Vadodara (BRC): Railways is speedily working on setting up the first Railway university of the country. The university will come up at Vadodara in Gujarat. The Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL), a public sector unit of the Human Resource Development ministry is finalising the project. The proposed university will have its […]

India’s first Railway University in Vadodara


Mumbai Suburban
Mumbai: The wait for the paperless ticket feature via railways’ UTS mobile application is not over yet. Officials said the geo-mapping required for stations on mainline, Harbour and Trans-Harbour is proving to be more difficult than expected. Around 45 lakh commuters on Central Railway (CR) were to be benefited by […]

Paperless Ticket on CR/WR lines hit with geo-mapping hurdles


IR Optg Ratio
New Delhi:  In a significant financial achievement, railways has shown an improvement in its operating ratio (OR) at 91.3 per cent for the fiscal year 2014-15. Provisional accounts indicate an OR of 91.3 per cent, which is an improvement over the budgeted target of 92.5 per cent and also better […]

IR’s Operating Ratio improved by 91.3 per cent for the ...



K Bhavaneeswari IPS presenting Books and pen-pencils to Orphan Children (File Photo)
Chennai: Senior Superintendent of police K Bhavaneeshwari has been appointed chief security officer (CSO) of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL), a newly created post. After the Koyambedu- Alandur metro rail line was inaugurated by chief minister J Jayalalithaa on June 29, director general of police Ashok Kumar, state intelligence chief P […]

Woman Cop appointed as Chief Security Officer of Chennai Metro ...


Joe Kaeser, Chief Executive, Siemens AG
Munich: Siemens AG Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said Thursday that he recently met with the Executive Chairman of Bombardier Inc., adding that while Siemens is “well positioned” in the global train industry, “definitely there is movement and consolidation in that market going forward and we definitely will be very mindful […]

We are in touch with Bombardier for Consolidating our Rail ...


Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced July 30 that it has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corp., subsidiary of CRRC. The agreement will examine multi-year collaboration activities between the two companies to jointly develop new application-specific, next-generation capacitive energy storage solutions that meet application requirements of CRRC-SRI’s […]

Maxwell Technologies selected as exclusive Energy Storage Supplier by CRRC



handheld ticketing mcs
Mumbai: Western Railway is to bring in hand-held devices for long distance trains within the next three months in the hope that ticket collectors (TCs) will no longer take bribes and allot berths to passengers far back on the waiting list instead of those supposed to be allotted the same […]

WR to equip TCs with Hand-held Devices for long distance ...


DMRC Role
Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Cabinet has given administrative sanction for the light metro projects but the role of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is yet to be specified, say sources. “As far as we know, the government has decided to execute the project on the lines of Kochi metro rail. So we […]

DMRC role in Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro project yet to be ...


Bangalore: The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday ordered issue of notice to the Ministry of Railways on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition complaining over delay in the commencement of an additional daily train service between Bengaluru and Mangaluru as proposed in the 2014 Railway Budget. A Division Bench […]

Karnataka HC issue Notice to Railways over delay in running additional ...



Bharata Ratna Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015)
إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّى مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ Pamban (PBM): Thousands of people arrived from various parts of the country and gathered at the narrow mohallas around the Mohideen Aandavar […]

Driver of Special Train blew ‘Horn’ to mark Final Respects ...


Mr.Takema Sakamoto, the new JICA Chief Representative of India
New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has done the feasibility study of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed bullet train corridor project has submitted its final report to the ministry of railways last week. Stating that India is a high priority country, JICA’s chief representative for India, Takema Sakamoto, […]

Will provide Technical & Financial Assistance for India’s first Bullet ...


New Delhi: Government has conducted a study on projected traffic flow, freight transport and the investment required for development of infrastructure in transport sector during the next two decades. The recommendations of the study cover a wide range of cases related to transport including the need to frame an integrated transport […]

Road Transport & Highways Ministry’s Study recommends strong Railways role ...



Court
Jabalpur (JBP): The Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the Railway Board Chairman on a petition challenging putting up of illegal hoardings – on land belonging to Railways – overlooking streets. Hearing a revised petition by Mr Satish Verma, a division bench comprising Chief Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice […]

MP High Court issues Notice to CRB over illegal hoardings ...


An award of Rs. 50,000 has been approved for Ashwani Kumar for alertness and courage in detecting a bomb on the railway track in Gurdaspur, Punjab
New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has approved an award of Rs. 50000 to railway employee Shri. Ashwani Kumar for his alertness and courage in detecting the bomb and saving the lives of hundreds of passengers in Punjab. Shri. Ashwani Kumar is working as Keyman of a gang […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announces Rs.50000 Cash Award to Railway ...


Bhubaneswar (BBS): In order to minimise the effects of heavy rains and safe running of trains, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has planned precautionary steps. General Manager, ECoR, Rajiv Vishnoi has directed officials to be on full alert towards any incident caused by the rains and flood situation near tracks for […]

Precautionary Steps put in place by East Coast Railway due ...



IR food mkt2
Mumbai: The central government’s decision to modernise 400 railway stations in India has brightened the growth prospects for food service companies such as Travel Food Service(TFS), Lite Bite Foods, Jubilant Foodworks among others, within the travel retail sector. Indian Railways handle over 800 crore passengers a year — a huge captive […]

Growth Prospects for Food Service chains like TFS, Lite Bite ...


Montreal/Frankfurt: Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc denied a report on Wednesday that it is in talks with German engineering group Siemens AG on merging their rail units. The denial by a spokeswoman for Montreal-based Bombardier followed a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday that cited unnamed sources as […]

Bombardier denies Rail Merger talks with Siemens


Bharatwagon
Muzaffarpur (MFP): General Secretary of Bharat Wagon Workers Union A K Verma has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save the 200-year-old railway wagon manufacturing unit in Muzaffarpur which is on the verge of closure. Seven years ago, the railway ministry had taken charge of the administration of the plant. […]

Bharat Wagon & Engg workers union Plea for PM’s help ...





Former President Abdul Kalam and Southern Railway officials inspecting the Pamban Bridge in an inspection car on January 28, 2014
Pamban (PBM): “I loved Pamban,” said former President APJ Abdul Kalam as he inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Pamban Bridge on January 28, 2014. Speaking at an event at the Pamban railway station to mark the beginning of the celebrations, Kalam recalled his student days when he had often crossed […]

Pamban Bridge was Abdul Kalam’s Nostalgic Link to past



Mergers-Acquisitions
German engineering group Siemens and Canada’s Bombardier are in early talks to merge their rail businesses, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter German engineering group Siemens and Canada’s Bombardier are in early talks to merge their rail businesses, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people […]

Siemens, Bombardier in early talks to merge rail business


central salaries
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to chairman of the pay commission, seeking higher payscale for the posts of Chairman of the Railway Board and General Managers (GM) of zonal railways. In the letter, Prabhu has strongly endorsed an old demand from Railways to make the GM’s post equal […]

Suresh Prabhu wants CRB brought on par with Cabinet Secretary ...


UTSonMobile
New Delhi: Railway commuters travelling between New Delhi and Palwal in Haryana can now buy unreserved tickets using their mobile phones by just downloading an App. This initiative, which will become operational from next month, is a part of efforts to make unreserved tickets paperless and save the commuters from […]

Rail Commuters travelling on New Delhi-Palwal section can now buy ...



bombs rail track haryana
Rohtak (ROK): The nine bombs recovered near the railway track in Kurukshetra on July 22, five days before the Gurdaspur terror attack, could have been from a naval base in Kerala. A Government Railway Police (GRP) team probing the matter has left for Kerala to verify the claim. Inspector General […]

Explosives found on Rail Track in Haryana could be from ...


Alok Ranjan CS UP Govt
Lucknow (LKO): The chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Alok Ranjan has said that Lucknow Metro rail is an ambitious project of the state government and any delinquency in its implementation would not be pardoned. He directed the department of housing and urban planning to take immediate action on proposals received from […]

Lucknow Metro rail is an Ambitious Project – Funds issue ...


IR Logo Small
Running Room Management System has been brought in to monitor Motormen and Motor Guards New Delhi: The Railway Board has asked other all the 17 Zonal Railways to follow the system implemented by Western Railway (WR) where a newly installed machine reads the punch-in time of motormen and motor guards […]

Railway Board asks 17 Zones to follow Western Railway’s Running ...



Duronto
Mumbai: The derailment near Madgaon in Goa extensively damaged 10 coaches, forcing the CR to run several trips of the train with sleeper and conventional air-conditioned coaches. Derailment of the CST-Ernakulam Duronto Express on May 3 and the logjam betweenWestern Railway and Central Railwayon repairing the rake has given therailways its […]

NR gives Duronto coaches to CR to run its Ernakulam ...


Kolkata (KOAA): Maoists would target important stations including, Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata and metro rail stations in the city, Eastern Railway today said. “Information has come that Maoists are targeting Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata and Metro Railway stations,” an Eastern Railway release said here. “Maoist posters have been found at some railway stations […]

Maoists would target Howrah, Sealdah, Metro stations: Eastern Railway


hollysys auto
BEIJING: Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) (“Hollysys” or the “Company”), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it signed a significant contract to provide Automatic Train Protection (ATP) equipment and system for high-speed trains in 200-250km/h and 300-350km/h respectively, valued at […]

Hollysys Automation Technologies announces another Significant Win of HSR Signaling ...



Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited, a part of Mahindra Group, is studying the feasibility of providing feeder services at metro rail stations with its eight-seater electric Maxximo (e-Maxximo) vans, according to its chief executive officer Arvind Mathew. “We are exploring the role of EVs (electric vehicles) in public commuting […]

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd bets big on Metro ...


New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has expressed his heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of former President of India Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In a message, the Railway Minister has said “Dr. Kalam was a great scientist, super patriot and people’s President. All of us are proud […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu expresses Condolences over the Sad Demise ...


Use communication technology, IT to enhance passenger safety. Network all RPF units President presents colours to RPF in Delhi NEW DELHI: Exhorting the Railways to use emerging technology, particularly information and communication technology, to enhance passenger safety, former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday 23rd May, 2006 said a special […]

Evolve strategy to Combat Crime aboard Train: Kalam asked Railways ...



Dr Abdul Kalam at RSC Baroda
An Extract of Address by Hon’ble Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, at the Railway Staff College, Vadodara on 31st March, 2008 on “Railway Vision 2030 CONNECTIVITY LEADS TO ECONOMIC PROSPERITY I am indeed delighted to address the Students and Faculty Members of Railway Staff College, Vadodara.  I am […]

Speech of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam at National Academy of Indian ...



Mumbai: A social audit on the Mumbai suburban rail network found that the killer distance between railway station platforms and railway footboard continues to exist on 93 per cent of stations. “We chose ten suburban railway stations on Central, Harbour and Western lines to do a first ever social audit […]

Social Audit of Mumbai city railway network reveals Service Gaps



New Delhi: Indian Railways have introduced following freight marketing schemes for procurement of wagons/ rakes by inviting private investment to enhance existing fleet of wagons (freight carrier) with a view to generate more revenue. These are: (i) Special Freight Train Operator (SFTO) Scheme – For high capacity and special purpose […]

Freight Marketing Schemes of Indian Railways


Madras HC
Chennai: The Madras High Court today asked Gammon India and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) to suggest names of experts who could be appointed as arbitrator to hear the dispute between the two parties. The development comes on a petition filed by Gammon India seeking a stay on the termination […]

Madras HC asks Gammon and Chennai Metro Rail to choose ...


icici mrupee
New Delhi: Indian private sector financial services provider ICICI Bank has launched a recharge facility for Delhi Metro cards. Delhi Metro card holders can now recharge their metro cards at 1,000 mRUPEE outlets of Mobi Wallet Payment Systems Limited (MMPL), a business correspondent of ICICI Bank. Metro card holders can […]

ICICI offers Delhi Metro card recharges at mRUPEE outlets



HSR Train Seats
The report “High Speed Train Seat Market by Function (Regular Seat, Recliner Seat, Folding Seat, Dining Seat, Smart Seat), Railcar Type (Overland Car, Subway Car, Long Distance Car), Comfort Type (High Comfort, Light Comfort), Geography – Global Analysis and Forecast to 2019″, published by MarketsandMarkets, it is expected to reach $11,483.2 Thousand […]

M&M forecasts HSR Train Seat market worth $11483.2 Thousand, to ...


Indian police personnel take position during an encounter with armed attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town, in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India.
Gurdaspur Terror Attack: Superintendent of Police killed by Terrorists. Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds high-level meet with Cabinet ranks Gurdaspur (GSP): A major railway tragedy was averted after five live bombs were found near a Railway bridge on the railway track on the Amritsar-Pathankot section on Monday. The bombs were carefully […]

Terror Attack in Gurdaspur: 5 Live Bombs recovered from Dinanagar-Pathankot ...


Gateway Railfreight
Stocks of Freight handling, Logistics & Storage service providers witness considerable investor interest Mumbai: The logistics sector is perceived as an attractive play on planned infrastructure development in the country. Stocks of freight handling, logistics and storage service providers have seen considerable investor interest. One of the beneficiaries is freight […]

Gateway Distriparks on the right track – The good prospects ...



Jawans inspecting Rail Tracks
Kolkata (KOAA): A month after the central intelligence department wrote to the ministry of home affairs about possible Maoists resurgence in six districts in West Bengal, the union ministry sent a report to the state home department suggesting that the Maoists replicating the Bihar-Jharkhand model might target the Railways in the […]

Indian Railways take Precautionary Steps to avoid Terror strike in ...


Broad Gauge Railway Track Machines on the newly laid Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge route
Silchar (SCL): passenger train service along the newly laid Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge route is likely to begin next month. Sources in the Northeast Frontier Railway told that the passenger railway service was likely to be flagged off in August by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The line is expected to open for […]

NFR likely to operate Passenger Train service on the newly ...


TMILL Vehicle
Kolkata (KOAA): The Tatas are set to foray into freight operations in the railways as the Narendra Modi-government seeks private capital to spruce up the century-old infrastructure. TM International Logistics (TMILL), a subsidiary of Tata Steel, has approached Indian Railways under the Special Freight Train Operators (SFTO) scheme to run […]

TMILL – a Tata Group Co., set to foray into Rail ...




gps aided system
Chennai: Southern Railway is gradually introducing GPS-based passenger information system in suburban trains. In May, the facility was introduced in one suburban train which is run on Moore Market Complex-Tiruvallur route. This helps commuters find out which station is approaching when they are inside a crowded train. It comprises a digital […]

GPS-based info system launched on Chennai Local trains


Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Delhi Metro is today the backbone of the city’s public transport system. And it’s growing to become wider and more robust. However, lately there have been glitches – at times trains have got stuck, at other times they have got delayed. What’s worse, its projects are getting delayed, which never […]

Daily we do 2800 trips and experience 400 glitches: DMRC ...