To boost Indian Railways profitability, Piyush Goyal seeks crowdsourcing of ideas from staff; details

While addressing the first-ever Workmen Sangoshthi (online conference), which saw participation by representatives of railway workers unions across India, the Railway Minister asked the General Manage

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Work in progress! NCRTC launches first precast segment on corridor; details

To launch join and complete this span, around six days will be taken and afterwards launcher will move towards Ghaziabad side. Currently, the launcher is between Guldhar and Duhai, NCRTC stated.

To finalize pending issues, Chabahar-Zahedan railway project waiting for Iran to appoint entity; details

In order to finalize the outstanding technical and financial issues that are related to the venture which was still awaited, India asserted that the Iranian side was to nominate an authorized entity.

Roads reclaiming freight share from Indian Railways

E-Way bill generation was down only ~13% YoY and at ~76% of pre-Covid 19 levels in June.

Despite port container volumes rising sequentially in June, the EXIM rail container traffic was down 10% m-o-m.

Delhi Metro Phase 4: Construction work begins on underground section of Janakpuri West-RK Ashram corridor

The construction work of D Wall at the Krishna Park Extension station of Delhi Metro as well as the tunnel segments shall be utilized for tunneling with TBM on a 1.4 km long stretch between Janakpuri

After Indian Railways shows Chinese firm the door, China company retaliates, sues railways

On Friday, a PSU under Piyush Goyal-chaired Railway Ministry terminated the contract of a Chinese company for signalling and telecommunication work on the DFCCIL's Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (

North East to get better Indian Railways connectivity! 5 major rail projects lined up; details here

The entire Indian Railways' network of the Northeastern states of the country has been converted into a broad gauge network.

Indian Railways to get these world-class stations! GMR, Monte Carlo, JKB among 9 firms bidding for 4 stations

Indian Railways to get world-class stations! As many as nine private companies have shown interest in the Nagpur, Gwalior, Sabarmati and Amritsar railway station redevelopment projects.

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India-China border tensions: BRO pushes for early completion of road projects in Arunachal Pradesh; details

The defence minister Rajnath Singh had earlier this month had reviewed the progress of all the development projects of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) especially in the North East.

Big milestone! Indian Railways Northern zone completes electrification work on 130 km line in Punjab, Haryana

While the major routes on the Northern Railway zone have been electrified, there are patches where trains get delayed because, on them, the electric locomotive has to be changed to diesel locomotive.

NIIF, I Squared Capital, Edelweiss keen to take part in railway privatisation process

“These players were present during the stakeholders meet while the model concession agreement was drafted and have shown their willingness to participate in the privatisation process,” sources sai

On July 2, the ministry of railways invited a RFQ for private participation in operation of passenger train services over 109 pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern trains or rakes

Risk mitigation: BOT highway model to be more investor-friendly

Early revenue reassessment, conciliation clause likely; developers want flexible concession period, mid-tenure input costs adjustments

The revised MCA has learnt to have mandated the NHAI not to give the appointed date without fulfilling all its responsibilities.

Indian Railways eyes 130 kmph speed milestone for passenger trains; these routes will be upgraded

Earlier this month, Chairman Railway Board, VK Yadav said that by the end of this ongoing fiscal, all the six major railway routes will be upgraded to support the speed of 130 km per hour.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Soon travel in just 13 hours; construction work in full swing – Watch video!

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway infrastructure project will transform India’s infrastructure as well as provide better opportunities to millions of people.

Indian Railways shows the way! Lonavala & various other railway stations now run on solar energy

The solar energy harnessed from the solar panels to the tune of 68,400 Kwh yearly will help Lonavala station to save in power bills.

Better connectivity in Sikkim! Two-lane steel bridge over Kanaka river likely to be completed by March 2021

The bridge, located around 160-km off Siliguri in the state of West Bengal, is being constructed at a cost of Rs 88.5 crore.

Private trains: Opening of Indian Railways will not suffice; comprehensive reforms needed

There is an uncanny template available to undertake comprehensive railway reforms. It is time tested in the analogous transport sector. Just structure the railways on the lines of the airlines busines

The Railways has the example of private catering on trains with no improvement over the departmental one it supplanted.

Kerala’s Silver Line semi-high speed rail project seeks Karnataka backing for Kolkata metro-model rail tunnel

K-Rail hopes to build the rail with a subterranean tunnel, roping in Karnataka government’s equity participation in SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle).

The proposed new rail plan reworks the earlier plan to connect Kadakola in Mysuru and Thalassery in Kerala with an underground tunnel on the model of Kolkata metro rail that crosses Hooghly river, leaving the Bandipur forest reserves undisturbed.

Private trains on Indian Railways network: Why one can’t ignore several red flags

Although privatisation is a significant reform initiative, the Railways needs to make its passenger business viable, and work on making rail travel a preferred mode

The Covid-19 catastrophe has gifted a rare opportunity for IR to redesign and reorganise its passenger business.

Indian Railways to launch 20 in-house innovations including natural water coolers, contact-less ticketing

In 2018, a dedicated portal was launched by the national transporter to solicit the good ideas attempted by its employees across the zonal railways, with an aim to implement some of them across the In

Indian Railways unique step! PM Modi gave innovative idea to convert coaches into COVID-19 wards, says Goyal

While addressing the India Foundation Dialogue 70 via video conference, the Railway Minister said that over 5,000 number of coaches have been converted by the national transporter, in which 80,000 iso

Chennai-Mumbai train journey to get faster? Indian Railways conducts important 130 kmph sectional speed test

The COCR test was conducted on 280 km stretch of the Chennai-Mumbai Indian Railways route for increasing the sectional speed to 130 km per hour.

Indian Railways’ 1st cable-stayed rail bridge, Anji Khad bridge, will be an engineering marvel; watch video

Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the ambitious project of Indian Railways is being constructed with superior technology and engineering excellence.

Iran walks out of Chabahar rail project pact with India

New Delhi has maintained that the US sanctions on Iran won’t have an impact on its sourcing of crude from that country.

The rail facility was part of a transit-transportation corridor, envisaged under a trilateral agreement among India, Iran and Afghanistan.

Centre to roll out national highways worth Rs 2 lakh crore in Haryana in 2 years

“Whatever highway development work has taken place in the state is just a trailer, baki movie abhi baki hai (the rest of the movie is still to be out),” he said.

Gadkari requested Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to expedite land acquisition for national highway projects in the state.

Tonnage at 95% of normal: Rail freight loading stages recovery

Freight revenue is the mainstay of the railway’s internal receipts, and it continues to cross-subsidise the passenger segment, although to a lesser extent in recent years.

In the April-June quarter of FY21, railways carried 241.5 MT of cargo against 307.4 MT in the same quarter of FY20.

Train to Statue of Unity soon! Piyush Goyal reviews Indian Railways’ Kevadia rail link project; details

Once this project is complete, travellers visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat will have a hassle-free railway journey.

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