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Sinha told that the Centre has sanctioned a Rs 376 crore project for doubling and electrification of Muzaffarnagar-Tapri railway station Muzaffarnagar: Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha today sanctioned a Rs 376 crore project for doubling and electrification of Muzaffarnagar-Tapri railway station. Vouching for better infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, the […]

MoS (Railways) announces Doubling of Muzaffarnagar-Tapri line

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Noida: The financial bidding for the supply of rakes for the Noida-Greater Noida Metro project was finalised in New Delhi on Monday where Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Corporation Limited emerged the lowest (L1) bidder for the supply of 76 coaches for the 29.9-km Noida Metro Rail corridor. The financial […]

CRRC Corp bags Noida Metro Order for supply of 76 ...

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New Delhi: Short name, initials or incomplete name will not be allowed any more in the Indian Railways’ Passenger Reservation System. If you are in the habit of hurriedly writing your name in short in the passenger reservation form of Indian Railways, your reservation application for a confirmed seat will […]

Full Name must for Confirmation of waitlisted-ticket as per New ...

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Railways comes out with concept paper on Rail Development Authority (RDA) according to which the proposed body will be an independent and quasi-judicial one with four key functions… The Concept Note on the proposed regulator for the Railway sector drafted with key roles on determining tariff, setting efficiency and performance […]

Rail Development Authority takes Shape, albeit with less Teeth

Japan to fund 80 per cent of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bull train project cost
New Delhi: In less than a month of the Cabinet approval for the Rs.98,000 crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the rail ministry seems to have speeded up the pace of consultations on India’s first bullet train corridor. Among the proposals being looked at by the railway board is a suggestion […]

Private Operators for Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train on RailMin Radar

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Kolkata: Saroj Poddar-led Adventz Group firm Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd has acquired a 55 per cent equity stake in Mumbai-based Bright Power Projects (India) Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount, as per a stock market disclosure. In September last year, the company had signed a non-binding term sheet with […]

Texmaco Rail acquires 55% Stake in Bright Power

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Greater Noida: The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) held its first annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders in Noida on Wednesday, in which Greater Noida, YEIDA CEOs were named directors. The AGM was preceded by an audit committee meeting as well as the company’s sixth Board meeting. Rama Raman, Chairperson of […]

Greater Noida, YEIDA CEOs named Directors of Noida Metro Rail ...

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Mumbai: Along with constructing the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will also construct the 11-km Jogeshwari-SEEPZ-Kanjurmarg Metro-6 corridor, following a recommendation by the expert committee formed by the state government to this effect. The Metro-6 corridor was initially going to be constructed by the MMRDA, but […]

MMRC to build Mumbai Metro-6 Corridor, not MMRDA

Noida: The financial bidding for the supply of rolling stock for the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail project is opened in New Delhi today January 4. So far, three firms have submitted tenders to supply 78 coaches for the Metro. The companies, Alstom, a French multinational company operating in the worldwide rail […]

Financial Bids for Noida Metro Rolling Stock opened

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Greater Noida: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday laid the foundation for the first of the two receiving sub-stations (RSS) along the Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor. This is the first step in the setting up of the substations which will supply power for stations and trains along the route. These […]

DMRC starts work on Substations for Greater Noida Metro

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Curchorem: The residents of Assolda Village Panchayat have expressed their strong opposition to the proposed Rail Freight Terminal project to be constructed by Sociadade De Fomento industries at Assolda and Xic Xelvona. At a special gram sabha held at the village panchayat hall, the members passed a resolution opposing the […]

Assolda villagers oppose Rail Freight Terminal project in Goa

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Imphal: The Railway Ministry has approved construction of a new railway line from Khongsang, Tamenglong district to Dimapur, Nagaland, said BJP Manipur Pradesh executive member . Speaking to media persons at their Nityaipat Chuthek office here today, Adim Panmei said that they called upon Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on December […]

Khongsang-Dimapur Rail Line: Minister assures necessary fund allocation

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Central Railway (CR) may soon start to resemble a battleground, what with the inter-departmental fight over whether coaches from Western Railway (WR) should be used to convert harbour to 12-coaches or to replace nearly 144 old coaches on the mainline. According to officials however, irrespective of which side wins, commuters […]

Central Railway faces Dilemma over Use of Coaches

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Railways lands in a tough spot as the proposed hike in employee salary makes finances precarious New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking Rs.32,000 crore during the next three to four years for implementing the seventh pay commission recommendations. Railways bear over 35 per […]

Railways seeks INR 32000 Crore Financial Grant from Finance Ministry

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Bhubaneswar: The ministry of railways and the state government are planning to jointly construct 33 new rail overbridges (ROB) in different districts of Odisha. Sixteen such bridges are already under construction, official sources said. “The fund sharing pattern will vary from project to project. Land acquisition remains an area of […]

Railways, Odisha plan to build 33 Rail-over-Bridges (ROBs)

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New Delhi: The Indian Railways is reportedly planning to impose a “safety cess” to mop up funds for its proposed Rs 1.1 lakh crore non-lapsable National Railway Safety Fund (NRSF) so as to upgrade its infrastructure to improve safety standards and avoid accidents. Even though the railway department is contemplating […]

Railways to introduce ‘Safety Cess’ to raise Funds for NRSF

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Lingering rail project from Baramulla gets Centre nod. Railway establishments in J&K to get foolproof security and new Jammu-Haridwar train to ply soon: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Jammu: While responding to the demands of the legislators and party leaders, the Minister said that a new satellite terminal would also be undertaken […]

Railway Line project from Baramulla gets Centre nod

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Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the first train set in the presence of Kerala Minister for Power & Railways, Aryadan Muhammed at an official ceremony held at Alstom’s facility in Sri City SEZ in Andhra Pradesh. Kochiites Hear Metro Coaches’ Chug-chug Sounds Come Closer. DMRC confident to run Kochi metro […]

Kochi Metro gets ‘Made in India’ Coaches from Alstom

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Railways has been cross-subsidizing passenger fares by freight to make trains affordable for the common man Proposing free train passage for Sikh pilgrims and people from Punjab to places of religious importance ahead of state elections, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has requested the ministry of railways to bear 50 per […]

Punjab plea on Special Sikh Pilgrim Trains may not get ...

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New Delhi: The railways ministry has fast-tracked the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor by setting up a separate company, on the lines of the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC), which will build and operate the NDA government’s ambitious project. The company will be registered in January. The process has already being […]

Railways fast-tracks Mumbai bullet train project, sets up Co

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has voiced confidence that railways would help push India’s GDP by 2.5% in the coming years, asserting that Narendra Modi government was especially focusing on research and development works so that the transporter acts as a growth engine. Earlier, little effort was made in the field of […]

Railways can help push India’s GDP by 2.5%: Suresh Prabhu

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New Delhi: Short name, initials or incomplete name will not be allowed any more in the Indian Railways’ Passenger Reservation System. If you are in the habit of hurriedly writing your name in short in the passenger reservation form of Indian Railways, your reservation application for  a confirmed seat will get rejected. […]

Railway Reservation Rules: Full Name must for Confirmation of ticket

Una: The railway authorities have cleared the decks for the electrification of 33-km-long Una to Amb Andaura broad gauge rail track.Sumit Sharma, a member of Northern Railways, said a sum of Rs 110 crore had been provided for the project and the process of tendering had been initiated by the Ambala […]

Proposal for Electrification of 33-km-long Una-Amb Andaura BG track cleared

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Alstom SA and Bombardier won a joint contract valued at 3.3 billion euros to supply double-decker cars to the Belgian national railway through 2021. The first 445 cars are slated for delivery starting in 2018. Bombardier’s share of the contract is worth 2.1 billion euros. Alstom completed the sale of […]

Bombardier, Alstom win Euro Train contract

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The company will go to the market in the new year seeking a ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’ (UAV) which is capable of taking high-definition images and provide a live video feed to operators. The move comes after the company contracted an outside company to provide drone photography to assess flood levels […]

Drones to help Irish Railways spot Damage on Tracks

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JVs between Indian Railways and States to start with fund of Rs.100 Crore for each state, of which half would come from the states for improved connectivity, faster land acquisition for Railway projects New Delhi: To boost new and stranded railway infrastructure projects, the cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of joint […]

Railways-State Joint Ventures get Cabinet nod

Our aim is to reduce the Energy Cost substantially and promote the use of Clean Energy. Wind Energy is Clean Energy,” said Suresh Prabhu during the inauguration of the Railways Wind Mill at Jaisalmer 109
Jaisalmer: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today dedicated the 26 MW wind mill plant installed at Kodiyasar village of Fatehgarh in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan to the nation. As a part of green initiative by the Railways, this wind mill plant has been set up by the Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL), a joint […]

Railway Minister inaugurates 26 MW Wind Mill in Jaisalmer

Rail Diplomacy: In a high-profile demonstration of China's high-speed rail technology, Premier Li Keqiang took the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) nations on Wednesday for an excursion on the country's most advanced bullet train 45
Beijing: The start of construction of the Hungary-Serbia railway marks a new beginning of the pragmatic cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The construction of the Serbian section of the railway will be carried out by a consortium of Chinese companies led by China Railway. The launch […]

Hungary-Serbia Rail line marks new start of China-CEE cooperation

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Railways want to import crude directly, set up refinery to benefit from soft prices globally New Delhi: At a time when global crude oil prices have plunged, resulting in an estimated $44 billion windfall for the Modi government this year (according to the PPAC), the Indian Railways, the country’s largest […]

Railways mulls own Oil Refinery to save on Taxes

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New Delhi: Railways has constituted a committee to review and streamline induction of new technologies and redefine the role of its R&D wing – Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO). Apart from suggesting ways to upgrade the technical capability of railway workshops and production units, the panel will recommend creating […]

IR looks to Revamp R&D wing, induct new tech

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New Delhi: Indian Railways is committed to the promotion of sports and games in the country, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today at the inauguration of the national wrestling championship. Asserting that railways has been in the forefront in promoting sports and games for women in the country, Prabhu said […]

Indian Railways committed to promote sports, says Prabhu

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Erode: Revival of Erode-Palani pending project, a new line from Erode Junction to Mettupalayam via Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam, and start of a fifth platform at the Junction figure prominently in the wish list of the public in Kongu zone of Tamil Nadu for inclusion in the Railway Budget for 2016-17. […]

Plea to revive Erode-Palani Railway line project

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Beijing: Asia’s biggest subterranean railway station, covering a complete section of 147,000 square metres, opened up on Wednesday in China’s southern Shenzhen city.  The Futian high-speed railway station opened in south China’s Shenzhen city on Wednesday, marking the long-expected launch of the Asia’s largest underground railway station. The station, located […]

Asia’s Largest Underground Railway Station opens in Shenzhen, China

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New Delhi: Indian Railways is contemplating on replacing the 162-year-old paper system with digital SMS system by which every customer who books tickets at the ticket counter will receive the tickets by SMS. Railways is planning to opt for premium commercial bulk SMSes feature which will come with advertisements. Railways is […]

IR set to go Paperless; SMS Tickets to replace Paper ...

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways has once again clearly told that shifting of the Western Railway headquarters from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is not feasible. In reply to series of questions asked by Gujarat MPs that whether it is a fact that Gujarat contributes a major share in passenger and goods […]

Shifting WR Headquarters to Ahmedabad not feasible: MOSR

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Near-term headwinds will weigh on valuations as a pickup in exports would offer some respite, say Analysts New Delhi: After closing at an annual low recently, the share price of Container Corp. of India Ltd (CONCOR) has recovered a bit. However, the stock continues to languish about 30% lower than its year’s […]

CONCOR continues to languish about 30% lower than its year’s ...

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Beijing: China’s railway industry has seen another year of good harvest in overseas markets in 2015, culminating in the launch of a railway project in Asia and the start of another in Europe at the year end. Thailand and China launched on Dec. 19 the project of building the railway […]

Chinese Railway Diplomacy unlocks enormous Cooperation Potential

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Mumbai: The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has asked the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) to take the land it owns near Wadala station for a lease period of 30 years instead of the usual 60 years and above. This land would be used for extending platforms at Wadala station which […]

MbPT asks MRVC to take Land near Wadala Station for ...

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In line with Railway reforms, regulatory authority to gain additional powers. There is a proposal to change the nomenclature from Railway Regulatory Authority to Railway Development Authority and make it broad-based, a senior Railway Ministry official said. Proposed Independent Regulatory Authority will “besides fixing fares” also “set efficiency parameters”. However, experts […]

Railway Development Authority likely soon for Indian Railways

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Surat: Surat railway station’s makeover would begin on January 1, 2016, with the Ministry of Railway issuing fresh tenders for the construction of mass transportation depot, commercial complexes and parking zones in the city. Some railway officials only wanted construction of new platforms and roofs over them and were opposed to […]

Surat Railway Station to undergo phased-makeover from Next Month

Chittaranjan: S Mookerjee, Financial Commissioner (Rlys), Railway Board and Ex-Officio Secretary to Govt of India visited Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) recently. A cultural programme was organised in honour of the visiting guest by CLW Cultural Association in Chittaranjan Club. Mr.Mookerjee visited the Desh bandhu Loco Park & Ganga Boat Club […]

Railways FC visits Chittaranjan Locomotive Works

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sought ₹4,280 crore from Japan’s funding agency – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – to buy 476 Metro cars or coaches. The move follows overcrowding in several segments of the Delhi Metro JICA, which has already provided ₹16,588 crore for the Delhi Metro […]

Delhi Metro seeks ₹4,280 Crore more from JICA to buy ...

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A consortium led by Alstom, a leader in power generation and rail infrastructure, has been awarded a contract by Metro de Panama SA to supply 70 additional metro cars for Line 1 of Panama Metro. As per the deal Alstom along with partners Thales, Sofratesa, CIM and TSO will also […]

Alstom wins Panama Metro Rail project contract

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Imphal: General manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) HK Jaggi called on Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh at Imphal on Friday and apprised him of the progress on the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail project. Jaggi was on a three-day visit to Manipur to inspect the ongoing project. The Jiribam to Dholakhal […]

GM/NFR meets Manipur CM on Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal Rail project

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Chennai: During the recent rains, the movement of ex-im containers IN and OUT of Chennai Port was badly disrupted due to the heavy congestion on the roads. During this period, the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) connected 240 Twenty foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) of export containers of Sun Global Logistics […]

CONCOR connects Export Containers en masse by Rail to Chennai ...

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Chennai: The construction work on the underground Chennai Metro Rail in Anna Salai, between AG-DMS and Saidapet stations entailing an investment worth Rs. 640 crore has been started by the Larsen & Toubro, which has secured the contract for the metro stretch recently, said sources, adding that the construction of the […]

L&T launches Rs.640 Crore Metro project

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Hyderabad: As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) will carry out a feasibility study for construction of high-speed metro rail from Uppal to the famous hill shrine of Yadagirigutta which has been renamed as Yadadri. The HMR will carry out feasibility […]

Hyderabad Metro to conduct Survey on Metro Rail from Uppal ...

A high -speed train runs past downtown Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 7, 2015. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the operation of the high-speed railway linking Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, and Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 412
Chinese train maker CRRC Corp Ltd will put high-speed trains into operation by the end of the year that can run in adverse weather conditions and extremely low temperatures, officials said on Thursday. CRRC said it has received approval from the National Railway Administration for the CRH2G high-speed train, which […]

Highspeed Railway linking Lanzhou, Urumqi embraces anniv. of operation