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Amravati smart city: Huge setback for pet Andhra project as World Bank drops plan to lend $300 million

On a loan sought by the former Chief Minister, the World Bank was considering lending an amount of $300 million for infrastructure development in the capital of the state, under the Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Developm

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Nitin Gadkari’s mantra on toll collection: Pay for good service; government does not have enough funds

Seeing some members expressing concerns over toll collection in different parts of the country, the Union Minister said that the money collected through toll from those areas which have capacity to pay are utilized for constr

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IRCTC e-ticket booking: 7 steps Indian Railways is taking to prevent misuse of reservation system by touts

In a bid to prevent such illegal activities by touts, several checks have been deployed by the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

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Indian Railways zeroes in on 6 big-bang projects! Private trains, 160 kmph travel speed and more; details here

Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha has sent a letter to the Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav, asking to implement six potentially transformative ideas, as part of the ambitious 100-day agenda drawn up by the second term of Modi govern

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Big Indian Railways’ boost for Uttar Pradesh! Modi Cabinet approves new rail line between Sahjanwa-Dohrighat

The Railway Ministry believes that the Sahjanwa- Dohrighat railway line project is needed for better socio economic development of the hinterland of this backward area with the help of the national transporter.

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Indian Railways to bring transparency! Ministry studying profiles of officials under anti-corruption drive

The Railway Minister, who was on a three-day visit to the UK, said that in a bid to set an example of transparency, the profiles of officials in the Railway Ministry are being studied.

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Train 18 project back on track! New tendering process announced for Indian Railways 3rd world-class train

Train 18 production on track: The new system makes it mandatory for Indian Railways production units to follow the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) specifications while issuing a tender.

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RTR flyover opens! Travel with ease from South Delhi, Noida to IGI airport via Rao Tula Ram flyover

The newly built 2.7 km long RTR flyover branches out of Munirka flyover and ends before the Army Research and Referral Hospital, located near Subroto Park that is close to National Highway (NH) 8.

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No free power! Pay first and then get electricity, says Union Minister RK Singh

While addressing the 20th Annual Day of PTC India, RK Singh said that there is no such thing as free power and one cannot produce power without an investment.

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Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from next month? Train to take just 8 hours; cheer for Vaishno Devi pilgrims

Vande Bharat Express: Following the grand success of Indian Railways' first semi high-speed self-propelled engineless - Train 18, connecting Delhi and Varanasi, the second Vande Bharat Express will now be introduced on the De

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India’s first Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to charge passengers for carrying extra baggage! Details here

The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the country's first-ever bullet train project, plans to charge the passengers for the bags they check-in, to discourage travellers from carrying heavy lugg

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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO all set to explore the moon’s surface again! 10 interesting facts about the space mission

The launching of the aircraft will be done using a ‘Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle’ (GSLV) Mark III from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO’s mighty GSLV Mk-III ready to launch India’s Lunar mission; See Pics

According to ISRO, this lunar mission aims to improve India's understanding of the Moon- discoveries that will benefit the country and humanity as a whole.

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Higher chances of confirmed train tickets! Indian Railways to offer 4 lakh more berths per day with new tech

Under this new system, the power supply is tapped from overhead power lines and is distributed to train coaches. At present, the power tapped from overhead tension wires through an equipment, called pantograph is used to run

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Indian Railways finalises details of India’s first ‘private’ train! Railway Board officials meet stakeholders

While the New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express has already been identified to be given to private players, the national transporter is yet to finalise the second train.

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Indian Railways bets on rise in freight traffic and earnings from it; details here

The Railway Minister said that focused investments for augmenting transportation capacities of the national transporter on major freight routes are currently being undertaken in order to facilitate higher freight volumes.

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Indian Railways not to be privatised, clarifies Piyush Goyal; here’s what the Railway Minister said

Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has proposed a 100-day roadmap for the national transporter, and the plan to get private players for operating passenger trains to provide world-class passenger services is part of that.

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Safety comes first! Why Indian Railways is replacing old ICF-design coaches with modern LHB ones

Currently, a total of 411 pairs of trains are operating with LHB coaches on Indian Railways' network. From the financial year 2018-19 onwards, the Indian Railways production units are only manufacturing LHB coaches.

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IRCTC train ticket prices to go up soon! How Indian Railways plans to make passengers give up their subsidy

The idea is to urge passengers to voluntarily forego the subsidy component of their train ticket fare for a better, modern rail system.

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Barhni-Kathmandu railway line: Modi government looks to expedite the proposed India-Nepal rail link project

The survey for new broad gauge line from Barhni in Uttar Pradesh, to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal was sanctioned in the year 2015-16.

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Section of India’s first high-speed 300 kmph train corridor to open by 2022

The tender for the 237-km elevated section will be awarded by NHSRCL by the end of this year, leaving 30 months for the completion of the civil work involved.

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Indian Railways eyes private investment via PPPs for semi-high speed corridor, regional connectivity

Piyush Goyal said that viability gap funding, public-private partnership (PPP) and government expenditure are some of the financing options that Indian Railways is mulling for various upcoming projects.

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Indian Railways builds longest electrified tunnel in record time! Key features of this game-changing project

The tunnel has been completed in a record time of 43 months, enabling Indian Railways to start freight operations on this crucial line, which has reduced the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland areas by 60

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Railway Budget 2019: Indian Railways to focus on suburban network; boost for rapid rail and metro

Railway Budget 2019: The national transporter will be encouraged to invest more on suburban railway system through Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) structures like Rapid Regional Transport System (RRTS)

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Railway Budget 2019: Top 10 thrust areas that every Indian Railways passenger should know

Railway Budget 2019: According to Finance Minister, the infrastructure of Indian Railways would need an investment of Rs 50 lakh crore between 2018-2030. The capital expenditure for 2019-20 has been pegged at Rs 1,60,176 cror

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Railway Budget 2019: Next-gen world-class trains! Indian Railways eyes private investment for new train sets

Railway Budget 2019: In the Union Budget 2019 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke of the need for massive investments in Indian Railways and how the private sector can play a key role in the same.

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Railway Budget 2019: Indian Railways sets operating ratio target of 95% for FY20

Railway Budget 2019: The operating ratio is a crucial indicator of the railways' financial health since it points to what the national transporter earns for every Rs 100 spent.

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