The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi chairing fifth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, in New Delhi on August 26, 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the pending railway projects in Andhra Pradesh through a video conference with Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao.The interaction took place under the PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), the PM’s ambitious interactive platform which is aimed at monitoring and reviewing important programmes […]

Narendra Modi reviews Railway projects in Andhra

Mumbai metro rail trials
Mumbai: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday sanctioned the expenditure of Rs 35,400 crore for the development of 118-km Metro network. This includes a 40-km Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd metro-2 corridor (Rs.12,000 crore), a 40-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro-4 corridor via Wadala GPO and R.A.Kidwai Marg (Rs.12,000 […]

MMRDA sanctions Rs.35400 Crore for 118 Km Metro Rail Network; ...

File Photo: Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu commissioning the 30 kW Solar Plant, at roof top of Rail Bhawan, in New Delhi last year
New Delhi: Indian Railways, the biggest single user of energy, can become the biggest producer of solar power in the country, according to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who unveiled plans to set up solar power plants on its land under PPP model. He was speaking at the launch of India Green […]

Railway Minister unveils Plans to set up Solar Power Plants ...

Spainish Railway Network & HSR
The newly formed Joint Venture company of Thales and Siemens has won a €34.8m (£24.7m) contract on the Chamartín-Torrejón de Velasco section of Spain’s High-Speed Rail network Madrid: The contract covers signalling facilities, train protection systems, fixed telecommunications and centralised traffic control, including work on the 7.3 km long Atocha-Chamartín tunnel. […]

Thales-Siemens JV bags Spanish High Speed Contract

sreedharan image
E.Sreedharan is definitely not impressed with the pace of reforms in IR. He feels reforms in IR is not as fast as it should have been, and the Govt is not taking corrective actions in time, instead approaching different ways to fix the issues which will not help IR. He says Madhavrao Scindia’s “computerisation of reservations” […]

Charge passenger fares correctly, reduce OPEX for IR’s Survival; Borrowings ...

Chabahar-Zahedan Rail Line
New Delhi: Iran’s offer to India to help build a rail link to connect the strategically located Chabahar Port (which Delhi is helping to expand) with the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project faces hurdles over terms of contract, a development that would need political intervention for a quick resolution. […]

India-Iran plan to build Rail Link to connect Chabahar Port ...

Gateway Railfreight
Mumbai: Port-based logistics company Gateway Distriparks Ltd has offered buy the equity held by Blackstone in its unit Gateway Rail Freight Ltd for ₹600 crore. This is almost double the amount invested by Blackstone in August 2010. In a filing to the BSE, Gateway Distriparks said, “Gateway Distriparks Ltd (GDL), […]

Gateway offers to buy Blackstone stake in Rail Freight unit ...

New Delhi: After getting a fresh look from NOFN to BharatNet, the project is once again seeing some light of day but having already missed two earlier deadlines and still so many complexities around, it will not be surprising if the large-scale project consumes over five years just to start […]

Can RailTel improve Internet connectivity for rural India?

A miniature high speed rail train on display at a Chinese-backed high-speed rail expo in Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta: China’s proposal for Indonesia’s first stretch of high speed railway is more competitive than Japan’s plan, the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Shen Danyang said the Chinese solution was carefully designed and cost-efficient, and could be delivered in a shorter amount of time compared […]

Our Indonesian High-speed Railway proposal better than Japan’s; claims China

Lucknow: E Sreedharan said till now Metro trains safety was evaluated by Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) appointed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation who also looks after the safety aspects on Indian Railways. Since Metro Rail projects come under the Union Ministry of Urban Development, it should nominate its own Commissioner for Metro […]

MUD must appoint its own Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety: ...

Level Crossing image
Guntakal (GTL): With all the technological and innovative prowess India has, yet another tragic railway accident and the death of rail passengers erodes the faith of people in the country’s largest transport system, the Indian Railways. What is surprising is that the Rail Bhavan bureaucracy has not been jolted out […]

40% of rail mishaps are at Level Crossings; Time to ...

ratan tata council
New Delhi: The Ratan Tata-headed Kayakalp, a group constituted as per the Rail Budget, would meet for the second time on Tuesday to deliberate on the state of modernisation in the national transportation system. As per the agenda of the meeting, the Kayakalp would brainstorm on the state of railways […]

Ratan Tata to chair Kaya Kalp meet today

hubli-ankola rail line
New Delhi: In a set back to the long pending Hubballi-Ankola railway line, the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee on forest and wildlife has given red signal to the project saying the proposed plan will cause huge ecological damage in Western Ghats. The panel in its report submitted to the […]

SC appointed Empowered Committee says ‘no’ to Hubballi-Ankola Rail line

nanded express lorry damaged3
Guntakal: A Congress MLA from Karnataka was among six persons killed when a speeding granite-laden truck rammed into Bangalore-Nanded Express train after breaking the gate at a level crossing in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours today. Four bogies of the Nanded-bound train derailed as the truck […]

Cong MLA among Six Persons killed as Truck rams into ...

Nerul-Seawoods-Belapur-Uran Rail Corridor Mumbai
Mumbai: The railway board recently cleared a cost escalation of Rs 300 crore to speed up the 27-km Belapur-Seawoods-Uran suburban railway line project, which will provide connectivity to newly developed areas in Raigad district. This increases the cost of the much-delayed project from Rs 1,450 crore to Rs 1,780 crore. […]

Seawoods-Belapur-Uran Rail Corridor: Railway Board clears Rs.300 Crore Cost Hike

A view of Vashi Railways Station, also known as International Infotech Park. The 20 suburban stations will be redeveloped on the lines of Vashi in Navi Mumbai, with commercial space planned in the building above the platforms
Mumbai: Multi-storey structures with modern amenities have been planned for the redevelopment of busy suburban stations, the guidelines for which have been finalised by the Railway Board. Swanky buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, not to mention of medical centres and helipads at terminuses, and office complexes at major suburban stations are some of […]

Major Railway Stations in Mumbai to get Medical Centres, Helipads

HYD Metro
No stops for L&T’s Hyderabad Metro Rail work Hyderabad: Challenges posed by an urban environment are no excuse for getting stuck during project execution — this seems to have been the guiding principle for L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL), which has in three years never faced a work stoppage on […]

Cost over-runs could make Hyderabad Metro unviable, while Fare Hike ...

Rail Track Fencing
Bangalore: The proposed rail fence around the protected areas of Bandipur-Nagarahole belt to curb elephants from straying into human landscape is yet to gain traction owing to legal glitches. Though the project was inaugurated by Minister for Forests B.Ramanath Rai in April this year at Veeranahosahalli in Nagarahole, there has been […]

Rail fence project around forests remains grounded

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates mobile-based application system introduced by Eastern Railway, R-Mitra, to ensure women's safety
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates R-Mitra App for Women’s Safety Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today inaugurated a mobile-based application system introduced by Eastern Railway, R-Mitra, to ensure women’s safety and said that it is an “extremely useful app” that could be used by regional railways nation-wide. With prime focus on women’s […]

Now women can travel safely in Indian Railways with R-Mitra ...

WB Rail Map
Kolkata: The West Bengal Government has agreed to form a joint venture with Indian Railways for railway infrastructure development and commercial use of improved infrastructure, including railway stations. The Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Friday 17 States had already signed initial agreements with the Railways for such joint […]

Bengal Govt to tie up with Indian Railways for infrastructure ...

Suresh RRB Exam
Alleging malpractices in the 2014 South Eastern Railway (SER) recruitment exam, a group of candidates and members of Forward Bloc’s youth wing today blocked the convoy of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Carrying posters and shouting slogans, the youngsters lied down in front of the gate of a five-star hotel as soon […]

SER Exam: Protesters block Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu’s convoy

RPF personnel monitor CCTV camera footage at the control room at Bokaro station on Tuesday
Railways to step up passenger security measures Kochi: Six ‘A’ category stations including Ernakulam North and Kottayam will come under the eyes of CCTV cameras soon as the Railways is ready with a proposal to step up security cover and passenger security measures. Only five major stations out of the […]

Six more Railway Stations in Kerala to be equipped with ...

katra-banihal link
Railways questions E Sreedharan’s expertise over J&K line in the Court New Delhi: Indian Railways has cast doubt on the expertise of E Sreedharan, renowned as the man behind Delhi Metro and the Konkan Railway, in a Delhi High Court battle over the safety of a line being built in […]

Katra-Banihal imbroglio: IR says ‘Even experts can make mistakes'; emphasize ...

worldbank rlys
With Seed Capital from the Multilateral Body, the Fund will address Repayment Concerns of Investors Indian Railways (IR) has initiated talks with the World Bank to create a fund that would help pool in long-term debt from other foreign investors like insurance and pension funds, expected to play a critical […]

Indian Railways plan for World Bank-backed Railway Fund

airport metro blr
Karnataka government is expecting a metro connectivity in its third phase from the city to the Kempegowda International Airport, which can happen only afer 2025 Bengaluru: Just guess when Bengaluru will get rail connectivity to its airport? Not before 2025, the year passenger traffic is expected to touch 40 million and […]

Rail link to Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport to wait another ...

Contract signing by Mr. M Mozammel Haque General Manager, (East) BR and Mr. Tapan Ghosh, Corporate Head (Commercial) BARSYL

witnessed by Mr. Sunil Srivastava, MD, BARSYL. Standing (L to R) Secretary, Ministry of Railway, GoB Mr. Feroz Salauddin, High Commissioner 

of India in Bangladesh H.E. Pankaj Saran, Hon'ble Minister of Railways GoB Mr. M. Mujibul Haque and

Director General, Bangladesh Railways, Md. Amjad Hussain.
Hyderabad: Bangladesh Railway (BR) awarded the Contract for Detailed Design & Construction Supervision Services for Rehabilitation of Kulaura‒Shahbazpur line of Bangladesh Railway. The Contract Agreement between the Bangladesh Railways and Balaji Railroad Systems Limited (BARSYL), was signed on 13 August 2015 in Dhaka. The Design and Supervision contract is valued […]

BARSYL signs Consultancy Agreement with Bangladesh Railways

Guntakal (GTL): South Central Railway organised a Commodity specific seminar on ‘Coal & Cement’ sectors freight loading improvement strategy at Rail Nilayam on Aug 18, 2015. The seminar was conducted as per the directives of the Railway Board to improve the freight loading performance of Railways particularly in Coal & Cement […]

SCR holds Commodity specific conference on ‘Coal & Cement’ Sectors ...

RM Suresh
If freight movement demand doesn’t increase, meeting revenue targets will be challenging, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He, however, expects the second half of the year to be good for Freight growth. He is also confident of meeting capital expenditure targets for railway this year. Q: One big focus area […]

Railway Minister confident of meeting Capital Expenditure targets for Railways ...

Sydac Train simulation
Adelaide rail simulation systems company Sydac has secured a maiden $30 million contract to help train thousands of drivers on one of the world’s largest railway networks following a six-year effort to break into the market. Sydac to build and maintain simulation systems in 12 cities.  New Delhi: As part of […]

Indian Railways to get Australian Simulation Systems