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Chennai: The railways should enforce a rule where members of authorised employee unions can meet officers or supervisors only with prior appointment and the meetings should be videographed, the Southern Railway Officers Association (SROA) has petitioned general manager Vashishta Johri. This comes in the wake of repeated instances of officers […]

Intimidating Railway Unions must be checked, says Officers Association

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The Brazilian company will supply 168 cars for Chennai Metro. The first indigenised train for CMRL was handed over to Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chairman of CMRL, at a function held at Alstom factory, Sri City, Tada, Andhra Pradesh Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail’s plans to open […]

Chennai Metro Rail gets 24 new Train Sets from Alstom, ...

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Surabaya: Indonesia’s Finance Minister Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro led a symbolic release ceremony marking the export of 150 units of passenger wains (wagon or cart) made by PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) to Bangladesh at the pier of Jamrud Utara, Tanjung Perak port, on Thursday. “We are really proud of the […]

Indonesia exports Railway Carriages to Bangladesh

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Mirzapur: Union Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha today said that both the eastern and western freight corridors will be ready before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “Both the eastern and western freight corridors will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and […]

Eastern, Western Freight Corridors would be ready by 2019: MOSR

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Madurai: Southern Railway Chief Safety Officer, John Thomas, said that a bridge parallel to the existing Pamban Bridge connecting Rameswaram Island and Pamban has been proposed at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crores recently. Thomas said the bridge has been proposed as a safety measure. “The proposal is being considered […]

Railways to Build Parallel Line on Pamban Route

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Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the finance arm of the Indian Railways, has placed a 30-year bond worth Rs.5,000 crore with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), according to sources aware of the development Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the finance arm of the Indian Railways, has placed a […]

IRFC places 30-yr Bonds worth Rs 5000 Crore with LIC

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New Delhi: A reputed international market research organisation has advised Indian Railways to move towards a more commercial approach including phasing out of cross-subsidies between freight and passenger fares, between commercial and non-commercial lines and services and rightsizing the employee base. The Japan based Nomura Global Markets Research Institute in its […]

Nomura Global Markets urges IR to move towards a more ...

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Religare has come out with its sector report on Capital Goods & Infrastrusture sector. According to the research firm,We believe IR has the potential to emerge as the next engine of growth in capital investments in India over the next decade! Download Full Report Here: CapitalGoodsInfrastructure_PL Mumbai: The central government has chosen […]

Railways – Engine for Growth over the Next Decade: Religare

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Dhaka: The Bangladesh Railway authorities have started trial and experimental run of railway coaches imported from India between Syedpur and Nilphamari railway stations, on daily basis for testing and inspection purposes. The first consignment of new Broad Gauge passenger railway coaches reached Syedpur Railway workshop early this week. The Bangladesh government […]

Trial Run of Rail Coaches imported from India starts in ...

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The power panels will generate 1MW that will take care of 30 per cent of energy requirement Chennai: In six months, Chennai Metro Rail may have its first solar power generation facilities with a production capacity of 1MW. According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), they have signed […]

Chennai Metro Rail to go Solar in 6 months

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Mumbai: The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has suggested the addition of air-conditioned trains, especially for the Western Railway (WR), on the slow corridor between Churchgate and Virar, after the new air-conditioned train coming in April was diverted to the Central Railway’s Trans-Harbour line. This is a part of a total […]

MRVC suggests AC trains for WR’s slow corridors

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Mumbai: Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has sent the modified state support agreement (SSA) for Western Railway’s (WR) elevated corridor between Andheri-Virar, to the Maharashtra government. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, in his budget speech on February 25, announced that the Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor project would be taken up. MRVC’s chairman […]

Andheri-Virar elevated rail gets boost

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The BMRCL, which had spoken of its plans at the Global Investors’ Meet-2016, had received many offers from interested firms. Although it has been 11 years since the Metro began construction in the city, it is still dependent on the state government even for its operational cost! Bangalore: The Bengaluru Metro […]

Bengaluru Metro to monetise its properties

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Lucknow Metro a joint venture now, clearances to be faster. European Bank to invest Rs 33 billion for Lucknow Metro Brussels/Lucknow: European Investment Bank will invest Rs 33 billion for the first metro line in Lucknow. President of the bank, Werner Hoyer confirmed the European Investment Bank’s commitment to support long term […]

India, EU Investment Bank ink agreement of $200 mil for ...

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Agartala: Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) in Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) S K Pathak today indicated green signal for best speed passenger train service in newly converted broad gauge track in Tripura between Agartala and Dharmanagar.Talking to media here, he said that despite several confusion over on-time conversion work in […]

CRS issues Green Signal for Agartala-Dharmanagar railway section

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At Rs.150, Bangalore-Chennai by train costs the same as 2kg of Apples; at Rs.300, Mumbai-Chennai by train costs same as 1 kg of Paneer. According to the calculations, a small tube of toothpaste costs more than the lowest train fare from Delhi to Chandigarh. The bus fares for the route are […]

Toothpaste costs more than Train Travel in India: Rail officials ...

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Panaji: Observing that any country, to be a global player, should have a global influence, Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that such an influence could come through areas such as politics, economy, military power or soft power, and India has huge potential to influence people through its […]

Railway Minister underlines need for Strategies to make India a ...

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Kolkata: The South East Central Railway (SECR) would soon take up installation of Dual Display Information System (DDIS) at Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counters at important A1, A, & B Category stations over its Railway divisions. As many as five ongoing projects under South East Central […]

SECR to install DDIS at Important Railway Stations

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Secunderabad: Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway assured the Cement Industry of all possible help from railways so as to encourage and enhance cement traffic by rail. He was addressing representatives of various Cement companies located on the SCR network, who attended a meeting called today i.e., 29th March, […]

GM SCR holds meeting with Cement Industry to improve Cement ...

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Ludhiana: A one-day training programme on “rodent pest management” for railway staff was organized by the department of zoology. The training was attended by 12 participants, including senior officers, managers, engineers and health inspectors of the railway station, Ludhiana. Rodent problems faced by passengers, vendors and railway authorities on the […]

PAU gives Tips on Pest Management to Railway Staff

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Pune: Passengers’ demand for direct local trains on Lonavla-Pune-Daund route may not be realised soon as the much-awaited Pune-Daund electrification project is unlikely to get over before June. The electrification work was expected to get over by December 2015. However, when it did not, railway minister Suresh Prabhu assured its […]

Electrification of Pune-Daund Rail Track stares at further delay

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That resolve is missing in Manipur. With ministers and officials backing different insurgent groups, usually belonging to their ethnicity, the militants have a field day and Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal project has become a casualty. Future ‘Trans-Asian Railway Project’ badly hit by repeated Extortion, Abductions in the North-Eastern India Imphal: Work on the 84-km Jiribam-Tupul […]

Manipur Lacks Tripura’s Resolve: Ultra menace hits Jiribam-Tupul Rail Line ...

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Panaji: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed chairman and managing director of Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd Sanjay Gupta to prepare fresh plans for speeding up the double tracking work of the 740-km Konkan Railway route from Roha in Maharashtra to Thokur in Karnataka. The plans will also include provision for […]

Speed up Track Doubling Works: Prabhu tells Konkan Railway

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Mapping of all fixed assets including land on GIS of Indian Railways also started New Delhi: Indian Railways has completed most of the work related to digitization of land record i.e. maintaining land data (details of acquisition/area/usages and land plans) in digital form, for this purpose a web based application called […]

Indian Railways completes Digitization of Land Records

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New Delhi: Mission Raftaar was one of the seven missions announced by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu in his budget speech this year, but work on six of nine semi-high-speed sections announced in 2014 are yet take off with no money left in the hi ministry’s kitty. The Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express is […]

Feasibility Study on 6 of 9-Semi-High-Speed sections announced in 2014 ...

To further beautify the station, landscaping has been done near the entrance. The walls of the platform, which earlier sported paan stains and peeling paint, are now adorned with murals made of colourful tiles. 1500
Gurgaon Railway station to have Wi-Fi, CCTV Cameras and improved Passenger Amenities as part of the makeover Gurgaon: The Gurgaon railway station will soon be getting a makeover under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. The railway station was built in the 19th century and passengers have often complained about the […]

Soon, 19th century Gurgaon Railway Station to get a facelift

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New Delhi: Children travelling with half-fare train tickets will not be allotted reserved berths starting April 22 as the Indian Railways reportedly decided to boost the state-run transporter’s revenue. At present, children in the age group of five years to 12 years are allotted separate seats at half the adult fare. After […]

Railways to scrap Half-fare Tickets for kids from April 22

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Nizamabad: The Nizamabad railway station will get junction status shortly, as soon as the new 178-km broad gauge railway line from Peddapally to Karimnagar and Nizamabad is complete, by November 2016. The new line will reduce the distance of around 175 km to New Delhi from Nizamabad. Rail connectivity to […]

Nizamabad Railway Station to get Junction status

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IRCTC Now Allows You to Cancel Your Train Reservation By Dialing 139. Railway tickets booked at counters can be cancelled via 139 New Delhi: Railways Ministry is one of the ministries in India which has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years owing to Digital India campaign. From […]

Rail Ticket cancellation just a Phone Call away from Apr ...

Nagpur: In a major boost for the city’s Metro Rail project, German government funding agency KfW will sign the loan agreement with union finance ministry on April 1 in New Delhi. The approval from state government in this regard is expected on Tuesday. Brijesh Dixit, managing director of Nagpur Metro Rail […]

Nagpur Metro Rail loan deal with German agency KfW on ...

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Bhubaneswar: ARSS Infrastructure Projects on Monday said its has won Rs.109-crore contract in Odisha by East Coast Railway. “A work order amounting to Rs. 109.27 crore namely ’Jarapada-Budhapank with Flyover At Talcher Road-3rd And 4th Line-Execution Of Earthwork, Minor Bridges And Other Allied Works – Km.525.133 To Km. 483.047 I.E. 35.5 […]

ARSS Infra Projects wins Rs.109 Crore Jarapada-Budhapank contract in Odisha

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Facing competition from road sector, Railways rationalised the Freight Policy with the formulation of “merry-go-around” (MGR) scheme to increase the coal loadings from pitheads to plants New Delhi: Indian Railways have announced rationalization of freight rates for short lead traffic under the Merry-go-round (MGR) system operated between coal mines and […]

Railways rationalize Freight Rates for short lead traffic under Merry-go-Round ...

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Wagon Periodical Overhaul Workshop at Vadlapudi near Visakhapatnam to improve Operational Efficiency, ease and availability of railway land, water and cost benefits”. New Delhi: Railways decided to shift the proposed wagon POH (periodic overhauling) workshop from Kalahandi in Odisha to Vadlapudi near Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, following a feasibility study, a Railway Ministry […]

Wagon POH Workshop relocated to Vishakapatnam after feasibility study: Railways

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Indian refiners to buy Iran’s crude oil on FOB scheme New Delhi: A proposal by the rail ministry to import crude oil and to book refining capacity with oil companies has failed to cut ice with the petroleum ministry. An informed source from a private refinery in India said that Indian purchasers […]

Oil Ministry not enthused over Railways’ bid to import Crude

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Firozpur: While clearance to the Pakistan team to investigate the terrorist attack at Pathankot has been accorded, the authorities from railways of both the countries – India and Pakistan- are yet to get clearance for meeting scheduled for March 29 at Lahore. It was perhaps the first meeting between both the […]

Railways yet to get ‘Green Signal’ for Lahore meeting between ...

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Fire and smoke detection system in 2750 coaches. Pilot project will choose 10 Coaches and Rs 30 Lakh will be spent on each of them New Delhi: In its endeavour to prevent fire mishaps on trains, the Railways has undertaken steps to equip over 2,500 coaches with state-of-the-art fire and smoke detection […]

Railways begins process to build Fire Exit Doors for Trains

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GRP drafts summer action plan to prevent robberies on trains; nearly 20 gangs are operating in the State. Train Robbers carry country-made pistols and other lethal weapons. Police can resort to firing to protect themselves as well as the public. Vijayawada: Superintendent of Government Railway Police of Vijayawada Division Shemushi Bajpai […]

GRP/Vijayawada issues ‘shoot-at-sight’ orders at Train Robbers

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Railways brings cheer to senior citizens, reservation quota in train enhanced by 50%. Over 100 berths would be reserved for the elderly, pregnant women and women travelling alone New Delhi: Keeping in terms of a Rail Budget Announcement 2016-17 by Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu launched following two services last week: Enhanced […]

Indian Railways Increases Quota for Senior Citizens

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Extending the rail line with building technologies available today, will not be a big problem, Wang Dehua, director of Institute of Southern and Central Asian Studies said. As China plans to extend its Tibet railway network to Nepal, Chinese experts say the project which may cost about $4 billion (nearly […]

China-Nepal Rail link can be extended to India: Chinese experts

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Siliguri: India is getting into business mode with Bangladesh in the hydrocarbon sector with a rake of high-speed diesel being sent by Numaligarh Refinery Ltd to Bangladesh for the first time through railways from Siliguri. The first goodwill rake of high-speed diesel to Bangladesh will be flagged off by Union […]

Numaligarh Refinery supplies High Speed Diesel to Bangladesh via Railways

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Also acquires ‘Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle’ trademark Lloyd Electric & Engineering has acquired Noske-Kaesers Rail & Vehicle global business in Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil and the United States. The acquisition enhances Lloyd’s strength in the rail ‘HVAC’ systems business. Lloyd becomes India’s first rail HVAC Company, having presence the […]

Lloyd Electric & Engg acquires Noske-Kaesers Rail & Vehicle global ...

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Pipavav: APM Terminals Pipavav, or Gujarat Pipavav Port, on Tuesday celebrated the arrival of its first double-stack freight train from Container Corporation of India’s newly-opened “multimodal logistics park” at Kathuwas in the northern state of Rajasthan. Located 700 miles from Pipavav and 72 miles from Delhi, the 288-acre inland container terminal […]

APMT Pipavav adds CONCOR double-stack train service

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CCEA approves doubling of Hatia-Bondamunda and Kiul-Gaya Railway lines New Delhi: To augment the line capacity for freight traffic, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the doubling of the 158.5 km Ranchi (Hatia) – Bondamuda railway line to cater the needs of thermal power plants in the region. Estimated to cost Rs […]

CCEA’s nod for doubling of Hatia-Bomdamunda and Kiul-Gaya rail sections

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The railway ministry is considering providing wagons to ensure that Latur gets drinking water from Ujjani dam located near Pandharpur in Solapur district. Relief and rehabilitation minister Eknath Khadse said that though the cost of supplying water through each railway wagon will be Rs 1.5 crore, the state is ready […]

Railways to transport Water Wagons to parched Latur

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KR is entrusted with construction and operation of Railway line along the west coast from Roha (Maharashtra) to Thokur (Karnataka) Mumbai: In a huge boost for the Konkan Railway Corporation’s expansion plans, the Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited (LIC India) has subscribed to Rs 250 crore worth of KR bonds. […]

LIC India invests Rs.250 Crore in Konkan Railway bonds

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Assembly Committee to meet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over Narla Wagon Repair unit to Andhra Pradesh Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution opposing shifting of the proposed wagon repair workshop from Kalahandi to Andhra Pradesh. After a special discussion on the Railway Board’s decision to move […]

Uproar in Odisha Assembly over Railway project shift from Kalahandi

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Gaya: The Railway Board has sanctioned two major railway projects for East Central Railway (ECR) in 2016-2017. They include construction of a modern MEMU (multiple electric modified unit) car shed at Gaya and facility for POH (periodical overhauling) of goods train wagons at Samastipur. The Board has directed the ECR to […]

MEMU Car Shed at Gaya and POH Facility at Samathipur ...

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Ariyalur: Work on the second Broad Gauge line between Villipuram and Dindigul will be completed by 2017, a senior Railway official said. Safety Commissioner S K Mittal stated this to reporters after inspecting the 25 km track between Ariyalur and R Masthur. Work in the short section,costing Rs 100 crore had […]

Work on Villupuram-Dindigul BG line to be over by 2017

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General Electric will spend Rs 750 crore to set up the diesel locomotive manufacturing plant at Marhaura in Saran – around 75km northwest of Patna – which will be ready by July 2018, a top official at the US conglomerate told. During his maiden Patna visit last month, US ambassador […]

GE to spend Rs.750 Crore to set up Diesel Loco ...

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Vadodara: The Railway Ministry is planning to use the premises of Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) here as temporary campus for the country’s first Railway University, local BJP MP Ranjan Bhatt said. A special officer, appointed by the Railway Ministry, recently met state Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma in Gandhinagar and received the […]

Railway University likely to function at Temporary Campus in MSU