A.K.Mital, Chairman Railway Board hold high level meeting with GMs of Five Zones to review performance
Secunderabad: A.K.Mital, Chairman Railway Board held a high level Full Board meeting today i.e. 4th September, 2015 with the General Managers (GM’s) of Five Zones viz., East Coast Railway, Southern Railway, South Central Railway, South East Central Railway and South Western Railway at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The full board meeting […]

CRB holds High Level Performance Review with GMs of Five ...

Secunderabad: Indian Railways would extend full support in strengthening and expanding the rail network in Telangana, Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal said here today. Mittal discussed the development plans of Telangana in a meeting with the state Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma here and assured support for railway infrastructure development. […]

CRB assures to help expand Railways network in Telangana

Coal Minister Mr.Piyush Goyal visits Talcher Coalfields of MCL in Odisha
Coal minister bats for rail network in Odisha. Piyush Goyal hints that Odisha to earn over Rs 45,600 crore from coal block auction Bhubaneswar (BBS): Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said he has suggested to the Odisha government to ink a joint venture with Coal India Limited (CIL) […]

Rail Infra upgrade needed for more Coal from Talcher: Coal ...

Naidu with Sreedharan
Vijayawada: Even as Union Ministry of Urban Development raised doubts over the feasibility of Vijayawada Metro Rail, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu requested E.Sreedharan, former CMD/DMRC and Advisor for various Metro Rail projects in the State, to ensure that it starts taking shape at the earliest. “Funding is not a […]

Chandrababu Naidu looks at JICA for investment in Vijayawada Metro ...

Jeff Immelt Chief Executive Officer, GE
CEO Jeff Immelt says the company is keen to invest much more in India and in projects to boost its infrastructure in various sectors. The announcement comes ahead of GE’s chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt’s visit to India later this month Mumbai: General Electric Co. is looking to make further investments […]

GE to invest in India’s Rail, Power, Healthcare sectors

UAE Minister with Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi: UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyam today met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here and discussed on possible cooperation on rail sector between both countries. UAE Minister was told about the various opportunities of investment and ongoing rail projects in the country, said a senior […]

UAE Foreign Affairs Minister discusses on Cooperation in Railway Sector ...

In the North, Jaipur-Chennai Express derails at Jaipur Junction while in the South, Chennai-Mangalore Central Express derails near Poovanur Station Jaipur / Chennai:  The engine of Jaipur-Chennai Express was derailed at the Jaipur junction on Thursday. A major accident was averted since the speed of the train was slow. Bayana passenger […]

Derailments of two Passengers Trains irks Railways, casualties averted

Kochi TVC Metro
Sreedharan’s concern over ambiguity in communications Thiruvananthapuram: Reiterating yet again that the Rs.6,728-crore Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Light Metro rail projects will be executed (by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) on the lines of the Kochi metro rail project, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Thursday that specifics of the twin […]

Kerala chooses Kochi Metro model for Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro

The 43,000 SqMt Railway Land in Bandra put up for lease by Railways
Mumbai Bandra (BA): A 43,000 square metre of railway land close to the in Bandra (East) station, which has seen three failed tenders for commercial development since May last year, is being readied again for commercial development. The railways is setting up a panel to re-valuate the land’s worth. However, […]

Railways to set up Panel to re-evaluate Bandra land’s worth, auction ...

Mumbai: Central Railway has already announced running of Unreserved DEMU Special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival. Now, this DEMU special trains will have one AC coach and it will halt at Pen too. Train No. 01107 Special will leave Panvel at 11.10 hrs on September […]

CR to attach AC Coach in Panvel-Chiplun DEMU Special with ...

Mumbai: The railway is miffed with the state government for refusing to loosen its purse strings and fund the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) IV. The railway said it could not afford two big projects i.e. the Andheri-Virar and Panvel-CST elevated fast corridors which will cost around Rs 17,000 as […]

Railways miffed with Maharashtra for refusing funds

IR Power Transmission
New Delhi: Indian Railways (IR) expects to save nearly Rs 2,500 Crore annually during the next three years as it plans to procure 1,060 MW of power through the competitive bidding route for the first time, a move that will do away with the established practice of procuring power from […]

IR takes aggressive steps to cut Power costs; plans to ...

Gwalior Sheopur Heritage Train
Gwalior: For over a century, the world’s longest narrow gauge railway route between Gwalior and Sheopur in Madhya Pradesh has been carrying hundreds of passengers everyday. But soon it will cease to exist. The North Central Railway has decided to close down the last stretch of the Maharaja Railway or […]

Jhansi Division’s Gwalior-Sheopur Heritage Rail Track to fade away into ...

Iron ore Freight by Train India
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has slashed the cost of transporting iron ore for exports for the first time since March 2012 by levying a flat distance-based charge across all slabs in response to “significant changes in the market”. The new distance-based charge has been set at a uniform Rs […]

IR slashes Freight Rates to boost Iron Ore exports; levy ...

Mumbai Metro III Project
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked the state if it was willing to deposit the compensation account for over 100 acres of land in Kanjurmarg which it wants for the Metro III project. Hearing an application filed by the state to lift a two decade old status quo order […]

Mumbai Metro-III: HC asks State if it is willing to ...

“We have identified 23 out of 54 Duronto trains whose technical stoppages would be converted into commercial ones to increase patronage,” said Railway Board officials.  Reservations w.e.f. Jan 1 for Duronto trains to be suspended for this arrangement New Delhi: Railways have decided to convert technical stoppages of 23 Duronto trains […]

Railways to convert Technical Stoppages of 23 Duronto Trains into ...

GE Loco
New Delhi: US-based GE has emerged the best bidder for Diesel Locomotives manufacturing plant proposed to be set up at Marhowra in Bihar, and French major Alstom is leading the race for setting up the manufacturing unit for Electric Locomotives at Madhepura, making these projects the first instance of major […]

GE emerges the Best Bidder for Marhora Diesel Locomotive manufacturing ...

Also, a High-level meet to put Kochi metro on fast track Kochi: Coaches of the Kochi Metro Rail, the design for which will be unveiled by the Chief Minister here on Thursday, will be the most modern in the country, with the capability to be converted into driverless coaches in future. […]

Kochi Metro to have Futuristic, Cost-effective Coaches

SRMU union members
SRMU objects to privatisation and FDI in railways.  However several railway employees across various zones opposing the move of Trade Unions stating that there is no better alternative at this stage for Indian Railways other than opting to FDI and PPP modes to improve the conditions, and to protect the Railway from total […]

SRMU threaten Indefinite Strike starting Nov 23

Geospatial Railways
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said for using geospatial technology and satellite technology for various operations of Railways, a Memorandum of Understanding will soon be signed between the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) (the IT arm of the Ministry) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Heavy Rail […]

Indian Railways to utilize ISRO’s Geospatial, Satellite Technologies

New Delhi: Facing an acute financial crisis, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is focusing on property development to generate more revenue. The DMRC has decided to come up with a commercial complex in the heart of the city near Jantar Mantar where it will rent out space for offices. […]

Delhi Metro to rent out Office Space in Delhi

Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan and MP Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurating Currency Coin cum Card operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machine at New Delhi Railway Station
Mumbai: After the paperless ticketing application failed to make a mark, railway officials in the city are on the edge over the introduction of cash/coin ticket vending machines (CTVM), which are slated to arrive in the city next month. Around 70 of the machines will be given to the Central […]

Railway officials on CR and WR anxious over CTVM arrival

rlys turnaround
The object in India for such a density of population should be to construct locomotive railways for trunk lines of communication, and horse railways for the short branches, says Bibek Debroy. In India, with a population of 110 per square mile, we are now constructing trunk railways…. These trunk railways […]

Bibek Debroy’s Plan to turn-around the Indian Railways

double decker train
Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the railways to consider having double-deckers for Mumbai’s suburban local trains. A bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice S B Shukre heard a clutch of public interest litigation on women safety. The bench made the oral observation after the Central Railways’s advocate suggested […]

Why not have Double-Decker Mumbai Locals: HC asks Railways

Level Crossing image
The West-Central Railway Zone has become the first zone in Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings from its system by August 31, 2015. The West-Central Railway Zone has become the first zone in Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings from its system by August 31, 2015. […]

WCR Zone becomes first Railway Zone on IR to eliminate ...

Committee for Metro Railway stations constituted Chandigarh: Metro rail stations in Haryana will have new names, with the Haryana government on Tuesday announcing setting up of a four-member committee to frame the policy and to consider the change in the name of Metro stations falling in the state. “The Additional […]

Haryana to change Names of Metro Stations in state

Pune: More than 150 station masters from Pune division of the Central Railway on Wednesday held an agitation at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office to press for various long-pending demands, including recruitment for vacant posts of station masters, centralized accommodation facility and grade pay. Divisional secretary of station masters’ association Rajkumar […]

Station Masters agitate to press for pending demands

IR Revenues
Prabhu said the ministry fast-tracked 7,000-km-long doubling projects and 4,000-km gauge conversion projects by providing adequate funds New Delhi: Indian Railways achieved an earnings growth of 14.54 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year even as working expenses grew 4.22 per cent, lower than the budgeted estimate […]

Railway Minister announces 14.5% Revenue Growth for Railways in Q1

NGT Green Rail concept
Pune: The National Green Tribunal (West Zone) has directed the environment directorate of the railway ministry to file a reply on the issue of direct discharge through toilets on the Indian Railways system which leads to massive pollution, an activist said on Tuesday. “The NGT has taken serious cognizance of […]

Rail Pollution: NGT directs IR’s Environment Directorate to file a ...

Beautiful view of power transmitting towers installed on the elevated Metro rail project inducts between Nagole-Mettuguda stretch
Due to the new Metro Rail Act enacted by the Centre the clause of ‘operator’ has become a bone of contention Hyderabad: With the Nagole to Mettuguda stretch of the Metro fully ready a delegation of senior L&T officers met Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma recently and apprised him of the […]

L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail wants services on Nagole stretch

Metro Car Depot issue at Mumbai
If Kanjurmarg Land unavailable, Metro Rail car depot likely at Aarey Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has moved the Bombay high court seeking that a nearly two-decade-old stay on 135.7 acres of land in Kanjurmarg be lifted for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-III project. Assistant government pleader G W Mattos mentioned the application for […]

Maharashtra asks Bombay High Court to lift 18-year-old Stay on ...

Chandigarh Metro Rail Map
Chandigarh (CDG): The financial and technical aspects of the detailed project report (DPR) of the Chandigarh Metro project prepared in 2012 will be the only key subjects to be revised in a detailed manner. The administration has sent the report to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its detailed revision. […]

Technical & Financial aspects of Chandigarh Metro DPR to be ...

TBM at Chikpet
Bangalore: Finally after 20 months, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Krishna achieved breakthrough at the Namma Metro underground Chickpet station on at 5.02 pm on Monday. With this, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) officials are now confident that the work at all four tunnels for Phase I, which is currently […]

TBM breaks through at Chickpet Station after 20 months; BMRCL ...

Y.P. Singh, Vice-Chairman, Rail Land Development Authority
Mumbai: The Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) – the arm of the Indian Railways entrusted with commercially developing railway lands – will be meeting local Members of Parliament of areas under the jurisdiction of Central and Western Railways over Thursday and Friday to discuss ways to speed up ways to […]

RLDA to meet Mumbai MPs to speed up Land Development

The people of Uttara Kannada district are upset at the new hurdle hitting the Ankola-Hubballi railway line. The central empowered committee (CEC) appointed by the Supreme Court to study the environmental impact of the line, has objected to the project. In its recent report, the committee said the impact of […]

Central Empowered Committe says no to Hubli-Ankola Rail Line project

safety trial namma metro
Bangalore: Commuters travelling between Mysuru Road and Magadi Road will soon be able to use Bangalore Metro, as the safety inspection by the Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) S.K. Mittal is currently underway. The 6.4 km stretch had been ready for the past two years but had faced issues related to the […]

Bangalore Metro commences Safety Checks on Mysore Road-Magadi Road

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launching the Paperless Unreserved Ticketing through Mobile Phone between New Delhi – Palwal Section (NR), developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), through Video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 01, 2015
New Delhi: The Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today launched the following IT initiatives developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) (the IT arm of Ministry of Railways using remote control by organising Video-Conferencing between, Rail Bhawan and New Delhi Station. 1. Paperless Unreserved Ticketing through Mobile Phone between […]

Railway Minister launches three important IT enabled Services developed by ...

A panaromic veiw of Agrtala bound meter gauge Train at Jogarandra Nagar in Agartala
Agartala (AGTL): The meter gauge railway track would be a thing of the past in Tripura with the introduction of ‘mega block’ by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) from September 20 onwards, for conversion of track from meter gauge to broad gauge, NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Mr.P.J. Sharma said […]

Services on Metre Gauge Rail lines in Tripura to shut ...

Suresh prabhu flagging off new trains
Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Gauge Conversion Project of Loharu-Sikar Railway Line in Rajasthan by Flagging off Trains New Train Services viz.Rewari-Sikar Daily Passenger Train and Bi-weekly Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express New Delhi: The Gauge conversion of 122 Km. Loharu-Sikar Railway Line has been completed at a cost of about Rs. 260 crores. […]

Railway Minister flags off new Train on newly build Loharu-Sikar ...