Nikita Prasad

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Train 18, Indian Railways fastest engine-less train, is also fire-proof!

Train 18 is safe for passengers as its coaches are fitted with fire-resistant fibre composites. In case of fire thes components do not generate poisonous gases or molten droplets; keeping escape ways open for passengers to ge

Infrastructure News

New York needs Delhi Metro! Here’s why former NY transport commissioner wants India’s transport system in USA

Delhi Metro-like transport network for the New York City in the US - that's what former transport commissioner of the US city, Janette Sadik-Khan, wants!

Delhi Metro, Delhi Metro technical snag, Delhi Metro blue line, Delhi Metro slow, Delhi Metro service slow News

Delhi flyers note this good news! From February 2019, you can catch a flight from Hindon airbase

The development work for Hindon civil enclave will be completed by mid-February in 2019. The first set of flights awarded for Hindon under the government’s subsidised regional connectivity scheme (RCS) will take off from t


Saving big bucks! Why Indian Railways plans to set up solar plants on its vacant land; a unique initiative

There is a potential to set up 30 GW solar power plants in which there will be solar panels along the tracks and on unoccupied land. Indian Railways will go for10 GW first, and the formalities for the same are being worked ou

solar plants News

Delhi Metro passengers, take note! Timings of Pink Line to be changed for a week; details here

To facilitate the technical integration of various systems for the extension of the Pink Line from Lajpat Nagar up to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1, the schedule of first and last train timings of the Delhi Metro line is temporarily c

pink line News

Big plans! How Indian Railways aims to generate Rs 350 crore profit from the Kalka-Shimla route

Indian Railways is in the process for boosting revenue and cash in on the heritage of the Kalka-Shimla route. Being Indian Railways' first ever hop-on-hop-off service, the line is also likely to begin the tourist season this

kalka shimla express News

What a seamless connection! Now travel in Delhi Metro and DTC buses with the same card; details here

The scheme aims at facilitating commuters to travel in Delhi Metro using ‘One’ a single mobility card, which is issued by the DTC. This allows passengers to travel in buses and in Delhi Metro with a single card.

mobility card News

Jharkhand’s Bokaro steel city becomes first among small airports to get mobile air traffic control system

The air-traffic mobile towers have been purchased from MSM Martin Company Slovakia, Slovak Republic. The first eight which have been acquired, will be used in Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Jagdalpur, Jeypore, Utkela, Vellore, Bokaro a

AAI News

Wow! Area around Indian Railways Mumbai CST station to be redeveloped on lines of New York’s Times Square

In a joint initiative by the BMC, the traffic police and the US-based Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, Mumbai's CSMT area will be revamped to look like New York's Times Square, for increasing safety of commuters.

mumbai csmt News

Mumbaikers can look forward to less crowded locals! Piyush Goyal wants all Mumbai locals to be 15-coach trains

Railway Minister asked the Central and Western Railway top brass to come up with a timeline for the project within two weeks. According to him, 15 coaches in Mumbai local trains will increase the trains’ capacity by 25%.

mumbai local News

Delhi-Mumbai expressway on fast track: Haryana land acquisition completed; soon travel in just 12 hours!

The bidding process for the expressway is currently on and the acquisition of land is ongoing in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra but in Haryana, altogether 80 km, land acquisition has been completed.

expressway News

Delhi Metro now brings you closer to domestic terminals of Delhi Airport! New 370m-long subway coming up

Apart from escalators and elevators, the subway will have travelators so that passengers don’t have to walk the distance. This will be the first subway in the city to have travelators. It will be connected from Gate No. 3 o

magenta line News

Bullet train on track! India set to float “highest valued tender” for first high-speed train project

The corporation is sealing the tender for the 237-km viaduct and four stations in Gujarat and will float it by the end of December. It is expected that this may be the highest valued tender in the country.

bullet train News

Indian Railways to run ‘Khadi Express’ train for creating awareness about khadi products

Khadi Express train will exhibit khadi products associated with Mahatma Gandhi in view of his 150th birth anniversary. It will run through all the places where Gandhi had stayed and will also station at those places for one

khadi express News

No smoking! Delhi Police to take strict action against smokers at railway stations

Challans will be issued, if people do not follow the orders and smoke at railway stations. 'No Smoking' signages will be put at all railway stations and railway police stations, under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

railway stations News

Whopping numbers! 216 Indian Railway projects face cost overrun of Rs 2.46 lakh crore

According to Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the original cost of these 216 projects was Rs 1,65,343.22 crore. The estimated cost is Rs 4,12,160.04 crore, which indicates an escalation by 149.28 per cent.

Cost overrun News

Year-end cheer! Delhi Metro Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda stretch, Noida Metro Aqua line may open on Christmas

Delhi Metro network's Rithala-Dilshad Garden Red Line will soon be extended to Ghaziabad's New Bus Adda. Not only that, the Noida Metro Aqua line, connecting Noida to Greater Noida, will also be thrown open.

Delhi Metro Dilshad Garden-New Bus Adda and Noida Metro Aqua line to open News

Delhi’s IGI airport sets new record! Handles 1 million metric tonnes of cargo in a year

Delhi airport handled the highest ever monthly cargo tonnage in the month of October. Setting a record, for the first time, it handled over ‘one million metric tonnes’ (1 mmt) of cargo in one year, between Nov '17-Oct '1

Delhi IGI News

Delhi Metro Phase-IV project: Why the wait for Delhi government’s approval just got longer!

Due to multiple changes in the estimated cost of construction, Delhi government has asked DMRC to take the project back on its board, before it is placed before the Cabinet for a final nod.

Delhi Metro News

Track renewal takes priority! Indian Railways to float new Rs 2700 crore global tender for 4.5 lakh MT rails

Due to the shortage in supply of rails by Steel Authority of India (SAIL), and global players failing to qualify, Indian Railways has decided to float a new global tender worth Rs 2,700 crore for the supply of 4.5 metric ton

track renewal News

Big relief for passengers! Indian Railways allows up to 15 days unreserved ticket booking for Mahakumbh mela

Indian Railways will extend the window for buying unreserved tickets to 15 days in advance on the railway ticketing app. This is to ease the booking traffic and clear the rush of passengers travelling for the Mahakumbh mela.

UTS app News

Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express to be faster! Indian Railways cuts travel time by over an hour; know more

A first-time implementation for passenger trains, Western Railways will adopt the 'push and pull' method in order to boost the speed of the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express, hence reducing the total travel time by more than an h

Rajdhani Express News

Western Peripheral Expressway: Speed limit of 80 kmph imposed for Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway

The Haryana government has put speed restrictions of 80 kmph for cars and 60 kmph for trucks on the 83-km stretch of the Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) expressway between Manesar and Kundli, after its inauguration by PM Modi.

kmp expressway News

Dwarka Expressway project: PM Narendra Modi’s office likely to step in to expedite project

Officials from the PMO called a high-level meeting to address the pending issues of the Dwarka Expressway project which has been suffering unending delays for more than a decade - due to land acquisition and legal hurdles.

Dwarka Expressway News

Shameful acts continue! Indian Railways passengers defile upgraded Pragati Express; items worth Rs 43K stolen

28 steel taps from washrooms, eight wooden frame mirrors, three mobile holders, 25 faucet holders and other things went missing from the train. Objects worth Rs 43,000 have been stolen from the revamped Mumbai-Pune Pragati Ex

Pragati Express News

Tejas Express becomes fastest on Mumbai-Goa route! Luxury Indian Railways train takes less time than Shatabdi

Indian Railways recently conducted trials of the Tejas Express at speeds of 120 kmph, as against the speed of 110 kmph that the train was run at. After multiple trial runs at 120 km/hour last week, it now runs at a higher spe

Tejas Express News

Focus on safety! Indian Railways looks to double track related work from next financial year

Ashwani Lohani, Chairman of the Railway Board was quoted saying that Indian Railways is looking to step up electrification and track-related work to improve passenger safety and seeks to implement other cultural reforms for t

track related work News