CMRL Metro Rail run
With the nod from the Madras High Court, tunnelling work for the metro project can begin soon. However, Funds crunch may hurt Chennai Metro expansion Chennai: The cost of completing the underground Chennai Metro rail work along Anna Salai may go up at least by 20 per cent, say sources. After weeks […]

Gammon India saga: Cost of Metro Rail works may go ...

Design Consultants Metro Rail
Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has decided on the design consultants for Phase I extension from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar. According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), the consultants will prepare the detailed drawings and design for architectural and civil work of nine stations along this stretch. “Though we […]

Design Consultants chosen for Chennai Metro Phase-I Extension

Metro Struggles Mumbai
Mumbai: Tuesday’s nightmare continued well into Wednesday morning for Mumbaikars, as trains on the Western Railway ran way behind schedule. However, railway officials claimed that services have been restored after the derailment. A day after seven coaches of a local train derailed between Andheri and Vile Parle stations in Mumbai, […]

Hassled with Train delays & Traffic snarls for Day-2, Mumbai ...

Chennai suburban train rush
Chennai: Lakhs of suburban train commuters are put off by the endless waiting and bunching of trains near Basin Bridge station. Commuters travelling from as far as Tiruttani, Arakkonam, Thiruvallur and Gummidipoondi, have been adversely affected due to the slow running of trains during the rush hours on the western […]

Commuters miffed at Bunching, Delay of Suburban trains in Chennai

Kovilpatti (CVP): Rail traffic on Tirunelveli/Tuticorin-Kovilpatti section was hit for more than two hours after a wagon derailed at Maniyachi at around 4.40 p.m. on Tuesday. A statement from Southern Railway, Madurai Division, said the fourth wagon of a twenty-three wagon goods train re-railed at 6.55 p.m. and after track […]

Rail traffic hit as wagons derail at Maniyachi

Vidhana Soudha Metro
Bangalore: For those who have been complaining about the Metro constructions having marred the aesthetic appeal of Bengaluru, this certainly comes as a relief. A design that blends perfectly into the backdrop of a line of heritage buildings is that of the Vidhana Soudha Metro station. Even though it is still under […]

Vidhan Soudha Metro Station design to blend perfectly into the ...

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing a specially convened General Managers Meeting on “Safety in Rail Operations”, in New Delhi on September 15, 2015. The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, the Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital, the Board Members and senior officials of Railway Board are also seen
New Delhi: The India’s Union Minister for Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today addressed a specially convened meeting on the Agenda of Safety of General Managers of all the 17 Railway Zones. The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that safety should continue to be the topmost priority in railway operations and he called […]

Rail Minister addresses a Specially Convened Meeting of GMs on ...

Kolkata (KOAA): Shares of Texmaco Rail gained over 9 per cent in morning trade after the company said its board has approved acquiring a 76 per cent majority stake in Bright Power for Rs 100 crore. The stock hit a high of Rs 114, up 9.03 per cent, on the […]

Texmaco Rail to acquire 76% Stake in Bright Power

Titagarh Wagons managing director Umesh Chowdhary during a press conference in Kolkata recently
In an interview, Umesh Chowdhary, VC & MD of Titagarh Wagons said that a new government tender is expected in the near-term with provision for 17,000 wagons Kolkata (KOAA): Weak demand – both from the Ministry of Railways as well as Private Sector – has impacted growth, Umesh Chowdhary, Vice Chairman […]

Tiff with Railways resolved; Weak demand Hurting: Titagarh’s Umesh Chowdhary

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Mumbai: It was a striking coincidence, as the Union Minister for Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu was holding a comprehensive Review Meeting with the General Managers of various zonal Rail systems at Railway Board, New Delhi today, on the frequent accidents and derailments of passenger trains on IR,  thousands of commuters were left […]

7 Coaches of Virar-Churchgate Train derail between Andheri-Vile Parle; WR ...

Arun Maira
New Delhi: Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, will address the book launch of “An Upstart in Government, Journeys of Change and Learning’, by Arun Maira on Wednesday at the Federation House here.  Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India and Director HSBC Asia Pacific will also be present at the […]

Suresh Prabhu to launch Book titled ‘An Upstart in Government: ...

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Taking Serious Note of a Spate of Train Accidents in the recent past, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has called an Emergency Meeting of General Managers of all 17 Zonal Railways on Tuesday at New Delhi, to review Safety Measures New Delhi: Taking serious note of a spate of train accidents recently, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu […]

Railway Minister calls Emergency Meeting with all GMs on Tuesday ...

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Although the investigation centres around switch expansion joint where the train jumped off the track, Mr. D.K.Singh, who took a 2-km walk on the track, pointed out several discrepancies in track maintenance activities. CRS should not lose sight of the investigation around the role of Contractors bagging the maintenance contract and failed […]

Duronto Derailment: CRS should also check Contractors’ Maintenance Schedules & ...

Kannadi river GC track on PGT-Pollachi route
Safety inspection of track to be held on September 23 Palakkad (PGT): The Southern Railway authorities have informed that the mandatory safety inspection along the newly gauge-converted Palakkad-Pollachi rail route would be conducted by the end of this month. As per the plan, the Railway Safety Commissioner would reach Palakkad […]

Railway Safety Commissioner to commence inspection of Palakkad-Pollachi route today

Churchgate Station, Mumbai: Every day, near a million passengers pass through. On Western line trains, it’s 24 to 26 passengers a square metre during rush hour
Mumbai: Even as railway officials claim to be operating maximum suburban trains to ease the hardships of daily commuters in Mumbai, the number of deaths and those injured after falling from trains has gone up in the last one decade, as per an RTI query. A whopping 25,722 passengers fell […]

RTI Query reveals Spike in death from falling off trains

Bibek Debroy Centre
A little-known railway service flounders for an inflexible Privatisation Policy I know of only one Shakuntala, the one Kalidasa made famous. I know of nothing that suggests Shakuntala had anything to do with Vidarbha, though Kalidasa (and some of his non-Shakuntala characters) did. You may not have heard of Shakuntala […]

Bibek Debroy musings: Shakuntala’s woes

Suresh Prabhu Railway Security App
A mobile application for use by the railway passengers of South Western Railway to lodge their complaints on security issues in trains and railway stations was launched here on Friday. Director-General of Railway Protection Force, New Delhi, Rajiv Rajan Verma launched the ‘SWR’s Security App’ developed by Divisional Security Commissioner […]

DG/RPF launches ‘Security App’ for South Western Railway passengers

Lucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has issued combined tender for rolling stock and signaling system to save time and bring more efficiency in the metro project. It is for the first time that both tenders are being awarded jointly for a metro project in the country. It has recently awarded […]

Lucknow Metro RFP for Rolling Stock & Train Control & ...

Railway employees
Audit to identify gaps in Railways’ HR-related policies, suggest corrective steps New Delhi: In a first of its kind move, the rail ministry is set to appoint an independent human resource (HR) consultant who will conduct Indian railways’ HR audit to identify gaps in HR-related policies and the lacunae faced in […]

Railway Board to appoint Consultant for Comprehensive HR Audit

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Shimla (SML): One of the most peaceful train journeys in India – the Unesco-recognised Kalka-Shimla heritage railway track – turned into the site of a tragedy on Saturday when three of the five bogeys of a chartered train derailed at Taksal near Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh, killing passengers for the […]

Two British Women killed in train accident in India

Sengottai Rly Stn
Punalur (PUU): On September 20, it will be five years since rail services on the 49.2-km Punalur-Shencottta section were withdrawn for gauge conversion work. But, the works have not attained the required pace causing hardships to commuters in the sector. While lack of timely fund allocation has been cited as […]

Punalur-Sengottai Section: 5 Years on, Wait for Resumption of Train ...

Jakarta Light Rail
Jakarta: Indonesias capital Jakarta is one of the worlds most traffic-congested and populated cities, with over 10 million people commuting to the city on working days from the suburbs. As a solution to this problem, the authorities have provided a number of public transportation means, such as the Trans-Jakarta bus […]

Greater Jakarta to have Light Rail Transit System by 2018

Vijayawada Metro Rail
Vijayawada: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will implement the ambitious Vijayawada Metro Rail Project, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced here today. “The state government has handed over the Vijayawada metro rail project to the DMRC. The first tender for civil works under the project will be […]

DMRC bags Rs.6769 Crore worth Vijayawada Metro Rail project

Ahmedabad Metro Map tweeked
Ahmedabad: Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad (MEGA) Co. Ltd yesterday announced issuance of the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to a Systra-led consortium for appointment of the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for the project. The consortium is led by Systra S.A., a global leader in mass transit and rail engineering. […]

Systra Led Consortium appointed General Engineering Consultant for Ahmedabad Metro

Secunderabad: Due to Derailment of Train No.12220 Secunderabad – Mumbai LTT Duronto Express at Martur Station on Solapur Division of Central Railway today i.e 12th September,2015,  the following trains are cancelled/ diverted/ short terminated:- Trains Cancelled: Train No. 12115 Mumbai CSTM-Solapur Express scheduled to depart Mumbai today i.e 12th September, […]

Duronto Express derailment: Trains Cancelled/Diverted/Short Terminated on SCR

Isolux Corsan
Isolux Corsan, the global benchmark critical infrastructure contractor, has been selected by Rail Vikash Nigam Ltd (RVNL), Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) wholly owned by Government of India under National Railway Board, for the design and construction of Over-Head Equipment, Traction Substations and associated intelligent railway operations systems in the major […]

Isolux Corsan Consolidates its Railway Business in India with the ...

Will also fast track financing of Rs.11,000 Crore MTHL project Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today recieved a major boost after the Japan International Coooperation Agency (JICA) reiterated its commitment to fund a slew of infrastructure projects. These projects include Mumbai Metro network expansion and also the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link […]

JICA to start public consultation for Mumbai Metro funding

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New Delhi: At present in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express trains having public address system, pre-recorded announcements are made at the time of departure of train from the train originating station/intermediate station and also at the time of arrival of the train at intermediate station/destination. Ministry of Railways has […]

Railways introduces new guidelines on Pre-Recorded Announcements in Trains

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At least two passengers were killed and eight others injured when nine coaches of Mumbai-bound Duronto Express train from Secunderabad derailed near Gulbarga in Karnataka. Helpline Numbers:  Secunderabad: 040-27700868, Hyderabad: 040-23200865, Vikarabad: 08416-252013, Tandur: 08411-272010, Sedam: 08441-276066; Gulbarga 0847-2255066 / 2255067; Solapur 0217-2313331; CST Mumbai 022-22694040; LTT Mumbai 022-25280005; Kalyan 0251-2311499 Martur (MR), Gulbarga, Solapur […]

Mumbai-bound Duronto Express derails in Karnataka; 2 dead, 7 injured

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Secunderabad: It was a incident needing prompt attention and response. A passenger coach had climbed over another coach at Bolarum Railway Station and six passengers were stuck inside needing help. Immediately, rescue teams from South Central Railway (SCR) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were pressed into service and the […]

SCR & NDRF Conduct Mock Disaster Management Drill at Bolarum ...

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2 convicts to be sentenced on Monday, Sept 14 Mumbai: Nine years after seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded killing 200 people, a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court on Friday convicted 12 persons belonging to Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in the serial blasts case. […]

12 SIMI Terrorists ‘Convicted’ in Mumbai’s 7/11 Train Blasts

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Mumbai: Nine years after seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded killing 200 people, a Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Friday. In a trial that lasted for eight years, the prosecution examined 192 witnesses, including eight Indian Police […]

MCOCA Court to pronounce verdict in 2006 Mumbai Train Blasts ...

New Delhi: For adherence to green building norms, nine metro stations between Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar of Faridabad section of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3, have been awarded with platinum, the highest possible rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which has devised a rating mechanism for metro stations and […]

9 DMRC Stations granted Platinum Rating

Bagaha (BUG): A tiger was found dead near Bagaha-Chitauni railway tracks of East Central Railway on Thursday morning. Forest officials claimed that the tiger was killed after being hit by a train under Madanpur range of division-II of Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR), around 290km northwest of Patna. Around 6km of […]

Tigress hit by Speeding Train on Bagaha-Chitauni Section on Samastipur ...

Mumbai: In a first for Indian Railways, Central Railway has introduced biodegradable, environment-friendly garbage bags on long distance trains. The linens provided to train passengers come packaged in these light green coloured bags, but once the linens are unpacked, passengers can use the packaging as garbage bags. These environment-friendly disposable bags […]

CR introduce Bio-degradable, Environment-friendly Garbage Bags on Long Distance Trains

RITES Ltd., a schedule ‘A’, Mini Ratna Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways has recorded highest ever PAT of Rs. 306 crores during the year 2014-15 against Rs. 264 crores of previous year, higher by 16%. RITES has recorded new heights in its core business of consultancy and loco leasing, […]

RITES records 16% Hike in Profit After Tax (PAT) In ...

New Delhi: Travelling in train in India is set to become a different experience as the Railway Ministry has decided to educate train passengers on conduct while travelling. Instructions will be given to them on the do’s and don’ts through pre-recorded announcements during the journey. The decision will be initially carried […]

Soon, Railways to educate travellers on conduct

ICF DEMU Interiors
Chennai: The 1st Rake in the Series Production of the New Generation 1600 HP DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) with 3-phase AC (Alternate Current) transmission was flagged of by Ashok K. Agarwal, General Manager, today at the Integral Coach Factory, Perambur. L.C.Trivedi, Chief Mechanical Engineer and other Senior Officials were also […]

GM/ICF flags off the 1st Rake of Series Production of ...

Speed Tests trials on PGT Division
Palakkad: The Southern Railway on Wednesday conducted a speed trial run on the new converted broad gauge section of the Palakkad-Pollachi rail route. The trial train carrying officials and experts left Palakkad Town station at 10.15 a.m. at an average speed of 40 km/hr. It arrived at Pollachi Junction at […]

Speed Tests successful on new Palakkad-Pollachi Broad Gauge section

Indian Railways has a few locomotives running on biodiesel. The WDM7 series of locomotives runs on a blend of Jatropha oil and diesel
Chennai (MAS): Southern Railway has decided to use bio-diesel in a big way in its fleet of diesel locomotives to reduce fuel consumption and cut down its oil bill. Towards this direction, the railway authorities will soon put in place requisite facility near the Diesel Loco Shed in Tiruchi to […]

Bio-Diesel to account for 5% of total Diesel Consumption in ...

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Indian railways to invest $140 bn, Japan to modernise stations. A Japanese delegation will soon visit India to study the opportunities for industries in the railway station development plan of Indian railways Tokyo: Japan has agreed to modernise railway stations across the country while participating in Indian Railways’ $140 billion investment […]

Japan to modernise 400 Railway Stations in India

Bombardier Unit
State-owned Chinese firm Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co (BII) that owns Beijing Subway Lines bid for up to 100% of Bombardier Transportation Canada’s Bombardier has turned down a Chinese offer to buy up to 100 percent of its prized rail unit, underscoring its reluctance to cede control of the unit to […]

Bombardier turns down Chinese bid for its Rail Unit; says ...

Wind Rail
The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal. The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100% wind power within three years. The railway system in The Netherlands will be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by 2018. The firms that run the railway system across the […]

The Netherlands will have 100% Wind-Powered Rail Network by 2018

Joko Widodo (left) and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama posing with a Monorail Model in one of the campaign banners used during Jakarta Gubernatorial Election
Hong Kong: Indonesia’s announcement on Sept. 4 that it will not be considering the construction of a high-speed rail between Bandung and its capital city Jakarta may have leveled the playing field for an agitated Japan and China, reports the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao, citing Nikkei, a Tokyo-based daily […]

Indonesia plays hard to get in dropping HSR Project: Nikkei

IR solar powered trains
A lot of latest innovations are being brought in the system with the directives of the Railway Minister who is determined to change the way the IR works New Delhi: Indian Railways may introduce 500 trains with solar panel fitted coaches. Reports that the ministry of new and renewable energy could […]

Indian Railways to introduce 500 Solar Panel fitted Trains

Construction works for the conversion of Broad Gauge (BG) lines has been going on in the Agartala rail station
Agartala (AGTL): After Assam’s main city of Guwahati, Tripura capital Agartala would be the second key city in northeast India to be linked by broad gauge rail network by March next year, the state chief secretary quoted Railway Board chairman as saying on Wednesday. Agartala was the first state capital […]

Agartala to be linked by Broad Gauge Rail line in ...

Light Metro
Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet is likely to take a decision on Wednesday steps to “fast track” the Rs. 6728-crore light metro proposed for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The move comes in the wake of the steps mooted by DMRC Principal Adviser, E. Sreedharan to […]

Cabinet nod to fast-track Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode Light Metro likely today

RORO Services Konkan
Margao: The roll-on, roll-off (RORO) service of the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has earned a revenue of Rs.73.16 crore in the year 2014-15, up from Rs.67.2 crore that it earned in the financial year 2013-14. The RORO service which is unique to KRCL enables carrying loaded trucks directly on railway […]

Konkan Railway’s RORO Service earns Rs.73.16 Crore for 2014-15

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Mumbai: Work on the Thane-Diva fifth and sixth lines is likely to gather steam in a couple of months as the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) plans to begin construction of platforms, subways and foot overbridges. The MRVC recently invited tenders for these and other civil works worth Rs.27 crore, the […]

MRVC to begin construction of works on Thane-Diva Stretch