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India to start ambitious rail projects to improve ports connectivity, expedite freight movement Indian Port Rail Company Limited (IPRCL) awarded within the Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme ‘Sagarmala’ rail project worth Rs 38.71 crore to develop port infrastructure and enhance port connectivity along the country’s 7,500 km coastline, Indian media […]

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Tehran: India and Iran on Monday inked 12 agreements ranging from a contract to develop the strategic Chahabar port to an initial pact for setting up an aluminium plant along with one to lay a railway line to give India access to Afghanistan and Central Asia. India’s state-owned IRCON will build […]

India to build 500 km rail line on southern coast ...

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New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind move, the railway ministry has decided to go for “government-to-government (G-G)” partnerships with other countries for its big-ticket projects. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “In the coming years we are going to witness massive G-G investment in the railways. We are ready to sign agreements with […]

Indian Railways to partner Foreign Govts for Big projects

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Railways pay Rs.48 for a litre of high speed diesel while others pay over Rs.52. Palakkad: In tune with Railways declared policy to save the cost of fuel, a biodiesel blending and dispensing facility has started functioning at the Palakkad railway division. The Palakkad Division of Southern Railway has introduced a biodiesel […]

Biodiesel mixed Fuel for Locomotives in cooperation with IOCL

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Mumbai: A proposal to buy facial recognition software which might help catch criminals preying on victims on railway premises has been shot down by the railway ministry as it is too expensive. Had the proposal been accepted, the Rs 2 crore software would have synchronised with the railway’s own integrated security […]

Railways declines to buy ‘expensive’ Long Distance Face Recognition Software

China is keen that India join the Tibetan rail network, a senior adviser to the Chinese government on Tibetan affairs told a group of visiting journalists at the end of a tour deep into Tibetan territories spread across three provinces. “According to Chinese and Nepalese Prime Ministers’ discussions, this rail […]

China keen on India joining Tibet-Nepal Railway Network

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Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation, earlier in December, 2015, had floated an RFP for appointment of Consultant for preparation of Development and Monetization Plan of Land Parcels along the proposed Road/Expressway on existing Fifadih-Telibandha-Naya Raipur Narrow Gauge Railway track Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Government has decided to develop land parcels along the proposed […]

Chhattisgarh to develop Land Parcels along Fifadih-Naya Raipur Railway Trac

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Newly created Mobility Directorate under the Ministry of Railways will now focus on increasing speed of freight and passenger trains on the congested Ghaziabad-Mughalsarai rail corridor New Delhi: Railways has set up a separate directorate to focus on increasing speed of freight and passenger trains. In the first phase, railways has undertaken […]

Mobility Directorate initiates steps to decongest Ghaziabad-Mughalsarai section

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Texmaco Rail came in second with an order for 1,338 wagons New Delhi: After much delay and deliberation over the pricing, the Railways have finally placed the wagon orders and Titagarh group has emerged as the biggest beneficiary. Titagarh Wagons along with its group outfit Cimmco have bagged the maximum number […]

Titagarh, Cimco win Indian Railways’ order for 2118 Wagons

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Indian Oil Corporation (Indian Oil), the nation’s largest fuel retailer is working with Indian Railways on a proposal to cut down the transporter’s mammoth fuel bill through a review of its diesel procurement practices. The proposal by the railways includes importing crude oil and procuring refining capacity from Oil Marketing […]

Indian Oil examines Railways’ Diesel Procurement Practices to help IR ...

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With fuel consumption across the globe at an all time high and with fossil fuel under impending threat of depletion, Indian Railways is all set to implement a green solution. The India Government wishes to harness the maximum amount of solar power as possible and hence the plan to test first […]

Railways all set to trial run first Solar-powered Train in ...

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C-Zentrix joins IT for Parivahan to promote digital advancements for the Indian Railway sector. Partners with Association for MSMEs in Information Technology to promote digital advancements in the Indian Railways Mumbai: Global software products company C-Zentrix has announced its participation at the #ITForParivahan – Stakeholders Summit 2016 convened by AIM-IT. In view […]

C-Zentrix joins programme for Digitisation of Indian Railways

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Bhubaneswar: Despite the government’s clear instruction to follow the mandatory 20% procurement policy from the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), some of the big departments like Railways are allegedly flouting the norms ignoring repeated requests made by the small entrepreneurs to include them in the tenders for which they […]

Eligible MSMEs feel ignored for bidding in Railway Tenders!

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The Indian Railways which is the fourth largest rail network in the world is all set to equip its train with solar energy and set to conduct the first trial run by the end of May 2016 in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city. The train will be pulled by the conventional diesel locomotive […]

India is all Set to conduct Trial Run of its ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways has embarked on a project to integrate its operations using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in order to synergise them and save on costs. Announcing the project at an event for micro, small and medium enterprises in the IT sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said: “The whole idea […]

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This will be the first time that a completely imported trainset is put on trial on the Indian Railways. Izzatnagar: The first coach of Spanish trainmaker Talgo’s 9-coach trainset arrived late on Tuesday at the Izatnagar Workshop of North Eastern Railway at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. The train had left from […]

Talgo Train sets arrives at Izatnagar Workshop in Uttar Pradesh

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Feasibility/implementation study being carried out by SNCF for New Delhi – Chandigarh corridor of existing Indian Railways network New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in his Rail Budget Speech of 2014-15 announced that New Delhi – Chandigarh Corridor will be upgraded for increasing the speed of passenger trains […]

Delhi-Chandigarh semi-HSR Corridor: Board reviews Progress on Works carried out ...

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Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone for a new India-Bangladesh railway project on May 27, a top railway official said on Tuesday. A top official of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said that Modi on May 27 would also flag off a regular passenger train […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay Foundation Stone for India-Bangladesh ...

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Secunderabad: General Manager, South Central Railway Mr.Ravindra Gupta stressed that the railway personnel should rely more on technology in order to enhance productivity within the resources, so as to stay on the course of development. He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the ‘World Telecommunication and Information Society Day’ celebrated […]

Rely more on Technology to Improve Productivity: GM/SCR on World ...

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Chandausi: Northern Railway General Manager AK Puthia conducted an inspection of Zonal Railway Training Institute (ZRTI), Chandausi, on Monday. He was received by ZRTI Chandausi’s principal. Puthia visited class-rooms, modal rooms and hostel building. Further he interacted with the trainees undergoing various streams of railway working vis-à-vis transportation, commercial, accounts and […]

GM/Northern Railway inspects ZTRI Chandausi Training Centre

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Mangalore: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said his ministry would strengthen the Railways infrastructure in the West Coast, including in Mangaluru, for the overall development of the region. Reiterating the government’s stand that it wants to make business in India easier, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, that apart, the government […]

We’ll augment Rail Infra on West Coast: Suresh Prabhu

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Google’s partnership with RailTel to introduce its free Wi-Fi offering in select Indian railway stations seems to be doing wonders. According to a new report, this offering, known as RailWire, is supposedly used by about 300,000 people on a weekly basis, which tells us that it’s catching on with the […]

Google-RailTel’s free Wi-Fi at Railway Stations used by more than ...

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Bengaluru Railway station renamed as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station Bangalore: The railway ministry will leverage the Centre-state partnership to improve infrastructure across the country. Speaking at the ceremony to rename City railway station as Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station, railway minister Suresh Prabhu said infrastructure will be developed to step up construction […]

JV for Bangalore Suburban Rail in a few months; Faster ...

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Indian team in Tokyo to finalise bullet train project schedule New Delhi: In a bid to facilitate the commencement of work on India’s dream bullet train (high-speed rail corridor) project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai from 2017, a high-level joint committee, consisting of Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya, foreign secretary S. Jaishankar, […]

Arvind Panagariya-led team to discuss Bullet Train project in Tokyo

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Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways announced slew of initiatives taken by his ministry to revamp and modernize Indian Railways Mumbai: “Implementation of effective technological solutions can unlock the true potential of India’s transport & logistics sector” was the underlying statement at the launch event of Association of MSMEs in […]

Indian Railways ERP Project will be the world’s Largest IT ...

Mumbai: Despite the spate of announcements by the Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu during his visit to the city last week, the ground reality remains that the next big project Mumbai Urban Transport Project III (MUTP) has remained unsanctioned till date. The railway ministry is yet to reply to NITI Aayog’s […]

MUTP III feasibility remains unsanctioned despite Aayog’s query

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New Delhi: Member Engineering (ME), Railway Board Shri V.K.Gupta informed that Indian Railways has commissioned around 4800 kilometer of Broad Gauge track in last two financial years including about 1200 Km New Lines, 1900 Km Gauge Conversion and 1700 Km Doubling. As compared to this, Railways have been commissioning at an […]

Indian Railways lays around 4800 Kms of BG track in ...

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Indian Railways has set up two new directorates to enhance revenue and increase train speed considerably as part the public transporter’s vision of reorganising the Railway Board along business lines New Delhi: Railways has set up two new directorates to enhance revenue and increase train speed considerably as part the […]

Railway Board sets up Non-Fare Revenue, Mobility directorates

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Secunderabad: General Manager, South Central Railway Ravindra Gupta opined confidence that the Cement Industry will respond positively to increase the share of Cement Traffic by rail on the Zone in the wake of withdrawal of busy season charges for rakes by the Railway Ministry recently. He was addressing a meeting of […]

Cement Traffic to increase by Rail on account of withdrawal ...

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Indian Railways, which has envisioned a plan to generate 1000 MW of solar energy by 2020, claims to be on track to become the largest harvester of rooftop solar plants New Delhi: Indian Railways which has envisioned a plan to generate 1000 MW of solar energy by 2020, claims to be […]

Railways to meet 10% of Energy needs via Renewables by ...