Infrastructure

Mumbai’s Aarey Metro car shed construction scrapped! Check new location and other details

The Maharashtra CM, on Sunday, said the new site would be at Kanjurmarg. He said, for acquiring this land, the cost is zero.

Indian Railways goes green with eco-friendly loco! Adds battery-operated shunting locomotive to its fleet

The Electric Loco Shed in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu has converted 23061/WAG5HA Electric Locomotive into AC/Battery operated dual-mode shunting loco to work in both wired and unwired sections.

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan joins hands with Indian Railways in its fight against COVID-19; details

In order to raise awareness and prevent the deadly infection from spreading, banners/posters have been mounted at different locations at New Delhi Railway Station.

Indian Railways’ ECoR zone eyes to move at least one million fly ash between October 2020-March 2021; details

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) is planning to move at least one million tonnes of fly ash by rail between the period of October 2020 and March 2021

National Highways construction on fast-lane! Over 2,900 km roads constructed under Bharatmala Pariyojna scheme!

Under the phase one of the Bharatmala Pariyojna scheme, the ministry has given its approval for developing about 34,800 km of road network.

COVID-19 puts break on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway commissioning; Date pushed by 6 months with no cost overruns

In December the same year, the stretch will be extended further to Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai, taking the length to 623 km.

Indian Railways to replace non-AC sleeper coaches with AC ones for trains running at 130-160 kmph

The national transporter is working on a plan to upscale the railway network to high speed potential. The non-AC coaches, however, will continue to be there in trains running at lower speeds.

Good news train passengers! Indian Railways to upgrade non-AC sleeper coaches with AC on these trains

The Railways will also keep ticket prices of these trains affordable, said an official

Maharashtra gets more special trains! Indian Railways to run 8 more trains from this date; Check trains’ list

These special train services will be fully reserved, which means that only passengers with confirmed reservation/tickets will be able to board these trains.

Good news for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims! Indian Railways to resume Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express soon

Indian Railways passenger train services, which were halted in late March this year due to COVID-19 induced nationwide lockdown, are being resumed in a graded manner.

Planning to take flight from or for Pune airport? Don’t miss this important update

Since the recarpeting work is planned during the night time, the airport's runway will be shut for flight operations between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Organic garden to Yoga rooms! Here’s what’s special about this Running Room facility in Karnataka’s Arsikere

The newly opened running room boasts as many as 40 beds with modern furnishings, rain water harvesting among other facilities.

Tamil Nadu-Puducherry connectivity to get better! Highway works worth Rs 11,000 crore underway; details

Four-laning of National Highway-45 shall provide unhindered connectivity of Puducherry with the port of Karaikal and the road which is leading up to Kanyakumari.

Indian Railways’ Kisan Rail gets an overwhelming response! Registers best ever loading of 187.41 tonnes

The Railway and Agriculture ministries are currently working to institutionalize some Indian Railways corridors or routes to make them season specific to a vegetable or a fruit.

Private trains in India: Hope on track with 120 RFQ bids by 15 firms

L&T, GMR, Cube in the fray; Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom may partner with bidders for rolling stocks biz

Starting with 12 private trains in 2022-23, the railways, according to the current plan, will introduce 45 trains in 2023-24, 50 in 2025-26 and another 44 in 2026-27.

Indian Railways receives applications from 15 private firms for passenger train operations project worth Rs 30,000 crore

Indian Railways has received 9 RFQs for Mumbai 1 cluster, 12 for Mumbai 2, 10 for Delhi 1, 12 for Delhi 2, 9 for Chandigarh, 9 for Howrah, 9 for Patna, 10 for Prayagraj, 10 for Secunderabad, 10 for Ja

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Attention train passengers! Indian Railways to start 39 new IRCTC Special Trains soon; See full train list

As many as 26 air-conditioned special train services with sleeper accommodation and 13 air-conditioned special train services with seating arrangements have been identified by the Railway Ministry.

Big news Kolkata Metro commuters! Revised cost for East West Metro Corridor approved; Check major benefits

Under this project, a Metro Corridor is being developed between Salt Lake Sector-V to Howrah Maidan in the state of West Bengal for a total route length of 16.6 kilometres.

NHAI on fast lane! Awards 1,330 km highway projects worth Rs 47,289 crore

In the April-August period of the last fiscal, the authority had awarded 828 km national highway projects.

The joint collaboration has also been envisaged to bridge the differences between the industry and institutions and adoption of modern practices by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

Jewar airport in Noida: Swiss developer to begin work on Rs 30,000-cr by early next year

The airport, estimated to cost about Rs 30,000 crore, will cater to 70 million passengers annually after the completion of all the four stages of the project.

The airport will be developed on a public-private partnership model and is scheduled to open in 2024.

Jewar Airport: Work on Noida International Airport to start soon! UP signs concession agreement with Zurich Airport

Jewar Airport latest: In November 2019, Zurich Airport International AG (ZAIA) won the contract to build and operate the airport in Greater Noida for a period of 40 years.

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IRCTC’s Tejas Express to be back on track! Check dates and other details of Indian Railways’ private service

To ensure social distancing, every alternate seat on these two trains will be kept vacant. Also, railway passengers before entering the coach will be thermally screened and will not be allowed to exch

Now book IRCTC train tickets on Amazon India! Get cashback offer on first booking

Jeff Bezos Amazon's India businesses has now partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for customers to book reserved train tickets on Amazon.

Tunnel for better connectivity in Kerala! Work on Kozhikode-Wayanad tunnel to start next March; check details

The tunnel's end points are at Maripuzha in Thiruvambady village panchayat, located in Kozhikode and Kalladi in Meppadi panchayat, located in Wayanad.

Indian Railways passengers take note! Here’s an important update on second reservation chart

The first reservation chart was prepared at least four hours before the train's scheduled departure as per established pre COVID-19 lockdown instructions.

Boost to ‘Make in India’! Indian Railways registers big jump in freight loading in first four days of October

In the first four days of October, the national transporter has registered an impressive 15 per cent jump in freight loading, as compared to the same period last year.

Rameswaram’s new Pamban Bridge to become reality soon! To be Indian Railways 1st vertical lift rail-sea bridge

The beauty of the new rail bridge is that its middle part gets lifted up to let ships to pass through during travel.

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