Samta Express renamed after Vizag Steel, thanks to brand promotion. The Hazrat Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam train will now be known as Vizag Steel Samta Express Visakhapatnam: Steel is a key component for a country’s progress and Indian Railways being the most cost-effective medium to promote a product, Vizag Steel has chosen to promote its […]

Railways to promote Brand Image of Vizag Steel


Guwahati: The Centre has announced an investment of over Rs 5,000 crore to construct a 12-km-long elevated railway corridor inside Guwahati, contributing to the smart city project. The Indian Railways will form a joint venture in the form of a special purpose vehicle with the state government to implement the project […]

Guwahati to get 12-km elevated Railway Corridor under Smart City ...


New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the development of Phase-I of the Pune Metro Rail Project. The project, conceived by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) about a decade ago, will be set up at a cost of  Rs 11,420 crore. Phase I of the project […]

Cabinet okays Phase-I of Pune Metro Rail project



Surat: Japanese funding agency Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has shown keen interest in financing the Rs 4,000 crore Surat Metro Rail Project. The DPR (detailed project report) of the 35-km-long metro rail is being prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is likely to be ready in next […]

JICA keen to fund Surat Metro Rail Project


Chennai: The Joint Venture comprising of IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd and M/s. PJSC Kyivmetrobud in the ratio of 70:30 had submitted bids with the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (“CMRL”) on Item Rate basis for “Design Validation and Construction of works of underground station (Excluding Station Diaphragm Walls) Associated Structures at Concourse, […]

IL&FS Transport emerges Lowest Bidder for Chennai Metro Rail contract


New Delhi: The Indian Railways has announced new grand plans to enhance its renewable energy production. According to media reports, the Indian Railways is planning to set up around 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity across the country in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The capacity addition will […]

Railways to set up 5GW of Solar Capacity in Partnership ...



Secunderabad: The Zonal Railway Training Institute, Moula Ali celebrated its 44th Annual Day today i.e. 7th December 2016 at Open Air Auditorium in its premises. N. Madhusudana Rao, Chief Operations Manager, SCR was the Chief Guest on the occasion. P. Ganeswara Rao, Chief Commercial Manager, SCR presided over the function. Smt. […]

44th Annual Formation Day of ZTRI/Moulali Celebrated


Delegation from Russian Railways holds Discussion with SCR Officials on Up-gradation of Secunderabad-Nagpur Corridor for Semi-High Speed Rail Services Secunderabad: A 12-member delegation of experts from the Russian Railways held preliminary discussions with senior officers of the South Central Railway (SCR) led by Additional General Manager A.K. Gupta on the feasibility and […]

Russian Delegation hold discussions on Secunderabad-Nagpur Semi-High Speed Rail Corridor


First touted as the ultimate in Rail travel, luxury ‘Anubhuti’ coach project falls by the wayside on Indian Railways! Mumbai: The luxury ‘Anubhuti’ coach project, first announced by then Railway Minister PK Bansal in his February 26, 2013 railway budget under the UPA dispensation, is becoming a fine example of the railways’ […]

Anubhuti Coaches yet to reach for Passenger Services over three ...



Hazaribagh: Chief Minister Raghubar Das along with Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday opened the 57 km long newly-constructed rail line between Hazaribagh and Barkakana. The Chief Minister was in Delhi to attend the programme that was organised at Rail Bhawan  and inaugurated via video-conferencing. They also together flagged off […]

Hazaribagh-Barkakana section of Koderma-Ranchi New Railway Line Project inaugurated


New Delhi: Over 206 hectares of Northern Railway’s land is under encroachment, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Total 206.37 hectares of land is under encroachment in Northern Railway including Jammu and Kashmir as on March this year, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply. Most […]

Over 206 hectares of Northern Railway land under encroachment


New Delhi:  The Finance Ministry has rejected the Railway Ministry’s demand for waiving dividend for 2016-17 or deferring its payment, a senior railway official said. The Railways had made the demand citing its poor finances reported in the mid-year review meeting in November. “The Finance Ministry didn’t agree to our […]

FinMin reject Railway Ministry’s demand for waiving Dividend for 2016-17



Bangalore: To speed up work on construction of the Whitefield Metro corridor, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has decided take up civil work in two packages. On Tuesday, BMRCL floated a tender for the construction of elevated structures from ‘Baiyappanahalli station (excluding) to Visvesvaraya Industrial Area Station (including)’. The 8.03-km […]

BMRCL floats tender for Civil Works on Whitefield Corridor


New Delhi: The Board of National Capital Region Transport Corporation has cleared the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit Corridor (RRTC) that will enable travel at the rate of 160 kmh. The 92km-long corridor, with a capital investment of Rs 21,902 crore, will bring down travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 60 […]

Nod to Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit Corridor


Secunderabad: South Central Railway celebrated the Civil Defence Annual Day today i.e., 6th December, 2016 at Sanchalan Bhavan, Secunderabad.  Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division Ashesh Agrawal was the Chief Guest for the function. Addressing the gathering of civil defence volunteers and large numbers of public who assembled to view the Civil […]

SCR conducts Civil Defence Annual Day Exercises



New Delhi: An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The insurance scheme is available on optional basis for all reserved classes (SL, 1AC, […]

MOS (Rlys) brief about Travel Insurance in Indian Railways


New Delhi: More than 1,800 rain water harvesting systems have been installed at various rail premises for recharging groundwater, Lok Sabha was told today. Besides 37 water recycling plants have been set up in different locations and works have been sanctioned for setting up of such plants at 37 more places […]

Rain water harvesting systems at 1885 rail premises


Jayalalithaa passes away at the age of 68 at the Chennai Apollo Hospital. Apollo Hospital confirmed and reported that AIADMK supremo breathed her last at 11:30 pm. Chennai: Jayalalitha passes away at the age of 68 at the Apollo Hospital. Apollo Hospital in a written communication issued late last night confirmed […]

Adieu: India mourns as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha passes ...



Indian Railways in partnership with Impact India Foundation To Augment Two Additional Coaches For Cancer & Family Health Services To THE LIFELINE EXPRESS – the world’s first State-of-the-art Hospital Train New Delhi: Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways and J.P.Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare inaugurates tomorrow i.e. 6th December […]

Railways partners with Impact India Foundation to Augment 2 Additional ...


Adani Group gets the nod for construction of about 31.5km of permanent track, as well as a temporary 300-bed camp Melbourne: Indian mining giant Adani’s plan to build one of the world’s largest coal mines in Australia got a major boost on Monday as it secured the final approval for […]

Adani’s Australia Coal Mine project gets Final Nod for permanent ...


Strategic rail lines help in movement of troops, tanks and necessary supplies to border areas that are normally cut off from the rest of the country. The government of India has speeded up the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail project by including it in the list of projects for border areas for which […]

Centre speeds up Final Location Survey for Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail project



Mumbai: The ambitious Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III infrastructure projects worth more than Rs.10,000 crore will be jointly financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the World Bank in a 40:60 ratio. The project, aimed to expand the suburban rail network across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), […]

World Bank, AIIB funds to put Mumbai MUTP-III Rail projects ...


New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has found that the Dual Freight Policy (DFP) of 2008 has caused the Railways a loss of ₹29,236.78 crore. A report adopted by the panel said the loss includes freight evasion of ₹12,722.65 crore, non-imposition of penalty worth ₹11,418.16 crore on the […]

Dual Freight Policy of 2008 caused IR a loss of ...


Suresh Prabhu who laid the Foundation Stone for Rolling Stock Component Factory, also announced that similar initiatives for development will also be taken up in several other parts of Maharashtra Lote Parshuram: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone for setting up of the Rolling Stock Component Factory, estimated […]

Prabhu lays Foundation Stone for Rolling Stock Component Factory at ...



State Govts to share 25% to 66% cost of the projects. Five states have signed JV agreements with Railways so far; two others have agreed to collaborate. Extra budgetary resources from financial institutions was arranged by Railways which has also signed an MoU with LIC for a loan of Rs.1,50,000 crore […]

16 States respond to Rs.60000 Crore cost-sharing for Rail projects


To bring the North Eastern states on the railway network, the Government has taken up two new line projects on Northeast Frontier Railway. The two projects were Teteliya (Assam) Byrnihat (Meghalaya) and Byrnihat-Shillong (Meghalaya). The 22-km Teteliya-Byrnihat project had been taken up at the latest anticipated cost of Rs 496-crore […]

Centre speeds up Teteliya-Byrnihat-Shillong Rail line project


Trial run on 13 Kms Raj Sunakhala-Bolagarh Railway line of 289-km long Khurda Road-Bolangir railway line project held in Odisha. Khurdha: The Railways today conducted the trial run of train on the new rail line between Rajsunakhala and Bolagarh of ongoing Khurda Road-Balangir project. Sudarshan Nayak, Chief Commissioner Railway Safety, […]

IR conduct Trial Run between Rajsunakhala-Bolagarh



Without Aadhar, you will not be allowed to travel on train New Delhi: The Indian Railways has decided to make Aadhar cards mandatory for buying rail tickets. The scheme will be implemented in a phased number. To start with, senior citizens without Aadhar card will not be given 50% concession they […]

Now Aadhar Id MUST for train travel in India


New Delhi:  Indian Railways has asked the State Bank of India and ICICI Bank among others to provide around 15,000 point of sale (PoS) machines at reservation counters, with about a thousand of these machines to be made available by Dec 31, to make railway travel bookings digital. Currently, the […]

Railways Ticketing to go Digital; Cashless Transaction at all Railway ...


Lucknow: Lucknow got the first glimpse of its metro service when the trail run of the Lucknow Metro Rail was flagged off on Thursday. The test run took off from the elevated priority section of the Transport Nagar Metro Depot, near Amausi airport in Lucknow. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav commissioned the […]

Trial run of Lucknow Metro flagged off



Gupta takes over charge of the post of Member-Rolling Stock w.e.f. 1st Dec 2016.  The post is viewed as one of the most challenging role by the Rail Industry, particularly during its transformative shift from over-aged system tag to the most Modern & Futuristic Rail System, under the aegis of […]

Ravindra Gupta takes Charge as Member-Rolling Stock, Railway Board


New Delhi: In an extraordinary initiative taken up by the Indian Railways last year for setting up of Joint Venture companies involving different states in the country, so far, only 5 State Governments namely Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala and Odisha have signed the JV agreement to create State specific joint […]

States’ Nelson’s eye syndrome scuttles IR’s JV initiatives for Rail ...


Kerala nominates five partners for Indian Railways’ initiative for redevelopment of 500 world-class stations by 2018 Thiruvananthapuram: The State is to have a major say in the redevelopment of 21 railway stations with the government nominating five partners for the initiative of Railways. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), Kochi Metro Rail […]

Mega Consortia to develop 21 Railway Stations in Kerala



The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of Metro project with officials of state government and project developer L&T. Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has fixed a deadline of August 2018 to complete the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of Metro project with officials of state […]

KCR fixes deadline of Aug 2018 to complete Hyderabad Metro ...


New Delhi: In great news for Mumbai commuters, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III estimated to cost Rs 10,947 crores on completion. The MUTP phase 3 has projects like the Rs 2618 crores Panvel-Karjat new suburban line, Rs 3555 […]

PM’s Cabinet meet approves Rs.10000 crore Mumbai Rail project


Top Heritage Award for DHR B Class Steam Locomotives The DHRS has sponsored a top heritage award to Indian Railways for the B Class steam locomotives on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. They are the oldest and largest operational fleet of British-built narrow gauge locomotives in the World. The award plaque […]

DHR Fully Open Again; bags Top Heritage Award for DHR ...



Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Centraal Railway presented the All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women 2016-17 Championship trophy to Eastern Railway at Railway Sports Complex, Secunderabad today i.e., 30th November, 2016. Eastern Railway Balketball team defeated Southern Railway by 62-58. The Championship competitions were held from 25th to 30th […]

ER bags 40th All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women ...


Visakahapatnam: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has urged Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to prevail upon the Visakhapatnam Port Trust to part with land required to construct a ‘bulb line’ elevated corridor near Visakhapatnam Railway station. ECoR (Bhubaneswar-Waltair) General Manager Umesh Singh met the Chief Minister here on Tuesday to […]

ECoR proposes ‘Bulb Line’ near Vizag Railway station


Berlin: The European Commission has submitted a reasoned opinion formally asking Germany to bring all its national railway safety rules into line with Directive 2004/49/EC, which European Union member states were required to transpose by December 2010. If Germany does not ‘react satisfactorily’ within two months of the November 17 announcement, […]

Germany asked to change Rolling Stock inspection Rules



Compatibility successfully proven during tests with the global telecommunications technology providers Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE Berlin: Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed tests to operate its range of mass transit and mainline rail control solutions with the latest Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless data communications, commonly known as 4G. […]

Bombardier Rail Control Certifies 4 Vendors for 4G LTE Wireless ...


China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC), the country’s largest railway vehicle and equipment manufacturer, is in takeover talks with Czech Republic’s Skoda Transportation AS, a move to further increase its market share in Europe’s railway markets. CRRC in a statement addressed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange said that it […]

CRRC on track to take over Skoda Transportation AS


Railway technology sets high technical and quality standards for all of the components in their systems. Extreme conditions such as vibration, shock, extreme heat and cold are all part of the daily routine. With over 30 years experience in design and manufacture of DC/DC converters, AC/DC modules and LED drivers, […]

RECOM Converters fully certified for use on Rolling Stock



Ratnagiri: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for the Rolling Stock Component factory, estimated to cost nearly Rs 300 crore, in Maharshtra’s Ratnagiri district. “The unit, to be set up at Lote Parshuram near Ratnagiri, would come up at a cost of Rs 297.28 crores and the […]

Railway Minister to lay Foundation Stone for Rolling Stock Component ...


Kolkata: ReNew Power Ventures, a renewable energy development company, won bids for 5 MW solar installations across various locations for the Indian Railways. The company will be investing close to Rs 35 crore in these projects which will supply energy to Railways through a 25-year power purchase agreements. This is the […]

ReNew Power bags Railways’ 5 Solar Rooftop Projects


Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurated Biodiesel Online Blending Facility at Railway Consumer Depot, Kacheguda and Water Recycling Plant at Railway Colony, Kacheguda today i.e. on 29th November, 2016. A.K. Gupta, Additional General Manager;  S.N. Singh, Principal Chief Engineer; South Central Railway, Aruna Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad […]

SCR hosts Biodiesel Online Blending Facility and Water Recycling Plant



Turkmenabad: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow officially inaugurated the Asian International Railway line connecting Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) at a special ceremony organised in Turkmenabad on Monday. Ghani called the inauguration of the Imam Nazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) railway line “historic” and said his […]

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate Asian International Railway line


Indian Railways aims to implement the first stretch of the Maglev project in less than three years’ time. Swiss Maglev pioneer, BHEL in talks for Indian journey New Delhi: Moving ahead with the introduction of the high-speed Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains in the country, the Indian Railways has asked Rail India Technical […]

Indian Railways moves ahead on Maglev Trains project


Secunderabad: A.K.Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board complemented Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR for maintaining the Zone as “No Consequential Accident Zone” during the video conference held today from Railway Board, New Delhi.  He appreciated the efforts initiated by SCR in providing safety and improving asset reliability. The Chairman, Railway Board along […]

CRB holds Safety Review Meeting with SCR



Secunderabad: South Central Railway General Manager Ravindra Gupta has been elevated to the Railway Board as Member-Rolling Stock. Mr.Gupta assumed charge as General Manager on October 21 last year and ever since, has travelled all over the Zone extensively, conducting routine and surprise inspections and taking up intensive reviews with officers […]

Ravindra Gupta made Member (Rolling Stock)


Shimla: The 118-year old steam engine dating back to the British era chugged on the world heritage rail track once again today with 13 foreign passengers on board. The coal-fired steam engine which was not in use for the general trains is only provided for the chartered trips and is a […]

118-year-old Steam Engine chugs on Shimla-Kaithlighat Heritage Track


Kolkata: Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA), an apex body representing the stainless steel industry, has called for need to design and build safer stainless steel coaches for passenger safety. ISSDA’s appeal, which comes in the wake of the recent Indore-Patna train accident, says stainless steel coaches are stronger and absorb […]

ISSDA stresses for need to Design, Build safer Stainless Steel ...