Back to homepage

Tag "indian railway"

Railways to use Rs 73,000 crore on safety: Goyal

Railways to use Rs 73,000 crore on safety: Goyal

🕔19:42, 1.Feb 2018

New Delhi, Feb 1  The railways will spend over Rs 73,000 crore on safety out of the Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure earmakred for it in 2018-19 union budget, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. Apart from the

Read Full Article
Government committed to provide world class train services: President

Government committed to provide world class train services: President

🕔13:42, 29.Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 29  President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the government was committed to provide “world class” train services in the country and it is working to increase the modernisation process of Indian Railways. “There is a

Read Full Article
All 11,000 trains, 8,500 stations to have CCTV surveillance

All 11,000 trains, 8,500 stations to have CCTV surveillance

🕔14:50, 22.Jan 2018

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Jan 22  In its endeavour to provide a safe and secure travel experience to passengers, India Railways is pitching for the procurement of about 12 lakh CCTV cameras to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems in all

Read Full Article
Railways launches online vendor registration system

Railways launches online vendor registration system

🕔13:19, 9.Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 9  In a bid to bring transparency, the Railways on Tuesday said that it has launched an online vendor registration system that will allow small and medium enterprises to become railway vendors. “In line with the philosophy

Read Full Article
Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

🕔09:47, 8.Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 8  All railway stations — nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas — will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore ($110 million). As part of

Read Full Article
Loco pilots to be equipped with Mobile Train Radio Communication system

Loco pilots to be equipped with Mobile Train Radio Communication system

🕔10:59, 1.Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 01  Aiming to enhance safety in train operations, Indian Railways will introduce a Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) system on high-density routes at an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crore ($1.5 billion). MTRC will enable the locomotive

Read Full Article
Year End Review 2017 of Ministry of Railways

Year End Review 2017 of Ministry of Railways

🕔19:15, 29.Dec 2017

During 2016-17 consequential train accidents decreased from 107 to 104 in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year. Track Renewal speeded up- 2148 km old rails have been replaced with new rails upto Nov’17.        Ground-breaking ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High

Read Full Article
Railways revise station categories to improve services

Railways revise station categories to improve services

🕔15:11, 28.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 28 In a bid to provide better passenger services and amenities at railway stations across the country, the Railways on Thursday said that it has revised categories of various stations. The major policy decision was taken with a

Read Full Article
Cabinet approves Rail and Transport University

Cabinet approves Rail and Transport University

🕔09:29, 21.Dec 2017

Indian Railways on the path of modernization through widespread technological and infrastructure upgradation Contribute to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ and help generate large scale employment Foster innovative entrepreneurship and support start-up India initiative Use of latest pedagogy and

Read Full Article
Railway nod for Rs 12,000-cr upgrade of mishap-prevention system

Railway nod for Rs 12,000-cr upgrade of mishap-prevention system

🕔09:55, 18.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 18 The Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system. At its meeting on December 15, the Railway Board cleared the proposal to equip 6,000 electric locos

Read Full Article
Railways to offer 10% rebate on seat left after chart preparation

Railways to offer 10% rebate on seat left after chart preparation

🕔09:44, 20.Dec 2016

New Delhi, Dec 20  Railways on Monday said that it will provide 10 per cent rebate on any seat left vacant after the preparation of the chart.According to the Railways Ministry, the decision was taken after the review meeting on

Read Full Article
Railways to launch ‘Yatri Mitra Sewa’ at major stations

Railways to launch ‘Yatri Mitra Sewa’ at major stations

🕔10:00, 20.Sep 2016

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Sep 20  The Indian Railways on Monday said it will soon launch a “Yatri Mitra Sewa” service at major stations to assist old and differently abled passengers.“With a view to provide support to old and

Read Full Article
Maharashtra, Indian Railways to collaborate for rail projects

Maharashtra, Indian Railways to collaborate for rail projects

🕔11:06, 22.Apr 2016

Mumbai, April 22  The Indian Railways and Maharashtra government will form a special purpose vehicle to take up nine major railway projects in the state worth around Rs.23,000 crores, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced here on Thursday.The SPV – Maharashtra

Read Full Article
Gearing Up Railways: TOUGH, BUT DOABLE…

Gearing Up Railways: TOUGH, BUT DOABLE…

🕔10:27, 14.Jan 2016

Gearing Up Railways TOUGH, BUT DOABLE By Dhurjati Mukherjee The Government is serious about rejuvenating India’s railways. Towards that end, it has set up the Rail Development Authority, a welcome step indeed.  Initially, the Authority would address issues relating to

Read Full Article
Railways to issue Rs.6,000 crore-worth tax-free bonds: Minister

Railways to issue Rs.6,000 crore-worth tax-free bonds: Minister

🕔10:42, 11.Aug 2015

New Delhi, Aug 11  The government on Monday said it has authorised the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) to issue tax-free bonds worth Rs.6,000 crore during 2015-16 to finance acquisition of rolling stocks. Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Manoj

Read Full Article
Railways conduct successful outreach programme

Railways conduct successful outreach programme

🕔10:37, 11.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 11  Indian Railways’ countrywide massive public outreach prgramme saw commissioning of 233 projects costing around Rs.4,000 crore and commencement of work on 73 projects costing Rs.550 crore, it was announced on Friday. The public outreach event –

Read Full Article
Railways to see $120 b investments: Prabhu

Railways to see $120 b investments: Prabhu

🕔10:36, 1.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 01  As much as $120 billion will be invested in Indian Railways in the next five years for expansion and upgradation, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday. Indian Railway did not see any investments in the

Read Full Article
18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days

18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days

🕔10:09, 28.Nov 2014

Lucknow, Nov 28  Fog in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has forced the Indian Railways to cancel 18 trains from here, officials said Friday. The train services will remain suspended between Dec 31 and Feb 15. Janata Express, Allahabad-Haridwar Express,

Read Full Article
No FDI in railway’s core areas: Gowda

No FDI in railway’s core areas: Gowda

🕔10:10, 11.Oct 2014

Bangalore, Oct 11  Reassuring the workforce that foreign capital will not be allowed in main business areas of the railways, union minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Friday that there are no plans to privatise its core activities. “Permitting FDI will

Read Full Article
Foreign equity can flag next leg of Indian rail’s journey

Foreign equity can flag next leg of Indian rail’s journey

🕔14:41, 7.Aug 2014

A momentous decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government late Wednesday, allowing 100-percent foreign equity in big-ticket projects of Indian Railways for the first time, can prove a game-changer for the 160-year-old network in India that was seen floundering in

Read Full Article