Bhubaneswar (BBS): The railway ministry is planning more special purpose vehicles (SPVs) or joint ventures (JVs) to augment rail connectivity and expedite implementation of pending railway projects in Odisha, said commerce and transport minister Ramesh Majhi. He was recently in New Delhi to attend signing of the tripartite pact on a […]

New JVs to push rail connectivity in Odisha; says Ramesh ...

Madurai (MDU): Members of Tamil Nadu All Types of Disabled Protection and Rights Association staged a demonstration here on Wednesday, demanding simplification of the procedure for the differently abled people to get concession for rail travel. The protest was led by association State secretary Namburajan and joint secretary Jeeva. The […]

Differently-abled demand more Simplified Procedures for booking railway tickets

Raipur (R): The financial year 2014-15 was happening for Raipur Railway division of the South East Central Railway (SECR). The PP Yard of Raipur division maintained 7301 wagon and 206 racks and boxes during the year 2014-15 which is highest across all Railway divisions in India, officials informed on Monday. […]

Raipur Railway Division posts highest Freight Tonnage for 2014-15

Kolkata (KOAA): Although ER is known as a passenger oriented railway, it has made a mark in freight loading in the year 2014-15. In the year 2014-15 the originating revenue loading of Eastern Railway has reached to 67.247 mt against Railway Board’s target of 65 mt. It has been mentioned […]

ER reports highest ever originating Freight Loading ever since its ...

Mumbai: Kalyan-based Sanjay Tours & Travels has received the licence to sell tickets under the Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra’ (YTSK) scheme of the Indian Railways. As the authorised agent of YTSK, Sanjay Tours started selling rail tickets at its office from April 1, 2015. The counter issues Regular tickets from 9 […]

Sanjay Tours & Travels starts selling rail tickets through ‘Yatri ...

Agartala (AGTL): The proposed India-Bangladesh railway connectivity project has yet to take off, five years after it was sanctioned. According to officials here, it’s not certain when work can start, since no funds have been allocated yet. The Rs. 575-crore ($90 million) project was finalised in January 2010 when Bangladesh […]

Five years later, no green light for India-Bangladesh rail project

It asks why the encroachments should not be evicted Madurai (MDU): The tussle between Dalits living in a railway property in Anna Nagar near here for over a century and the Southern Railway has taken a curious turn with Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Madurai, issuing a show-cause notice to the members […]

Dalits resent show-cause notice issued by Railways for eviction of ...

The incident occurred around 109 km away from Pune; (below) the train was carrying Sugar
Pune: Train movement on the single-track Pune-Kolhapur section of the Central Railway ground to a halt on Wednesday after 16 wagons of a Guwahati-bound goods train from Sangli derailed on Wednesday at 5am near Adarki station, about 109km from Pune. There was no casualty. Railway officials are still trying to find out […]

Goods Train derailment holds up traffic on Pune-Kolhapur route

Japan's new Maglev Bullet Train broke its own World Speed Record on Wednesday, hitting 603 km/h during a demonstration. This is the second world record the new system has broken, with the first being 590 km/h a week ago which shattered the 2003 record of 581 km/h by Japan itself
In many parts of northeast Asia and Europe train travel in the 21st century is a safe and fast cross-country mode of transport. In South and Southeast Asia, riding the rails is frequently frustrating and sometimes dangerous with regular derailments, fiery crashes and frequent fire accidents! China and India and […]

Will Lumbering Indian Railways learn from High-Speed Rail Systems of ...

Mumbai: The Central Railway has earned Rs 1.23 crore in last finacial year, from shooting of domestic and international films and documentaries on its locations. Of this, media house British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) alone has contributed Rs 62.83 lakh, officials said. “We earned Rs 1.23 crore during financial year 2014-15 from […]

Central Railway earns Rs.1.23 Crore from Film Shoots

Secunderabad (SC): The 60th Railway Week was celebrated by the office of the Senior Deputy General Manager today (22nd April, 2015) at General Manager’s Conference Hall, Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Shri Gajanan Mallya, Senior Deputy General Manager, SCR was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Gajanan […]

SDGM Awards presented to 36 SCR Staff in recognition of ...

Railway Minister inaugurating Data Centre
New Delhi: As of today, rail commuters can use a mobile phone app to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian Railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. Fulfilling yet another commitment of the Railway Budget 2015-16, the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Mobile […]

Railways launch ‘UTS On Mobile’ Booking App for Android, Windows; ...

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajiv Ranjan Verma was today appointed as Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for appointment of Shri Rajiv Ranjan Verma, IPS, as the Director General, Railway Protection Force, Ministry […]

Rajiv Ranjan Verma appointed Director General, Railway Protection Force

Tokyo: When Central Japan Railway’s magnetically levitated train set a world speed record on Tuesday by zipping along an experimental track at 603kph, the project’s chief promoter was in Dallas, Texas. Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman Emeritus of the train service operator, generally known as JR Tokai, was in the U.S. city […]

Japanese Rail company eyes Exports to cover Maglev Costs

Kolkata (KOAA): The Exchange had sought clarification from Titagarh Wagons Ltd with respect to news article on April 21, 2015 titled “Titagarh wagons Ltd & Cimmco Ltd got license for manufacturing Defence equipment, Titagarh Wagons to start manufacturing of defence equipments in december at Cimmco Unit” Titagarh Wagons Ltd clarified […]

Titagarh Wagons clarifies on receiving license for manufacturing Defence equipment

Titagarh Wagons’ revenue rose 60% in March quarter on better execution and contribution from businesses other than those catering to the Indian Railways Kolkata (KOAA): Titagarh Wagons Ltd reported a 60% jump in revenue for the March quarter on better execution and contribution from businesses other than those catering to […]

Non-Railway orders, improved Working Capital help Titagarh Wagons

New Delhi: Passengers travelling in unreserved train coaches will no longer need to stand in long queues at railway counters to buy tickets, with the Railways set to launch a mobile application for booking tickets. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will on Wednesday launch the mobile application for paperless unreserved ticketing […]

Book Suburban Rail e-Ticket on Your Mobile App

Mumbai: Indian Railways Finance Corp may become the first domestic entity to sell offshore rupee-denominated bonds after RBI allowed this in its April 7 monetary policy. The finance wing of the Indian Railways could raise as much as Rs 6,300 crore through such an offer as it seeks to generate […]

IRFC may raise Rs 6,300 Crore via Rupee-denominate Bonds abroad

New Delhi: The CBI may have revealed the under-weighment of freight transported by railways on massive scale, but the issue was red flagged by CAG in its report of December 2014. The government auditor found that out of 1,176 loading points, the railways did not have its own weighbridges in […]

CAG red-flagged Anomalies in Freight Weight process of Railways in ...

Chennai (MAS): A few technical issues have to be addressed before Chennai Metro is thrown open to the public, said officials of commissioner of metro rail safety (CMRS). “We conducted a detailed inspection over two days and examined various aspects. Though we were largely satisfied, there are some issues Chennai […]

Safety Experts point to some Glitches in Chennai Metro Rail

CBI Raids
New Delhi: In its probe in railways freight scam, CBI has recovered images of 65 hard disks from the Electronic In-Motion Weigh Bridge (EIMWBs) locations, which were allegedly manipulated to under-weigh the freight canons, thereby benefitting private companies.  These images have been sent for forensic examination to ascertain whether manipulation was […]

Freight Scam: CBI suspects Manipulation in Software in Weigh Bridges

Kolkata (KOAA): Folks travelling through the busy railway stations of Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Agra, Mumbai CST, Howrah and Secunderabad will soon have access to Wi-Fi services, allowing them to surf the Internet, check e-mail and use mobile apps. Sistema Shyam Teleservices, donning its hat as an Internet service provider for the first […]

Sistema Shyam to launch Wi-Fi services at key Railway Stations ...

Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) laid a trap on a senior divisional engineer with the Western Railway in a graft case on Tuesday. Acting on a complaint , the CBI caught S Meena, Senior Divisional Engineer with the Electrical Department of the Western Railways red-handed while accepting a […]

CBI arrests senior Western Railway official for Corruption

Mumbai: Even as the Metro One has significantly improved connectivity between the eastern and western suburbs, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has submitted proposals for the second and fourth lines of the Metro to the state government. The projects are likely to be finished by 2021. Once the […]

MMRDA submits Plans for Two more Metro Lines to Maharashtra ...

New Delhi: In compliance of the pronouncements made in Rail Budget 2015-16 with regard to passenger security, food, complaints helpline numbers, a number of new initiatives has been taken by the Railways. For strengthening of surveillance mechanism in trains, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras have been fitted on two SLRs on […]

Improvement in Passenger Amenities on Railways: MOSR

mohanlal blog
Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Light Metro proposed for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities by ‘Metroman’ E.Sreedharan has received the support of a celebrity blogger — actor Mohanlal — who, in his latest post, has supported the Mass Rapid Transport System, which is awaiting the nod of the government for the last six […]

State needs Light Metro and Sreedharan: Mohanlal

New Delhi: Two private cement makers, one of them located in south India, are under the CBI scanner in its probe into the high-tech manipulations of Indian railways’ static and Electronic In-Motion Weigh Bridges (EIMWB) at 65 nation-wide locations for being alleged beneficiaries of the resultant under-weighment and under-invoicing. The […]

Freight Scam in Railways: 2 Cement Cos. under CBI Scanner

Mysore (MYS): The country’s first rail fence project to mitigate human-elephant conflict was launched at Nagarahole on Tuesday. Minister for Forests B. Ramanath Rai laid the foundation for the first stage of the project at Veeranahosahalli in Nagarahole. The project envisages erecting rail fence at a length of 33 km […]

Rail Fence project launched at Nagarahole

Tirunelveli (TEN): The Chennai-bound Chendur Express Train suffered a detention of more than 30 minutes at Tirunelveli Junction on Sunday night as the loco pilot reportedly failed to collect the mandatory ‘Brake Power Certificate’ at the starting point, Tiruchendur. Sources in Tirunelveli Railway Junction said Loco Pilot Chelliah took the […]

Loco Pilot operates express sans ‘Brake Power Certificate’

Vellore:  Soon, no train will run without escorts from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. in inter-State stretches. In a bid to step up safety, particularly to keep a tab on property offences, the railway security forces will take up marching of beats on either side of the State borders. This […]

Southern States to Step up Security on Trains in Inter-State ...

Firozpur (FZP): The proposed new railway line project connecting Baramulla with Kupwara has been shelved on account of financial viability and availability of lack of funds. This link connecting two important border towns in Kashmir Valley was perceived to be an important project, strategically and otherwise. Stating this in Lok […]

Rail project to link two north-Kashmir towns shelved

Mumbai:  To offer first assistance to commuters in distress, the Government Railway Police (GRP) has started training porters, shoeshine boys, cabbies and other workers. The cops also want these workers, who are a regular feature at railway stations, to collect intelligence and report suspicious activities. While badges will be given […]

Mumbai Stations to have ‘Police Mitra’ for Help

Mumbai: In the next two months, the Central Railway (CR) will be fixing LED lights on 16 rakes that ply between Panvel/Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Andheri. Senior CR officials said this has been done especially on these 16 rakes since commuters travelling in this section have said that tubelights go […]

16 Central Railway rakes to get LED lighting

New Delhi: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu dedicated the Rail Budget to the “aam aadmi,” saying that there would be a turnaround of the railways in the next five years. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the demand of grants for the Railways. “The Rail Budget has kept the aam aadmi […]

Turnaround in five years: Suresh Prabhu

Bangalore (SBC): The Karnataka government has informed the Centre that the work on the Phase I of the Bangalore’s Namma Metro will be completed by December this year. During the review of Metro project chaired by Urban Development Secretary Madhusudhan Prasad last week, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials informed […]

Bangalore Metro Phase I to be ready by December 2015

Mumbai: Around 15 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) have been vandalised in the past six months on the Central Railway, with the latest incident reported at Chembur station where three ATVMs were vandalised late on Monday night. Although CR officials have registered an FIR at Chembur police station, they said […]

Vandalism of ATVMs on the rise in Mumbai

Dhanbad (DHN): An air passage has fanned the underground fire in a colliery pocket of Katras, spurring a firefighting tizzy to save the Dhanbad-Ranchi railway line, barely 50 metres from the site. Flames leaped out of fissures in the ground and dense smoke engulfed the abandoned Khas Jharia colliery around […]

Flames lunge at key Dhanbad-Ranchi rail line barely 50 metres ...

Chennai (MAS): French engineering firm Egis Group, which is executing metro projects in Chennai and Kochi, today said the two rail projects would be completed by 2016. “The two (Chennai and Kochi metro) projects will be completed by 2016,” Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and CEO of Egis Group said here today. […]

Chennai, Kochi metro projects to complete by 2016: Egis

New Delhi: Indian Railways’ has to rely on borrowings to fund its capital investments and such a strategy will not lead the public transporter into a debt trap, Suresh Prabhu, Union Railways Minister, has said. “All our efforts including borrowing are to improve the health of Railways. By borrowing, we […]

Demand for Grants for Rlys for 2015-16 passed; Rely on ...

“We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow,” said a senior Railway Ministry official New Delhi: Rail commuters can use a smartphone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways take forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. “We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing […]

Indian Railways to introduce App-based Ticketing System in Unreserved (General) ...

CMRL inspection
Chennai (MAS): Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) S K Mittal carried out an inspection of the Chennai Metro Rail on Tuesday. Mittal inspected operational control centre and the stations and the tracks between Koyambedu and Ashok Nagar. The CMRS inspected the Metro Rail Operational Control Centre (OCC), where the […]

Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety inspects Chennai Metro Rail

New Delhi: Railway Board prepare to launch tenders for a fleet of fixed-formation 200km/h trains and will hold a pre-bid conference for prospective suppliers this month. Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, and Talgo are expected to participate in the conference, where IR will detail plans to acquire 15 trains at an estimated […]

IR to publish tender for 200 Kmph trains; to hold ...

Chennai: Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB)  now has the technology to convert raw sewage into drinking water but the agency will be using the technology to help provide water to Southern Railways to clean the trains. Known as Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor, this technology will be used […]

CMWSSB comes with Technology to convert Raw Sewage into Drinking ...

Japan MagLev Train
Tokyo: Japan’s state-of-the-art Maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car Maglev train – short for “Magnetic Levitation” – hit a top […]

Japan’s MagLev Train breaks World Speed Record at 603 Kmph

New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, when MOS (Railways) Manoj Sinha announced in the Parliament that the Railways have endeavored to enhance fire worthiness of coaches by using fire retardant furnishing materials to mitigate effect of fire in the trains yesterday, a massive fire broke out on two stationary passenger trains viz.Sealdah Rajdhani and […]

Coaches of two Rajdhani Express trains gutted in fire at ...

New Delhi: With an aim of monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects including Rail Budget proposals, railways today launched E-Samiksha, an online monitoring mechanism. It is a very good beginning and now each and every project implementation can be monitored on real-time basis, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here after […]

E-Samiksha launched to monitor Rail projects Online