मुंबई Mumbai: After launching two new modes of public transportation systems last year – the Metro and the Monorail – the city’s development authority has commissioned a study to find out if the twin projects together costing approx.Rs.5421 Crore have had any impact on the vehicular traffic and other environmental issues. […]

CRRI appointed to study the Impact of Metro & Monorail ...

कोलकाता Kolkata (KOAA):  The New Year has started with solutions for the troubles that have plagued the East-West Metro project for years. After the decision to start work on the alignment-neutral stretch, all stakeholders have now unanimously zeroed in on the site for the tunnel-boring machine’s retrieval shaft. They have, […]

Kolkata HC wants East-West Metro dispute sorted out; Tunnel logjam ...

Teleste has announced the acquisition of Mitron, which makes it one of the leading suppliers of end-to-end video and information management solutions for the rail market. With this acquisition, Teleste takes the lead in the rail video security and passenger information segment Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and […]

Teleste Acquires Mitron to enter Rail Security market

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Indian Railways needed at least $100 billion of investments to expand its network and improve service standards, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday, during his inaugural address at the Business Standard Infrastructure Summit. “Unlike roads and airports, which benefited (from investments), Indian Railways has not […]

IR need over $100 billion in the next few years: ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: A special two-day Training of Trainers workshop was conducted on Human Rights sensitization and training for Senior officers of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from the railway zones and master trainers drawn from 34 training centres across the country in New Delhi last week. The training workshop, […]

Human Rights Basic Training Programme for RPF Personnel

Suresh Prabhu pitches for Seamless Policing for Security in Indian Railways नई दिल्ली New Delhi: With jurisdictional issues hampering efforts to deal with railway crimes, government today proposed online registration of FIRs and changes in law to ensure “seamless security” of the national transporter which is a “soft target” of […]

Rail Crimes: Govt proposes Online Registration of FIRs

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The Railway Ministry will soon come out with a Mahila Vahini (women squad) to provide security to women rail travellers and has already sent a proposal to the Finance Ministry. The ministry has also sought to legally empower the Railway Protection Force (RPF) with the authority of […]

Railways’ Mahila Vahini to protect women in railway areas shortly

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: A ‘Gandhi Express’ to link places associated with the Mahatma and a Logistics Corporation of India (LCI) to help India’s public transporter generate more freight revenue are among the announcements that railways minister Suresh Prabhu is expected to make in his maiden budget speech next month. […]

Announcement of Gandhi Express, formation of Logistics Corp. on cards ...

SER General Manager Radhey Shyam inaugurates the renovated computerised reservation centre at Tatanagar station on Wednesday
टाटानगर Tatanagar (TATA): The second entrance to Tatanagar railway station from Burmamines end, that is likely to make boarding trains easier for those coming from the eastern parts of the steel city, is likely to be opened to public within this year. General manager of South Eastern Railway (SER) Radhey Shyam, […]

Second Entrance to Tatanagar Railway Station from Burmamines end almost ...

सील्डा Sealdah (SDAH): R K Gupta, general manager (GM), Eastern Railway made a surprise visit to Sealdah station, this afternoon and inspected the station facilities and passenger amenities. Gupta inspected the various facilities arranged for the pilgrims of Gangasagar Mela, viz. functioning of “May I Help” counters, booking counters, announcements for […]

Eastern Railway GM makes surprise visit to Sealdah station; reviews ...

तिरूवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The state is pinning hopes for a judicious approach towards the longstanding demands of the region on rail development in the Union railway budget. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy submitted a memorandum highlighting the demands of Kerala to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday, including the running of […]

Kerala submits wish list to Railway Minister ahead of Rail ...

Smoke billowing out of the Rail Carriage Repair Workshop in Hubballi on Wednesday
हुबली Hubli (UBL): A major fire that broke out in the century-old Rail Carriage Repair Workshop on Gadag Road here, created panic among the workers and the public on Wednesday. The fire was noticed around 12.50 p.m. at the rubbish yard of the workshop, and spread quickly. There were no casualties. […]

Major fire at the century-old Rail Carriage Repair Workshop at ...

मुंबई Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has issued notices to political parties that have state headquarters opposite Vidhan Bhavan to vacate land to facilitate construction of underground stations for Metro-III—between Colaba and Seepz via Bandra. “We will provide them alternative accommodation. After work is completed, the state will […]

MMRC issue notices to Political Parties to vacate land for ...

James Moutafis of Aurizon Operations; David Rennison of Trackside Intelligence; Rohan Stocker, Marand (Attlas Rail); Peter Ironmonger, Austrade ; Alan Beacham from UGL; Dale Coleman of TTG Australia Transport in New Delhi
नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Australian firms such UGL, TTG Transportation Technology, Atlas Rail, Track IQ and Aurizon in the railway equipment technology, services and freight operations space are looking for potential business options in the Indian railway market, one of the largest markets globally. A delegation from Australia met the Railway […]

Australian firms scout for business opportunities in rail gear space ...

Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu flagging off the first CNG-cum-Diesel Duel Fuel Train
रेवाड़ी Rewari Jn (RE): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today launched two trains from Rewari – one for Rohtak and another for Bikaner. The Rewari-Rohtak-Rewari passenger train was launched for the convenience of the commuters in the region. The DEMU train will run on dual fuel system – CNG and diesel – […]

Prabhu flags off India’s first CNG-cum-diesel run Dual Fuel DEMU ...

हुब्बली Hubli (UBL): The pressure is growing on the Union government to complete the long-pending Hubballi-Ankola railway project by announcing enough funds in the next Railway Budget. Besides, various organizations have also demanded regular train connectivity to Mumbai, Chennai and other metros from Hubballi, clean drinking water in railway stations, […]

Pressure mounts on Government for expeditious completion of Hubbali-Ankola Rail ...

Kerala Chief Minister submits wish list to Railway Minister नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The state is pinning hopes for a judicious approach towards the longstanding demands of the region on rail development in the Union railway budget. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy submitted a memorandum highlighting the demands of Kerala to Union […]

Railway Minister gives assurance for expeditious completion of Palakkad Coach ...

मुंबई Mumbai: “What is the policy of the Indian Railways with regard to posting railway policemen on outstation trains?” the Bombay High Court asked the railways to explain on Tuesday. A division bench of justices Abhay Oka and AK Menon gave the direction after the railways informed the court that […]

What’s your Policy on posting Cops on long-distance trains, Bombay ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  Hemant Kumar has been appointed as new Member Mechanical, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. Prior to this appointment, he was working as General Manager, Western Railway since, 20th November, 2013 and under his dynamic leadership Western Railway attained excellent achievements in […]

Hemant Kumar Appointed as Member Mechanical, Railway Board

तिरुची Tiruchi (TPJ): Railway employees attached to the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU) staged demonstrations at various places in Tiruchi Railway Division on Tuesday condemning attempts to privatise railways and bring in foreign direct investment into the sector. Demonstrations were held inside the Divisional Railway Manager’s office premises and in front […]

SRMU members hold protest against privatisation, FDI in railway sector

रेवाड़ी Rewari (RE): The Railways is set to begin its green journey with India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered train being flagged off by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on January 13. The CNG Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) dual-fuel train will chug on the Rewari-Rohtak link. Manufactured by Chennai-based Integral […]

Prabhu to inaugurate first CNG Powered Train run on the ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has kicked off the restructuring of railway board with a direction for pruning additional officers in the powerful but ‘top-heavy’ board. A senior railways official said that the minister has asked senior officials to submit a list of unproductive staff in each department. […]

Railway Minister initiates move to ‘right-size’ Railway Board

Toxic Veggies grown along tracks: Bombay Hogh Court notice to Centre, railways मुंबई Mumbai: The Bombay high court has issued notices to the Union government and the Indian Railways on a public interest litigation that alleged high toxic levels in vegetables grown on farms along railway tracks in Mumbai. A division […]

Notice issued to Centre, Railways for toxic vegetables grown on ...

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Railways’ portal www.indianrail.gov.in, which was launched some time back for online e-ticket booking, has proved to be of great help to users. Railways introduced it as an alternative mode to access the IRCTC website for booking tickets. A Railway Board official said the portal has worked successfully […]

Railways new portal proves helpful for passengers

Following last month’s incident of a female software engineer being pushed from a train, the Government Railway Police are going all out to enhance security arrangements at suburban stations चेन्नई Chennai (MAS): In a bid to enhance security at suburban railway stations from Beach to Tambaram, the Government Railway police […]

Security not on track in Chennai