“We have identified 23 out of 54 Duronto trains whose technical stoppages would be converted into commercial ones to increase patronage,” said Railway Board officials.  Reservations w.e.f. Jan 1 for Duronto trains to be suspended for this arrangement New Delhi: Railways have decided to convert technical stoppages of 23 Duronto trains […]

Railways to convert Technical Stoppages of 23 Duronto Trains into ...

GE Loco
New Delhi: US-based GE has emerged the best bidder for Diesel Locomotives manufacturing plant proposed to be set up at Marhowra in Bihar, and French major Alstom is leading the race for setting up the manufacturing unit for Electric Locomotives at Madhepura, making these projects the first instance of major […]

GE emerges the Best Bidder for Marhora Diesel Locomotive manufacturing ...

Also, a High-level meet to put Kochi metro on fast track Kochi: Coaches of the Kochi Metro Rail, the design for which will be unveiled by the Chief Minister here on Thursday, will be the most modern in the country, with the capability to be converted into driverless coaches in future. […]

Kochi Metro to have Futuristic, Cost-effective Coaches

SRMU union members
SRMU objects to privatisation and FDI in railways.  However several railway employees across various zones opposing the move of Trade Unions stating that there is no better alternative at this stage for Indian Railways other than opting to FDI and PPP modes to improve the conditions, and to protect the Railway from total […]

SRMU threaten Indefinite Strike starting Nov 23

Geospatial Railways
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said for using geospatial technology and satellite technology for various operations of Railways, a Memorandum of Understanding will soon be signed between the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) (the IT arm of the Ministry) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Heavy Rail […]

Indian Railways to utilize ISRO’s Geospatial, Satellite Technologies

New Delhi: Facing an acute financial crisis, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is focusing on property development to generate more revenue. The DMRC has decided to come up with a commercial complex in the heart of the city near Jantar Mantar where it will rent out space for offices. […]

Delhi Metro to rent out Office Space in Delhi

Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan and MP Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurating Currency Coin cum Card operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machine at New Delhi Railway Station
Mumbai: After the paperless ticketing application failed to make a mark, railway officials in the city are on the edge over the introduction of cash/coin ticket vending machines (CTVM), which are slated to arrive in the city next month. Around 70 of the machines will be given to the Central […]

Railway officials on CR and WR anxious over CTVM arrival

rlys turnaround
The object in India for such a density of population should be to construct locomotive railways for trunk lines of communication, and horse railways for the short branches, says Bibek Debroy. In India, with a population of 110 per square mile, we are now constructing trunk railways…. These trunk railways […]

Bibek Debroy’s Plan to turn-around the Indian Railways

double decker train
Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the railways to consider having double-deckers for Mumbai’s suburban local trains. A bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice S B Shukre heard a clutch of public interest litigation on women safety. The bench made the oral observation after the Central Railways’s advocate suggested […]

Why not have Double-Decker Mumbai Locals: HC asks Railways

Level Crossing image
The West-Central Railway Zone has become the first zone in Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings from its system by August 31, 2015. The West-Central Railway Zone has become the first zone in Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings from its system by August 31, 2015. […]

WCR Zone becomes first Railway Zone on IR to eliminate ...

Committee for Metro Railway stations constituted Chandigarh: Metro rail stations in Haryana will have new names, with the Haryana government on Tuesday announcing setting up of a four-member committee to frame the policy and to consider the change in the name of Metro stations falling in the state. “The Additional […]

Haryana to change Names of Metro Stations in state

Pune: More than 150 station masters from Pune division of the Central Railway on Wednesday held an agitation at the Divisional Railway Manager’s office to press for various long-pending demands, including recruitment for vacant posts of station masters, centralized accommodation facility and grade pay. Divisional secretary of station masters’ association Rajkumar […]

Station Masters agitate to press for pending demands

IR Revenues
Prabhu said the ministry fast-tracked 7,000-km-long doubling projects and 4,000-km gauge conversion projects by providing adequate funds New Delhi: Indian Railways achieved an earnings growth of 14.54 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year even as working expenses grew 4.22 per cent, lower than the budgeted estimate […]

Railway Minister announces 14.5% Revenue Growth for Railways in Q1

NGT Green Rail concept
Pune: The National Green Tribunal (West Zone) has directed the environment directorate of the railway ministry to file a reply on the issue of direct discharge through toilets on the Indian Railways system which leads to massive pollution, an activist said on Tuesday. “The NGT has taken serious cognizance of […]

Rail Pollution: NGT directs IR’s Environment Directorate to file a ...

Beautiful view of power transmitting towers installed on the elevated Metro rail project inducts between Nagole-Mettuguda stretch
Due to the new Metro Rail Act enacted by the Centre the clause of ‘operator’ has become a bone of contention Hyderabad: With the Nagole to Mettuguda stretch of the Metro fully ready a delegation of senior L&T officers met Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma recently and apprised him of the […]

L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail wants services on Nagole stretch

Metro Car Depot issue at Mumbai
If Kanjurmarg Land unavailable, Metro Rail car depot likely at Aarey Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has moved the Bombay high court seeking that a nearly two-decade-old stay on 135.7 acres of land in Kanjurmarg be lifted for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-III project. Assistant government pleader G W Mattos mentioned the application for […]

Maharashtra asks Bombay High Court to lift 18-year-old Stay on ...

Chandigarh Metro Rail Map
Chandigarh (CDG): The financial and technical aspects of the detailed project report (DPR) of the Chandigarh Metro project prepared in 2012 will be the only key subjects to be revised in a detailed manner. The administration has sent the report to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its detailed revision. […]

Technical & Financial aspects of Chandigarh Metro DPR to be ...

TBM at Chikpet
Bangalore: Finally after 20 months, Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Krishna achieved breakthrough at the Namma Metro underground Chickpet station on at 5.02 pm on Monday. With this, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) officials are now confident that the work at all four tunnels for Phase I, which is currently […]

TBM breaks through at Chickpet Station after 20 months; BMRCL ...

Y.P. Singh, Vice-Chairman, Rail Land Development Authority
Mumbai: The Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) – the arm of the Indian Railways entrusted with commercially developing railway lands – will be meeting local Members of Parliament of areas under the jurisdiction of Central and Western Railways over Thursday and Friday to discuss ways to speed up ways to […]

RLDA to meet Mumbai MPs to speed up Land Development

The people of Uttara Kannada district are upset at the new hurdle hitting the Ankola-Hubballi railway line. The central empowered committee (CEC) appointed by the Supreme Court to study the environmental impact of the line, has objected to the project. In its recent report, the committee said the impact of […]

Central Empowered Committe says no to Hubli-Ankola Rail Line project

safety trial namma metro
Bangalore: Commuters travelling between Mysuru Road and Magadi Road will soon be able to use Bangalore Metro, as the safety inspection by the Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) S.K. Mittal is currently underway. The 6.4 km stretch had been ready for the past two years but had faced issues related to the […]

Bangalore Metro commences Safety Checks on Mysore Road-Magadi Road

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launching the Paperless Unreserved Ticketing through Mobile Phone between New Delhi – Palwal Section (NR), developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), through Video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 01, 2015
New Delhi: The Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today launched the following IT initiatives developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) (the IT arm of Ministry of Railways using remote control by organising Video-Conferencing between, Rail Bhawan and New Delhi Station. 1. Paperless Unreserved Ticketing through Mobile Phone between […]

Railway Minister launches three important IT enabled Services developed by ...

A panaromic veiw of Agrtala bound meter gauge Train at Jogarandra Nagar in Agartala
Agartala (AGTL): The meter gauge railway track would be a thing of the past in Tripura with the introduction of ‘mega block’ by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) from September 20 onwards, for conversion of track from meter gauge to broad gauge, NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Mr.P.J. Sharma said […]

Services on Metre Gauge Rail lines in Tripura to shut ...

Suresh prabhu flagging off new trains
Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Gauge Conversion Project of Loharu-Sikar Railway Line in Rajasthan by Flagging off Trains New Train Services viz.Rewari-Sikar Daily Passenger Train and Bi-weekly Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express New Delhi: The Gauge conversion of 122 Km. Loharu-Sikar Railway Line has been completed at a cost of about Rs. 260 crores. […]

Railway Minister flags off new Train on newly build Loharu-Sikar ...

ALSTOM featured
New Delhi: The government’s plans to both create investment in Bihar ahead of the elections as well as create more competition in the Railways got a boost with French major Alstom emerging as the lowest bidder (L1 Bidder) for the production of Electric Locomotives in Madhepura in Bihar, India. Sources […]

Alstom declared L1 Bidder in Indian Railways Locomotives project

L&T Rail Biz Unit giving Training
Larsen and Toubro Ltd has announced that the Railway Business Unit, a part of the Transportation Infrastructure business of UH Construction, has won a major breakthrough railway order worth INR 1070, crores (USD 161.37 Mn) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company said, “The railway business Unit, a part […]

L&T Rail Biz Unit bags Order worth INR 1070 Crores ...

Diesel Loco Factory
Indian Railways gets two FDI projects worth Rs 42,000 Crore. The first two ventures by IR would bring in Rs 42,000 crore of investments to Bihar that is slated for assembly Polls this November. The financial bids for the Madhepura locomotive factory were opened on Monday; and for Marhowra, the Tender Committee would […]

Marhowra Diesel Locomotive Factory: Railways to open Financial Bids today

DMRC MD in front of Train Set supplied by Hyundai Rotem
New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will now increase the frequency of trains during off peak hours in the national capital. Twenty additional trains will be added to existing fleet which will run between 11 am and 4:30 pm. The average frequency on various lines during off peak hours […]

Delhi Metro to increase Trains Frequency during off-peak Hours

bibek debroy panel speech
While the report is being considered by the ministry of railways, its proposals like private firms running trains and govt bearing the passenger fare subsidy may not hit the priority list soon Two recommendations of the Bibek Debroy panel on reforming the Indian Railways—allowing private firms to run trains and […]

Has the Corridors of Power trying to scuttle Debroy Panel ...

Representational Image
New Delhi: Marking first major FDI offer in the railways, three global companies have submitted financial bids for setting up of a modern electrical locomotive factory in Madhepura in Bihar at the cost of nearly Rs 1300 crore on a Joint Venture basis. Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier have submitted price […]

Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier bid for setting up Madhepura Loco ...

hsr training
The first batch of 30 DRMs will go to SDA Bocooni in Milan for two-week training from September 7 in high speed train service New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has given green signal to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs), a key functionary in rail operation, to go abroad for advanced […]

30 DRMs selected for Training on High Speed Trains at ...

India Explosions
Bhagalpur (BGP): Unprecedented security arrangements have been made by the GRP, RPF and Special Protection Group (SPG) besides the district and railway administration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhagalpur scheduled today. Intensive checking of trains and railway premises are underway to keep a tab on mischief mongers. Every train […]

Intensive Checking of Trains and Railway premises for PM’s visit ...

Bibek Debroy big
“In India, with a population of 110 per square mile, we are now constructing trunk railways…. These trunk railways will no doubt pay good dividends, for although the population is only half as dense as in England, the cost of construction is small. We have commenced well in India, and […]

Bibek Debroy musings: Branch Line or Clinker?

Metro Rakes CCTV
Mumbai: The new set of Bombardier rakes which will be brought to the city and inducted in Western Railway will have CCTV cameras installed. The rakes which are currently being produced in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai will install CCTV cameras. This comes as already three Bombardiers have been […]

Bombardier Rakes to be supplied to WR will have CCTV ...

safety inspection of CRS
Bangalore: The mandatory inspection of the gauge conversion between Palakkad and Pollachi to enhance rail connectivity between north Kerala and the pilgrim centres such as Rameswaram, Erwadi, Madurai, and Palani will be held on September 8. Railway Safety Commissioner S.K. Mithal will inspect the route and submit a report. Based […]

Palakkad and Pollachi Broad Gauge line scheduled for Safety Inspection ...

Ahmedabad (ADI): A designated court for Anti- Curruption Bureau (ACB) cases today turned down the regular bail plea of former IAS officer Sanjay Gupta and six others in connection with Rs.113-crore Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail scam. The plea was rejected by Special ACB Court Judge H J Joshi. In their bail […]

Ahmedabad Metro Rail Scam: Court rejects former IAS Official’s Bail ...

A passenger train crosses the Chikubang bridge as it travels from the city of Bandung to Jakarta near Padalarang, West Java, Indonesia
Jakarta: Indonesia is leaning towards China over Japan in an aggressive bidding battle to build the Southeast Asian nation’s first high-speed railway, two government sources involved in making the decision said. The two Asian giants have both sent envoys to lobby Indonesian officials over the past two weeks, each sweetening […]

Indonesia leaning towards China over Japan in an aggressive HSR ...

grp mobile app
Allahabad (ALD): The Government Railway Police (GRP) has prepared a mobile based security system for the running trains named “Rakshak scheme” for safety of rail passengers. Through Rakshak Scheme security personnel who are on duty in the running trains will be linked with the railway police control rooms. Railway police is […]

GRP prepares Mobile-based Security System for running trains

bhagalpur rs
Bhagalpur (BGP): For the common people, PM Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Bhagalpur to address a ‘Parivartan Rally’ on September 1 is yet another chance for the Union government to rectify the injustice done to the city long ago. The injustice, according to people, was done in 1984 when the Union government […]

Bhagalpur awaits Railway Division status gift from PM

survey Kanhangad Kanniyur
Kozhikode: The traffic and engineering survey for the proposed Kanjangad-Kaniyur (90 km) has been completed last week. The proposed route, which is expected to bring North Kerala nearer to Bangalore and Mysore, now requires an assurance from the state government regarding the construction cost. “According to the newly emerged agreement, […]

Survey of Kanjangad-Kaniyur rail line route completed

HSR India
Beijing: India should opt for bullet trains together with raising speed of trains on existing tracks to boost economic growth by improving connectivity, a combination that worked for China as well, a top railway official said here last week. With over a billion population and a large territorial area, India […]

India should opt for Bullet Trains together with raising speed ...

Bangalore: A Railway Parliamentary convention committee will be visiting the city on Tuesday to hold discussions with top railway officials of the South Western Railway (SWR) Division. Speaking to news persons from Hubli, SWR General Manager P K Saxena said the team will reach the city in the evening. “The deliberations will […]

Parliamentary Panel on Railways to visit Bangalore tomorrow

track sensors tech
New Delhi: In order to prevent catastrophic damages to its assets, Indian Railways is going for offshore procurement of high-powered sensor-based equipment, a first-of-its-kind for the public transporter, to detect defects on tracks and rolling stock. The sensor-based equipment, known as on board condition monitoring system, currently operational in countries like […]

Railways to procure Sensors to detect defects on tracks

RAIL Realty
Mumbai: The much-hyped commercial development of railway land in Mumbai is just refusing to take off. All the four railway plots – at Thane, Bandra, Mulund and Bhandup – have got stuck in various issues, putting paid to railways’ hopes of reaping upwards of Rs 10,000 crore to invest in […]

Dull real-estate scene shatters Railways’ Rs.10000 Crore dream

Deptl Examinations
Chennai: The vigilance department of the railways has made a startling revelation. The integrity watchdog has picked gaping holes in the examinations conducted for departmental appointment and promotions. Irregularities pointed out cannot be dismissed as ‘hearsay’ now after the chief personnel officer of the railways acknowledging the findings of the vigilance […]

SR’s Departmental Examinations for Appointments & Promotions falls under Vigilance Scanner

paradeep port
Visakhapatnam: The problem with regard to ensuring faster evacuation of cargo at Visakhapatnam Port due to short-supply of rakes causing congestion may come to an end with a top official of East Coast Railway promising to take prompt action. During his discussions with Visakhapatnam Port Chairman, Deputy Chairman and others […]

ECoR GM promises to solve rake issue for faster evacuation ...

New Delhi: Indian Railways needs to launch “Zero Accident Mission” with a definite time frame, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday. “This requires integrated approach involving use of cost effective advanced technology and properly trained manpower,” he said in his address at the valedictory session of the two-day international […]

Indian Railways should launch ‘Zero Accident Mission’: Suresh Prabhu

The Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has decided to come up with clear guidelines for the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC). It has set up a committee to decide the functioning and what factors would be considered while recommending fares. Also, MoUD has sent a fresh list containing names of five […]

MoUD to chalk-out Guidelines for deciding Metro fare

TCIL India Ltd
TCIL is the first company in India which was awarded the work for designing, supplying, installation, testing and commissioning of GSM-based mobile train radio communication system for Eastern Railway, TCIL Chairman and Managing Director Vimal Wakhlu said in a joint statement New Delhi: State-owned Telecommunications Consultants of India Ltd (TCIL) […]

TCIL ties up with China’s ZTE for Smart Cities, Railway ...

RailYatri app provides a wide range of decision making information on trains in India by using crowdsourcing,where the travellers can share their stories and experiences. The app was launched in 2014 with an intent to provide real-time rail travel-related information,including train status,platforms,seat availability predictions,facilities at stations,personalized alerts and providing access […]

RailYatri App provides Decision Making Info on all aspects on ...