Ahmedabad (ADI): In a landmark judgment that will ensure that the railway ministry does not take the Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT) lightly, the RCT Ahmedabad has imposed an exemplary fine on Western Railway officials for what it called ‘indifferent attitude’ towards the functioning of the tribunal. The RCT awards compensation […]

Railway Claims Tribunal/Ahmedabad imposes fine on Western Railway for Indifferent ...


A deep crater was formed in between two tracks on the Kalyan-Ambernath section in the wee hours due to heavy rains. Railway staffers filled the ballast to carry out settlement of tracks at the spot. The Up line services were restored gradually after 8 am while the work on Down services continued for some time.
Mumbai: A deep crater was formed in between two railway tracks on the Kalyan-Ambernath section in the wee hours due to heavy rains which resulted in trains running late on the Central Railway early Friday morning and inconvenienced scores of office-goers, specially from far flung suburbs. It not only affected suburban […]

Crater between tracks derails Central Railway services in Mumbai


New Delhi: Union Minister of Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhu called for a nation-wide safety check on the signaling system that had caused fire at Kurla back in 2008, leaving trains suspended for 48 hours. The check comes after the same system caught fire on June 17 at Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh […]

Railway Minister calls for nation-wide Safety Check of Signaling Systems



Pipavav: Cargo handling at Pipavav port in Gujarat’s Amreli district has come to a standstill after large portion of the main railway line connecting the port to northern India was washed away in the Wednesday’s flash floods. All the operations at the port run by the Danish APM Terminals have been […]

Pipavav Port shut as Railway track washed away


Kolkata: Titagarh Wagons is close to acquiring an European rail rolling stock company based in France. The company has told the stock exchanges its “bid for acquisition as a going concern of a railway rolling stock manufacturing company in Europe has been accepted by the Competent Authorities. However, (this) is […]

Titagarh Wagons to acquire French Rail Rolling Stock firm


Rajiv Pratap Rudy in a seminar
Rajiv Pratap also said that his team from the Ministry are also about to discuss with Microsoft, Google, IBM, Cisco, Apple, Adobe, Facebook and Linkedin for various Information Technology related Skill Development and Certifications for the rural youth across the country New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Skill Development […]

Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Ministry to exploit RailTel’s 43000 Kms ...



New Delhi: Free Internet usage sounds great if you are traveling across country via trains. RailWire brand which is already providing its broadband services is now all get set to provide its wifi services across country’s rail platforms very soon. Although public is already started availing its services in New […]

RailTel to expand WiFi Services at all the Railway Stations ...


New Delhi:  The historical country wide massive public outreach event under the name “Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada” (Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight) organized all over Indian Railways from 26.05.2015 to 09.06.2015 concluded successfully. This fortnight long programme was primarily directed towards improvement of passenger amenities and services, customer care, participation of passenger […]

Unprecedented & Historical Nationwide Passenger & Customer Facilitation Fortnight by ...


New Delhi: Indian Railways has tied up funds for the next two years for its ambitious Railway reforms and modernisation programme. Union minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu conveyed to institutional investors that the government would be spending Rs.8.50 lakh crore ($125 billion) over the next five years to modernise Indian […]

Railways have tied up funds for the next 2 years ...



New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will deploy five new HP Itanium servers to speed up e-ticketing operations. IRCTC has already imported five new servers from Singapore that will change the way passengers book rail tickets on its digital platform. On June 1, IRCTC installed two Linux-enabled […]

IRCTC to deploy HP Itanium Servers to Speed up Next ...


New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to make Aadhaar card mandatory for its user registration process for e-ticketing. This will ensure that users registering on the IRCTC web site are properly identified of their identity and address through the Aadhaar card number verification. In […]

IRCTC examining the Proposal to make Aadhaar mandatory for Users’ ...


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New Delhi: Three years after Anil Kakodkar-led High Level Safety Review Committee submitted its report to the Railways, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked the Railway Board to submit an implementation plan of its recommendations along with deadlines. The Kakodkar Committee had submitted its report to the then Railway Minister […]

Suresh Prabhu asks Board to submit an Implementation Plan of ...



New Delhi: To improve railway connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh and to review the existing facilities in the railway network, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today convened a meeting with Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and senior officials of the ministry in Delhi. Rijiju during the meeting, took up […]

MoS (Home) discusses Train Services & Passenger Security related issues ...


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Mumbai: The railway ministry will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this afternoon with the Unesco for the heritage conservation and development of Bandra station. It will be done in the presence of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Bandra railway station is a Grade I heritage structure and efforts will be […]

Ministry to sign MoU with UNESCO for conserving Bandra Railway ...


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Vasco: Two days prior to the visit of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to Vasco to inaugurate the renovated premises of Vasco railway station, newly-constructed community hall and other works of South Western Railway and Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd, Minister of Environment and Forest Alina Saldanha – an MLA elected […]

Alina Saldanha of Cortalim opposes proposed Doubling Work of Railway ...



Yelahanka (YNK): The wheels of the high speed Indian trains like Shatabdi and Duronto expresses which are currently being imported from Europe are all set to sport the “Made in India“ tag. The Yelahanka based Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) is testing the indigenously manufactured wheels that can clock speeds up to […]

Rail Wheel Factory/Yalahanka factory-test LHB Wheels at 160 Kmph speed


Allahabad (ALD): The Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE) will electrify the Delhi-Ahmedabad railway route on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) model, the first of its kind to be implemented in the country. “Presently, only some sections of the 950-km Delhi-Ahmedabad stretch are electrified. Under the EPC model, about 350 kms […]

CORE to Electrify about 350 kms on Delhi-Ahmedabad route under ...


New Delhi: Seeking foray into fine dining restaurant business at Star hotels across the country, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to open a speciality restaurant in the ITDC-run Hotel Janpath here. IRCTC is in the final phase of negotiations with ITDC to get some space at […]

IRCTC to open Restaurant at ITDC-run Janpath Hotel



New Delhi:  Indian Railways have been the engine of economic and technical growth and development in India. Railway Safety is not merely an area of national concern but also poses challenges to the engineering and research community of the country. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is silently working to bring Indian Railways […]

Newly constituted Technology Mission for Indian Railways to Focus on ...


Kolkata (KOAA): The World Bank will conduct a survey to figure out how the various transport options in the city – Metro Rail, bus, taxi, auto and ferry – can be integrated. The $400,000-project, spread over two years, will focus on developing a transport roadmap for Kolkata with emphasis on waterways […]

World Bank to conduct Study on Kolkata Integrated Transportation System


Ghaziabad (GZB): The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has said most of the land acquisition for the Metro Rail extension project from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand has been completed. The GDA said the project does not face any roadblocks and a hiccup over the handover of a 3.5-km stretch by […]

Land acquisition for extension of DMRC Lines upto Ghaziabad nears ...



New Delhi: Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu laid the foundation stone for face-lift of Baraut, Baghpat, Khekra and Modinagar stations at a simple ceremonial function held at Baraut. oOn the same occasion, Shri Prabhu also flagged off the maiden DEMU train services between Baraut and Delhi from Baraut station. Dr. […]

Railway Minister Flags off New DEMU train between Baraut-Delhi Jn.


There are undeveloped areas where railway can develop infrastructure for profit on large scale,” said R P Bhatnagar New Delhi: Railway trade unions on Thursday demonstrated against the Bibek Debroy panel’s interim report on reforms and restructuring of the Indian Railways, demanding that it be scrapped. They see it as a […]

Railway Trade Unions oppose Debroy Panel report on Rail Reforms


Kolkata: Regional Rail Museum at Howrah, has been further beautified with inclusion of new items like rake of Sanskriti Express, model of old signaling system, old telephones, Timetable  and wall-clocks etc. The Sanskriti Express which travelled throughout India to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore has now […]

ER further beautifies Regional Rail Museum



Bangalore (SBC): With minor work yet to be completed on the elevated West line of Namma Metro between Mysore Road and Magadi Road, services in this sector are likely to be launched only by July-end. Meanwhile, the State Election Commission has allayed fears of the electoral code of conduct coming […]

Services on Phase-I elevated West Line on Reach-2 Namma Metro ...


Union Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari with S Chaturvedi, President of Bio-Diesel Association, unveiling locomotives that can run on bio-diesel at Haldia on Wednesday
Haldia (HLZ): Inaugurating the bio-diesel dispensing unit at Haldia Dock Complex on Wednesday, Union minister of road transport, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari said that the government is working on the standards for bio-diesel usage. “In a couple of months, new standards will be in place,” he said. With this plant, […]

Bio-Diesel Dispensing Unit to run Railway Engines at Haldia Port ...




New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has started yet another passenger friendly measure on pilot basis, under which SMS messages would be sent to passengers informing about train cancellation in case the train in which they have booked their tickets for is cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Under this pilot project, the […]

Indian Railways launches SMS based Alert Service for Cancelled Trains


New Delhi: “We are focusing on adding capacity, modernising Railways. We will give out high value contracts for rail infra in the next 6 months,” he said. “Currently we are negotiating with various companies for funding rail capex,” Prabhu said.  “We need to focus on infra sector for growth in India. […]

Railways to award High Value Contracts in the Next 6 ...


Railways plans to install solar power plants of about 8.8 MW capacity at railway stations, railway office buildings and level crossing gates throughout the country under railway funding New Delhi:  Indian Railways will float tenders to procure at least 200 mega watt of solar energy in the next two months, […]

Railways to float Tenders to procure 200 MW Solar Energy ...



US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Shanghai: CRRC Corporation chairman Cui Dianguo said at June 24 breakfast meeting of the China-US strategic and economic dialogue that the company would adhere to the principles of integrity and innovation and fulfill contracts while guaranteeing quality of projects; the company will continue to strengthen business development in the US […]

CRRC to strengthen participation in US Rail Transit Bidding Projects: ...





Xinjiang:  A total of 100 railway lines will link Xinjiang to the rest of China this year, which is expected to bring 100,000 more visitors to the autonomous region, local tourism authorities and China Railway Group jointly announced on Wednesday. So far there are 23 rail lines connecting Xinjiang Uygur […]

China to link Xinjiang with total of 100 railway lines ...


It will be the first “reform-oriented” government assumed charge at the Centre, and Suresh Prabhu will be the first Railway Minister with a reputation for reforms in backdrop of the deliberations of yet another ‘High Powered Committee’ headed by Bibek Debroy that is after that seemingly endless quest: “How to ‘reform’ the […]

Unions’ should not Derail the Process of Rail Reforms; Let ...


Ranchi (RNC): Maoists engineered a mild explosion last night on railway tracks in Chhipadohar (CPDR) in Latehar district, during their 24-hour bandh, in the hope that the Railway police would rush in and be welcomed by high-intensity blasts and get on with the Heckler Weapons from the Railway police, but the forces side-stepped […]

Maoists blew up the Railway Track in Chhipadohar for want ...



Move targeted at grabbing more traffic from road sector.  Railways to utilise empty freight rakes by offering rebate to customers. Move aims at garnering additional revenue from freight traffic. There will be no delays, no processing and no waiting. It will be as easy as hailing an auto-rickshaw on the road. New […]

Railways comes out with Heavy Discounts in Empty-flow direction, announces ...


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has undertaken the feasibility study for a high-speed railway system on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, today presented the draft report to the Indian Railways joint monitoring committee here New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has undertaken the feasibility study for a […]

JICA presents Draft Report on High-speed Train to Railways Joint ...


New Delhi: The government on Wednesday cleared the implementation of eastern and western dedicated freight corridor (DFC) projects at a revised cost of Rs 81,459 crore, as delays in implementation and a steep rise in land cost has escalated the estimates three times. The centre will invest Rs 26,674 crore to […]

Centre clears implementation of Eastern & Western DFC projects at ...



New Delhi: Indian Railways will stick to its old alignment of route between Katra and Banihal section of Kashmir rail link project, the deadline for which has been extended to 2020, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said here today. Railway officials have claimed that the arch bridge […]

Kashmir rail link project to be finished by 2020: Manoj ...


Srinagar: The heavy rainfall has caused flooding of tracks leading to the suspension of rail services between Banihal area of Jammu and Qazigund belt of Kashmir Valley, rail officials said. Kashmir is on flood alert after the Jhelum crossed the danger mark earlier on Wednesday.  Rail service between Banihal and Qazigund […]

Heavy rains in Kashmir bring trains to a halt – ...


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of the Jammu-Baramulla rail link project and directed the Railway Board to remove all hurdles in its timely completion. Modi reviewed the development of the Jammu-Baramulla rail link during his fourth monthly video conference under his pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation […]

Modi reviews progress of Jammu-Baramulla Rail Link project through Video ...



Ranchi (RNC): The South Eastern Railway (SER) has re-named an express train between Ranchi and Howrah to mark the first ever International Yoga Day, held on June 21. It is apparently the first train to be rechristened “Kriya Yoga Express” by the national transporter to mark the International Yoga Day. The […]

Hatia-Kolkata train renamed as Kriya Yoga Exp


Raipur: Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Raipur, Rajeev Saxena inspected the cleanliness drive being undertaken as part of ‘Swacchta Abhiyan’ (Cleanliness Drive) in the divisional office.The DRM inspected the godown and other locations in the DRM office and called upon employees to maintain hygiene and cleanliness at their workplace.Notably, a special […]

DRM/Raipur participates in Cleanliness Drive


Lucknow (LKO): The Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Alok Ranjan has directed to ensure metro rail facility in Lucknow by completing the first phase of the project by October 31, 2016. He said that lack of funds would not deter implementation of Lucknow Metro rail project. He directed Avas Vikas Parishad, […]

Complete first-phase of Lucknow Metro by Oct 2016, says U.P. ...



Chennai (MAS): Considering the high patronage for the Chennai-Bangalore Shatabdi Express, the railways has decided to add an extra AC chair car to the train from October 1. “Train No 12028/12027 Bangalore-Chennai Central-Bangalore Shatabdi Express trains will be permanently augmented by one AC chair car from October 1,” said a press […]

Chennai-Bangalore Shatabdi gets another coach



New Delhi: Come academic year 2016, students at Delhi University’s South Campus will not be able to use the excuse of bad traffic and poor connectivity for being late to class. The South Campus of the university is not as accessible for students as the North Campus, which has had […]

Metro Station to make life easier for DU’s South Campus ...




Chennai Metro train leaves the Washing Bay after the exterior cleaning
Chennai (MAS): Chennaiites can expect a metro rail to shuttle between Koyambedu and Alandur for every 10 minutes. That is the maximum frequency CMRL (Chennai Metro Rail Limited) can maintain with the existing fleet at its depot.  Of the 25 trains at the depot, nine have been cleared after necessary […]

Chennai Metro Rail to shuttle every 10-15 minutes – CMRL ...


Mumbai: The Bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will run on elevated corridor for most part of its journey. The track would be along the existing railway track. India’s ambitious plan to construct the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor reached a decisive stage on Tuesday, following the Japanese government’s offer to […]

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train to run on Elevated Tracks



Badarpur Jn (BPB): The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Sudarshan Nayak, accompanied by NF Railway Lumding Division DRM, Niraj Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Construction, Ajit Pandit, Chief Engineer, Ravindra Ram along with senior NF Railway officials of the Signal, Traffic Commercial and Operation and Engineering departments inspected the newly-constructed […]

CRS and Railway Officials inspects newly constructed BG Line from ...


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A gas-powered shunting locomotive built by Bryansk Engineering Plant – a subsidiary of Transmashholding – has successfully completed acceptance trials. An initial order of 50 TEM19 locomotives has now been placed following testing at the Egorshino Depot of RZD Ekaterinburg Equipment Division. Created by VNIKTI and BMZ, the TEM19 is fitted with a gas […]

Russian Gas Locomotive passes Acceptance Tests


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New Delhi: While recommending development of gauge compatibility between the Indian and Bangladeshi railways, a key study has called for exploration of a new project connecting the capital cities of the north-eastern states with Dhaka and Chittagong through broad gauge railway networks. An Observer Research Foundation (ORF) study, “India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities […]

ORF study suggests connectivity of NE State Capitals with Dhaka ...



Alstom and Siemens attended the 1520 strategic forum in Sochi last week to reaffirm their interest in restarting trade between Russia and the European rail supply chain. Alstom vice-president Didier Bohin advised that despite the complex political situation, his company was planning a long-term presence in Russia. He announced that Alstom […]

European Cos hopeful of reopening dialogue with Russian Rail sector


General Electric (NYSE:GE) may have another buyer in line for its capital unit as Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial reportedly analyzes GE’s railway-leasing business. The GE financier is worth about $4 billion, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and other U.S. financial institutions […]

Sumitomo Mitsui reportedly looking at GE Rail Unit


Odakyu Railways' 1000 series commuter train realizes dramatic cut in energy consumption
Tokyo: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today its main circuits featuring traction inverter made with all-silicon carbide (SiC), which were installed in a 1000 series urban train operated by Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. in Japan, have been verified to achieve an approximate 40-percent savings in power consumption compared to a train […]

Mitsubishi Electric’s Railcar Traction Inverter with All-SiC Power Modules achieves ...