IR Line of Control
Unaccountability had emboldened the cadre officials to take lightly the maintenance of Railway System in India. Railway officials always talk about CRS when they are blamed for lack of critical analysis and action when derailment happens, and say that since CRS come under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, there is no bias, […]

WR, CR officials claims ‘Immunity’ over the Safety Reports of ...

Crevice corrosion can be noted at the location underneath the metal liner.
Mumbai: Though the exact cause of Tuesday’s derailment on the Western Railway will be known only after a detailed probe, railway officials said the mishap could have been due to a foreign body, or a part of the train’s underbelly, coming into contact with the track. Their theory is based […]

Damaged Fastening Clips near Accident Spot offers clues in Mumbai ...

Ultrasonic Flaw Detection of Rail Tracks
Railway officials say it’s a route inspection to ensure passenger safety Dindigul (DG): A special safety audit team from Southern Railway, Chennai, led by Chief Safety Officer John Thomas, checked safety aspects in major stations and level crossings in Dindigul-Tiruchi section on Wednesday. Talking to press persons before commencing the […]

Safety Audit begins in Dindigul-Tiruchi section

UITP Conference
Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has joined the UITP Mobility Week campaign to create awareness on public transport. The campaign, organised by International Association of Public Transport (UITP), kicked off in 92 countries on Wednesday. It will be on till September 22. Participants are expected to display messages including the one “celebrating […]

Chennai Metro Rail joins UITP Mobility Week campaign

RailTel Dainik Bhaskar TPaaS & IBW LOI
Mumbai: One of India’s most popular Media conglomerate M/s DB Corp Ltd (Dainik Bhaskar Group) placed an LOI (Letter of Intent) on RailTel for deployment of End to End Telepresence As A Service (TPASS) in which the TelePresense and Internet Bandwidth services will be availed by DB Corporate for a period […]

Dainak Bhaskar Group places LOI on RailTel for Telepresence & ...

track doubling works on Mysore Divn
Bangalore: Two Track doubling works between Tumakuru-Arsikere and Chikjajur-Harihar-Hubbali sections under the Mysuru Railway Division which was accorded clearance by the Railway Board, will help ease traffic congestion on the stretch and reduce commuting time significantly. A high-level meeting of senior officials was held in the city recently and the […]

Tumkur-Arsikere Track doubling to improve Operational Efficiency and Connectivity in ...

Nagpur: Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL) will receive a loan to the tune of 500 million euro (Rs 3,700 crore) from German government-owned development bank KfW, as a part of fund required for the project. Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, has cleared the loan proposal from KfW Germany […]

Nagpur Metro Rail to get Rs 3,700 Crore Soft Loan ...

Kolkata: Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd (Texmaco), an Adventz group company, will acquire a majority stake of 76 per cent in the Mumbai-based Railway Electrification company Bright Power Projects (India) Private Limited in a bid to turn into a total rail solutions provider for an enterprise value of Rs 100 crore. The […]

Texmaco to pump Rs.76 Crore in acquisitions

CM Devendra Fadnavis chairs rail meet, decides to fast-track state railways. State Rail Infrastructure to get boost with new body in three months Mumbai: The Maharashtra government and the ministry of railways will be setting up Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC) within three months to provide a boost to railway […]

Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation soon

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court has struck down as unjust and illegal the railways’ selection of halt agents through draw of lots by children. Halt agents are locals appointed on contract to issue tickets on a commission basis at small railway stations. When there’s more than one applicant, the railways usually […]

HC Judge trashes Selection of Halt Agents through Draw of ...

Senior Citzens
New Delhi: Traveling public have questioned the new rule of the Railways that extends concession for senior citizens only if they travel alone. So far, the senior citizens – men aged 60 years and above and women over 58 years – were eligible to avail themselves of the concession even […]

New Rule on concession to Senior Citizens in Railways draws ...

AFD Team
French Agency Agence Francaise De Developpement (AFD) to loan 200 mn pounds for Metro Phase II Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to receive funding for phase II from French agency Agence Francaise De Development (AFD), which will advance €200 million as a sovereign loan. […]

Bangalore Metro to sign Funding Deal with AFD on Friday

New Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Rail Line
Smart villages, NREGA sop and Railway routes among the Five key decisions that Cabinet took today Providing an impetus to infrastructure growth, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared key proposals for rural development and railway lines. From developing clusters of smart villages to additional employment under MGNREGA, the Cabinet gave its nod for proposals […]

Cabinet clears key Rail line proposals; Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag sanctioned

Khurda-Bolangir Rail Line
Balangir (BLGR): Construction works on a 19-km stretch of the 289-km-long Khurda-Balangir railway line to link coastal Odisha with the western region of the state, would begin from Balangir side of Sambalpur Division on East Coast Railway in December. The railway line is a long awaited one, as the survey for […]

Construction Works on Balangir-Khurda Rail line to Commence Shortly

East West Metro KOL
Kolkata: Tunneling work for the East-West Metro project, which will finally start in next few weeks after months of wait, has pitted Kolkata Police against one of the toughest challenges the men in uniform have faced in recent times. With Metro authorities asking for space at Dalhousie and Brabourne Road, cops […]

East-West Metro Tunneling at Dalhousie to put Traffic Nerves on ...

TVC Kozhikode Light Metro
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government on Tuesday named Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the consultant for the Light Metro project for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. The letter sent to the Union government by PWD secretary Mohammed Hanish on Tuesday included the details regarding consultancy as well. Though the state cabinet gave administrative […]

DMRC named Thiruvananthapuram & Kozhikode Light Metro Consultant

NDRB & Finance Ministry
Suresh Prabhu has decided to seek Finance Ministry’s assistance for Rs 1 lakh crore as Special Railway Safety Fund (SRSF) and launch a Zero Accident Mission New Delhi: Shaken by a spate of rail mishaps in the past few days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has decided to approach the Finance […]

Railway Board to approach Finance Ministry for INR 1 Lakh ...

New Delhi: Nearly five months after the DMRC initiated tenders for 78 coaches to come at a cost of Rs 700 crore for the Noida-Greater Noida track, a revised tender has been floated. This time, DMRC has invited bids for 76 coaches at an additional cost of Rs 100 crore, which […]

DMRC floats Revised Tender for Procurement of Rakes on Greater ...

Railway employees staging a protest at the railway hospital at Podanur in Coimbatore on Tuesday
Plan to make Railway Hospital into Health Unit condemned at Podanur Coimbatore / Kannur: About 250 railway employees attached to the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU) staged a demonstration in front of the Railway Hospital at Podanur on Tuesday, condemning railways for their proposed plan to make that hospital into […]

Railway Staff on Southern Railway stage protests on various issues

Delhi Airport Metro Express
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday announced that passenger fares on its Airport Express Line would be reduced by 50 percent. The reduced fares will be implemented from September 18. As per the revised fare structure, the minimum single journey fare on the corridor will be […]

DMRC to reduce Delhi Airport Express Line fares by 50 ...

A train car set to be exported to Macedonia in CRRC's Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company, China
Vijayawada: Interest of Chinese companies to invest in Andhra Pradesh is growing. After three leading Chinese manufacturing units committed to participating in the Kakinada SEZ a few months ago, now, it’s the turn of a major Railway group to evince interest. A delegation from China Railway 23rd Bureau Group Co. […]

CRRC keen on investing in Amaravati and Vizag Metro projects

CMRL Travel Card
Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has launched a new tourist travel card where a person can buy a card for Rs.100 (Rs.50 refundable) and takes as many rides in 24 hours as they wish. This is in addition to the three trip passes they have currently —12 trips with seven day […]

Chennai Metro now has Tourist Travel Cards and Toilets at ...

CMRL Metro Rail run
With the nod from the Madras High Court, tunnelling work for the metro project can begin soon. However, Funds crunch may hurt Chennai Metro expansion Chennai: The cost of completing the underground Chennai Metro rail work along Anna Salai may go up at least by 20 per cent, say sources. After weeks […]

Gammon India saga: Cost of Metro Rail works may go ...

Design Consultants Metro Rail
Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has decided on the design consultants for Phase I extension from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar. According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), the consultants will prepare the detailed drawings and design for architectural and civil work of nine stations along this stretch. “Though we […]

Design Consultants chosen for Chennai Metro Phase-I Extension

Metro Struggles Mumbai
Mumbai: Tuesday’s nightmare continued well into Wednesday morning for Mumbaikars, as trains on the Western Railway ran way behind schedule. However, railway officials claimed that services have been restored after the derailment. A day after seven coaches of a local train derailed between Andheri and Vile Parle stations in Mumbai, […]

Hassled with Train delays & Traffic snarls for Day-2, Mumbai ...

Chennai suburban train rush
Chennai: Lakhs of suburban train commuters are put off by the endless waiting and bunching of trains near Basin Bridge station. Commuters travelling from as far as Tiruttani, Arakkonam, Thiruvallur and Gummidipoondi, have been adversely affected due to the slow running of trains during the rush hours on the western […]

Commuters miffed at Bunching, Delay of Suburban trains in Chennai

Kovilpatti (CVP): Rail traffic on Tirunelveli/Tuticorin-Kovilpatti section was hit for more than two hours after a wagon derailed at Maniyachi at around 4.40 p.m. on Tuesday. A statement from Southern Railway, Madurai Division, said the fourth wagon of a twenty-three wagon goods train re-railed at 6.55 p.m. and after track […]

Rail traffic hit as wagons derail at Maniyachi

Vidhana Soudha Metro
Bangalore: For those who have been complaining about the Metro constructions having marred the aesthetic appeal of Bengaluru, this certainly comes as a relief. A design that blends perfectly into the backdrop of a line of heritage buildings is that of the Vidhana Soudha Metro station. Even though it is still under […]

Vidhan Soudha Metro Station design to blend perfectly into the ...

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing a specially convened General Managers Meeting on “Safety in Rail Operations”, in New Delhi on September 15, 2015. The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, the Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital, the Board Members and senior officials of Railway Board are also seen
New Delhi: The India’s Union Minister for Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today addressed a specially convened meeting on the Agenda of Safety of General Managers of all the 17 Railway Zones. The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that safety should continue to be the topmost priority in railway operations and he called […]

Rail Minister addresses a Specially Convened Meeting of GMs on ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Shares of Texmaco Rail gained over 9 per cent in morning trade after the company said its board has approved acquiring a 76 per cent majority stake in Bright Power for Rs 100 crore. The stock hit a high of Rs 114, up 9.03 per cent, on the […]

Texmaco Rail to acquire 76% Stake in Bright Power

Titagarh Wagons managing director Umesh Chowdhary during a press conference in Kolkata recently
In an interview, Umesh Chowdhary, VC & MD of Titagarh Wagons said that a new government tender is expected in the near-term with provision for 17,000 wagons Kolkata (KOAA): Weak demand – both from the Ministry of Railways as well as Private Sector – has impacted growth, Umesh Chowdhary, Vice Chairman […]

Tiff with Railways resolved; Weak demand Hurting: Titagarh’s Umesh Chowdhary

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Mumbai: It was a striking coincidence, as the Union Minister for Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu was holding a comprehensive Review Meeting with the General Managers of various zonal Rail systems at Railway Board, New Delhi today, on the frequent accidents and derailments of passenger trains on IR,  thousands of commuters were left […]

7 Coaches of Virar-Churchgate Train derail between Andheri-Vile Parle; WR ...

Arun Maira
New Delhi: Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, will address the book launch of “An Upstart in Government, Journeys of Change and Learning’, by Arun Maira on Wednesday at the Federation House here.  Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India and Director HSBC Asia Pacific will also be present at the […]

Suresh Prabhu to launch Book titled ‘An Upstart in Government: ...

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Taking Serious Note of a Spate of Train Accidents in the recent past, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has called an Emergency Meeting of General Managers of all 17 Zonal Railways on Tuesday at New Delhi, to review Safety Measures New Delhi: Taking serious note of a spate of train accidents recently, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu […]

Railway Minister calls Emergency Meeting with all GMs on Tuesday ...

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Although the investigation centres around switch expansion joint where the train jumped off the track, Mr. D.K.Singh, who took a 2-km walk on the track, pointed out several discrepancies in track maintenance activities. CRS should not lose sight of the investigation around the role of Contractors bagging the maintenance contract and failed […]

Duronto Derailment: CRS should also check Contractors’ Maintenance Schedules & ...

Kannadi river GC track on PGT-Pollachi route
Safety inspection of track to be held on September 23 Palakkad (PGT): The Southern Railway authorities have informed that the mandatory safety inspection along the newly gauge-converted Palakkad-Pollachi rail route would be conducted by the end of this month. As per the plan, the Railway Safety Commissioner would reach Palakkad […]

Railway Safety Commissioner to commence inspection of Palakkad-Pollachi route today

Churchgate Station, Mumbai: Every day, near a million passengers pass through. On Western line trains, it’s 24 to 26 passengers a square metre during rush hour
Mumbai: Even as railway officials claim to be operating maximum suburban trains to ease the hardships of daily commuters in Mumbai, the number of deaths and those injured after falling from trains has gone up in the last one decade, as per an RTI query. A whopping 25,722 passengers fell […]

RTI Query reveals Spike in death from falling off trains

Bibek Debroy Centre
A little-known railway service flounders for an inflexible Privatisation Policy I know of only one Shakuntala, the one Kalidasa made famous. I know of nothing that suggests Shakuntala had anything to do with Vidarbha, though Kalidasa (and some of his non-Shakuntala characters) did. You may not have heard of Shakuntala […]

Bibek Debroy musings: Shakuntala’s woes

Suresh Prabhu Railway Security App
A mobile application for use by the railway passengers of South Western Railway to lodge their complaints on security issues in trains and railway stations was launched here on Friday. Director-General of Railway Protection Force, New Delhi, Rajiv Rajan Verma launched the ‘SWR’s Security App’ developed by Divisional Security Commissioner […]

DG/RPF launches ‘Security App’ for South Western Railway passengers

Lucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has issued combined tender for rolling stock and signaling system to save time and bring more efficiency in the metro project. It is for the first time that both tenders are being awarded jointly for a metro project in the country. It has recently awarded […]

Lucknow Metro RFP for Rolling Stock & Train Control & ...

Railway employees
Audit to identify gaps in Railways’ HR-related policies, suggest corrective steps New Delhi: In a first of its kind move, the rail ministry is set to appoint an independent human resource (HR) consultant who will conduct Indian railways’ HR audit to identify gaps in HR-related policies and the lacunae faced in […]

Railway Board to appoint Consultant for Comprehensive HR Audit

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Shimla (SML): One of the most peaceful train journeys in India – the Unesco-recognised Kalka-Shimla heritage railway track – turned into the site of a tragedy on Saturday when three of the five bogeys of a chartered train derailed at Taksal near Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh, killing passengers for the […]

Two British Women killed in train accident in India

Sengottai Rly Stn
Punalur (PUU): On September 20, it will be five years since rail services on the 49.2-km Punalur-Shencottta section were withdrawn for gauge conversion work. But, the works have not attained the required pace causing hardships to commuters in the sector. While lack of timely fund allocation has been cited as […]

Punalur-Sengottai Section: 5 Years on, Wait for Resumption of Train ...

Jakarta Light Rail
Jakarta: Indonesias capital Jakarta is one of the worlds most traffic-congested and populated cities, with over 10 million people commuting to the city on working days from the suburbs. As a solution to this problem, the authorities have provided a number of public transportation means, such as the Trans-Jakarta bus […]

Greater Jakarta to have Light Rail Transit System by 2018

Vijayawada Metro Rail
Vijayawada: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will implement the ambitious Vijayawada Metro Rail Project, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced here today. “The state government has handed over the Vijayawada metro rail project to the DMRC. The first tender for civil works under the project will be […]

DMRC bags Rs.6769 Crore worth Vijayawada Metro Rail project

Ahmedabad Metro Map tweeked
Ahmedabad: Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) Co. Ltd yesterday announced issuance of the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to a Systra-led consortium for appointment of the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for the project. The consortium is led by Systra S.A., a global leader in mass transit and rail engineering. […]

Systra Led Consortium appointed General Engineering Consultant for Ahmedabad Metro

Secunderabad: Due to Derailment of Train No.12220 Secunderabad – Mumbai LTT Duronto Express at Martur Station on Solapur Division of Central Railway today i.e 12th September,2015,  the following trains are cancelled/ diverted/ short terminated:- Trains Cancelled: Train No. 12115 Mumbai CSTM-Solapur Express scheduled to depart Mumbai today i.e 12th September, […]

Duronto Express derailment: Trains Cancelled/Diverted/Short Terminated on SCR

Isolux Corsan
Isolux Corsan, the global benchmark critical infrastructure contractor, has been selected by Rail Vikash Nigam Ltd (RVNL), Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) wholly owned by Government of India under National Railway Board, for the design and construction of Over-Head Equipment, Traction Substations and associated intelligent railway operations systems in the major […]

Isolux Corsan Consolidates its Railway Business in India with the ...

Will also fast track financing of Rs.11,000 Crore MTHL project Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today recieved a major boost after the Japan International Coooperation Agency (JICA) reiterated its commitment to fund a slew of infrastructure projects. These projects include Mumbai Metro network expansion and also the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link […]

JICA to start public consultation for Mumbai Metro funding

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New Delhi: At present in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express trains having public address system, pre-recorded announcements are made at the time of departure of train from the train originating station/intermediate station and also at the time of arrival of the train at intermediate station/destination. Ministry of Railways has […]

Railways introduces new guidelines on Pre-Recorded Announcements in Trains