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Ministry of Railways to soon finalize Draft Bill for rail tariff authority New Delhi: Railways is planning to set up an independent institutional mechanism for deciding passenger fares and freight tariff based on efficiency. “We will have an institutional mechanism which will take into account the efficiency to decide passenger […]

Railways to have Independent Mechanism to fix Fares & Freight ...

Dr.Arun Kumar Manocha, CMD, IRCTC with Rail Minister Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu (file pic)
Spurred by a string of IT-driven passenger-friendly initiatives, Indian Railways is driving IRCTC to set up ambitious agenda to emerge as an efficient, single window solution for e-ticketing, catering, tourism and online shopping Spurred by a string of IT-driven passenger-friendly initiatives, Indian Railways is driving IRCTC to set up an […]

IRCTC Online initiatives Launched in Tune with Budget Proposals

B.K.Dadabhoy DRM, Pune Division
Kolhapur (KOP): The Pune division of the Central Railway has sent a proposal for remodelling Kolhapur railway station to the Railway board. The Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus here has been included in the Indian Railways plan for redevelopment of station buildings where a private party will develop the station with modern […]

CR furnish Kolhapur Station Revamp Plan to Railway Board for ...

National Academy of Indian Railways (formerly Railway Staff College), Vadodara where the proposed Railway University is being planned to be set up by Centre 3
Baroda: India is likely to get its first railway university soon. The university would cover all domains of knowledge relating to various aspects of operations and management of the railways. As per the scheme of things, the national transporter has decided that the university would be set up by upgrading its […]

National Railway University to come up at Baroda; existing CTIs ...

Jeypore-Nabarangpur line
Seven other districts in Odisha to get Railway connectivity In an “early Diwali gift” for the people of Nabarangpur, the Odisha government and Ministry of Railways will shake hands Wednesday on an agreement that is likely to lay the track for the first railway line to reach India’s poorest district […]

Railways-Odisha MOU likely to lay Emphasis on Rail link to Nabarangpur – India’s Poorest ...

Suresh Prabhu at LSE
Railway Minister Successfully Concludes Two Day London Visit. The Two Sides (India-UK) Discussed Investments in Indian Infrastructure Including Rail Sector. Suresh Prabhu Addresses a High Level Investors Round-Table in London. Shri Suresh Prabhu also Visits London Stock Exchange. The Indian Delegation also Visits Railway Stations in London Area to Apprise […]

UK Investors keen on India’s Railways and Rail Infra sectors

MD/NMRCL with ‪KFW‬ team in a Press Conference earlier‬ (file picture)
Nagpur: The city’s ambitious metro rail project is likely to be delayed. The central and state governments have released meagre funds for the project despite passage of seven months. Unfortunately, the state headed by city’s own Devendra Fadnavis has released only 0.25% of total allocated funds, forcing Nagpur Metro Rail […]

Poor Cash Flows may Delay Nagpur Metro Rail by a ...

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New Delhi: To curb crimes against women travellers, Railways on 3 November said an all-India mobile application service will be launched through which immediate help from the Railway Protection Force could be availed. “Some zonal railways such as Western Railway have launched mobile application for providing security to women passengers […]

Railways to launch Safety App for Women Passengers

Medha Servo Drives
The Made-in-India Medha rake, which arrived in Mumbai last week to be tested and deployed on Western Railway’s suburban system, will be the first to extensively use the remote monitoring mechanism. This mechanism allows the train to be in touch with authorities manning the train management system through computers which […]

New Rakes supplied by Medha Servo Drives put to Operational ...

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New Delhi: To curb crimes against women travellers, Railways today said an all-India mobile application service will be launched through which immediate help from the Railway Protection Force could be availed. Female train commuters in distress can now seek immediate police assistance at the touch of a button — courtesy […]

Railways to launch Special Safety App for Women Passengers

Mysore Railway station becomes country's first Blind Friendly station with the unveiling of the station's Tactile Map and Train Schedule in Braille
Mysore: With a view to facilitating visually impaired train passengers, tactile maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled at the Mysore Railway station on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after Mysore MP Pratap Simha inaugurated the facility, Divisional Railway Manager Rajkumar Lal said Mysore railway station has become […]

Mysore becomes first visually impaired-friendly Railway station

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New Delhi: Indian Railways said on Monday it will partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to organise an international energy efficient technology summit on Friday. “It is first of its kind initiative that the ministry of railways is partnering with the UNDP to explore the latest energy efficiency […]

Indian Railways, UNDP to hold Efficient Energy Technology Summit

Patrick Kron, chief executive officer of Alstom SA, poses alongside the new train
Alstom closes the sale of its Energy activities (Power generation and Grid) to General Electric for an amount of approximately €12.4 billion (Including €1.9 billion of cash in the Energy businesses transferred to GE, and after €O.4 billion of commercial agreement settled in December 2014 and €0.3 billion of negative […]

Alstom to fully focus on Transport Business post its Energy ...

SAIL designs, produce, manufacture and tests various types of steel rail and fish plate. SAIL's Rail Business undertake the business of processing of heavy rail, light rail and crane rail, do steel rail straightening, drilling, cutting, bevel cutting, bending process and so on
New Delhi: State-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) would supply rails for the major railway network expansion plan in Iran. SAIL has bagged an export contract to supply about 100,000 tonne of rails to Iran from its flagship entity Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), which has been the sole producer […]

SAIL to supply 18m Finished Length Steel for Iran’s Rail ...

Dhamra Port Rail
Bhadrak BHC: The Adani Group-operated Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) in Odisha will soon get the status of ‘Non-Government Railways’, the second such private company in the country. DPCL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Limited (APSEZ), signed a commercial agreement with the Ministry of Railways at […]

Dhamra Port Co Ltd to get ‘Non-Government Railways’ status

rly electrification
Bhopal: CBI on Saturday lodged a preliminary enquiry (PE) to probe corruption in electrification of key Itarsi-Allahabad railway route. The 605km Naini-Manikpur-Katni-Itarsi route and 479km Katni-Singrauli-Garwa stretch were identified for electrification under Vision 2020 – a blueprint for Railway Electrification Programme. The project was delayed for several years due to political […]

Electrification works on Itarsi-Allahabad hits hurdle as CBI lodges probe ...

Naidu with SCR GM
Vijayawada: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday wanted South Central Railway General Manager Ravindra Gupta to explore the possibility of establishing rail connectivity along the four and six-lane roads proposed to be laid between Amaravati and Rayalaseema to which the Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway would be linked. The Chief Minister further […]

Naidu wants SCR to study Options on Rail link to ...

Simhastha Kumbh
Ratlam: Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Ratlam Division Manoj Sharma announced on Saturday that all Simhasta-related works currently going on in and around the city would be completed by January 2016. However, he did not give time frame for the Indore-Mhow gauge conversion. Sharma, who arrived here, inspected works going […]

Western Railway to complete Simhasta Kumbh related works by Jan ...

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Bhubaneswar: Railway network in Odisha remains grossly inadequate with several backward tribal dominated and Naxal-hit districts totally excluded from the railway map. Though the allocation for the State in 2015-16 budget increased to Rs.2514 crore, still development of railway infrastructure in backward areas of the state remains far from satisfactory. […]

Odisha State Government to Sign MoU for SPV on Railway

CBI officials with cash amounting to more than 20 crores recovered during search of seven private firms that allegedly supplying cheap packaged drinking water (PDW) other than mandatory “Rail Neer” in premium trains
New Delhi: A special court today granted bail to a senior railway officer but declined the relief to a businessman arrested in connection with alleged corruption in the supply of packaged drinking water in Rajdhani and other superfast trains. The court granted bail to M S Chalia, an Indian Railway Traffic […]

Rail Neer Scam: Court grants Bail to Official, No Relief ...

R.K.Gupta, GM/ER (AND) incharge GM/SER
Kolkata: R K Gupta, currently General Manager of Eastern Railway, has taken over the additional charge of General Manager, South Eastern Railway. Earlier, he had also looked after the charge of General Manager, Northeast Frontier Railway and Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction).

Eastern Railway GM takes additional charge of SE Railway

Guwahati: Mohd. Jamshed has taken over as General Manger of North Frontier Railways, according to an official release. Jamshed, during his recent posting as Additional Member Railway Board, was Chairman of the Committee on Traffic Optimisation set up by Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways. Prior to his promotion as GM, […]

Mohd Jamshed takes over as GM, Northeast Frontier Railway

eCatering IRCTC
New Delhi: Rail travelers can order meals of their choice offered by leading private food chain companies in trains and stations as railways’ IRCTC has launched station-based e-catering facility in 45 stations across the country. Initially starting with 28 non pantry car trains, this train-based e-catering services is now available in […]

IR launches e-catering service at 45 Stations; 1516 Trains

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The DoPT has also asked the Railways how many “work charged posts” have been phased out after completion of the projects New Delhi: Raising questions the government has halted a Railways’ proposal to create a huge number of top-level posts for its officers. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has […]

DoPT scanner on Railways over Creation of Top Posts for ...

dfcc coal evacuation
Patna: India is likely to get its first freight-specific rail line commissioned in December, three months ahead of schedule, in Bihar. The 56-km stretch, part of the eastern arm of the ambitious Rs 82,000-crore dedicated freight corridor project, will ease coal evacuation traffic from mines in the eastern region. “We will […]

DFCC’s 56-Km Durgawati-Sasaram line Ready to Evacuate Coal Traffic

jsw steel
Company bagged the order from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited Raipur: The 260-meter rail produced by the Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) would power company’s plan to enter into Indian Railways market dominated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), […]

Fair Competition: JSPL’s 260-meter Rail powers its railway entry

Bandra heritage Stn bldg
Bandra Suburban Railway Station, the “Queen of Suburbs” of Mumbai poised for a big face-lift Bandra: Railways has undertaken an action plan to revamp Bandra station as a heritage landmark in Mumbai in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Describing Bandra station as “queen of suburbs”, […]

Bandra Station to be Developed as Heritage Landmark