Infrastructure

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

Hyderabad Airport’s interim international departure terminal to open on October 23; details here

The Interim International Departure Terminal (IIDT), which has been built to facilitate the expansion of the airport, is located adjacent to the Haj Terminal. The new terminal can be accessed from bot

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens between Hong Kong, China

The 55 km bridge was originally due to open in 2016, but repeated delays pushed that to this year.

Indian Railways suffers as private players fail to meet wagon delivery targets

According to industry sources, there are issues like lack of working capital and non-availability of critical components like bogeys, couplers, dropgear and airbrake systems from Research Designs & St

Rs 35,000 Crore plan to electrify all Railway lines across country, says Railway Board official

Electric energy was cheaper and Railways made a saving of Rs 13,500 crore per annum by using it instead of diesel on several routes, Singh, who is Member (Traction), said.

Passenger Safety: Indian Railways to change track configurations to avoid derailments

With most accidents in the last five years caused by derailment, the transporter plans to change the configuration of tracks for safer operations.

Indian Railways’ first station inside a tunnel! Know about Keylong station on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line

In a first, Indian Railways is set to build a railway station inside a tunnel close to the Sino-India border, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line, at a reported height of 3,000 metres.

Train 18 ready for rollout! Why it makes perfect sense for this engine-less train to replace Shatabdi Express

Train 18, over its lifecycle, will be a less costlier and more effective way of travelling! It's also a greener way of travelling with no requirement of locomotives.

File DFR for Rs 2,500-crore greenfield Sabari airport, Kerala tells infrastructure firm Louis Berger

The Kerala Government has asked infrastructure firm Louis Berger to come out with a detailed feasibility report (DFR) on the proposed Rs 2,500-crore greenfield Sabari airport for the pilgrim shrine Sa

40% cheaper than China! Robots to ‘Make in India’ metro coaches at Indian Railways’ Rae Bareli factory

For the first time, Indian Railways will manufacture metro rail coaches at its Rae Bareilly based factory under the Make In India scheme, an official said Thursday.

Air passengers cheer! Soon, Digi Yatra kiosks in markets to ensure smooth entry at airports; details here

Air passengers who want hassle-free and smooth access at airports will soon be able to verify their Digi Yatra ID at city centres or markets, according to an official of the Airport Authority of India

Why Delhi Metro commuters can look forward to less crowded coaches and comfortable travel soon

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to induct as many as 200 new coaches for the Delhi Metro Red Line, Blue Line and Yellow Line.

No more choking and stinking! Indian Railways plans new move for train toilets

Using Indian Railways train toilets can be a pain - it's quite difficult to bear the stink? And sometimes, the toilets are choked!

Rajdhani Express derailment: 2 coaches of Delhi-bound train derail after hit by truck in Madhya Pradesh

Passengers of the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape Thursday when a speeding truck breached a level crossing here and rammed into the train, derailing two of its coaches, officials

China state planner approves $5.3 billion high-speed railway project between Shanghai and Huzhou

China's state planner said on Wednesday it has approved a high-speed railway project worth 36.8 billion yuan ($5.3 billion) in eastern China.

Good news for pilgrims! Road projects for Buddhist circuit to be completed by 2020, says Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said the ongoing project to develop Buddhist circuit in the country will be completed by 2020. He said the project, which will connect the places of importance o

New Farakka Express derailment: Preliminary enquiry indicates glitch in train’s guiding system

A preliminary enquiry into the derailment of the New Farakka Express has indicated that it went off the tracks as a mechanical installation which guides trains from one track to the other had failed t

Soon, Indian Railways passengers may get to use IRCTC saloons earmarked for Railway Minister

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed IRCTC to use the two saloons earmarked for him for the general public's use, a source said.

ABB bags Rs 115 crore order from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers

Swiss power major ABB Wednesday said it has won an order worth Rs 115 crore from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers. The contract has been awarded by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, AB

Wonderful! Indian Railways to launch special train with world-class facilities on Buddhist circuit

Indian Railways will run a special train equipped with world class facilities on the Buddhist circuit to attract tourists from Japan, China, Thailand and Sri lanka by the end of December this year, an

Delhi Metro Pink Line: Diwali gift for Delhiites! Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section to open by November

Delhi Metro Pink Line: This Diwali, Delhi Metro is all set to gift Delhiites than the much-awaited Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section of its network!

Why Indian Railways wants Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line, world’s highest, to be declared a national project

Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border, which will be the world's highest railway track, be declared a national project, official

Tejas Express to run faster! Indian Railways conduct trials on Mumbai-Goa premium luxury train

Tejas Express to run faster! The Central zonal railway of Indian Railways is carrying out trial runs of Tejas Express train service with dual engines at a speed of 120 kmph, instead of the existing sp

GoAir’s plan to sub-lease aircraft suffers setback, talks with Bamboo Airways fall through

The airline was in discussion with the Vietnamese carrier, which has delayed its October launch, for sub-leasing nine of its A320ceo aircraft type.

What Delhi’s first skywalk at ITO looks like; Check out special features

The much-awaited ITO skywalk has been finally opened to the public. Worth Rs 54 crore, the city’s first-ever skywalk is 570 metres long and it provides easy commuting access to users along Mathura R

Aircraft-like ‘black box’ for Indian Railways trains? What’s being planned for passengers safety

With the help of video/voice recording system in locomotives, invaluable data would be provided to investigators in order to help them understand the sequence of events leading to a train accident and

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