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New Delhi: Foodgrain transportation by the Indian Railways declined almost a fifth in April-September this year, hitting the transporter’s freight revenue hard, and this has mostly to do with some of the large grain-deficit states reducing their dependence on other states and augmenting local procurement. Food Corporation of India (FCI), […]

Foodgrain transportation by Railways declined almost a fifth in Apr-Sept ...


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The PMO-appointed Empowered Committee on Innovative Collaborations under NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has taken over the appraisal of the ambitious High-speed Railway network to ascertain its way forward and how to go about implementing the first section between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, signifying the NDA government’s seriousness regarding the cost-intensive […]

Panel under NITI Aayog takes over appraisal process of High-speed ...


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New Delhi: With the FY16 Railways operating ratio certain to deteriorate with a shortfall in both passenger and cargo revenues—till the end of October, the shortfall was already over Rs 9,000 crore—what happens in FY17 depends on the efficiency gains it is able to make; the 7th Pay Commission will […]

JVs with States to speed up Rail projects, can push ...



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Bangalore: West Bengaluru’s long wait for the Namma Metro train is finally ending on Monday. After chief minister Siddaramaiah flags off the first train at Magadi Road station, purple coaches will zoom in along the 6.8km stretch to reach Mysuru Road station at Nayandahalli via Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Attiguppe and Deepanjali Nagar […]

Namma Metro zooms into the west today, Magadi Road-Mysuru Road ...


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The hurdle is power lines crossing Nayandanahalli junction Bangalore: The operation of Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains to Ramanagaram will have to clear an additional hurdle. While starting operations at the maintenance shed in Banaswadi in the coming months will allow South Western Railways (SWR) to introduce more MEMU […]

Old Transmission Lines on Bengaluru-Ramanagaram route pose a hurdle to ...




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Chennai: Chennai is the only railway division in the country where there has been an increase in passenger traffic in the first five months of the 2015-16 financial year when compared to the corresponding period last year. The top six railway divisions, based on the volume of unreserved tickets sold (including […]

Chennai bucks national trend, only Railway Division to report Growth ...


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New Delhi: Taking the first step towards making India truly accessible, all international airports, 75 railways stations and 5,000 public buildings in the major cities will be made disabled-friendly by July. As a part of an Accessible India campaign, the government has started auditing 27 international airports and 75 railway stations […]

75 Railways Stations, 5000 Buildings to get disabled-friendly in 7 ...


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Meerut: Railway ministry is working fast on the scheme of laying of second track on Delhi-Saharanpur sector, Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha said here today. Sinha, who was here to attend a function, asserted that the chances made in ticketing system was right as some people were benefiting from […]

Working fast on Laying of 2nd Track between Delhi-Saharanpur: MOSR ...



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6 new plants will have a capacity of around 75,000 bottles. Cost of setting up each plant is between Rs 8-10 crore New Delhi: Rail Neer, the Indian Railways’ bottled water, could see more volumes being added soon with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) planning to finish the […]

IRCTC tenders for 6 Rail Neer Bottling Plants by end ...


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New Delhi: Railway fares for travel in the upper class categories will go up from tomorrow as a service tax levy of 14 per cent and a Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 per cent become effective. According to a rail ministry circular, fares will go up by 4.35 per cent for […]

Over 4 per cent hike in upper class railway fares ...


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New Delhi: Indian Railways is considering introduction of dynamic fares for all classes in all trains on the lines of air fares. The plan was mooted after the success of premium trains and Suvidha though fares were expensive, sometimes touching levels that are just 50% lower than air fares on many […]

Railways mulling Flexi Fares for all Trains



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Madgaon: All Indian railway contracts will be tendered online from early next year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday, while flagging off the first of the bi-weekly trains from Goa’s Margao railway station to New Delhi. Prabhu, while speaking at the function by the Konkan Railway in Margao, 35 […]

All Indian Railway contracts Online from Next Year: Suresh Prabhu


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Kolkata: Ashish Kumar Goel, an Indian Railway Stores Service officer of 1979 batch, has taken over as the general manager of South Eastern Railway, it was announced on Friday. A South Eastern Railway release said Goel has in the recent past been involved in successful implementation of e-procurement and e-auction […]

A.K.Goel is new GM of South Eastern Railway


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Mumbai: Mumbai suburban railway’s most ambitious rejuvenation plan — the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) — was set in motion on Monday with Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) calling for engineering design for three major components. These are the construction of two more lines between Virar […]

MRVC ask firms to come up with Detailed Engineering Designs ...



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Pune: The two consecutive bumper cane harvesting years for the state’s sugar industry may have resulted in unsold stock for the sugar mills, but for the Railways, it has raked in profits. The 10 per cent hike in the crushing of cane in 2014-15 (1,051 lakh quintal), in comparison to […]

Bumper Sugarcane harvest puts CR’s Pune Division Profits on Track


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“In most of our growth markets, localization is typically a key part of any infrastructure deal we do,” Jamie Miller, Chief Executive Officer of GE Transportation, told. Deal is one of the First and Largest to be Awarded to a Foreign Firm since India last year allowed 100 percent FDI in […]

GE bags LOA from Indian Railways for Setting Up of ...


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Secunderabad: Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook Inspection of MMTS Train Services from Secunderabad to Lingampalli and Lingampalli Railway Station today i.e., 9th November, 2015. He was accompanied by Ashesh Agrawal, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division. Ravindra Gupta commenced the inspection on the MMTS network, from Secunderabad by […]

SCR GM concuts inspection of MMTS Services and Lingampalli Station



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New Delhi: The Delhi division of the Northern Railway handles a fleet of 650 passenger trains and caters to nearly nine lakh passengers daily. While managing operations at this scale is challenging enough, the division is trying to keep its carbon footprint to a bare minimum. From CNG-run trains to […]

Delhi Division trying to put its Carbon Footprints to Bare ...


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The first ceremonial train will start from Samaypur Badli. Commercial services for the public will begin from 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Travel from from Gurgaon to Outer Delhi 80 minutes! New Delhi: Outer Delhi will enjoy Metro connectivity from Tuesday with the 4.3-km long Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli extension of the Yellow […]

Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli Yellow Line Extension opens for Public today


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Report of the preliminary survey to be submitted to the Railway Board Mysore: The preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey of the Mysuru-Kushalanagar-Madikeri railway line has been completed and the report will be submitted to the Railway Board before the 2016-17 Railway Budget for necessary action. This was disclosed by Divisional Railway Manager […]

Mysuru-Madikeri railway line survey completed: DRM/Mysore



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Mumbai: Claiming that all budgetary announcements made in the Railway Budget this year have been fulfilled, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today listed a slew of projects currently in the pipeline for the country’s biggest employer. Addressing a gathering of public representatives and railway staffers at Borivali train station here, Prabhu […]

All Budgetary Announcements fulfilled by Railways: Suresh Prabhu


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Salem: The Salem Railway Division has undertaken a survey of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) section to identify the vulnerable spots. The survey is undertaken due to frequent landslides there. To undertake the survey, the operation of the NMR services in the Mettupalayam–Coonoor section has been cancelled for four days, […]

Survey to identify Vulnerable spots on NMR Section


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Kolkata: Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway – two zonal railways headquartered in Kolkata — have registered a marginal decline in the passenger traffic during the year 2015-16. Eastern Railway registered a decline of 0.72 per cent during 2015-16 till the month of October. During the same period, South-Eastern Railway […]

ER, SER witnesses marginal decline in rail passenger traffic



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Hubli: The Hubli (Hubballi) division of South Western Railway, which had seen a sudden fall in freight earnings in recent years, especially after the ban on export of iron ore, has registered a good growth in freight earnings for the current fiscal. Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Divisional Railway Manager […]

Hubli Division records 23.65% growth in Freight Earnings


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Raichur: The electrification of railway track between Wadi in Karnataka and Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh is expected to be completed by March next year. Addressing presspersons at Raichur Railway Station here on Monday, A Sanjeeva Rao, Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer, Guntakal Division, South Central Railway said the work on the […]

Electrification of Wadi-Raichur-Guntakal track to be completed by March


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Borivali: The foot over-bridge with commuter amenities was inaugurated at Borivali station by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Monday. It has become the first station in Mumbai to have double discharge escalators and staircase. This facility will allow commuters to enter and exit the station, using the foot over-bridge from the […]

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates FOB with Modern Amenities at Borivali Railway ...



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Projects will involve manufacturing 1,000 diesel locomotives and 800 electric locomotives over next 10 years New Delhi: Indian Railways awarded contracts to General Electric Co. (GE) and Alstom to set up diesel and electric locomotive factories in Bihar at a cost of aboutRs.40,000 crore. The award of the contracts—which will […]

Indian Railways awards projects worth Rs.40000 Crore to GE, Alstom


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Hyderabad: BARSYL is one of the few specialised rail systems consulting companies in the world. Based out in Hyderabad, BARSYL is dedicated to the railway sector and have over the years built very strong core competencies having worked on many challenging projects in different countries and geographies. Established in 1986, […]

BARSYL foresees Impressive Business Scope in future Rail & Urban ...


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Kochi: In a major booster for the expansion of the Kochi metro project, the state finance department has recently released a portion of funds required to widen Pettah-SN Junction stretch for Kochi Metro’s Tripunithura extension and widening the Pettah-SN Junction road into a 22-metre-wide corridor. The inordinate delay in acquiring 2.20 […]

Kochi Metro gets Rs.132 Crore expansion booster



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Kolkata: The East-West metro, which is being executed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited, is facing a huge cost overrun from Rs 4,875 crore to over Rs 8,000 crore, Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said. The additional cost would be jointly borne by the central ministries of […]

East-West Metro faces huge Cost Overrun: Babul Supriyo


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Lucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation shortlisted nine artworks by students of Amity Institute of Architecture and Planning and Amity School of Fine Arts whose concepts of art works would be used while designing metro-station. Earlier LMRC had also discussed prospects of developing some concepts of art works for stations through the […]

Amity University students to give inputs in designing Lucknow Metro ...


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Kolkata: Metro Railway will receive its first pair of state-of-the-art air-conditioned rakes by July, 2016. These rakes are being built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai as per standards set by the Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO). With the arrival of these two, the Kolkata metro will have 16 AC […]

Kolkata Metro to get New-generation Rakes by July



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Survey done on forest lands to be used for the project Nellore: Stage is set for commencing works on the Nadikudi-Srikalahasti railway line, which passes through the Venkatagiri and Rapur areas in Nellore district, connecting the upland and far-flung areas to other parts of the State. A survey on forest […]

Nadikudi-Srikalahasti Line to ensure Better Connectivity in Andhra


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Thiruvananthapuram: A three-day drive will be organised from November 11 in seven key railway stations under the Thiruvananthapuram railway division to collect applications for identity cards for the differently abled to obtain concessions during train journeys. The card will enable the beneficiaries to book railway tickets online and at counters […]

Rail ID cards for Differently Abled: Thiruvananthapuram Division to organise ...


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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has hit rough waters with its employees resorting to protests once again. The protesting non-executive employees of the corporation have now begun a hunger strike as they claim their demands for salary restructuring are going unheard by the administration. As many as 3,600 […]

DMRC Staff say their demand for Salary Restructuring not yet ...



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New Delhi: After two cancellations, safety audit of the 4.49-km Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli stretch of the Delhi Metro has finally been conducted by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). With this, the line could be open for public as early as the end of this month. Although relatively small with […]

DMRC conducts Safety Audit of Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli stretch


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Bangalore: The project report presented by the public sector engineering consultancy Rail Indian Technical and Economic Service (RITES) on suburban rail service in Bengaluru needs to be re-examined due to some “fundamental defects”, feels the Railways. A high-level meet to discuss the report was held on Friday evening between the […]

Railways asks RITES to re-examine its Report on Bangalore Suburban ...




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New Delhi: The railways has doubled the ticket cancellation charge as it has proposed to change the refund rules to help genuine passengers getting confirmed tickets. There will be no refund after the departure of train and one has to get the refund four hours before the departure, according to […]

IR doubles Ticket Cancellation fee, new Rule applies from November ...


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New Delhi: Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Friday said he has asked the railway board to ensure savings of at least Rs 5,000 crore by 2019 on railways’ energy bill of Rs 33,000 crore. As part of its energy-saving initiative, the ministry said it has increased efforts […]

Prabhu asks Railways to save Rs.5000 Crore on Energy Bill


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Indian Railways have undertaken a series of clean energy projects like setting up solar and wind energy plants and waste to energy plants to reduce its dependence on conventional energy Indian Railways is considering to float green bonds, a first of its kind by the public transporter, to fund its […]

IR to float Green Bonds to Fund its Clean Energy ...



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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in association with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Govt. of India Undertaking, today inaugurated two Kiosks at Metro Bhawan to promote and provide energy efficient LED bulbs to all employees of DMRC. The Kiosks, set up as a part of the […]

DMRC promotes use of Energy Efficient LED Bulbs by its ...


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Kolkata: Stone India Ltd, GP Goenka group company, is developing upgraded products to stay technologically competitive in the railway components business. According to the management, as the Indian Railways is gradually upgrading the production of electric locomotives (from conventional to 3-phase), the company was designing and developing computer operated brake […]

Stone India upgrades Brake System for Railways




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Pune: On 1st Nov. 2015, Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN) celebrated its 58thIRICEN day. A special function, to mark the occasion, presided by chief guest Shri S.S. Narayanan, Additional Member (Civil Engineering), Railway Board saw number of dignitaries from allover Indian Railways. The Officers of 1989 batch, who […]

58th Foundation Day celebrated at IRICEN in Pune


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A loco engine today derailed at a yard of Ramganj Mandi railway station in Kota district of Rajasthan, a senior official said. Two loco pilots received minor injuries and were administered first-aid, an official of the Senior Divisional Manager(DCM) office, Kota told PTI over phone. The reason of the derailment […]

Loco engine derails in Ramganj Mandi Railway Yard




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China Has Turned Tibetan Plateau Into Vast Military Zone, claims Core Group China has turned the Tibetan Plateau into a “vast military zone” deploying a large number of troops with most of them along the Indian sub-continent, claimed the Core Group for Tibetan Cause (CGTC). “China has turned the once […]

China’s determination to construct Rail Link to Lhasa, a Political ...


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For the first time since 2010, freight productivity of the Indian Railways — both in distance and volume terms — declined in the first half of the current fiscal. Industry players, however, say this could be the first decline in decades. The decline in the first six months of this fiscal […]

Decline in IR’s Freight productivity in the First Half due ...


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Ministry of Railways to soon finalize Draft Bill for rail tariff authority New Delhi: Railways is planning to set up an independent institutional mechanism for deciding passenger fares and freight tariff based on efficiency. “We will have an institutional mechanism which will take into account the efficiency to decide passenger […]

Railways to have Independent Mechanism to fix Fares & Freight ...