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Indian Railways as trailblazer: Train 18 can be a game-changer for intercity commuters

Its latest is Train 18, which can be a game-changer for intercity commuters.

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CONCOR is on a growth path

Introduction of ‘Dwarf’ double-stack containers has opened up opportunities.

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Ending unmanned level crossings

ULCs on broad-gauge lines reduced from 6,117 in Jan 2017 to 2,584 in Aug 2018

Opinion News

Indian Railways new dwarf containers have 67% more volume; could be a game-changer in capturing high-end traffic

Vamana, or the ‘dwarf’ container, is the latest of Indian Railways’ initiatives that is expected to grow into a giant, capturing high-end traffic it lost to the road sector over the years when, in the 1980s, end-to-end

Opinion News

Investment of Rs 61,746.67 crore in 81 projects in UP can generate 2,12,762 jobs

A ‘visible’ progress on the ground will determine the fate of these projects, and that of Modi for his foray into 2019 polls, as the time is now for the PM to deliver on the crucial job front.

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Here is India’s oil story

The colonial era saw the first oilfield being developed by the Assam Oil Company, a private entity, in Digboi in Tinsukia district of Assam, where oil was discovered barely eight years after Edwin L Drake drilled the world’

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How to make cities resilient

First and foremost, creating a Chief Resilience Officer's post in the city administration/local government hierarchy; this office is to be the nodal office for implementation of various suggestions as and when funds are made

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Why MSMEs need more than mere promises on ‘ease of doing business’ and slogans such as ‘Make in India’

After the agriculture sector, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector is the second-largest employment generator, providing 80% of jobs with just 20% of investment.

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Narendra Modi’s employment woes: How Aadhaar-based headcount can help

In order to ensure that the unemployed are not forced to beg or take up crime and other unsocial activities, the US had, as early as in 1935, passed the Social Security Act, under which the Unemployment Insurance programme wa

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What can India learn from Singapore

What can India learn from Singapore, the multi-ethnic, multi-religious state.

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Most ministers and babus seldom have the technical know-how required of their roles

The only technical or domain expertise that most ministries boast of is carefully preserved in reams of files zealously guarded by hoards of clerks, section or desk officers, assistant directors, etc.

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Elphinstone Road station tragedy: Bailey bridge to the rescue, but it won’t be easy

Army Engineers would have to assemble not only support columns at each end and intermediate locations, but also provide staircase—the whole works.

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Maximum city, minimum patience

Mumbaikars, in their daily rush to and from their work locations, rely heavily on the local trains.

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What set Indian Railways on path towards derailment? Find out here

Past acts of commision and ommission are now fast catching up with the Railways, and it will be a long and slow struggle before the health of its assets is regained

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Suresh Prabhu- led Indian Railways is providing safe and fast rail transport for freight; here’s how

Suresh Prabhu, the minister of railways, is a man in a tearing hurry. For he has to make up for the lack of any significant addition over the last two decades to the infrastructure of this 65,000-km-long network.

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Railway trains from Bhilai steel plant can make Maoists, Naxals infested Bastar bloom

Bordered in the by Nagpur-Raipur Railway line, in the east by Raipur-Rayagada line, in the south by Rayagada-Koraput-Jagdalpur-Kirandul line and on the west by Nagpur-Kazipet line is a huge swathe of Indian peninsula devoid o

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For Indian Railways, a dedicated freight corridor has a long way to go

The need for for the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) arose from the fact that two decades of populist Rail Budgets had ended up introducing 5,000 new passenger trains, crowding out the freight, whose average speed had droppe

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Kolkata Metro: The oldest metro rail system in India shows signs it will pick up pace

In spite of a head-start of more than three decades, the Kolkata Metro has lagged behind its younger sibling, the Delhi Metro.

Industry News

To ensure food security, it is time to revisit the mega food park model in India

A maximum grant of R50 crore is given for setting up a MFP, in minimum 50 acres of contiguous land with only 50% contribution to the total project cost.

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How Indian Railways will help Coal India achieve mammoth 1 bn tonne 2020 target

Multiple joint ventures by Indian Railways with states and PSUs in mineral-rich areas bode well for coal, iron-ore production and logistics

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Tracking Indian Railways: Decisions based on gut reaction can lead to costly mistakes

Unfortunately, the present set of statistical data, collected often on an yearly basis, is mostly to evaluate operational performance

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Kolkata Metro & RVNL: Network set for quantum jump, time for Mamata to remove obstacles

With a pan India presence, RVNL has a team of no less than 27 chief project managers located at various cities.

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Reservation charts & printed tickets in your railway journey may soon be things of past!

Reservation charts and printed tickets in the Indian Railway universe may soon be things of the past

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Binding India with ribbons of steel

Slowly but surely, the Northeast is getting connected to the rest of India

Binding India with ribbons of steel

Railway Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu’s time to deliver now

Railway Budget 2016:The most important part of the minister’s speech was the setting up of seven missions for attaining key long-term objectives for Indian Railways

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For Indian Railways, the customer must always come first

With the rail network no longer being the preferred mode of transport for the cost-conscious private sector, all stops must be pulled to get them on board.

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The dawn of a new rail era

Bullet trains will help save on the nation’s fuel bill, reduce air pollution, road congestion and connected accidents

The dawn of a new rail era
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