Acquire land for rail projects under KIADB Act: CM Bangalore (SBC): Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is understood to have, on Wednesday, directed the officials to explore the possibility of acquiring land for new railway projects under the KIADB Act by paying four times the market value. The chief minister, who reviewed the […]

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New Delhi: Voicing concern over Centre’s plan to introduce reforms in labour laws and liberalise FDI in railways, Hind Mazdoor Sabha has announced a nationwide indefinite strike of railway workers in November. It will be the first general strike by railway workers in 41 years. Employees of other Central Government establishments […]

Railway workers plan stir against Centre’s labour laws


ECR general manager AK Mittal at the press conference on Wednesday
Rs.42 Crore spent on train passenger amenities; Digha bridge railway service by June-end – Completion of ambitious project will take burden off Gandhi Setu: says A.K.Mittal, GM/ECR Hajipur: A.K.Mittal, General Manager of ECR, accompanied by chief public relations officers (CPRO) Arvind Rajak and other officials, said the construction work of Digha […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: ECR General Manager holds ...


Chittaranjan:  Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), under the ongoing Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada, the Public Relations deptt has displayed major achievements of CLW though posters at different locations of Chittaranjan township. It is hoped that these posters will highlight the major achievements of CLW and also will inculcate the sense of pride among […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: CLW launches Awareness Campaign ...



Secunderabad: With the Indian Railways increasingly embracing information technology and making use of the scientific advancements, passengers have a lot of newer avenues to choose from. As part of the ‘Railway Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight’, the railway authorities distributed pamphlets to the passengers and explained the electronic options available […]

Railway passengers have a lot of newer avenues to choose ...


Rameswaram (RMM): Following the recent announcement in the railway budget to make Rameswaram a green station, the Madurai railway division has started allotting more bio-toilet fitted coaches to the station. One of the important pilgrimage centres attracting lakhs of pilgrims from across India, Rameswaram is well connected with major North Indian […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: Rameswaram goes Green, gets ...


New Delhi: Railways has suffered losses of about Rs 100 crore due to the ongoing Gujjar agitation which has forced cancellation and diversion of as many as 326 Mail and Express trains on Kota-Mathura route so far. Besides, there have been cancellations of about 1.9 lakh tickets since May 21 on […]

Gujjar Stir: Indian Railways suffer losses of about Rs.100 Crore



Malda Town (MLDT): Railway Protection Force (RPF) today claimed its jawan S Samanta was not killed from any automatic firearm used by the paramilitary jawans but by either a revolver or short gun during last Monday’s hawker mayhem in the station. Malda Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rajesh Argal told a press […]

Dead RPF Cop was not hit by RPF’s INSAS Bullets: ...


Two new lines proposed in Chennai suburbs, including a 180-km link between Chennai-Cuddalore Chennai (MAS): Southern Railways has recommended to the Tamil Nadu Government four projects involving ₹6,770-crore investments in public private partnership mode for the State to showcase in the Global Investors Meet to attract investments. Railway officials told […]

Southern Railway suggests 4 vital projects worth ₹6770 Crore investment ...


Shimla (SML): P. Mitra, Chief Secretary urged the railway authorities to construct multi-storeyed parking near Bhalku museum in Shimla on railway land to minimize the parking problem in the State capital. He also urged for sharing information between government railway police (GRP) and state police in order to maintain law […]

Himachal Government discusses pending rail projects & issues with Railway ...




Mumbai: One of the most vexing technical issues for the Indian Railways — the conversion of Central Railway’s electrical systems from 1,500-volt Direct Current to 2,500-volt Alternating Current — is now confronted with two essential questions for its train-runners — how the congested suburban system will be run if local […]

Central Railway faces crucial issues in DC-AC conversion project


Bangalore (SBC): Metro projects of Bangalore, Kochi and Nagpur are likely to receive funding from France, which has decided to increase the credit line to 2 billion euros following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit last month. A delegation of Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD), the country’s bilateral financial institution, is […]

France to fund Bangalore, Kochi Metro rail projects



Pune: The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will officially discuss handing over of the Pune Metro project and the High Capacity Mass Road Transport (HCMRT) project to it. The PMRDA meeting scheduled for Friday (May 29), which has been called by PMRDA President Girish Bapat, will discuss the issue […]

PMRDA to discuss handing over of Pune Metro project with ...


Pune: Inquiry and investigations are underway into the two recent derailments of goods trains between Wathar and Satara stations on Pune-Kolhapur track, said railway officials on Tuesday. About 16 wagons of a goods train from Sangli to Guwahati derailed on April 22 while four wagons derailed on May 13. Both […]

2 goods train derailments Pune-Kolhapur track under scanner


Hyderabad: In connection with the “Indian Railways 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada – a Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight” being observed by the Indian Railways across the length and breadth of the country, South Central Railway announced that the Railway is going to conduct intensive Cleanliness Drive at Kacheguda Railway station, […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada: SCR launches massive Passenger & ...



New Delhi: Ministry of Railways gives clarification regarding Unprecedented Increase of Traffic on IRCTC Website (E-Ticketing Website of Indian Railways). The Morning Hits on IRCTC Website go up from 10 million to a Peak of 30 Million. Additional Computer Server being put in place to augment the Booking Capacity of the IRCTC Site to […]

Railways clarifies on Unprecedented Increase of Traffic on IRCTC Website



Mandir Hasaud (MNDH): The Indian Railways have commenced the process of laying an 18-kms long broad gauge Railway track from Mandir Hasaud to Kendri village in the new capital region. The Rail line would be connected to the existing Raipur-Visakhapatnam line. A total of 41 villages would be coming under […]

Railways commences laying of 18-kms long BG rail track from Mandir ...



New Delhi: Ministry of Railways published the list of initiatives taken and the achievements in the last one year, after the new NDA regime took charge of the governance.  Followings initiatives/achievements were announced by the Ministry of Railways in the last one year: PASSENGER AMENITIES & SERVICES All India Helpline No.138 launched for […]

Indian Railways announces the List of successful Initiatives/Achievements in the ...


Badarpur Jn (BPB): The NF railway is hopeful of converting the narrow gauge railway track from Badarpur in Assam to Agartala into broad gauge before March next year, a senior railway official said today. NF railway Area Manager A Pandey told a group of journalists that a mega block would be […]

Badarpur-Agartala track to be converted into Broad Gauge


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Dhaka: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) of Bangladesh on Tuesday approved a revised project worth Tk 3,801.61 crore to build a new railway track from Khulna to Mongla Port following a feasibility study. The project will be partly financed out of the Indian line-of-credit, the $1 […]

Bangladesh approves 9 projects, including rail track from Khulna to ...



Bhubaneswar (BBS): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday clarified that the Indian Railways has not yet taken any decision to bifurcate the Waltair division from the East Coast Railway (ECoR). Addressing mediapersons at the BJP party office, Pradhan said, “If the Railway Ministry announces such a decision, the BJP […]

No decision by Rail Ministry on bifurcation of Waltair Division ...


China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is reportedly set to receive $1.31m in compensation from Mexico for cancelling a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract. Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry deputy minister Yuriria Mascott was quoted by Reuters as saying the government had carried out an analysis of CRCC’s costs. Mascott said: “The […]

China’s CRCC to receive compensation from Mexico for canceling rail ...


Mangalore (MAQ): The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) has said that it was not specifically told about the proceedings of the railway adalat organised by Railway Yatri Sanghas here recently. Responding to a news report appearing in these pages on Monday, KRCL’s Regional Railway Manager, Karwar, Bindu Muralidharan told that […]

KRCL not specifically told about railway adalat by KCCL: KRCL ...



Chennai (MAS): Railway police stations at Mambalam and Thiruvanmiyur railway station and an economic offence wing office in Guindy industrial estate are among the new facilities and building worth over Rs.544 crore added to the police department by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday when she inaugurated it through video […]

Mambalam, Tiruvanmiyur get railway police stations


Bangalore (SBC): General Manager of South Western Railway, P K Saxena, said here on Tuesday, that the 152 km-long new railway track across the State will soon be operational. Of this, 76 km track includes new lanes, while the remaining 76 km track form a part of the doubling works. Saxena […]

152 km long new tracks across State will be operational ...


Bareilly (BE): The government today said in order to ensure smooth and safe travel by the rail passengers, it was planning that mail and express trains travels a minimum of 200 kms between two stations. Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, who was here to highlight the achievements […]

Govt mulls minimum 200 Km between two halts for Mail, ...



Bhopal (BPL): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here today and urged him to ensure that ongoing rail projects of Madhya Pradesh are completed at a rapid pace in view of Simhastha. The Union Minister assured that these projects will be completed speedily. The Chief Minister […]

MP Rail projects should be completed speedily in view of ...


The CID (crime) investigating the case had opposed his application saying, “Gupta is a habitual offender who has as many as 91 cases related to financial frauds lodged across the country.” A special anti-corruption court on Tuesday rejected the bail application moved by ex-IAS officer Sanjay Gupta, currently lodged at […]

MEGA Scam: Special Court rejects bail plea of ex-IAS officer ...


Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to cost Rs 90,000 Crore – With 100% FDI allowed in projects, the railways are open to offering high-speed train corridors to global players Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, a high-speed train network connecting India’s major cities, could burn a big hole in the government’s pocket. According […]

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail: JICA projects 43% more than the estimate ...



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Mathura (MTJ): BJP MP Hema Malini today said that she wants Mathura railway station to be developed in such a way that it reflects birthplace of Lord Krishna. “Mathura railway station should be a blend of heritage look with modernisation like escalator and better waiting rooms for general class passengers. […]

Hema Malini wants Mathura Railway Station to reflect Lord Krishna’s ...


Kolkata (KOAA): How long before the railways succeeds in evicting squatters from its own land to facilitate the ongoing Metro Railway projects in Kolkata and the suburbs? Not before the 2016 Assembly elections at least. Even the significantly short stretch between Noapara and Dakshineswar via.Baranagar may take up to two more […]

Land hurdle delays Kolkata Metro Railway project


Jaipur (JP): Launching a fortnight dedicated for offering various passengers amenities on Tuesday the officials north western railways were all set to upgrade the ‘Bio toilets’ installed at nearly 300 trains. Not only that many passengers facilities would be dedicated to the the passengers. At a press conference after inagurating a […]

IR’s 15-day Railyatri Upbhokta Pakhwada 2015: NWR starts various ...



Amethi (AME): Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday (May 26) added the next chapter to the continuing saga of alleged neglect of Amethi — as claimed by Rahul Gandhi — by providing a rake of urea fertilizer to Amethi as promised by her during her earlier visit on May 12. […]

Smriti Irani assures Railway line, insurance for women and urea ...


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Diesel Locomotive Traction Alternator Workshop (DLTAW) inaugurated by Sushma Swaraj.  Suresh Prabhu says Habibganj railway Station in Bhopal will be developed into a model station Vidisha (BHS): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that Railways and MP government will join hands to form country’s first company to enhance railway services […]

Foundation Stone laid for Diesel Locomotive Traction Alternator Workshop (DLTAW) ...


New Delhi: Indian Railways has informed the National Green Tribunal that it will not be possible to provide ‘Roll-On, Roll-Off’ (RO-RO) services with the existing infrastructure and it is not feasible in Delhi as almost the entire rail network in the region is electrified. RO-RO is a service that enables […]

RO-RO Service not Feasible in Delhi-NCR: Railways to NGT