लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO): The metro rail project of Lucknow is gathering steam every day to begin construction by September 2014 as scheduled. Apart from selection of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s (LMRC) new MD, the project has also bagged expression of interest from top companies for constructing its 8km priority section. […]

Top companies respond to RFP for Lucknow Metro project civil ...

मंगलौर Mangalore (MAQ): Speaking after laying foundation for the RUB near Mangalore Railway Junction on August 16, Union Minister for Railways D V Sadananda Gowda said that the long-pending demands of the people of Padil, Bajal is to be realised shortly. Heavy traffic flows through the road and closure of […]

Railway Minister lays Foundation Stone for RUB at Mangalore

धुलकोट Dhulkot (DKT): Over a dozen express and passenger trains running on Kalka-Delhi line were delayed after three bogies of a goods train were derailed between Ambala and Dhulkot stations last night. The track remained blocked for about six hours and the rail traffic was restored early in the morning. […]

3 Bogies of good trains were derailed between Ambala &Dhulkot ...

मदुरै Madurai (MDU): Electrification work on the Virudhunagar-Vanchimaniyachchi-Tutcorin-Tirunelveli section was in full swing, and overhead equipment installation work had been completed, an official of Madurai Divisional Railway said today. Participating in the 68th Independence day celebrations here today, Ajai Kant Rastogi, Divisional Railway Manager(DRM) said on completion of sub-station work […]

Major Railway Projects will become operational soon: DRM, Madurai

मंगलौर Mangalore (MAQ): Agencies for undertaking the civil work for installation of lifts and escalators at Palakkad Junction and Mangalore Central stations have been fixed, said Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Anand Prakash, who reviewed the performance of the division during the period April to July 2014 on Friday. Pointing out […]

Agencies for installation of Lifts and Escalators at Mangalore, Palakkad, ...

मुंबई Mumbai: Rail rokos have become quite common with 107 such incidents having occurred on Central Railway (CR) in the last seven months. Alok Bohra, CR’s divisional security commissioner, said, “We are trying to curb the number of such incidents by stationing our men on stations where we expect trouble. […]

110 Rail Roko incidents occurred on CR in the last ...

Mr.Rajesh Kumar, Executive Director, Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), who is heading the Urban Transport and High Speed Directorate, is in Kochi for a three-day visit to check the quality adopted for Metro construction, inspected the Kochi Metro Rail project on Thursday and expressed satisfaction on the quality and safety […]

RDSO officials applaud Quality and Safety measures adopted in Kochi ...

बंगलूरू Bangalore (SBC):The Hassan-Bangalore railway line is all set to cut across the historic Kunigal Stud Farm owned by Vijay Mallya despite the Southern Railway’s assurance that it would find an alternative route. Work has begun on the 1.05-km line across the 425-acre stud farm after the Karnataka high court […]

Work on Hassan-Bangalore Railway line through Vijay Mallya’s stud farm ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Apart from the 15km Agartala-Akhaura railway connectivity, work on which is under way, Tripura is going to have separate railway connectivity with Bangladesh through Belonia subdivision in South district. This was disclosed by Union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha in reply to a query […]

Rail link from Tripura to Brahmanbaria District in Bangladesh to ...

Colombo: India will be fully restoring the Colombo-Jaffna rail link by mid-October this year, said S D Moorthy, the Indian Consul General in Jaffna, in his Independence Day address at the North Sri Lankan Tamil town. “Yal Devi”, the iconic train, which used to ply between Colombo and Jaffna till […]

India to restore Rail Link to Jaffna by Mid-Oct: Consul ...

सिकंदराबाद Secunderabad (SC): To enhance passenger security, the South Central Railway is setting up an integrated security system at Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Tirupati — three high passenger density stations — at a cost of Rs.6.2 crore. The system consists of specialised security features like CCTV surveillance, access control, baggage scanning, […]

SCR plan for Integrated Security System for 3 Railway Terminals

बंगलूरू Bangalore (SBC): The 68th Independence Day was celebrated by the Bangalore Division of the South Western Railway at the Railway Institute Grounds in Mahatma Gandhi Railway Colony. Anil Kumar Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore Division, unfurled the tri-colour and addressed the gathering. He said the Bangalore Division loaded 35.77 […]

68th Independence Day celebrated by SWR Bangalore Division

लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO):  The one-member judicial commission appointed by the Akhilesh Yadav government to probe the circumstances leading to the stampede at the Allahabad railway station during the Mahakumbh celebrations in 2013 has indicted the railway authorities for gross mismanagement in the handling the crowd – mostly pilgrims — at […]

Lack of proper Crowd Management Plan led to Kumbh Mela ...

The Railways’ grand plans to pump in some much-needed funds into its depleted coffers through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) have already started facing the heat from unions. M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary of the Congress-backed National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), tore into the railway’s privatization policy in […]

NFIR General Secretary oppose FDI, PPP in Railways

Adani Mining Pty, the Australian subsidiary of Ahmedabad-based Adani Enterprises, has received approval for execution of the Galilee Basin rail line project Adani Mining Pty, the Australian subsidiary of Ahmedabad-based Adani Enterprises, has received approval for execution of the Galilee Basin rail line project. The nod follows the Australian Federal […]

Australia approves Adani’s $2.2 bn Rail line for coal project

नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  Integral Coach Factory (ICF), and Rail Coach Factory (RCF), production units of Indian Railways, have produced 519 and 386 coaches during 1st April to 31st July 2014 respectively. A new Rail Coach Factory at Rae Bareli is being set up with an installed capacity of 1000 […]

ICF, RCF manufactured 905 Passenger Coaches between April-July, 2014

नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  Fourteen Railway Protection Force personnel have been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious service on the occasion of Independence Day. Bhupathi Mohan, Chief Security Commissioner of Southern Railway has been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, according to a […]

14 RPF Personnel selected for President’s Police Medal Award

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The details and the present status of Agartala-Sabroom and ongoing project between India and Bangladesh viz. Agartala-Akhaura new line are as under:- Agartala-Sabroom (110 Km), New Line: The project, which falls fully in the State of Tripura, has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 1741 […]

MOS (Railways) submits the status of Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link Projects ...

Central Provinces Railways Company has appointed Mr. Shivanand R. Hemmady as Independent Director for a term of five years pursuant to section 149 of the Companies Act, 2013 & its schedule IV subject to approval of shareholders in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting मुंबई Mumbai:  Central Provinces Railways Company Ltd […]

Central Provinces Railways Board of Directors Meeting: BSE Informed

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नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  The government is considering the establishment of an independent regulator for the railways now that the sector is being opened up to overseas investment as India looks to strengthen its rail infrastructure, especially since the attempt to attract domestic private money in some areas hasn’t been […]

Govt mulls Independent Regulator to strengthen Rlys’ Infra, Passenger & ...

मुंबई Mumbai:  The laying of additional fifth and sixth ine railway tracks between Thane and Diva may not be completed before its deadline of December 2016 as Railways has failed to reclaim the encroached lands. The project is being handled by Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC). Officials said that the […]

Addl.Tracks laying on Thane-Diva line gets delayed as Rlys fail ...

हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited Chairman YM Deosthalee called on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday and requested him to facilitate more work fronts for Metro Rail construction so that the project can be completed as per schedule. The meeting assumed significance at at a time […]

Telangana CM wants Hyderabad Metro Rail Corridor extended to 200 ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The Public Investment Board (PIB) of Planning Commission cleared the Nagpur Metro railway proposal on Wednesday and is likely to be tabled before the Union Cabinet on Thursday. Pravin Darade, Chairman of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), and Superintending Engineer Sunil Gujjelwar are staying back in New […]

Planning Commission clears Nagpur Metro Rail project

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7,200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much […]

Railway Minister launches NextGen E-Ticketing to make Online booking Faster, ...

Fresh hopes for rail coach factory in Kerala तिरुवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The prospects of the Rs.550 crore Rail Coach Factory at Kanjikode have brightened with Union Railway Minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday announcing that the project will be retendered by December. The retendering to identify a partner for the factory […]

Rs.550 Crore Kanjikode Rail Coach Factory to be re-tendered before ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: With an aim to reduce transaction time at booking counters, Railways today launched ‘Go India’ smart card to enable passengers to pay for tickets for long or short distance journeys in reserved and unreserved class including suburban service. Launched by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, the smart […]

Railways Launches ‘Go India’ Smart Card for Train Journeys

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The ministry of railways is close to finalizing a scheme to utilize the cash surplus of the public sector units (PSUs) working under it for railway infrastructure projects, a ministry official said, requesting anonymity. Under this scheme, the railways will open the bidding for the projects […]

Rlys to fund Infra Plans under BOT Annuity Model: Invite ...

दूधनोई Dudhnoi (DDNI): The Commissioner of Railway Safety (Northeast Frontier Circle), Kolkata, Sudarshan Nayak, inspected the newly constructed broad gauge line from Dudhnoi in Rangiya Division of Assam to Mendipathar in Meghalaya earlier this week. He conducted motor trolley inspection from Dudhnoi to Mendipathar and speed train trial run from Mendipathar to […]

CRS N.F.Circle inspects newly constructed Dudhnoi-Mendipathar BG line

पुरुलिया Purulia (PRR): Train services were disrupted for over six hours on the Tatanagar-Chakradharpur-Adra section of South Eastern Railway, following the derailment of a goods train near Purulia in West Bengal on Tuesday morning. Movement of several trains including Purulia-Jhargram Birsa Munda Express, Asansol-Tata Passenger, and Dibrugarh-Chennai Express, which travels […]

Derailment of Goods Train near Purulia hits train movement

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Painful experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website is going to be over now as railways will launch the next generation e-ticketing system tomorrow to make the whole process much faster and easier. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will launch the next generation e-ticketing system on […]

Gowda to launch Next Generation e-ticketing system and New IT ...

नोएडा Noida: Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director of Alstom Transport in India is quite optimistic about the country’s potential as lots of projects are being planned or implemented in the areas of metro rail, light rail transport systems, new rail infrastructure and modernisation of the existing railway infrastructure. He said the […]

ALSTOM India looks forward to grab High Speed Rail infra ...

लखनऊ Lucknow:  A special CBI court on Monday sentenced the then chief regional manager of Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Limited Krishna Mohan Tripathi with five years rigorous imprisonment and also imposed Rs 90,000 fine on him for being caught red-handed taking bribe about five years ago. The court […]

IRCTC ex-official gets 5 years jail for taking bribe

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The lone bidder for the ‘exclusive developer-contractor’ for the elevated mass rapid transit system (MRTS) for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode has submitted a bid nearly cent per cent above the estimate of Rs.5,581 crore. A consortium led by Bombardier Transportation Holdings USA Inc had submitted the financial […]

Trivandrum-Kozhikode MRTS Financial Bid: Consortium quotes above the Estimate

कोच्चि Kochi:  The French multinational company Alstom has won the bid to supply 75 coaches for the Kochi Metro Rail project. The financial bid was opened at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) head office on Monday. The firm quoted Rs.633 crore, while the Hyundai Rotem-BEML joint venture firm quoted […]

French firm Alstom bags bid for supply of Kochi Metro ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today launched the operation of a solar power plant at its Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station. The plant was inaugurated by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the Metro Bhawan here in the presence of, […]

Dwarka Sector-21 Metro Station gets Solar Power plant in a ...

बंगलूरू Bangalore (SBC): Indian Railways plans to go for paper-less operation in issuing passenger tickets in the next five years, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said. Speaking to reporters after participating in the golden-jubilee celebration of Janata Co-operative Bank here, Gowda said state-of-the-art technology would be deployed for providing […]

Railway Ticketing to be Made Paperless in 5 Years: Gowda

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that keeping in view the growing popularity of and demand for Metro Rail services, government is considering reducing the population norm for financing metro rail projects. He said at present, central government is financing Metro Projects in […]

Urban Development Ministry to relax Population Norms for Metro Rail ...