Agartala (AGTL): The Tripura government has sought fund for land acquisition for tracks laying work between Agartala and Akhaura connecting Bangladesh through rail, Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik said here today. He said land acquisition cost for the project of erecting railway line over five kilometre stretch on the Indian side […]

Indo-Bangladesh Rail project: Tripura seeks fund for land acquisition for ...


The Bengaluru-based startup uses analytics to predict the possibility of a waiting list ticket in IRCTC being confirmed based on historical trends Hyderabad: Mobile focussed travel ticket planning App for railways, ConfirmTkt, has raised Rs 75 lakh in an angel round from Pravin Agarwala, cofounder of BetterPlace Safety Solutions, and an undisclosed investor. The Bengaluru-based […]

Mobile based Travel Ticket Planning App ‘ConfirmTkt.Com’ gets Angel Investment


Ranchi (R): Under the railway ministry’s standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure care and protection of children at railway stations to deal with the problem of trafficking earlier this year, 20 railway stations were selected to be made child-friendly in the first phase, including Ranchi railway station. The railway ministry has […]

Ranchi Railway Station to become child-friendly



Mumbai: A week after a suburban train rammed into dead-end buffer at Churchgate station and jumped onto the concourse, the railways will soon introduce an auxilliary warning system (AWS) at CST, Churchgate and Andheri stations to prevent such mishaps in future. The system will warn the motorman to take “corrective action” […]

Now, Warning System to halt Train before it hits buffer


Brahmapur (BAM): The railway station in Berhampur seems to be the transit point for child traffickers. As many as 270 children were rescued recently by Childline activists and government railway police (GRP) here while they were being trafficked to other states. Most of the rescued children are teenage girls and from […]

270 Children rescued from Brahmapur Railway station


Coimbatore (CBE): Timely action by two loco pilots averted a head-on collision of two trains after they came on the same track due to an error by a pointsman at Uthukuli station near Tirupur at 7.30 am on Sunday. The trains stopped just metres away from each other. The automatic […]

Near Miss as 2 Passenger Trains comes on same Track



New Delhi: With a focus on cleanliness and hygiene, the New Delhi Railway Station may soon be fitted with stainless steel toilets on a pilot basis. Railway authorities in the national capital said that after receiving positive feedback from passengers they will expand the project and install more steel toilets […]

Railway moots Stainless Steel toilets for Delhi


New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will roll out the Indian Railways’ 50,000th coach on Monday, marking a momentous occasion for the national transporter in achieving a record performance in the coach manufacturing sector. The 50,000th AC three-tier coach will come out of the Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai […]

Railway Minister to launch ICF/Perambur’s 50,000th Coach on Monday


The onus of the committee was “reorganising and restructuring the railway board and subsequently the department so that policy making and operations are separated, the department does not work in silos, policy making focusses on long-term and medium-term planning issues and operations focusses on day-to-day functioning of the organisation”. The […]

Unions to make it tough for Bibek Debroy Committee’s Railway ...



Aurangabad (AWB): Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways laid the foundation stone for “Aurangabad Railway Station New Building – Phase-II” at a glittering function held at the  Station premises today i.e, 3rdJuly, 2015. A host of dignitaries including Shri Haribhau Bagde, Hon’ble Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Govt. of Maharashtra & […]

Railway Minister lays Foundation Stone for New Station Building at ...


Kochi: The Indian Railways’ move to buy modern electric multiple unit (EMU) train sets with a provision to sign a seven-year maintenance contract with the manufacturer has irked the employees’ unions. Though the mechanical section is in charge of maintenance of trains, it does not yet have the know-how to […]

EMU purchase move irks railway staff


Nagpur (NGP): In order to increase the viability of the metro rail Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL) has set a target of reducing the project cost by 20%. The cost of the project as per 2012 estimates of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was Rs.8,421 crore. The union cabinet sanctioned […]

Nagpur Metro Rail cost to be cut by a fifth ...



Jaipur (JP): The Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is now looking at Chinese and American companies to construct Metro phase II (Sitapura to Ambabari) under the public private partnership (PPP) model after failing to elicit a positive response from Industrial Enterprise, Singapore. A senior JMRC official informed, “We are expecting a […]

JMRC eyes Chinese, American firms’ help in Phase-II


DMRC chief Mangu Singh during the inauguration of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Phase 3 corridor trial runs between Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli
New Delhi: Literally hopping over the busy Northern Railway tracks and a PWD flyover along the Outer Ring Road, a first Metro train ran across the new extension of Yellow Line from Jahangirpuri till Samaypur Badli which held its first safety trials on Friday. The 4.392-km extension will directly connect […]

DMRC starts Trial Run on Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli Metro Rail corridor


Chennai (MAS): Responding to the charge of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and party treasurer MK Stalin that the fares of the Chennai Metro should be lower, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said Karunanidhi had no locus standi to speak on this. The MoU states that if the project cannot be completed […]

DMK’s MoU Denied Metro Rail Revenue to TN: CM



Kolkata (KOAA): The Railway Board, led by chairman A K Mittal held a high-level meeting with South Eastern Railway general manager Radhey Shyam and principal departmental heads to review and evaluate performance of the railway zone at its headquarters at Garden Reach here. Mittal reviewed various key activities of South Eastern […]

Chairman Railway Board reviews SER performance


Raipur (R): To provide train services to more commuters, the East Coast Railways (ECoR) have decided to extend the run of the Raipur-Bhawanipatna Passenger train up to Junagarh Road from July 8. The Raipur-Junagarh Road Passenger train will leave Bhawanipatna at 10.45 pm and arrive at Junagarh Road at 11.45. […]

Raipur-Bhawanipatna Passenger to run upto Junagarh Road


The World Bank board has approved its third loan for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) which aims to increase the speed and efficiency of movement of raw materials and finished goods between the northern and eastern parts of India. Having already invested over $2 billion in the project, the […]

Speed & Efficiency in Multimodal Freight movement to boost Export ...



kundan sinha
New Delhi: News is in the air that Kundan Sinha (IRTS 1980 Batch officer) may shortly be given the additional charge (L/A) of Member (Traffic). Ajay Shukla (IRTS:1980), the incumbent, is superannuating on July 30.  Kundan Sinha is likely to be given additional charge w.e.f. 1st of August, 2015 till the […]

Kundan Sinha ‘likely’ to take additional charge as Member (Traffic), ...


New Delhi:  As many as nineteen SAG Grade Officers have been appointed and posted as Divisional Railway Managers by the Railway Board, namely: Pramod Kumar (IRSEE) – DRM, Moradabad Division (Northern Railway) A K Jain (IRSME) – DRM, Hubli Division (South Western Railway) Ajai Kumar Dubey (IRSS) – DRM, Solapur Division (Central Railway) Ramesh […]

Railway Board appoints 19 DRMs


New Delhi: Takema Sakamoto will head the India operations of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as its Chief Representative for the country. “JICA has announced appointment of Takema Sakamoto as the new Chief Representative of India Office. Sakamoto has rich experience working for JICA, including the task as the former Chief Representative […]

JICA appoints Takema Sakamoto as new India Representative



Telangana-Marathwada Nagarik Vichar Samithi, headquartered in Hyderabad with branches in Aurangabad and Nanded in Maharashtra demanded for renaming of Secunderabad Railway Station as “P.V.Narasimha Rao Terminus” and sanction for Light Metro Rail systems at Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet tricity and Aurangabad in Marathwada region Secunderabad: Commemorating the 94th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Late (Shri.) P.V.Narasimha […]

Demand for renaming Secunderabad Railway Station as “P.V.Narasimha Rao Terminus” ...


Nagpur (NGP): The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) not only aims to provide the city a modern mass transport system but also construct the tallest building in the city. It aims to construct a 20-storeyed building atop the Sitabuldi metro station at Munje Square. The effective height of the tower […]

Nagpur’s Buldi Metro Station building will be 25 Story high


Visakhapatnam (VSKP): The Waltair Railway Division has made elaborate arrangements for the ensuing Godavari Pushkarams-2015 at Rajahmundry. Special trains, additional booking counters, face-to-face enquiry booths, medical assistance, help desks and round-the-clock reservation have been made for the Pushkarams besides tight security with the help of RPF, Government Railway Police and […]

Visakhapatnam Division makes Special Arrangements for Godavari Pushkarams



Raipur (R): Passengers will be able to log on to the Wi-Fi service at prominent railway stations of South East Central Railway zone, including Raipur, with the facility likely to be installed at these places by next year. As many as 23 railway stations of various categories under the jurisdiction of SECR […]

23 Railway Stations on SECR Zone to have Wi-Fi facility


Chennai (MAS): If you stay more than 20 minutes at the platform of metro stations without boarding a train, you are liable to be penalised. Chennai Metro Rail officials said the smart card won’t work when trying to enter into the station and the ticket checking official could easily find […]

Hang around at any Metro Rail Platform in Chennai for ...


New Delhi: The countdown has started for Delhi Metro’s arrival in outer Delhi. On Friday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start trials on the 4.39km extension of the Yellow line to Badli. The extension will make commuting easier for lakhs of people living in areas like Badli, GT Karnal Road and […]

Delhi Metro to start Trials on 4.39 Km Badli Yellow ...



Secunderabad: South Central Railway will run 161 Special trains with all General Second Class Coaches, for the convenience of Pilgrims attending Godavari Pushkaram to be held at Rajahmundry during the month of July, 2015 as detailed below:- 1.Guntakal-Narsapur-Guntakal Special Trains (14 Services) Tr.No.07843 Guntakal-Narsapur Special Train will depart Guntakal at […]

SCR to run 161 Special Trains for the Convenience of ...


New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu may be busy projecting mammoth-scale investments that Indian Railways would attract over years but on ground the national transporter seems to be floundering on project activity like never before. India awarded projects worth a miniscule Rs 31 crore in the rail sector in […]

Project awarding activity in Railways hits one year Low – ...


Allahabad (ALD): Shillong based Hotel Polo Towers Group has launched Hotel Polo Max and Food Court in Allahabad railway station compound. The group has entered into a PPP with IRCON Infrastructure & Services (IRCON ISL) under ministry of railways, GoI to set up the hotel in Allahabad. IRCON ISL is […]

Polo Towers Group ties up with IRCON ISL; sets up ...



India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks during the International Conference on Nepal Reconstruction in Kathmandu on June 25, 2015
The India-Nepal-China Corridor is a major initiative to promote the connectivity in the region especially between China and India and help quake-hit Nepal, said Huang Xilian. The proposal was discussed in the recent meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of […]

China proposes Trilateral Economic Corridor, Railway Line to link Tibet ...


New Delhi: Reluctance of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal to avail subsidized foodgrains from the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has put the railways in a spot. The national transporter is suffering a loss of around Rs 90 crore every month as FCI has drastically cut down the loading of foodgrains […]

Reluctance of UP, Bihar and WB to avail Subsidized Foodgrains ...


Connected Rail
New Delhi:  Cisco – a Information Technology giant has launched its Internet of Things (IOT) system based on six technology pillars which, when combined together, should help to reduce the complexity of digitalisation for the railway industry. Within the six pillars, Cisco has also launched 15 new products. These include the […]

Digital India: Cisco aims to propel Digital Revolution in Indian ...



Bhubaneswar (BBS): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has voiced his discontent over the delay in implementation of the Khurda Road-Bolangir rail link. During a review of commerce & transport department, Patnaik advised the department officials to maintain close coordination with the Railway officials to speed up the crucial rail link project. […]

Odisha CM voices discontent over delay in implementation of Khurda ...


Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Kerala Finance Department has opposed the financing model mooted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. to approach Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to fund the Rs.6,728 crore Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode with Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) loan. The Finance Department warned the Public […]

Financing Model for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Light Metro opposed


Puri: Railway engineers conducted trial run on the Puri-Khurda Road track on Wednesday. Double-tracking of Puri-Khurda Road was completed recently. Necessary safety certificate was issued by the safety engineers after the trial run allowing the authorities to commence regular train service on the new tracks. The 44 kms distance covers […]

ECOR conducts Trial Run on Puri-Khurda Railway Track



Vijayawada (BZA): South Central Railway will run 128 DEMU Un-reserved Special Trains for Godavari Pushkarams from Machilipatnam, Rajahmundry, Narsapur and  Bhimavaram Junction from July 12 to 26. Train Nos. 07834/07835 Machilipatnam-Rajahmundry DEMU Specials:(28 Services): Train No. 07834 Machilipatnam-Rajahmundry DEMU Un-reserved Special Train will depart Machilipatnam at 4.15 a.m.from July 12 […]

Vijayawada Division runs 128 DEMU Trains for Godavari Pushkarams


Mom Rajawongse Pridiyathorn Devakula, renowned Thai Economist and Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
China is “one to two years” ahead of Japan in helping Thailand upgrade its outdated rail network, Thai deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said in Hong Kong on Thursday. He denied reports that a Japan-backed project is to be the country’s first high-speed rail line, and noted Thailand is a […]

Thailand treads delicate path between China and Japan on Rail ...


Shanghai: China is competing with Germany’s Siemens AG, Canada’s Bombardier Inc and Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd for global rail contracts – the same companies that helped it build a high-speed rail network that is now the world’s longest at 16,000 kilometres. China began testing the first bullet train completely […]

China competes with Siemens AG, Bombardier and Kawasaki for Global ...



With the Indian Railways looking to overhaul its networks, analysts see greater business emerging in Infrastructure, Communications, Rolling Stock, Safety, Services & Products.  However the trends to win the Bids by certain OEMs encountered by the nominated members of the Tender Committee Proceedings were aghast on the pattern, however to remain lip locked due […]

Predatory Pricing in Tenders a Worrisome Trend in India’s fast ...


Cuttack: With the demand for renaming Cuttack railway station as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Railway Station gaining steam, the East Coast Railways has put the onus on the State Government. Responding to copies of a memorandum submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by city-based organisation Cuttack […]

Renaming Cuttack Railway Station: ECoR Puts Ball in State Court


Traction Transformer
The Global Traction Transformer Market 2015-2019, a new industry report says an increased implementation of high-speed lines is the one of the latest trend and market driver.  Research Beam adds a report titled “Traction Transformer Market in APAC 2015-2019” that provides detailed information of the Traction Transformer The Global Traction […]

Traction Transformer market in APAC to Grow at CAGR 8.08 ...



Mumbai: Tata Projects-led consortium has bagged the contract for two phases of Dedicated Freight Corridor (Western Region) for a stretch of 300 km beating others in a competitive bidding. The company has received the final letter from the government to start the work on the project. The project would help India […]

Tata Projects Ltd receives formal Letter to start Works on ...


Kochi: Despite heavy rains and other obstructions, the works of the Rs 5,537 crore Kochi Metro Rail project are fast progressing and inching towards completion. While it took six years to complete the first 10-km stretch of the recently inaugurated Chennai Metro, the 18-km stretch of the Kochi Metro from […]

Works on Kochi Metro Rail project inching towards Completion


Mumbai: The Research Report published by Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd has recommended ‘Buy’ on Gateway Distriparks with target price of Rs 436 as against the current market price of Rs 352 with time horizon of 12 months. Commenting on the investment rationale, the stock broker said, ”During the financial […]

Gateway Distriparks rail business continue to grow at around 20%: ...



Hyderabad: The Municipal Administration Department has appointed South Central Railway former General Manager P.K. Srivastava as advisor to assist the Government of Andhra Pradesh in implementation of the rail transportation projects on a fast track mode. In the orders issued on Wednesday, Municipal Administration Principal Secretary A. Giridhar recalled the […]

Andhra Pradesh ropes in SCR former GM Srivastava as Advisor ...


EDFC-3 Project approved today by World Bank, will build the 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. The Project will help increase the capacity of these freight-only lines by raising the axle-load limit from 22.9 to 25 tons and enable speeds of up to 100 km/hr. It […]

World Bank approves $650 Mil (INR 4135 Crore) Loan for ...




New Delhi: The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) — the apex body chaired by the Prime Minister of India — gave its final nod to the Sevoke-Rongpo new broad-gauge railway line earlier this month. Wildlife experts however condemned the order, claiming the new line was bound to increase deaths of North […]

52-km Sevoke-Rongpo BG Rail line project gets Clearance from National ...


Budge Budge (BGB): The bogie manufacturing factory at Budge Budge, the foundation stone for which was laid by Mamata on January 11, 2011, commenced production in March, 2015 and will supply 600 LHB bogie frames to Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala every year as planned. Production has also started at the […]

Budge Budge Coach Bogie Frame Factory to supply 600 LHB Bogie ...


Mumbai: Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Ltd (RGPPL)’s proposal to revive Dabhol Power Plant by selling 500-MW power to Indian Railways hinges on three conditions, according to a senior company official and a lender. Indian Railways has said it will buy the power only if value-added tax (VAT) is exempted […]

RGPPL’s 500MW Power Supply proposal to Railways hinges on IR’s ...



New Delhi: To protect railway employees from occupational health hazard of exposure to high decibel sounds during long working hours, the Delhi division of the Northern Railway plans to issue electronic muffs, a device which suppress all very high-level ambient noises to medically prescribed limit. Trial of these electronic muffs […]

Delhi Division to equip Loco Pilots with Electronic Muffs to ...


Bhopal (BPL): Madhya Pradesh high court (MPHC) has served notices to Union railway ministry, railway board and west central railway (WCR) challenging disruption of railway traffic following a fire in route relay interlocking (RRI) at Itarsi railway station on June 17. MPHC has admitted the PIL on Tuesday and has sought […]

Itarsi RRI Fire Accident: MPHC admits plea, notices slapped on ...


Huawei and Alstom, one of the world’s leading energy solutions and transport companies, have announced completion of live pilot test of 4G LTE multi-services based on Communications-based Train Control (CBTC), a railway signaling system based on wireless ground-to-train communication The train has long been a subject of romance and adventure […]

Huawei, Alstom complete 4G LTE Multi-Services Pilot Test for Railway ...



The cash-strapped Indian Railways has moved the Supreme Court in a case against its dual pricing mechanism that can open up the possibility of the transporter collecting thousands of crores additionally from iron ore exporters, who allegedly misused the facility to evade full freight charges The cash-strapped Indian Railways has […]

Railways moves Supreme Court on Dual Freight policy issue


Mumbai: Senior officials in the city are not too happy with Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu for asking them to plan for Mumbai Urban Transport Project IV, which according to them is too utopian an idea as none of the projects under MUTP II have been completed and Mr Prabhu […]

Railway Minister’s MUTP-IV Plan upsets Government Officials


Railways plan faster refunds on e-ticket cancellations New Delhi: The revised rules for refund of cancelled railway tickets, which are aimed at facilitating early confirmation of wait-listed passengers, have come into effect from Wednesday. On June 25, Railway Ministry has revised its refund rules comprehensively under which passengers will have to […]

Revised Rail Ticket Refund Rules come into effect from today ...