Bangalore (SBC): After failing to elicit good response for the paid parking lot at the Swami Vivekananda Station, the BMRCL now moots proposals to develop the two-acre land into a commercial hub with a provision for parking vehicles for Metro commuters. BMRCL officials said that the contract for the paid parking lot […]

Bangalore Metro plans Commercial Hub at Metro stations


Kochi: Land acquisition of a few plots on the Maharaja’s College Ground-Vyttila stretch in the Kochi Metro corridor will be fast tracked, since delay in handing over land to civil contractors is hampering the pace of work. This was decided at a land acquisition review meeting held here on Monday. […]

Land acquisition up to Vyttila for Kochi Metro to be ...


Mumbai’s Rs 24,000 crore rail corridor project linking Churchgate and Virar — one of the major public-private projects (PPP) of the railways — has been called off as Maharashtra reportedly failed to firm up a state support agreement with the railways ministry. This poses a major setback to Prime Minister […]

Mumbai’s elevated rail corridor project called off



Mumbai: The construction of tunnels for Mumbai’s first underground Metro will take at least three years, starting from early next year.  The 33.5km route has been divided into seven 5km sections. The contractor will bore the tunnel and construct stations in a stretch, said Ashwini Bhide, managing director, Mumbai Metro Rail […]

Construction of Tunnels for Mumbai’s first UG Metro to take ...


Sreedhar SCR Staff
Secunderabad (SC): Shri S. Sreedhar working as Chief Office Superintendent in the Commercial Department of South Central Railway head quarters at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad has been bestowed with ‘Shrama Shakti Award 2015’ of Telangana State for the year 2015. The award was presented by Shri Kalwakuntla Chandra Sekhar Rao,  Hon’ble […]

Telangana CM confers Shram Shakti Award on S Sreedhar – ...




Tiruchendur (TCN): Almost month after commissioning the Optical Fibre Cable link between Virudhunagar and Tenkasi railway stations, Madurai Railway Division on Monday commissioned the next leg of OFC link between Tirunelveli and Tiruchendur railway stations. The exclusive link for railways not only enhances communication at passenger reservation systems and signalling at […]

OFC link between Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur rail section commissioned


Ranchi: The Jharkhand government, Coal Ministry and Railways today signed memorandum of understanding for formation of a joint venture to construct railway lines in the command areas of Central Coalfields Ltd, a CIL arm. The MoU was signed by the officials of the respective sides in the presence of Union […]

Railways, Jharkhand & Coal Ministry sign MOU to construct Rail ...


Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Close on the heels of the union cabinet’s decision to form a special purpose vehicle for port-related railway projects, the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has submitted a proposal seeking funds for improving the port’s internal railway connectivity. According to senior officials, the Centre has allocated Rs 400 crore for […]

Visakhapatnam Port Trust seeks funds for Railway network



Bhubaneswar (BBS): There is every possibility of the bifurcation of East Coast Railway (EcoR) as the Centre has initiated efforts for formation of a new Waltair Division by withdrawing the Waltair (Vishakhapatnam) division from the ECoR jurisdiction. The matter has gone to such an  extent that the Railway Board authorities […]

Railway Board seeks Odisha’s opinion on splitting ECoR


Railway Minister ascertain that Vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, Arvind Panagariya has been asked to draw a Road Map for inviting private investments in Railways Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has advocated the need for having a regulatory mechanism independent of the service provider for attracting private capital into Railways. “A regulatory […]

Regulatory Body needed for Private participation in Railways: Suresh Prabhu


Secunderabad (SC): The massive congregation of the representatives of Central Govt Employees who have come from various parts of the country held at Jantar Mantar before the Indian Parliament on 28-04-2015 decided to commence the indefinite strike action from 23rd November 2015 from 6 AM having failed to elicit any […]

Trade Unions passes Resolution for Indefinite Strike from 23rd November 2015



Vijayawada (BZA): In what could revolutionize the rail network in the capital city area, the state government has set its eyes on linking the entire capital city region with the proposed high speed train corridor between Chennai and Hyderabad. A proposal to rope in firms from China and Japan to take […]

AP plan to link Chennai-Hyderabad High Speed Rail network with ...


Only 48.26 acres of land has beenacquired by the Karnataka government The work on constructing a new rail line between Rayadurga and Tumkur has been lagging owing to the delay on the part of the State government in completing the land acquisition process and handing over the land required for […]

Delay in land acquisition holds up laying of Rayadurg-Tumkur Rail ...


Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) is yet to get a final approval from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) about getting electricity at a cheaper rate from Gujarat, which it had applied for about 40 days ago. The CR has already signed an MoU with the Gujarat Electricity […]

Central Railway awaits approval for using Gujarat power



Vehicles torched by protesting muslims near Kandhla Railway Station on Delhi Division
Kandhla (KQL): Tension prevailed in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh after a violent mob clashed with the police force at Kandhla police station, leaving 17 injured, including 16 policemen. The protesters also torched 12 vehicles parked on the police station premises and damaged furniture and other property. The sole protester who […]

SP MLA, BSP Leader booked for inciting communal violence at ...


New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today celebrated its 21st foundation day here felicitating 43 of its employees for their performance in 2014-15 on Sunday. Urban Development Secretary and DMRC chairman Madhusudan Prasad, who was the Chief Guest at a function here on the occasion, presented awards to […]

Delhi Metro turns 21, celebrates 21st Foundation Day


Bharuch Jn (BH): The Indian Railways has rejected Bharuch Citizens’ Council (BCC) demand to run a three-bogey train between Bharuch and Ankleshwar. BCC had demanded this small train for daily commuters who get stuck up in frequent traffic jams on Sardar Bridge and Golden Bridge. In a reply to BCC […]

WR rejects demand for three-bogey train



Bangalore (SBC): The much-awaited vital machine part from Italy for Namma Metro has finally reached Bengaluru. After a nearly one-year lull in the operations, a mammoth machine that was waiting for this part will start underground operations near the Kempegowda Underground station area (formerly Majestic station) shortly. This tunnelling work […]

Heavy Tunnel boring machine to start underground operations near Kempegowda ...


New Delhi: Several residents of the South Delhi’s Green Park area living in vicinity of Gurgaon-Delhi yellow Metro line have written to the Union urban development ministry as well as Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh, expressing concern about increased ground vibrations due to passage of trains which are affecting the […]

Underground Metro Rail vibrations rattle Green Park residents in Delhi


Hyderabad: Metro rail works between Mettuguda and Secunderabad will be completed early next year, HMRL Managing Director N.V.S Reddy said on Saturday. He also clarified that no date has been fixed for operation between Mettuguda and Nagole, the first eight kilometre stretch ready for operations. Mr. Reddy, who accompanied Union […]

Hyderabad Metro to open up Mettuguda-Secunderabad metro rail stretch next ...



New Delhi: Notwithstanding recommendation by government panels, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has outrightly ruled out privatisation of the public transporter, saying it was a “bogey” being raised by those who do not want any change or by those who do not understand the importance of change. He further said the […]

No Privatization of Railways; it will continue to be Owned ...


Hyderabad: Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday said he wished for more employment opportunities for the local youth in the Hyderabad Metro project. He also asked the Telangana government to speed up the completion of metro works by clearing hurdles for the land acquisition. The Minister for Labour and Employment […]

Bandaru insists more Employment Opportunities given for locals in Hyderabad ...


Jaipur (JP): Much has been said on the delay of Jaipur Metro, which got the final safety certification on Friday. But the officials of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) on Saturday said the Jaipur Metro Project (Phase I) was completed in a record time. Since its inception, it took the authorities […]

Jaipur Metro completed in record time, but limping in commercial ...




Hyderabad: Urging the state government, Larsen & Tubro and Hyderabad Metro Rail to sort out their differences over alignment, Union minister of state for labour Bandaru Dattatreya stated that they must complete the project soon. After inspecting the Metro Rail’s Uppal Depot on Saturday morning, Mr Dattatreya stated that the […]

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya asks Telangana, L&T to iron out ...


New Delhi: The Union shipping ministry’s plan for a company to work on enhanced port-rail connectivity is to bear fruition soon. The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in this regard is likely to be registered by the end of next month. The 12 major ports and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL, an […]

New firm for better Rail connectivity at Major Ports to ...



Member (Mechanical) of Railway Board Hemant Kumar unveiling a pylon to mark the golden jubilee of Diesel Loco Shed in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. General Manager of East Coast Railway Rajiv Vishnoi and DRM Chandralekha Mukherjee are seen
Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Bonhomie and a spirit of camaraderie marked the golden jubilee celebrations of Visakhapatnam Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) here on Saturday evening. Retired officers recalled the glorious days, as they took a trip down the memory lane, and their collective efforts to put the DLS on the path of […]

Bonhomie marks Golden Jubilee of Vizag Diesel Loco Shed


Panaji : Ten bogies of the Lokamanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulum Duronto Express derailed near Balli railway station in South Goa today, but no casualties have been reported so far. ‘Ten coaches of the train derailed at 6.30 am near Balli station. No passengers were injured,’ Konkan Railway Corporation Limited spokesman Baban […]

Ten bogies of Duronto Express derails; Trains on Konkan route ...


Chandigarh (CDG): Haryana government today announced that it will enter into a partnership with Indian Railways by forming Special Purpose Vehicle to strengthen the rail network in the  state. A MoU in this regard will soon be signed between both  the Stake holders. The Chief Minister was addressing the mediapersons on […]

Haryana to enter into SPV with Indian Railways to strengthen ...



New Delhi: In a new policy directive issued to zonal railways, officials found fudging data on train punctuality will now pay from their salaries if Railways has to give refunds to passengers thanks to trains being late by over three hours. The Railway Ministry seeks to weed out the menace […]

Now, officials who ‘fudge’ train status data to pay ticket ...


Belgaum (BGM): Visvesvaraya Technological University’s (VTU) 14th convocation is scheduled on 9th May at Jnana-Sangama campus of the varsity in Belagavi. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the Chief Guest of the programme. Railway Minister will confer medals to the 1st rank holder students in the presence of Governor […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to award Gold Medals to VTU ...


Jaipur (JP): Jaipur’s much-awaited Metro will soon get operational as Phase-I corridor (Mansarovar to Chandpole) has been given the safety nod from Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). However, the CMRS while giving the final sanction in the form of a authorization letter has put few conditions before opening the corridor. It […]

Jaipur Metro gets final Safety Nod, may start in May ...



Faridabad (FDB): After the first trial run of the metro, Faridabad residents and the ones travelling to and from Faridabad are waiting for the commencement of its services. Let us take the case of RL Verma working as a banker in Faridabad and living with on rent in a 3BHK apartment […]

Faridabad Metro to scale up the Realty


Surat (ST): The ground work for metro rail project is expected to begin in the city shortly, ending a wait of nine long years of the people of Surat. Metro-link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Government of Gujarat and Government of India (GOI), would […]

MEGA to carry out Feasibility Study of Surat Metro Rail ...


Trajectory of Terror
A nation-wide search is on for three members of the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Chennai (MAS): A year after a low-intensity blast killed a young woman passenger and injured many others on the Bangalore – Chennai – Guwahati Express at Chennai Central Station, investigators are still […]

2013 Chennai Central blasts: Still seeking closure



DRM Chandralekha Mukherjee visiting the stalls at the inaugural of the golden jubilee celebrations of VDLS in Visakhapatnam on Friday
Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Waltair Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Chandralekha Mukherjee Friday complimented the officers and staff of the Visakhapatnam Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) for their commendable service to achieve exemplary results. She recalled the commitment and devotion of the DLS staff who overcame hurdles and worked hard in the aftermath of […]

DRM/Vizag kicks off Vizag Diesel Loco Shed Jubilee Fete


Guwahati (GWH): A special review meeting on the proposed metro rail project for Guwahati was held at the Chief Minister’s official residence here yesterday. The meeting discussed various aspects related to the first phase of the project including expected cost, routes, rail stations, overbridges and construction technology, said an official statement. […]

Assam Chief Minister reviews Metro Rail project for Guwahati


Noida: The Noida Authority on Thursday cleared funds of Rs 411 crore for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the construction of two Metro corridors in the city. The link from Noida City Centre to Sector 62 has been sanctioned Rs 262 crore and the Kalindi Kunj-Botanical Garden corridor, Rs […]

Noida gives DMRC Rs.411 Crore for Sector-62, Kalindi Kunj Links



Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, along with Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, travel in Metro train after flagging off, Green Line of Namma Metro reach 3 B, between Peenya Industry station and Nagasandra station in Bengaluru on Friday
Bangalore (SBC): Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu has said that there were proposals to introduce metro services in nine cities including Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune and Vijayawada. Speaking at the inauguration of Reach 3B of Namma Metro here on Friday, Naidu said that the new projects provide metro connectivity […]

Metro Rail planned in 9 more Cities: Venkaiah while inaugurating ...


Bangalore (SBC): Alstom Transport successfully commissioned the signaling and control system for the new section of Bangalore metro (popularly known as Namma Metro) starting from Peenya Industry to Nagasandra station. This section, which is 3.5kms long with three stations and is an extension of already opened section of the green line […]

Alstom Transport commissions Bangalore Metro’s new section from Peenya Industry ...


Bangalore (SBC): A May Day outing with the family, quick access to Malleswaram’s shopping spots, and the thrill of travelling by a Metro train from a neighbourhood station. There were reasons aplenty for Nagasandra residents to board the first train opened to the public from their station at 4 pm […]

Metro Rail service from Sampige Road to Nagasandra open amid ...



IRCTC ParAir
Mumbai: Tourists can now get a birds-eye view of the city and its landmarks as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a Mumbai Darshan by Helicopter package. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative, in association with a private helicopter operator. The service was launched two days ago. […]

IRCTC now offers Mumbai Darshan joy ride on a Helicopter


IRCTC PayTM
New Delhi: Mobile centric marketplace and payment enabler Paytm has announced a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer the Paytm wallet as a payment option on online train ticket booking. The move will enable users to use wallet instead of plastic based cards while booking railway […]

IRCTC Ticket Booking now powered by PayTM Wallet mode of ...


Mumbai: Passengers on Western Railway can now get Unreserved tickets of Mail / Express trains through smart card operated Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM). WR spokesperson said, ” Mumbai Division of WR has taken the initiative to provide the non – suburban tickets through ATVM for which the “Non Suburban” option […]

Now, buy Unreserved Tickets for long distance journey through ATVMs ...



Reachg 3B Namma Metro
The new stations added are Peenya Industry, Jalahalli Cross, Darasarahalli and Nagasandra Bangalore (SBC): After months of delays, the largest industrial area in the city, and perhaps even South India, gets a spot on the Metro Map. The services on the Reach 3B extension of Namma Metro between Nagasandra (Close to […]

Reach 3B of Bangalore Metro Rail flagged off


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday told the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that not having dustbins on metro platforms due to fear of bomb blasts was a very myopic view of security since airports and even railway stations have garbage bins. The court, which directed the DMRC […]

DMRC says not having Dustbins at stations prevents Terror Attacks; ...


Nagpur (NGP): Central Railway derailed South East Central Railway by 63 runs in a battle between two Railway teams in the Corporate Cup (GK Kelkar Twenty20) Cricket tournament at the VCA Civil Lines ground on Thursday. A belligerent knock of 66 from Amit Paunikar set up the win for Central Railway. […]

Central Railway win battle of Railways in VCA Corporate Trophy