Infrastructure

Diwali bonanza for passengers! Indian Railways to partially scrap flexi-fare scheme; discounts likely

Diwali bonanza for Indian Railways passengers! Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is all set to give a Diwali gift to passengers by deciding to partially scrap the flexi-fare scheme. Goyal is likely to tak

Singapore’s public housing, envy of world, hits rough patch

For decades, the no-frills, affordable apartments have been integral to the city-state’s way of life, helping young couples achieve their dreams of home ownership and housing the bulk of the populat

Online DTC bus pass system launched, doorstep delivery in five days

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, who launched the services, said bus passengers can apply for 'general category' passes online and it will be delivered to their doorsteps in five working days.

Sidhu writes to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, seeks high fencing, CCTVs along rail tracks

Sidhu's demand comes after a train ran through a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy in Amritsar on October 19, killing nearl

Bhogapuram International Airport: Zurich, Munich, Incheon among seven bidders for Andhra project

Seven bidders have submitted offers, competing to build the Rs 4,200-crore greenfield Bhogapuram International Airport project in Andhra Pradesh.

Cube Highways to acquire HCC’s road project

Cube Highways is in talks with Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) to acquire full ownership of Baharampore Farakka Highways (BFHL) from the latter, FE has learnt.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train land acquisition to be over by December: Piyush Goyal

Railway minister Piyush Goyal Thursday said land acquisition for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor would be completed by December this year.

Istanbul to get new international airport; will be world’s biggest once complete

Final preparations were underway Thursday at the new international airport in Istanbul, four days ahead of its inauguration by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sarai Kale Khan to have a mega terminal for all Delhi-NCR rapid rail transport networks! Know all about it 

Delhiites, take a note! The proposed mega terminal at Sarai Kale Khan in the national capital, where three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors from Delhi to Meerut, Alwar and Panipat will c

World’s longest sea bridge! Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge with underwater tunnel inaugurated; 7 cool facts

The world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai city on the mainland was inaugurated by President of China Xi Jinping recently.

Will Indian Railways start fencing tracks along crowded areas to prevent accidents?

According to official data, over the last three years, around 50,000 people lost their lives after being hit by trains. However, the national transporter takes no responsibility for these deaths and t

Noida Metro Aqua Line: Cheer for commuters! Fares likely to be lower than those in Delhi Metro

The metro fares for Aqua Line service are likely to be finalized next month, once the fares proposal is cleared by the NMRC board. The current fares proposal is similar to that of Lucknow Metro, where

Bogibeel bridge video: Watch train zip through Indian Railways longest rail-road bridge at 110 kmph!

Soon, the longest rail-cum-road bridge of Indian Railways, the Bogibeel Bridge, is likely to be inaugurated. Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in a post shared on Facebook and Twitter stated th

Soon, use Ro-Pax ferry service between Saurashtra-Dahej! Rs 615 crore project to reduce distance to just 31 km

The 650-crore Ro-Pax ferry service project to connect Saurashtra and Dahej in Gujarat is set start this week after a successful trial run, the government said Wednesday.

India to become world’s 3rd largest aviation market around 2024: IATA

India will become the world's third largest aviation market around 2024 surpassing the UK, global airlines' body IATA said on Wednesday as it projected total air passenger numbers to touch 8.2 billion

Indian Railways ask drivers to slow down, guards to take action on spotting crowds on tracks

To prevent any Amritsar-like incident, Northern Railways has instructed train drivers to slow down and guards to take appropriate safety measures on spotting a crowd or events related to festivals nea

Train 18 first impressions: Watch exclusive video – India’s 1st engine-less train is world-class all the way!

Train 18: Indian Railways first engine-less self-propelled train for inter-city travel will hit the tracks on October 29. Financial Express Online brings you an exclusive video preview of Train 18, ex

Major boost for Uttar Pradesh! New 240-km Indian Railways line connecting Bahraich-Khalilabad gets Cabinet nod

The railway line from Bahraich to Khalilabad, which will be fully electrified will pass through Balrampur and Sarawasti. It is likely to be completed by 2024-25 and will lie in the North Eastern Zonal

Indian Railways introduces Hop-On-Hop-Off service on Kalka-Shimla heritage section; What this means for you

Now, exploring the Kalka-Shimla hills via rail would be more exciting. With effect from October 25, 2018, the national transporter will commence Hop-On-Hop-Off services in all trains running on the Ka

Big news Delhiites! India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed Signature Bridge to open on November 4

C Arvind, General Manager, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) said that they have written to the traffic department for a no objection certificate. If they get it on time

From next month, book unreserved Indian Railways tickets online with UTS app; details here

While the move was introduced four years ago, it failed to catch on among passengers except in Mumbai, where it was first launched because a large number of people still use local train services to tr

255 flights affected due to runway shutdown at Mumbai airport

255 flights affected due to runway shutdown at Mumbai airport Mumbai, Oct 23 (PTI) Operation of around 255 flights was affected Wednesday due to a six-hour closure of both the runways at the Mumbai Ai

Indian Railways’ Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line: 10 interesting facts about world’s highest railway track

The first phase of the survey for the rail line project has been completed and the final location survey for the project will be completed in 30 months after which a detailed project report will be fi

India’s longest, 19.3 km long, Assam-Meghalaya river bridge being planned! 6 longest river bridges in India

The new bridge over the river Brahmaputra is likely to be completed by the year 2026-27. It will run between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya, which is close to the Bangladesh border.

Bullet train project: Protesting Gujarat farmers mull moving ICJ

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, which is already facing several hurdles, is likely to get derailed further.

Sad state of affairs! Nearly 50,000 deaths in 3 years after being hit by trains, says Indian Railways data

Nearly 50,000 people have lost their lives between 2015 and 2017 on railway tracks after being hit by trains, according to official data from the Indian Railways.

All your Indian Railways ticket queries answered! How to use the new ‘Ask Disha’ chat bot on IRCTC website

According to IRCTC, the new feature, called 'Ask Disha' (DISHA- Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime) is a new artificial intelligence-enabled chat bot, which is a first of its kind initiative for

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