Infrastructure

Good news for passengers! Delhi Metro to overhaul 10 oldest trains running on Red and Blue Lines; details

he Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited bids for “retrofit” work of as many as 74 coaches built in South Korea that make up the 10 train sets.

COVID-19 lockdown impact: Highway construction halves to just 847 kms in April-May!

For the current fiscal, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has set a construction target of 10,250 km.

The year 2018-19 was the best so far, with total construction touching a record high of 10,885 km or 29.82 km a day.

Unlock 2.0: Delhi Metro and other metro train services to remain suspended till July 31; details

The decision has been taken by the Modi government as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.

Besides Delhi Metro, some other major metro networks across the country like Noida Metro, Kochi Metro, Hyderabad Metro, Bengaluru Metro, etc., will remain suspended till the end of July.

Unlock 2.0 guidelines: Good news! Indian Railways likely to start more IRCTC special trains services soon

The Railway Ministry has already said that more IRCTC special trains will be introduced in due course, depending on the demand on various routes.

Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is currently running as many as 230 IRCTC special passenger trains on high demand routes.

Indian Railways Bengaluru Division finds new revenue stream! Transports tillers, tractor & farm equipment

The first rake of as many as 410 Tillers, 18 number of Tractors, and other 1,396 equipment were sent to Changsari in Assam, while the second rake of 175 number of Tractors was sent to Kankaria near Ah

Indian Railways does remarkable work! From increasing train speed to doubling lines – 200 projects completed

hese works, which were pending for several years and were causing severe bottlenecks, were planned during the lockdown period as Indian Railways considered it ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’ to t

Uninterrupted milk supply! Indian Railways’ Doodh Duronto Special Train transports over 1 crore litres milk

The Doodh Duronto Special Train, which was introduced by the South Central Railway zone of Indian Railways to maintain an adequate supply of milk during the COVID-19 lockdown period from Renigunta to

Your AC train travel is set to change! Indian Railways to revamp its air-conditioned coaches; here’s why

The experiment was conducted on 15 pairs of AC trains being run by the national transporter on the Rajdhani rail routes since 12 May 2020.

Indian Railways’ fight against COVID-19 continues; makes over 1.91 lakh PPE gown, 7.33 lakh face masks!

The workshops of Indian Railways are manufacturing PPE coveralls, hand sanitizers, face masks, cots in-house.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Delhi to Mumbai in 13 hours soon! Work moving in high gear for Rs 1-trillion project

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: Construction has started on a 497-km stretch of the 1,261-km project, which is expected to be complete by 2023-24 and would cut travel time between the two cities by 11 hours

Likely to be ready by 2023-24, the project was necessitated because of heavy congestion on the Delhi-Mumbai National Corridor along NH-48 of the Golden Quadrilateral.

Travelling in IRCTC special trains? Now, stalls at Indian Railways stations to sell COVID-19 care essentials

From now on, Coronavirus essentials such as face masks, sanitizers, gloves, bedroll kits, etc., will be sold at the multi-purpose stalls at Indian Railways' station platforms.

Vistara explains how rupee depreciation is hitting airlines in India

In January, one USD was available for around Rs 71. On June 25, the exchange rate said one USD was of Rs 75.65.

Garbage-free cities: Noida in Uttar Pradesh improves its cleanliness standards; gets 3-star rating

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has recently upgraded the rating for Noida other than Visakhapatnam, Pune, Ballarpur, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Gwalior from one-star rating previously.

IRCTC train ticket cancellation, refund rules: Indian Railways regular trains cancelled till Aug 12; top facts

Indian Railways has assured passengers that the 200 IRCTC special trains and the IRCTC Special Rajdhani-style train services that were started from June 1 and May 12 respectively will remain operation

Great! Indian Railways to install COVID-19 surveillance cameras at railway stations; here’s what they will do

RailTel, the telecom arm of Indian Railways, floated a tender to purchase around 800 such cameras.

Indian Railways’ Anand Vihar Terminal, Bijwasan, Chandigarh stations to be world-class; IRSDC invites RFP

IRSDC has recently invited Request for Proposal (RFP) for mixed use development on land parcel at Indian Railways' Anand Vihar Terminal and Bijwasan railway stations in Delhi.

Kudos! Average speed of Indian Railways’ freight trains doubles as compared to last year; details

As on 21 June 2020, the average speed of Indian Railways' freight train services has nearly doubled as compared to the average speed of last year.

Surat railway station set for makeover! Indian Railways to invite RFQ for world-class hub

The redeveloped and modernized Surat multi-modal transport hub would offer various world-class facilities and state-of-the-art amenities to railway passengers.

Alert! Indian Railways cancels regular passenger trains till this date; IRCTC special trains to run

Indian Railways passengers note! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express trains, till August 12.

Indian Railways COVID-19 care train coaches at Delhi’s Shakur Basti start receiving suspected patients

These isolation coaches can be moved anywhere in the country through the Indian Railways network in a short period of time where ever the health care or medical facilities are limited.

Great initiative! Indian Railways to generate 8 lakh man-days jobs for migrants in projects worth Rs 1,800 cr

The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan was inaugurated by PM Modi on 20 June 2020, and is presently in operation in 116 identified districts of six states i.e., Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bih

150 private trains, elevated corridors & more: Indian Railways gears up to offer world-class experience

Indian Railways, in a bid to provide world-class travel experience to passengers, has been working closely with NITI Aayog to streamline the process of allowing private sector to run trains on the net

Delhi Metro Phase 4: Major Milestone! DMRC starts casting of u-girders for Janakpuri West- RK Ashram corridor

The casting work of u-girders is being done at the designated casting yard for this section, situated at Mundka.

Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh to be an international airport! Modi cabinet takes key decision

Kushinagar itself is known to be a Buddhist cultural site and the Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several well known Buddhist cultural sites like Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Sravasti, etc.

Cut flab, junk dated subsidisation: 7-point action plan for Indian Railways to set its house in order

As pithily put by Donald Rumsfeld, there are known unknowns, and there are unknown unknowns—uncertainties loom large.

IR must shed its role of a departmental undertaking with public service obligation.

Toll suspension: Highway developers to seek arbitration to recover around Rs 650 crore from NHAI

Also for the period when concessionaires were able to collect fees only partially, the concession period would be proportionately extended.

This time, the NHAI has extended the concession period for such developers without declaring it a force majeure political event.

Noida Metro Aqua Line update: Sector 50 metro station to now be called Rainbow station; here’s why

A number of suggestions from individuals and NGOs were received by NMRC regarding a suitable name for the metro station which would represent and signify the essence of the Transgender community.

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