नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the Ministry of Railways, in association with Ministry of Human Resources Development and UGC have plans to set up a National Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans […]

Ministry considering setting up National Rail University: Sadananda Gowda

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  Railway Minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda has said that the railway reservation system will be revamped and converted into the next generation e-ticketing system. Ticket booking through mobile phones and through post offices will be popularized. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today, Gowda said, the Indian […]

Reservation System to be further revamped: Gowda

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  The new railway budget announced on Tuesday did not make any big bang announcements. Instead, Sadanand Gowda, the railway minister focused on consolidating finances of the railways.  Here are pointers that explain railway’s finances: 1.    INCOME: The railways income through passenger, freight makes gross traffic receipts. The […]

Railway Budget 2014: Key Facts and Figures on Income and ...

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Railway Budget occasions have been used over the years to announce much-hyped projects, with hardly any reaching the completion point. The Rs 1,49,176-crore Rail Budget presented by Ralway Minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda was devoid of any (except for plan to run Bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad). It emphasised on timely completion […]

Tracking industry views on Rail Budget and its short and ...

Why the Railway Budget gives high-speed train maker Bombardier cause to cheer – Harsh Dhingra, Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India said technology innovation and passenger comfort will get a boost with increased private participation through PPP and FDI (Courtesy: The Hindu) – Edited excerpts Q: How do you see […]

It’s win-win for private players and Indian Railways': Bombardier’s Harsh ...

“As far as the industry is concerned, apart from FDI in certain segments, there has been no positive announcement about the Railways’ view and policy” – J.P.Chowdhary, Chairman, Titagarh Wagons Titagarh:  In a chat with media, J.P.Chowdhary, Chairman, Titagarh Wagons gives his views on the Railway Budget 2014 announcements. He said […]

More needs to be done for Railways: JP Chowdhary, Titagarh ...

Texmaco Rail & Engineering, Titagarh Wagons, Kernex Microsystems and Kalindee Rail were among the top losers मुंबई Mumbai: Stocks of companies associated with the railways declined Tuesday after Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda presented his maiden railway budget in the Lok Sabha. A benchmark index of Indian equities markets also […]

Railway-linked stocks decline after Budget – Sensex plunges over 500 ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government disappointed markets with its first major economic policy statement on Tuesday, promising to seek foreign and private funding for the railways but giving no details of how it would lure investors. Investors had harboured expectations for Modi’s government to use the […]

Railway Budget says Private Funds will help railway system, but ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  Welcoming the thrust on resource mobilisation in this year’s rail budget, India Inc Tuesday welcomed the new government’s maiden exercise as practical and execution-oriented. “The Minister has presented a practical and execution-oriented Budget, laying emphasis on implementation of on-going projects and focusing on monitoring them for […]

Rail Budget a wonderful resource mobilisation initiative, practical and executionable: ...

बेंगुलूरू Bangalore (SBC): Business chambers and industry captains in Karnataka Tuesday hailed the NDA government’s maiden Railway Budget and termed its proposals as being on the right track. “The rail budget, presented by Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda in parliament earlier in the day, is on the right track and […]

FICCI Karnataka find rail budget on track

गुल्बर्गा Gulbarga (GR): The people of Karnataka in general, and those from North Karnataka in particular, expect a bonanza for the region in the Railway Budget set to be presented by D V Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday. They had expected a lot from Mallikarjun Kharge when he presented the interim […]

North Karnataka pins hopes on Railway Budget 2014

मांगलूर Mangalore (MAQ): The All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), South Western Railway (SWR), urged the Prime Minister and the Minister for Railways to accord top priority to safety in Railways besides taking steps to reduce the expenditure and increase productivity. Over the years, the numbers of railway zones […]

AILSRA demands shifting Safety Departments under the direct control of ...

The Railway Budget 2014, presented on Tuesday is being seen as a mixed bag, but it addressed a lot of digital developments. The budget laid plans for Wi-Fi in stations and on trains, and also discussed upgrade of IRCTC’s online ticketing infrastructure, raising the number of bookings from 2,000 per […]

Beyond IRCTC: Apps and Sites that make train travel better

मुंबई Mumbai:  This is a statistic the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Central Railway (CR) will not be proud of. A reply to an RTI query has revealed that in the last seven years at least 50 jawans and officers of this elite force have been caught in the net of […]

50 Central Railway RPF personnel fell in CBI net in ...

बीकानेर Bikaner (BKN): The CBI is probing the role of several senior officials of the railway ministry in connection with its investigations into the alleged irregularities committed in awarding contracts related to the construction of four railway bridges on Sultanpura-Hanumangarh-Sri Ganganagar (Jaipur) route in 2012. According to sources, preliminary investigations […]

CBI probes into irregularities in construction of Bridges on Sultanpura-Sri ...

कालचीनी Kalchini (KCF): Various wildlife organisations from the Dooars region have blamed the Indian Railways and the forest department for rising elephant deaths in train related accidents. Elephant deaths have been frequent in the region since 2000, yet the two departments have failed to learn from their mistakes, they lamented. […]

Wildlife organisations blame Railways, Forest Dept for elephant deaths

मुम्बई Mumbai:  Mumbai police personnel caught travelling in suburban train coaches reserved for the disabled will now face departmental inquiries, an order issued by Commissioner, Rakesh Maria, last week stated. The order, passed on June 27, after a meeting with a delegation of members from the Disability Advocacy Group of India […]

Railway Cops to face inquiries if caught in coaches reserved ...

MP promises better amenities at railway stations in Mandya मंडया Mandya (MYA): The much-awaited rail line doubling between Mysore and Bangalore will be operational by April 2015, reducing the commuting time between the two cities, assured MP C S Puttaraju. Interacting with the media after inspecting railway stations at Maddur, […]

Doubling Works on Mysore-Bangalore section to be ready by April ...

Observing that more than 70 lakh commuters use the services daily, the court said raising heights of the platforms should be completed by March 31, 2015.  No relief to the railways now, which had requested three years to complete the job मुम्बई Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court has directed the […]

Bombay HC direct Rlys to raise Height of Platforms across ...

गुंटूर Guntur (GNT): Andhra Pradesh has focused on port connectivity and multi-mode transport linkage in proposals submitted to the Centre in the ensuing Railway Budget, apart from new Railway Zone, Metro Railway demand for Vizag and Vijayawada-Guntur, while also sought completion of four pending projects, including the rail linkage to Krishnapatnam […]

Andhra Pradesh for Port linkage and European Model of MMTS ...

Prime Minister Modi and Team tries to get Railways back on track नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  India’s new government will next week roll out plans to overhaul its sprawling rail network, dubbed the “lifeline of the nation”, which analysts say needs hundreds of billions of dollars of investment. Two days before […]

Government rolls out plans, gears up to overhaul India’s sprawling ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: With Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda rooting to expedite all important rail projects stuck for years, the ministry has prepared a list of 40 key projects which faced forest clearance bottleneck from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The highest number of eight projects […]

Railways to approach MoEF for clearances to 40 key Rail ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: While hiking passenger fares by 14.2% from June 25, Indian Railways also decided to charge the difference in amount from those who had bought tickets earlier. Now a Delhi-based lawyer, Sarvesh Singh, has moved the Delhi high court against the railway ministry and the general manager […]

Rail Fare Hike: Charging the difference is unfair and unreasonable, ...

चंडीगढ़ Chandigarh (CDG): Even as UT administration is seeking funds from the Centre for its Metro rail project, the debate over its financial viability for the Tricity rages on. There are strong arguments both for and against the Rs 2,000 crore project that was mooted in year 2008. For instance, […]

Debate over Chandigarh Metro’s financial viability continues

टीटागर्ह Titagarh (TGH): Titagarh Wagons Ltd announced its first contract in the metro market on June 16. This covers the mid-life refurbishment of seven eight-car Kolkata metro trains. ‘It is a very important milestone for the group since this marks our entry into the metro coach business segment’, said Umesh […]

Titagarh Wagons enters metro refurbishment market

PMC will be issuing a notification in 2 days, inviting suggestions or objections regarding proposed Metro routes from the public पुणे Pune:  In a major boost for the proposed Metro in the city, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to move one step ahead towards achieving the vision of superfast connectivity […]

Pune Metro project set to get a leg-up

हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): The newly formed Telangana Chief Minister Mr. K.Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday held a detailed discussion with the Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities on the progress of the project and observed that all contentious alignment issues were solvable. Officials concerned were told to examine the alternate alignments at places […]

KCR reviews Hyderabad Metro Rail works

अलीपुर दुअर Alipurduar (APD): The 168-km railway track between New Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar has again proved fatal for the elephants of Dooars. In the wee hours of Tuesday, a Guwahati-bound special train ferrying Army jawans rammed into two jumbos — a mother and a calf — killing both on the […]

Train mows down 2 jumbos in Alipurduar

हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): Chief Minister of Telangana, Mr.K.Chandrasekhar Rao’s insistence on changing the design of Hyderabad metro rail could cost the TRS government a bomb, since Larson & Toubro, the construction giant that is executing the project, says it would invite invoking of the force majeure clause to extract penalty […]

Change in Hyd Metro design can force majeure INR 6000 ...

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: The Railway employees unions, representing over 13 lakh workers, have supported the recent hike in passenger fare and freight. “Do not play politics with railway fare hike,” said Shiva Gopal Mishra of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation. “The Railway is the lifeline of our country. If […]

No more Politics with Rail Fare Hike: Railway Unions warn ...

मुंबई Mumbai: The state-run Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority will soon file a petition before the division bench of the Bombay High Court challenging the order upholding initial fares fixed by the Reliance Infrastructure arm Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) for the recently opened Metro. This apart, the Bharatiya […]

MMRDA to appeal Mumbai Metro fare order