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Ooty: Agencies from China and Japan have conducted studies on the scope for operation of bullet trains between Mumbai–Ahmedabad and Chennai–New Delhi, said Navin Tandon, Railway Board Member (Electrical), on Monday. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the two-day long 60th Electrical Standards Committee meeting held at […]

Japan, China firms studied Operation of Bullet Trains in India: ...

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New Delhi: Railways Kaya Kalp committee, headed by industrialist Ratan Tata decided to develop an action plan to reduce the number of train accidents, amid concerns over increasing cases of human errors and huge backlog of safety-related posts lying vacant. While examining the data on type of accidents and causes, the […]

Kayakalp Panel proposes Action Plan to cut down Train Accidents

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Nagpur: A team of German Bank KfW, which has in-principle agreed to sanction a loan of Rs 3,700 crore for Nagpur Metro Rail, has reviewed the progress of the project. The team, which is on a five-day visit of the orange city, held discussion on Wednesday with officials of Nagpur Metro […]

German Bank KfW Reviews Progress of Nagpur Metro Rail

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This Metro station will be linked to MRTS and Suburban Railway lines. Chennai Central station getting a facelift Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail will soon appoint a design consultant specially for developing the largest underground station in Chennai, the Central Square. The Chennai Central Metro Rail station, which has now been […]

Chennai Metro to appoint Design Consultant for Central Square

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Goods train with 42 wagons runs through route Palakkad (PGT): Giving new hopes of resuming regular train services linking Southern Tamil Nadu with Kerala and Konkan routes, a load tolerance test was conducted on Sunday in the newly gauge converted Palakkad-Pollachi rail stretch using a goods train comprising 42 wagons. […]

SR conducts Load Tolerance Test on new Palakkad-Pollachi rail route

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New Delhi: Details of a proposed railway regulatory authority will soon be put online to seek the views of stakeholders, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday. “We are working on the regulatory authority and soon we will put it online,” he said while inaugurating an international rail conference here […]

Railway Regulator details soon coming Online for Comments: Suresh Prabhu

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Agra: The Agra division of Railways is going to construct a new railway over bridge (ROB) over river Yamuna, as the two bridges that are currently operational are both over hundred years old. At present, nearly 10,000 trains cross the two bridges, namely Yamuna Bridge and Strachey Bridge. But in […]

New Rail Bridge on Yamuna to come up on Agra ...

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New Delhi: Engineering major Escorts Group’s rail division expects to see a four-fold rise in its annual revenues to ₹1,000 crore by 2020, riding on Indian Railways’ plan to substitute imports of components with locally manufactured products, in line with the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ mission. Escorts Railway Products said it […]

Escorts launches new Rail products

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Secunderabad: Shri Ramanaiah, Assistant Sub Inspector, Koteswara Rao, Venkaiah and Krishna, Head Constables, Crime Prevention and Detection Squad (CPDS), Railway Protection Force, Vijayawada Division detained four persons carrying gold ornaments on 25th October, 2015 at Vijayawada Railway Station. On enquiry, they revealed that the bag in their possession contained 20 […]

SCR’s RPF Personnel earn the Appreciation of Commercial Tax Authorities

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to revive the railway-related projects that continue to be plagued by delays caused by the alleged neglect of the Union Ministry of Railways towards Kerala, the state government would formulate a new land acquisition policy to provide land to the Railways for implementing the proposals. The […]

Kerala to frame New Policy to acquire Land for Railway ...

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Most travellers in India know that the start of a festival season is a testing time. If you have not planned well in advance, getting train tickets for a safe and comfortable journey is almost impossible just before and during the festival season. Those with money can fly, but exercising […]

Lesson for Railways to turn Market Savvy, attract more Passengers

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Bombay High Court seeks survey to decode overcrowding in local trains. Ask Railways to Try bogies without seats in local trains Mumbai: The railways should keep experimenting with crowd management techniques to ensure a smooth ride for suburban railway passengers, the Bombay High Court said on Wednesday. A division bench […]

Consider having an all-standee bogie in local trains: Bombay High ...

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Railway Ministry has taken 5 key steps to fast track implementation of projects New Delhi: Centre today said Railways is on target in terms of fast tracking of its implementation of projects as Detailed Project Reports(DPRs) of 73 doubling projects has been prepared. ”Out of 77 doubling projects sanctioned in this […]

DPRs for 73 Track Doubling projects prepared by Railways: Centre

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Colombo: Upul Jayasuriya, Chairman of the Board of Investment, has stated that Sri Lanka’s new government is about to issue an RFP in the next 10 days for building “a monorail or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system” for the capital Colombo. In a separate statement the Director General of the […]

Sri Lanka to Issue RFP for Colombo Monorail

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After fiercely battling it out in Indonesia, where China won the first round and has already signed the deal to build the 150 km Jakarta to Bandung High Speed Rail line, Japan and China are very aggressively competing on the Indian High Speed Rail (HSR) arena. Japan has just offered […]

Japan and China prepare terrain for Indian High Speed Rail ...

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Since broad gauge Lumding-Silchar line was opened for goods traffic in March, after about Rs 5,500 cr was spent on upgrade, there have been 9 derailments & 14 instances of track-subsiding. This gives rise to questions about construction quality Unless you are interested in birds or unless you are familiar […]

Bibek Debroy: Problems of Indian Railways in the Northeast

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The Ministry of Railways has a CAPEX Target of Rs 1 Lakh Crore for the Financial Year New Delhi: Facing flak for the lack of capital expenditure and delays in implementation of major projects, the rail ministry has swung into action. t is tweaking the established process for project approvals […]

Railways to cut down Delays, boost major Projects

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Defence Personnel will have better facility for collection of Train I-Tickets Booked on Defence Travel System New Delhi: For hassle-free collection of i- tickets by Defence Personnel booked on the Defence Travel System on Indian Railways, the Indian Railways now affords the facility of collection of the booked i-tickets from […]

Defence Personnel can Collect I-Tickets on Defence Travel System at ...

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Japan likely to win India’s Bullet Train project Japan has offered to finance India’s first bullet train, estimated to cost $15 billion, at an interest rate of less than 1 percent, officials said, stealing a march on China, which is bidding for other projects on the world’s fourth-largest network. Tokyo […]

Japan offers Loan to India’s $15 billion Bullet Train in ...

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Dalli Rajhara (DRZ): The work of laying Railway track in 17 kms stretch between Dalli Rajhra and Dondi has been completed, Railway officials informed in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand here. The meeting was convened to review the progress of the ambitious Dalli Rajhra-Rowghat Railway line project. […]

Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat Rail line project put on Fast Track

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Artificial Intelligence technology is about to have a huge impact in the rail industry in a variety of ways, from predictive maintenance to asset intelligence Within the rail industry, anything which helps keep trains moving, avoiding operational delays and improves customer experience, is worth pursuing. Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) […]

Railway industry now ready to exploit capabilities of Artificial Intelligence

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Railways, the country’s largest employer, may go into a “debt-trap” and “become an Air India” due to the present Suresh Prabhu-led ministry’s policy of borrowing, former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said while sounding a strong note of caution on the issue of a dip in its revenue. “I think railways […]

Why IR is likely to go the Air India way

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Despite criticism for not having spent enough on new projects, the railway minister has been quick to initiate reforms in some of the Railway’s biggest problem areas, says Sudheer Pal Singh On February 26 this year, at the beginning of his maiden Rail Budget speech in Parliament, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu […]

Will Suresh Prabhu be forced to Quit as Railway Minister?

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Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta has taken over the charge as General Manager, South Central Railway today i.e.21st October 2015. Prior to this assignment, he was Chief Mechanical Engineer, Western Railway, Mumbai.  Mr.Gupta belongs to the 1975 batch of Special Class Apprentice (SCA). His academic qualifications include completion of Part I & II […]

Ravindra Gupta takes over as GM, South Central Railway

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New Delhi: Facing flak for the lack of capital expenditure and delays in implementation of major projects, the rail ministry has swung into action. It is tweaking the established process for project approvals to cut down delays. It is also drawing up mega spending plans to free up over-burdened lines. The […]

Changing Processes to speed up Project Execution becomes Imminent for ...

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Tehran: Iran said on Thursday that it plans to award a project worth $1.2 billion to Russia to establish an electric train service to connect the north to a key city east of capital Tehran. Abbas Akhundi, Iran’s minister of roads and urban development, told reporters that the train service will […]

Iran likely to award Electric Rail plan to Russia

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy held discussions with Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu here on Friday for getting the Central Government’s approval for the proposed Light Metro projects in Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. At the meeting, Chandy stressed the need for implementing the Light Metro projects in Kochi […]

Kerala CM meets Venkaiah Naidu over Light Metro projects

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Chandigarh: The Metro project for Chandigarh and its peripheral areas will now cost Rs 13,600 crore. In a revised detailed project report (DPR) submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to the Chandigarh Administration, the cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 2,700 crore more than the earlier […]

DMRC’s revised report on Chandigarh Metro pegs expenditure at Rs.13600 ...

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Member Mechanical holds Press Conference to list out new Initiatives of Railway’s Mechanical Directorate.  He describes this Monitoring System as Important Measure for Safety in Train Operations. A Locomotive capable of Running both on Electricity as well as Diesel is Under Development New Delhi: Member Mechanical, Railway Board Hemant Kumar today […]

IR to introduce Condition Based Monitoring System for Timely Detection ...

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Udaipur (UDZ): After 7 successful tours across India, Science Express with the theme ‘Climate Change’ has entered Udaipur that traveled from Jodhpur. Known as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special’, it is an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, custom built for Dept of Science & […]

Science Express Climate Action Express (SECAS) enters Udaipur

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Ferozpur (FZP): Railways is planning to shift its Ferozepur division, which is the largest division in the country, to Jalandhar for managing the operations in a better manner. “We are contemplating to shift Ferozepur division to Jalandhar and consultations in this regard are going on,” Divisional Railway Manager, Anuj Prakash […]

NR mulls over shifting Ferozpur Division to Jalandhar

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In a review meeting with the heads of the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the administrative control of Railways, Prabhu also sought strong presence of all Railway PSUs on the social networking sites for dissemination of information to the public New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu held […]

Rail Minister asks all PSUs to undertake more Railway projects

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Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a framework for conducting analysis, design, planning and implementation of the vision, goals, strategies, functions, activities and desired outcomes of an enterprise, using a holistic approach at all times, such that the IT infrastructure and IT services are always aligned to the business strategies and business services, […]

Importance of Enterprise Architecture for Connected Rail System of IR

New Delhi: Indicating a shift in the approach of the core underlying principle of Indian Railway’s product procurement, Hemant Kumar, Member (Mechanical), Railway Board, said they would prefer to buy “technology” rather than “products”. He was speaking at a conference on railways here on Wednesday. “I am votary of buying […]

IR will prefer to buy Technology instead of Products: Member ...

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Mumbai: Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated the Corporate Office of Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited at Nirman Bhavan, Mazgaon, Mumbai, on 16th October 2015. Present on the occasion, amongst others, was the Member of the Parliament from South Mumbai, Shri Arvind Sawant. Speaking at […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Corporate Office of Indian Port Rail Corporation

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Singapore: Minister of Railways Shri. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is visiting Singapore to participate as a key speaker during the Infrastructure Finance Summit 2015 organised on 20th October 2015 by the World Bank in association with the Government of Singapore. Mr. Prabhu had proposed for the need of world leaders getting […]

Suresh Prabhu to share experience about Infrastructure Financing in IR ...

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New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu left for Singapore on Monday to participate in the Infrastructure Finance Summit. Mr Prabhu will be a key speaker today at the summit, which has been organised by World Bank in association with the Singapore government, said a senior Railway Ministry official. The rail minister […]

Suresh Prabhu to Attend Infra Finance Summit in Singapore

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Agartala: Efforts to establish broad-gauge rail connectivity between Agartala and Badarpur in Barak Valley maybe thrown off schedule owing to delays by the Union ministry of environment and forests in providing environmental clearance to lay tracks. The stretch in question is part of Trishna wildlife sanctuary in South Tripura’s Belonia […]

Agartala-Badarpur BG dream hits Green hurdle

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Professor KK Goyal of Vadodara-based National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) shows this movie clip to a group of accounting probationers after bombarding them with numbers pertaining to the Indian Railways (IR) that run into 12 digits. For the probationers, this train scene from the timeless 1972 film Pakeezah turns […]

How Railway Minister is trying to make IR more Efficient ...

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Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday instructed the Urban Development department to take necessary steps for preparation of DPR, arrangement of funds from financial bodies like Asian Development Bank for the purpose of setting up of Mono Rail project connecting Namkum, Ratu Road, Kutchery, Main Road and Project Building […]

Jharkhand CM asks MUD to initiate steps for DPR on ...

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A major player in Railway catering service, Comesum Group, has come under scanner of CBI which has arrested two senior rail officials and a businessman in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water in Rajdhani and other superfast trains. Sandeep Silas, a 1984-batch Indian Railway Traffic Service […]

CBI lens on catering major Comesum

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Kochi: With the first lot of Kochi Metro coaches expected to arrive by mid-December, Alstom has offered two crucial value additions that together cost Rs.55 crore. A pioneering initiative to regenerate 99 per cent of braking energy of each train would increase the project cost by Rs.15 crore, from Rs.633 […]

Alstom offers Driverless Trains to Kochi Metro

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When China was chosen to handle the high-speed railway project for Jakarta-Bandung with a value of US$5.5 billion or about Rp80 trillion, the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister said that the project won’t use any state budget. She said that 75% of the budget will be transferred from China Development Bank […]

Jakarta-Bandung HSR Deal: SOE assets taken Hostage for China Bullet ...

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Jakarta: After years of intense lobbying with several countries, including India, in an effort to sell its high-speed rail technology,China has finally bagged its first ever overseas bullet train project signing a $5.5 billion deal with Indonesia. The two countries inked an agreement inJakarta on Friday to launch a joint […]

China signs its first $5.5 Billion bullet train deal with ...

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked DMRC to increase frequency ofmetro trains in both peak and non-peak hours and said his government will bear any loss that may arise out of this move. The AAP government has also decided to provide bus services at a frequency of […]

Kejriwal urge DMRC to increase overall Metro frequency in Delhi

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New Delhi: Funding would not be a problem for the new India-Bangladesh railway project along Tripura and once completed it would provide a major boost to the region’s development and economy, union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Friday. “Funds will not be a major problem for the Agartala-Akhaura railway project. […]

Railway Ministry assures funds for India-Bangladesh Rail project