Infrastructure

PM Modi flags off 8 trains with linkage to Statue of Unity in Gujarat

The new trains link Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. Kevadiya is home to the ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicated to Vallabhbhai Patel and a growing global tourist spot.
The sectional speed between Pratapnagar-Dabhoi has been raised from 75 kmph to 110 kmph in 75 days and the Dabhoi–Kevadiya section has been built with 110 kmph.

Construction of new Parliament building begins! Check details of Central Vista Redevelopment Project here

A few days ago, a heritage panel comprised of 14 members gave its approval to the new Parliament building while also giving the green signal to the government's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment p

Central Vista redevelopment, new parliament building

New Delhi Railway Station to get world-class makeover! RLDA organizes virtual roadshows on the project

The Railway Ministry said an enriched passenger experience with complete integration of different transport modes is being planned for NDLS.

NDLS, station redevelopment

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro stretch from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute launched; open for public from today

On the currently operational line, the newly inaugurated extension has five new metro stations beyond Yelachenahalli Metro Station.

Bengaluru Metro, Namma Metro

Be careful of misleading reports! Indian Railways denies charging extra fares from passengers; details

Even in COVID-19 pandemic times, Indian Railways has been running trains. In many sections, the national transporter is running in low occupancy and still operating in public welfare.

ticket fares, passenger trains

NHAI eyes better traffic management system; Signs MoU with IRTE, IDC to promote road safety; Details here

Under the pact, IRTE will support the highway authority to improve the functional aspects of road geometrics as well as ensure that Traffic Control Devices conform to the standards of IRC to achieve f

NHAI, better traffic management

Central Vista Redevelopment Plan: New Parliament building construction to start on January 15; details

A few days ago, a 14-member heritage panel gave its nod for the new Parliament building's construction under the Central Vista redevelopment plan.

Central Vista Redevelopment, New Parliament building

Bengaluru Metro: Kanakapura Namma Metro section to be inaugurated today; will benefit 75,000 commuters

There will be five stations on the 6.29-km long elevated line- Konanakunte Cross, Thalaghattapura, Vajrahalli, Doddakallasandra and Silk Institute.

Bengaluru Metro, Namma Metro

Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line: Indian Railways starts train operations from Yog Nagari Rishikesh station

The newly built Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station has been equipped with various modern facilities for the convenience of passengers.

Yog Nagri Rishikesh, railway station

Indian Railways breaks another stereotype! Runs first goods train with an all-woman crew; details here

According to the Western Railway zone, this was a first of its kind for the zonal railway, which ran its first manned goods train with an all women crew.

women crew, goods train

Doodh Specials, Cargo Express: Indian Railways South Central zone creates big milestones in freight operations

The South Central Railway zone has created significant milestones in freight operations in the year 2020.

freight, South Central Railway

Indian Railways to vaccinate its frontline staff against COVID-19; details here

Among other railway departments, ticket checkers, drivers, maintenance staff, inspectors, station officials and the like are being included in the list being compiled in all Indian Railways' zones.

covid-19, railway staff

Bangalore Suburban Railway to be safe, eco-friendly & comfortable! Project to be completed by 2026; details

In the month of October 2020, the Modi government had approved the Railway Ministry’s proposal for the construction of Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project Project (BSRP).

Bangalore Suburban Railway Project, Bengaluru suburban network

Indian Railways DFC project needs daily monitoring to ensure completion by June 2022, says Piyush Goyal

In the first phase of the DFC project, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is constructing the Western DFC (1504 Rkm) as well as Eastern DFC (1856 Rkm including PPP So

DFC, dedicated freight corridor

New parliament building construction to start soon! Heritage panel gives nod to Central Vista redevelopment plan

The Heritage Conservation Committee's nod came almost a week after the SC asked the Central government to seek prior approval from the panel as well as other relevant authorities before starting the n

central vista, redevelopment

NHAI to set up performance threshold for highway bidders

Anything less than the cut-off mark, which is yet to be decided, on these parameters will mean the bidding process to be out of bounds for the aspiring investor.

Sources said suitable amendments in the bidding documents will be incorporated to make a rating of the concessionaires as one of the qualification criteria for awarding new projects.

Indian Railways to run special trains for Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021; See train list with halts, timings

For the Kumbh Mela-2021 that is to be held in Haridwar, the national transporter will also ease the way of passengers by running several special trains on various routes.

Haridwar station, kumbh mela

Air India creates record! Longest direct flight with all-woman cockpit crew lands in Bengaluru; Details

Between the two cities, the direct distance is 13,993 kilometres with a time zone change of approximately 13.5 hours.

flight, Air India

Meerut to Prayagraj Ganga expressway: Private sector interest a leg-up for PPP

Ganga Expressway: The keenness shown by 11 firms including 2 global players has reinforced UP’s move to build the Rs 36,000-crore expressway with private participation

It is the financial impact of the pandemic that made the state government opt for the public private partnership (PPP) route for the Ganga Expressway project, which would run across 12 districts and 529 villages of the state.

Faster trains! Indian Railways enhances speed to 130 Kmph on Golden Quadrilateral, Golden Diagonal sections

Indian Railways achieved the enhanced speed on these routes because of planned and systematic strengthening of track as well as its infrastructure by removing bottlenecks in these sections at a fast p

Golden Quadrilateral, Golden Diagonal

Train to Statue of Unity! PM Modi to inaugurate Kevadia station; Lay foundation stone for metro projects

To lay the foundation stone for the railway station, President Ram Nath Kovind had visited Kevadia in Gujarat in December 2018, which is around five kilometres away from the world's tallest- 182-metre

statue of unity, Kevadia station

Indian Railways to resume Tejas Superfast Express service ahead of Pongal; see timings, halts & other details

The move to cancel the Tejas service drew flak from the residents of Madurai, the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union, Dakshin Railway Employees Union, and some senior politicians.

Tejas Express, special Tejas Superfast Express

Bangalore Metro: Salasar Techno Engineering secures Rs 252 crore contract for Ballastless tracks’ installation

The newly secured contract grants Salasar Adorus Infra LLP to design, install, test, supply as well as the commission of Ballastless track to provide strength to Bangalore Metro Rail.

Bangalore Metro, contract

Indian Railways Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Superfast Special Train to run at faster speed! See revised halts

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai – Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Superfast special train will run four days a week. Also, there is a provision of an additional halt at Gwalior.

Rajdhani Express, Mumbai Delhi Rajdhani
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