Infrastructure

Swanky trains for common man! Indian Railways to roll out 640 Utkrisht rakes; what it means for passengers

The upgradation process of Mail/Express trains has started under Project Utkrisht. The Railway Ministry is now planning to upgrade as many as 640 Utkrisht rakes in the next two years. This would be do

Delhi Metro Pink Line: Wait till year-end for Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar I and Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri sections!

The Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar-I section of Delhi Metro's Pink Line is now likely to be opened by the end of this year. Earlier, it was expected that the section would be opened to the public by the mon

Pathetic! Indian Railways suffers losses as passengers steal towels, bedsheets, blankets from trains

In the last fiscal alone several items were stolen from long-distance trains including 1.95 lakh towels, 81,736 bedsheets, 55,573 pillow covers, 5,038 pillows and 7,043 blankets.

Indian Railways introduces festival special trains for Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali & Chhath; check list here

Among other destinations, prominently, Indian Railways is operating special trains from Bathinda, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, Nangaldam, Saharanpur, Jammu, Delhi, Vaishno Devi and Chandigarh railw

Delhi IGI and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports to carry out runway repairs; several flights to be affected!

The Delhi airport will close one of its three runways for preventive repairs for a period of 13 days, starting from 15 November, while the Mumbai airport will have both its runways closed for a durati

Indore, Bhopal metro rail projects approved by Modi-led Cabinet! All you want to know about the infra boost

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved two big metro projects in a bid to improve the metro rail connectivity in two prominent cities of Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal and Ind

Modi-led cabinet’s big decision for Indian Railways! Stations to be redeveloped on PPP model with many passenger amenities

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending station redevelopment programme of the railways, paving the way for revamping of stations by private parties to enhance facilities for passengers.

Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for Rs 8k-cr Pune Metro line

Work order for the Rs 8,313-crore Metro Line 3 project based on a PPP model was awarded to the Tata-Siemens consortium on October 3 in Mumbai.

Train 18, Indian Railways first engine-less train, to take passengers to India’s 1st world-class station!

Indian Railways first world-class semi-high speed train set will take passengers to India's first world-class railway station at Habibganj! While Train 18 is expected to roll out this month, the redev

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport emerges most preferred gateway to India for foreign travellers

According to the IATA data, the Delhi airport alone offers 27% of the total international departing seats from the country and close to 40% of the total international departing seats from the six metr

Indian Railways is planning to remove weighing machines from railway stations in this state

In the 1980s, with the advent of computers, the ticketing process was computerized, forcing the national transporter to put an end to printing card tickets altogether. Also, restrictions were brought

Why Indian Railways is planning to take off rails its shortest passenger train service

Post Independence, Indian Railways linked the CHT station to the broad gauge line, which during 70s and 80s became a terminal point for at least 16 long-distance trains from destinations such as the t

UDAN scheme: Why Madhya Pradesh government is planning to give subsidy to airlines `per landing’ of aircraft

The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday decided to provide subsidy to airlines which operate flights under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme UDAN from airstrips or airports in the state.

Trouble for bullet train project? Gujarat farmers to protest outside JICA office in Delhi next week

In a bid to up the ante against the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, the Gujarat farmers under the leadership of Gujarat Khedut Samaj will protest at Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (

Nitin Gadkari’s big push! Cargo traffic on National Waterway 1 on river Ganga may rise to 21.89 MT by 2021

The National Waterway 1 on river Ganga is expected to see 21.89 million tonnes (MT) of cargo traffic in the next two to three years on the back of government measures to promote inland water transport

One killed in train derailment in Tamil Nadu, Indian Railways orders probe

Two separate incidents of train derailment occurred here on Tuesday, with one person dying after a container fell on him, officials said.

Indian Railways gives Mail/Express trains swanky revamp under Project Utkrisht! Check images of upgraded train

Swanky Mail/Express trains of Indian Railways! In a move that will be welcomed by the common man, Indian Railways Project 'Utkrisht' - aimed at upgrading Mail/Express train rakes - has kick started wi

Roadrailer trains: Indian Railways new bet with opening of dedicated freight corridors

Once the dedicated freight corridor is opened, many more roadrailer trains will be seen running on the tracks. The roadrailer trains will reduce the maintenance costs of roads.

How the new greenfield airport near Chennai city will be a game-changer, CII explains

Trade body Confederation of Indian Industry Monday termed the greenfield airport proposed by the Tamil Nadu government to be set up near here as a 'game-changer' and said it would propel industrial gr

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: 40 new petitions in Gujarat HC against land acquisition

As many as 40 new petitions have been filed in the Gujarat High Court by farmers challenging the land acquisition process for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

Smoke detected from Kolkata Metro coach, services affected for over an hour

Detection of smoke from under a Metro coach at M G Road station affected underground railway services in the city for over an hour on Monday evening, a Metro spokesperson said.

Travelling in Indian Railways train on October 2? IRCTC to serve you non-vegetarian food as usual

After drawing flak over plans to serve only vegetarian food on October 2, Indian Railways has decided not to mark Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary as 'Vegetarian Day'.

Delhi High Court refuses to entertain PIL to cancel lease of Kandla Port land to firm

The Delhi High Court Monday refused to entertain a PIL seeking cancellation of a lease awarding 50 acres of land at Kandla Port in Gujarat to a private firm.

SmartCity Kochi to convert 12% of 246 acres of land to freehold to promote residential projects

Seeking to give an impetus to its growth plans, SmartCity Kochi has decided to convert 12 per cent of its allotted 246 acres of land to freehold to promote residential projects.

SAIL’s new chairman says fulfilling rail requirements of Indian Railways is top priority

Supplying rails to Indian Railways is one of the key priorities of SAIL, its newly appointed Chairman Anil Chaudhary said.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport: GMR highest bidder for privatisation of Nagpur airport

GMR Infrastructure's subsidiary GMR Airports has emerged as the highest bidder for privatisation of the Nagpur Airport.

Japan’s E5 Shinkansen bullet train to be modified for Indian needs! 24 rakes coming under ‘Make in India’

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train from Japan  - Indian Railways first such project - will be modified for the Indian climate, says Achal Khare, man in-charge of the ambitious project.

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