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Indian Railways has been one of the most under-spent sector in the nation since the past 60 years, says Umesh Chowdhary, VC & MD, Titagarh Wagons in an interview, Chowdhary says that the spending on railway infrastructure has then potential of changing the dynamics of Indian railways, and also of the […]

Railways spending on Infra may change dynamics of the country: ...

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New Delhi: In recent times, the Indian Railways has been able to raise funds at costs lower than the government through its fund-raising arm, the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), which enjoys the same credit rating as the government. This is because the IRFC is backed by the revenues of Railways’ […]

IRFC funding infrastructure good for nation; but costly for Railways: ...

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National Green Tribunal took a notice of ground water extraction by railways New Delhi: With the specter of drought looming large over several parts of the country, Indian Railway has decided to set up automatic coach washing plants at 10 major depots to save water required for cleaning trains. ACWP will […]

Railways to set up Automatic Coach Washing plants to save ...

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New Delhi: RailTel, a telecom arm of the Indian Railways, grappling with a ‘sustainable business model’ has discontinued Wi-Fi scratch cards sale at New Delhi railway station even as nearly 10,000 people latch to RailWire Wi-Fi network at India’s third busiest railway station on a daily basis. This at a time […]

RailTel stops Wi-Fi Cards sale at New Delhi Railway station

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Chinese rail diplomacy with India may have security ramifications – Nation may face unwelcome consequences due to repeated double standards and lack of collective conscience view on terrorism by China, particularly when the China is holding a responsible permanent Membership in UN Security Council. Chinese complex moves on terrorism related issues and continuous practice of derailing India’s efforts to nail down the dreaded […]

India needs to be Cautious on Chinese Rail Diplomacy

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Railway ministry has constituted a Mobility Directorate to address the problem of punctuality of trains New Delhi: The directorate is a multi-disciplinary body and will look into all the impediments in running trains on time. In its first phase of making trains punctual, the railway has decided to increase the […]

Railways introduces Mobility Directorate to ensure Punctuality of Trains

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Aurangabad: GHH-BONATRANS Group announced setting up of its newly built manufacturing plant BONATRANS India Private Limited at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India equipped with top class technology. Primarily the plant is ready to cater with the capacities in first phase of 20,000 Wheels, 10,000 Axles and 6,000 Wheel sets while the upgrade […]

Bonatrans starts new Production Plant in India to target APAC ...

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Mumbai: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be starting groundwork on the 18-km-long Dahisar-DN Nagar Metro-2A after monsoon. The project of 18-km long Metro-2A corridor is being carried out by the DMRC on behalf of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the MMRDA will award contracts for the […]

Delhi Metro to commence work on Dahisar Corridor

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Krishnapatnam: Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast inaugurated the maiden call of “M V Maersk Bentonville” as part of the direct weekly service from Krishpatnam to Salalah (Oman). The first voyage of Maersk Bentonville discharged 551 TEU’s and loaded 770 TEU’s of exports. The weekly […]

Krishnapatnam Port inaugurates Maersk Salalah service – CONCOR to provide ...

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Simplex Castings has bagged an order worth Rs 18 crore from Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) for manufacture & supply of Cast Steel Bogies for Container flat wagons for the usage of Container Corporation of India Ltd (a Ministry of Railways PSU). This order will be add-on to the performance […]

Simplex Castings bags WO for Manufacture & Supply of Cast ...

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Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu rode a local train with the commuters and also interacted with them. Mr Parbhu boarded a train from Currey Road to CST and interacted with the commuters asking them if they are satisfied with the services. The minister had undertaken the journey to check the […]

Railway Minister takes a mini-ride, interacts with Commuters

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Praising Narendra Modi’s special attention to Railways, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways said ‘Make in India’ is not only a slogan but a mission for the BJP government New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has emphasised on upgrading coaches in trains and bring them on par with those available in […]

65000 Rail Coaches to be upgraded to European Standards: Railway ...

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New Delhi: Railways claim that the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project is financially viable and will fetch over 12% return. Officials are defending the project in the wake of a debate over whether its high cost will send the railways into a debt trap. An IIM study has  questioned the financial viability […]

Indian Railways to get 12% return in Bullet Train project

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After recording a dismal growth of 1% freight loading in FY16, Indian Railways has embarked on significant reforms in its freight policies in order to meet the budgeted incremental loading target of 50 million tonnes or 4.5% for FY17 New Delhi: After recording a dismal growth of 1% freight loading in […]

Indian Railways to run Time-tabled Freight Trains

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New Delhi: Under pressure to step up capital expenditure to boost the economy, Indian Railways have finished the financial year 2015-16 with a record high capital expenditure (CAPEX) of Rs 94,000 crore, an increase of Rs 37,000 crore over the previous year 2014-15. Indian Railways have set a target of Rs 1.5 […]

Railways show record high Capital Expenditure of Rs.94000 Crore in ...

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Mumbai: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will meet top officials of leading financial institutions and brokerages tomorrow to discuss ways to raise additional funds for the expansion plans of the railways. The railways is looking at various funding raising options including the possibility of issuing rupee-denominated bonds in overseas markets, sources said. […]

Rail Minister to meet Financiers on Railway Funding options at ...

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Lumding: The Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge railway route has been caught in a mesh of uncertainty as loopholes have been found in a few tunnels and bridges following incessant rain for the past few days. Chief bridge engineer Alok Kumar Verma said in a report Lumding Divisional Railway <anager: “Operation of passenger services between […]

Silchar-Lumding BG route caught in a mesh – Loopholes found ...

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Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing onboard catering service in the Gatimaan Express, Indian Railways first semi-high speed train of the country. IRCTC, Indian Railways’ catering arm, has been given on-board catering responsibility for the Gatimaan Express. New Delhi: Travel Food Services (TFS) has been selected for providing […]

TFS to provide Onboard Catering in India’s fastest train Gatiman ...

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New Delhi: Train passengers can now sleep soundly without worrying about missing their station as the Railways has launched a new service which will ensure that they get a “wake up call” on their mobile phones half-an-hour before the scheduled arrival at their destination. Similarly, another feature – ‘train destination alarm […]

Train Passengers to get ‘Wake Up’ Call from Railways: Report

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Government Employees as good as those in Private Sector: says Suresh Prabhu New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said team work among ministers and bureaucrats of their departments was the key to successful delivery of good governance. “Railways was able to achieve an all-time high capital expenditure because of […]

Team work among Politicians, Bureaucrats key to success: Railway Minister

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Even before the start of testing of the AC local train the Central Railway is getting requests from advertisers in order to display their advertisements on the first AC local train. Mumbai: Despite the fact that the Central Railway still has to start the testing of the AC local train […]

Central Railway to earn Rs.100 Crore from AC Train Advertisement

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New Delhi: A conference of Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) of Construction Organizations of all Zonal Railways was held yesterday i.e. on 18.04.2016 in Rail Bhawan to take stock of the achievements of 2015-16 and to review the targeted projects for the year 2016-17. The conference was addressed by Shri Suresh Prabhu, […]

Rail Minister addresses CAO (Cn.) Conference of all Zonal Railways

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Railways on Tuesday inaugurated a centralised Control Room to improve scheduling of power procurement New Delhi: In a bid to reduce energy bill, Indian Railways today set up a centralised control room here to improve scheduling of power being procured by the public transporter. According to the Ministry of Railways, the […]

Railways centralises Power Scheduling to monitor Energy Bill

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Online system for grievance redressal, Nivaran to go live in June for Railways personnel. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu would personally be able to review and monitor the functioning of this system. New Delhi: In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop […]

Railway to soon launch Online Grievance Redressal system

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From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, the Centre for Railway Information Systems is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey From bar-coding rail tickets to smart metering, electronic procurement and online crew management, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) is a key partner in Indian Railways’ IT journey. […]

CRIS has become the Backbone of Indian Railways: Sanjaya Das, ...

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A Tweet with Railway Minister saves the couple from harassment A couple travelling on Ajmer Sharif-Sealdah Express was immediately attended by authorities after they sought help through a tweet directed to the twitter handle of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. About 20 youths started harassing the woman and her husband soon […]

Couple on train gets Help after Tweets to Railway Minister

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SPV on Bullet Train to finalise Technical Details The ambitious bullet (high-speed) train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will kick-start from 2018 after the conclusion of discussions at various levels between railway officials and representatives of Japan. While the initial cost was pegged at Rs 98,000 crores for the project, […]

Bullet Train project set to begin in 2018

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Get ready to pay more to travel by newly introduced trains during Summer, as Railways has geared up to introduce a few special services Though there was no fare hike proposal in the Rail Budget this time, passengers will have to cough up more for travelling on new trains with added facilities […]

Special trains to Goa, Chennai, Mangaluru, Ernakulam

Secunderabad: The Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunications (IRISET) Secunderabad, a premier centralized training institute under Ministry of Railways has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad for offering M.Tech/ME Degree program in Railway Signal & Telecommunications Engineering for IRSSE (Indian Railway […]

IRISET signs MoU with Osmania University for PG Degree Programme

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Mangaluru: Hardly anyone would have imagined health emergencies getting addressed in the train a few years ago. Now, tweet your problem and the doctor is there when the next station arrives. Indian Railways celebrates Railway week in April each year to commemorate the humble beginning of the first train between […]

Twitter – a track that runs parallel on Indian Railways

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Mumbai: The Railway Ministry is annoyed with Central Railway (CR) for dilly-dallying over the air-conditioned train’s fare. According to officials, the Board is looking into fares according to slabs where commuters will have to pay the same amount for stations close by as well as far away. Owing to the CR’s indecisiveness, […]

Rail Ministry annoyed with CR for dilly-dallying over AC Fare

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Indian Railways is struggling to overcome the challenges posed by the slump in core sector growth that has pulled down freight volumes across commodities. However, the national transporter is responding through policy changes to realise the incremental loading target of 50 million tonnes (mt) for FY17, Railway Board Member-Traffic Mohammed Jamshed […]

Taken Big-Bang Reforms to turn around Rail Freight Biz: Mohammed ...

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New Delhi: In a major move against corruption, the railway ministry has branded 22 of its senior officials as “tainted”. These officials, under surveillance, have been for the time being kept away from any “sensitive postings”. According to sources, the list of these “tainted officials with doubtful integrity” was provided to […]

Railway Ministry brands 22 Officials ‘tainted’

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New Delhi:  Almost half of the cost of your train travel is borne by the railways. The political cost of doing away with the huge subsidy on passenger fares has prevented the transporter from tinkering with tariff over the years. The railways incurs a loss of Rs 30,000 crore every year […]

Railways bears 43% of Travel Cost at a yearly loss ...

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Gang slowed down trains, ferried stranded travellers to vehicle for a fee Mumbai: The Railway Police Force (RPF) has caught three members of a gang who deliberately slowed down outstation trains by pulling their alarm chains and then transported passengers who had missed their train, back to the vehicle for a […]

RPF throws Train Racket off-track

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High speed Spanish train Talgo’s Series 9 Locomotive to cut Delhi-Mumbai travel time to 12 hours, to outpace Gatimaan New Delhi: In what would mark a milestone in India’s efforts to adopt a bullet train system, the country will get its first high-speed train shipped from abroad this week. Spanish train-maker Talgo, […]

Spanish train-maker Talgo to supply India’s 1st High-speed Train by ...

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Volume growth in FY17 will be in double-digits, especially on the low base of FY16. The total volumes for the first nine months of FY16 were down 7.6 percent, says Alli Rani, Director-Finance, Concor, in an interview to CNBC-TV18. The Indian Railways on April 14 withdrew the 10 percent port […]

Interview: Withdrawal of Port Congestion Fee to aid Volume Growth: ...

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Shimla: Cable manufacturer CMI Ltd., which began production at its new facility in Himachal Pradesh, on Monday said it has tied up an supply agreement with the Indian Railways. The total business from the supply of the cables to railways would be Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,500 crore per annum. “Indian Railways is […]

CMI Ltd enters into Agreement with Railways for supply of ...

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New Delhi:  The Performance Efficiency of South Central Railway in various spheres of operations during the year 2015-16 met recognition at National Level on Indian Railways, when Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways presented All India Performance Efficiency Shields in a record six disciplines to Shri Ravindra Gupta, […]

GM/SCR bags ‘Six’ National Level Performance Efficiency Shields at All ...

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New Delhi: Delays in completing railway projects resulted in cost overruns of Rs.1.07 lakh crore ($16.4 billion) – equivalent to the yearly salary bill of its three million employees – according to an IndiaSpend analysis of a December 2015 audit report. As of March 2014, the railways needed Rs.1.86 lakh crore […]

CAG serious on Railways Cost Overruns as it touches Rs.1.07 ...

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Ludhiana: Presenting a glorious journey of Indian Railways, a 3-day railway heritage picture exhibition started at platform number 1 of Ludhiana railway station on Friday. The picture exhibition captured the history of railways in India.On April 16, 1853, the first commercial train in India was inaugurated and this day is […]

Photos capture Glorious Journey of Railways at Ludhinana

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Suburban Rail for Bengaluru Finds Mention, But no Money Bangalore: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has acknowledged the need for a suburban rail network for Bengaluru and allocated Karnataka Rs 2,779 crore in the budget, Rs 700 crore more than last year. Without announcing any budgetary allocation for the suburban rail system, […]

Will Bangalore Suburban Rail chug soon?

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Belagavi: The South Western Railway (SWR) is yet to adopt measures to protect wild animals from coming under speeding trains. Railway officials attended a meeting with deputy conservator of forest and chief conservator of forest some weeks ago to evolve a concrete plan to mitigate animal killings on the Londa-Alnavar-Dharawad […]

SWR yet to adopt measures to protect animals coming on ...

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New Delhi: Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC), the public sector enterprise that raises funds for the Indian Railways, has appointed lead managers to issue offshore bonds or rupee-denominated bonds, also called Masala bonds. “We have appointed lead managers to raise about ₹6,000 crore,” Railways Finance Commissioner Sanjoy Mookerjee told. In these […]

IRFC appoints Lead Managers for offshore Masala Bonds issue

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Railways asked to share details of income from all its 16 zones, especially through tatkal, ticket cancellation and bed roll charges New Delhi: Indian Railway has come under the scanner of revenue authorities for alleged service tax evasion of aboutRs.300 crore on a few services offered by it. The railways has […]

Railways under scanner for Rs.300 Crore alleged Service Tax evasion

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Indian Railway has used drones for the first time for inspecting a mega rail project to assess the progress on the ground and the flying machine would now be used to monitor other under-construction schemes. Railways has also decided to use drones to assess the ground situation in the aftermath of […]

IR commences usage of Drones to monitor progress of Projects

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Chandigarh: Thirteen railway stations of Haryana would be redeveloped to International standards through Swiss Challenge methods by inviting bids from interested parties. A spokesman of Haryana Government said that CM Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the proposal to appoint Director, Urban Local Bodies as Coordinating Officer and constitute  a Standing […]

13 Railway Stations in Haryana to have International Standards

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Bhubaneswar: Dousing a raging controversy over shifting of the proposed railway wagon maintenance factory from Odisha’s Kalahandi district to Visakhapatnam, Union Railway Ministry and Odisha government have decided to form a Joint Working Group to explore establishment of an alternative railway project in that district. The decision was taken in a […]

Odisha Govt., Railway Ministry to form JWG for Railway projects

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Bangalore: The telecom arm of  Indian Railways —  Railtel  —  has joined with Google  to  launch WiFi services at 9 stations, starting with Mumbai Central. This wil be followed by Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulum Jn (Kochi) and Vishakhapatnam. The service built over the fiber network of […]

RailTel & Google join to WiFi-illumine 10 more Railway Stations

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Bishramganj:  At a time when the NFR is contemplating to introduce passenger train service upto Udaipur via Agartala, a ballast train on Sunday derailed near Jangalia in Bishalgarh subdivision putting a question mark on the quality of works. According to sources, the ballast train, which was going to Udaipur, has got […]

Ballast Train derailed near Bishramganj