Kolkata (KOAA): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today termed as “unfortunate” the killing of a RPF constable by hawkers at Malda and said this was a result of Centre’s interference in law and order situation in the state. Banerjee told the Assembly, the Centre should have informed the state government […]

Malda incident result of Centre’s interference: Mamata

Nashik (NK): The railway officials have begun drawing out fresh plans to ensure smooth travel on the return journeys during Kumbh Mela. Nearly one crore pilgrims are expected to arrive in Nashik over two months for the mega religious congregation. Officials said pilgrims are expected to reach the city and adjoining […]

Railways plan more trains for smooth travel of Pilgrims during ...

The high-power committee, appointed by the chief minister to review the controversial plans for a Metro yard in Aarey Colony, will finish the final report today, with their suggestions on whether or not to move the car depot elsewhere Mumbai: After months of protests and debate, it seems the fate of […]

High-power committee appointed by Maha CM to review controversies in ...

Pune: The highest number of thefts have been registered in trains coming from Gujarat and Rajasthan along with other night trains in recent months, informed Pune Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials. With a view to enhance its security escort in various trains, the Pune RPF has been analysing thefts occurring in […]

Thefts high in trains coming from Gujarat, Rajasthan: RPF

Major orders finalised last year included the €4bn deal to supply 600 X’Ttrapolis Mega EMUs to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Alstom delivered a very strong commercial performance in its Transport activity during the fiscal year, booking a record level of orders’, said Chairman & CEO Patrick Kron on […]

Alstom announces record orders as GE deal nears approval

New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, ten coaches of train No.18101 Muri Express running from Tatanagar to Jammu derailed between Sirathu–Athsarai stations in Kaushambi district on Allahabad – Kanpur section of North Central Railways at around 2.00 PM today. One of these coaches was capsized. As a result of this accident, two […]

Suresh Prabhu expresses his profound Grief over Loss of Innocent ...

New Delhi: Senior civil servants are being sent out to inspect schools and all 8,000 railway stations in the country and report back on the progress of centrally sponsored programmes, in tandem with the first anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. It is being described as a reality-check […]

Govt launch reality-check – inspects schools, railway stations for status ...

Chennai (MAS): Neighbourhoods along the two metro rail corridors will be the first to get standardized signage. With the corporation looking for a consultant to come up with a blueprint on the design and content, officials say the city could get a new look and feel before the end of this […]

Chennai Metro to soon sport Standardized Signages

E. Sreedharan, Advisor to Andhra Pradesh government on metro rail projects, arriving at a hotel in Visakhapatnam on Monday for a review of the progress on metro project work
Traffic and household surveys on commuting and geotechnical investigations required for preparing the DPRs were completed in the second week of May Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Advisor to Andhra Pradesh on Metro Rail Projects E. Sreedharan here on Monday reviewed the progress of Metro rail surveys ahead of the final preparation of the […]

Vizag Metro DPRs to be ready by June-end

Kochi: Though the state government has given approval for the extension of Metro rail to Kakkanad, the land acquisition process is yet to begin. According to revenue officials, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will be able to request the department to start land acquisition procedures only after the Union government gives […]

Land acquisition in Kochi awaits central nod

Whitefield (WFD), Bangalore: Vaidyanathan Narayanan, a techie from Ulsoor, takes the Metro to Byappanahalli where he boards a passenger train at 10.10am every day. He alights on the tracks behind Prestige Shantiniketan where the train makes an unauthorized stop and then walks for a kilometre to reach his office in Whitefield. […]

No Railway Station in sight for Whitefield employees

China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp (CSR), a Beijing-based state-owned enterprise specializing in the design, development and sale of rail transport equipment and solutions, announced in London on May 15 that it will set up a subsidiary in the UK. The move is regarded as preparation by the Chinese […]

Chinese CSR sets eyes on British High-speed Rail project

Sirathu (SRO): At least four passengers were feared dead and over 50 injured on Monday when eight bogies of the Muri Express derailed near Sirathu railway station in Kaushambi district of UP. Eight bogies of the train have been derailed. “Eight coaches have derailed and one has capsized. The affected coaches are […]

Muri Express derails in Kausambi District of UP, 4 dead

Jaipur: Gujjar protesters blocked Delhi- Mumbai rail route and a key national highway for the fifth day today after negotiations with the government over their demand of five per cent quota were stalled due to disagreement over the meeting venue. The Rajasthan government had asked the community members to hold […]

Gujjar stir enters 5th day, talks stalled over venue

Navi Mumbai: Taloje-Panchnand and Navde Road, the two railway stations in the Taloja-MIDC industrial zone, are in a bad shape, despite registering a rise in the number of passengers using them. While hardly any railway or security staff is seen at Navde Road station, the foot-over bridge (FOB) at the next […]

Amenities off track at 2 railway stations in Taloja-MIDC area

Panaji: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday urged the information technology sector to integrate IT with communication to make it CIT to resolve many unique problems of Indian society. Addressing the concluding session of Elets Knowledge Exchange, Goa – an IT industry and Government of Goa event – Prabhu asked […]

Develop ideas to integrate IT with communication: Suresh Prabhu

Visakhapatnam (VSKP): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be here on May 27 to address a public meeting at Member of Parliament K. Haribabu’s office near Kailasagiri ropeway in the evening, according to a statement by BJP city unit president P. V. Narayana Rao. At the meeting, convened as part of Jan […]

Railway Minister to arrive Vizag on May 27

New Delhi: The government has finalised a plan to augment and launch mass rapid transportation systems across 50 cities to minimise commuter woes and ease pollution concerns. Prime minister Narendra Modi has already cleared a proposal put up by the ministry of urban development, estimated to cost Rs 500,000 crore over […]

50 Cities to get Metro Rails for Rs.500000 Crore

New Delhi: For the first time since the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started operations in 2002, train operators are threatening to go on strike. They are seeking pay hike and better working conditions.Apart from hampering Metro services, the proposed agitation will also throw out of gear the lives of lakhs […]

Delhi Metro staff agitate over pay hike, threaten to go ...

New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Sunday alerted commuters of traffic diversions, for construction work in the upcoming Najafgarh Metro station, starting on Monday. Delhi Metro will divert traffic on the main Najafgarh Road from Monday as it starts construction work on the underground station in Najafgarh. “Now, one side of […]

Delhi Metro to divert traffic on Najafgarh Road

Jaipur: Ahead of the inauguration of Jaipur Metro Phase 1, Urban Development and Housing (UDH) Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat on Sunday said that the Metro route for phase IA (Mansarovar to Chandpole), as planned by the former Congress government, is not a feasible route for commuters and might not be financially […]

Jaipur Metro phase I may not be financially viable: UDH ...

Agra: With more than one lakh people expected arrive at Farah in Mathura district to attend PM Narendra Modi’s rally on May 25, Government Railway Police (GRP) have deployed more than 300 cops on seven stations and railway routes identified as ‘highly critical’. Two special squads comprising 24 men and […]

Railways deploy 300 GRP personnel to man 7 stations ahead ...

Noida: Work of expansion of Metro from City Center to Sector-62 would start by first week of July. DMRC has issued tender for construction work of 6.67 kilometer long track. There would be a technical bid on June 3. It is hoped that company selection would be done by June 10. […]

Metro works in Noida Sector-62 from July

Visakhapatnam (VSKP): During the first month of the present fiscal, the Waltair railway division registered 16.27 million passengers recording a rise of 6.68 percent over last year for the same period. The earnings too were recorded at Rs 150.92 crore at a rise of 10.67 percent in comparison to last […]

First quarterly earnings of Waltair Railway Division encouraging

Alappuzha: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission last week fined the Railways Rs 50,000 for denying a passenger his journey to Chennai from Haripad despite having a reserved ticket. The incident took place on January 28 in 2012 when complainant P.J.Kurian, a pharmaceutical businessman here, could not board the Thiruvananthapuram–Chennai Egmore […]

Railways fined for denying passenger a trip

Pune: The Railway administration of the Pune Division has planned to increase the height of platforms at smaller stations on the Pune-Lonavla, Kolhapur and Daund section in a phased manner. The height will be increased from six inches up to one foot depending on the requirement of a particular station. Daily […]

Central Railway plans higher platforms at small stations

New Delhi: Wherever the railway system has been privatised, government subsidy to the system has increased five-six times and passenger and freight charges have also increased subsequently, Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen Federation , the largest union of Indian Railways, said in a release. In fact, British and […]

Rail union rejects Debroy report

G. Hanumanth Kamath from Paschima Karavali Rail Yatri Abhivriddhi Samithi submitting a memorandum to Ivan D'Souza, MLC, at the railway adalat organised by the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mangaluru on Sunday
Only then coastal Karnataka could see development: KCCI Mangalore (MAQ): Kanara Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Sunday May 24 organized ‘Railway Adalath’ at its meeting hall here. Ironically, officials of the railway department, Konkan Railway and Palakkad division were absent. MLC Ivan D’Souza chaired the ‘Railway Adalath’ and discussed […]

Demand grows for Mangaluru region’s merger with Konkan Railway

Texmaco Rail and Engineering has reported a sales total income from operations of Rs 144.49 crore and a net profit of Rs 13.24 crore for the quarter ended Mar ’15 Kolkata (KOAA): Texmaco Rail and Engineering has reported a standalone total income from operations of Rs 144.49 crore and a […]

Texmaco Rail standalone Mar ’15 sales at Rs.144.49 Crore

Elite force’s training unit at Hadapsar to be utilised soon to train young recruits from railway police in case of attacks Pune: Considering the strong need to prepare to combat terror attacks, the Pune unit of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is planning to tie up with the elite state Force […]

RPF to join hands with Force One to combat terrorism

The Karmelaram station, which attracts significant traffic daily, is currently in the need of a makeover
Karamelaram (CRLM): The Karamelaram Station, off Sarjapura in Bangalore is all set for a major upgrade soon, thanks to IT companies.  Techies take trains from this station to reach workspots around Sarjapura Road. As a result, the station attracts significant traffic daily. Nearly 15 passenger trains stop over here daily, […]

IT Firms to help Karamelaram station to get on Track

Pune: A delegation of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), led by mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade, will submit a memorandum to Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu to express displeasure over the state and central government’s ‘discrimination’ towards the metro project for Pune. Venkaiah Naidu will be in city on Tuesday to attend […]

PMC leaders to submit memorandum on Pune Metro plan

New Delhi: Months after completion, the ITO Metro station is finally ready for a safety audit. According to senior government officials, the safety audit is likely to take place in the first week of June. Conducted by the commissioner of Metro rail safety (CMRS), the safety audit is required before the […]

Delhi Metro safety audit at ITO likely in June

Mumbai: Residents of Grant Road (E) are up in arms over a high tech railway laundry set up in the middle of the densely populated area, saying the plant would add to the noise pollution and worsen the quality of air.They have written to the BMC questioning its decision to allow […]

Residents oppose WR Laundry

A wild elephant crossing the railway track at Walayar in Palakkad
State Board for Wildlife member submits proposal Palakkad (PGT): A fence using discarded rails of Railways has been proposed to prevent elephants from entering human habitations. The proposal, by P.O. Nameer, a member of the State Board for Wildlife, has been submitted to the board. Rails would be more economical […]

Rail fences mooted to rein in elephants

Kochi: Though the public works department owns the MG Road, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the agency implementing the metro rail project, is responsible for relaying footpaths along the stretch, the city corporation said. “Trees along M G Road were felled to widen the stretch. A widened road should ensure […]

Kochi Corp wants DMRC to relay MG Road footpaths

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): When the United Democratic Front (UDF) government finally bowed to public pressure and decided to entrust the Light Metro proposed by ‘Metroman’ E. Sreedharan to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) on a turnkey and nomination basis, there was hope all around that it would now be a […]

Friction on the tracks for Light Metro, DMRC

Chennai figures prominently in the list of 100 infrastructure projects planned for launch during the passenger and customer facilitation fortnight programme planned by Indian Railways from May 26 all over India. Express has information that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is likely to lay the foundation stone for the fifth and […]

Additional lines set to decongest Chennai Central-Basin Bridge rail stretch

Mumbai: The seven-member panel, set up by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to suggest alternative sites to Aarey Colony as a location for a car shed for Metro-III, is likely to give the government several options. The substitute locations may include places in the island city as well as a couple of […]

Maharashtra to decide Mumbai Metro shed site by next week

New Delhi: When it comes to the state of Indian Railways, Modi government seems to have too much to show for as achievements in the past one year of its term. The rail ministry, under Suresh Prabhu, has a long list of success stories from tying up of funds to […]

Govt require continuity of Policies despite having much to show ...

Mumbai: Harbour line, which was slated to get nine rakes from the mainline after conversion of CST to Thane from Direct Current (DC) 1,500 volts to Alternating Current (AC) 25,000 volts, will now get only two since seven of the rakes have been condemned, as they were running past their […]

Harbour will get only 2 DC rakes from Central Railway ...

Adityapur (ADTP): Incidents of petty crimes like chain-snatching and thefts are on the rise at Adityapur Railway Station. The situation has risen to the extent that the residents have started raising demand for police picket at the station. Adityapur Railway Station is located on Tata-Gamharia Section in the Chakradharpur railway […]

Residents demand Police Picket at Adityapur Railway Station

Panaji: Taking opportunity of having Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on the same stage as him, CM Laxmikant Parsekar requested him to start additional trains within the state to reduce the traffic on Goa’s roads. “I think if EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit) or DMUs (Diesel Multiple Unit) trains are provided from […]

Goa CM wants Union Railway Minister to start EMUs or ...

New Delhi: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Railway Minister for presenting a growth oriented railway budget for the common people. While the opposition creating ruckus over the Rail Budget 2014-15, claims that it was privatization friendly and will bring tears to common man`s eyes. The Delhi Congress workers protest […]

Rail Politics: Opposition create ruckus over Rail Budget 2014-15, claims ...

New Delhi: The Korean Rail Road Network (KRNA)— a state-run rail road construction giant has carried out a survey of the Delhi-Palwal section to devise methods to increase the speed potential of Delhi-Mumbai rail route. The Korean team on Monday interacted with the Delhi division officials to understand the present […]

Korean rail firm to speed up Delhi-Mumbai railway line

P.K.Srivastava, General Manager/SCR
Secunderabad: South Central Railway will celebrate Passenger and Customer facilitation Fortnight-“Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada” from 26th May to 9th June, 2015,coinciding with the celebrations being held all over Indian Railways, to mark a year of accomplishments for the Organization. During the fortnight, South Central Railway has lined up a host of plans, […]

SCR to celebrate Passenger & Customer facilitation Fortnight “Railyatri Pakhwada” ...

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would flag off the Jaipur Metro Rail here on June 3. “The CM will inaugurate the metro rail at a function here on June 3,” Jaipur Metro PRO Yashwant Kumar said.  The first phase of the Jaipur Metro project, which was initiated by the […]

Vasundhara Raje to flag off Jaipur Metro on June 3

A passenger train hanging from a bridge after it derailed at Basugaon in Chirang district of Assam on Saturday
Guwahati (GWH): A passenger train derailed on a bridge in Assam on Saturday after it reportedly rammed a fallen tree which lay spreadeagled across the track. However, there were no casualties resulting from the incident. Official sources said the Alipurduar-Guwahati Sifung passenger train derailed on a bridge between Salakati and […]

Train Derails on Bridge in Assam, All Safe

Rameswaram (RMM): Strong winds sweeping across the sea in the region led to delay in three trains from here today as they were stopped from running on the Pamban Bridge, connecting this island with mainland. Railway officials said they stopped three trains, including Chennai-bound Sethu Express, for periods ranging from 30 […]

Strong winds delay trains from Rameswaram

Railways identify water-logging locations on Central Railway, Western Railway Mumbai: The Central Railway and Western Railway have said that they are prepared for the monsoon by carrying out important tasks like cleaning of drains, lifting of tracks and improvement in signalling infrastructure.  Central and Western Railway authorities have identified vulnerable water […]

Central and Western Railways gear up to give a smooth ...

Central Railway services are disrupted for an hour as an overhead wire broke between Thane and Kalwa station. Deepak Kurkunde. Commuters were severely inconvenienced; stuck for more than 40 minutes Mumbai: Commuters were severely inconvenienced after 50 Central Railway trains were cancelled and 150 trains were delayed on Friday after an […]

Pantograph break derails Central Railway schedule

Patan (PTN): The National Monument Authority has forced Indian Railways to change the alignment of the existing Patan-Kakosi railway line, which passes about 67m from the World heritage site Rani-ki-Vav in Patan. The alignment was changed after the railway proposed renovation of the existing line, after which NMA asked the railway […]

Railways asked to re-align tracks in Patan

New Delhi: Railway Ministry has postponed the foreign tours of top officials, including the railway board chairman, who were scheduled to leave for a trip to China and Japan on Friday. TOI had reported on Friday that top railway officials were heading towards foreign destinations at a time the national […]

Ministry postpones foreign tours of top Railway Board officials, including ...

Railways extends let out period to 12 years to woo investors for state-of-the-art facility Patna (PNBE) The railways have changed the terms for the construction of a proposed executive lounge at Patna Junction to attract private investors. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) and Indian Railways are executing […]

ECR change terms for construction of proposed Executive Lounge at ...

New Delhi: Given the task of reforming India Railways, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed all directorates in the ministry to send a five year vision document of what they plan do every year and also listing targets starting 2015. The directorates engineering, traffic, mechanical, signals, finance and staff have […]

Ministry ask Departments to prepare 5 Years ‘Vision Document’

Malout (MOT): Movement of nearly a dozen trains on Ganganagar-Bathinda section was affected on Friday after residents of this township staged a dharna at the railway station for halt of two trains – Ganganagar-Nanded Sahib and Bikaner-Sarai Rohila at Malout. Hundreds of protesters, including traders, descended on the tracks at […]

Sikh protesters block rail tracks, disrupt train movement