Secunderabad (SC): Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, SCR reviewed the “Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight” Celebrations being held on the Zone with the Divisional Railway Managers of all the six Divisions of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntur, Guntakal, Vijayawada and Nanded through a Video Conference at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e., 3rd June, […]

SCR GM reviews “Passenger & Customer Facilitation Fortnight” implementation on ...


Solar Power Panels fitted on top of the Coaches of Indian Railways
New Delhi: In what could be a momentous move for the environment, Indian Railways will soon begin harnessing solar power to run its trains. The prototype of the solar power-enabled coach is undergoing trials and soon the entire train will be fitted with solar panels, officials said. Presently, around 17 […]

IR finally steps into the Next Century – starts Trials ...


New Delhi: The Ratan Tata-headed innovation council formed by rail minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has decided to benchmark Indian Railways against the train networks of four global giants – US, China, Russia and Germany. The idea is to compare financial and operational performance indicators and work out a strategy for […]

Ratan Tata headed Kayakalp Council to Benchmark Indian Railways against ...



Mancheswar (MCS): Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop (MCSW) under East Coast Railway (ECoR) has bagged four certifications – three ISO certificates – QMS, EMS and OHSAS and 5S certification for integrated management system. By doing so, it has become the only carriage repair workshop in the country to achieve the distinction […]

Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop registers Record Output


Mumbai: Western Railway authorities were left embarrassed and short of answers on Monday after they failed to commission the newly-constructed fifth line link between Bandra and Santa Cruz due to the protest on Sunday by residents of shanties through which the line passes. The stretch of track is the missing […]

WR fails to commission new Bandra-Santa Cruz line, left red-faced


Mumbai: Central Railway General Manager Mr.SK Sood during a press interaction on Monday said that the vexed issue of conversion of electrical systems on the Thane-CST stretch from 1,500 Volt Direct Current to 25,000 Volt Alternating Current would be completed in “seven to ten days”. However, looking at the magnitude […]

DC-AC conversion in a week: says S.K.Sood, GM/Central Railway



Ranchi (RNC): Hundreds of people became homeless in the anti-encroachment drive by Railway and district administration near Birsa Chowk. The drive started on Saturday and continued on Monday in order to vacate t the 25 acres land of railways situated near Birsa Chowk, making around 300 people homeless. The residents claim […]

Anti-encroachment drive in Ranchi renders 300 homeless


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has begun a splurge on road and rail building that analysts say could remove doubts over whether economic growth in India really is overtaking China. Having roughly doubled spending allocations for roads and bridges in fiscal 2015/16, and raised the rail budget by a third, […]

India’s rail, road infrastructure growth to be faster than China


New Delhi: Indian Railways is soon going to materialise its ambitious plan of harnessing solar energy to run trains. The prototype of the solar power-enabled coach is undergoing trials, and soon the entire train will be fitted with solar panels, officials said. While solar power will significantly bring down diesel […]

Railways trials Solar-powered trains to help cut pollution



Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today launched a slew of amenities for passengers which included opening of an elevated circulating area at suburban Andheri railway station. Prabhu opened new booking office and the elevated circulating area at Andheri station, besides mechanised linen care centre at Grant Road and a special lounge […]

Railway Minister launches various amenities in Mumbai during Rail Passenger ...


Mumbai: Train accident victims can expect faster treatment in case of accidents as Central Railway has deployed India’s first Intensive Care Unit on Rails ferry patients to its tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. The fully -air-conditioned van all the facilities, including medical professionals and equipment, that one needs in the Intensive […]

Central Railway starts rolling Special ICUs for accident victims


New Delhi: The ITO Metro station, which is expected to open in June, will offer commuters direct access to the office hub from all parts of the city. Metro rail safety commissioner will inspect the section between Mandi House and ITO on Tuesday. At present, around 1.75 lakh vehicles pass through […]

Delhi Metro may take load off ITO crossing this month



Tiruchi: The Southern Railway is observing Level Crossing Awareness Week commencing Monday in connection with the International Level Crossing Awareness Day observed on June 3. A special safety drive would be conducted by the Safety branch of the Tiruchi division, according to a Southern Railway press release. The Tiruchi division […]

Level Crossing Awareness Week observed on Tiruchi Division


Salem (SA): The Salem Railway Division has made a request to the Railway headquarters to allot four high horsepower Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) rakes for operating trains in different routes. The request was following the overwhelming response from the travelling public for the recently introduced DEMU rakes with toilet […]

Salem Division seek 4 DEMU rakes to operate trains in ...


Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Waltair divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee interacted with passengers on board the 67294 Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train as part of the ongoing rail users and customers facilitation fortnight on Monday. While travelling in the train from Visakhapatnam to Vizianagaram along with her staff, she got in touch with passengers in […]

DRM/Waltair takes train to interact with passengers during Railyatri Upbhokta ...



New York: Shares of AirMedia Group are higher by 10.73% to $7.02 in mid-morning trading on Monday, after the China-based out-of-home advertising platform provider announced one of its consolidated entities has received the exclusive rights to install and operate Wi-Fi systems on ordinary trains operated by the Beijing Railway Bureau. […]

AirMedia (AMCN) Stock soars on Beijing Railway Wi-Fi Rights


RPF Cops distributing Safety Pamphlets during the Campaign
Coinciding with the International Level Crossing Awareness Day observed on June 3, Hyderabad Division launches massive campaign all across the stations on the vastly spread Hyderabad Divisional jurisdiction Hyderabad:  Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway organized several programmes today i.e., 1st June, 2015 in connection with the ongoing celebrations of “Railyatri […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: Hyderabad Division actively launch ...


Delegates in the Freight Customer Meet at SCR Secunderabad
Secunderabad: South Central Railway held a “Customer Meet”, on the sidelines of the “Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight” Celebrations at Rail Nilayam today i.e, 1st June, 2015. The meet saw the participation of delegates representing various segments of trade and industry which form the bulk freight traffic catered by South […]

S.C.Railway organises “Customer Meet” to analyse and plan Rail Freight ...



Vijayawada (BZA): Vijayawada railway Station will join the elite club of A-1 category stations in the country offering the facility With the move, after the Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS), the city railway station is all set to offer Wi-Fi facility to passengers by the end of June. Passengers can […]

Vijayawada Railway station set to go Wi-Fi by June-end


Nairobi: Kenya’s government has started talks with a Chinese company, which is building a standard gauge railway line in the country, about an extension of the line to Naivasha, a market town and planned industrial center lying northwest of the capital Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta said he expects a 120-kilometer […]

Kenya in talks with Chinese firm over extension of new ...


The new company will be called CRRC Corporation Limited and Xi Guohua, CNR’s former president, will become its president Shanghai: Chinese trainmakers CSR Corp Ltd and China CNR announced the completion of their merger on Monday and named Cui Dianguo, the former chairman of CNR, as the newly formed company’s chairman. […]

China announces completion CSR Corp & CNR merger to create ...



Mumbai: After the completion of its one year of commercial service Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has come up with retail offers for its commuters. The smart card users of Mumbai Metro, on Monday, would be able to go on a shopping spree on the 11.4 km long metro corridor […]

Mumbai Metro One announces volley of retail offers for commuters


Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Aggrawal (right), interacting with passengers of the Tiruchi-bound Cholan Express at Kumbakonam station on Saturday
Most passengers complain about lack of hygiene in coaches Tiruchi: Passengers travelling by the S2 Sleeper Class coach of the Chennai Egmore-Tiruchi Cholan Express on Saturday were in for a pleasant surprise at the queries emanating from a fellow traveller. Who will not be pleased if they were quizzed by the […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: Tiruchi DRM boards a ...


Staff and the Officers listening the General Manager speech during the Adalat
Secunderabad: The Personnel Department of South Central Railway, organised “Hum Aapke Saath” Headquarters Grievance Adalat-2015 at Rail Nilayam Auditorium today i.e, 1st June, 2015.  P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Umesh Singh, Additional General Manager, other Principal Heads of Departments, representatives of trade […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: SCR holds Grievances Redressal ...



Shubhranshu (second right), Salem Divisional Railway Manager, enquiring about the facilities in trains with passengers in the running Dhanbad-Alappuzha Express at Salem Railway Junction on Saturday
Inspection part of the Indian Railways’ Customer Facilitation Fortnight Salem (SA): The people travelling in the Dhanbad – Alleppey express train were taken by surprise when a team of top railway officials made enquiries on the facilities available to the travelling public and their views for improving the running of the […]

DRM/Salem interacts with passengers in running train


Sales reported at Rs 5.64 crore Mumbai: Net profit of Axis Rail India reported to Rs 0.27 crore in the quarter ended March 2015. There were no net profit/loss reported during the previous quarter ended March 2014. Sales reported to Rs 5.64 crore in the quarter ended March 2015. There were […]

Axis Rail India reports standalone Net Profit of Rs.0.27 Crore ...


Belgaum (BGM): Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is all set to introduce a postgraduate course (M.Tech.) in Railway Engineering from the academic year 2015-16. With that, the VTU will become India’s first university to provide a PG programme in Railway Engineering. As experts in the university are giving final touches to […]

VTU will become India’s first University to offer PG Course ...



But it is unlikely that it will be inaugurated this month as the model code of conduct for the R.K. Nagar by-poll has come into effect Chennai (MAS): After being subjected to various tests and clearances , Chennai Metro Rail has received the final approval for starting the operations anytime […]

Chennai Metro Rail receives Final Approval from CMRS for starting ...


Police said Subash Agarwal, Chairman of ARSS, a listed company, allegedly hired two youths to fire at Ajay Kumar, joint general manager of projects at RVNL Bhubaneswar (BBS): A murder attempt in broad daylight on senior railway official working in Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) Mr.Ajay Kumar in Bhubaneswar on Saturday […]

Murder attempt on Senior RVNL Officer’s life in Odisha; ARSS ...


New Delhi: Narendra Modi during his visit to Dhaka is likely to discuss new bus and train routes as already the Bengal government has cleared two new routes from Kolkata and are awaiting the sanction of Centre – Kolkata to Chittagong and Kolkata to Shillong via Bangladesh.Modi will be flagging […]

Focus on Rail links ahead of PM’s visit to Bangladesh



Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off the Kalka-Katra rail link through video conferencing in Kullu on Saturday
Manali: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Kalka-Katra rail service through video-conferencing from the Bhuntar airport here today. While the Central government is busy highlighting the achievements of the government in the past one year, the Himachal unit of the BJP seemed unconcerned on the launch of the new […]

No dearth of funds for Bhanupalli-Leh rail line project: Suresh ...


General Manager, Northern Railways, Ajay Kumar Puthia enquires about facilities being provided in trains from passengers in Haridwar on Sunday
Haridwar Jn (HW): The Ministry of Railways is quite serious over the 120-km long Rishikesh-Karanprayag rail line project in Garhwal Himalayas, which will make the Char Dham Yatra easy for pilgrims.A survey is being done with the help of IIT-Roorkee and other concerned agencies. This   railway line is of […]

Karanprayag Rail line a priority project: GM/NR during IR’s 15-day ...


Chennai (MAS): Metro rail authorities have asked AFCONS Infrastructure, which is building tunnels under Poonamallee High Road, to take over the incomplete work on the tunnels under Anna Salai after Mosmetrostroy JV abandoned it recently. Chennai Corporation had earlier asked Gammon, that had a tie-up with the Russian company, to complete […]

Mosmetrostroy saga: Chennai Metro Rail work resumes after AFCONS steps ...



Mumbai: Just over two months after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) restarted plans for having a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on Western Express Highway (WEH), it has been kept aside once again. This time, it is for making room for an elevated Andheri-Dahisar metro rail. UPS Madan, […]

MMRDA scraps WEH elevated BRTS Corridor project for Andheri-Dahisar Metro ...


A worker setting up a tent at the venue
“Conclave will conclude on June 5 with an ‘all-faith’ song” Vijayawada (BZA): The All-India Inter-railway Rovers and Rangers’ Conclave will be held at railway mini stadium and Railway Institute from June 2 to 6. Volunteers from 16 railway zones will attend the conclave, according to Edward, secretary of District Organising Commission (Scouts […]

600 Scouts to take part in Railway Rover Ranger Meet ...


Officials said that though things like e-rickshaw and tempos would be available at nearby colonies upto a reach of 6 kms from June, 3 from the metro system but all of them would be fully operational in next 3 months Jaipur: In order to facilitate the passengers availing the metro […]

Jaipur Metro introduces Feeder Vehicles to ease metro passengers



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Nagpur (NGP): Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union transport minister Nitin Gadkari welcomed the commencement of work on Nagpur Metro railway on Sunday. Speaking at the Bhoomi Puja ceremony in Chinchbhuvan, both the leaders expressed confidence that the work would be completed in time. Work on the project commenced on […]

Nagpur Metro will lead to development of City: Maha CM ...


Chennai (MAS): A slew of small additions and changes to suburban stations in Chennai and on its outskirts, was announced by the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Anupam Sharma recently. The projects have been targetted for completion in the current financial year to bring relief to lakhs of daily commuters. Two […]

Chennai Suburban Rail Stations to get more Facilities


Pune: The Centre wants the state government to decide if the city wants an elevated or underground metro and has made it clear that it would provide limited funds for the project leaving it to the city to raise money if it decides to go with an underground metro. The project […]

Pune Metro approval hinges on Underground or Elevated decision