New Delhi: A proposal for redevelopment of railway stations across the countries, based on suggestions obtained from interested players, could be taken up for consideration by the Union Cabinet tomorrow. The stations would be redeveloped through a unique model of ‘as is where is’ basis through a much simpler process for […]

Redevelopment of Railway Stations could come up in Cabinet meet

New Delhi: The Central Government will construct 60 railway lines and purchase 200 rakes as it aims to speed up coal evacuation as well as achieve the target of one billion tonne production of the fuel by 2020. State-run coal miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) will increase coal production from 494 […]

Centre to build 60 Railway lines, buy 200 Wagons for ...

After a seemingly interminable wait stretching decades, a train will finally chug off on the 32-km long completed stretch between Khurda to Begunia on the incomplete 289-km Khurda-Balangir rail route, which would link coastal Odisha with the western region. The train will be flagged off from Begunia on its maiden […]

Railways to chug off first passenger train today on Khurda-Balangir ...

Bhubaneswar (BBS): The Railway ministry and Odisha government will enter into a memorandum of understanding (Mou) for expediting the completion of inordinately delayed Khurda Bolangir rail line on cost sharing basis. The cost for implementation of Daspalla – Bolangir segment of Khurda Road and Bolangir New Broad Gauge line would be […]

Odisha, Railways to sign pact on Khurda-Bolangir line

Chennai (MAS): Soon, passengers need not worry about providing their identity proof while booking tatkal train tickets, be it in the online or offline mode. Instead, they can carry any one of the 10 prescribed proofs of identity, which include the passbook  with photograph of a nationalised bank or a […]

Railways to allow Tatkal Train Tickets booking without ID Proof ...

Mumbai: Despite the failure of two prototypes of the cash/coin operated ticketing machines which were put up at Churchgate station, Western Railway (WR) tries another shot at it and will be putting up another 100 such machines in the next three months. However, now the ticket vending machines will not […]

Mumbai Suburban Railway Stations to get Cash Operated Ticket Vending ...

New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd, controlled by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, has started selling diesel to the state railways for the first time since 2005/06 after pricing of the fuel was freed, a company source said on Wednesday. Indian Railways, the country’s biggest diesel guzzler, consumes up to 2.5 […]

Reliance, Essar Oil to sells diesel to Indian Railways, first ...

Mumbai: In a move to reduce the long ticketing queues at suburban railway stations, Western Railway is planning to reach out to college students to popularize its new paperless mobile ticketing app— UTS, among youth. It has also come out with a Quick Response (QR) Code through which the application can […]

Western Railway to woo youth to new Ticketing App

Karwar: Konkan Railway has opened a Passenger Reservation System ticket counter at Naval Base, Karwar inaugurated by Rear Admiral S N Ghormade,Naval Base in the presence of Commanding Officer Capt Sanjay Nagar, Lt Commander Sudharshan Pai, Naval Base, Karwar, S S Sithurkar, regional signal and telecomunication engineer, Konkan Railway Corporation, Karwar, […]

Konkan Railway open PRS Centre at Naval Base in Karwar

A train car set to be exported to Macedonia in CRRC's Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company, China
Beijing: Rail train cars marked for export to Macedonia rolled off the production line of Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, under the auspices of CRRC Corp., in the first step by China into Europe’s rail train market, reports Shanghai’s Jiemian News. The train cars, which are certified by the European standard TSI […]

Chinese CRRC built Macedonia train sets roll-off Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Wagon manufacturer Titagarh Wagons today said its board has approved the allocation of 1.5 crore shares to raise Rs 150 crore through qualified institutional placement. “Approved the allocation of up to 1,50,89,025 equity shares aggregating to Rs 150 crore to successful bidders who are qualified institutional buyers,”Titagarh said […]

Titagarh Wagons raises Rs.150 Crore through QIP

Italy: Indian rolling stock manufacturer Titagarh Wagons completed the purchase of Italian company Firema Trasporti on July 9. The acquisition of the business from the administrator as a going concern was made through the Titagarh Firema Adler subsidiary registered in Milano. Titagarh Wagons said Adler Plastics SpA will hold a […]

Titagarh Wagons buys Italian firm ‘Firema Trasporti’

Chennai (MAS): Underground tunnelling of metro rail along Anna Salai here has halted and is likely to remain so for several months as Chennai Metro Rail has terminated the 2,000crore contract with Gammon India-Mosmetrostroy. The decision was taken after Gammon India delayed work and couldn’t get its Russian partner Mosmetrostroy to […]

Chennai Metro rail fires Gammon, stops tunnelling work

Tehran: Officials in the Ministry of Transportation in Iran announced this week that India will finance the export of about 150,000 tons of standard rail tracks to the Persian country, Iran Daily reported. India has created a special mechanism to support the export of rail tracks to Iran through a […]

Iran announces India’s financing model for USD 233m rail track ...

Srinagar: The Government Railway Police (GRP) officers in Jammu region were told to remain extra alert in areas close to the International Border by a senior police officer. A statement issued by GRP said Inspector General of Police Railway J&K M Sulaiman Salaria reviewed security related meetings in Samba and […]

GRP personnel told to remain extra alert in J&K

New Delhi: In the presence of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Ministry of Railways (MOR) and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on mutual […]

MOU Signed between Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Skill ...

Puri: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is coming to the State on a day’s visit on July 16. On his arrival, Prabhu will proceed to Begunia in Khurda district where he will inaugurate the Khurda Road-Begunia section of the Khurda Road-BAlangir rail line and flag off passenger train on the […]

Railway Minister to inaugurate Khurda Road-Begunia section on 16th July

Gandhidham Tuna Tekra
Gandhidham: In yet another significant achievement in the field of developing Railway infrastructure in the country, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today (i.e. on 14/07/2015) inaugurated the newly constructed broad-gauge railway-line between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra Port in Gujarat by flagging off a goods train. Gandhidham is a town in […]

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Newly Constructed Gandhidham-Tuna Tekra Rail Line

Mumbai:  The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has given permission to Mumbai Metro One Services to run the Versova to Ghatkopar service at 80 kmph. Initially, the Metro service will run at 65 kmph over a trial period of the next three months following which, it can increase speeds up […]

CRS gives 80 kmph speed approval on Versova-Ghatkopar Metro Rail ...

New Delhi: The government plans to offer a 26% stake in generation-to-irrigation utility Damodar Valley Corporation’s coal-fired power plant at Raghunathpur in West Bengal, which is expected to be acquired by central generation utility NTPC, to the Indian Railways. Power minister Piyush Goyal is likely to make the offer to railway […]

Govt to offer 26% in DVC Power Plant to Railways

A lack of a railway station near the falls has led to tourists risking life and limb to board passing trains; 14 have died in the last 17 months and 98injured in last 2 years Dudh Sagar (DDS): A scene in Chennai Express shows Shah Rukh Khan – playing the […]

As trains snake past Dudhsagar Falls, fatalities begin to mount

Gandhidham (GIMB): The Gandhidham-Tuna-Tekra rail line, built under the non-government route — one of the five public-private partnership (PPP) systems that can take place in Indian Railways — will be commissioned on July 14. The new broad-gauge line between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra port is built by Kandla Port Trust under […]

Gandhidham-Tuna-Tekra rail line, built on PPP Model, to be launched ...

New Delhi: Two years after Reliance ADAG group owned ‘Delhi Airport Metro Express Ltd’ abandoned the country’s most prestigious first privately held Metro Rail line project in the Capital City at the “mercy of God” by decamping from the project sites overnight, without even giving formal intimation atleast, for proper handing-over of the ‘charge […]

PSU Power: Govt-Owned DMRC tilts Reliance-abandoned IGI Metro Rail line ...

New Delhi: With a view to taking forward Indian government’s Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country. The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill […]

Railways shows the way forward for Skill India campaign

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government is preparing a first Railway Master Plan (RMP) for city-to-city connectivity and linkages with key industrial pockets through a new railway service to be designed on public private partnership (PPP) model in the state. Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) is coordinating development of this master plan for which […]

Gujarat prepares first Railway Master Plan for city-to-city connectivity linking ...

Bangalore: The new panel setup by The Central Railway Ministry is active on adopting Information technologies (IT) into the railway department. Anyhow railway has been using technology resourcefully in various sectors like passenger reservation and freight operation. In the outlook of future, panel including twelve members of IT experts are […]

Som Mittal Committee to espouse new technologies like Cloud, Analytics, ...

Mumbai: In the backdrop of a report of the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) recommending the maximum fare for the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Mumbai Metro to be kept at Rs.110, it has emerged that one of its members had wanted the highest fare to be capped at Rs.26. The FFC comprised Justice E […]

Ex-bureaucrat on Mumbai Metro Fare Fixation panel wanted maximum fare ...

Ahmedabad (ADI): Gateway Rail Freight Ltd (GRFL), subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Ltd (GDL), is setting up its fourth Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Viramgam, near Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The ICD Terminal with the railway siding and container yard will be constructed over 35 acres of land acquired and is expected […]

Gateway Rail Freight to set up fourth ICD at Viramagam

Chennai (MAS): For years now, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) has been battling with the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to increase the Floor Space Index (FSI) — the ratio of land area to built-up space — in areas where the Metro rail would ply. This is primarily to encourage […]

Will CMDA relax rules for Chennai Metro rail?

Pipavav: Pipavav Railway Corporation (PRCL), a joint sector Company of the Ministry of Railways and Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPPL) has completed its restoration of rail line connecting Pipavav port. The test runs were successfully carried out and Indian Railways declared the rail line open for operations from the night of July […]

Pipavav Railway Corp completes restoration of Rail Line connecting Pipavav ...

APTransco estimates 10 to 15 MW of power for the project Vijayawada (BZA): A second tunnel, close to the existing one, facilitating roadway through Indrakeeladri, is most likely to be dug to give way for the proposed Vijayawada Metro Rail, according to reliable sources in APTransco. However, the tunnel will […]

Roadway through Indrakeeladri Hill most likely to be dug to ...

Lucknow (LKO): UP chief secretary Alok Ranjan on Monday issued directions to concerned departments to provide land required to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) for stations and other purposes on priority basis. The CS was reviewing the implementation progress of Lucknow Metro. In order to speed up the acquisition of private […]

Provide land required for Lucknow Metro on priority: UP Chief ...

Mumbai: The Western Railway on Monday installed a biometric Crew Management System (CMS) as part of its infrastructure, which also includes a breathe-analyser and a web camera, to keep a check on its loco pilots (motormen for long-distance trains), assistant loco pilots and guards. The plan was in the pipeline […]

WR installs Biometric Crew Management System, upgrades its check on ...

New Delhi: Swamped by thousands of complaints regarding the supply of dirty linen on board trains, Indian Railways is contemplating introduction of disposable towels, pillow covers and maybe even bed sheets for a price. The railways has started an online survey to find out what people desire and how much they […]

Railways contemplate Disposable Linen for a Price; launches Online Survey ...

Kochi: One of the major bottlenecks in the Kochi Metro project, the Vyttila – Petta stretch, will be cleared soon as the land acquisition process for widening the road is in the final stage. Of the 410 cents of land required for the project, 124 cents has already been taken […]

Vyttila–Petta Metro works on Kochi Metro to start soon

New Delhi: While Indian Railways continue to struggle for providing quality food and travel experience to passengers aboard trains, it has decided to give a aesthetic and uniform look to passengers tickets. Railway Board has already circulated the set format of passenger tickets to all zonal railways for the same. […]

Railways to give Aesthetic Look to Passenger Tickets

To give a fillip to port connectivity with the hinterland, the firm recently entered into an agreement with the Railways and the Maharashtra Maritime Board to build a 33.7-km railhead with the Konkan Rail network, at an investment of Rs 771 crore. Mumbai: JSW Infrastructure, a part of Sajjan Jindal-led JSW […]

JSW Infra to spend Rs 2,000 Crore in 2 Years ...

Mumbai: Committee formed to finalise and analyse options to have a car depot for underground Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ metro rail is yet to submit its report. At the moment, options are being weighed if the depot should be at Aarey Milk Colony or at Kanjurmarg. Sources privy to the development said that Kanjurmarg […]

Kanjurmarg, Aarey plots zeroed in on for Metro Car Depot

Patna: The apathetic attitude of the state government and agitation by residents of Jalalpur village may delay the opening of Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge. The deadline to complete the construction work was to end by the end of this month. Railways has already completed its portion of work and agreed to hand […]

Railways may miss deadline to open Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge

Days before Bibek Debroy gave a report of his committee on railway restructuring, he was travelling by a Rajdhani which was re-routed. The troubled member of the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog constantly kept tweeting his angst. “Consequences of derailment & rerouting. Pantry car has no provisions. Power […]

In a vertically integrated structure like the IR, unbundling causes ...

The proposal is part of railways’ plan to slash its electricity purchase cost to less than Rs.5 per unit from the present average of around Rs.7 per unit New Delhi: The Indian Railways plans to buy electricity from the Dabhol plant, offering a lifeline to the 1,967 megawatt (MW) power […]

Indian Railways may source power from Dabhol Power Plant

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Railways Corporation (DMRC) will be conducting an advanced training programme on ‘ballastless tracks’ for the professionals of the urban rail-based systems across the nation and from the neighbouring countries. In an official statement, the DMRC said that the ballastless technology facilitates the movement of trains […]

Ballast-less training to be held for Urban Rail professionals

New Delhi: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is working with railways to help transfer its accounting system to more transparent “accrual” format. At present, Indian Railways follow the cash system of accounting and it only captures collective income and expenditure, but not assets and liabilities. Under this accrual-based […]

ICAI to help IR adopt new Accounting System

New Delhi: The next time your Metro train stops suddenly and the air-conditioning goes off, don’t panic. Delhi Metro will not only inform you about the technical snag but will also tell you how long it will take to resolve the problem. Wednesday’s incident, in which 1,600 passengers got off […]

Delhi Metro to inform Passengers about Snag and Time to ...

Amid the fall in freight loadings, there are more worries for the Indian Railway with passenger bookings declining by over 8% in the month of June New Delhi: The Indian Railway has witnessed a negative growth of over 8 per cent in the passenger segment for June this year as compared […]

After fall in Freight, Indian Railway sees slide in Passenger ...

Finishing touches being given to a compound wall constructed by the Railways on its land on Gandhinagar 6th Cross Road
Bangalore (SBC): Battling stiff opposition from the BBMP, the Bengaluru Railway division has now taken full control of 12.7 guntas of land (13,800 sqft) in Gandhinagar, estimated to be worth Rs 69 crore. The Railways has completed the erection of a permanent stone masonry compound wall around it on Saturday to […]

Bangalore Division of SWR secures Land from Encroachers

DGP Ashok Kumar, (right) having a discussion with CMRL MD P.K. Bansal (left) and city police chief S. George (centre) at Koyambedu metro rail station on Saturday
Chennai (MAS): With the initial euphoria over the launch of the metro slowly dying down, the senior police officials are now seriously looking at the safety and security of Chennai Metro Rail, which became operational two weeks ago. Security arrangements for the Chennai Metro Rail, will in all likelihood, be […]

Tamil Nadu State Police to handle Security Arrangements of Metro ...

Itarsi (ET): Even after a lapse of about 24 days, normal rail traffic under the five divisions of East Central Railway (ECR), which was disrupted due to fire at the Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) system at Itarsi Junction under West Central Railway in Madhya Pradesh on June 17, is yet to […]

IR incurred Rs.1200 Crore Loss on Cancellations/Late running of trains ...

Gurgaon (GGN): The railway tracks on the route to the Sultanpur bird sanctuary in Gurgaon will soon be beautified. The railway authorities are developing a garden of flowers along the 11-kilometre stretch between Garhi Harsaru Railway Station and Farrukhnagar Railway Station in Gurgaon to highlight the historic importance of the […]

Railways to develop Garden of Flowers along 11 Km Garhi ...

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has told the Railway Ministry that it is not inclined to hold the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA) and told it to justify holding the exam. “The Commission may not be inclined to continue with the examination unless full and proper justification […]

UPSC seeks Scrapping of Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) Examination

Chandigarh (CDG): The two Metro corridors planned from Mullanpur to Panchkula and Chandigarh to Sohana could be extended further in a phased manner to facilitate more people of adjoining and nearby areas. A senior official of the ministry of urban development told the project would be expanded on the lines of […]

Chandigarh Metro may run beyond Sohana and Panchkula

Mumbai: The tussle over the new Metro fare continues. In the next few days, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will move the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the implementation of the new Metro fare by Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), which operates the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line. The […]

MMRDA to seek Stay on Implementation of New Tariff Structure ...

Kochi:  In yet another attempt to revive the second phase of Vyttila Mobility Hub, the Kerala state government is planning to rope in Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) for the Rs 433-crore project and avail loans from foreign funding agencies for the purpose. The blue print of the project, which has […]

Kerala State Govt prepares Blue Print for funding Phase-II Vyttila ...

Chandigarh (CDG): The Metro in its current form was a joke and should be extended further, feel industrialists, businessmen and local residents of the Tricity. Sunny Virk, a Zirakpur-based hotelier, said, “When some people say Metro is not viable in Chandigarh, it surprises me. It needs to be expanded enormously and […]

Chandigarh Citizens wants more than two Metro Rail corridors

Mumbai: The state revenue department has urged chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to hold a meeting of stakeholders for land identified for the Metro II car depot. The urban development department had issued a notification declaring its intention to change the reservation on more than 48 acres at Malwani, Malad (W), for […]

Maharashtra CM urged to hold talks over Land for Metro ...

Mumbai: Metro commuters can evade a fare burden if the authorities think out-of-the-box, liberalizing commercial exploitation rules at stations and subside the interest burden on the loan component and electricity tariff. The three-member fare-fixation committee (FCC) has recommended fares in the range of Rs.10-110 for the 11.4 km Metro corridor that […]

Mumbai Metro fares can be much lower, insist experts