Bengaluru (SBC): The names of 19 railway stations in the state will have to be changed to their new names, as per a notification issued by the Indian Railway Conference Association, New Delhi. The letter was issued on July 7 by the Secretary General of the Association, Sudhansu Jyoti Sinha, […]

19 Railway Stations in Karnataka to Change to New Names

New Delhi: A panel set up by the Ministry of Railways is working on creating an IT Vision for the Indian Railways and identifying areas to leverage newer technologies such as Cloud, Analytics, Predictive Analysis and Geographic Information Systems and better Systems Integration to improve the efficiency of its vast and complex […]

Railways’ IT Advisory Council to outline use of IT for ...

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is implementing the crucial Colaba- Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor, from Monday, will carry itself with a fresh logo. “The earlier logo was designed with an elevated Metro-3 corridor in mind as was planned originally. The new logo will present the organization more appropriately as […]

Mumbai Metro unveils its New Logo

While Metro rail implementation has a huge impact on real estate prices along its corridor and ‘influence zone’, in the larger context it improves the standard of living of a large segment of urban population, and is also a catalyst for sustainable development across large urban areas In India, it […]

Metro Rail – an Unmatched Real Estate Catalyst for India’s ...

Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs. 21.72 crore at four railway stations in Mumbai comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT. The system will monitor passenger activities through a network of CCTV cameras at six railway stations comprising CST, Dadar, […]

Integrated Security System launched in Mumbai Railway Stations

Lucknow (LKO): It came as a rude shock for a GRP personnel at Charbagh station when not only railway officers but hordes of press photographers started chasing him out of nowhere. The officer, posted at the pre-paid booking booth, had no clue why they were shouting at him, telling him to […]

Operation Clean at Lucknow Railway Station: Even GRP man chased ...

Tokyo: China is forging the country’s answer to General Electric, combining two state-owned railroad equipment makers to create the world’s second-largest industrial company. And the giant is not planning to stay at home. The merger of CSR Corporation and China CNR Corporation is now complete, producing a nearly $130bn behemoth […]

China eyes rail deals overseas after tie-up

‘ The accused had allegedly interfered with the IRCTC system by installing a software at travel agents’ offices’ Bangalore (SBC): The CBI, Bengaluru on Wednesday raided 11 locations across different States and busted a racket in cornering railway tickets. The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) of the CBI registered a case […]

CBI arrests IRCTC Official for cornering Railway Tickets

Gurgaon (GGN): Power supply to Rapid Metro failed twice in two months, prompting the CEO of the private mass transit company to write to Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam. According to the letter from Rapid Metro CEO Rajiv Banga, power supply from the Q block substation failed at 8.24 am on […]

Power supply blips worry Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon

Passengers walked on tracks to reach Yamuna Bank Metro station after services were disrupted when a Blue Line train developed a technical snag
New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters had a harrowing time today as an overhead wire snapped at Yamuna Bank station during the evening peak hours, forcing passengers to cross the tracks by opening the emergency doors. The incident happened around 6.15 PM as the train came to an abrupt halt while approaching […]

Delhi Metro service hit as overhead wire snaps; Snag leaves ...

Imagine getting chilled, potable water — that complies with WHO standards — for ₹5 a litre, ₹3 for half a litre and ₹1-2 per container or glasses. This is exactly what will happen at 1,200 railway stations across the country soon New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation […]

IRCTC plans to set up 5000 Water Vending Machines across ...

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways had earlier announced to run Suvidha trains replacing the Premium Trains from July 2015. Now the first such Suvidha Train is being started from 13th July, 2015 between Gorakhpur and Anand Vihar (Delhi). The booking for this train has started today i.e. 08-07-2015. This train will […]

First Suvidha Train to Start from 13th July from Gorakhpur ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Radhey Shyam, General Manager, South Eastern Railway and Chief Patron, SERSA inaugurated the 63rd All India Railways Table Tennis (Men & Women) Championships being held at BNR Officers’ Club, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, today. D Kamilla, Addl General Manager, S.E.Railway, Manoj Pande, Chief Personnel Officer & President, […]

GM/SER inaugurates 63rd All India Railway Table Tennis tourney at ...

Vashishta Johri
Chennai (MAS): Shri Vashishta Johri, had taken over the charge of the post of General Manager, Southern Railway, Chennai o­n 7th July 2015, earlier he was Advisor-Production Units (PU)/Railway Board, New Delhi. Shri Johri, joined as Special Class Railway Apprentice in the year 1975 and joined Indian Railways in Indian […]

Vashishta Johri takes over Charge as General Manager/Southern Railway

Japanese PM at UIC
Tokyo: The prime minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe, addressed the 1200 delegates attending the opening session of the ninth UIC world congress on high-speed rail which opened in Tokyo on July 7. In his speech, Abe reflected on 50 years of Shinkansen development, recalling that in the early 1960s many […]

Japanese Prime Minister speaks at UIC 9th World Congress on ...

Srinagar: The Indian Railways will start four new services in the Kashmir valley and Banihal in Jammu region tomorrow. An official spokesperson said here today that Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will arrive here tomorrow to flag off four new services.

Railway Minister to Flag-off 4 new Services in Kashmir, Banihal

Mumbai: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the paperless mobile ticket system on the Western Railway’s suburban system between Churchgate and Dahanu Road on Wednesday. The app will be first available for cellphones that run on Android and Windows, but will soon be extended to other platforms. From Wednesday, Western […]

Railway Minister to launch Paperless based New Version of Mobile ...

Mumbai: G.C.Agarwal, a senior officer of Indian Railway Services of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME), has taken over the charge of General Manager, Western Railway on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Agarwal joined Indian Railways in 1978 in Central Railway. A WR press note said, “Agarwal has rich experience of working on various key […]

G.C.Agarwal IRSME appointed as General Manager of Western Railway

Kolkata (KOAA): Eastern Railway (ER) has instituted the unique concept of Safety Awards to honour its employees who did diligent work in improving safety in train operation towards advise of general manager on zero tolerance on safety. In keeping with the practice of honouring employees, whose meticulous work, alertness and […]

Eastern Railway honours Employees with Safety Awards

demu shamli
Shamli (SMQL): Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha flagged off the new pair of DEMU trains no.74025/74026 Between Delhi Jn. And Shamli at a simple ceremony held at Shamli station o­n 07.07.2015. o­n the same occasion, he also laid the foundation stone for provision of additional facilities for […]

MOSR Flags off New DEMU Train between Shamli-Delhi; Lays Foundation ...

Hyderabad: L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited has signed MoUs with Indus Tower Limited and Reliance Jio Infocom Limited for using signal towers provided on the roof of the entry and exit structures of all the 64 stations along the three metro corridors. These two companies will in turn provide access […]

L&T Metro signs MoU with Reliance Jio & Indus Towers ...

Bhopal (BPL): State cabinet chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday sanctioned allotment of 4.9 hectare land for construction of Sidhi-Rewa broad gauge rail line project. Cabinet also extended special recruitment drive timeline to fill backlog posts reserved for SC, ST and OBC categories and handicapped persons quota by […]

MP State Cabinet clears 4.9 hectares of land for Sidhi-Rewa ...

Hyderabad: Hospitality and Real Estate majors are renewing their interest in Hyderabad by expanding their keys or setting up greenfield projects in the city after a gap of many years due to political uncertainty over the bifurcation of the State into Telangana from the Andhra Pradesh.  The top multinationals and Indian majors […]

Hospitality & Real Estate Majors see more Greenfield Growth around ...

Kochi: The work of the Kochi Metro Rail project, which was slightly affected by the monsoon rains, regained momentum. According to the authorities concerned, the civil works of the project between Aluva and Maharajah’s College will be completed by the end of this year. As per the data provided by […]

Civil Works between Aluva and Maharajah’s College will be completed ...

Satyendra Kumar Dir IRISET
Secunderabad (SC): Senior Group-A Officer of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)  Satyendra Kumar who is currently working as Director of Indian Railways Institute of Signal and Telecommunications (IRISET) at Secunderabad has been appointed as General Manager of South East Central Railway (SECR), headquartered at Bilaspur with immediate effect. During his long […]

Satyendra Kumar, Director/IRISET appointed as General Manager of South East ...

Hyderabad: National Green Tribunal on Tuesday pulled up the Railways for its failure to check littering on tracks near New Delhi railway station, saying “you are creating havoc in the society”. “We have one of the greatest heritage in the world. What will the people coming capital think about the state […]

Railways rapped for not checking litter on tracks

Hyderabad: Approximately 1,800 square meters of the Country Club of India and a Wakf Board property at Greenlands has been acquired by the Hyderabad Metro Rail to fill the gap which existed on this stretch. Apprising the chief secretary Rajiv Sharma of the latest development, HMR MD N.V.S.Reddy clarified that […]

Hyderabad Metro Rail works Progressing Fast: NVS Reddy, Managing Direcotr

A subway beneath the railway track was inaugurated by Ashok K. Agarwal, GM, Southern Railway at Fakirthakka on Tuesday
Elimination of LC gates is top priority of Railways; says Southern Railway GM Mr.Agarwal while inaugurating the Subway Jolarpettai (JTJ): Elimination of level crossing (LC) gates will be the top priority of the railways, and reflects its commitment towards the core mission areas of safety, security, speed and service to the […]

GM/SR inaugurates Subway beneath Railway tracks at Fakirthakka near Jolarpettai

Allahabad (ALD): Senior Indian Railways Service Officer Arun Saxena today took over as the General Manager of the North Central Railway zone, which is headquartered here. Saxena, who began his career with the Railways in 1979, was posted as Advisor (Signal) at the Railway Board before taking up his current […]

Arun Saxena takes over as GM of North Central Railway

Under the use of Solar Energy Programme in Indian Railways, Two Railway Stations in Rajasthan Namely Aburoad and Bhilwara Station to be Illuminated with Solar Energy Indian Railways continues to take steps for increased use of environment friendly solar energy to supplement its energy needs. Under this programme, an important […]

CONCOR to set up Solar Energy Plants at Abu Road ...

Murukkampuzha (MQU): The action council formed by the residents of Murukkampuzha, who have been demanding clean drinking water supply citing contamination of well water following the construction of railway platform using garbage, has filed a case at lokayukta against the departments associated with the project. A legal notice has also been sent […]

Murukkampuzha residents move Court against Railways for contaminating ground water

Recently, Chinese Unified Bullet-Train Standards, with the speed of 350 kilometers per hour and completely independent intellectual property rights, officially started trials in the eastern suburbs of Beijing. The trials mark the impressive progress that research on the Chinese Unified Bullet-Train Standards has made thus far. Based on Chinese national […]

China’s Unified Bullet-Train Standards expected to be adopted by over ...

Thailand has been accusing China of overlooking laws and environmental protection standards. Some countries appreciate the Chinese way of doing business, because “their work is fast and inexpensive, but breach of local laws and lack of concern for environment are a cause of serious concern” according to a source from […]

Urban Rail boom in Southeast Asia could mean major Opportunity ...

General Director of the UIC Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX has said the outlook of a railway which connects Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia will create an outstanding prospect for development of international railway transportation system The UIC is the French acronym for the Union Internationale Des Chemins De Fer, […]

General Director of the UIC Jean Pier Lubino hails prospects ...

AP CM Naidu in Japan
During his three-day visit to Japan, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will make a strong pitch for investments in Andhra Pradesh.  He will spend a day at the 9th World Congress on High-Speed Rail-2015 at Tokyo to understand about the evolving High Speed Rail Technologies and its associated industry, and will discuss with […]

Chandrababu Naidu bats for Manufacturing Plants of Mitsubishi’s Rail and ...

Reports claim that Railway staff played with brakes after mishap to save driver. A video showing some railway employees entering the motorman’s cabin, some time after the mishap, and allegedly trying to apply brakes has been submitted to the four-member committee investigating the accident Mumbai CCG: The inquiry into the June […]

Bhayander-Churchgate Local Train accident at Churchgate takes a big twist

Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has installed a track magnet to its auxiliary warning system (AWS) at platform no 4 of the Churchgate station Monday afternoon. The magnet will slow down the speed of a train approaching terminal suburban stations, if the driver fails to do so. Trials are also […]

WR installs Speed Breaker Magnet to its Auxiliary Warning System ...

Bengaluru (SBC): To be officially launched within a week, is the brainchild of senior divisional commercial manager(DCM) of the Bengaluru Railway Division, Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu. “Bengaluru City would be the first railway station in the country to have a live website of its own,” he said. All details on […]

Bengaluru City would be the first Railway Station in the ...

Amritsar (ASR): The Railways is all set to kick off the 20-day overhauling of non-interlocking (signalling) and upgrade of railway operational facilities at the Amritsar Railway Station from July 10.The proposed massive mechanical work has prompted the railways to increase the staff strength at the station. As many as 34 station […]

Firozpur Division to begin 20-day Overhauling of Non-Interlocking (Signalling)

Mumbai: As part of its siver jubilee celebrations, the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has invited passengers to convey their experiences in the form of a letter. The letter/feedback is proposed to be published in the in-house magazine of Konkan Railway that is to be released on the Foundation Day […]

Konkan Railway celebrates Silver Jubilee year – invites feedback from ...

New Delhi:  Leading mobile travel  player Ixigo  has brought predictive  analytics  into play to help train travellers decide if their  place on the waiting list has a good chance. With over 1.5 million monthly active users, “Ixigo trains & hotels”, will now get PNR confirmation predictions in addition to information, […]

Ixigo brings its vast data base into play to predict ...

Uttukuli (UKL): Railways on Monday ordered a detailed departmental inquiry into the incident that happened at Uthukuli near here on Sunday where two trains came on the same track resulting in almost a near head-on collision. Official sources told that the inquiry was necessitated following the submission of the report […]

Railways initiates Departmental Inquiry into Uthukuli Train incident ordered

Ahmedabad (ADI): Sonia Gandhi’s political aide Ahmed Patel today demanded that the railway ministry should explore possibilities of running Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) trains between Bharuch and Ankleshwar to ease traffic disruption on Golden Bridge and Sardar bridge. “Patel met Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in Delhi and briefed him […]

Ahmed Patel demands MEMU Trains between Bharuch and Ankleshwar

In particular, the increase in loading was led by a 180% jump in steel loading from the newly modernized IISCO steel plant in Burnpur Kolkata (KOAA): Eastern Railway has shown significant growth in loading of industrial goods to 14.92 million tonne during the first quarter of the current financial year (April – June, 2015) […]

Eastern Railway reports 14.92 MT loading of industrial goods in ...

Chennai (MAS): Gateway Distriparks Ltd on Monday said that the Customs Appellate Tribunal had upheld a temporary suspension against its Container Freight Station (CFS) subsidiary Chandra CFS, first imposed by the Customs Department. The suspension will continue pending completion of an investigation within three months. The Customs permission for custodianship […]

Customs Appelate Tribunal upholds Temporary Suspension of Gateway Distriparks’ Chandra ...

Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will award civil works worth Rs 11000 crore for 32.5 km long Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor in September. The fully underground corridor will provide connectivity by Metro to Western suburbs, Island city and the international airport. MMRC’s managing director Ashwini Bhide said, “We will carry out technical […]

MMRC to award Works Contract worth Rs.11000 Cr. for 32.5Km ...

New Delhi: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), in order to boost to e-catering services in trains, will be extending the facility in about 1,144 trains running throughout the country. IRCTC has tied up with leading supply food chains to supply meals to the passengers. There has been a […]

E-Catering: IRCTC ties up with leading Supply Food Chains ...

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Kerala government today requested the Railways to implement the ambitious Sabari railway line project without insisting that the state bear half the cost. The project would be beneficial to millions of Ayyappa pilgrims from other states visiting the famous Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala every year. Replying to […]

Kerala ask Railways to implement Sabari Rail project

Khatmandu: Despite the one-year delay in ownership transfer of the land required to construct Container Freight Station (CFS) in Chobhar, Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board (NITDB) is gearing up to complete the project within the stipulated time — by 2018. The proposed project, being undertaken with the financial assistance of […]

Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board to commission Chobhar CFS by ...

Ganjam (GAM): Uncertainty looms large over setting up of the wagon factory at Sitalapalli in Odisha’s Ganjam district following allocation of meagre amount for the project in the last Railway budget. The proposal for construction of the railway wagon factory was first announced in 2011-12 by then railway minister Mamata […]

Uncertainty looms over Wagon Factory at Sitalapalli in Ganjam

Mumbai: One of the most ambitious suburban projects in Mumbai — the creation of an elevated Kurla Harbour line station — took off on Saturday, with the Central Railway coming out with a Rs.96 crore tender for the work. The plan is to award the tender by the first week […]

Tender out for Rs.96 Crore elevated Kurla Harbour station

Chennai (MAS): Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan revealed that the Centre is considering a proposal to establish a rail bridge linking Rameswaram (a coastal pilgrim centre in TN) and Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka. If the project materialises, the two countries would be linked. […]

Centre mulling Rail Bridge between Rameswaram and Talaimannar

Workers in the process of unloading urea that arrived at Salem Railway Goods shed on Sunday
Salem (SA): About 2,600 tonnes of imported urea for distribution to the farmers through the primary agricultural cooperative and credit societies in Salem and Namakkal districts arrived here by a special goods train on Sunday. The stock from Oman, a Gulf country, was imported by the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative […]

2600 Tonnes of Imported Urea arrives in Salem by special ...

The makers of actor-producer Dhanush’s next yet-to-be-titled Tamil project have erected a massive railway station set here to shoot some important sequences. the film revolves around a character’s journey in a train from here to Delhi. Prabhu Solomon is all set for his new film with Dhanush, which will start […]

Gigantic Railway Station set for Dhanush’s film

Srinagar: Railway officials on Saturday confirmed that the railway link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by the year 2020. Speaking at a press conference here, A.K.Puthaia, General Manager, Northern Railways said that the railway track from Jammu to Katra […]

Railway line from Banihal to Katra to be completed by ...