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Berhampur: Ahead of the railway budget, senior BJP leader and former deputy speaker Rama Chandra Panda has demanded a railway division office in Berhampur and direct trains from Silk City to New Delhi, Mumbai and western Odisha towns like Sambalapur and Rourkela. He submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra […]

Demand for separate Railway Division at Brahmapur kicks off ahead ...

The consultant defines transit-oriented development (TOD) as a mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximise access to public transport. TOD incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. The Railways should monetise its land parcels at urban centres to encourage transit-oriented development and improve living standards, realty consultant JLL India said […]

Monetise Railway Land for Transit-oriented Development: Jones Lang LaSalle

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New Delhi: Budget hotel aggregator OYO Rooms has tied up with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer standardised accommodation and a convenient booking platform to rail travellers, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Under the tie-up, OYO Rooms will power the IRCTC hotel-booking page, […]

IRCTC, OYO Rooms tie up for Hotel bookings

Safety in Railways
The financial implication of the recommendations is Rs 20,000 crore per year for five years based on 2012-13 prices In a major move towards safety upgrade of Indian Railways, the government has decided to implement the Anil Kakodkar committee report on safety tabled four years ago in Rail Budget 2012-13. […]

Centre green lights Safety Upgrade of Indian Railways

Sitalapalli Wagon Factory
Sitalapalli: Work on the proposed railway wagon factory at Sitalapali in Ganjam district of Odisha is yet to start, five years after the Centre announced the project. Discontentment is brewing among the people due to alleged apathy of the railways. The then Railway Minister Mamata Banarjee had announced construction of […]

Work at proposed Sitalapali Railway Wagon factory yet to Start

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New Delhi: Ahead of the Railway Budget, industry body ASSOCHAM today asked Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to muster political courage and go in for a hike in the passenger fares, saying they have been kept low at the cost of freight traffic. “There is lack of political will to raise passenger fares […]

Show Political Will and raise Passenger Fare: ASSOCHAM

Richa Industries
Shares of Richa Industries were up nearly 3% at Rs 30.50 on the BSE after the company announced that it has secured an order worth Rs 23 crore from IRCON International Ltd, a public sector undertaking incorporated by the Ministry of Railways. The order is for the construction of five pre-engineered […]

Richa Industries gains on Purchase Order from IRCON

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Mumbai: Stock markets are likely to see volatile trading sessions this week amid derivatives expiry, with all eyes set on Railway Budget, say experts. “Trend in global markets, crude oil prices, Economic Survey, reform measures announcement in upcoming Railway Budget and rupee-dollar movement will dictate trend on the bourses. Indices may remain […]

Rail Budget: Stocks likely to witness volatile trading this week ...

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After 69 years of independence, Southern Assam gets direct train to New Delhi. Focus is to connect North-east with rest of India via a robust rail network; said Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways Silchar: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off three trains, connecting the Barak valley with Manipur […]

Barak Valley now connected with Manipur, Tripura and Delhi

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New Delhi: Multi-million dollar companies met with city railway officials to introduce the technology of advanced signalling system on Wednesday, but the proposal has raised questions, as it will require an investment of Rs.6500 crore and Metro type rakes. The meeting, which was held at Marine Drive’s Trident Hotel, saw […]

Railway Cos mulling ‘Cab Signalling’ system for Indian Railways

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“How long will you continue to depend on the Railway Board…Why don’t you consider setting up of an elevated rail corridor?” Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily on Railways for ignoring safety of passengers in suburban trains and asked authorities to consider approaching investors at ‘Make […]

Approach Make in India Investors for Elevated Rail Corridor: HC ...

IR & Sweden cooperation
New Delhi: To run goods trains in cold conditions, railways today joined hands with Sweden for technical cooperation in rail sector between both countries. “Sweden being the cold country, it has expertise on freight operation in the freezing weather. Now Indian Railways is also aiming to operate freight during the cold […]

Railways sign MoU with Sweden on Technical Cooperation

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New Delhi: Indian Railways on Tuesday said it unveiled a new micro-website for Railway Budget 2016-17 to update people instantly and enable them to watch it live. “It will be a one-stop shop for all Railway Budget related information. One can watch budget live also here,” said an official statement. […]

Railways unveils micro-website for Rail Budget 2016-17

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Video streaming application PressPlay TV has started offering free video service in some trains, and is in talks to expand service to about 30 trains soon. PressPlay TV has tied up with North Western Railway to offer free VoD service on Delhi-Bikaner bound Bikaner Intercity, and Delhi-Udaipur bound Chetak Express […]

Now, free Video Streaming in some Trains with PressPlay TV

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The cabinet committee on economic affairs approved the construction of six railway lines and a railway bridge. The proposals will cost over Rs.10,700 crore, according to a report, citing railway minister Suresh Prabhu. New Delhi: Shares of railway sector-linked firms trade higher after media reports that cabinet committee on economic affairs […]

Rail sector linked firms gain as CCEA clears 6 Rail ...

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Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Thursday reprimanded the railways for not taking any concrete step to reduce crowd in suburban trains, which is causing the death of many people. The court also asked the authorities to consider approaching investors at ‘Make in India’ Week for setting up an elevated […]

Utilise Make in India Week for Railways: Bombay HC

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New Delhi: Railway officer Vinay Kumar Singh is learnt to have been chosen for appointment as Managing Director of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the implementing agency for the three corridors of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in the NCR zone. While about 30 senior officials in the […]

Railway officer VK Singh to head NCRTC

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Vadodara: Tenders worth Rs 17,500 crore related to dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project will be finalised by March, said Minister of State for Railways Mr.Manoj Sinha here on Saturday. Talking to reporters here, he said most of the land acquisition and statutory clearances for DFC have been completed or obtained. Project […]

INR 17500 Crore DFC Tenders to be finalised by March: ...

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Vadodara: Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha has said Mumbai will continue to be the headquarters of the Western Railway (WR). Sinha, who was on a two-day tour of Vadodara division, WR, told PTI yesterday, “Mumbai will continue to be the WR headquarters and the proposal to shift […]

Mumbai will continue to be Western Railway Headquarters: MOSR

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New Delhi: The railways has claimed that the Punjab government’s ‘reluctance’ to acquire land has delayed railway projects meant not only for the state but also for Himachal Pradesh. Laying of rail lines from Chandigarh to Baddi and from Amb Andaura (Himachal Pradesh) to Talwara (Punjab) are among the delayed […]

Punjab Govt’s reluctance to acquire Land delaying Rail Projects: Indian ...