Rani ki Vav falls under the most preserved UNESCO's World Heritage Site status and is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
Patan (PTN): The National Monuments Authority (NMA) has decided to recommend grant of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for repair and renovation of an abandoned Meter Gauge Railway line near Rani Ki Vav, Patan (Gujarat) only after a proposal for an alternate alignment was submitted by Railways as permissible under rules […]

NOC to rail work near Rani Ki Vav World Heritage ...

Thiruvarur Jn (TVR): An alert driver of the Thanjavur-Karaikal Passenger service averted a major disaster when he halted the train and removed some iron railings placed on the track by miscreants here on Tuesday. Loco pilot Janakiraman noticed the steel plates on the tracks as the train was nearing Tiruvarur […]

Alert Loco Pilot of Thanjavur-Karaikal Passenger avert major disaster as ...

Una: An interesting development occurred in Himachal Pradesh when five rooms of the Una railway station was sealed yesterday on court orders over land claim of local people. The order to attach the property of Indian Railway was passed by Mukesh Bansal, Additional District and Session Judge Una. The order […]

Five rooms of Una Railway Station sealed on Court Orders

Hajip0ur (HJP): East Central Railway (ECR) on Wednesday launched a facility to allow passengers to lodge FIRs “on board”, meaning on running trains.  In addition, it started a Tollfree Security Helpline Number – 182 – for passengers, ECR General Manager A.K. Mittal told reporters. Additional Director-General (Railways) K.S.Dwivedi said a […]

East Central Railway launches On-board FIRs

Madurai (MDU): Train Protection Warning System, a system to prevent accidents owing to human error by way of not following the signals, already installed in the Chennai-Central-Gummudipoondi section will be extended to the Arakkonam and Chengalpattu sections, Southern Railway Chief Signal and Telecommunications Engineer A.V. Sivaprasad said. Works for the […]

Train Protection Warning System to be extended

Indore (INDB): Government Railway Police (GRP) of Madhya Pradesh plans to constitute five inter-state inquiry groups to probe crimes committed by miscreants on trains after which they take shelter in neighbouring states. “We have drawn up a plan to constitute five inter-state inquiry groups to probe crimes committed by miscreants […]

GRP to create five inter-state teams to probe crimes in ...

New Delhi: Under the extant policy following categories of sports persons are provided 1st  class/2nd AC Complimentary Card passes by the Ministry of Railways for free rail travel:- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees Olympic Medalists Arjuna Awardees Dronacharya Awardees Dhyan Chand Awardees Gold Medalists in Asian & Commonwealth Games Such […]

Indian Railways provides Complimentary Card Passes for outstanding Sports Persons

The government today said that the Railways has been producing bio-diesel from waste vegetable oils using laboratory scale plants, for shunting of engines, diesel electric multiple units and others, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said bio-diesel produced by […]

Railways producing Bio-diesel, utilising for own requirement: Manoj Sinha

New Delhi: National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a trade union body representing 77 per cent of Indian railways’ 1.31-million workers, has called a nationwide strike from November 23 against the government’s plan to bring in private participation in railway projects and the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy. “The strike will […]

National Federation of Railway Union announces Indefinite Strike on 23 ...

Secunderabad (SC):  Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway held a high level Safety Review Meeting through Video Conference with the Divisional Railway Managers (DRM’s) of all the 6 Divisions on SCR viz., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal and Nanded Divisions & Principal Heads of Departments (PHODs) today i.e., 28th […]

Adhering to Safety Schedules foremost for Accident free environ: GM/SCR ...

New Delhi: Upgradation of passenger amenities at stations is a continuous process. Such upgradation of identified stations in various Zonal Railways including North Eastern Railway is undertaken under various station upgradation schemes including Adarsh Station Scheme. 34 stations on North Eastern Railway have been identified under Adarsh Station Scheme, out of […]

Upgradation of Railway Stations and Infra in North Eastern & ...

New Delhi: Environment related parameters in the Railway Production Units are being monitored as indicated by the respective State Pollution Control Boards. All old established Production Units of Railways have also set up systems as per ISO 14001 Environment Management System and environment related audits are carried out in accordance with […]

Environment practices in Production Units monitored as per State Pollution ...

Over 100,000 Citizens Already Connected Across 100 District Level Emergency Communities; the Connectivity to be Extended to all 600 Districts of India Within a Year Timely Broadcasts/Sharing by Railways on Earthquake Updates, Do’s/Don’ts Over the Weekend Greatly Helped Citizens Ministry of Railways to Soon Invite NDMA, Local District Administration, Police, […]

Railways, IRCTC & Local Circles initiate Online Disaster & Emergency ...

New Delhi: Unhappy to note that the railways was ending up spending more than what is earmarked for it in its budgetary allocations, a parliamentary panel has asked the public transporter to review its internal mechanisms to check the recurring phenomenon. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Congress MP […]

Parliamentary Panel unhappy at Railways spending in excess of Budget ...

New Delhi: Indian Railways has issued guidelines from time to time to harness wind and solar energy. Guidelines are also issued for implementation of various energy conservation measures. Indian Railways has installed solar and windmill plants of about 20 Mega Watt (MW) capacity. To reduce dependence on fossil fuel, it […]

Energy Conservation measures taken by Railways: MOSR

Banapura (BPF): Over 40 wagons of a goods train plying from Khandwa towards Beena caught fire on Sunday. The driver of the 58-wagon goods train was informed about the incident, when gatemen of Banapura’s gate number 218 and 219 stopped the train by showing them red coloured flags and informed […]

40 Wagons of Good Train catch Fire near Banapura on ...

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC), which prepared detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed light metro, has been opposing the public-private-partnership (PPP) model for the projects suggested by planning board. However, instead of a pure PPP model, the finance department has suggested a hybrid approach combining […]

Hybrid PPP model for Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro suggested

New Delhi: Government today reiterated in the Lok Sabha that it is contemplating to have a new regulatory mechanism in the Railways – independent of the service provider – that will be entrusted to make regulations, setting standards and determining tariff. Responding to a supplementary during Question Hour, Railway Minister Suresh […]

Railways to have new Regulatory Mechanism: MOSR