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Simplex Castings has bagged an order worth Rs 18 crore from Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) for manufacture & supply of Cast Steel Bogies for Container flat wagons for the usage of Container Corporation of India Ltd (a Ministry of Railways PSU). This order will be add-on to the performance […]

Simplex Castings bags WO for Manufacture & Supply of Cast ...

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New Delhi: Under pressure to step up capital expenditure to boost the economy, Indian Railways have finished the financial year 2015-16 with a record high capital expenditure (CAPEX) of Rs 94,000 crore, an increase of Rs 37,000 crore over the previous year 2014-15. Indian Railways have set a target of Rs 1.5 […]

Railways show record high Capital Expenditure of Rs.94000 Crore in ...

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Mumbai: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will meet top officials of leading financial institutions and brokerages tomorrow to discuss ways to raise additional funds for the expansion plans of the railways. The railways is looking at various funding raising options including the possibility of issuing rupee-denominated bonds in overseas markets, sources said. […]

Rail Minister to meet Financiers on Railway Funding options at ...

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Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing onboard catering service in the Gatimaan Express, Indian Railways first semi-high speed train of the country. IRCTC, Indian Railways’ catering arm, has been given on-board catering responsibility for the Gatimaan Express. New Delhi: Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing […]

TFS to provide Onboard Catering in India’s fastest train Gatiman ...

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New Delhi: A conference of Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of Construction Organizations of all Zonal Railways was held yesterday i.e. on 18.04.2016 in Rail Bhawan to take stock of the achievements of 2015-16 and to review the targeted projects for the year 2016-17. The conference was addressed by Shri Suresh Prabhu, […]

Rail Minister addresses CAO (Cn.) Conference of all Zonal Railways

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Railways on Tuesday inaugurated a centralised Control Room to improve scheduling of power procurement New Delhi: In a bid to reduce energy bill, Indian Railways today set up a centralised control room here to improve scheduling of power being procured by the public transporter. According to the Ministry of Railways, the […]

Railways centralises Power Scheduling to monitor Energy Bill

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From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, the Centre for Railway Information Systems is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, electronic procurement and online crew management, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey. […]

CRIS has become the Backbone of Indian Railways: Sanjaya Das, ...

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A Tweet with Railway Minister saves the couple from harassment A couple travelling on Ajmer Sharif-Sealdah Express was immediately attended by authorities after they sought help through a tweet directed to the twitter handle of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. About 20 youths started harassing the woman and her husband soon […]

Couple on train gets Help after Tweets to Railway Minister

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SPV on Bullet Train to finalise Technical Details The ambitious bullet (high-speed) train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will kick-start from 2018 after the conclusion of discussions at various levels between railway officials and representatives of Japan. While the initial cost was pegged at Rs 98,000 crores for the project, […]

Bullet Train project set to begin in 2018

Secunderabad: The Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunications (IRISET) Secunderabad, a premier centralized training institute under Ministry of Railways has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad for offering M.Tech/ME Degree program in Railway Signal & Telecommunications Engineering for IRSSE (Indian Railway […]

IRISET signs MoU with Osmania University for PG Degree Programme

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Mangaluru: Hardly anyone would have imagined health emergencies getting addressed in the train a few years ago. Now, tweet your problem and the doctor is there when the next station arrives. Indian Railways celebrates Railway week in April each year to commemorate the humble beginning of the first train between […]

Twitter – a track that runs parallel on Indian Railways

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Indian Railways is struggling to overcome the challenges posed by the slump in core sector growth that has pulled down freight volumes across commodities. However, the national transporter is responding through policy changes to realise the incremental loading target of 50 million tonnes (mt) for FY17, Railway Board Member-Traffic Mohammed Jamshed […]

Taken Big-Bang Reforms to turn around Rail Freight Biz: Mohammed ...

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New Delhi: In a major move against corruption, the railway ministry has branded 22 of its senior officials as “tainted”. These officials, under surveillance, have been for the time being kept away from any “sensitive postings”. According to sources, the list of these “tainted officials with doubtful integrity” was provided to […]

Railway Ministry brands 22 Officials ‘tainted’

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High speed Spanish train Talgo’s Series 9 Locomotive to cut Delhi-Mumbai travel time to 12 hours, to outpace Gatimaan New Delhi: In what would mark a milestone in India’s efforts to adopt a bullet train system, the country will get its first high-speed train shipped from abroad this week. Spanish train-maker Talgo, […]

Spanish train-maker Talgo to supply India’s 1st High-speed Train by ...

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The DBK Railway, with headquarters in Visakhapatnam, was formed by the Railway Board during the early 1960s. Visakhapatnam: Over 50 years ago, Visakhapatnam had served as headquarters for a railway zone! Sounds interesting? The DBK Railway, with headquarters in Visakhapatnam, was formed by the Railway Board during the early 1960s. The […]

Reminiscences: Erstwhile Dandakaranya-Bolangir-Kirandul Railway reminds the History poised to repeat ...

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Shimla: Cable manufacturer CMI Ltd., which began production at its new facility in Himachal Pradesh, on Monday said it has tied up an supply agreement with the Indian Railways. The total business from the supply of the cables to railways would be Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,500 crore per annum. “Indian Railways is […]

CMI Ltd enters into Agreement with Railways for supply of ...

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Ludhiana: Presenting a glorious journey of Indian Railways, a 3-day railway heritage picture exhibition started at platform number 1 of Ludhiana railway station on Friday. The picture exhibition captured the history of railways in India.On April 16, 1853, the first commercial train in India was inaugurated and this day is […]

Photos capture Glorious Journey of Railways at Ludhinana

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Belagavi: The South Western Railway (SWR) is yet to adopt measures to protect wild animals from coming under speeding trains. Railway officials attended a meeting with deputy conservator of forest and chief conservator of forest some weeks ago to evolve a concrete plan to mitigate animal killings on the Londa-Alnavar-Dharawad […]

SWR yet to adopt measures to protect animals coming on ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC), the public sector enterprise that raises funds for the Indian Railways, has appointed lead managers to issue offshore bonds or rupee-denominated bonds, also called Masala bonds. “We have appointed lead managers to raise about ₹6,000 crore,” Railways Finance Commissioner Sanjoy Mookerjee told. In these […]

IRFC appoints Lead Managers for offshore Masala Bonds issue

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Indian Railway has used drones for the first time for inspecting a mega rail project to assess the progress on the ground and the flying machine would now be used to monitor other under-construction schemes. Railways has also decided to use drones to assess the ground situation in the aftermath of […]

IR commences usage of Drones to monitor progress of Projects

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Chandigarh: Thirteen railway stations of Haryana would be redeveloped to International standards through Swiss Challenge methods by inviting bids from interested parties. A spokesman of Haryana Government said that CM Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the proposal to appoint Director, Urban Local Bodies as Coordinating Officer and constitute  a Standing […]

13 Railway Stations in Haryana to have International Standards

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Bangalore: The telecom arm of  Indian Railways —  Railtel  —  has joined with Google  to  launch WiFi services at 9 stations, starting with Mumbai Central. This wil be followed by Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulum Jn (Kochi) and Vishakhapatnam. The service built over the fiber network of […]

RailTel & Google join to WiFi-illumine 10 more Railway Stations

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Bishramganj:  At a time when the NFR is contemplating to introduce passenger train service upto Udaipur via Agartala, a ballast train on Sunday derailed near Jangalia in Bishalgarh subdivision putting a question mark on the quality of works. According to sources, the ballast train, which was going to Udaipur, has got […]

Ballast Train derailed near Bishramganj

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New Delhi: RailTel, the telecom arm of Indian Railways, is in talks with the health ministry to implement a telemedicine project to serve inaccessible rural areas Telemedicine entails the use of information and communication technology to provide healthcare services to communities in remote and difficult-to-access locations. A doctor based in […]

Health Ministry in talks with RailTel for Telemedicine project

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Could give ‘significant edge’ over other modes like air, road and conventional rail Based on international experience of other countries like Japan, France and China, a study by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has found that the 534 km distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad could give the high […]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad distance of 534 km ideal for High Speed Rail: ...

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New Delhi: To control fuel costs, the Railways plans to have vendor-managed fuelling depots for high-speed diesel and is also reviewing contracts with the electricity authorities to lower peak demand. “We are going to have vendor-managed railway fuel depots. Till now, the depots were being manned by us, which added to […]

IR gets set to cut Fuel Cost – introduce Vendor-managed ...