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Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday told the Upper House that the Indian railways is “beemar (sick)” and asserted that the Narendra Modi government is working on a strategy to put the national transporter back on track by tackling issues like resource crunch, ageing tracks and increasing investment […]

Bills related to Rail Budget passed by Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday asserted that Indian Railways can’t be compared to those of China and other developed countries. “What the Chinese have invested into railways is a mind boggling number. From 2009, they have put in more than 2 percent of their GDP whereas our share was […]

Can’t compare Indian Railways to Chinese: Suresh Prabhu

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Last week, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan, 46, scripted a new hydrocarbon pricing and licensing regime, seeking to revive global investor interest in India’s energy sector. In an interview, Pradhan discusses the new licensing regime, engagements with Iran in the post-sanctions era and the outlook for the oil economy. Pradhan also […]

Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry to use Imported LNG as ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways give concession in fare for bonafide press work, to mediapersons accredited to the Press Information Bureau and other competent authorities. Journalists now need not go to counters for booking train tickets as the Indian Railways on Tuesday launched e-booking for scribes on concessional passes available to […]

Railways launches e-Booking System for Journalists

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Adani Kattupalli Port Private Ltd (AKPPL) ‘connects’ with EXIM Trade. AKPPL, a subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and operator, has organized their first trade meet ‘Konnect with Kattupalli’ in Chennai Kattupalli: Giving the much-needed connectivity for the EXIM trade in the region, the […]

Adani Kattupalli port gets a CONCOR Train Service for Import ...

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Nagpur: City’s metro railway has cleared another hurdle with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) making it clear that environment impact assessment (EIA) was not needed for the project. Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) is however, getting an EIA done as foreign lenders insist on it. The letter […]

No need for Envrironment impact assessment for Nagpur Metro ...

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Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated three major railway projects in Bihar at an estimated cost of Rs 7000 crore. PM dedicated a rail-cum-road bridge at Patna, inaugurated another at Munger and laid the foundation of additional bridge at Mokama over the River Ganga. “Total cost of these three […]

Modi inaugurates 3 major Railway projects worth Rs.7000 Crore in ...

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A book on E Sreedharan, an extraordinary railways engineer, manager and human being. E. Sreedharan is role model to many he is the much-admired engineer and technocrat . He won many accolades for finishing the Delhi Metro project within budget and on time. He is known for his efficiency and discipline […]

Book on Metroman ‘E Sreedharan’ released

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The redevelopment and modernisation plan for Delhi’s Anand Vihar and Bijwasan railway stations is set to take off soon. After Anand Vihar, bids have now been received for the Bijwasan redevelopment project and the railway authorities claim that the response has been excellent with many big names vying to get […]

Anand Vihar and Bijwasan Stations set for a Revamp

Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) has listed out an earning potential of Rs 6 crore every year from advertisements for the firm that would like to install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the ladies’ coaches and those coaches meant for disabled commuters. According to CR’s ‘advertisement rights for its CCTV plans, the […]

CR tempts CCTV Firms with Rs 6 Crore Ad Revenue ...

Two harbour lines were running on DC while the mainlines of both Western Railway (WR) and CR were running on AC was leading to technological as well as maintenance problems Mumbai: The test-charging of electrical systems of Harbour as well as Transharbour lines from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) […]

DC-AC Conversion on Harbour Lines deemed a Success

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Have you stood by the side of a railway line at night and seen a train with a steam locomotive thunder past, the red tinge lighting up the driver’s face as he shovels coal into the fire? The age of steam locomotives is over I wonder what happened to Lady […]

Bibek Debroy: Locomotives of History

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Lucknow: A team of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will visit Kanpur today to asses the proposed Kanpur Metro Rail route, an official said. Town planner of the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) said after seeing the proposed rail route, the team will hold discussions with district officials and inspect the […]

JICA to visit Kanpur to asses Metro Rail Project

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Mumbai: Indian Railways Finance Corporation’s tax-free bonds were oversold, almost four times higher than it had planned. With this, the issuer marked the season’s end although the issue would remain open for subscription till Monday next as the retail portion is not fully subscribed. The company on Thursday received bids for […]

IRFC’s Tax-free Bonds Oversold Four Times higher than planned

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New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Mumbai-Ahemdabad Bullet train being built with Japanese assistance will be more or less in the self-financing mode and will significantly help the public transporter in upgrading technology. “This (Bullet Train project) is a stand-alone project. This project is more or less on […]

Japanese assisted Bullet Train project will be in self-financing mode: ...

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Christa Koenen, CEO, DB Systel said, “This award acknowledges our partner who has delivered the highest quality of work and exceptional customer value. NIIT Technologies has consistently demonstrated these capabilities and is our trusted partner” NIIT Technologies Ltd., a leading global IT solutions organization, has secured ‘Best Service Provider’ award […]

NIIT Tech wins Best Service Provider Award from German Railways

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‘3-pronged strategy’ of Railways will include an austerity drive to improve finances. Suresh Prabhu also said the government will put in place a new mechanism for revising passenger fares and freight rates New Delhi: Dismissing the Opposition charge that the Railway Budget has nothing for the poor, railway minister Suresh Prabhu on […]

Rail Minister unveils Financial Austerity Drive to better Rail Finances

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Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) may ask the railway board to sanction funds for procurement of 285 air-conditioned coaches for the suburban system. Mumbai is expected to get 285 non-AC coaches as part of the 12-car Harbour line project and Seawood-Belapur-Uran line. Of these, 153 are for the Harbour line. CR […]

CR seeks Funds for 285 AC Coaches on Suburban Routes

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Mumbai: One lakh commuters have subscribed to the Government Railway Police’s (GRP) text alert service ‘Sameep’ in order to get information on disruption in services, security issues and clarification on rumours while on the move. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had launched Sameep on January 13. Commuters said that text alerts work […]

GRP’s quick Railway Info via.SMS a hit with Commuters

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India’s congested cities are awarding new rail projects at a record rate, creating a boon for companies such as Siemens to Larsen & Toubro Ltd in a sector forecast to offer $5.8 billion worth of orders next year. India currently has about 300 km (186 miles) of operational metro track […]

Population & Traffic woes forces India to announce new Metro ...

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Secunderabad: South Central Railway, formed on 2nd October, 1966 holds a rich past dating back to the Nizam’s reign. With a view to comprehensively present the glorious history and heritage of the Zone, SCR is planning to publish a “Coffee Table Book” focusing primarily on Photograph Visuals that convey the […]

South Central Railway plan to Chronicle SCR History

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Thanks to the adoption of competitive bidding route for buying electricity, Indian Railways (IR) is expecting annualised savings of Rs.3,000 crore starting 2016-17 in maintaining the current level of traction New Delhi: Thanks to the adoption of competitive bidding route for buying electricity, Indian Railways (IR) is expecting annualised savings […]

Competitive bidding to help Railways cut Power Bill by Rs ...

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The government will sell 5% stake in Container Corporations of India (CONCOR) at a minimum price of Rs 1,195 a piece, to garner Rs 1,165 crore Container Corporation of India  Ltd (CONCOR) announced that President of India, acting through the Ministry of Railways, Government of India) has submitted to BSE […]

Govt to sell 5% Stake in CONCOR

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Indian Railways is staring at an overall negative fund balance of Rs 6,095 crore next financial year despite the rail ministry’s claim that it will manage to successfully handle the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations on its financial health. The balance of the six reserve funds of Indian […]

IR staring at Rs.6095 crore Negative Fund balance next Fiscal

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Indian Railways appoints Ernst & Young (EY) as consultant to mop up Rs.5000 Crore advertising revenue potential from the Railway Stations and Passenger Trains.  EY – a global leader in its Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services shall identify assets and pricing strategy across 7000 stations for the purpose of advertising. EY will not […]

Ernst & Young appointed as Consultant to tap Advertising Potential ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways has suffered a loss of Rs.56 crore due to damage to Railway property, cancellation of 2,314 trains and ticket cancellations during the recent maniac agitation for reservations by Jat community in Haryana. Likewise, due to Kapu stir for reservation status in Andhra, Railways suffered a loss of Rs.41 […]

Railways suffered Rs.97 Crore loss due to agitations for reservations

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways has embarked on a drive to reform the financially struggling 160-year-old national transporter through a range of initiatives. The plan, described by the Railway Board’s Financial Commissioner S Mookerjee as a “dream”, would be implemented over five years. It includes cost optimisation by importing […]

Indian Railways plans to import Crude Oil to improve Finances

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Hyderabad: The largely ignored ‘last-mile projects’, which connect remote areas through rail network have been brought into focus, courtesy the railway budget-2016, tabled in Parliament on Thursday. Among the crucial last-mile projects are Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Nizamabad in Telangana and the Nandyala-Yerraguntla project in Andhra Pradesh, which have received substantial allocations and are […]

Rail Budget boost to 2 last-mile projects in Andhra, Telangana

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Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) is set to sign a tripartite agreement with the Union government and German bank KfW to avail the Rs 741-crore loan for the Kochi water transport project by mid-March. According to KMRL, the agreement is of much significance as the work on integrated […]

Kochi Metro to sign Rs.741 Crore loan deal with German ...

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New Delhi: LocalCircles (https://www.localcircles.com), India’s largest citizen engagement platform that hosts the largest citizen community with 150,000 citizens on Railways “Make Railways Better” with Ministry of Railways today announced that it is rolling out the capability for citizens to rate trains and stations on fingertips. As part of this roll out, […]

Citizens to now Rate Trains & Stations on Fingertips via. ...

Mumbai: A disturbing trend of safety lapses by trains running on Central and Western network has emerged. According to official records, trains in Mumbai jumped red signals on 70 occasions in the past three years, as against an all-India figure of 168 for the same period. The violations assume significance considering […]

Mumbai tops in Signal Jumping; Harbour Line to see fewer ...

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Pudukottai: Science Express Special arrived at the Pudukottai Railway station on Monday with a view to raise awareness among the masses, particularly students, on climate change. The exhibition on wheels, christened ‘Climate Action Special’ organised by the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment Climate Change in coordination with the Railways […]

Science Express arrives at Pudukottai of Madurai Division

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Lucknow: Bajaj Power Generation Company has signed an agreement with the Railways for electrification of the Lalitpur-Udaipura rail section under the public private partnership (PPP). The Railways would complete the electrification work in a year’s time under its customer funding scheme, which would cost nearly Rs.47 crore. The electrified rail […]

Bajaj Power signs Pact with Railways for Electrification of Lalitpur-Udaipura ...

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Stressing on the need to create infrastructure for promoting growth, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said Indian Railways and Haryana government will soon set up a joint venture company for developing the rail network Gurgaon: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Monday that a rail coach factory would be set […]

Haryana to get Rail Coach Factory soon: Suresh Prabhu

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The new research unit will be headed by a reputed scientist, who will report directly to the Chairman, Railway Board, said a senior Railway Ministry official, adding “the need for such a wing was felt for long”. Technology seems to be the latest mantra in the Indian Railway, with the national transporter set to create […]

Railways to set up Special Wing of Scientists and Railway ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways have finalized a policy for harnessing solar energy on rooftops of Railway premises. The policy provides for setting up solar power plants through developer mode with a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by Railways. In order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it has been […]

Policy on Solar Capacity Panels in Indian Railways: MOSR

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New Delhi: Over 200 rail accidents out of the total 292 were caused due to failure of railway staff in the last few years with action being taken against 542 employees and penalties imposed in over 500 cases. As per the findings of inquiry committees including prima-facie causes, out of a […]

204 Rail Accidents due to Failure of Staff: Report

Ahmedabad: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today inked a pact with the Centre to provide 82.434 billion yen (about ₹4,870 crore) assistance for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project. With this pact, the cumulative loan amount provided by JICA for metro projects in India (including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Mumbai Metro’s) […]

JICA extends ₹4,870 Crore Loan for Ahmedabad Metro Rail project

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With no big ticket projects to show for until a radical dedicated freight corridor materialises by 2019, the rail minister opts for incremental changes Railway minister Suresh Prabhu recently told close aides in Rail Bhavan about the time when he gave up playing chess in his youth. He was so […]

From Capex Outlay to Fuel Efficiency – Rail Budget, a ...

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India’s first rail-auto hub in Chennai excites auto cos. With the setting up of the project, the Southern Railway has set its sights on the export market potential from the Chennai and Ennore Ports. Walajahbad: “The common user rail auto hub at Wallajahbad will become functional soon,” Vashishta Johri, General Manager, […]

Wallajahbad Rail Auto Hub to give leg up to Car ...

New Delhi: The railways is in the process of conducting an audit of train operations, particularly on the crucial Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur-Ghaziabad section, to address the problem of late running of passenger services, Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. Trains delays have been reported the most on Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur-Ghaziabad-Delhi sector of Allahabad division which […]

Railways to conduct Audit of Train Operations to improve Timing: ...

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Managing Director and Country Head of UAE Exchange India, V.George Antony, has lauded improved focus on technology, customer service, and investments in the Railway Budget while giving courtesy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for ‘Digital India’ for the same. “It is aligned to the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra […]

Railway Budget aligned to PM Modi’s vision for Digital India: ...

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu gets pat from PM Modi yet again – for accelerating the pace of development of Indian Railways New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that there are several ongoing reforms in Railways, which are not being focused upon. “No one has given attention to the […]

Modi stresses on Need to Focus on Rapid Reforms in ...

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Ferozpur: Construction of limited height subways, an initiative of the Indian Railways, for preventing accidents occurring due to unmanned railway crossings, is doing well in the region with railway lines set to get more such subways in the coming years. Sharing details about limited height subway (LHS) projects in the […]

Firozpur Division ramping up Infra Works for Prevention of Accidents

Patna: The process of implementing Patna metro rail project has taken off with an estimated total cost of Rs 16960 crore, the 16.9 km stretch of Patna metro project would be made jointly by the various financial institutions including Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Central government […]

Patna Metro Rail project sent to Centre for its clearance

New Delhi: Gearing up to introduce trains that run at speeds of more than 300kmph, the railways have formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project. The entity has been named the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited. The bullet train is […]

Railways forms SPV to execute Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had selected BKC for its proposed International Finance Centre Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project – the bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad – appears to have hit a roadblock with the MMRDA opposing the location of the underground bullet train station […]

MMRDA red-flags Centre’s move for Bullet Train station in BKC

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Indian Railways targets more containerized freight traffic New Delhi: After the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors, the government has decided to have three more such high-speed cargo transportation networks to increase its dwindling share of the freight pie. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said the railways would build an east-west corridor […]

Three more Rail Freight Corridors on agenda

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New Delhi: Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has shown keen interest in supporting six more Metro rail projects in Delhi, Pune, Vijayawada, Chennai and two light Metro projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode which may require a total loan of Rs 38,700 crore. Interacting with the Union urban development minister M […]

JICA shows interest in backing 6 more Metro Rail projects ...