V.B. Gadgil
Hyderabad: V B Gadgil, Chief Executive and Managing Director, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, was conferred the ‘Infrastructure Person of the Year’ award and LTMRHL was named ‘Upcoming Metro Rail Project of the Year’ during the 5th Construction Week India Awards Night held at Mumbai. Chennai Metro, Jaipur Metro, Rapid […]

L&T Hyderabad Metro wins Infrastructure Award

Alstom Train set Gurgaon
Siemens extends Gurgaon metro line in India as turnkey system Gurgaon (GGN): Rapid Metro Gurgaon today announced the arrival of its first train of South Extension in Gurgaon. The trains are from Siemens and will be similar to trains of Phase- 1. Welcoming the first train, Mr.Rajiv Banga, Managing Director and […]

Rapid Metro Gurgaon receives its First Train of South Extension

Shinzo Abe Japanese PM
Suresh Prabhu explores possibilities of ‘zero accident rate’ in Indian Railways with Japan PM New Delhi: India’s Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu, who is on a week long two-nation trip, met Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe at Tokyo yesterday and discussed the possibilities and avenues of technology cooperation between […]

India’s Railway Minister meets Japanese PM, to visit South Korea

The model of the Railway Midlife Coach factory proposed with an investment of up to Rs.500 Crore at Panchalingala village in Kurnool district
If set up soon, the railway unit can bring around 3,000 jobs Kurnool: A ray of hope for drought-hit Kurnool district is the midlife coach factory proposed to be built by the railways. If the Centre gives it a dash of momentum, it has the potential to give a fillip […]

Kurnool Midlife Coach Factory caught in Birth pangs

MEGA Metro Map
The metro train project is being executed by Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad Co. Ltd. The decision was taken in the Project Committee meeting of the company held on 31st August in New Delhi and LoA was issued to the consortium on 4th September, the company said in a statement […]

French firm Systra-led Consortium roped in for Ahmedabad Metro project

dmrc rush faridabad metro
New Delhi: DMRC probably underestimated the Faridabad crowd,” said a passenger while travelling by the ITO-Faridabad Metro during peak evening hours on Day 1 of full operation on Monday. The line was inaugurated amid much fanfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. “Four coaches are just not sufficient and a […]

Travelling by Faridabad Metro is no less a task – ...

Transport Allowance
Transport Allowance increased for Railway Employees in Select Cities on the basis of re-classification of such cities as per Census 2011. Rates of Transport Allowance paid to Central Government Employees and Railway Employees are as per classification cities which is based on population. As per Census 2011, five cities have crossed […]

Transport Allowance increased for Railway Employees in select Cities (Download)

Metro Rail losses
Every metropolitan rail system in India—and mostly across the world—runs at a loss, so the endeavour of these systems is always to reduce these losses. The 13-year-old Delhi Metro has proved to be adept at doing just that. The 6-line metro system serving India’s national capital territory incurs a loss […]

Merging of Metro & Suburban Rail Systems would do well ...

LHB Coaches on IR
Come 2016, Indian Railways will roll out coaches using German technology. Four coach factories will replace the indigenously-designed carriages with 4,000 Linke Holfmann Bush (LHB) coaches. However, the Indian Railways is not planning to make a complete shift to LHBs on rail tracks, but the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF)-designed old […]

Indian Railways to roll out 4,000 LHB coaches on track ...

Marri Raghavaiah
New Delhi: With the government giving in-principle approval to the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for defence personnel, workers at Indian Railways, the country’s largest employer, are asking for similar pension benefit, arguing their duties too are “hazardous, risky and complex”. Railway employees work at over 8,000 Railway stations […]

Railway Employees demands OROP; says their duties too are ‘hazardous, ...

IR freight growth Q1-2015
New Delhi: Growth in railway freight volumes is slowing. Freight volume growth slowed to 2% in the June quarter compared with 4% a year ago. In absolute terms, the incremental freight volumes have almost halved. Compared with 11 million tonnes (mt) in the three months to June 2014, railways carried […]

Incremental Freight Volumes on IR have almost halved; Q1 Growth ...

ir is great
The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the borrower for the national transporter, will play the intermediary for raising a large part of the proposed Rs 1,50,000-crore loan… New Delhi: The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the borrower for the national transporter, will play the intermediary for raising a large part […]

IRFC to facilitate Indian Railways Rs.1,50,000 Crore LIC loan

Navi Mumbai Metro DPR
Mumbai: The RITES Limited is likely to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for Phases II (MIDC Taloja-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar) and III (Taloja MIDC-Pendhar) Interlink of the Navi Mumbai Metro as well as connectivity to the Navi Mumbai International Airport. CIDCO hopes to initiate the tendering process for Phase-II by next year. The […]

CIDCO zeroes in on RITES Ltd for Navi Mumbai Metro ...

(L to R) – Shri. Abu George(Regional Head & Assistant General Manager – Bangalore North), Shri. Jose K Mathew (Zonal Head & Deputy General Manager – Bangalore), Shri. Ashutosh Khajuria( President – Treasury and Network II Head), Shri. Pradeep Singh Kharola ( Managing Director & CEO – BMRCL) and Shri. Prasad Guntupalli ( Managing Director & CEO – Attra Infotech)
Bangalore: Metro commuters have yet another saving option. Federal Bank has launched Namma Metro transit cum debit card with the BMRCL. Commuters can recharge this card and enjoy discounted travel ranging from 15-21% on fares. Daily commuters can recharge for trips between definite selected stations up to 100 trips and […]

Federal Bank launches Fed Flash Transit Cards for Bangalore Metro ...

Metro tunnelling
Kolkata: Metro Railway will make an all-out effort to resolve issues that have affected the construction of the East-West corridor from the Howrah Maidan end. This was indicated by Metro Railway general manager A K Kapoor, who inspected the stretch from Howrah Maidan to Salt Lake Sector-V on Thursday and spoke […]

Kolkata’s East-West Metro tunneling to start from Howrah in Sept

Shilpi Cable
New Delhi: Buoyed by government’s target of electrifying the entire 65,000 km railway route, Shilpi Cable Technologies plans to enter the railways segment by manufacturing catenary wires to meet the demand, a senior company official said. The company has also planned a capex of Rs 50 crore till 2016-17 that […]

Shilpi Cable to foray into Railway Electrification segment

Water Wagons
Mumbai: The state will send drinking water in railway wagons to drought-hit areas if needed. Also, fodder for animals will be available from neighbouring state, said CM Devendra Fadnavis in Pandharpur on Sunday. He is on a tour of drought-hit areas. “I have spoken to railway minister Suresh Prabhu about water […]

Maha CM to transport water to drought-hit areas through Railway ...

track doubling mys-sbc
After five long years, the South Western Railway (SWR) has finally invited tenders for doubling of Yelahanka-Penukonda and Tumakuru-Arsikere rail lines.  Tenders have been floated for works on a 55-km stretch on the Yelahanka-Penukonda (121 km) section and for 36 km on the Tumakaru-Arsikere (97 km) section Bangalore (SBC): Railways Minister […]

SWR invites Tenders for Doubling of Yelahanka-Penukonda & Tumkur-Arsikere sections

Thane Metro
Thane: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday assured Thanekars that their much-awaited Metro Rail dream would be realised soon. The CM said that work on Thane Metro might begin this year itself and the project would be completed in time-bound manner. The CM, who inaugurated the renovated Town Hall and […]

Thane Metro project work might start this year: Devendra Fadnavis

Rail Coach Factory project in Rae Bareli has seen many hiccups, from land issues to employees unwilling to shift to the town
Rae Bareli (RBL): Raebareli rail coach factory might start full-fledged production by end of the year. After starting production in 2011, the factory has produced only 375 assembled coaches so far.  The ‘synchronization’ of machines is on at the factory which will ensure full production, said sources. The factory was set-up […]

Raebareli Coach Factory to start Full-fledged Production by year end

Modi inaugurating Faridabad Metro
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Delhi Metro would be an attraction for the world because of its environment friendliness while inaugurating the Badarpur-Faridabad Metro. Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Virender Singh, Rao Inderjet Singh and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh accompanied the Prime Minister […]

Prime Minister Modi travels by Delhi Metro to inaugurate Badarpur-Faridabad ...

Solar Panels DMRC
New Delhi: SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, today announced the successful installation and operation of eight solar systems for India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The Badarpur-Faridabad metro line, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, “is the first metro line in the DMRC […]

SunEdison installs Solar systems on DMRC’s Badarpur-Faridabad Line

Tuticorin Station
Tuticorin (TN): Residents of Tuticorin and traders are expecting more rail infrastructure to connect Madurai and other cities since Tuticorin has been announced as one of the Smart Cities in India by the Centre, according to D.R.Kodeeswaran, Secretary, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The much awaited project of new and […]

Tuticorin Chamber of Commerce & Industry draw high Hopes for ...

Track Restoration works were carried out in full swing and rail traffic was restored within few hours of the accident near Poovanur Railway station at Vriddhachalam
Puvanur (PVN): Having inspected the spot where the Chennai Egmore–Mangalore Express derailed near Puvanur in the Villupuram–Tiruchi chord line section recently, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Southern Circle, S.K. Mittal will conduct a full-fledged inquiry into the accident on September 8. Mr. Mittal will conduct the statutory probe at […]

CRS to hold probe into Puvanur derailment

Jeypore RS
Odisha to sign MoU with Railway Ministry for much-awaited Jeypore-Nabarangpur, Jeypore-Malkangiri railway projects Bhubaneswar (BBS): The much-awaited Jeypore-Nabarangpur, Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project is expected to gain memento as the state government will sign a MoU with the railway ministry said Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi. The desire to do something for the people […]

Jeypore-Nabarangpur, Jeypore-Malkangiri railway projects to take off shortly

Nagpur: In view of the lacklustre response, the Railway Board has revised the policy to engage station ticket booking agents (STBAs) to issue unreserved tickets at ‘E’ category stations. Non-suburban stations with less than 1 crore earnings annually fall under the ‘E’ category. These stations are small and are also […]

Railways revises Policy of Ticket Booking agency (SBTAs)

DG RPF Insignia
Secunderabad: Nine members of Railway Protection Force (RPF), South Central Railway were awarded with Director General/RPF’s Insignia & Commendation – 2015. Every year, Director General, Railway Protection Force, New Dehli presents these awards to RPF Personnel of Indian Railways in recognition of their commendable services. Umesh Singh, Addl. General Manager, […]

Nine RPF/SCR Personnel Awarded with DG/RPFs Insignia & Commendation

texmaco steel foundry
Mumbai: Rail freight car manufacturer and engineering services firm Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd today said its Joint Venture partner Australia-based UGL Ltd has initiated a discussion to exit from the Joint Venture due to drying up of orders in the Australian market. “In view of downturn in locomotive sales […]

Australian partner UGL mulls exiting Texmaco Rail Joint Venturre

CRB at Pune
Pune: Chairman of Railway Board AK Mittal stressed on the need to ensure punctuality of trains and cleanliness on the station during his interaction with officials of the Pune Railway Division recently. Mittal was in the city on Saturday to inaugurate the integrated security system set up at the station with […]

CRB visits Pune Railway station to inaugurate Integrated Security System

Railways in Telangana
Secunderabad: Indian Railways would extend full support in strengthening and expanding the rail network in Telangana, Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal said here today. Mittal discussed the development plans of Telangana in a meeting with the state Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma here and assured support for railway infrastructure development. […]

CRB assures to help expand Railways network in Telangana

Rail projects in Jharkhand
Ranchi (RNC): Transport minister C.P. Singh has finalised the contours of a joint venture company that is to be set up for executing nine new rail projects across Jharkhand and passed on the proposal, framed according to a decision of the railway ministry, to chief minister Raghubar Das for his […]

JV of Jharkhand and Railways on CM’s table for final ...

Nagpur Metro
Nagpur (NGP): The Nagpur metro rail has achieved a major landmark with German government-owned development bank KfW sanctioning a 500 million Euro (over Rs.3,500 crore) loan. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has cleared it and Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) is expected to get a letter from his ministry in […]

Germany clears Rs.3,500 Crore loan for Nagpur Metro Rail

Wagon Detention
Mangalore (MAQ): Palakkad division of Southern Railway has urged freight customers to avoid detention of wagons at loading and unloading points. Addressing a customers’ meet at Palakkad on Thursday, Anand Prakash, Divisional Railway Manager of Palakkad division, said detention of wagons at loading and unloading points is not economical to […]

Freight users told to avoid Wagon Detention

Chennai Egmore Mangalore derailment
Tiruchi: The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Bengaluru, S.K.Mittal, launched an inquiry into the Chennai Egmore-Mangalore express train derailment near Vriddhachalam on Friday. Accompanied by the Additional General Manager, Southern Railway, R.Venkadasamy, Tiruchi Divisional Railway Manager A.K.Agarwal and other senior officers, the CRS inspected the accident spot. The CRS inquiry […]

CRS Bangalore launch probe into Chennai Egmore-Mangalore express derailment

Secunderabad: Here is some good news on the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) front. The 4.5-km railway line between Tellapur and Ramachandrapuram that is part of the phase II project could become the first section to be completed. MMTS phase II works are currently on between Ghatkesar and Sanathnagar via Moula […]

Twin Cities MMTS Phase-II works on the Fast Track

A.K.Mital, Chairman Railway Board hold high level meeting with GMs of Five Zones to review performance
Secunderabad: A.K.Mital, Chairman Railway Board held a high level Full Board meeting today i.e. 4th September, 2015 with the General Managers (GM’s) of Five Zones viz., East Coast Railway, Southern Railway, South Central Railway, South East Central Railway and South Western Railway at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The full board meeting […]

CRB holds High Level Performance Review with GMs of Five ...

Coal Minister Mr.Piyush Goyal visits Talcher Coalfields of MCL in Odisha
Coal minister bats for rail network in Odisha. Piyush Goyal hints that Odisha to earn over Rs 45,600 crore from coal block auction Bhubaneswar (BBS): Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said he has suggested to the Odisha government to ink a joint venture with Coal India Limited (CIL) […]

Rail Infra upgrade needed for more Coal from Talcher: Coal ...

Naidu with Sreedharan
Vijayawada: Even as Union Ministry of Urban Development raised doubts over the feasibility of Vijayawada Metro Rail, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu requested E.Sreedharan, former CMD/DMRC and Advisor for various Metro Rail projects in the State, to ensure that it starts taking shape at the earliest. “Funding is not a […]

Chandrababu Naidu looks at JICA for investment in Vijayawada Metro ...

Jeff Immelt Chief Executive Officer, GE
CEO Jeff Immelt says the company is keen to invest much more in India and in projects to boost its infrastructure in various sectors. The announcement comes ahead of GE’s chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt’s visit to India later this month Mumbai: General Electric Co. is looking to make further investments […]

GE to invest in India’s Rail, Power, Healthcare sectors

UAE Minister with Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi: UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyam today met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here and discussed on possible cooperation on rail sector between both countries. UAE Minister was told about the various opportunities of investment and ongoing rail projects in the country, said a senior […]

UAE Foreign Affairs Minister discusses on Cooperation in Railway Sector ...

In the North, Jaipur-Chennai Express derails at Jaipur Junction while in the South, Chennai-Mangalore Central Express derails near Poovanur Station Jaipur / Chennai:  The engine of Jaipur-Chennai Express was derailed at the Jaipur junction on Thursday. A major accident was averted since the speed of the train was slow. Bayana passenger […]

Derailments of two Passengers Trains irks Railways, casualties averted

Kochi TVC Metro
Sreedharan’s concern over ambiguity in communications Thiruvananthapuram: Reiterating yet again that the Rs.6,728-crore Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Light Metro rail projects will be executed (by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) on the lines of the Kochi metro rail project, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Thursday that specifics of the twin […]

Kerala chooses Kochi Metro model for Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro

The 43,000 SqMt Railway Land in Bandra put up for lease by Railways
Mumbai Bandra (BA): A 43,000 square metre of railway land close to the in Bandra (East) station, which has seen three failed tenders for commercial development since May last year, is being readied again for commercial development. The railways is setting up a panel to re-valuate the land’s worth. However, […]

Railways to set up Panel to re-evaluate Bandra land’s worth, auction ...

Mumbai: Central Railway has already announced running of Unreserved DEMU Special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival. Now, this DEMU special trains will have one AC coach and it will halt at Pen too. Train No. 01107 Special will leave Panvel at 11.10 hrs on September […]

CR to attach AC Coach in Panvel-Chiplun DEMU Special with ...

Mumbai: The railway is miffed with the state government for refusing to loosen its purse strings and fund the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) IV. The railway said it could not afford two big projects i.e. the Andheri-Virar and Panvel-CST elevated fast corridors which will cost around Rs 17,000 as […]

Railways miffed with Maharashtra for refusing funds

IR Power Transmission
New Delhi: Indian Railways (IR) expects to save nearly Rs 2,500 Crore annually during the next three years as it plans to procure 1,060 MW of power through the competitive bidding route for the first time, a move that will do away with the established practice of procuring power from […]

IR takes aggressive steps to cut Power costs; plans to ...

Gwalior Sheopur Heritage Train
Gwalior: For over a century, the world’s longest narrow gauge railway route between Gwalior and Sheopur in Madhya Pradesh has been carrying hundreds of passengers everyday. But soon it will cease to exist. The North Central Railway has decided to close down the last stretch of the Maharaja Railway or […]

Jhansi Division’s Gwalior-Sheopur Heritage Rail Track to fade away into ...

Iron ore Freight by Train India
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has slashed the cost of transporting iron ore for exports for the first time since March 2012 by levying a flat distance-based charge across all slabs in response to “significant changes in the market”. The new distance-based charge has been set at a uniform Rs […]

IR slashes Freight Rates to boost Iron Ore exports; levy ...

Mumbai Metro III Project
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked the state if it was willing to deposit the compensation account for over 100 acres of land in Kanjurmarg which it wants for the Metro III project. Hearing an application filed by the state to lift a two decade old status quo order […]

Mumbai Metro-III: HC asks State if it is willing to ...

“We have identified 23 out of 54 Duronto trains whose technical stoppages would be converted into commercial ones to increase patronage,” said Railway Board officials.  Reservations w.e.f. Jan 1 for Duronto trains to be suspended for this arrangement New Delhi: Railways have decided to convert technical stoppages of 23 Duronto trains […]

Railways to convert Technical Stoppages of 23 Duronto Trains into ...