Infrastructure

Over 800-kms of Dedicated Freight Corridor sections to open soon! Indian Railways set for big leg-up

Several stretches of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) of Indian Railways are expected to open by early next year, resulting in huge capacity augmentation on the national transporter's network.

Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway opens this month! PM Modi to inaugurate much-delayed highway project

The much-delayed stretch of the KMP (Kundli-Manesar-Palwal) expressway, also known as the Western Peripheral Expressway, is now likely to be inaugurated on November 19 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indian Railways passengers, take a note! Delhi Reservation System to remain shut on Nov 9-10; details here

Indian Railways has announced that the Passenger Reservation System of Delhi will remain shut for a few hours, from November 9 to November 10, 2018. The railways' reservation services will be closed f

DGCA asks Jet, SpiceJet to take action

Aviation regulator DGCA has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to “significant altitude loss” of t

Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and 3 other airports to be managed under PPP model – big infra move by Cabinet

The Cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to manage Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and three other airports under public private partnership (PPP).

Look forward to better food on Indian Railways trains! IRCTC to upgrade pantry cars to international standards

Pantry cars on Indian Railways trains to be upgraded to international standards! Aiming to improve the quality of food served to passengers on its trains, Indian Railways has decided to completely rev

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: First consignment from Japan for training tracks reaches Vadodara

The consignment for the bullet train project, which was shipped to Mumbai and later brought to Vadodara through road, has reached the destination where the HSRTI (High Speed Rail Training Institute) i

Varanasi gets national highways boost! PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Ring road, Babatpur Airport road

The Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I, covering a distance of 16.55 km has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning as well as the construction of Babatput-Varanasi road, co

Recharging Delhi Metro smart cards to get easier! DMRC to introduce new cards in 2019; what’s special

The interesting fact about these new smart cards is that they can be linked to your bank account. Moreover, as soon as the card runs low on balance, it will be recharged from your bank account, automa

Wonderful! First passenger train service between India-Nepal to run on broad gauge from December

The authorities from Nepal have informed Indian Railways that the section will be opened with four trips and will ply in 8 to 16 hour shifts. While the first train is going to be a passenger train ser

New roads and rail links may make Manipur the gateway to Southeast Asia

Manipur is hoping to benefit from the upcoming Asian Highway and rail connectivity to become an investment destination in the northeast, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.

Pune to Mumbai in 25 minutes! Check key facts about multi-crore Hyperloop project

The Hyperloop project proposes to complete the journey from Pune to Mumbai in 25 minutes. The proposed project will line Pune from Wakad to BKC in Mumbai.

‘Make in India’ speed boost for Indian Railways! Gets first 200 kmph capable aerodynamic electric locomotive

The newly introduced ‘Make in India’ locomotive has been provided with improved aerodynamics and has an ergonomic design, which takes care of the comfort and safety of the driver.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Amid land acquisition protests, NHSRCL seeks RPF help to protect employees

In Palghar, a town in Maharashtra, which is one of the epicentres of the protest against the bullet train project, a clinic opened by NHSRCL, which is executing the project, was shut down by the local

Big upgrade for transport sector! Modi govt for cable cars to decongest roads, give relief from traffic snarls

The Transport Ministry in a statement said that the MoU with the Austrian firm includes preparing detailed project reports, feasibility studies, supply of equipment, construction as well as operation

Tatkal train tickets at double the price! What Indian Railways is doing to bust touts

To identify touts who block tatkal tickets before users can book them, especially during the festive season, Indian Railways is now systematically monitoring user IDs, payment gateways as well as book

Signature Bridge, India’s 1st asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, is double the height of Qutub Minar! 7 facts

Signature Bridge in Delhi: India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed, Signature Bridge, has been finally been thrown open to the public! At double the height of Qutub Minar, Signature bridge is a

Delhi Metro Phase IV: Cost of ambitious project slashed by Rs 10,000 crore ahead of nod from Delhi government

The proposed lines for Delhi Metro phase IV are; 28.92 km long Janakpuri (west)-RK Ashram, 12.54 km long Mukundpur-Maujpur, 21.73 km long Rithala-Narela, 20.20 km long Tughlakabad-Aerocity, 12.58 km I

Indian Railways takes safety leap! Eliminates thousands of unmanned level crossings; only 77 left

According to a press release issued by the Railway Ministry, there were 3,479 unmanned level crossings on broad gauge routes. Now, the national transporter plans to get rid of the remaining 77 unmanne

Flexi-fares: When will Indian Railways passengers start benefiting from reduced train ticket prices? Find out

The national transporter recently scrapped flexi-fares in 15 premium trains in which the passenger occupancy is less than 50 per cent throughout the year, while the scheme has been discontinued in 32

India needs to tap Hydro Power’s potential; here’s what should be done to remove hurdles

The north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh best represents this scenario, having a mere 118 MW of installed capacity compared to a potential 50,000 MW.

World’s highest Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line will truly be unique! What Indian Railways is planning

Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line: The world’s highest, Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line, which is scheduled for completion by 2022, will have coaches specially built for high altitude with an oxygen mask

On Track: Latur rail coach factory to start work with Rs 500 crore investment

This will be the second factory making rail coaches after Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli. The rail coach factory in Latur will be on the lines of the MCF.

Indian Railways Pune-CSMT Pragati Express gets swanky new look under Project Utkrisht; New features and pics

Indian Railways Project Utkrisht: In line with its aim to upgrade ICF-design coaches of Mail/Express trains, Indian Railways has completely revamped the 12125/12126 Pragati Express that runs from Pune

Cheer for common man: Now, book unreserved train tickets without standing in queue! 10 facts about UTS app

Indian Railways has introduced the UTS on mobile app for all non-suburban sections across all Zonal Railways. This means that you can now easily buy unreserved train tickets, even for long-distance tr

Hybrid aeroboats may be inducted for Kumbh; launch pilot for Taj Mahal: Gadkari

The remark comes after top Russian companies, which manufacture these aluminium aeroboats, have made presentations before the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation minister earlier

Delhi government, Indian Railways sign MoU for Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana

It stated the MoU was inked by officials of the Delhi government and the railways in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi.

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