Indian Railway coaches in Dhaka3
New Delhi: RITES, a PSU under rail ministry, has supplied 60 broad gauge passenger coaches (LHB type) to Bangladesh Railway (BR) against a contract agreement of 120 coaches. An intercity train with these Indian coaches was flagged off at Dhaka by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. Two train sets, comprising […]

RCF Coaches supplied to Bangladesh can run upto 160 Kmph: ...

car transport by rail
Indian Railways deploys car rakes to shore up profit. On the lines of the ‘Conraj’ trains, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated time-tabled container trains to ply the Delhi-Bengaluru route. Need to place your product such as a high end pricey car in the show room in mint fresh condition straight […]

Car-carrier Specials Trains to provide Car manufacturers time bound rail ...

iron ore monsters
The Railways have been defrauded of as much as Rs 29,236.77 Crore by Iron Ore exporters claiming domestic tariff on consignments meant for export. CAG Audit report tabled in May 2015 estimated that the Indian Railways can recover Rs. 29,236.77 crore from iron ore exporters. Key investigators who unearthed the evasion abandon […]

Recovery of Rs.29000 Crore freight dues from Iron Ore exporters ...

world class rail stns
Train journey in India will be a different experience altogether with upcoming world-class stations that will do away with long queues at station entry, untidy waiting halls and stinking toilets. 400 Railway Stations to get 100 Crore makeover, with Helipads, Executive Lounges and World Class Facilities New Delhi: Flamboyant buildings with airport-like […]

India will soon have world class Railway stations: Rail Ministry

begun kodar rly stn
Now, Ghostbusters tries to take a tour of Bengal’s haunted railway station to find clue to the mystery of the spectre Begunkodar: For more than 40 years, Begunkodar railway station in Purulia district of West Bengal remained abandoned because of fears that it was haunted. Locals say sometime in the 1960s, commuters spotted […]

Begunkodar Railway Station enters into Ghost Tourism map

7thCPC benefit
It’ll be around 45% of the transporter’s total wage bill of Rs 53,000 crore for FY17. The previous UPA regime cleverly announced the constitution of the commission a few months before the 2014 elections when there was no hurry to do so, putting whichever government that would come to power in […]

7th Pay Commission: Rs 24325 Crore impact on Railways

National Academy of Indian Railways (formerly Railway Staff College), Vadodara where the proposed Railway University is being planned to be set up by Centre
Ahmedabad: In its bid to enhance research on issues of emerging financial challenges, Ministry of Railways today signed an MoU with National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) for setting up of ‘C T Venugopal Chair on Strategic Finance, Research and Policy Development’. “Investment in Railways now needs to be stepped up…The […]

Railway Ministry, NAIR ink MoU to promote Research on Finance

rail budget speeches
New Delhi: Railways minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday released a book compiling the rail budget speeches made in Parliament from 1924-25 to 1946-47. The move surprised many, including railways officials, as it came amid indications that BJP government is set to scrap the British practice of presenting separate rail budget. A […]

Amid indications on scrapping Rail Budget, Suresh Prabhu releases book ...

IR Lifeline of the nation
The Railways wants to charge licence fee on the use of its name, locomotive logo and slogan, ‘Lifeline of the Nation’ from IRCTC and travel agents. The idea, a brainchild of junior Rail Minister Manoj Sinha, suggests that the charge be 1 per cent of the annual turnover clocked by IRCTC […]

Railways plans to charge Licence Fee from IRCTC, travel agents ...

Work in progress on the Dalli Rajhara Rowghat rail line
Raipur: The work of Railway track linking work will soon commence between Gudum- Keoti Section in the 17.6 Km to 42.6-km stretch as part of the new Rail Link being developed between Dallirajhara and Rowghat in Raipur Division of South East Central Railway  (SECR) in the State, officials sources informed. Notably, […]

Rail Track linking work for Dallirajhara-Rowghat project soon

airport metro blr
To link South and West Bangalore with North; provide last mile connectivity to Metro commuters Bangalore: The Bengaluru Airport Rail Link (BARL), an SPV formed in 2007 to provide a high speed rail link to the Kempe Gowda International Airport, is back in business but for a different project. The BARL is […]

42-kilometre Elevated Airport Rail link to boost Mobility in Bangalore

MOSR Sinha
Mhow: The country will soon have the Diamond Quadrilateral for high-speed trains which will shorten travel time to a great extent and make the journey extremely comfortable for the passengers, Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha said here today. He said this after inaugurating Indore-Mhow railway line, that has been […]

Country will soon get Diamond Quadrilateral: MoSR

Talgo Trials
Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways is conducting trial runs with Talgo train coaches, which the Spanish company claims can help Railways attain higher speeds, even on the existing tracks. Talgo’s coaches are all set to begin speed trials from July 7, a development that takes India closer to its dreams of […]

Talgo Highspeed Train trials on Mathura-Palwal route for speeds upto ...

IR Rail Budget
New Delhi: The plan to scrap India’s annual railway budget and merge it with the Union budget, as recommended by the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, or NITI Aayog, may find opposition from the finance ministry. The change in the almost century-old tradition is unlikely to happen immediately, according […]

Railway Budget unlikely to be scrapped soon: Railway Board

Viridity Energy
Philadelphia: Viridity Energy, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a patent for systems and methods used to generate an operating schedule for energy storage assets, such as batteries, used in connection with transportation systems, such as rail operations, and with electric vehicles. The […]

Viridity Energy awarded Key Patent for Energy Storage used with ...

File Pic: The Financial Commissioner, Railways, Sanjoy Mookerjee (on the extreme left corner) addressing an internal meeting 1
New Delhi: The Railway Minister has “not yet” accepted the resignation of Railway Financial Commissioner and the process is on, said a source. However, other sources say it seems unlikely that the Financial Commissioner will take back his resignation. The FC has not asked for a waiver of the notice period. […]

Rail Minister ‘yet to’ accept Financial Commissioner’s resignation

rail doubling works
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday promised Karnataka BJP leaders that all steps will be taken to complete the proposed doubling of the Chikjajur-Hubballi railway line by 2019. During his meeting with former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and former BJP state unit president Prahlad Joshi, Prabhu said line doubling […]

Railway Minister promises to speed up doubling of Chikjajur-Hubli line

Ravindra Gupta,GM/SCR awarding Ms.Neeta Dadwe, Kabaddi Coach
Secunderabad: South Central Railway Sports Association (SCRSA) felicitated eminent Sportspersons & Coaches who brought laurels to South Central Railway and Indian Railways in various Sports and Games at a function held at Railway Sports Complex, Secunderabad on 27th June, 2016. Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR was the Chief Guest of the […]

GM/SCR falicitates eminent Sports Persons/Coaches of SCR

Ravindra Gupta, GM,SCR meets S.P.Tucker, Chief Secy, Govt of AP State
Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway met S.P.Tucker, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh State at the Secretariat, Hyderabad today i.e. on 28th June, 2016. Both of them along with concerned higher officials of AP state Govt and Railways discussed on the various Railway Projects in Andhra Pradesh State […]

GM/SCR meets Chief Secretary of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

Indian Railway coaches in Dhaka3 1
Dhaka: All passenger coaches for the Bangladesh railway under the Indian line of credit will arrive in Dhaka by December. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka also said among total 120 coaches, 60 already arrived. Bangladesh and India signed the first-ever line of credit pegged at $1 billion in 2010, but India […]

Rail Coaches built by India under Line of Credit to ...

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New Delhi: The government’s move to cap air fares to tier-II and tier-III cities at Rs.2,500 is likely to further erode the market share of the railways in passenger traffic. Once the reduced fares for air travel are put in place, there would be very little difference between premium rail fares […]

Railways likely to lose more passengers if Airfare-capped

Railways KFC Pizza 1
Railways also gears up to provide Baby food at stations Bangalore: Train passengers will soon be able to order burgers and pizzas of their choice on the Indian Railways website and have them delivered right to their coaches. For last-minute purchases, vendor boys will be waiting on platforms with ready-to-serve burgers, […]

Pizzas and burgers on trains

MetroRail Solar 1
Photovoltaic systems to be installed in stations. CMRL officials have identified areas in stations along the Koyambedu-Alandur stretch for installing Solar Panels. Metro rail to save 1.12 crore each year by using solar power Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) plans to go fully solar in phase one by next year. While 1 MW […]

Chennai Metro Rail plans to go 100% Solar in a ...

ashwani lohani
New Delhi: State-run Air India’s chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani is in the race to be the next chairman of the Railway Board, said two railway ministry officials requesting anonymity. The current Railway Board chairman A.K. Mital’s term comes to an end in July 2016. “Apart from Lohani, Member Staff, Railway […]

Air India Chief Ashwani Lohani in fray for Chairman, Railway ...

dfrl irctc tie up
Mysore: To provide safe and hygienic food to train passengers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) signed an agreement with the government-owned Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) for transfer of technology in the field of food and beverage processing and packaging that would upgrade its catering operations. Under the agreement, […]

IRCTC ties up with DRDO Lab for packaged meals in ...

railways and security issues
How effective is security in the railway stations in India. At any given time there is a crowd in the railways stations and it makes for a potential terrorist target. There are several incidents that have taken place in the past two years to demonstrate why railway security begs for […]

Railway Stations in India are a sitting duck for terrorist ...

Pune Metro Rail route
Pune: Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Pune again for the ground-breaking ceremony of the city’s ambitious Metro Rail project. Modi, who was in the city to launch Smart City projects in 20 cities on June 25, is likely to visit Pune again this year before the formal […]

Modi likely for Pune Metro Rail project event

Rail Customer Care2
Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR called upon the frontline categories of Rail staff, who represent the face of the Railways to convey the best image of the Railways amongst the customers, both in passenger and freight sector. He was addressing the first of its kind Zonal level “Seminar on Customer […]

Handle Customers with Care to improve Railways image: calls GM/SCR

bibek debroy loco
Apart from recommending it be merged with the general one and how to go about it New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has not only recommended merging of the railways Budget with the government’s general Budget but also a complete overhaul of the manner in which the former are framed, to […]

Debroy Report details Rail Budget Overhaul

File Pic: The Financial Commissioner, Railways, Sanjoy Mookerjee (on the extreme left corner) addressing an internal meeting 1
Months before retirement, Railway Board financial commissioner puts in his papers. Financial Commissioner is an ex-officio Secretary to Government of India. It is the topmost post managing finances of Railways, including the Budget. In a curious move, Railway Board Member Financial Commissioner Sanjoy Mookerjee put in his papers on Friday, seeking voluntary […]

Financial Commissioner Sanjoy Mukerjee resigns from Railway Services

Silchar-Lumding BG Rupayan Sangram Committee members stage a protest at Badarpur on Wednesday
Silchar: The Silchar-Lumding Broad Gauge Rupayan Sangram Committee on Saturday staged a dharna at Silchar railway station to demand construction of a substitute rail link between Chandranathpur station and Lanka in the state. Hundreds of members of the committee joined the agitation. The demand for an alternative rail route was […]

Barak NGO demands substitute rail link

PM Sheik Hasina inaugurates elec train 2
Dhaka: Expressing high hopes of launching high-speed electric trains and underground trains in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said a feasibility study for underground trains is currently in progress. “Steps have been taken to introduce a high-speed express train on Dhaka-Chittagong route while a feasibility study is underway to introduce […]

Bangladesh PM upbeat about launching Electric Train

Alstom Metro coaches
Sri City, Tada, AP: The second set of coaches for Kochi Metro Rail is set to be dispatched from Alstom’s manufacturing facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. They will be transported via road to the coach maintenance yard at Muttom.And the coaches, which are expected to reach here […]

Alstom to despatch Kochi Metro’s second set of coaches from ...

The 400-tonne Tunnel Boring Machine emerges at Najafgarh retrieval shaft
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) achieved yet another engineering milestone on Sunday by completing the tunnelling work on the under-construction Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor. “The DMRC today achieved another tunnel breakthrough of Delhi Metro’s Phase – III project in South-West Delhi by completing the tunnelling on the under construction Dwarka–Najafgarh […]

Delhi Metro achieves yet another milestone

Dhaka Metro Rail inaug
Dhaka: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated construction work for the country’s first Metro rail service in Dhaka, through a video conference Sunday from a function in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The first 11 km of the $2.5 billion project, which is expected to transport 60,000 passengers an […]

Bangladeshi PM launches Metro Rail Work in Dhaka

AC Traction Systems for dual-cab high horsepower diesel engine locomotives 1
Varanasi: Siemens Ltd. has received an order worth approximately INR 830 million from Indian Railways’s Diesel Locomotive Works, or DLW, in Varanasi. The order is to design, supply and install 40 Alternating Current (AC) Traction Systems for dual-cab high horsepower diesel engine locomotives. “The advent of IGBTs has yielded strong […]

Siemens receives new contract from DLW/Varanasi

Rail Minister in Punjab 1
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off an 81-km railway line and a passenger train between Sonipat and Jind. Adaish Pratap Singh Kairon Welcomes Union Railways Minister In Chandigarh. Expresses Gratitude For Sanctioning A New Railway Link Between Patti And Ferozepur. Punjab Govt. also deposits Rs.2.13 Crore for Dhanaula Rail Bridge. Chandigarh: Adaish […]

Punjab keen to strengthen existing Rail links, create new lines

arss infra rlys order
New Delhi: ARSS Infrastructure Projects today said its JV has won a Rs 44 crore order from the Indian Railways for earthwork in Odisha. “This is to intimate that a work order amounting to Rs 44.04 crore namely Jagdalpur-Koraput doubling project- execution of earthwork in formation, minor bridges, protection works and […]

ARSS Infra JV wins Rs 44 crore contract from Railways

File Pic: SCR General Manager Ravindra Gupta addressing a meeting of MPs on pending railway projects on Jan 7, 2016
Kakinada: With the relentless efforts of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the Union Railway Ministry has agreed for inter-linking with the Samalkota-Kolkata main railway line, a long-pending demand of the denizens of the city, and sanctioned Rs.50 crore, MP Thota Narasimham has said. He was addressing the first anniversary celebrations of […]

Rs.50 Crore granted for inter-linking Kakinada with Samalkota-Kolkata Rail line

SBC Hassan Rail Line
Bangalore: The railway line connecting Hassan and Bengaluru will be operational by the end of this year, A. Manju, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sericulture and in-charge of Hassan district said on Sunday. He was addressing a press conference in Channarayapatna. Nearly 90 per cent of the work related to the […]

Railway line between Hassan and Bengaluru to open by year-end

TTEs in Rlys
Chennai: The anti-corruption branch of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a first information report (FIR) against 41 travelling ticket examiners (TTE) of the Chennai division of Southern Railway under seven sections of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, forgery and corruption. The FIR was registered last week by the Chennai […]

CBI files FIR against 41 Southern Railway TTEs

PT INKA Loco 1
Jakarta:  Indonesian state-owned PT Industri Kereta Api Indonesia (PT INKA) is preparing to expand its exports of railway cars to Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Egypt, according to its president director, Agus H Purnomo. “After Bangladesh, INKA is now targeting several other countries in Asia and the Middle East. We are […]

Indonesian PT INKA to expand exports of railway cars to ...

Pune Metro 1
Pune: The metro rail for the city inched ahead after the recent pre-public investment board (PIB) meeting cleared the project and suggested some compliances. The project will be tabled before the PIB in July. “The meeting discussed the project. A few observations have been made. The administration will make these […]

Pune Metro clears another hurdle, final draft before PIB in ...

railways performance appraisal
Going by the Online Survey conducted on, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu emerged on top New Delhi: Railway Minister is believed to be still apprehensive on the achievements in self-appraisal, although the Online Surveys conducted by placed Suresh Prabhu on the top in terms of performance, achievements, connect, streamlining and achievements; ahead of […]

Rail Minister fingers crossed for June 30 meet with PM

Indian Rail Development Authority
The government has changed the name of the Rail Tariff Authority to Rail Development Authority to give it a much larger mandate, on the lines of independent regulators in the insurance and telecom sectors. In a step preceding the government’s plan to junk separate Rail Budget, the Centre has moved to […]

Centre to constitute Rail Regulator for transformation of Indian Railways

Railways PPP Model 4
With the potential investors’ initial response to the public-private partnership (PPP) model for railway stations’ redevelopment being lukewarm, the government is set to make the terms more attractive for them to power up PPPs New Delhi: With the potential investors’ initial response to the public-private partnership (PPP) model for railway stations’ […]

Railways is set to make the PPP terms more attractive ...

ntpc railways talaipalli 4
Raipur: Railways Public sector RITES Ltd has commenced the process for developing a railway line from Tallaipali mines to NTPC Ltd’s upcoming 1600 MW Lara Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in the district, officials sources informed. The project also involves ‘Merry Go Round’ railway line connecting Kotarlia Station in the […]

Rail line to connect Talaipalli Coal Mines with NTPC’s Lara ...

The Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing at a Seminar “Looking Beyond Coal” – Growth Strategies for Indian Railways in a changing Environment, in New Delhi on June 23, 2016. MOSR Manoj Sinha is also seen 3
An interactive seminar with major industries and stakeholders of Indian Railways freight business was organized here today i.e. on 23rd June, 2016. The theme of the seminar was “LOOKING BEYOND COAL-GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR RAILWAYS IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT”. Keeping in view the importance of freight business, the seminar was specially […]

Railways organizes an Interactive Seminar on Freight Biz

coal loaded wagon
New Delhi: To increase freight revenue in a significant way, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today sought the participation of non-coal sector in rail transportation in a big way. “Railways’ two-third earnings come from freight so we always focus on freight operation. But it is first time that instead of increasing freight […]

Railways woos Non-Coal Sector to increase Loadings