National Academy of Indian Railways (formerly Railway Staff College), Vadodara where the proposed Railway University is being planned to be set up by Centre
Vadodara: Vadodara-based National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) may be upgraded into a Railway University even as the Centre works on setting up four Railway Universities across the country as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year with the aim to train manpower for the Indian Railways. Human Resource […]

NAIR suitable to be made into a Railway varsity, says ...

MOSR at Vadodara
Vadodara: Tenders worth Rs 17,500 crore related to dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project will be finalised by March, said Minister of State for Railways Mr.Manoj Sinha here on Saturday. Talking to reporters here, he said most of the land acquisition and statutory clearances for DFC have been completed or obtained. Project […]

INR 17500 Crore DFC Tenders to be finalised by March: ...

Gangmen Walkie Talkie
New Delhi: Railways will equip Gangmen with a modern device called ‘Rakshak’ as part of a move to augment safety of its employees involved in track maintenance. Gangmen, now redesignated as Track Maintainers, are most vulnerable to getting run over by trains while performing their duty round-the-clock. About 400 gangmen are […]

Railways to equip Gangmen with Safety Device ‘Rakshak’

Suresh at Global Biz Summit
The Railway Ministry is investing billions of dollars to modernise the sector and give a push to the ‘Make in India’ initiative which is a marathon, not a sprint, says Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the biggest challenge before the country is building an ecosystem in which investments […]

Time to match good politics with good economics: Railway Minister

Vadodara: Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha has said Mumbai will continue to be the headquarters of the Western Railway (WR). Sinha, who was on a two-day tour of Vadodara division, WR, told PTI yesterday, “Mumbai will continue to be the WR headquarters and the proposal to shift […]

Mumbai will continue to be Western Railway Headquarters: MOSR

Minister of Railways
New Delhi: In some relief to the railways, the finance ministry has restored support to the national transporter from general exchequer to the tune of Rs 32,000 crore for the current financial year. The ministry had earlier slashed the gross budgetary support (GBS) to the railways by Rs 12,000 crore for […]

Relief for Railways as Finance Ministry agrees to release Rs ...

This has been done to prevent any possible misuse of online booking facility as it has been felt that a genuine passenger does not require to book tickets online for more than six times in a month New Delhi: Come February 15, passengers can book train tickets online only six […]

Railways to allow booking of eTickets only 6 times a ...

irctc automated booking
About 58 per cent of total reserved train tickets are now booked through IRCTC, up from 54 per cent last year. IRCTC expects its share of rail tickets to touch 80% New Delhi: In furtherance to strengthen its PRS (Passenger Reservation System), Ministry of Railways has taken various measures on IRCTC […]

IRCTC takes measures to control Ticket Booking using Automated Software ...

Punjab Rail Network
New Delhi: The railways has claimed that the Punjab government’s ‘reluctance’ to acquire land has delayed railway projects meant not only for the state but also for Himachal Pradesh. Laying of rail lines from Chandigarh to Baddi and from Amb Andaura (Himachal Pradesh) to Talwara (Punjab) are among the delayed […]

Punjab Govt’s reluctance to acquire Land delaying Rail Projects: Indian ...

IRCTC TNS survey
New Delhi: Helping Indian Railways judge the efficacy of its cleanliness initiatives at stations across the country, IRCTC has engaged market research firm TNS India which has begun surveying passenger satisfaction levels and shortcomings of the ambitious Swachh Rail mission. TNS India Pvt Ltd, which was formerly known as Taylor Nelson […]

IRCTC Engages TNS India to gauge Results

Railway Unions
New Delhi: Junior Engineers (JEs) and Senior Sections Engineers (SSEs) in the Railways will go on mass leave on Wednesday to press their demand for the Group B status. The engineers are apparently upset over the Seventh Pay Commission, which did not grant them the Group B status despite a […]

Railway JEs and SSEs goes on Mass Leave for Group-B ...

Trade Unions Strong Arm tactics
Chennai: A senior officer of Southern Railway, known or his no-nonsense and straightforward approach, has been transferred, allegedly due to strong-arm tactics adopted by the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU). SRMU claims to be the sole recognised employee union of the zonal railway . B Ravichander, an Indian Railway Traffic Service […]

Buckled under Union’s pressure, Southern Railway shunts tough officer

Namma Metro BLR
Bangalore: Six years after it was conceived and three years after the Centre approved it, plans for the Metro Rail airport link remain on paper because Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) has not finalized the alignment. The proposed line between Gottigere and Nagavara in Phase 2 of the Metro project […]

Bangalore Metro Rail yet to decide on route for Airport ...

Hassan-Bangalore Rail Line
Bangalore: The Hassan-Bengaluru railway line will become operational by June this year, A. Manju, Minister in-charge of Hassan district, said here on Monday. “As per the earlier plan, the project should have been completed by March this year. However, I am told that it will take two more months,” the […]

Hassan-Bengaluru Railway Line to become Operational by June

CTRAM 16th National Seminar
New Delhi: Despite Railways being the most economical mode of transportation, its traffic is going down as compared to other modes of transport and the reason is Railways has not spent enough for developing basic infrastructure for the freight sector, Railway Board Chairman A K Mital said today. Inaugurating the 16th National […]

Railways needs more Spend on basic Infrastructure in Freight Sector: ...

Railway Money Chests
The scene of colonial cash chest system that still runs in Railways to fade away shortly! Bangalore: At a time when both public and private sectors are pushing for more modern and real time banking system to transfer money via net banking, the 162-year-old Indian Railway is still using the colonial […]

Railways inks Deal with SBI to bid adieu to 100 ...

Rail siding facility
Mangalore REfinery and Petrocheicas Limited to get dedicated Railway siding in 2 years. Suresh Prabhu to lay foundation stone at Udupi Mangaluru: Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) will set up a railway siding facility, at an investment of Rs 46 crore over two years, to transport products from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals […]

Konkan Railway to set up Rs 46 Cr. Rail Siding ...

(Representational Image): Bombardier's dual mode Locomotive ALP-45DP at the Innotrans convention in Berlin
New Delhi: In a first for Indian Railways, diesel locomotives will soon haul trains by drawing power through overhead wires on an electrified route, with the public transporter embarking upon manufacturing dual-mode engines. “We will be manufacturing dual-mode locomotives to run trains on diesel and also by drawing power through […]

IR to manufacture Dual-mode Locos that run on Diesel, Electricity

IRCTC Helicopter
Ride will give aerial view for 20 minutes at Rs 2,995 per person Mumbai: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be back with helicopter joyrides starting Monday. The ride will offer an aerial view of the city for 20 minutes at a cost of Rs 2,995 per […]

IRCTC starts Helicopter joyrides in Mumbai

dmrc md inspection
Largest Railway union irked over ‘take-home’ salary New Delhi: The recommendations of the seventh central pay commission (CPC) would reduce, rather than increase, the ‘take-home’ salary of almost 90% of Indian Railways’ workforce, the largest railway trade union has alleged. It has also threatened to go on an indefinite strike […]

7th PC: Rail Union alleges 90% workers will suffer ‘take-home’ ...

dmrc md inspection
Noida: Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh reviewed the progress of construction of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro on Saturday. Expressing satisfaction on the progress of the 29.9 km track connecting the twin cities, Singh directed officials to adopt several measures to further expedite work along the corridor. Singh’s directions came […]

Noida Metro on track, DMRC Chief reviews progress of works

Chandigarh Baddi Metro
Chandigarh: As the process for finalisation of the Metro project is underway among Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the Government of India has sought comments from the Chandigarh Administration on the request of the Himachal Pradesh to extend the Metro up to the industrial town of Baddi. Sources said the Government of […]

MUD seeks comments on HP’s demand for Chandigarh Metro roll ...

hsr kerala
85 p.c. of cost and technology can be sourced from Japan: E. Sreedharan Thiruvananthauram: With the Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur high-speed rail (HSR) figuring in the Communist Party of India (M)’s development agenda, the 430-km north-south rail corridor that is expected to give a boost to the economy and make travel hassle-free has […]

Thiruvananthapuram-Kanur High-speed Rail corridor back in the reckoning

Harnaut Rail Coach Factory
GM/ECR A.K.Mittal directs Chief Factory Manager Radheshyam Sharma to enhance production at Harnaut Coach Repair Workshop to meet a targeted 50 coaches per month Patna: East Central Railways (ECR) GM Aditya Kumar Mittal inaugurated the newly built G plus 7 multi-storeyed quarters at a function held at Rajendra Nagar coaching complex on Friday. […]

ECR GM opens Quarters for Railway Officials in Patna, inspects ...

(File photo): Parliamentary committee headed by Bhartruhari Mahtab reviews Railway initiatives on ECOR
New Delhi: Safety measures at unmanned level crossings and arrangements for disabled at rail premises will be some of the additional issues that will be examined by a parliamentary panel on Railways. The Railway Convention Committee, headed by BJD MP Bhartuhari Mahatab, will examine R&D in Railways, safety provisions at unmanned […]

Mahatab Panel to examine Safety Measures at Level Crossings

Railway Budget 2016
Challenges steep, but Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu may deliver a great Rail Budget! New Delhi: Countdown for the 2016-17 Rail Budget has kicked off with Railways, apparently for the first time, inviting suggestions and innovative ideas from the public to include them in its budget. Two key issues, improving […]

Countdown for 2016-17 Rail Budget kicks off with all new ...

Loco Pilots
No toilet break during work, train drivers seek NHRC help New Delhi: There are around 69,000 locomotive drivers for 19,000 trains in the country. However, these drivers complain they are working in cruel conditions and don’t get a break, even for few minutes, to eat something or to attend nature’s […]

Train drivers drag Indian Railways to Human Rights Commission

The Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu meeting the US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, in Washington, DC on January 15, 2016.
World Bank to be anchor investor in Rail Development Fund; says Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways. Indian Railways is likely to have more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the United States for proper transportation sector which is key to India’s growth; adds Suresh Prabhu Washington: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu […]

World Bank partners with Indian Railways to set up Railways ...

DMRC Waste4Recycle
New Delhi: Delhi’s rising air pollution levels have scared all. While the state government tried to curb it a bit by running a trial phase of the odd-even rule along with several other measures, but we all know that is not enough. Every individual and organization have to do their bit […]

Delhi Metro is building a Safe & Pollution Free Delhi

Delhi Metro upgrades the fare collection systems New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Thales a contract to supply ticket vending machines and ticket gates for around 100 stations on phases I and II of the Delhi Metro. Thales is to supply 240 additional ticket gates between February and […]

Thales to supply Delhi Metro ticketing equipment

Kochi Metro Rakes
Kochi Metro is built at a cost of Rs 5,181 crores and will span 25 kilometres across 22 stations Kochi: Decks are being cleared for the launch of India’s eighth and Kerala’s first metro rail network in the state’s financial capital and nerve centre of Kochi. The first set of coaches […]

Kochi Metro to launch first ‘made in India’ train coaches

Bombardier Movia
Faiveley lands €20m Delhi Metro train systems contract. Faiveley Transport awarded Bombardier contracts to supply a compete range of systems for the Delhi Metro New Delhi: Faiveley Transport has secured a €20m contract from Bombardier Transportation to supply a complete range of railway systems for 162 new Movia cars for the […]

Faiveley to provide Train Systems for Delhi Metro’s Movia cars

CMRL Little Mount
Authorities think the ridership will improve once the operations are extended Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail is said to be pulling out all the stops to get the next stretch from Little Mount to Chennai Airport operational in six months. According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), the civil […]

Next stretch of Chennai Metro Rail to be Operational in ...

Bhopal Coaches
India’s trains will look a lot brighter, run faster. The new coaches will be painted in grey and navy blue with yellow border: CRB Bhopal: Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal on Sunday inspected the newly-built model coaches at Habibganj Railway Station here and gave suggestions for further improvement in […]

CRB inspects newly-built Model Coaches in Bhopal

Rlys Volleyball
Delight for Railways, agony for Kerala… It had all the ingredients of a classic. In a cliff-hanger of a men’s summit clash, marked by spectacular action and high drama, holders Indian Railways edged Kerala 3-2 to emerge champions of the 64th Senior National Volleyball Championship here at the Sree Kanteerava […]

Railways score Super Double in Volleyball Nationals

Vashishta Johri (right), General Manager, Southern Railway, inspecting the Salem Railway Junction on Thursday. Shubhranshu, (second right), Divisional Railway Manager, Salem Railway Division, is in the picture
Salem: Vashishta Johri, General Manager, Southern Railway, accompanied by principal heads of all the departments, conducted inspection of Salem Railway Junction and all other railway stations in the Salem–Namakkal–Karur section on Thursday. Shubhranshu, Divisional Railway Manager, Salem, and other senior officials of the division, were also present during the inspection. […]

GM/Southern inspects railway stations on Salem-Karur section

Parcel Vans
New Delhi: Rail Cargo Services is an easy to use services than trucks in long distances because, trains cost less fuel and can take lots of loading material with more efficiently than trucks. Generally rail cargo service is 10% more efficient than road. In view of the above, Indian Railways has offered […]

Railways offers 8000 Parcel Vans to Cargo Firms

New Delhi: In the current fiscal, freight for foodgrains has come down by 7.6 million tonnes during April-December. The other two sectors where Indian Railways is losing share during the current fiscal are cement and container movement where commodities have come down by 3.8 million tonne and 2.3 million tonne, […]

Railways losing Freight in Foodgrains Segment

PM at Rani Gaidinliu function
The Zeliangrong Baudi, apex body of all Zeliangrong tribes expressed gratitude to Union Minister of Railway, Suresh Prabhu for prompt kind consideration to the demand of introduction of new railway lines from Khongsang, Tamenglong district to Dimapur (BG) Railway lines of Nagaland in memory of Rani Gaidinliu. In a press […]

Zeliangrong Baudi hails Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for prompt actions

Amaravathi Rail
Secunderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Ravindra Gupta on Thursday said that a proposal for undertaking a comprehensive survey of the railway connectivity from Amaravati, the emerging capital city of Andhra Pradesh, to other major cities in the State had been submitted to the Railway Board. It is likely […]

Amaravati Rail Connectivity proposals Submitted: GM/SCR

Howrah Rail Museum2
Howrah: For the convenience of visitors, the visiting hours of Regional Rail Museum, Eastern Railway, Howrah has been revised with effect from January 8. As per new timings, the museum will now remain open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm instead of current timings of 1 pm to 8 pm. The […]

New visiting time for Howrah Rail Museum

Kharge at the Meeting
‘If the delay continues, I will stage a protest in front of RVNL office’ Gulbarga: Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and former Union Minister for Railways M.Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday took to task Railway officials, particularly those from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL), for the delay in […]

Kharge criticises RVNL officials for delay in projects

Andhra MPs Meeting SCR GM BZA
South Central Railway conducted a meeting with Hon’ble Members of Parliament belonging to both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, covering the jurisdiction of Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal Divisions. 16 Hon’ble Members of Parliament representing the state of Andhra Pradesh took part in the meeting held today i.e., 7th January, 2016 […]

Meeting on Rail projects with Andhra MPs at Vijayawada held

NMDC Nagarnar
Nagarnar: Electrification work for movement of trains have begun at the Railway siding site coming up at NMDC Ltd’s proposed 3.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant (ISP) at Nagarnar in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, officials stated. The company is expecting commercial production of its 3 MTPA capacity proposed steel plant in […]

Railway Electrification Work begins at NMDC’s Nagarnar ISP site

Siemens Railway Infra
Iran, Germany’s Siemens sign cooperation document. Tehran: German industrial group Siemens has signed key agreements with Iran for development of the country’s railway infrastructure, said a report. The document was signed on the sidelines of a meeting between Mohsen Pour Seyed Aghaei, managing director of Iranian Railways, and Siemens trade delegation in […]

Siemens inks Iran Railway infrastructure deal

Dhanush in Rail3
Chennai: The makers of actor-producer Dhanush’s next with Keerthy Suresh have announced the name as Rail. The first look have also been unvelied. The film revolves around a character’s journey in a train from Chennai to Delhi. Earlier, the makers had erected a massive railway station set here to shoot some important sequences. “Since […]

Keerthy Suresh’s next film with Dhanush titled ‘Rail’

Wadi Gadag Rail Line
Land acquisition has been entrusted to the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board Hubli: The work on laying a new rail line between Wadi and Gadag providing a direct link between the Hyderabad Karnataka region and the Mumbai Karnataka region has been delayed as the State government is yet to hand […]

Delay in Land Acquisition hinders work on Wadi-Gadag Rail line

Representational Image of the flagging off the train by Railway Minister through Video Conferencing
Howrah: Union Minister for Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off trains from Howrah including remote flagging of trains departing from Panskura through Video Conferencing on Friday 8th January, 2016 from Howrah Railway Station. In this connection, Railway Board had directed CSTE/SER/Kolkata and CMD/RailTel jointly to organise the Video Conferencing […]

Minister to flag-off Trains on Howrah-Panskura route through Video Conferencing

Vinayak Deshpande of Tata Projects
Mumbai: TATA Projects Limited, one of India’s fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies, today announced that it is commencing work on the INR 4,328 Crore project to build the 320-kilometer stretch of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, a dedicated freight line connecting Delhi and Mumbai. The company, along with […]

Mitsui, Tata Projects, IRCON Consortium commence work on WDFC project

The Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly and House Committee, Shri Niranjan Pujari along with a delegation of MLAs/Ministers, meeting the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, in New Delhi on January 06, 2016.
New Delhi: Odisha Assembly House Committee led by Speaker Niranjan Pujari meets Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, demands Rs 5000 crore grant in Rail Budget for the state. While a demand of Rs 1,050 crore made for ongoing rail projects in the state, Rs 2,270 crore and Rs 335 crore proposed […]

Odisha House Committee demands Rs 5000 crore Grant in Rail ...

Stations Redevelopment
The railways has chalked out the parameters based on which it would select developers, and also explained the duties and responsibilities of developers. The developers have now been asked to send their suggestion by 15th January 2016 after which the railways would come out with a final document. New Delhi: Indian […]

Railways ready with draft Framework for Developers to Redevelop 400 ...

RailNeer Bottling Plant
If you can allow Outside Food, why not Water? Mumbai High Court asks Railways Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought to know from Indian Railways why sale of only one brand of mineral water is permitted at railway stations where different brands and varieties of food are available and directed the […]

Why permit sale of only RailNeer at stations, HC to ...

Parsik Tunnel
Mumbai: The iconic Parsik Tunnel, which connects Thane to Kalyan via the fast corridor, will complete 100 years this year. “It is an important milestone in the Indian Railway history. The Parsik Tunnel has helped in segregation of long-distance and suburban railway traffic,” said Narendra Patil said, CR’s Chief Public […]

Iconic Parsik Tunnel turns 100 this year, a milestone for ...

Railway Complaints
Do you think a new train will serve the people of your town with direct connectivity to a popular destination of tourist, commercial or pilgrimage importance? Are you frustrated with the long delay in implementing a gauge conversion work for years together? Or else you have a suggestion to prevent […]

People’s suggestions sought on next Railway Budget

Metro Rail Electrification
The electrical system will have 25 KV alternating current traction system with a design to operate the Metro at an optimum speed of 95km/hour. Although, the design has higher speeds but the actual speed, once commissioned, won’t touch 95km/hour. Mumbai: In an attempt to keep up with the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro […]

MMRC floats RFP for Electrical Systems on Colaba-Seepz Corridor

Infra Sector Rlys
A lukewarm core sector to turn the heat on Railways. Review of projections by various ministries & industry representatives paints a gloomy picture for FY17 New Delhi: Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoys intense focus […]

Infra Sector projections for 2016-17 paint a gloomy picture for ...