Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Representatives of various peoples’ organisations have demanded that the Railway Minister make a categorical announcement on formation of the new railway zone in Andhra Pradesh with headquarters in Visakhapatnam during his reported visit to the city on May 27. In a letter to the Railway Minister, former Union […]

Firm announcement on new Railway zone at Vizag sought

Flipkart, India’s emerging e-tailing giant, is valued by private equity investors at around $11 billion. In its next round of funding, it could get a valuation of $15 billion (that’s more than Rs 95,000 crore at current exchange rates). Snapdeal, another e-tailer, is currently valued at around $4-5 billion. Like […]

Railway Minister has a Goldmine in his Kitty that could ...

The Arunachal Pradesh government is planning to establish Cold Storage facilities jointly with Indian Railways in the state to facilitate agriculture and horticulture marketing and food processing. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during his recent NEC Plenary meeting at New Delhi had raised the issue of setting up of cold storage […]

Arunachal Govt and Railways plan to set up cold storages

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Kochi Metro will be extended from Kaloor to Kakkanad, chief minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. The 11.2 km extension will be done in the third phase of the project, the chief minister said here. The project cost is estimated at Rs 2016.46 crore and 11 more […]

Kochi Metro to be extended from Kaloor to Kakkanad

Bhubaneswar (BBS): Odisha state Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Majhi informed that the much-delayed Khordha-Balangir railway line project will be completed within six years. Odisha government and the Railway Board will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard very soon. Also, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be […]

Odisha Govt and Railways to sign MOU for Khordha-Balangir railway ...

The ministry has decided to mark the event with a 15-day drive by carrying out 23 types of activities. Top Railways officers, who are generally in charge of managing affairs at the policy levels, will speak to passengers and ask them about the quality of services, food and cleanliness New Delhi: […]

Railways 15-day drive: 80 Officers to inspect stations, interact with ...

Ex Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya and chairman of a petition committee of Lok Sabha MPs, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, travel in a local train on Tuesday to understand commuters’ problems Mumbai: The petition committee of Parliament on Tuesday visited Mumbai’s suburban railway stations — Bhandup, Mulund and Churchgate […]

Petition Committee of Parliament visits Mumbai Railway Stations to check ...

Indian Railways logged a record 20% growth in passenger earnings in April because of the doubling of the advance reservation period to 120 days. The move also pushed up total earnings up by a historic 18%, probably paving the way for sustained rise in earnings for the national transporter. The […]

Advance reservations see Railways post record earnings growth in April

Ahmedabad (ADI): On board an intercity train called EMU (electrical multiple unit), how important is it to hold on to the grab handle so that one does not fall on some other person or in a long-distance train, to get on to the upper berth without having to go through […]

Railways, NID go back to the drawing board to improve ...

The head of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority wants potential investors such as Japanese railway companies to pitch into projects in his country, saying he believes overall Japanese investment can surge in the next few years. “On the optimistic side, I think we have an opportunity to double the […]

Saudi Arabia seeks Japanese investment in Railways, Energy

A photo identity card and an ID to be provided E-ticketing, concession-based ticketing for the differently-abled in the railways was started yesterday. The differently-abled people will get a photo identity card and will be provided with a log-in ID and password, the details of which will be maintained by the […]

Railways starts e-ticketing service for differently-abled

New Delhi: Empowering Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has allocated major administrative work to the junior minister. Sinha has been entrusted with all tasks except those that require the specific approval of Prabhu as per statutory requirements. According a recent circular, the allocation of work […]

Prabhu empowers MoS Railways, allocates major tasks

Chandigarh (CDG): Punjab government on Tuesday said it has renamed Attari railway station in Amritsar as “Attari Sham Singh” railway station in a tribute to the great Sikh General. The railway station was renamed after General Sham Singh Attariwala who joined the Sikh military in 1817 and during the Afghan-Sikh […]

Punjab renames Attari railway station as Attari Sham Singh railway ...

Chennai (MAS): Ever since Chennaiites first visualised Metro Rail trains zooming by in the city and realised how it would revolutionise travel within, they have dreamt of riding the metro to work and home. And, this dream has never been as close to realisation as it is now. On Tuesday, […]

After endless postponements & delays, it seems the days of ...

New Delhi: Former Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi explains that the Railways is about generating long-term economic benefits, not profit. Dinesh Trivedi, who chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways, is remembered more for his short stint as the Railways minister in the UPA-II regime when he was removed from […]

Railways is about generating long-term economic benefits, not profit: Dinesh ...

New Delhi: Riding high on two rate hikes, Indian Railways has reported a sharp 17 per cent increase in its freight revenue that hit Rs 9,461 crore in April this year. The national transporter carried 90 million tonnes of freight traffic during this period, managing to register a nominal 1.14 per […]

Railways chug faster with higher Freight income

Davorlim: Goa Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado on Wednesday said that the work on the multi-utility sports facility for Navelim will commence within the next couple of months. Furtado was speaking after a foundation stone for upgradation of Navelim sub-health centre which will have 10 beds and built at a cost […]

Work on Davorlim Railway overbridge shortly: Avertano

No one has might to buy Indian Railways; ‘No committee has ever recommended a privatisation of the kind that has been envisaged. The Bibek Debroy Committee also has not recommended it,’ says Suresh Prabhu in an interview with media Q: Why is privatisation such a bad word for one of […]

Railways not a company where you can transfer ownership to ...

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): Soon many of the railway stations in the Thiruvananthapuram division will get a new look including beautiful gardens to welcome commuters and new infrastructure like coach indication boards on the platforms. The divisional authorities are effecting the beautification drive by inviting sponsorships from MNCs and other interested parties. […]

Railway stations on Thiruvananthapuram Division to get makeover as MNCs ...

New Delhi: India’s long-pending plan to put Sikkim on the railway map is stuck in a procedural muddle even as China has made rapid progress with its rail line that will reach close to Nathu La, the strategic border post in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to […]

As China Rail link nears Nathu La pass, red tape ...

Patna (PBNE): A presentation on the revised detailed project report for the proposed Patna Metro rail would be made before chief minister Nitish Kumar on May 20. Officials of Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), the agency of Indian Railways assigned the task of preparing the feasibility report and […]

RITES ready with revised DPR for submission to CM on ...

Ravi Shankar Sinha ADRM SA
Salem (SA): Ravi Shekhar Sinha has assumed charge as Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) of the Salem Division, Southern Railway. He succeeds V. Thavamani Pandi, who has been posted as the Chief Engineer (workshops), Southern Railway, Chennai. Belonging to the 1986 batch of the Indian Railway Stores Services (IRSS), Mr Sinha was […]

Southern Railway Salem division gets new ADRM

HSR in China
By the end of 2014, the length of functioning high-speed railway lines in China exceeded more than 16,000 kilometers, more than anywhere else in the world. High Speed Railway in Color is a crowdfunded book about how the country developed its ambitious high-speed railway project. The book is likely to […]

An insider’s account of how High-speed Rail developed in China

MUD cleared the Decks for Metro Rail operations on single line.  Delhi and Chennai Metros to benefit from changes to Metro Railway General Rules.  Delhi commuters now all set to avail Metro Rail services between Mandi House-ITO Station very soon and Chennai commuters between Koyambedu-Alandur section New Delhi: Commuters of Delhi are […]

Way cleared for Metro Ops on Single Line – Changes ...

An electric pole fell on the electric lines of the Delhi Metro near Janakpuri Metro Station in New Delhi on Tuesday
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro operated trains on a single tarck between Janakpuri West and Subhash Nagar stretch here on Tuesday in the wake of dust storms that lashed the city, giving Metro commuters a harrowing time. According to an official, the single-track commutation was resorted to as overhead electric […]

Delhi Metro rail services interrupted due to dust storms

New Delhi: Indian Railways commodity-wise freight traffic earnings were Rs. 9461.47 crore during the month of April 2015 compared to Rs. 8071.18 crore of during the same period last year, registering an increase of 17.23 per cent. Out of this Rs. 9461.47 crore, Rs. 4623.77 crore generated from transportation of 46.07 […]

Railways’ Commodity-Wise Freight Traffic Earnings up by 17.23 percent during ...

Noida: Taking forward the 28.8-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday initiated technical bids for the testing as well as commissioning of train control, signalling and telecommunication systems for the sanctioned route. The selected agency will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, operations, […]

Technical Bids initiated for Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail link

Ahmedabad (ADI): Former IAS officer turned entrepreneur Sanjay Gupta, accused of corruption during his stint with Ahmedabad Metro, was sent to judicial custody on Tuesday after the state CID decided not to seek further custody. The next hearing of the case is scheduled on May 21. Gupta was arrested on […]

Fall of Sanjay Gupta: From IAS to conman

After years of delay, work on the Rs 81,000 crore Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project, India’s ambitious attempt to reform freight transport, has picked up pace. With most of the land and funding requirement for the project tied-up, the management is confident of starting phased commissioning beginning 2018, Adesh Sharma, […]

“We will start commissioning Dedicated Freight Corridors by 2018″: Adesh ...

Ahmedabad (ADI): Criminal Investigation Department (CID)-Crime, Gujarat Police today didn’t demand further remand of Ahmedabad Metro rail scam accused former IAS officer Sanjay Gupta and Radhesh Bhatt. Gupta who was earlier sent on four days remand told the court that he was pressurized during remand. Gupta also sought protection from […]

MEGA Metro Rail scam accused former IAS sent to Judicial ...

New Delhi: Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) — the finance arm of Indian Railways — has sought bids from bond arrangers for issuing rupee-denominated foreign bonds, sources in the company and a bond arranger told. “We have sent request for proposal (RFP) to appoint arrangers for our overseas rupee-denominated bond issue. […]

IRFC seeks bids for arrangers to rupee-denominated bonds

Chennai (MAS): The Railways has decided to run the recently flagged off two air-conditioned Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) coaches on the Chennai-Puducherry-Tirupati route to cater to tourists. The DEMUs were manufactured for the first time by the ICF in Chennai. Railway officials indicated that the coach, which was originally […]

Air-conditioned DEMU Coaches to attract Tourists on Chennai-Pondy-Tirupati Route

New Delhi: Chairing the first meeting of the newly-constituted Advisory Board on Financial Matters, Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday drew the attention to the huge investment requirement in Railways and the various sources and structures under consideration to mobilize the required resources. He discussed with leading bankers […]

First Meeting of Advisory Board for Railway Financial matters held; ...

No PPP mode for light metros; PPP model has failed in several metro projects including the phase 2 of Delhi Metro: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): A High Level meeting held today at Thiruvananthapuram has rejected the proposal of the state Finance Department to have private sector participation in the proposed […]

Kerala nod to DMRC on twin ‘Light Metro’ projects; rejects ...

Rail link to J&K may just have turned more distant as High Court concerned about safety of Katra-Banihal section. Delhi High Court orders for a stringent investigation and action against the officials involved in construction of Katra-Banihal Rail line. New Delhi: The dream of an unbroken rail link between Jammu & Kashmir […]

Delhi HC gives centre 1 month to reply on alleged ...

The leopard that was found dead near Devlali on Railway track
Devlali (DVL): A six-year-old male leopard was killed in a rail accident near Bhagur, Deolali on early Monday morning, bringing the toll of the cats killed in the district to three this year. The locals had spotted the animal several times in Deolali in the past few months. This is the […]

Third leopard killed in rail accident near Bhagur, Devlali

Bangalore (SBC): The Indian Railways has filed a complaint with the Upa Lokayukta, stating that Mantri Developers had encroached its property behind its Mantri Mall project in Malleswaram. The Indian Railways represented by South Western Railway (SWR) stated that despite an application being filed for the survey of the property, the Assistant […]

Railway Ministry files complaint against Bangalore based Builder over Land ...

Chennai (MAS): Work on the metro rail network in the city has run into trouble as the works of Chennai Metro Rail on the Parrys-Saidapet line was in a state of impasse for the 20th consecutive day, after the sub-contractors stopped work, protesting that the Russian company had not paid them […]

Chennai Metro works in Limbo as Russian Co. vanishes overnight ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Eastern Railway all set to launch a massive cross-verification drive to stop the malpractices by unscrupulous persons in cornering seats/berths in mail/express trains. The basic objective of this cross-verification drive is to ascertain the genunity of passengers booking/cancelling the reserved accommodation in mail/express trains. The Railway administration seeks […]

ER’s drive against malpractices in reservation

Beijing: China has approved close to 250 billion yuan ($40.30 billion) of railway and subway projects, the country’s top economic planner said on Monday, as Beijing ramps up efforts to support growth amid a wider slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on its […]

A day after Modi’s visit, China invests $40Bn on bolstering ...

Kolkata (KOAA): A four-year-old deadlock stalling a Metro expansion project has been broken with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee doing what she could have done long back. Sometime in the past week, the chief minister told party colleagues to see that 60 squatter families were relocated from Duttabad, off EM Bypass, […]

4yr old deadlock on Metro Extn seems to have been broken ...

Noida: The deck has been cleared for Metro to be expanded to Greater Noida West (also called Noida Extension), following last week’s Supreme Court order dismissing pleas against land acquisition in the area. Officials said before the order, there was suspense over land use in the area. Buyers and builders were […]

Works of Metro Rail extension to Greater Noida to begin ...

Pune: Pedestrians First, a NGO working for sustainable public transport and issues concerning safety of pedestrians, has requested the union ministry of urban development that there should be two separate detailed project reports (DPRs) for the two metro corridors. The NGO, in an email sent to the ministry, pointed out that […]

Make two separate Project Reports for 2 metro corridors: Pune ...

New Delhi: The pithead stock at Coal India mines increased by 15.2 per cent to 53 million tonnes (MT) in the fiscal ended March 31, as the company is facing constraints in evacuation infrastructure. The PSU’s pithead stock – coal which has been mined, but not yet lifted for supplies – […]

Pithead Stock at Coal India mines increased by 15.2 percent ...

Railway Projects 2014-15
New Delhi: The government might be busy projecting Indian Railways as the vehicle of economic growth, but the national transporter is yet to catch up on project award and implementation.  Analysts tracking the infrastructure sector say, the Railways, with the exception of the dedicated freight corridor project, is witnessing weak tendering. […]

IR, with the exception of DFC project, witness weak tendering: ...

Vadodara (BRC): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has sought support of all political parties to make India the single largest market in the world by implementing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in the country. Prabhu pitched for support from all political parties at a function held at Kabir Farm on the […]

Railway Minister seeks support of Political Parties to pass GST ...

Operation of railway services has progressed a lot since the advent of the first locomotive. Railways is the most preferred mode of transport for more than 70% of the population. With changing times, railway operations and services have developed with better orientation towards customers. Management of railways, ticketing systems and […]

Role of ICT in future Railway operations – How Technology ...

Nagpur Metro
Solar power to meet Nagpur Metro Rail’s 40% energy needs Nagpur (NGP): The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL) has decided to use Solar Power in a big way to run the service and wants to tie up with a foreign government for technology and finance. The company wants to have […]

Nagpur Metro proposes Solar Power for its operations

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President V M Sudheeran today opined that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and metroman E Sreedharan should be entrusted with the task of construction of the proposed Light Metro Project in the state. Seeking to retain E Sreedharan, Principal Advisor to DMRC, at the helm of  […]

KPCC demands work of Light Metro project should be entrusted ...

Kochi: Denying criticism the construction of Kochi Metro was progressing behind the schedule, its implementing agency Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday said it was the fastest in the country. “Though we are facing land acquisition hurdles, we’re confident of operating trains on the 18-km stretch from Aluva to […]

Kochi Metro work fastest in country: DMRC

tvc light metro
Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): As chief minister Oommen Chandy is all set to meet principal adviser of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) E Sreedharan on Monday to sort out issues in implementation of light metro projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode, the debate over public-private-partnership (PPP) mode has intensified. The state government is […]

Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Light Metro: Crucial Meet Today

Chennai (MAS): With Metro Rail gearing up to start services on Koyambedu-Alandur route, the company is all set to build its main headquarters in Nandanam. A tender has been floated to identify a contractor to construct a cluster of buildings, tallest of which is going to comprise a ground floor with […]

Chennai Metro Rail floats tender to build HQ in Nandanam

Tathagata Roy (69) is an Indian politician, Engineer and an Author, has been appointed as the new Governor of Tripura. He was president of the West Bengal state unit of Bhartiya Janata Party from 2002 till 2006.
Tathagata Roy studied civil engineering , worked with Indian Railways as General Manager and Chief Engineer (Designs) at Kolkata Metro, and taught at Jadavpur University before joining BJP; he also has a law degree from Calcutta University and has authored various books. Tathagata Roy may well have rued that his new […]

The ‘elite intellectual’, from Railway Engineer to GM to Prof ...

Hitachi-inspire the next
Rangoon: Hitachi will supply a signal system to a Myanmar railway project in an order that ultimately could total 10 billion yen ($83 million). Working with trading house Mitsubishi Corp., the Japanese infrastructure builder will install a signal system for part of a key railway connecting Yangon and Myanmar’s second-largest […]

Hitachi wins order for Railway Signaling contract in Myanmar