Mussoorie: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a weekend Mussoorie Rail Tour Package that includes confirmed rail reservations, meals, sightseeing and stay in a reputed hotel. The recently launched package includes AC Chair Car travel in New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi train on every Friday and Saturday, travel […]

IRCTC introduces hassle-free Mussoorie Rail Tour Package

Patna (PNBE): Chief minister Nitish Kumar today expressed displeasure over delay of two ambitious projects in Patna and slammed the railway ministry for halting them. The projects are Patliputra Junction and Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge. A few days back, minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha visited Patna and had alleged […]

Rail Politics: Ahead of Assembly Polls, twin rail projects bug ...

Patna (PBNE): With Assembly elections in Bihar around the corner, all big railway projects in the state have been put on the fast track. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring the progress of the projects that include two mega-bridges and two locomotive factories. An official in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) […]

With Assembly polls around the corner, Rail projects on fast ...

Kolkata (KOAA): In its revised guidelines, the Railway Board has approved the setting up of executive lounges at three stations — Howrah, Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri — in Bengal. The lounges will come up within the ticketed area and as close to the main platform as possible. “The AC lounges will […]

Howrah, Sealdah, New Jalpaiguri Railway Stations to get Executive Lounges

New Delhi: Noted environmentalist and Director General of Centre for Science and Environment Sunita Narain today appreciated the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its initiatives towards the conservation of environment. ”Delhi Metro was very much a part of the success story that Delhi became in terms of the conservation of […]

Environmentalist Sunita Narain appreciates DMRC for environment conservation initiatives

Bolpur Shantiniketan (BHP): R. Badri Narayan, Divisional Railway Manager, Eastern Railway, Howrah formally commenced the work for new Road Over Bridge at Lalpul, Bolpur in presence of Anupam Hazra, MP and Chandranath Sinha, MLA & Minister of Fisheries, Govt. of West Bengal today. Later, a newly constructed foot over bridge […]

DRM/Howrah formally commences work for new ROB at Lalpul, Bolpur ...

New Delhi: With a view to giving further fillip to International bilateral Cooperation in Railway Sector, a four- member high level delegation led by Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital is going on an official visit to China and Japan beginning on 12th June, 2015. The visit earlier scheduled in the […]

High Level Railway Board Delegation to visit China & Japan ...

Waitlisted In IRCTC? Cancel And Buy Air Tickets For Small Additional Charge New Delhi: Has SpiceJet clinched a winner in its tie-up with IRCTC to sell unsold tickets to train travellers? The low cost carrier has seen sharp swings in its fortunes since December last year, from briefly shutting down operations […]

SpiceJet signs deal with IRCTC to sell tickets to Waitlisted ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Aurizon, Australia’s largest railway freight operator, is on a recce of the Indian railways, drawn towards it by the Modi government’s thrust on a transformational improvement in railway infrastructure. The company, which was born out of the privatisation of Queensland Rail’s bulk commoditybusiness around five years ago, is looking […]

Aussie freight major Aurizon keen on business with Indian Railways

Huge Chinese rail company may be unstoppable with impressive economies of scale Shanghai: China is forging the country’s answer to General Electric, combining two state-owned railroad equipment makers to create the world’s second-largest industrial company. And the giant isn’t planning to stay at home. The merger of CSR Corp. and […]

China Rail company CRRC Corp., to go Global as merger ...

Mumbai: A year after the Metro I was opened for commuters, Ghatkopar has emerged as the busiest station on the 11.4km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor with around 41 lakh footfall/month, followed by Andheri with 31 lakh footfalls. Ghatkopar and Andheri Metro stations provide interconnectivity with Central Railway and Western Railway suburban networks respectively. […]

Ghatkopar emerged as the Busiest Station on Mumbai Metro with ...

Mumbai: Although Mumbai Metro One came under the Right to Information Act over two-and-a-half months ago, it is yet to voluntarily disclose information to the public. As per section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005, a public authority is supposed to disclose information voluntarily to the public, which several other […]

Mumbai Metro fails to Comply with RTI Requirement about Voluntary ...

Kochi: The announcement of introducing DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) services between Aluva and Tripunithura by the Southern Railways Thiruvananthapuram Division raises apprehensions of a possible depletion in Kochi Metro revenues. Even as the Metro works are progressing at a fast pace to meet the June 2016 deadline, the introduction of […]

Kochi Metro fears revenue loss on the announcement of DEMU services ...

Jagdalpur (JDB): People of Bastar will soon get Rail connectivity to the northern parts of the country as there will be extension in the Railway services, said Member of Parliament (MP) from Bastar, Dinesh Kashyap at the inaugural function of a foot-over bridge (FOB) and platform shutters at Jagdalpur Railway […]

Bastar to get Rail Link to North India

Bhopal (BPL): Now, Bhopal station is under round-the-clock vigil of railways. An integrated security system (ISS) was inaugurated by Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar on Saturday as part of ongoing railway passengers’ week. The system has 80 CCTVs and would monitor all platforms, booking offices, reservation offices, waiting rooms, foot-over-bridge (FoB) and […]

Bhopal Railway Station under vigil of hidden Surveillance Cams

Ranchi (RNC): Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that his ministry would set up separate joint venture companies with at least 20 state governments for expeditious completion of projects in a time-bound manner. Addressing a press conference in Ranchi, he said that this would help the states to have more say […]

Separate JV Cos with 20 State Governments for expeditious completion ...

Rourkela (ROU): The much-awaited Rourkela-Sambalpur DMU train was flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through videoconferencing from Hati on Sunday at 11 am. In reciprocation at the railway station, Chakradharpur DRM Rajendra Prasad, Rourkela Station Manager AK Mishra, Rourkela MLA’s representative Dhiren Senapatii and other officials were present […]

Railway Minister inaugurates Rourkela-Sambalpur DMU train

Latehar (LTHR): Nineteen coal-laden wagons of a goods train derailed between Richuguta and Demu railway stations in Latehar district in the wee hours today, disrupting train services. Senior railway officials reached the spot to supervise clearing of debris, a railway official said. While traffic has been resumed on the down line, the […]

Goods train derails in Jharkhand’s Latehar

Vadodara: National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara, organized a seminar on ‘Initiatives by Railways and Expectations of Customers’ on Friday a part of ongoing Customer Fortnight being celebrated by the academy from May 26. Representatives of eminent business associations and major freight customers of the railways participated in the seminar. […]

National Academy of Indian Railways holds Seminar as part of ...

New Delhi: Railways food catering and tourism promotion firm, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), on Friday said that it has upgraded its website by introducing two high capacity servers that have doubled peak time efficiency. According to the IRCTC, its portal installed two Linux-enabled servers on June […]

Tatkal Booking capacity Doubled on IRCTC’s upgraded Website

Beijing:  India should opt for bullet trains together with raising speed of trains on existing tracks to boost economic growth by improving connectivity, a combination that worked for China as well, a top railway official said here today. With over a billion population and a large territorial area, India and […]

India should opt for Bullet Trains together with raising speed ...

Oil company, cooking gas agency B.S. Enterprises ink pact with L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad: The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will supply liquefied petroleum gas to the food outlets at shopping malls planned to be set up along the Metro Rail corridor in Hyderabad. The company along with one of its […]

HPCL to supply gas for Food Outlets at Hyderabad Metro ...

A.K.Agarwal, General Manager, Southern Railway
Madurai (MDU): The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has issued statutory notice seeking the presence of the Southern Railway General Manager Ashok K Agarwal and deputy chief engineer S Manoharan on a contempt petition relating to the delivery of possession of a land to a company (East Indian […]

General Manager of Southern Railway directed to appear before Madurai ...

Coimbatore (CBE): Divisional Railway Manager of Salem Railway Division Shubhranshu assured that the newly electrified railway line between the Coimbatore North and Mettupalayam stations would be operational soon after rectifying the technical defects. It may be noted that during an inspection conducted by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) S K […]

Electrified Railway Line on Coimbatore-Mettupalayam section to Be Operational soon

Kolkata (KOAA): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that his department was inviting state governments to form companies that will boost railway infrastructure in these states. The companies will come up with an equal equity contribution between the Centre and the State. Initial agreements with 20-odd States have already […]

Railways inviting State Governments to form Joint Venture Cos: Suresh ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said functions of the Government Railway Police (GRP) be transferred to his Ministry for seamless policing, which will help in providing greater safety to the passengers. “I have been seeking that the functions of GRP, which operates presently under the state governments, be […]

GRP should be brought under Ministry of Railways: Suresh Prabhu

Mumbai: In order to improve of punctuality of the suburban trains, Western Railway (WR) will soon undertake the remodelling project of Andheri Yard which will enhance punctuality by five per cent, a senior WR official said. “In the project, we would be easing down the steep degree in some of the […]

Western Railway to undertake Yard remodelling to improve punctuality