 18 crore from Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) for manufacture & supply of Cast Steel Bogies for Container flat wagons for the usage of Container Corporation of India Ltd (a Ministry of Railways PSU). This order will be add-on to the performance […]

Simplex Castings bags WO for Manufacture & Supply of Cast ...

Suresh Prabhu with Commuters in Curry Road3
Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu rode a local train with the commuters and also interacted with them. Mr Parbhu boarded a train from Currey Road to CST and interacted with the commuters asking them if they are satisfied with the services. The minister had undertaken the journey to check the […]

Railway Minister takes a mini-ride, interacts with Commuters

Rail Mantri Suresh Prabhu
Praising Narendra Modi’s special attention to Railways, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways said ‘Make in India’ is not only a slogan but a mission for the BJP government New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has emphasised on upgrading coaches in trains and bring them on par with those available in […]

65000 Rail Coaches to be upgraded to European Standards: Railway ...

ADI-MUM Bullet Train
New Delhi: Railways claim that the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is financially viable and will fetch over 12% return. Officials are defending the project in the wake of a debate over whether its high cost will send the railways into a debt trap. An IIM study has  questioned the financial viability […]

Indian Railways to get 12% return in Bullet Train project

Indian Railways Freight Time Table
After recording a dismal growth of 1% freight loading in FY16, Indian Railways has embarked on significant reforms in its freight policies in order to meet the budgeted incremental loading target of 50 million tonnes or 4.5% for FY17 New Delhi: After recording a dismal growth of 1% freight loading in […]

Indian Railways to run Time-tabled Freight Trains

Indian Railways OPEX Financials
New Delhi: Under pressure to step up capital expenditure to boost the economy, Indian Railways have finished the financial year 2015-16 with a record high capital expenditure (CAPEX) of Rs 94,000 crore, an increase of Rs 37,000 crore over the previous year 2014-15. Indian Railways have set a target of Rs 1.5 […]

Railways show record high Capital Expenditure of Rs.94000 Crore in ...

Suresh Prabhu BSE
Mumbai: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will meet top officials of leading financial institutions and brokerages tomorrow to discuss ways to raise additional funds for the expansion plans of the railways. The railways is looking at various funding raising options including the possibility of issuing rupee-denominated bonds in overseas markets, sources said. […]

Rail Minister to meet Financiers on Railway Funding options at ...

Silchar-Lumding BG
Lumding: The Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge railway route has been caught in a mesh of uncertainty as loopholes have been found in a few tunnels and bridges following incessant rain for the past few days. Chief bridge engineer Alok Kumar Verma said in a report Lumding Divisional Railway <anager: “Operation of passenger services between […]

Silchar-Lumding BG route caught in a mesh – Loopholes found ...

HSR Train Catering Service
Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing onboard catering service in the Gatimaan Express, Indian Railways first semi-high speed train of the country. IRCTC, Indian Railways’ catering arm, has been given on-board catering responsibility for the Gatimaan Express. New Delhi: Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing […]

TFS to provide Onboard Catering in India’s fastest train Gatiman ...

tring tring train wake up call
New Delhi: Train passengers can now sleep soundly without worrying about missing their station as the Railways has launched a new service which will ensure that they get a “wake up call” on their mobile phones half-an-hour before the scheduled arrival at their destination. Similarly, another feature – ‘train destination alarm […]

Train Passengers to get ‘Wake Up’ Call from Railways: Report

suresh prabhu on politics and bureaucracy' 1
Government Employees as good as those in Private Sector: says Suresh Prabhu New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said team work among ministers and bureaucrats of their departments was the key to successful delivery of good governance. “Railways was able to achieve an all-time high capital expenditure because of […]

Team work among Politicians, Bureaucrats key to success: Railway Minister

train ads
Even before the start of testing of the AC local train the Central Railway is getting requests from advertisers in order to display their advertisements on the first AC local train. Mumbai: Despite the fact that the Central Railway still has to start the testing of the AC local train […]

Central Railway to earn Rs.100 Crore from AC Train Advertisement

Suresh Prabhu interacting with CAOs7
New Delhi: A conference of Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of Construction Organizations of all Zonal Railways was held yesterday i.e. on 18.04.2016 in Rail Bhawan to take stock of the achievements of 2015-16 and to review the targeted projects for the year 2016-17. The conference was addressed by Shri Suresh Prabhu, […]

Rail Minister addresses CAO (Cn.) Conference of all Zonal Railways

ir power control room
Railways on Tuesday inaugurated a centralised Control Room to improve scheduling of power procurement New Delhi: In a bid to reduce energy bill, Indian Railways today set up a centralised control room here to improve scheduling of power being procured by the public transporter. According to the Ministry of Railways, the […]

Railways centralises Power Scheduling to monitor Energy Bill

ir grievance redressal online
Online system for grievance redressal, Nivaran to go live in June for Railways personnel. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu would personally be able to review and monitor the functioning of this system. New Delhi: In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop […]

Railway to soon launch Online Grievance Redressal system

Sanjaya Das CRIS
From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, the Centre for Railway Information Systems is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, electronic procurement and online crew management, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey. […]

CRIS has become the Backbone of Indian Railways: Sanjaya Das, ...

women harassment in trains
A Tweet with Railway Minister saves the couple from harassment A couple travelling on Ajmer Sharif-Sealdah Express was immediately attended by authorities after they sought help through a tweet directed to the twitter handle of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. About 20 youths started harassing the woman and her husband soon […]

Couple on train gets Help after Tweets to Railway Minister

HSR Bullet train project
SPV on Bullet Train to finalise Technical Details The ambitious bullet (high-speed) train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will kick-start from 2018 after the conclusion of discussions at various levels between railway officials and representatives of Japan. While the initial cost was pegged at Rs 98,000 crores for the project, […]

Bullet Train project set to begin in 2018

special trains inaug
Get ready to pay more to travel by newly introduced trains during Summer, as Railways has geared up to introduce a few special services Though there was no fare hike proposal in the Rail Budget this time, passengers will have to cough up more for travelling on new trains with added facilities […]

Special trains to Goa, Chennai, Mangaluru, Ernakulam

Secunderabad: The Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunications (IRISET) Secunderabad, a premier centralized training institute under Ministry of Railways has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad for offering M.Tech/ME Degree program in Railway Signal & Telecommunications Engineering for IRSSE (Indian Railway […]

IRISET signs MoU with Osmania University for PG Degree Programme

Suresh Prabhu Twitter
Mangaluru: Hardly anyone would have imagined health emergencies getting addressed in the train a few years ago. Now, tweet your problem and the doctor is there when the next station arrives. Indian Railways celebrates Railway week in April each year to commemorate the humble beginning of the first train between […]

Twitter – a track that runs parallel on Indian Railways

AC Trains Mumbai
Mumbai: The Railway Ministry is annoyed with Central Railway (CR) for dilly-dallying over the air-conditioned train’s fare. According to officials, the Board is looking into fares according to slabs where commuters will have to pay the same amount for stations close by as well as far away. Owing to the CR’s indecisiveness, […]

Rail Ministry annoyed with CR for dilly-dallying over AC Fare

Mohammed Jamshed
Indian Railways is struggling to overcome the challenges posed by the slump in core sector growth that has pulled down freight volumes across commodities. However, the national transporter is responding through policy changes to realise the incremental loading target of 50 million tonnes (mt) for FY17, Railway Board Member-Traffic Mohammed Jamshed […]

Taken Big-Bang Reforms to turn around Rail Freight Biz: Mohammed ...

corrupt railway officials
New Delhi: In a major move against corruption, the railway ministry has branded 22 of its senior officials as “tainted”. These officials, under surveillance, have been for the time being kept away from any “sensitive postings”. According to sources, the list of these “tainted officials with doubtful integrity” was provided to […]

Railway Ministry brands 22 Officials ‘tainted’

IR Train Operations
New Delhi:  Almost half of the cost of your train travel is borne by the railways. The political cost of doing away with the huge subsidy on passenger fares has prevented the transporter from tinkering with tariff over the years. The railways incurs a loss of Rs 30,000 crore every year […]

Railways bears 43% of Travel Cost at a yearly loss ...

RPF nabbing train stoppers
Gang slowed down trains, ferried stranded travellers to vehicle for a fee Mumbai: The Railway Police Force (RPF) has caught three members of a gang who deliberately slowed down outstation trains by pulling their alarm chains and then transported passengers who had missed their train, back to the vehicle for a […]

RPF throws Train Racket off-track

Talgo Train
High speed Spanish train Talgo’s Series 9 Locomotive to cut Delhi-Mumbai travel time to 12 hours, to outpace Gatimaan New Delhi: In what would mark a milestone in India’s efforts to adopt a bullet train system, the country will get its first high-speed train shipped from abroad this week. Spanish train-maker Talgo, […]

Spanish train-maker Talgo to supply India’s 1st High-speed Train by ...