Secunderabad: Tata Projects (TPL) is one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in India. The company has expertise in executing large and complex industrial infrastructure projects. Tata Projects has structured its business into nine business verticals – Railways, Power, Transmission, Construction Services, Metals, Oil & Gas, Urban Infrastructure, Water and […]

Tata Projects makes progressive march in Railway Infrastructure Services and ...

Katpadi (KPD): A special team of the Government Railway Police (GRP), Chennai headed by V. Ponram, Deputy Superintendent of Police nabbed a 7-member gang of train robbers belonging to Uttar Pradesh at the Latheri Railway Station near Katpadi on Sunday evening. According to a release from P. Vijayakumar, Superintendent of […]

UP Train Robberies Gang involved in train robberies near Katpadi ...

Marhaura (MEW): Indian Railways intends to invite the financial bids for setting up of the diesel locomotive unit on a joint venture basis at Marhowra on September 1 this year. The shortlisted players for the diesel loco factory to be set up at Marhowra, Bihar are GE and EMD. Hemant […]

Railways to invite bids for Marhowra diesel unit on Sept ...

Bhubaneswar (BBS): A two-day national-level Inter Railway Cultural Competition (Dance) organised by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) at Rail Vihar here concluded on Sunday. ECoR General Manager Rajiv Vishnoi distributed certificates and prizes to the outstanding participants. Vishnoi appreciated the organising committee for holding such a national-level competition and encouraging […]

Inter-Railway Cultural Competitions end

Two engines and one unreserved coach of train 16518/16524, Kannur/Karwar – Bengaluru Express, following the engine derailed between Shirivagilu and Yadakumari stations of Mangaluru – Hassan section in Mysore division, South Western Railway at 2.10am on June 15. No casualties or injuries have been reported. Consequent to this development, the […]

Narrow escape for passengers as Karwar-Bengaluru train derails

Dr.Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness and is also a Professor of Strategy at Management Development Institute, India
New Delhi: Amit Kapoor The railways sector has seen some activity in the past few months. Not only are operational changes being brought about but a long-term strategic view seems to be in sight. The operation changes in ‘tatkal’ remuneration in respect to cancellation as well as the choice to […]

Railways’ reforms can transformatively impact 1.2 bn Indians

New Delhi: Financial bidding for the big ticket Rs 1200 crore diesel locomotive project at Marhora in Bihar will open on September 1. Two US multinationals – GE and EMD – are vying to bag the plant, Railway Board Member Hemant Kumar said here today. Ending the suspense over the fate […]

Financial Bids for Marhora Diesel Plant in Bihar to open ...

Milan: French transport company Alstom is looking to the Narendra Modi government’s Make in India initiative to double its business in the country to 800 million euro (Rs 5,700 crore) in the next three years. The company is expanding its manufacturing facility in Chennai and opening a new factory for building […]

Alstom looks at Make in India initiative to double its ...

Palakkad (PGT): Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s backtracking from an earlier promise to deposit Rs.2.5 crore with the Railways to keep the level cross at Shakunthala Junction on G B Road functional has turned into a stumbling block in the case of an early commissioning of the recently gauge-converted Palakkad and […]

Kerala back-step from depositing Rs.2.5 Cr for Shakuntala Jn becomes ...

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Secunderabad: At a grand Passing out Parade of  Constable Recruits of Railway Protection Force (RPF), held today (15.06.2015) at 7th Battalion, Railway Protection Special Force Camp, Moula Ali, 200 RPF recruits, who have successfully completed a seven month’s rigorous initial training at this centre, were passed out with instruction to […]

Passing Out Parade of Constable Recruits at RPF Special Force ...

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Member of Parliament Baijayant Panda has urged Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to direct the Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) to subscribe the equity of Posco from Haridaspur-Paradip railway project. The South Korean steel major had provided Rs.27.5 crore as paid up capital for […]

BJD leader urge CONCOR to subscribe the equity of Posco ...

Rourkela: With Sundargarh district witnessing development in various sectors, the South Eastern Railway (SER) is all set to establish a second electric locomotive shed at Bondamunda of Rourkela city. A release issued by SER stated that to meet the growing traffic needs of the zone, a decision has been taken […]

Second Electric Loco Shed to Come up in Rourkela

Raipur: The State Public Works Department (PWD) is in the process of constructing as many as eight Railway overbridges and two underbridges in the State at a cost of Rs284.37 crore. Out of Rs284.37 crore being spent on the projects, Rs265.29 crore is being utilised for construction of eight overbridges […]

Chhattisgarh state PWD to construct 10 new Railway bridges in ...

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‘Those in the NITI Aayog have little knowledge about the nation’ Gulbarga: M.Mallikarjun Kharge, MP and former Railway Minister, has termed the final report on restructuring of Indian Railways as yet another attempt to dismantle democratic institutions by the BJP-led NDA government. Reacting sharply to the NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy […]

Former Rail Minister Kharge lashes out at Bibek Debroy panel ...

NBCC said the government intends to develop smart cities and re-development of existing cities, including improvement of quality of civic amenities New Delhi: State-owned National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC) today said it has formed partnership with a Malaysian joint venture firm for exploring areas for re-development around New Delhi Railway Station. […]

NBCC exploring re-development around New Delhi Railway Station

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s technical support to increase the network to 120 km from 11.4 km now. DMRC, which had created a 200-km-plus Metro network in Delhi, is sending a team this week to Mumbai to make a presentation on how to expedite the […]

Mumbai Metro seeks Delhi counterpart’s help to expedite project

Mumbai: Harbour line stands to get 11 rakes following officials thinking of shifting old ones currently running on Western Railway (WR) due to failure to initiate the 5th and 6th lines on time. Although the lines had been built for long distances, officials were planning to run extra suburban services […]

Harbour line to get 11 Western Railway rakes

Ahmedabad (ADI): National Institute of Design (NID) has set up a centre for designing passenger friendly coaches and stations for the Indian Railways. In April, an MoU was signed between Rail Ministry and NID for setting up of Railway Design Centre at the institute’s Ahmedabad campus with a corpus of Rs […]

NID sets up Indian Railways Design Centre for designing passenger ...

Jodhpur: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday called upon industrialists to come forward for the development of railway stations on PPP model and assured them of full assistance from his ministry. Addressing industrialists at the Jodhpur Industries Association hall on the second day of his Jodhpur visit, Prabhu termed the […]

Railways calls upon Industrialists to come forward for Development of ...

Indian Railways introduced changes in the tatkal tickets booking timings, as now Tatkal tickets for AC and non-AC class will be booked on separate timings. This change will be implemented from June 15, as per the circular issued by director passengers marketing, railway board. At present, the booking under Tatkal […]

Now book Tatkal Tickets for AC, non-AC class separately

Mumbai: Rapid urbanisation has resulted in a decrease in infiltration of rainwater into the subsoil drastically, thus diminishing groundwater recharge. Central Railway has adopted Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) as a part of finding solution to the ever-increasing need for water. It has already installed RWH at 50 different locations like railway stations, […]

Central Railway adopts Rainwater Harvesting at Stations

Raipur: South-East-Central Railway (SECR) and Chhattisgarh East Railway Ltd (CERL) had signed concession agreement for the construction of eastern railway corridor in Chhattisgarh. With signing of concession agreement, first phase of construction of eastern corridor from Korba to Kharsiya covering some 74 km would start. The estimated cost of the […]

Concession agreement for Chhattisgarh East Rail Corridor signed; SPV to ...

The report, which is with the Ministry of Railways and will be submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the end of this month, has been criticised by trade unions New Delhi: The Bibek Debroy committee on the restructuring of state owned Indian Railways has proposed opening up the sector to […]

Open railways to private cos, establish statutory regulator, scrap rail ...

Mysore (MYS): The track doubling works between Ramangaram and Mysuru railway line is almost ready and is likely to be commissioned in August or September this year. But if you think there will be more train services between Bengaluru and Mysuru, then you are wrong. The highly congested platforms in Bengaluru and Mysuru have become a […]

Track doubling between Ramnagaram and Mysore is almost ready

Facing flak over punctuality of passenger trains, the public transporter has initiated talks with IIT Bombay to undertake an operations audit on the high-density Delhi- Mughalsarai route New Delhi: Saddled with declining punctuality and revenue from cargo, Indian Railway has decided to seek the expertise of IITs to improve train operations […]

Railways seeks IIT help to improve Punctuality, shore up Freight

New Delhi: The Bibek Debroy committee on the restructuring of the Indian Railways has made it clear that the organisation requires an investment of an amount that cannot be entirely provided by the public exchequer. In fact, railway minister Suresh Prabhu had underscored the need for heavy investment in his […]

Debroy Panel recommends opening the door to private sector in ...

Mumbai: The city’s suburban network is the busiest in the world, carrying 7.5 million (or 75 lakh) commuters daily, or close to half the population of Greater Mumbai. It also tells a larger story of a city in transition – where it’s expanding, where homes and offices are coming up. […]

Western Railway commuter traffic grows the fastest in Nalasopara

RINL said proposed Rs 400-crore wheel and axle plant in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal is still on the radar and is awaiting resolution of a few issues RState-owned steel major Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) today said the proposed Rs 400-crore wheel and axle plant in Jalpaiguri district of West […]

Forged Wheel Plant in West Bengal still on RINL table

Transporters said busy cargo movements in the wake of tight truck positions, mainly led to rise in freight rates for select destinations Freight rates for the nine-tonne pay load section improved by Rs 1,000 in the local truck transport market today following pickup in cargo movements against tight availability of […]

Freight Rates up on pickup in Cargo movements

Fazilka: Resentment prevails among commuters over the discontinuation of two trains on over 100-km Fazilka-Kotkapura stretch. An NGO, Northern Railway Passengers Samiti, has served a legal notice to the railway authorities for discontinuing the train numbers 74981 and 74984 from Fazilka to Kotkapura and vice versa recently.Northern Railway Passengers Samiti general […]

NGO sends notice to Railway authorities for revoking 2 trains

Nashik: The railways is yet to commence the construction of passenger amenities at the goods shed, where at least 15,000 pilgrims visiting Nashik for the forthcoming Kumbh Mela are to be held before they enter the railway station. The administration has reset the deadline for the completion of all Kumbh-related work […]

Goods shed works at Nashik Railway station may start from ...

Varanasi (BSB): Moving ahead in the direction of bringing metro rail project for bringing improvement in urban transportation system, Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has submitted its inception-cum-options report to Varanasi Development Authority (VDA). This report would be tabled during next meeting of VDA on June 17 to take […]

RITES submit Detailed Project Report on Metro Rail to Varanasi ...

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New Delhi: Aiming to reduce pollution at construction sites, the government has adopted the “Metro model” in drafting its new solid waste management rules, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He said the Narendra Modi-led government was leading by example when it came to the environmental front and that […]

Delhi Metro model inspired new Solid Waste Management rules: Javadekar ...

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Jaipur: Amidst massive protests, the district administration and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) demolished two temples from Walled City area, which were said to be centuries old. The drive was initiated at 4 am to demolish Rojgareshwar Mahadev and Khasthharan Mahadev temples, obstructing the construction of Metro corridor proposed from Chandpole […]

Jaipur District Administration demolish 200 year old Temples to clear ...

New Delhi: Days after opening the ITO Metro station, DMRC is struggling to outwit commuters. As you wait for the train to ITO at Mandi House station, a steady flow of announcements greets the rider. The one repeated often is a warning though: those found getting on the ITO train but […]

Delhi Metro to fine Rs.200 for ‘reverse journey’ from ITO

Pune: A day after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the central government will soon green signal the Pune Metro Project, activists and citizens have insisted on a new detailed project report (DPR) for Vanaz-Ramwadi route. The chief minister, who was in the city on Thursday, held several rounds of discussions with […]

Activists demand new DPR on Pune metro

Metro III will bring distress to 150 residents at Shivaji Park. The line will go right through a residential area Mumbai: Several families at Shivaji Park received a bolt from the blue on Thursday, when they received a notice from MMRDA, asking them to vacate their homes before Sunday. Actually, the […]

Metro-III may knock-out residents at Shivaji Park

Mumbai: Information procured by a Ghatkopar citizen under the Right to Information (RTI) act from the Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) has claimed that the cost of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor increased by Rs 1714 crore due to delay in handing the Right of Way and changes in design because of […]

Mumbai Metro-I cost rose by Rs.1714 Crore because of delays, ...

Mumbai: Western Railway (WR) has charted out a plan to run 100 special trains to meet the demand of pilgrims attending the 2016 Simhastha Kumbh Mela in adjoining Ujjain district. “Apart from regular trains, WR will run 100 special trains during the 2016 Simhastha Kumbh Mela. During the 2004 Simhastha Kumbh […]

WR plans to run 100 trains during 2016 Simhastha Kumbh ...

Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) Friday said that it had installed rain water harvesting units at 50 locations in the last five years, and one at the busy Lokmanya Tilak Terminus here is expected to save Rs.1.44 crore a year. “Notable among the installations is the one at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus […]

Central Railway aims to save Rs.1.44 Crore per year by ...

Mumbai: About 500 to 550 trains on the Central Railway (CR) were delayed by 15 to 20 minutes for the fifth day in a row, due to the speed restrictions laid by the conversion from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) from CST to Kalyan. The restrictions were supposed […]

Post conversion 500-550 trains delayed daily on Central Railway

Nagpur: The finances for the ambitious Nagpur metro railway have been almost tied up and the necessary paperwork will be completed within a few weeks. “Two agencies – Agency Francaise de Developpement (AFD) of France and KfW Bank of Germany have agreed to provide the required funds,” chief minister Devendra Fadnavis […]

Finance for Nagpur Metro Rail almost tied up: Maharashtra CM

Mumbai: What do you want your local platform indicators to display? This is the question Western Railway (WR) authorities are asking their commuters by way of an opinion poll on the social media. The precise question for the poll is ‘Stopping or Not Stopping?’. “Currently, WR indicators display station names […]

WR conducts survey on Commuter preferences at Mumbai stations for ...

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the Railways to provide additional train services from Bengaluru to Mangaluru. While disposing of a PIL petition, a division bench of Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy directed the railways to come out with a concrete solution to accommodate […]

Run more trains from Bangalore to Mangalore: HC to Railways

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New Delhi: The Debroy panel report on Friday faced flak from railway employees unions who termed it as a clear roadmap for privatization of railways that could endanger safety and increase transporter’s financial burden. However, the high-powered committee, in its over 300 page report, has several times clarified that it does […]

Railway Unions suspicious of Debroy Panel’s proposals, say it is ...

New Delhi: An official panel’s recommendation to allow private players in Railways has met with strong opposition from employees’ union which has given a call for observing “black day” on June 30 across the country. “We have decided to observe black day on June 30 all over the country by wearing […]

Railway Union to observe ‘Black Day’ on June 30

New Delhi: Angry about the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy-led panel,  Railway trade unions are planning to launch mass demostrations and large scale rallies in protest. They are also demanding scrapping of the report that recommends “privatisation in the name of liberalisation”. “A bare perusal of the report reveals that the […]

Scrap Bibek Debroy report on Railway restructuring: say Unions

Noida: Several additional features of the 28.8-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link were approved here on Friday. Convened by Noida and Greater Noida Authorities’ chairperson Rama Raman, the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) held a review meeting on the sanctioned route of the Metro link, work on which is to begin by […]

Green light for 6 foot Overbridges along Greater Noida Metro ...

Debroy panel report with receptive ministry New Delhi: A committee headed by Bibek Debroy on restructuring of the country’s railways, presented its final report to the ministry on Friday. Debroy, vice-chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend. […]

Committee on Railway Restructuring headed by Bibek Debroy presents its ...

Jodhpur Jn (JU): Union Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu today inaugurated the facility of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) at Jodhpur railway station. Eleven ATVM machines, aimed at decongesting the ticket counters at the railway stations in these towns, have been set up at all the 4 rail division at Jaipur, Jodhpur, […]

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates ATVM machines at Jodhpur

Jaipur: A railway engineer was today arrested by CBI for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.50,000 from a contractor for releasing his due payment. An Assistant Divisional Engineer (ADEN) of the North Western Railway (NWR) posted at Suratgarh, was caught red-handed from his office while accepting the bribe of […]

CBI arrests Bikaner Division’s ADEN working at Suratgarh for taking ...

Mumbai: is bullish on Container Corporation of India and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 1950, in its research report dated June 05, 2015. CONCOR’s revenues grew ~16% YoY (up 3% QoQ) in Q4YF15 to Rs.1497.5 crore, mainly driven by Exim volumes […]

Buy CONCOR; target of Rs.1950: says research report

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Mangalore (MAQ): Nearly 100 workers at the Rail Mail Service (RMS) office located at Mangalore Central Railway Station need not worry this monsoon, for the postal department has completely revamped the 4,000 sqft office premises by strengthening the walls, providing rain-roofing to the building and constructing adequate number of toilets. […]

Mangaluru Rail Mail Service (RMS) refurbished at a cost of ...

CSR-CNR Merger declaration
China North Railway (CNR) and China South Railway (CSR) merge to form a new company called CRRC Corp. Shanghai Stock Exchange approve and accepts the application of Merger of both the giants, delist from the Shanghai Stock Exchange, terminates trading on individual shares. Shanghai: A new conglomerate formed by the merger of China’s top two high-speed […]

Making of a new Global Major Conglomerate: CRRC makes a ...

Chennai (MAS): More sub-contractors who have supplied construction material for Chennai Metro Rail project are planning to seek legal remedy to recover their dues from Mosmetrostroy, a Russian company which handles the tunnelling contract for the project. Mosmetrostroy, in partnership with an Indian company, Gammon, was awarded two contracts totalling […]

Chennai Metro to invoke ₹77 Crore Bank Guarantee given by ...