Baramulla (BRML): Scores of people protested in Pattan town on Sunday against the railway authorities for not constructing a tunnel leading to their fields. The protesters tried to block railway track at Pattan railway station for not constructing a tunnel which they can use to avoid crossing over railway track. […]

Pattan residents hold protest against railway authorities

Kochi: It seems that there is no end to the problems plaguing the Sabari Rail project. Hitting another nail on the coffin of the project, the Railways has ordered to shutdown the project office at the site at Muvattupuzha. This comes at a time when the Railways has already spent […]

Sabari Rail project hits major Roadblock

New Delh: Indian Railways is planning to run a heritage train with a steam engine, between Safdarjung and Old Delhi stations in August to commemorate 150 years of train services in the Delhi region. “A steam loco will haul the train carrying schoolchildren and other guests to celebrate 150 years […]

Heritage Steam Train run to mark 150 years of Delhi ...

Aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is developing a hybrid power system for trains that could mean quieter lives for those living near railway lines A new generation of more efficient, quieter and greener trains could be coming to Britain’s railway lines, driven by a new hybrid power system built by Rolls-Royce. […]

Rolls-Royce to bring out greener, quieter and more efficient Next ...

Hyderabad:  In what could be a disappointment for Hyderabadis, the Hyderabad Metro Rail may not roll out its services any time soon. HMR managing director N.V.S. Reddy said, “The government will think of beginning operations only after the Nagole-Mettuguda route is extended till Secunderabad railway station, and it would be possible […]

Hyderabad Railway Station link must for Metro Rail

New Delhi: Indian Railway Promotee Officers’ Federation is holding a meeting at Railway Board Conference Hall at 10.00 a.m on Cadre Review Extension of Non-functional scale Recruitment Rules for ANO DPC for Misc. cadre DPC of Education department Restructuring of Gr.A Cadre Restructuring/reorganization of IT/ICT/Computer cadre on Railways and PUs. […]

Indian Railway Promotee Officers’ Federation

Indian Railways passenger body has proposed the demolition of the wall dividing Kurla station and Bhabha Hospital in order to save lives of accident victims Mumbai: Bringing down the wall might just save a life. With this hope the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) — a passenger body formed by the […]

DRUCC wants Kurla wall demolished for comfort of passengers

Modi in Chattisgarh
Dantewada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Naxal-affected Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region today. This is Mr Modi’s first visit to the region after becoming the Prime Minister last year. Mr Modi will be the first Prime Minister after Rajiv Gandhi to visit to region to inaugurate development projects. Other prime […]

IRCON, NMDC, SAIL & Chattisgarh signs MOU worth Rs.2000 Crore ...

rlys in border
New Delhi: 11th Infantry Brigade was defending Walong under numerous handicaps. There being no road beyond Tezu which is 230 km south. There was a severe shortage of artillery, rations, ammunition, winter clothing and defence stores at Walong. This inscription at a war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh’s sleepy town of […]

Why Defence Ministry may fund Railway projects worth Rs.1.4 lakh ...

Belagavi (BGM): Visvesvayara Technological University (VTU) Vice-Chancellor H Maheshappa announced that a new railway engineering course would be started in the university from the next academic year. At the 14th annual convocation of VTU on Saturday, he said the university, which has 207 engineering colleges affiliated to it in the […]

Railway Engineering Course at VTU Next Year

Governor Vajubhai Vala giving a Doctor of Science honorary degree to scientist V K Aatre at the 14th VTU convocation in Belagavi on Saturday. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu (left) looks on
Belagavi (BGM): Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu expressed the need for India developing its own model of development that would lead the country in becoming economic power in the world. He was addressing the 14th annual convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) at the varsity headquarters “Jnana Sangama” here on […]

India should develop Own Model to become Economic Power: Suresh ...

Vijayawada DRM Ashok Kumar (left) inspects the Swachh Bharat programme held at the Tenali Railway Station on Saturday
Vijayawada (BZA): Following the instructions from Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, the South Central Railway (SCR) is launching a special drive – Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight – between May 26 and June 9 to increase interaction with the commuters, according to a press release here Saturday. As a part […]

Vijayawada Division set to unveil Passenger-friendly Campaign

Hyderabad: The Metro Rail stage-1 from Nagole to Secunderabad railway station (about 9 km) under Corridor-III and stage-2 from Miyapur to SR Nagar (11.9 km) under Corridor-I would be made operational for passenger services early next year, Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) managing director NVS Reddy has said at a press meet […]

Nagole-Secunderabad Metro to Run from 2016

Mumbai: In a performance review of the Indian Railways after six months in office, railway minister Suresh Prabhu gave a four-point agenda to Mumbai’s railways. He has asked both the Central and the Western Railway to improve punctuality, safety, freight earnings and finally to bring in more passenger traffic for […]

Suresh Prabhu asks Western & Central Railway to improve Punctuality, ...

Kolkata (KOAA): South Eastern Railway (SER) has witnessed an increase in coal movement and earnings growth. It said in a press release that during April this year, its freight loading was 10.63 million tonnes, almost same as the corresponding month of the previous year. Though there has been 5.34 per […]

SER freight earnings up 9.1% in April

New Delhi: In a major exposé, the CAG said on Friday that Tata, Essar, Jindal, Rungta and Kalyani were among the firms that gained from freight evasions through non-compliance with rules for booking and delivery of iron ore by railway. The scam, spread over five years from 2008 during the UPA […]

Freight evasions: Top Cos gained from non-compliance of rules in ...

Lucknow (LKO): The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Board has approved the land rates recommended by the committee for purchase of private lands on mutual negotiation basis coming under the metro project. The committee was earlier formed to decide on land rates for buying land for metro project. Government had earlier […]

Lucknow Metro Board approves Rates for purchase of private land ...

The Railways Ministry headed by Suresh Prabhu has, in principle, agreed to the new alignment of Katra-Banihal railway section, proposed by high level Committee headed by Delhi Metro architect E Sreedharan and would shortly be making formal announcement of start of the work at the cost of Rs 11,000 crores […]

Centre proposes shorter, safer alignment for train to Kashmir

New Delhi: Two mega projects — a ultra mega steel plant and the second phase of the Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway line (an ambitious project pending for nearly three decades since the time of undivided Madhya Pradesh) — will be inaugurated during Mr Modi’s visit, state government officials said. The Prime Minister […]

PM Modi to inaugurate Ultra Mega Steel Plant & Rowghat-Jagdalpur ...

Chandigarh (CDG): State owned Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has offered 37 acres of land to Container Corporation of India (CONCOR). The land is being given for setting up rail linked multi modal logistics park (MMLP) at Industrial Estate Barhi for dry port, domestic container terminal and rail […]

Haryana offers 37 acres to CONCOR for setting up rail ...

Salem (SA): Salem division of the Southern Railways has introduced high horse power diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) rakes on Salem-Vridhachalam railway line on Friday. According to railway officials, the existing train was replaced by the new DEMU and passengers would get lot of benefits. “The rakes of the train numbers […]

Salem Division runs high horse power Diesel Electric Multiple Unit ...

An excess spending of Rs 1877.09 crore was in revenue grant and another Rs 842.66 crore was in capital grant, taking the total to Rs 2719.75 crore Railways spent over Rs 2,719 crore more than the authorisation granted to it by Parliament in 2013-14, and used Gross Budgetary Support money […]

CAG slams Railways for Rs.2719 Crore excess spending

New Delhi: Railways suffered a huge loss of over Rs 29,000 crore in freight earnings due to mismanagement of dual freight policy for transportation of iron ore, according to a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The CAG has found that iron ore carried at concessional domestic rates […]

Railways lost Rs.29000 Crore due to Leaks in Dual Freight ...

Hyderabad:  In a significant development, Group Executive Chairman of Larsen & Toubro A M Naik met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao last Tuesday for a luncheon meeting where the two sides are said to have discussed the schedule of commissioning of the project. This is the second meeting between […]

KCR discusses schedule of commissioning of Hyderabad Metro with Concessionaire

Bombardier rakes
Mumbai: Among various suggestions, the new series of Bombardier rakes will have the hexagonal grab pole replaced by a single pole, wider seats, and larger luggage racks. Removing the hexagonal angle grab pole at the door of coaches, widening of seats, and increasing the size of luggage racks are the three […]

Bombardier rakes on CR to have hexagonal Grab Pole replaced ...

Chennai (MAS): After introducing an app to buy suburban tickets, Southern Railway is planning to develop an App to enhance passenger security. It will be on the lines of the one developed by Central Railway and Western Railway for suburban commuters in Mumbai. The public transport App called m-Indicator, aimed […]

Railways to develop App to improve commuter Security

Nagpur (NGP): Electrical engineering students of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) have developed a ‘fault detection system for railway tracks using optical fibre technology’. In case terrorists blast away railway tracks, or the tracks split due to any other cause, this system can detect the fault in real time and […]

VNIT students develop Real Time Fault Detection System for Rail ...

ICF DEMU inspection
Perambur Locomotive Works (PEW): Indian Railways today got its first-ever air-conditioned Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU) – self-propelled units consisting of driving power cars and trailer cars – manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Integral Coach Factory (ICF) general manager Ashok K Agarwal on Friday flagged off a DEMU […]

ICF manufactures a first of its kind AC Diesel Electric ...

Sasaram (SSM): A goods train derailed today near Kumhau railway station on Mughal Sarai Division of East Central Railway in Bihar’s Rohtas district affecting train services on Gaya-Mughal Sarai section on the ECR zone but there was no report of any casualty, a railway official said. Twenty three coal-laden wagons of a […]

23 Coal-laden Wagons of Goods Train derails near Sasaram on ...

New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has in its audit report on Indian Railways’ finances supported the recent observation made by former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi that under­provisioning for depreciation is resulting in piling up of delayed works in the transporter. Indian Railways maintains Depreciation Reserve Fund […]

CAG Report supports Trivedi’s view on Depreciation Underprovisioning in Railways

New Delhi: Railways has not been able to meet its operational cost of passenger services during the last five years, incurring a loss of nearly Rs 11,000 crore over this period, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The CAG in its latest report tabled […]

Railways not been able to meet its Operational Cost of ...

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is busy turning around the 160-year-old transport behemoth, having laid out a rather ambitious Rs 8.5-lakh crore (Rs 8.5-trillion) investment road map for the next five years. The focus is on tapping all possible resources, including foreign agencies, domestic institutions and leveraging rail PSUs, the […]

There is no Shortage of Money for the Railways

New Delhi: The Interim Report of the Committee headed by Dr. Bibek Debroy for Mobilisation of Resources for Major Railway Projects and Restructuring of Railway Ministry & Railway Board submitted in March, 2015 contains various recommendations on Reforms. These include, inter-alia, the following:- Allowing Private entry into running both freight […]

MOSR debates on Interim Report and Mobilisation of Resources for ...

New Delhi: In order to facilitate easy movement of elderly and differently abled passengers, as per the existing guidelines, escalators are being provided at ‘A1’, ‘A’, ‘C’ category stations and stations of tourist importance based on techno commercial feasibility and availability of funds. So far, 244 no. of escalators at 96 […]

Requirement of Escalators for Multi-Platform Railway Stations

‘Translate railway policy for benefit of people’, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the railways was replete with potential for a positive impact on the lives of the people in the country. Chairing a high-level meeting on the connectivity-related sectors of infrastructure, […]

Railways loaded with Potential for Positive Impact: PM Modi

Mumbai: To keep the high-speed Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor relevant, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has come up with a plan to curb the reach of the project. It will now go from Andheri to Virar. This comes after reports from Delhi that the project had been scrapped due to lack […]

MRVC proposes new plan for Churchgate-Virar elevated rail corridor

Bombardier Inc outlined plans to list a minority stake in its rail unit on Thursday, as it reported a quarterly profit that topped market expectations. Canada’s Bombardier Inc said it was preparing for an initial public offering of a minority stake in its railway unit, Bombardier Transportation. The IPO is […]

Bombardier Inc. outlines Plans to list a Minority Stake in ...

Mumbai: The Central Railway may switch from 1500 V Direct Current (DC) to 25KV Alternating Current (AC) between CST and Thane by May 24. This is the only section on Indian Railways which runs on DC current. CR’s general manager S K Sood said, “We are working to undertake the switch […]

Thane-CST section on CR to shift from DC to AC ...

Though railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s budget speech had also spoken of the need for an independent regulator for the sector—to look at more than just tariff regulations—the DK Mittal and Bibek Debroy committees make the setting up of the regulator even more urgent since both are looking for a larger […]

Committees’ Report make the ‘Setting up of Rail Regulator’ even ...

There are 8,000 stations on the railway network. Of these, from a revenue point of view, there will be just about 20 stations.  It is our duty to turn it into profits, said Bibek Debroy Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya will be suggesting a Roadmap for the Creation of the […]

Private participation in Railways, not Privatisation: Bibek Debroy

Railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is busy turning around the 160-year-old transport behemoth, having laid out a rather ambitious Rs.8.5-lakh crore investment road map for the next five years. The focus is on tapping all possible resources, including foreign agencies, domestic institutions and leveraging rail PSUs, the 61-year-old banker-cum-politician tells […]

Govt support can’t be Railways’ only investment source: Suresh Prabhu

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (Railways) personally monitored the implementation of Budget 2015-16 Announcements Comprehensive Mechanism and Action Plan put in place to ensure Time Bound Implementation Indian Railways, for the First Time in his History, developed Online Monitoring of Implementation of Budgetary […]

NDA Govt displays ‘Unprecedented Pace’ in Successful Implementation of Budget ...

Sheikhpura (SHK): A civil court in Sheikhpura district in Bihar has ordered the confiscation and auction of Sheikhpura railway station to pay the overtime dues of a retired station master. The overtime amount that stood at Rs 22,080 in 2001 has accrued to Rs 2.5 lakh with interest and fine. […]

Court orders Confiscation & Auction of Sheikhpura Railway station to ...

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presenting the award to hockey player Amandeep Kaur
New Delhi: The Union Sports Ministry may not have decided on developing a separate administrative cadre for sportspersons but Indian Railways is considering the same. At a function to felicitate sportspersons employed with Indian Railways for their national and international achievements here on Wednesday night, Railway Board Chairman A.K.Mital said […]

Railways seeks separate Administrative Cadre for Sportspersons: says CRB

Bangalore (SBC): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has invited tenders to lift trains onto the tracks to soon start trials in south Bengaluru from National College to Puttenahalli (Reach 4, 4A). While the tracks have been ready for a while now, the BMRCL officials mulled over the logistics of […]

Bangalore Metro calls tenders to lift trains onto tracks for ...

HMR authorities tested the Metro trains at the Miyapur depot on Thursday. They conducted trial runs for the first time up to the KPHB Metro station in the afternoon Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail officials are planning to offer “free Metro rides” to people in the city.  Nearly 1,000 people […]

Hyderabad Metro Rail plans free rides for 1000 Citizens

L&T HYD Metro
Two-way digital communication between train and trackside equipment used to control movement. HMR is the first Indian metro rail implementing the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, the latest railway signalling system with the equipment being supplied by French company Thales Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project created a new […]

L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail begins first Automatic Trial Run on ...

New Delhi: n an unprecedented pace of meeting promises made in the Railway Budget 2015-16, the Ministry of Railways has already implemented 39 announcements – ranging from passenger amenities system improvements to infrastructure development. The Ministry of Railway announced yesterday that it has implemented 39 proposals made in the Railway Budget 2015-16 in […]

Railway Ministry successfully implements 39 Budget proposals in just 36 ...

Hyderabad: To review the transportation arrangements in view of Strike by APSRTC, Government of AP has convened  an emergency meeting. Shri R. Kishore Babu, Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare & Empowerment and Tribal Welfare & Empowerment, Shri IVR Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary, Shri Sambasiva Rao, MD / APSRTRC, Shri Sombabu, […]

AP Govt holds Emergency Meeting with SCR – Special Trains ...

Indian Railways carried 1.14 Million Tonnes of Freight during April 2015 New Delhi: The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis in April 2015 were Rs.14125.15 crore compared to Rs.12008.56 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 17.63 per cent. Indian Railways have carried 89.81 million […]

Indian Railway revenue earnings up by 17.63% during April, 2015

Chennai (MAS): As the temperature goes up each day during summer, the power demand is also increasing in Tamil Nadu. Though there are several new thermal plants in the state due to which there is no power shortage, the three units at Vallur with a capacity of 500MW each is facing […]

TN CM urge Railway Minister to move adequate Rakes to ...

GM SCR addressing the Sr.Divisional Engineers Conference held at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad on 7th May 2015
Secunderabad (SC): P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway called upon the Divisional Engineers of the Zone to gear up themselves in improving the Passenger amenities at the earliest.Ministry of Railways in its recent budget has given major push by giving substantial funds for the betterment of passenger & staff amenities […]

General Manager/SCR Calls on Divisional Engineers to Improve Passenger Amenities

Nokia Networks will upgrade the GSM-Railway (GSM-R) core network for OSE, Greece’s Railway Operator. The modernized Communication System will increase the operational efficiency of the Greek National Railway, which will provide safer, reliable train travel in the country. Nokia Networks’ GSM-R solution provides reliable communications than older analogue systems for railway […]

Nokia Networks in GSM-Railway network deal with OSE

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Thursday said its services between Tis Hazari and Inderlok stations will run on single line for a brief period over the weekend due to maintenance and repair work. Train services between the two stations, which fall on Line 1, operating from Dilshad Garden to […]

Delhi Metro to run on single line on Tis Hazari-Inderlok ...

Mumbai:  Central Railway will run 8 reserved Tatkal special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Madgaon to clear the extra rush of passengers. This is the first time that a Tatkal Special is run on Indian Railway. Last week, he railway board allowed zonal railways to run holiday special train […]

Central Railway to run 8 Tatkal Specials between LTT-Madgaon in ...

Secunderabad (SC): In order to clear extra rush of passengers in view of strike called by APSRTC, South Central Railway is running DEMU & MEMU special trains on 7th May, 2015 to various destinations  as detailed below:- Kacheguda-Nizamabad-Kacheguda DEMU Special Trains: Kacheguda-Nizamabad DEMU special train will depart Kacheguda at 07:40 […]

SCR to run DEMU & MEMU Special Trains to various ...

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee meeting with the Probationers of Indian Railways Traffic Service, Indian Railways Accounts Service, Indian Railways Personnel Service, Indian Railways Stores Service, Indian Railways Service of Engineers & Railway Protection Force at Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 6, 2015
New Delhi: A group of probationers of Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Railways Accounts Service, Indian Railways Personnel Service, Indian Railways Stores Service, Indian Railways Service of Engineers and Railway Protection Force called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (May 6, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the […]

Probationers of various Indian Railway Services call on the President