बेहरामपुर Behrampur:  While the Congress Party has lost almost all its bastions, the Union Minister of State for Railways Mr.Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Indian National Congress) won the Baharampur Loksabha constituency by a margin of more than 160,000 votes. From a Congress ‘strongman’ to, a Union Minister of state for Railways and […]

The ‘Robin Hood’ of Murshidabad, MOSR Adhir Chowdhury wins in ...

Investors are excited about the rail stocks as Modi has been stressing on improvement on beleaguered Indian railways. In his campaign speeches, he also highlighted about modernising the railway system, just like Japan. मुंबई Mumbai: Shares of rail stocks are gaining in full steam as Narendra Modi heads to become the […]

Rail stocks rally on Modi’s promise to improve sector

गुरगाव Gurgaon (GGN): Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) has partnered with Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) to provide free Internet over Wi-Fi starting Wednesday on all trains operational on the six-station Rapid Metro corridor in Gurgaon. Apart from the 5.1 km Rapid Metro stretch, SSTL, which provides services under the […]

MTS to provide free Wi-Fi services to commuters on Rapid ...

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कोलकता Kolkata (KOAA): A 20-member delegation from Germany will arrive in the city next week to meet the officials of Eastern Railway. The team will explore and assess the possibility of future partnerships and collaborations with companies engaged in the railway sector here, German Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen said today. “A […]

Germany keen on investment in India’s Railway Sector and Industry

Authorisation for passenger trains soon on this route विल्लुपुरम Villupuram (VM):  “The general condition of the work on electrification of the Villupuram-Vellore Cantonment section in the Tiruchi Railway Division is satisfactory and I shall soon give the authorisation for the operation of passenger electric trains on this route,” Satheesh Kumar […]

Villupuram-Vellore electrification work on right track, says CRS

मुंबई Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has created a security team called the “Intelligence Gathering Unit” or IGU to provide foolproof security to the operations of the Metro rail and its passengers. The team, in plain clothes, will keep a close eye on commuter movement and gather […]

MMOPL says it has Robust Security set up for Metro ...

इम्फाल Imphal: People of Yurembam in Imphal West district have affirmed not to give even an inch of land in the construction of railway line/train station. A protest rally was staged by around 200 people of the locality under the joint aegis of Yurembam Apunba Club and Yurembam Apunba Meira […]

Yurembam villagers protest over construction of railway line and station

मुंबई Mumbai: A new study has identified 20 spots between railway stations that see a high number of trespassers, who not only endanger their lives by crossing tracks, but also compromise rail safety. The spots have been identified on the Western Railway’s suburban network (WR) and on the Central Railway’s […]

Study identifies Mumbai’s most dangerous Railway Spots

हुबली Hubli (UBL): P.Ganeshwara Rao has assumed charge as the Chief Operations Manager of South Western Railway recently, a release said. He has come in place of N.C. Sinha, who has been transferred on promotion as Additional General Manager (AGM), Central Railway, Mumbai (CSTM). Before taking over as Chief Operations Manager, […]

P.G.Rao is new COM for South Western Railway

मुंबई Mumbai:  A parliamentary panel has asked the railway board to install an emergency alarm system, CCTV cameras and ensure 24/7 presence of women security guards inside ladies’ coaches of suburban trains to prevent crimes against women. The February 2014 standing committee report—Suburban Train Services of Indian Railways, with Particular Emphasis […]

Parliamentary Panel insists installation of Alarm Buzzer in all local ...

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मुंबई Mumbai: A high-speed train bought from Austria for Rs 60 crore in 2011 to be introduced on the Churchgate-Dahanu route has become a virtual piece of junk. The train, which is capable of hitting 140 kmph, has been cannibalised in the three years it has been lying on platform 14 […]

High-speed train bought from Austria in 2011 for Rs.60 Cr ...

चेन्नई Chennai (MAS):  South Indian Mujahideen (SIM), a hitherto unknown separate module of the Indian Mujahideen, is now suspected to be behind the twin blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai Central on May 1, according to investigators. Although initially the Indian Mujahideen was thought to be directly involved in the […]

IB suspects a New Module of Indian Mujahideen to be ...

The stretch will be over 30-km long and will run alongside the northern and southern peripheral roads नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  The Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line, from Jahangirpuri to Huda City Centre, will now go all the way to Manesar/Gurgaon. The detailed project report (DPR) for the extension will be ready […]

Delhi Metro’s Huda City Centre line to extend up to ...

कॅक्लूर Kaklur (KKLU): Suspected Naxalites are said to have removed fish plates from railway tracks on the Vishakhapattam-Kirandul route that led to the derailment of thirteen bogies and two engines of a freight train on Wednesday in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Bastar District. The empty freight train derailed between the villages of […]

Naxal hand feared in Freight Train derailment in Chhattisgarh

विल्लुपुरम Villupuram (VM): Commissioner of Railway Safety (CSR) of Bangalore Circle S K Mittal commenced a two-day inspection of the 25,000 volts electric traction provided in Villupuram-Vellore Cantonment section. Mittal began the inspection in diesel loco from Vellore Cantonment on Wednesday. He inspected the outside and inside curves, bridge mast, […]

Electric Traction Inspection on Villupuram-Vellore section completed

अहमेडाबाद Ahmedabad (ADI):  Gujarat Metro Railway is inviting application from eligible candidates for Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail project undertaken by Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Ltd. Vacancies and Eligibility: Senior Manager (IT): Minimum 15 years of work experience and minimum of 3 years experience at Manager/Senior Management. Upper […]

MEGA notifies for recruitment at Senior Managerial positions

तिरुचिराप्पल्ली Tiruchirappalli (TPJ):  Electric loco hauled passenger and freight trains is all set to become a reality on the Villupuram Vellore broad gauge section falling within the limits of Tiruchi Railway Division. With electrification works in the 152 kilometer (km) Villupuram — Vellore section having been completed, the Commissioner of Railway […]

CRS to inspect newly electrified Villupuram-Vellore section today

The Ministry of Railways on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 233 crore to construct newly announced Gadag-Wadi broad gauge railway line in the State. हुबली Hubli (UBL):  The project is coming up with 50:50 cost-sharing between Railways and the State government. The land for the project will be provided by the State free […]

Ministry releases Rs.233 Crore for Gadag-Wadi broad gauge works

डोंगरयर Dongargarh (DGG): Four bogies of a goods train derailed on Tuesday near a railway station on the Mumbai-Howrah railway route in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district. Nobody was reported hurt in the mishap. Four bogies of the container-loaded cargo train coming towards Raipur from Nagpur derailed near Dongargarh railway station, which […]

Good Train derails on Mumbai-Howrah route; traffic unaffected

राजुला Rajula (RLA):  The forest department is thinking of sending a proposal to the railways to stop movement of trains at night through forest areas around Rajula (Amreli district) where lions are known to move between 7 pm and 7 am. As most trains that pass through the forests in these […]

No train movement in night in Rajula forest area

The world’s first railway management system communicating with satellites has been tested in Italy.  Train drivers will be able to receive information from control centres via satellites इटली Italy: The system, a joined project between the European Space Agency, UK satellite operator Inmarsat, Ansaldo STS and Vodafone, is designed to improve data […]

World’s first satellite-based railway management system tested in Italy

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  With the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi putting emphasis on infrastructure development, ministries such as tourism, railways and national highways are likely to be given a new look in keeping with the BJP’s governance model if the National Democratic Alliance comes to power. Modi’s desire to […]

Bullet Trains on Top of Modi’s to-do List

Excitement grips passengers and those who came to see them off. On its inaugural run, it was flagged off not by a ‘neta’ or a senior official, but by a train lighting helper काचीगुड़ा Kacheguda (KCG): Practically every one of the 350-odd passengers was getting himself/herself photographed with his/her near and […]

Double Decker Train from Kachiguda to Guntur chugs off

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Kuala Lumpur: The Rail Solutions Asia 2014 (RSA) was held from 7th to 9th May in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was attended by over 2000 participants. Frauscher Sensor Technology has been participating and sponsoring the conference for three consecutive years now. During the two-day exhibition, Frauscher presented its wheel detection […]

Frauscher showcases expertise at the Rail Solutions Asia 2014

As part of its diversification activities, CWC developed a warehousing facility of Railway land along a Railway siding as a Pilot Project at Whitefield Goods Terminal at Bangalore after entering into an agreement with Indian Railway. This project started operation since February 2002 and resulted in attracting additional traffic to […]

Parcel Trains and Logistic Parks high on CRWC’s Priority: Vinod ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: V.K.Gupta has taken over as new Member Engineering, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds S.K.Jain who has superannuated from Railway Services. Prior to this appointment, Mr.Gupta was General Manager, Northern Railway from 15.6.12 to 12.5.2014. Belonging to the Indian Railway Services […]

V.K.Gupta takes over as Member Engineering, Railway Board

सिलचार Silchar (SCL): In a major feat of 2013–14, the Construction Organisation of N.F.Railway has successfully completed work for yet another tunnel, tunnel No. 12 in the Lumding – Silchar gauge conversion which is an important milestone. The length of the tunnel is 590 mt and is situated between chainage […]

Tunnel No.12 of Lumding–Silchar GC project completed

Earlier FICCI also suggested Government to explore possibility of constructing Undersea Rail Link connecting Mundra or Kandla Port (India) with Chabahar (Iran) for permanent connectivity to Central Asian Region, with Chinese help, to strengthen trade ties. Mumbai:  A few years ago, fertilizer major IFFCO dabbled with the idea of sourcing […]

70 Km Rail Line by Iran can help Central Asia ...

चित्तापुर Chittapur (CT):  A seven-member team arrived on Monday to investigate the recovery of explosive material on the railway track on the Secunderabad-Wadi section near Mogala tanda and Malkhed Bridge.The team from the Bomb Disposal Squad was headed by two officers, Shivakumar and Shashikumar. Lab Test Police sources said that the […]

Experts Team defuse Explosives seized near Chittapur

चित्तापुर Chittapur (CT):  He was alone, but they were four. Yet railway keyman Tulajaram fought with the miscreants, risking his life to save passengers of the Falaknuma Passenger from Secunderabad to Solapur. The train passes via Sedam, Malakhed, Chittapur, Wadi, Shahabad, Gulbarga and Ganagapur in Gulbarga district. The Railway Department and […]

Keyman Tulajaram expects no reward for Bravery

तिरुवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The preliminary works of the monorail project for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities are expected to commence by November 1, Minister for Public Works V.K.Ebrahim Kunju has announced. The international bidding to select a turnkey contractor for the project would close by May 31 and the other formalities […]

Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Monorail works to begin by November

घाटकोपार Ghatkopar (GC): Though the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro will improve east-west connectivity, there is a slight catch The Ghatkopar railway station and the Ghatkopar Metro station are not connected to each other despite being side by side. This means railway commuters wanting to switch over to the Metro will have to get down […]

Citizen Forum points out coordination-gap between Metro and Railways at ...

रंगिया Rangiya (RNY):  Train service to Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh was suspended four days ago following a security advisory from the state government following threats to harm and stop trains going to the state, a letter written by the NF Railway’s Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Rangiya to authorities, revealed. The […]

Train service to Arunachal suspended following Security Advisory from State ...

लुधियाना Ludhiana (LDH):  The proposed tie up of the Railway health unit Ludhiana with a private hospital didn’t materialise, leaving the long-pending demand of the pensioners hanging again. Dr Chetna, Medical Superintendent of Railway Health Unit, Ludhiana, said, “Ludhiana Railway health unit was trying to get a tie up with Oswal Hospital, […]

Ludhinana Railway Health Unit fails to ink agreement with Private ...

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ओखला Okhla (OKA): The Okhla Bird Sanctuary, already threatened by real estate development all around it, is facing another threat, this time from Delhi Metro. An elevated Metro track, as part of Phase III, is likely to pass very close to it, and green crusaders are seeing red. An RTI […]

Delhi Metro’s Phase-III ‘too close’ to Okhla Bird Sanctuary

हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): If Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority’s plans materialise, only high-rise buildings with minimum 40 metre height will be encouraged in ‘influence zones’ (an area in a radius of 300 to 800 metres) around metro rail and MMTS stations soon. Also, mixed land use, where property developers can exploit […]

‘Influence Zones’ proposed near Hyderabad Metro Rail Stations

मुंबई Mumbai:  In an incident, in what railway officials are admitting as a very disturbing case of miscommunication, a Western Railway workman was electrocuted and left severely burnt because the power supply to the overhead wire he was supposed to repair was not turned off. According to WR officials, workman Avinash Pawar […]

Two Railway employees electrocuted while one duty in separate incidents ...