Mumbai: Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has opened tender for the Rs 6.04-crore skywalk connecting Andheri Metro Station with Western Railway’s Andheri Station (east). The skywalk will also have an elevated booking office for commuters entering Andheri (east) station and will connect the north side of the foot-over-bridge (FOB) of […]

MRVC opens tender for Rs.6.04 Crore Skywalk connecting Andheri Metro ...


Kolkata (KOAA): Titagarh Wagons’ acquisition of Italian passenger rail engineering firm Firema Trasporti S.p.A has given a €220-million order book boost, said Umesh Chowdhary, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Titagarh Wagons Ltd, at a press conference. Firema has designs and technology for manufacturing of metro coaches, semi and high-speed trains, propulsion […]

Titagarh Wagons bags €220 million order book boost post Italian ...




Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has finalised a consultant to recommend how redevelopment of buildings, which are getting affected in Girgaum-Kalbadevi due to the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz project, should happen. “Work order will be issued to Catapult Realty Consultant, which has been picked up from among three firms, on Friday. The […]

MMRC finalises Consultant for redevelopment of project-hit buildings


A clear message to the State to equally share the cost of the sanctioned projects as done by the other States Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): Twelve of the 32 completed surveys for new lines sanctioned for the State over the years in the railway budgets have been shelved by the Railway Board. […]

Railway Board shelves off twelve of the 32 completed surveys ...


Chennai (MAS): Metro Rail on Thursday dismissed the claims of Russian contractor Mosmetrostroy that it walked out of the project due to a tussle on payment, confirming that the ‘contractor-less’ Anna Salai stretch would be completed by 2017. “They just walked out of the project and now they are making […]

Chennai Metro Rail defends move to end Russian Mosmetrostroy contract



Kochi: A two-member team from the French development agency AFD (Agence Française de Développement), who is on a two-day visit to the city, held discussions with Kochi Metro Rail Limited authorities on the possible funding options for extending Metro Rail to Kakkanad. AFD, which is funding the Metro project, had […]

French development agency AFD may fund Kochi Metro extension


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his advisor-turned-foe Pyari Mohan Mohapatra on Thursday shared the dais — three years after the hiatus. The two leaders met in Khurdha district during the Khurdha-Begunia rail line inauguration by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. However, neither did they make […]

Rail line brings Odisha CM, advisor-turned-foe face to face


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Malatipatpur (MLT): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated a new building complex of Malatipatpur railway station on Thursday evening. He was accompanied by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Prabhu said since lakhs of pilgrims are expected to throng the pilgrim city to witness and participate in the Rath Yatra, the Railways had […]

Railway Minister inaugurates New Building Complex of Malatipatpur Railway Station ...



Kundara and Eravipuram railway overbridges prioritised Kollam (QLN): The construction wing of the Southern Railway has endorsed the railway development projects for the Kollam Parliamentary constituency announced by the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division authorities earlier. In their first review meeting with N.K. Premachandran, Kollam MP, here on Thursday, the construction wing […]

Southern Railway gives green signal for development projects in Kollam



DRM Chandralekha Mukherjee interacting with passengers at Visakhapatnam Railway Station on Thursday
Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Divisional Railway Manager Chandralekha Mukherjee inspected the Visakhapatnam Railway Station on Thursday to oversee the arrangements made in view of the heavy flow of passengers for the Godavari Pushkarams. She interacted with the passengers at the station and in the trains and took their feedback on the arrangements […]

DRM/Waltair seeks feedback on Pushkaram arrangements from Passengers



The new stainless steel AC EMU rake for Mumbai suburban operations has several innovative passenger amenities
Mumbai: The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) on Thursday handed over the first rake of its series production for the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd’s (MRVC) phase II coaches for Mumbai suburban railway lines. MRVC had ordered 72 rakes from ICF. The coach factory had manufactured two prototypes and conducted extensive […]

ICF hands over first Stainless Steel AC EMU Rake to ...


Kochi: The French team which visited Kochi as part of funding the extension of Kochi Metro rail on Thursday raised concerns over rehabilitation and mitigation measures taken so far on the basis of environmental impact assessment (EIA), according to sources. But, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) authorities maintained that the […]

French agency raises ‘Green Concerns’ in Kochi


Raipur (R): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday has approved 400 railway stations under A and A-1 category for redevelopment on ‘as is where is’ basis, which comprises nine stations under South East Central Railway, including Raipur and Bilaspur. While Raipur and Bilaspur fall under A-1 category, Raigarh, Champa, Bhilai Power […]

Green signal to Raipur, Bilaspur railway stations for redevelopment



New Delhi: RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RailTel) – a Railway PSU, has bagged the 12th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management 2014. RailTel bagged the 12 th National Awards for Excellence in Cost management 2014. R.K. Bahuguna, CMD, RailTel and N.K. Gupta, Director Finance, RailTel received the award from […]

RailTel Corporation gets Cost Management Award


In what seems like the coming of a full circle, the recently presented Bibek Debroy report on the revival of Indian Railways has already started receiving the obvious ante against its suggestions. For economists and historians, Indian Railways presents a myriad example of awe and learning. It’s a classic example […]

IR has to Smartly Balance the Social and Financial Objectives ...


New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the redevelopment of 400 railway stations, and added that they would be redone using the Swiss Challenge method. “The Cabinet has approved the redevelopment of railway stations. 400 railway stations to be redeveloped […]

400 Railway Stations to be Redeveloped using ‘Swiss Challenge Method’



Kolkata (KOAA): Titagarh Wagons, a private sector wagon manufacturer from India today announced its foray in the metro coach and high-speed train manufacturing with the acquisition of the business of Firema Trasporti S.p.A based in Italy. The transaction entails transfer of technology, all tangible and intangible assets and some liabilities relating […]

Titagarh ventures in High-speed train and Metro Coach manufacturing


New Delhi: A proposal for redevelopment of railway stations across the countries, based on suggestions obtained from interested players, could be taken up for consideration by the Union Cabinet tomorrow. The stations would be redeveloped through a unique model of ‘as is where is’ basis through a much simpler process for […]

Redevelopment of Railway Stations could come up in Cabinet meet


New Delhi: The Central Government will construct 60 railway lines and purchase 200 rakes as it aims to speed up coal evacuation as well as achieve the target of one billion tonne production of the fuel by 2020. State-run coal miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) will increase coal production from 494 […]

Centre to build 60 Railway lines, buy 200 Wagons for ...



After a seemingly interminable wait stretching decades, a train will finally chug off on the 32-km long completed stretch between Khurda to Begunia on the incomplete 289-km Khurda-Balangir rail route, which would link coastal Odisha with the western region. The train will be flagged off from Begunia on its maiden […]

Railways to chug off first passenger train today on Khurda-Balangir ...


Bhubaneswar (BBS): The Railway ministry and Odisha government will enter into a memorandum of understanding (Mou) for expediting the completion of inordinately delayed Khurda Bolangir rail line on cost sharing basis. The cost for implementation of Daspalla – Bolangir segment of Khurda Road and Bolangir New Broad Gauge line would be […]

Odisha, Railways to sign pact on Khurda-Bolangir line


Chennai (MAS): Soon, passengers need not worry about providing their identity proof while booking tatkal train tickets, be it in the online or offline mode. Instead, they can carry any one of the 10 prescribed proofs of identity, which include the passbook  with photograph of a nationalised bank or a […]

Railways to allow Tatkal Train Tickets booking without ID Proof ...



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Mumbai: Despite the failure of two prototypes of the cash/coin operated ticketing machines which were put up at Churchgate station, Western Railway (WR) tries another shot at it and will be putting up another 100 such machines in the next three months. However, now the ticket vending machines will not […]

Mumbai Suburban Railway Stations to get Cash Operated Ticket Vending ...


New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd, controlled by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, has started selling diesel to the state railways for the first time since 2005/06 after pricing of the fuel was freed, a company source said on Wednesday. Indian Railways, the country’s biggest diesel guzzler, consumes up to 2.5 […]

Reliance, Essar Oil to sells diesel to Indian Railways, first ...


Mumbai: In a move to reduce the long ticketing queues at suburban railway stations, Western Railway is planning to reach out to college students to popularize its new paperless mobile ticketing app— UTS, among youth. It has also come out with a Quick Response (QR) Code through which the application can […]

Western Railway to woo youth to new Ticketing App



Karwar: Konkan Railway has opened a Passenger Reservation System ticket counter at Naval Base, Karwar inaugurated by Rear Admiral S N Ghormade,Naval Base in the presence of Commanding Officer Capt Sanjay Nagar, Lt Commander Sudharshan Pai, Naval Base, Karwar, S S Sithurkar, regional signal and telecomunication engineer, Konkan Railway Corporation, Karwar, […]

Konkan Railway open PRS Centre at Naval Base in Karwar


A train car set to be exported to Macedonia in CRRC's Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company, China
Beijing: Rail train cars marked for export to Macedonia rolled off the production line of Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, under the auspices of CRRC Corp., in the first step by China into Europe’s rail train market, reports Shanghai’s Jiemian News. The train cars, which are certified by the European standard TSI […]

Chinese CRRC built Macedonia train sets roll-off Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive ...


Kolkata (KOAA): Wagon manufacturer Titagarh Wagons today said its board has approved the allocation of 1.5 crore shares to raise Rs 150 crore through qualified institutional placement. “Approved the allocation of up to 1,50,89,025 equity shares aggregating to Rs 150 crore to successful bidders who are qualified institutional buyers,”Titagarh said […]

Titagarh Wagons raises Rs.150 Crore through QIP



Italy: Indian rolling stock manufacturer Titagarh Wagons completed the purchase of Italian company Firema Trasporti on July 9. The acquisition of the business from the administrator as a going concern was made through the Titagarh Firema Adler subsidiary registered in Milano. Titagarh Wagons said Adler Plastics SpA will hold a […]

Titagarh Wagons buys Italian firm ‘Firema Trasporti’


Chennai (MAS): Underground tunnelling of metro rail along Anna Salai here has halted and is likely to remain so for several months as Chennai Metro Rail has terminated the 2,000crore contract with Gammon India-Mosmetrostroy. The decision was taken after Gammon India delayed work and couldn’t get its Russian partner Mosmetrostroy to […]

Chennai Metro rail fires Gammon, stops tunnelling work


Tehran: Officials in the Ministry of Transportation in Iran announced this week that India will finance the export of about 150,000 tons of standard rail tracks to the Persian country, Iran Daily reported. India has created a special mechanism to support the export of rail tracks to Iran through a […]

Iran announces India’s financing model for USD 233m rail track ...



Srinagar: The Government Railway Police (GRP) officers in Jammu region were told to remain extra alert in areas close to the International Border by a senior police officer. A statement issued by GRP said Inspector General of Police Railway J&K M Sulaiman Salaria reviewed security related meetings in Samba and […]

GRP personnel told to remain extra alert in J&K


New Delhi: In the presence of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Ministry of Railways (MOR) and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on mutual […]

MOU Signed between Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Skill ...


Puri: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is coming to the State on a day’s visit on July 16. On his arrival, Prabhu will proceed to Begunia in Khurda district where he will inaugurate the Khurda Road-Begunia section of the Khurda Road-BAlangir rail line and flag off passenger train on the […]

Railway Minister to inaugurate Khurda Road-Begunia section on 16th July



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Gandhidham: In yet another significant achievement in the field of developing Railway infrastructure in the country, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today (i.e. on 14/07/2015) inaugurated the newly constructed broad-gauge railway-line between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra Port in Gujarat by flagging off a goods train. Gandhidham is a town in […]

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Newly Constructed Gandhidham-Tuna Tekra Rail Line


Mumbai:  The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has given permission to Mumbai Metro One Services to run the Versova to Ghatkopar service at 80 kmph. Initially, the Metro service will run at 65 kmph over a trial period of the next three months following which, it can increase speeds up […]

CRS gives 80 kmph speed approval on Versova-Ghatkopar Metro Rail ...


New Delhi: The government plans to offer a 26% stake in generation-to-irrigation utility Damodar Valley Corporation’s coal-fired power plant at Raghunathpur in West Bengal, which is expected to be acquired by central generation utility NTPC, to the Indian Railways. Power minister Piyush Goyal is likely to make the offer to railway […]

Govt to offer 26% in DVC Power Plant to Railways



A lack of a railway station near the falls has led to tourists risking life and limb to board passing trains; 14 have died in the last 17 months and 98injured in last 2 years Dudh Sagar (DDS): A scene in Chennai Express shows Shah Rukh Khan – playing the […]

As trains snake past Dudhsagar Falls, fatalities begin to mount


Gandhidham (GIMB): The Gandhidham-Tuna-Tekra rail line, built under the non-government route — one of the five public-private partnership (PPP) systems that can take place in Indian Railways — will be commissioned on July 14. The new broad-gauge line between Gandhidham and Tuna-Tekra port is built by Kandla Port Trust under […]

Gandhidham-Tuna-Tekra rail line, built on PPP Model, to be launched ...


New Delhi: Two years after Reliance ADAG group owned ‘Delhi Airport Metro Express Ltd’ abandoned the country’s most prestigious first privately held Metro Rail line project in the Capital City at the “mercy of God” by decamping from the project sites overnight, without even giving formal intimation atleast, for proper handing-over of the ‘charge […]

PSU Power: Govt-Owned DMRC tilts Reliance-abandoned IGI Metro Rail line ...



New Delhi: With a view to taking forward Indian government’s Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country. The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill […]

Railways shows the way forward for Skill India campaign


Gandhinagar: Gujarat government is preparing a first Railway Master Plan (RMP) for city-to-city connectivity and linkages with key industrial pockets through a new railway service to be designed on public private partnership (PPP) model in the state. Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) is coordinating development of this master plan for which […]

Gujarat prepares first Railway Master Plan for city-to-city connectivity linking ...


Bangalore: The new panel setup by The Central Railway Ministry is active on adopting Information technologies (IT) into the railway department. Anyhow railway has been using technology resourcefully in various sectors like passenger reservation and freight operation. In the outlook of future, panel including twelve members of IT experts are […]

Som Mittal Committee to espouse new technologies like Cloud, Analytics, ...



Mumbai: In the backdrop of a report of the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) recommending the maximum fare for the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Mumbai Metro to be kept at Rs.110, it has emerged that one of its members had wanted the highest fare to be capped at Rs.26. The FFC comprised Justice E […]

Ex-bureaucrat on Mumbai Metro Fare Fixation panel wanted maximum fare ...


Ahmedabad (ADI): Gateway Rail Freight Ltd (GRFL), subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Ltd (GDL), is setting up its fourth Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Viramgam, near Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The ICD Terminal with the railway siding and container yard will be constructed over 35 acres of land acquired and is expected […]

Gateway Rail Freight to set up fourth ICD at Viramagam


Chennai (MAS): For years now, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) has been battling with the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to increase the Floor Space Index (FSI) — the ratio of land area to built-up space — in areas where the Metro rail would ply. This is primarily to encourage […]

Will CMDA relax rules for Chennai Metro rail?



Pipavav: Pipavav Railway Corporation (PRCL), a joint sector Company of the Ministry of Railways and Gujarat Pipavav Port (GPPL) has completed its restoration of rail line connecting Pipavav port. The test runs were successfully carried out and Indian Railways declared the rail line open for operations from the night of July […]

Pipavav Railway Corp completes restoration of Rail Line connecting Pipavav ...


APTransco estimates 10 to 15 MW of power for the project Vijayawada (BZA): A second tunnel, close to the existing one, facilitating roadway through Indrakeeladri, is most likely to be dug to give way for the proposed Vijayawada Metro Rail, according to reliable sources in APTransco. However, the tunnel will […]

Roadway through Indrakeeladri Hill most likely to be dug to ...


Lucknow (LKO): UP chief secretary Alok Ranjan on Monday issued directions to concerned departments to provide land required to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) for stations and other purposes on priority basis. The CS was reviewing the implementation progress of Lucknow Metro. In order to speed up the acquisition of private […]

Provide land required for Lucknow Metro on priority: UP Chief ...



Mumbai: The Western Railway on Monday installed a biometric Crew Management System (CMS) as part of its infrastructure, which also includes a breathe-analyser and a web camera, to keep a check on its loco pilots (motormen for long-distance trains), assistant loco pilots and guards. The plan was in the pipeline […]

WR installs Biometric Crew Management System, upgrades its check on ...


New Delhi: Swamped by thousands of complaints regarding the supply of dirty linen on board trains, Indian Railways is contemplating introduction of disposable towels, pillow covers and maybe even bed sheets for a price. The railways has started an online survey to find out what people desire and how much they […]

Railways contemplate Disposable Linen for a Price; launches Online Survey ...




Kochi: One of the major bottlenecks in the Kochi Metro project, the Vyttila – Petta stretch, will be cleared soon as the land acquisition process for widening the road is in the final stage. Of the 410 cents of land required for the project, 124 cents has already been taken […]

Vyttila–Petta Metro works on Kochi Metro to start soon


New Delhi: While Indian Railways continue to struggle for providing quality food and travel experience to passengers aboard trains, it has decided to give a aesthetic and uniform look to passengers tickets. Railway Board has already circulated the set format of passenger tickets to all zonal railways for the same. […]

Railways to give Aesthetic Look to Passenger Tickets


To give a fillip to port connectivity with the hinterland, the firm recently entered into an agreement with the Railways and the Maharashtra Maritime Board to build a 33.7-km railhead with the Konkan Rail network, at an investment of Rs 771 crore. Mumbai: JSW Infrastructure, a part of Sajjan Jindal-led JSW […]

JSW Infra to spend Rs 2,000 Crore in 2 Years ...