2016 is a breakthrough year for Hyperloop
Hyperloop concept was first released in 2013 by Tesla and SpaceX’s Elon Musk as an alternative to high-speed rail. Musk said he wanted to make Hyperloop an open-source project for high-speed transportation. Several separate entities have since been formed to explore the possibilities. Musk’s white paper had the basic concept […]

Hyperloop can build System with a sixth of Highspeed Rail ...


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Indian Railways is collaborating with the Google Cultural Institute to exhibit its heritage assets like bridges, steam locomotives, buildings, artifacts and museums over the latter’s platform. The agreement will help the Railways digitize its assets which can then be accessed online for free. The Railways also plans to launch a […]

Google to help Indian Railways digitize Heritage assets


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New Delhi: To cope with local demand and smoothen rail traffic, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave approval to construction of a third line on several busiest railway routes, including Itarsi-Nagpur, Jhansi-Bina and Mathur-Jhansi sections. The CCEA meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 280 […]

CCEA approves new Railway routes on various busy sections



CRB Mittal
Railways today said the capacity augmentation on Delhi-Chennai and Howrah-Mumbai routes will be a “game changer” and aimed at meeting the increased freight traffic expected by 2020. Trunk route expansion not to affect DFC, says A.K.Mital, Chairman, Railway Board Railways today said the capacity augmentation on Delhi-Chennai and Howrah-Mumbai routes will […]

Capacity augmentation on Delhi-Chennai & Howrah-Mumbai routes will be a ...


Facebook Indian Railways
Facebook recently concluded a pilot across 125 rural locations after purchasing bandwidth from state-run BSNL, and is currently in talks with various Internet service firms. New Delhi: After Google, it is social media giant Facebook, which is looking to hook up with Indian Railways to provide WiFi across railway stations. R.K. […]

Facebook to hook up with RailTel in WiFi across Railway ...


RAILfinances
Moving a step closer to a corporate-like presentation of its financial numbers, Indian Railways, which has always fought shy of recognizing profits and losses and merely talked about surpluses/shortfalls, has made its entire northwest zone shift to accrual-based accounting. New Delhi: Moving a step closer to a corporate-like presentation of its […]

Indian Railways set to move from surplus/shortfalls to profit/loss; here’s ...



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Darjeeling: A UNESCO team that is working on a conservation plan for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway today said it had got feedback that the toy train service did not meet the criteria to command heritage status and was close to being put on the “danger list”. Paul Atkins, the technical […]

UNESCO warns on Heritage tag of Darjeeling Toy Train


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The tariff hike will increase the fuel costs of power stations and cement units closer to pitheads, while units far away from coal mines could see their fuel/input costs decline New Delhi: Indian Railways announcing freight changes for a lead of 497 km with a new tariff structure would be Rs.712/tonne as against Rs.702/tonne […]

Stung by negative growth, IR does U-turn, hikes Freight Rates


IR Safety Imp
Stepping up efforts to upgrade tracks and signalling system for ensuring safe train journey, railways has sent safety fund proposal to Finance Ministry again for reconsideration. New Delhi: Stepping up efforts to upgrade tracks and signalling system for ensuring safe train journey, railways has sent safety fund proposal to Finance Ministry […]

Railways asks Fin.Min to reconsider Safety Fund proposal



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New Delhi: To attract investors for the expansion and modernisation of rail infrastructure, Railways is setting up a Rs 30,000 crore fund, first-of-its-kind for the national transporter, for implementation of remunerative projects across the country. We are creating a fund of Rs 30,000 crore for setting up Railways of India Development […]

Railways plans Rs 30000 Crore Infra Fund for Projects with ...


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Vijayawada: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today commissioned a new railway line between Nandyala and Yerraguntla, which Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu described as the “dream of (late Prime Minister) PV Narasimha Rao.” The Union Ministers and Chandrababu also flagged off a […]

Suresh Prabhu commissions new Nandyala-Yerraguntla Rail line


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New Delhi: For the second year in a row, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made it to the prestigious Fortune India Next 500 list of Indian companies, with the Railway Ministry PSU improving its ranking to 199 from 328 in 2015. The awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions […]

IRCTC makes it to Fortune India Next 500 List of ...



Japan to train HSR projects in India
New Delhi: With country’s first bullet train project scheduled for commissioning in 2023, Indian Railways plans to send 400 of its employees to Japan for training in engineering, operational and safety aspects related to the project. These officials from various railway zones having expertise in different areas will be trained at […]

Railways to send 400 Officers to Japan to train in ...


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PWD to develop signal-free corridor to connect East-West Delhi. Once completed, the corridor will reduce the travel time between east and west Delhi by nearly 30 minutes as compared to 90 minutes. New Delhi: In a joint initiative, the Delhi Government and Delhi Division of Northern Railways have planned an integrated […]

Signal-free Rail Corridor to connect East West Delhi in the ...


Chetan Krishnaswamy Country Head - Public Policy Google India speaks at Sahyadri College Mangalore
Google India Country Head (Public Policy) Chetan Krishnaswamy said that Google has set a target of providing Wi-Fi internet connectivity at 100 railway stations in the country by the end of this year. Mobile net users account for six to seven million among total users as on date, he said. Mangalore: […]

WiFi at 100 Railway Stations by year end in association ...



India's first medallist at the ongoing Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik works for Indian Railways 2
The Indian Railways are planning a grand felicitation for Sakshi to celebrate her stupendous feat. Wrestler Sakshi Malik will be posted in the Zonal Railway of her choice. Ms.Malik will also be rewarded with Rs.60 Lakhs Cash Award by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu soon after her arrival to India. New […]

Winner at Rio Olympics Sakshi Malik to be promoted as ...


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Approval of Bangladesh’s  Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) headed by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Akhaura-Agartala rail link project is one of the important and key milestone for the economic development of the region. Dhaka: The Bangladesh government yesterday approved the construction of Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge railway link project […]

Bangladesh okays Akhaura-Agartala rail link project


Indian Rail University
Vadodara: In a step towards setting up the country’s first Railway university, an MoU will be signed tomorrow between National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) here and Maharaja Sayajirao University to award MBA degrees to rail employees in various fields like accounts and personnel. NAIR, the apex training institute for […]

NAIR, Baroda Varsity ink Pact for MBA Programme for rail



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New Delhi: Railways is contemplating to renegotiate loan condition with Japan for procuring high horse power electric locomotives for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) as the procurement award is stuck over the pricing front. Railways’ ambitious plan to acquire 9000 high horse-power (HP) locomotives from Japan for hauling double stack […]

IR may renegotiate DFC loan condition with Japan


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Vadodara: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be in the city tomorrow to ink an MoU between the Railways and the state government, officials said. This will be Rupani’s first visit to the city after taking charge as the Chief Minister. As part of the MoU, […]

Railways to ink MoU with Gujarat for development of Railways ...




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Indian Railways working to reduce Energy Bill New Delhi: With an aim of reducing the energy bill, Railways has firmed up plans to import crude oil directly and started procuring power from the generators. The diesel procurement policy has been reviewed and it has been decided to import crude oil directly […]

Railways plans to import Crude Oil directly, starts procuring power ...


IR Rail Budget scrapping
New Delhi: It would be a game-changer when the minister of railways Suresh Prabhu manages to merge the rail Budget with the Union Budget. The railway ministry has completed its paper work and has asked the finance ministry to provide permission for this shift. Once done, a 92-year-old tradition will come […]

By doing away with separate rail budget, half of IR’ ...


Kayamkulam Ernakulam Rail line doubling
Railways to complete doubling of 3 stretches on Kayamkulam-Ernakulam route by December Thiruvananthapuram: Railways are gearing up to complete another 57 km of the much-delayed doubling along the Kayamkulam-Ernakulam stretch, via Kottayam and Alappuzha, this December. The 12-km stretch between Piravom Road-Kuruppanthura, the 27-km line between Chingavanam and Chengannur (both via […]

Rail track doubling between Kayamkulam-Ernakulam set to gather steam



Illustrative design of Surat Railway Station Transportation Hub
The Rs 5,000-crore project would be taken up under the public private partnership model. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu, Deputy Chief minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel and city mayor Ashmitaben Shiroya Wednesday signed an MoU for the development of India’s first multi-modal transportation hub (MMTH) at Surat railway station. […]

Railways signs MoU to develop Rs 5000 crore Surat Transportation ...


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A memorandum of understanding will be signed between the government and Shapoorji Pallonji Group on Sunday Konkan Railway will sign an MoU with Shapoorji Pallonji & Co on August 14 for construction of new railway line between Chiplun and Karad railway stations. The pact will be signed in the presence […]

Konkan Railway partners Shapoorji Pallonji for new Chiplun-Karad Rail line


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Dallirajahara: The Chhattisgarh Government would be earmarking suitable land banks in the vicinity of Dallirajahara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur Rail Corridor for setting up of small industrial units, officials informed. Notably, the  Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is coordinating the  construction of Railway line from DaIlirajhara to Rowghat covering a distance of 95 km […]

Land for Small Units near Dallirajahara-Rowghat Rail Corridor



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Turf battles have erupted and delayed important railway projects, with the directorates charged with raising non-fare revenue and increasing train speeds working at cross-purposes, say officials. A project to redevelop 400 railway stations has been caught in the crossfire New Delhi: When Railway minister Suresh Prabhu set up two new directorates within […]

Tug of war between Rail Directorates delays Rail projects


SAIL's Bhilai plant starts hot trials of Universal Rail Mill - the best Rail Mill in Bhilai Steel Plant: Experts are contacted for best rail track 4
Raipur: The new Universal Rail Mill (URM) of state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has achieved the milestone of successfully rolling out the first rail through its Tandem Mill. The feat would pave way for the steel maker to roll out 130-meter rail from the […]

SAIL-BSP inches closer to produce world’s longest rail


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Our neighbouring rogue nation ‘Pakistan’ features dreaded terrorist Burhan Wani as ‘martyr’ in their Special Azadi Train. After Salahuddin’s nuclear war threat, Pakistan again ups the ante on its claim for Kashmir! Islamabad/Karachi: The real face of Pakistan – a state unfortunately carved out of India in 1947 as a separate nation on extreme religious […]

Rouge Nation Pakistan runs Azadi Train covered with posters of ...



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For the first time in the history of North-East India, Indian Railways has started a RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) service to deal with the ongoing Tripura fuel crisis. Guwahati: For the first time in the history of North-East India, Indian Railways has started a RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) service […]

Railways transport fuel-laden trucks to Tripura under RoRo Service


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New Delhi: To compete with airlines and boost earnings of the Railways, the Parliamentary Railway Convention Committee has recommended a rationalised variable fare structure. In its report tabled in Parliament on Thursday, the panel however cautioned the Railway Ministry that the fare structure “should not be at the cost of passengers”. […]

Parliamentary Panel calls for variable rail fare structure


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Member, Rolling Stock, Railway Board gives details about six initiatives of his Directorate namely TALGO Trials, TRINATRA and MAGLEV Technology, EoTT, bio-toilets and new train products New Delhi: Member, Rolling Stock (earlier called Member Mechanical), Railway Board Shri Hemant Kumar gave details of six initiatives of Indian Railways pertaining to his […]

Member (Rolling Stock) gives details about six important initiatives of ...



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Kalaburagi: The long-pending Kalaburagi-Bidar new rail line will be commissioned in February 2017 after the completion of the ongoing works on laying rail lines and construction of railway stations between Kalaburagi and Humnabad, Ajai Kumar Dubey, Divisional Railway Manager, Central Railway, has said. Speaking at the flagging of ceremony of […]

Kalaburagi-Bidar line to be commissioned in February 2017


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Indian Railways yet to go miles for complete electrification which would require covering another 35,000 km as on date! New Delhi: Lack of funds and inability to build enough locomotives threaten to derail Indian Railways’ target to achieve full electrification of its network in the next three years. The estimated cost of […]

IR to overcome hurdles in Railway Electrification due to dearth ...




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Palghat: Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) unit here – allotted to the region during senior Congress leader A K Antony’s tenure as Union Defence Minister – is now engaged in building undercarriages for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC). However, lack of rail connectivity to Kanjikode railway station means that the undercarriages have […]

BEML Palghat Plant derailed by lack of rail connectivity to ...


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Harsh Dhingra, Chief Country Representative, India, Bombardier Transportation said, “Implementation of GST in India is a welcome sign for the industries. GST is a significant move and one of the most important ones post liberalization in India, but implementation is the key.” New Delhi: Harsh Dhingra, Chief Country Representative, India, Bombardier […]

GST will bring in ease of doing business in India: ...


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Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has come down on the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA) for spending Rs. 5 crore unnecessarily crore in the construction of the Metro-II corridor in Mumbai. The CAG report has said the MMRDA appointed an independent engineer without resolving environmental issues related […]

MMRDA overlooked Green clearances in Metro project: CAG



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Bangalore: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), the consultant appointed to prepare a fare structure for Kochi metro, has suggested Rs.15 as the minimum fare for 2 km distance and Rs.65 for the 25-km-long Aluva-Pettah corridor, during peak hours. The IIMB has also recommended variable fare during off-peak hours, capping […]

IIMB suggests Rs.15 as minimum fare for Namma Metro


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New Delhi: Delhi Metro will install a 3 MWp solar power plant atop an elevated stabling line of Kalindi Kunj depot, the first-ever such shed being built in the DMRC network. “The work on the stabling shed will be completed in about six months and then the solar plant will be […]

Delhi Metro to install Solar Plant atop elevated Stabling Shed


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Patna: GE’s locomotive manufacturing unit in Bihar, which chief minister Nitish Kumar had asked officials to give special preference to, has been stuck for clearance from the Bihar State Pollution Control Board for more than two months – because the board does not have a chairman. The Indian Railways diesel locomotive […]

Clearance to GE’s Loco Plant in Bihar pending as the ...



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Delhi Metro allows only 21 of its trains to be used for ad wraps; it earns Rs. 32 crore a year New Delhi: The concept of ‘Metro wrap’ ads, where the entire Metro train is covered with ads, is becoming so popular that demand for them has surpassed the total number […]

Ad space on Delhi Metro in high demand


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Hyderabad: The safety certification trials of the 12-km Miyapur-SR Nagar stretch of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project will be conducted soon, a top official said. “We have completed 58 kms of the metro’s foundations, 56 kms of pillars and 46 kms of viaduct, and work on both the depots have been […]

Hyderabad Metro: Safety Trials on Miyapur-SR Nagar stretch soon


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Greater Noida: In 2009, Manisha Ghai was offered a flat in Greater Noida, for Rs 35 lakhs. She liked the apartment and its cost. However, the interior decorator, who mostly travels in and around Delhi-NCR for business, declined to buy it as she felt that commuting would be difficult. Seven […]

Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail unlocks Property potential



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Noida:  The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will assist Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) in operating and maintaining the 29.7-km-long Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between the two entities on Friday. The construction work of Noida-Greater Noida corridor is already being executed […]

Delhi Metro to help Noida Metro operations


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New Delhi: After redesignating Railway Board members on functional lines, the railway ministry is now planning to seek Cabinet approval soon for its next big reform: of merging about 10 different cadres into just two — technical and civil — in a bid to optimise manpower capacity, besides cutting down on […]

Railways plan big shakeup of Officer Cadre


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Railway Board sets new goal after zones fail to meet target. Board reiterates its directive to General Managers to set up a system for monitoring progress of work periodically Chennai: The Railway Board has cracked the whip on zonal railways that failed to meet monthly targets set for completing new/ongoing projects. After […]

Additional 60 km Villupuram-Dindigul doubling target assigned to SR



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New Delhi: The much-hyped Bibek Debroy committee on the restructuring of railways might have recommended privatisation of the railways’ massive health system, but in a reply to a set of queries, the railway ministry has denied any such move. In an answer to a question on whether there was a plan […]

No PPP for Railways Hospitals; says Railway Board


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Ferozepur: There is no proposal to carve out a separate Jammu division out of the Ferozepur Railway Division, a senior official said here today. Anuj Prakash, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Ferozepur Division of Northern Railways said there was no proposal to create the new division in reply to a query. […]

No proposal to carve out separate Jammu Railway Division: DRM/FZP


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Secunderabad: The Ministry of Railways has lined up a slew of reforms in the cargo segment, according to Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways. Speaking after flagging off two new trains, Gulbarga-Hyderabad Intercity Express and Mumbai LTT-Kazipet Tadoba Express, here on Monday, the minister said though two/thirds of earnings of Railways […]

Reforms in Rail Cargo underway: Suresh Prabhu