Kolkata: While introducing competition in the electricity sector has to be central to Power Minister Piyush Goyal’s ambitious power sector restructuring programme, even the smallest attempt to do this has run into problems with the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) challenging the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) ruling […]

WBSEDCL challenge CERC Ruling in a case involving Indian Railways

New Delhi: Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has identified key sectors including railways, housing, ports, roads and renewable energy (mainly solar) for investments in India as part of the $ 75 bn announced during Prime Minister’s August trip to the Gulf nation that marked a paradigm shift in bilateral strategic and […]

UAE earmarks Railways, Housing, Ports & Roads for Investments in ...

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Morgan Stanley’s Research wing estimates that the plan to spend $95 billion (over Rs 6.34 lakh crore) on ramping up Indian Railways infrastructure would result in 12 per cent GDP growth between 2014-15 to 2018-19 New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu’s plan to increase spending by the Indian Railways by […]

Plan to raise Spend by 285% will Transform IR: Morgan ...

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Raipur: As the Left Wing Extremists eye to disrupt economic services in their stronghold in eastern States of Chhattisgarh and Odisha, a major mineral bearing belt, the Indian Railways is busy chalking out strategies to thwart Naxal activities in Kirandul-Koraput line which earns it about Rs.6000 crore in revenue annually. […]

Indian Railways to Fight Red Fright in Freight Corridor

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New Delhi: The Railways on Thursday said it has earmarked two berths – one lower and one middle – in sleeper classes under the handicapped quota for physically challenged people travelling on concession. There are two types of handicapped people who can book berth under this quota – one for […]

Railways to reserve Berths under Handicapped Quota in Sleeper Class

Ratnagiri Power Plant
When a part of Dabhol power plant in Maharashtra resumed supply at 8.47 on Thursday morning, there was probably a loud cheer in Rail Bhavan New Delhi: The Central Railways, which has started purchase of 300 megawatt (Mw) from Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt Ltd (RGPPL) at Dabhol, will now […]

Dabhol Power Plant restarts, IR Fuel Bill to dip by ...

Suresh Prabhu ASSOCHAM
The Indian Railways is on a major capital expenditure drive with Rs 82,000 crore worth of orders being placed even as it is taking a slew of steps to upgrade customer service including clean stations, e-catering and improved services. New Delhi: The Indian Railways is on a major capital expenditure […]

IR to spend a massive Rs 82000 Crore in Capex ...

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AMRC MD stresses the need for speeding up the process since the DMRC plans to commence works on the project in January Amaravati: The Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC) managing director Ramakrishna Reddy has urged the government to take immediate measures for release of funds to the tune of Rs. […]

Amaravati Metro urges AP State Govt. to release Rs.500 Crore

Ravindra Gupta, GM, SCR at the 58th IRISET Annual Day celebrations on Tuesday
On its 58th Annual Day, IRISET proudly declare its tie-up with IIT-Hyderabad, Osmania University; also moots Heritage Museum to showcase Technology Advancements in Railways’ Signal and Telecommunications of its own Secunderabad: The Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication (IRISET), the premier training institute o¬n Indian Railways at Tarnaka would […]

IRISET adopts Modern Technology & e-Learning Modules to train Rail ...

Railways enters into assured off-take agreement with SAIL-RITES Bengal Wagon Industry (SRBWIPL) for manufacture of wagons at Kulti, West Bengal New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Railway Ministry today signed assured take off (AOT) agreement with Sail-Rites Bengal Wagon Industries Pvt Ltd, a joint […]

IR inks Pact with SAIL-RITES Ltd J.V. for Stainless Steel ...

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Ambernath: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation officials are confident that with their recent efforts to increase the production levels of its Rail Neer plant in Ambernath, the numbers game of supplying Packaged Drinking Water(PDW) to Mumbai’s railway network is looking good. IRCTC’s director of catering service RN Kalita said […]

Production of Rail Neer up at Railways Ambernath plant

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New Delhi: Indian Railways is working on a proposal to create a mega fund by the name Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) with a corpus of more than Rs 1.1 lakh crore that will be used to implement its drive to upgrade the creaking rail infrastructure. The rail ministry has […]

IR to create Rs 1.1 Lakh Crore Corpus Fund by ...

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New Delhi: The Delhi high court took into account the rising inflation and reducing buying power of rupee to direct the Union government to revise the compensation paid to kin of victims of rail accidents. There had been traditionally a disparity in compensation payable to kin of railway accident victims and […]

Inflation on rise, revise Compensation for Rail Accidents: Delhi HC

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India’s Rs 8,500-crore railway locomotives market is set for a mega upheaval with the government awarding the contracts for the Madhepura and Marhowra factories to General Electric (GE) and Alstom in a Rs 36,000-crore deal — the country’s first foreign direct investment (FDI) in the rail sector. Once commissioned over […]

New Alstom and GE Plants to double IR’s Freight-pulling Power

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New Delhi: Languorous luxurious travel and a ‘homely’ feel on Indian Railways will no more be a wishful thinking! The new luxury coaches of Indian Railways built under ‘ Make in India’ have ergonomic jerk-less seats, with beautifully done interiors in bright rich colours. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted pictures of the new […]

Designer Coaches of Railways offer Excellent Ambience & Modern Facilities

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Ballia: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today held the Congress responsible for the backwardness in the expansion of railways in the country. “Railways, undoubtedly, happen to be the moving image of the Central Government. Congress ruled the country for maximum period but they did not take any appropriate steps to make […]

Congress responsible for Railways backwardness: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Pune: The railway board has taken up the task of ensuring all railway coaches meet this financial year’s target of installing bio-toilets in coaches. Zonal railway offices will be required to submit monthly progress reports to the board. In Pune division, 475 bio toilets have been installed in 156 coaches. Besides, […]

Indian Railways sets Target for Bio-Toilet Installations in Trains

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently upheld a circular issued by Indian Railwaysdirecting contractors and caterers having stalls on platforms and railway stations to stock and sell only ‘Rail Neer’ — packaged drinking water supplied by the IRCTC. While dismissing the petition filed by Indian Railway Caterer’s Association, a division […]

Only Rail Neer at Railway Stations gets Bombay High Court ...

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off the Rajdhani Express connecting Goa and New Delhi from the Madgaon railway station
Now besides Goa-Delhi Rajdhani Express, other Delhi bound trains originating from Goa include the Goa Sampark Kranti Express and the Goa Express Madgaon: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off the Rajdhani Express connecting Goa and New Delhi from the Madgaon railway station here. The launch of the train, promised […]

IR aims to Fast Track its progress; says Suresh Prabhu ...

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New Delhi:  Pitching for green energy and innovative solutions for efficient technology management, railways has set up a Chair on sustainable mobility at TERI University here. Indian Railways Chair for Sustainable Mobility would focus and promote research on issues of sustainable mobility, use of energy efficient technology and green energy […]

Railway Chair on Sustainable Mobility at TERI Varsity

The new railway projects approved will decongest freight traffic and help in transportation of coal
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four railway projects at a combined cost of Rs.8,351.3 crore which will facilitate freight movement in the two most significant mineral-bearing States of eastern region, including Odisha and Chhattishgarh. The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in […]

CCEA sanctions two Rail projects to speed up Coal handling ...

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Bhubaneswar: Such were the times then, in the 1980s and 1990s, when railways in Odisha symbolised utter neglect of the State by the Centre. Railways, undoubtedly, happen to be the moving image of the Central Government. Complaints and grouses of the State would fall on deaf ears at the Centre […]

Initiatives that help Railways’ image makeover in Odisha

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Singapore: Samsung C&T has secured a S$555m ($391m) contract from the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) for Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) (East Coast stretch). Scope of work includes construction of Marine Parade station and its associated tunnels, which are scheduled to start by the first quarter of next year and […]

Samsung wins major Contract to build Singapore Rail Infrastructure

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Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway Engineers’ Association (ECoREA) has criticised the report submitted by Seventh Pay Commission stating it to be erroneous and favourable to officers at highest level. “During a meeting with the Commission members at Kolkata in January this year, the association was assured of Group B status […]

ECoREA Engineers slam Report of Pay Panel

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Railways to form JV with Rajasthan for Rail infrastructure development Jaipur:  Aiming at developing 400 railway stations across the country and 25 in Rajasthan on public private partnership mode, rail minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Thursday urged the investors to take it up to develop more infrastructural facilities at the railway […]

Prabhu suggest Investors to opt PPP Model to develop 400 ...

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Accompanied by a high-level delegation, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in New Delhi for the ninth India-Japan summit from December 9 New Delhi: Accompanied by a high-level delegation, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in New Delhi for the ninth India-Japan summit from December 9. Apart from […]

Modi keen to focus on on Railway funding, N-deal with ...

Pay Panel recommendations to make an annual dent of Rs.28,450 Crore on Indian Railways’ expenditure New Delhi: In a big bonanza to central employees and pensioners, the Seventh Pay Commission on Thursday recommended a 23.55 per cent increase in salary, allowances and pension along with a virtual one-rank-one-pension for civilians, involving […]

7th CPC recommends 23.55% hike in Salary; OROP for Civilians ...

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Pushing the demand, the railways had said that a General Manager manages territories extending to multiple states, commanding a workforce of nearly 80,000 to one lakh personnel New Delhi: In a setback to the railways ministry, the pay panel has refused to recommend upgradation of zonal railway general managers to […]

Pay Panel refuse Upgradation of Zonal Railway GMs to the ...

Rail Stocks and Shares
New Delhi: Indian railways rose after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( CCEA) approved rail projects worth Rs.9598.32 crore. CCEA, chaired by the PM Narendra Modi yesterday, Nov 18, 2015, has given its approval for revised cost estimate amounting to Rs.2774 cr with railway share as Rs.1247 cr and […]

Rail Stocks Gain after CCEA approves various Rail Projects

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The demand of Goods Traffic on these existing single lines has increased over a period of time, due to increase of production of Goods and Minerals in the vast catchment and subsequent transportation requirements New Delhi: Seeking to give a boost to the railway infrastructure, Government on Wednesday gave its nod […]

PM gives Nod to 4 Rail Line projects worth INR ...

Kolkata Metro
Kolkata: With its electricity bill responsible for nearly 15% of the annual ordinary working expenses, Metro Railway is turning to non-conventional sources of power to bring down costs. After Mumbai, Kolkata is the most expensive, so far as power tariff charged from the metro is concerned. Metro Railway purchases power from […]

Kolkata Metro turns to Non-Conventional Sources of Energy to cut ...

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Hyderabad: Inordinate delay of over nine months in the construction of Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) and Outer Ring Road (ORR) is adding to the woes of the city realty sector which is already reeling under various problems. The negative impact of the delay was highlighted by popular property portal 99acres.com, […]

Hyderabad Realty on a Sticky Wicket due to Metro Rail, ...

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Court delivers judgment in its favour Vijayawada: The Vijayawada Railway Division has got a favourable court judgment that freed up five acres of its land in the city from litigation. The Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court at Vijayawada delivered the verdict in a group of cases (23) concerning encroached railway lands […]

Vijayawada Division gets back 5 acre Encroached Land

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through picturesque Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam district
New Delhi: The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for the much-awaited doubling of the Kothavalasa-Kirandul (KK) railway line that falls under the Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR). Kothavalasa–Kirandul line belongs to Waltair Railway Division of East Coast Railway Zone. […]

Centre approves Doubling of Kothavalasa-Kirandul single rail line

Railways Windmill
Jaisalmer: With the aim of creating a “green corridor” in Bharatpur-Kota rail section, railways will commission a 26 MW wind mill plant in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan tomorrow. Railways, one of the biggest consumers of energy, has set up the wind mill plant in Rajasthan to generate 50 million units of electricity […]

Railways to Commission 26 mw Wind Mill at Jaisalmer today

Tiruchirapalli: M.A.V. Ramanujan took charge as Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi Division, on Wednesday. He replaces R.S. Rajpurohit. Mr.Ramanujan is also the Chairman, Public Grievances Redressal Machinery and the Appellate Authority under Right to Information Act, 2005 at the Divisional level. He has served in the Indian Railways in various capacities […]

MAV Ramanujan takes charge as ADRM, Tiruchirapalli Division

Railway tracks are flooded due to heavy rain at the Egmore Railway Station in Chennai
Bhopal: In view of the heavy rain causing waterlogging on the railway tracks in Tamil Nadu and derailment in Guntakal railway division, several trains passing through Bhopal division will remain affected on October 18 and 19, that would be cancelled from their originating stations a day earlier. Due to water over […]

Trains to North via.Bhopal Division cancelled due to heavy rains ...

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After US, Japan has the largest market share of pension fund assets across the world with around 12% share New Delhi: The government has invited Japan’s pension funds to invest in the country’s railways, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday, as India tries to raise $140 billion to invest […]

Suresh Prabhu invites Japan’s Pension Funds to invest in Indian ...

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews Khurdha-Bolangir railway project
Bhubaneswar: Asking East Coast Railways to expedite submission of forest diversion proposal for construction of railway track from Balangir side by December end, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed satisfaction over the progress of the Khurda-Balangir Railway project which is falling under the Khurda Road and Sambalpur Divisions of East Coast […]

Odisha Chief Minister reviews Khurda-Balangir Railway project

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One has to either go via Badli railway station or risk walking on the tracks to cross the stretch. Locals are irked at the “slow pace” of the construction of the FOB Even as the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli metro line has been opened for commuters, residents living in the region seem to […]

Slow pace of FOB works at Samaypur-Badli by DMRC irks ...

Railway Sensex
New Delhi: Shares of companies linked to Indian Railways surged up to 6 per cent on Wednesday after the Cabinet approved railway projects worth Rs 7,500 crore in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh today. The development saw scrips of Texmaco Rail Engineering, Titagarh Wagons, Kalindee Rail Nirman and Stone India surge as […]

Railway-related Stocks surge up to 6% on Fare Revision

Suresh Prabhu Udupi
Udipi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Monday November 16 laid the Foundation Stone for Ramakrishna Hegde Institute for Skill Development at Indrali railway station near here. Addressing the gathering, Prabhu said, “The construction of this Institute will be held in two phases at a total cost of Rs.10 […]

Railway Minister lays Foundation for Skill Development Institute

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New Delhi: Foodgrain transportation by the Indian Railways declined almost a fifth in April-September this year, hitting the transporter’s freight revenue hard, and this has mostly to do with some of the large grain-deficit states reducing their dependence on other states and augmenting local procurement. Food Corporation of India (FCI), […]

Foodgrain transportation by Railways declined almost a fifth in Apr-Sept ...

The PMO-appointed Empowered Committee on Innovative Collaborations under NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has taken over the appraisal of the ambitious High-speed Railway network to ascertain its way forward and how to go about implementing the first section between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, signifying the NDA government’s seriousness regarding the cost-intensive […]

Panel under NITI Aayog takes over appraisal process of High-speed ...

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New Delhi: With the FY16 Railways operating ratio certain to deteriorate with a shortfall in both passenger and cargo revenues—till the end of October, the shortfall was already over Rs 9,000 crore—what happens in FY17 depends on the efficiency gains it is able to make; the 7th Pay Commission will […]

JVs with States to speed up Rail projects, can push ...

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Bangalore: West Bengaluru’s long wait for the Namma Metro train is finally ending on Monday. After chief minister Siddaramaiah flags off the first train at Magadi Road station, purple coaches will zoom in along the 6.8km stretch to reach Mysuru Road station at Nayandahalli via Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Attiguppe and Deepanjali Nagar […]

Namma Metro zooms into the west today, Magadi Road-Mysuru Road ...

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The hurdle is power lines crossing Nayandanahalli junction Bangalore: The operation of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains to Ramanagaram will have to clear an additional hurdle. While starting operations at the maintenance shed in Banaswadi in the coming months will allow South Western Railways (SWR) to introduce more MEMU […]

Old Transmission Lines on Bengaluru-Ramanagaram route pose a hurdle to ...

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Chennai: Chennai is the only railway division in the country where there has been an increase in passenger traffic in the first five months of the 2015-16 financial year when compared to the corresponding period last year. The top six railway divisions, based on the volume of unreserved tickets sold (including […]

Chennai bucks national trend, only Railway Division to report Growth ...

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New Delhi: Taking the first step towards making India truly accessible, all international airports, 75 railways stations and 5,000 public buildings in the major cities will be made disabled-friendly by July. As a part of an Accessible India campaign, the government has started auditing 27 international airports and 75 railway stations […]

75 Railways Stations, 5000 Buildings to get disabled-friendly in 7 ...

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Meerut: Railway ministry is working fast on the scheme of laying of second track on Delhi-Saharanpur sector, Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha said here today. Sinha, who was here to attend a function, asserted that the chances made in ticketing system was right as some people were benefiting from […]

Working fast on Laying of 2nd Track between Delhi-Saharanpur: MOSR ...

6 new plants will have a capacity of around 75,000 bottles. Cost of setting up each plant is between Rs 8-10 crore New Delhi: Rail Neer, the Indian Railways’ bottled water, could see more volumes being added soon with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) planning to finish the […]

IRCTC tenders for 6 Rail Neer Bottling Plants by end ...

The trials of the semi-high speed train have already been conducted and were successful
New Delhi: Railway fares for travel in the upper class categories will go up from tomorrow as a service tax levy of 14 per cent and a Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 per cent become effective. According to a rail ministry circular, fares will go up by 4.35 per cent for […]

Over 4 per cent hike in upper class railway fares ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways is considering introduction of dynamic fares for all classes in all trains on the lines of air fares. The plan was mooted after the success of premium trains and Suvidha though fares were expensive, sometimes touching levels that are just 50% lower than air fares on many […]

Railways mulling Flexi Fares for all Trains

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Madgaon: All Indian railway contracts will be tendered online from early next year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday, while flagging off the first of the bi-weekly trains from Goa’s Margao railway station to New Delhi. Prabhu, while speaking at the function by the Konkan Railway in Margao, 35 […]

All Indian Railway contracts Online from Next Year: Suresh Prabhu

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Kolkata: Ashish Kumar Goel, an Indian Railway Stores Service officer of 1979 batch, has taken over as the general manager of South Eastern Railway, it was announced on Friday. A South Eastern Railway release said Goel has in the recent past been involved in successful implementation of e-procurement and e-auction […]

A.K.Goel is new GM of South Eastern Railway

Mumbai: Mumbai suburban railway’s most ambitious rejuvenation plan — the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) — was set in motion on Monday with Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) calling for engineering design for three major components. These are the construction of two more lines between Virar […]

MRVC ask firms to come up with Detailed Engineering Designs ...