मंजेश्वर Manjeshwar (MJS):  Passersby and railway staff heard an unusually loud thud when the Mangalore-Kannur passenger train passed by the Bhagavati school at Kanvatirtha in Manjeshwar on Tuesday at 5-15 pm. Although nothing untoward happened, on close inspection, a serious breach was found on the railway track. It was indeed fortunate […]

Timely Detection of Breach in Railway Track in Manjeshwar Averts ...

Railway Division clocks punctuality rate of 91.1 percent in 2013-14 तिरुच्चिरापल्ली Tiruchirappalli (TPJ):  Tiruchi division has maintained 91.1 per cent punctuality during the year 2013-14, which is the best ever by the division, despite the increase in the number of trains operated, said Manjula Rangarajan, Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi, here on Wednesday. […]

At 9.67 MT, Tiruchirappalli Division logs best-ever Freight Volume

The report “Railway Management System Market (Operations Management, Intelligent Signaling, Traffic Analytics, Asset Management, Control Systems, Maintenance Management, System Integration, Cloud Hosting) – Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014-2019)” defines and segments the railway management system market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies drivers and […]

Railway Management System market worth $35.99 Billion by 2019

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: A group of 68 probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) of 2011 batch called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Addressing the probationers, Mukherjee congratulated them on their success in a very difficult examination. He said civil engineers have to play […]

IRSE Probationers call on Mukherjee

Railways Ops Management, Intelligent Signaling, Traffic Analytics, Telemetry, Asset Management, Control Systems, Maintenance, SI & Cloud Solutions   By: marketsandmarkets Publishing Date: April 2014 Report Code: TC 2357 The global rail industry struggles to meet increasing demand for freight and passenger transportation due to lack of optimized use of rail network […]

Book on Forecasts & Analysis on Railways released

अगरतला Agartala (AGTL): Aiming to push the Indo-Bangla rail network, the Northeast Frontier Railway would request the state government to start land acquisition for the 15-km proposed project, sources in the NFR said here. To inspect the progress of rail projects in Tripura, General Manager (Construction) of NFR RK Singh, […]

Indo-Bangla rail project after polls

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  IRCON International Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transparency International India (TII) for implementing Integrity Pact, here today. This MOU is aimed at maintaining complete transparency, integrity and accountability in all its major contracts and […]

IRCON Signs MoU with Transparency International India

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: Giving top priority to prevent fire incidents in trains, Indian Railways has sought latest fire protection technology from foreign experts, including rail operators in Europe, Japan and Australia. In a first-of-its-kind effort, the railways will reach out to experts in nine countries in a two-day global […]

Railways seeks Experts’ help to prevent train fire

अगरतला Agartala (AGTL): The Tripura government approached the Union Ministry of External Affairs again to press for access to Bangladesh’s Ashuganj port (a port city in the Meghna River delta in the Brahmanbaria District of Chittagong Division in Bangladesh) for transportation of essential commodities to the state.  Officials on Friday said the […]

Tripura presses for rail access to Ashuganj Port in Bangladesh

डाका Dhaka:  The railway authorities of Bangladesh and India have evinced interest to increase rail connectivity between the two countries to facilitate cross-border travel and carriage of goods. Various proposals in this regard were discussed in a meeting between the two sides at the railway ministry yesterday, a source in the […]

Indo-Bangla Railway talks moot better Freight/Passenger Rail services for cross-border ...

देहरादून Dehradun (DDN): Forest department officials here are worried, especially since preliminary survey work has begun for the 125.09 km Rishikesh-Karanprayag rail line. Worth Rs.4295.3 crore, the project includes a three-km stretch through Rishikesh forest range, and could affect 550 animals, including elephants and leopards. S.P.Subudhi, Director of the Rajaji National […]

Trains to chug through Rishikesh forest?

झाँसी Jhansi (JHS): A serious tragedy was averted due to timely rescue measures taken in Chennai-bound Andaman Express, which caught fire near Jhansi Railway Station in the early hours of Monday. The 20-bogie train coming from Jammu, had four parcel carriages just behind the engine. It arrived at 2.00 am […]

Timely action of Loco Pilot saves Andaman Express from major ...

SAIL is all set to sign a definitive agreement to supply steel worth nearly Rs 15,000 crore to help Tehran set up a railway network project.  State-owned State Trading Corporation (STC) to work out agreement for Rs.15,000 Cr deal With the Western nations easing sanctions on Iran, the country’s biggest […]

SAIL to ink pact with Iran for supplying Railway Tracks

ढका Dhaka:  India and Bangladesh inter-Governmental Railway talks started today at 10.00 a.m. at Dhaka in Bangladesh.  India and Bangladesh are to undertake a complete review of railway cooperation between the two countries and ways and means to improve connectivity and services. Earlier, Embassies of India and Bangladesh in New Delhi […]

Indo-Bangla Inter-Governmental Railway Meeting begins in Dhaka

टाटानगर Tatanagar (TATA): Movement of passenger and goods trains on Kharagpur-Tatanagar section of South-Eastern Railway was affected on Sunday owing to repair work on tracks between Chakulia and Kokpara. Sources said the repair work, which is called a mega block in railway parlance, started around 7am and continued till 5pm. […]

Repair Works on Kharagpur-Tatanagar section affects Trains movement

A draft detailed project report (DPR) prepared by Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation was submitted to the government and the State Cabinet’s approval is awaited.  Service also on Ernakulam-Shoranur route mooted तिरुवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC):  Fully air-conditioned rakes will ply up to 80 kmph in the Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur suburban rail corridor in three years […]

Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur Suburban Rail Corridor: DPR awaits Government nod

लुधियाना Ludhiana (LDH):  Former Chief Minister and Chairman of the Punjab Congress Campaigning Committee Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Sunday lashed out at the Badals for “making a fool of Ludhiana residents”. Addressing a rally while campaigning for Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu in Naali Mohalla on Deepak Cinema Road, Bhattal said, […]

Ask Badals where is Ludhiana Metro: Bhattal to locals

New Delhi:  India’s ambitious dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project is lurching from one hurdle to another, as Japanese infrastructure firms enjoying exclusivity in bidding for several projects develop cold feet, reports Rajat Arora in New Delhi. Approximately a year after Indian Railways (IR) invited bids for the INR 2,000-crore Vadodara-Sachin […]

Japan disinterest puts Dedicated Freight Corridor project bids on slow ...

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) has been awarded a contract by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Kolkata for a value of Rs.299.76 Crores towards construction of Seven Elevated Metro stations from Sub CBD-1 to Titumir in New Garia – Airport Metro Corridor of Kolkata Metro Line in […]

IL&FS Engg bags Rs.299.76 Cr RVNL Kolkata Metro Station Contract

अगरतला Agartala (AGTL): General Manager (Construction), Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Rajesh Kumar Singh arrived here, official sources said. During the visit, the GM would inspect the railway construction work from Agartala to Udaipur which has run into rough weather due to land acquisition problems even after compensation was paid to […]

NFR GM (Cn) to review Railway projects in Tripura

Alstom India, leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, gained on Monday after it secured a contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) worth close to Euro 30 million to supply components and services for the 2×660 MW Banharpalli Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) located in Jharsaguda, Orissa. Under […]

Alstom India gains on Euro contract from BHEL

तिरूवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC):  The promise of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) to protect the centuries-old Valiyasala ‘Agraharam’ from demolition for the proposed monorail route for the capital,  which came after the constant pleas by the residents, is yet to be followed up.  It is widely believed that Chinese Traveler Huen […]

Thiruvananthapuram Monorail: No perusal on protecting centuries old ‘Valiyasala Agraharam’

पच्छापुर Pachhapur (PCH):  A loco pilot’s presence of mind averted a major fire on the Miraj-Belgaum train at Pachhapur Railway Station, about 73 km from here, on Sunday. According to sources in the Railways, the pilot of train no. 51461 applied brakes while approaching Pachhapur Railway Station. He suddenly noticed smoke […]

Alert Loco Pilot Averts Fire on Miraj-Belgaum Train

One of the main reasons cited for the Metro project delay was the construction of a bridge that passes over the railway tracks at Andheri मुंबई Mumbai: MMOPL asked MMRDA to shell out money to meet massive cost escalation, but they refused to pay up, saying, ‘increase in cost is a […]

Mumbai Metro cost-escalation: MMRDA snubs MMOPL, refuses to pay Rs.2000 ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  A three-day India-Bangladesh Inter-Governmental Railway Meeting (IGRM) will begin in Dhaka on Monday to review the railway cooperation between the two countries. The meeting, held annually to discuss railway cooperation, will also discuss ways and means to improve connectivity and services.  Freight train operations and the feasibility […]

Bilateral Railway Talks between Delhi and Dhaka to begin Monday

अजमीर Ajmer (AII): Security has been beefed up at seven railway stations, including Jaipur and Ajmer, after a letter purportedly by a terror outfit threatened to carry out an explosion on April 21, three days before second phase of Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in Rajasthan. North West Railways […]

Security tightened at NWR Railway Stations following threats of Terror ...

Train derailment in India leaves 45 passengers injured
जागी रोड Jagi Road (JID): The Commissioner of Railway Safety has started inquiry to find the cause of the accident of Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express which derailed near Jagiroad on April 16 and caused injuries to more than 50 passengers. Official sources said that the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Northeast Frontier […]

CRS to start probe into Jagi Road train mishap

असंगाव Asangaon (ASO):  The Faizabad-LTT Express derailed near Asangaon on Friday evening, holding up services on the Central Railway. On the Western line, suburban services were hit after a failure in the engine of the August Kranti Rajdhani Express. The engine and one coach of the Faizabad-LTT Express derailed around 8pm. […]

Faizabad Exp derails, Rajdhani engine fails

मूर्तीपलयम Murthipalayam (MPLM): Technical snag in a diesel locomotive of the Ernakulam-Karaikal Tea Garden Express near Murthipalayam Railway station of Palghat Division delayed the service for close to two-and-a-half hours near here on Friday. Railway sources said that the engine developed a snag when the service was between Murthipalayam station and Karur […]

Technical Snag in the Engine disrupts train services

मुंबई Mumbai: Looking beyond traditional sources to raise money and bringing association of advertising-branding with metro projects much closer, Mumbai metro phase one project will be the second urban infrastructure project in the country to use station branding for non-fare box revenue collection. Expected to be soon operational, the phase […]

Station Branding: Mumbai Metro e-auctions Naming Rights for 12 Stations ...

मुंबई Mumbai:  Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India is investigating alleged cartelisation by 37 signaling cable manufacturers in the recent tenders floated by North Western Railway, according to documents reviewed. In a complaint filed with the CCI recently, the Chief Material Manager of North Western Railway had alleged that companies […]

Competition Commission of India orders Probe into alleged Cable Cartel ...