Infrastructure

Urban water supply: Smart solutions the way forward

Avoiding the drawbacks of past schemes, JJM-Urban would do well to follow an ecosystem-centric approach

Earlier schemes have also demonstrated that infrastructure development in silos will not yield the desired outcomes.

FY21 a stellar year for the highway sector

As much as ~13,300 km of National Highways were built in FY21 compared with around 10,240 km in FY20, up around 30% y-o-y.

Similarly, project awards (NHAI + MoRTH) were up 17% y-o-y to ~10,500 km.

Indian Railways: Freight transportation records highest loading; ran 450 Kisan Rail since August 2020

Indian Railways has recorded the highest loading in freight transportation. The Ministry of Railways in a release informed that in the financial year 2020-21, the Indian Railways transported the loadi

COVID Surge: Railways rules out curbs on train services

For the convenience of passengers, IR will run four Shatabdi Express trains and one Duronto Express special train from 10 to 15 April, 2021.

indian railways, trains in India

NHAI plans to award projects worth Rs 2.25 lakh cr in FY22

The share of engineering procurement and construction (EPC) in the awards last fiscal was 50% followed by hybrid annuity model (HAM) at 49%. Only two projects were awarded through the build, operate a

“Funds are not a constraint for project awards. We will be exceeding our last year’s achievement in the current fiscal,” NHAI chairman Dr SS Sandhu told FE.

COVID-19 second wave to impact train services? Here’s what Indian Railways announced

At a press briefing, the Railway Board Chairman said that there is no plan to curtail or stop passenger train services.

COVID-19, trains

EcoStruxure Rail: Schneider Electric’s project to build reliable and sustainable rail infrastructure in India

It enables efficient planning services and safeguards operations of the system, thereby increasing the overall operational efficiency by up to 20 per cent and reduce the total ownership cost by 15 per

metro rail, EcoStruxure Rail

Redevelopment of Railway Stations: A green signal for the overall economy and real estate

The costs of redeveloping terminals and rail-side amenities can be cross-subsidized to a large extent by exploiting the real estate potential in these locations.

station, redevelopment

Indian Railways launches Hansdiha-Godda new line in Jharkhand; starts Godda-New Delhi Humsafar special train

This Hansdiha-Godda project was approved in the year 2011, however, until 2014 no progress was made. Till now, an investment of Rs 550 crore has been attracted by the project.

rail line, humsafar express

Indian Railways to start more Shatabdi, Duronto special trains from April 10; see train list here

The operations of these four Shatabdi and one Duronto Express Special Trains will start from 10 April 2021 to 15 April 2021, which will ensure convenient, and safe travel of railway passengers.

Shatabdi, Duronto

Infrastructure is the backbone of the country: Shashank Agarwal, MD, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd

Infrastructure is developing at a good pace, and the recently increased capital expenditure on the same from the government sets a positive precedent.

railways project, Highways, infrastructure in India, Shashank Agarwal, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd

Indian Railways’ crackdown on illegal IRCTC ticketing! RPF detects 20 software used to book train tickets

The RPF has detected as many as 20 illegal software which were allegedly being used by the touts to book train tickets.

IRCTC, tickets

Good news for pilgrims! Indian Railways to start 2 special trains for pilgrimage spots in Mathura, Uttarakhand

On 11 April 2021, Train Number 05056 Ram Nagar-Agra Fort Tri-Weekly Express would start from Ram Nagar in Uttarakhand.

railways, special train

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Eco-friendly features of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System

Implementation of the RRTS corridors in India is an integral part of a larger strategy to address issues of pollution, congestion and is part of the ‘Comprehensive Action Plan’ for Air Pollution C

RRTS, Regional Rapid Transit System

After staying grounded for nearly two years, Boeing 737 Max aircraft returns to the skies; details

In the month of October 2018, the newest member of Boeing’s 737 narrow-body family- 737 Max crashed in the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.

The second provision will allow foreign lessors to fly their 737 Max planes, currently grounded in the country, out of India.

MV Columbus first luxury cruise to reach Alang in Gujarat after two-month break; details

The 32-year-old cruise liner was built at Saint-Nazaire in France. The ship could carry as many as 1,855 passengers and a crew of 700.

MV Columbus, cruise

Indian Railways introduces weekly Rajdhani Superfast Special between Delhi and Secunderabad

The Rajdhani Superfast Special runs from Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi every Sunday and from Secunderabad, the superfast special train runs every Wednesday.

Rajdhani, special train

Night curfew to prevent COVID-19! DMRC advises Delhi Metro commuters to complete journey by 10 PM

Entry in Delhi Metro from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM will be only allowed to those commuters who fall in the essential category as per government order, after verification of their valid IDs by DMRC or CISF

DMRC, Delhi Metro

Work in progress! Indian Railways’ Katra-Banihal rail project to connect Kashmir within 2-3 years; details

The project has missed several deadlines amid huge cost escalations since the year 1997 when the then PM H D Deve Gowda laid the project's foundation at Udhampur.

USBRL, railway project

Better commuting experience for Delhiites! Plan to sell DTC bus tickets on Google Pay, Paytm

In order to help commuters plan their commute better, the project also aims to make available transit data of all DTC buses to companies for them to develop mobile applications.

DTC, Delhi

No train delay! Indian Railways’ SWR claims 100% punctuality in running trains in beginning of 2021-22

All trains which were operational in South Western Railways on both days has run on punctual time and none of the trains lost punctuality.

Punctuality, South Western Railways

Chenab Bridge: Indian Railways completes arch closure of Rs 1486 crore bridge connecting Kashmir

In a step towards completion of the 111 km Katra-Banihal section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project, Railways on Monday, finished construction of the steel arch closure of the Chenab

Indian Railways creates history! Arch of world’s highest rail bridge on Chenab river completed; see features

The iconic Chenab Bridge is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link (USBRL) project and the completion of the steel arch was one of the most difficult parts of the bridge over Chenab.

Arch Bridge, Chenab

Despite COVID-19 challenges, Indian Railways logs highest-ever route electrification; details

Electrification of 6,015 Route Kilometre (RKM) has been carried out in the financial year 2020-21, surpassing the previous highest electrification of 5,276 RKM in the year 2018-19.

electrification, railways

Delhi Metro trains to get less congested! DMRC adding 120 more coaches on Red, Yellow, Blue Line trains

The conversion of six-coach trains into eight-coach trains will be completed by this year-end after which all the metro trains running on these Delhi Metro Lines will be of eight-coach only.

Delhi Metro, DMRC

Indian Railways to start 71 unreserved train services starting from April 5; see full list here

With an aim to increase transport facilities for railway passengers, the national transporter is going to start 71 unreserved train services from 5 April 2021.

unreserved, trains

New record despite COVID-19 challenges! Indian Railways registers highest freight loading & earning in 2020-21

In consecutive seven respective months from September 2020 to March 2021, Indian Railways has maintained the momentum of highest ever loading.

freight, loading
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