Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation
A white paper to be submitted to the Railway Board also proposes the formation of a Suburban Rail Tariff Authority Mumbai: In a radical suggestion, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has proposed different fares for fast and slow locals in Mumbai and also an independent fare fixation committee for the […]

MRVC moots Suburban Rail Tariff Authority for Mumbai Suburban Railway ...


Pitch Top 50
To honour outstanding brands, exchange4media is all set to unveil the nation’s best brands in the fifth edition of Pitch Top 50 Brands today in Gurgaon. The theme of this year’s event will be “Branding a Purpose versus Purpose of Branding”. Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu, will be the Chief […]

Suresh Prabhu to be Chief Guest at the Unveiling of ...


cctvs suburban
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday mooted a proposal for the Railway authorities to consider installing CCTVs in ladies’ compartments of local trains to prevent incidents of crime against women. The suggestion came from a bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil which was hearing a petition filed by Help […]

Bombay High Court suggests Installation of CCTVs in Local trains ...



New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to refurbish at least 2,000 retiring rooms at 600 railway stations across the country. It has invited Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from reputed service providers for maintenance and expansion of retiring rooms and provision of upgraded services to rail […]

IRCTC to refurbish 2000 Retiring Rooms at 600 Railway Stations


beijing-moscow orient express inte
Beijing, China: A luxury long-distance train service linking Beijing and Moscow and modelled on the infamous Orient Express is bridging cultures and harking back to an era before low-cost air travel. Ticket sales are picking up steam since the first of the trains departed earlier this summer, according to the […]

New Luxury Beijing-Moscow Orient Express on track to Popularity


ganesh trains
Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) will run over 100 special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during festival Ganesh Chaturthi. A total of 118 special trains will be run, according to a CR statement issued here. As many as 36 special trains will be run to Madgaon (six […]

Central Railway to run Special Trains for Ganesh Chaturthi



vskp-dli flagging off
Visakhapatnam (VSKP): A new train connecting Andhra Pradesh to New Delhi was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today. The existing AP Express connecting New Delhi and Hyderabad will now be called Telangana Express. Visakhapatnam-New Delhi-Visakhapatnam Super Fast AC AP Express began its maiden journey from this coastal city with the […]

Tri-Weekly Train Connecting Andhra Pradesh to Delhi Flagged Off


FCI Sidings on NFR Zone
New Delhi: The FCI is planning to move foodgrains to the northeast in advance by rail from Punjab and Haryana to create a buffer stock, parliament was informed on Tuesday. “In order to ensure smooth supply of foodgrains under the TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System) and other schemes of the […]

FCI plans Advanced Movement of Foodgrains by Rail to the ...


hsr indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia: China has sweetened its bid in a race with Japan to win the construction contract for a high-speed railway connecting Jakarta to the city of Bandung, Indonesia said on Tuesday. President Joko Widodo told reporters on Tuesday the government had hired private consultants to consider the rival proposals for […]

China sweetens its Bid to win Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Rail Contract



audit mmrc
Mumbai: The Metro fare hike dispute is likely to drag on for some time as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is not conducting a full project audit, while MMRDA officials say that new fares can’t be determined without such an audit. While chief minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted on Monday that […]

CAG’s Mumbai Metro audit to cover only part of Versova-Ghatkopar ...


Dibrugarh Railway Station
Dhemaji (DMC): The railway connectivity got a boost in the region bordering Arunachal Pradesh on Monday with the launch of two maiden broad gauge (BG) passenger trains to Murkongselek, the easternmost railway station on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river. The people of Murkongselek (Jonai), Silapathar and Dhemaji, besides the […]

Broad Gauge Rail service elates people in Dhemaji in the ...


NE State Capitals
New Delhi: Capitals of Northeastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya will be brought within the railway network in next 5-7 years, said Suresh Prabhu, Union railway minister, while inaugurating new train services after the completion of North Lakhimpur – Murkongselek and Balipara – Bhalukpong sections into broad-gauge yesterday. Presently, only […]

With average 133 Km BG Track laying per annum since ...



Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday chided the state government and the Railways for allowing squatters to stay for over two decades near railway tracks between Santacruz and Vile Parle stations. The court said it endangers the lives of around 3.5 million Western Railway commuters. “Almost the entire city comes […]

Perhaps Squatters are tolerated near Railway tracks only in India: ...


Bareilly Jn-Kasganj
Kasganj (KSJ): Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha inaugurated the newly laid broad gauge rail line between Bareilly (Moradabad Railway Division of Northern Railway) to Kasganj (Izzatnagar Railway Division of North Eastern Railway).  The route was recently converted into broad gauge.  The Minister also had launched two new trains, yesterday. With this conversion, between […]

Bareilly-Kasganj broad gauge rail route inaugurated


Velankanni Railway Station in the Southern State of India
Mumbai: The Central Railway will run four festival special trains from LTT to Velankanni to clear extra rush of passengers during Velankanni Festival. Train number 01031 special train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.15 pm on August 26 and 28 (2 trips) and arrive Velankanni at 10 pm next day. […]

Railways to run 4 Special Trains from Mumbai for Velankanni ...



Kanpur Metro Rail Route
Kanpur: Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Metro rail project in Kanpur to the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA). The agency had been asked to submit its report by June, but it was delayed by one month due to soil testing reports […]

RITES submits Kanpur Metro DPR to KDA


Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharastra
Mumbai Metro fares can be hiked only after MMOPL Audit; says Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra amid the controversy on Reliance Infra over revision of fare hike to burden citizens for its cost overruns Mumbai: A hike in Metro fares will not be allowed until the special audit of the […]

Mumbai Metro fares only after MMOPL Audit; says Devendra Fadnavis


Namma Metro Stn
Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro is planning to lease out space at stations for large format stores to raise non-fare revenues, as it looks to keep fares low and meet costs of debt servicing. While non-fare revenues constitute a significant part of operational earnings of metros worldwide, it is especially important […]

Bangalore Metro plans leasing out Station space to Retail Stores ...



jakarta-bundung
China and Japan are competing for a contract to build a bullet train system in Indonesia. According to Indonesian officials, the two are bidding for a project which entails the construction of a 150-kilometer high-speed railway between Jakarta and Indonesia’s fourth-largest city of Bandung. Japan submitted a feasibility study on the […]

Japan and China compete for Indonesia Bullet Train contract


debroy opinions
A railway minister, who should formulate policy for the sector, is reduced to deciding how power is provided on passenger coaches. The Civil Service are the opposition in residence Who supplies power on trains? I don’t mean to ask that question about EMUs (electrical mobile units) or MEMUs (mainline electric […]

Indian Railways has the opposition in residence: Bibek Debroy


cnr elec loco
CNR didn’t meet Technical Requirements. We have sent China’s CNR a two-line letter disqualifying it from a huge locomotives tender; says Israel Railways.  CNR cites it is disrespectful. Chinese railway company CNR has protested a decision to award a tender for locomotives to Bombardier in a letter sent Sunday to Israel […]

CNR lobs massive charge against Israel after losing Electric Loco ...



cmrl oh power cabling
Chennai: CMRL officials have started installation of overhead power cables on elevated lines as track laying work is nearing completion on the elevated Little Mount-Alandur stretch of the Washermenpet -airport corridor. Trains use power drawn from these lines to run. After cables are installed, electrical substations and equipment will be installed and […]

OH power cable installation on Chennai Metro’s elevated Little Mount-Alandur ...


mosr parl
Private Freight Terminal Services on PPP Model acceptable; says MOSR in Parliament New Delhi: Rail operation on Indian railway network by private firms is not permissible, said MOS (Railways) Mr.Manoj Sinha. However, he added, “private firms can transport commodities using Indian Railway network in containers and can also develop freight terminals”. […]

Rail Operation by Private Firms on IR Network not permissible: ...


jica loan
Easier JICA norms allow local firms win DFC projects. Indian Railways is the equity investor in the project with a debt-equity ratio of 3:1 (the debt component was originally conceived to be less but was later enhanced) In a possible boost for the Make in India campaign and for the speedy […]

Japan relaxes the restrictive JICA Loan terms to facilitate Indian ...



stn mstr
Mumbai: Station masters in Mumbai division ofCentral Railway and Western Railwayhave sought Union Finance Ministry’s speedy clearance to the Railway Board’s proposal for increase in minimum grade pay. The station masters, united under the banner of All India Station Masters’ Associations (AISMA), made this demand in a press conference in […]

Station Masters of CR and WR demand hike in minimum ...


cattle on track
New Delhi: Cattle on roads are a familiar India story. Now the country’s first semi-bullet train has been halted by cattle. The Commissioner of Railway Safety is demanding that the Indian Railways erect a fence all along the 195-km route of the train, that is to run at 160 kmph between […]

Fencing of Delhi-Agra Semi High-speed Rail Track must for safety ...


bio diesel
Mumbai:  “We have successfully achieved our target to produce 1,500 litres of bio-diesel per month (since August 2014) from edible oils and looking ahead an uptick in this production, though we are facing shortage of raw material like used edible oil which is its primary source,” said an official from […]

CR’s Parel Workshop looks to up Bio-Diesel Production



irctc tour pacs
New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd, East Zone, has come up with new plans for all kinds of travelers, including senior citizens from economically backward sections of society and middle-class Bengalis who aren’t prepared to spend a lot during foreign tours. The Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) […]

IRCTC goes all out to sell Tour Packages


Jalna (J): The Railways has extended The Dadar-Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express upto Jalna. Officials said that train number 12071/12072 Dadar (T) – Aurangabad – Dadar (T) Janshatabdi Express will now be running upto Jalna. Train number 12071 Janshatabdi Express leaving Dadar at 2 pm will arrive Jalna at 9.40 pm the same […]

Dadar-Aurangabad Janshatabdi extended upto Jalna


LMRC Dress
Lucknow: High precision and meticulous planning have been hallmarks of Metro rail projects in the country. So when it came to getting just the right uniform for Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) employees, it took premier design institute NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), Rae Bareli, five months to get the […]

NIFT-Rae Bareli finalises Design of Lucknow Metro Staff Uniform



irfc tax free bonds
New Delhi: Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) would raise Rs 6,000 crore through tax-free bonds in the current fiscal, Lok Sabha was told on Monday. IRFC has been authorised by the Railway Ministry to issue tax-free bonds for a total amount of Rs 6,000 crore during the financial year 2015-16 […]

IRFC to issue Rs.6000 Crore Tax-free Bonds: MOS (Rlys.)


New Delhi: The government is working on the decongestion of seven trunk railway routes, said Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Monday. These seven identified trunk routes across the country, which are also termed as High Density Network routes, are, (1) Delhi-Howrah, […]

Railways to decongest Seven Trunk routes: MOS (Rlys.)


suresh inaugurating ne trains
Suresh Prabhu inaugurates newly converted North Lakhimpur – Murkongselek and Balipara – Bhalukpong sections into broad-gauge by flagging off new Train Services New Delhi: A Programme was held in Rail Bhawan today wherein Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated new train services after the completion of North Lakhimpur […]

Railway Minister inaugurates 2 first BG Passenger Trains to India’s ...



Q-budget rlys
For improving rail infrastructure, India need to invest 10 per cent of the total infrastructure GDP of $2 trillion over next five years which means that we need to invest $200 billion annually in the Railways over the next five years, after which we need an annual investment of 1.5 times more […]

Railways may soon start issuing Quarterly Results: Suresh Prabhu


safety audit dmrc
New Delhi: A safety audit spread over three days will be undertaken by the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) of the Badarpur-Faridabad stretch of the Delhi Metro from today. “The CMRS would carry out the inspection from August 10-12. This would take the opening of the line to the […]

Safety Audit on Badarpur-Faridabad Metro commences today


bogibeel br
Dibrugarh (DBRG): The cost for constructing girders of India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge at Bogibeel over Brahmaputra in Assam, by a HCC-led consortium, is likely to escalate by over Rs 300 crore, mainly due to expansion and delay of the project. “The joint venture received the contract for Rs 987 crore in […]

Cost of Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road bridge over Brahmaputra may escalate by over ...



L&T HYD Metro Rail realign
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail realignment may cost an additional Rs 700 crore. The major cost increase will result from realigning Route No. 2 that leads through the Old City. The realignment will increase the route by 3.5 km. However, the realignment on Route No.1, near the legislative assembly, might lead […]

Hyderabad Metro Rail realignment cost may escalate by Rs.700 Crore: ...


RM inaug nfr train
Guwahati (GWH): Railway connectivity in India’s north eastern region will get boost on Monday with the launch and inauguration of two first broad gauge passenger trains to Murgongselek, the eastern most railway station on the north bank of the River Brahmaputra in Assam and to Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh by […]

Connectivity on the NFR to get Boost with Launch of ...


Adesh Sharma
Railways to commence first section of eastern freight corridor by March New Delhi: Indian Railways is likely to officially start the 56-km Durgauti-to-Sasaram stretch by March next year while the rest of the track is likely to commence in phases in FY18, according to a financial daily. The Durgauti-Sasaram section is […]

Durgauti-Sasaram Freight Corridor likely to be commissioned by Mar 2017 ...



goods wtt
New Delhi: Aiming at a paradigm shift in the freight operations, Indian Railway will come out with a time table for goods train movement, a first for the public transporter, to attract more loadings and improve the delivery schedule. Currently passenger trains get preference over the movement of freight trains on […]

Indian Railways plans Time Table for Goods Trains


pernam-karwar demu
Pernam (PERN): Union Railway Minister Mr.Suresh Prabhu flagged off a diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) train connecting Pernem to Karwar, in Karnataka, on Saturday. The train operation by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited was flagged off in the presence of chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and MP Narendra Sawaikar. The train will have two […]

Now, a DEMU Train link from Pernem to Karwar


Egyptian HSR
Egypt’s national rail service will trial a new, partially Egyptian-made train on Saturday afternoon, sending the train on a test-run between Cairo and Alexandria. Nagwa Albeer, the spokesperson for Egyptian National Railways, told Ahram Online that the train is the first train that has been produced with “greater than 50 percent […]

Partially Egyptian-made train gets first test-run



Ana Pastor, Spanish Minister for Public Works and Transport
Spanish Public Works and Transport Minister Ana Pastor confirmed on Friday that the construction of the Haramain High Speed Rail project, which will connect the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina, is going according to schedule. The minister made these remarks in an interview with EFE during her visit […]

Spanish Transport Minister says Haramain High Speed Rail Project on ...


ew metro koaa
Kolkata: Laying of tracks along the East-West Metro corridor will start in a few weeks and is expected to be completed in a year’s time. While this bit of news will cheer you, the planners are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping that the imbroglio over extension beyond Sealdah to Mahakaran […]

Track-laying for Kolkata’s East-West Metro to start


Reliance Infrastructure
Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure has threatened to pull out from operating the Mumbai Metro. Citing financial inviability, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has told the Maharashtra government that it would be difficult to continue the operation in case it failed to generate adequate revenue. In a letter to […]

Known Theatrics: Reliance Infra may pull out of Mumbai Metro



Digha-Sonpur Rail Road Bridge ready
Sonpur (SEE): Railway minister Suresh Prabhu ​through videoconferencing flagged off the trial run of a diesel locomotive on the newly built Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge on Saturday. Covering a distance of about 8km from Pataliputra station to Sonepur, the locomotive successfully tested the fitness of tracks. Junior railway minister Manoj Sinha flagged […]

Loco makes smooth trial run on Digha-Sonpur bridge


Patna: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday inaugurated 132-km Manpur-Tilaiya-Rajgir- Bakhtiarpur section under the East Central Railway through videoconferencing. Junior railway minister Manoj Sinha, who was in Patna on the day, inaugurated an advanced ‘cardiac catheterization laboratory’ at railway superspecialty hospital at Karbigahiya end. Sinha also inaugurated newly built Nawadih-Kawad rail […]

132 Kms Manpur-Bakhtiarpur rail section on Danapur Division opens


Jamalpur Gymkhana
Munger (MGR): The Jamalpur Railway Workshop would be equipped with modern technology very soon, said Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Additional Member, Railway Board (Mechanical), here on Friday. He was addressing the workshop officers. He said the Vivekdeo Roy committee suggested separation of security, health and education from the gamut of Indian […]

Jamalpur Railway Workshop to be modernized soon



Rail SPV
Panaji: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said his ministry will form special purpose vehicles (SPVs) with 17 states to develop railway infrastructure. “We are creating a special purpose vehicle with each state separately. There are 17 states, who have shown interest. It would be a joint venture,” Prabhu told PTI […]

Railways to form SPVs for infra development with 17 States: ...


DMRC Training Institute New
New Delhi: Delhi Metro will conduct an advanced training programme on ‘ballastless tracks’ for the professionals of urban rail-based systems across the nation and also the neighbouring countries, an official statement said on Sunday. “The ballastless technology facilitates the movement of trains at high speed and requires very less maintenance. […]

Delhi Metro to hold Training on Ballastless Tracks


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Harda/Bhopal: Even though the railways announced completion of the rescue operation on Wednesday evening nearly 40 hours after the unprecedented twin derailment 18 kms off Harda station the Bhopal Divisional Railway authorities were still groping in the dark for possible cause of the accident. At least 34 people died and […]

Bhopal Divisional authorities still Groping in Dark for possible Cause ...



IR Social Justice
Law enacted in 1989 for doing away with unmanned level crossings has not been implemented in the last 26 years which tantamount to dereliction of duties… observes the Social Justice Bench of Supreme Court of India The Supreme Court on Friday slammed railways for the unmanned railway crossings which take a heavy toll of human […]

Don’t Compromise with Safety in Railway Operations; Human Life is ...


NHRC
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) over reports of a labourer’s death and injuries to another due to negligence. Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report that a labourer, Vijay Kumar, died and another was injured when a […]

NHRC issues Notice to Delhi Metro over Labourer’s death


kfw kochi project
The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and German Development Bank KfW on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on funding the ‘Integrated Water Transport Project for Kochi City.’ On the occasion, KfW senior project manager Stephanie Rieger said a final agreement on the loan would likely be signed by […]

Kochi Metro inks MoU with German Development Bank ‘KfW’ for ...



kurla station elevated
Mumbai: The opening date for the Rs.96-crore tender for the Kurla elevated harbour station was pushed back from August 7 to August 25 due to, what top Central Railway officials called, ‘technical reasons’. However, a group of railway officials maintained that the push-back has raised fears on whether the environment […]

Rs.96 Crore Kurla Harbour Elevated Station tender pushed back


Isreal Rlys
Jerusalem: Canada’s Bombardier Inc has been chosen to supply 62 electric locomotives to Israel for 1 billion shekels ($263 million), state-owned Israel Railways said on Thursday. Israel is in the middle of a multi-billion-dollar process to electrify the country’s 420-km (260-mile) railway system to reduce noise and pollution. Israel Railways said […]

Bombardier wins Israel Railways deal for 62 Electric Locomotives