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Mission Sheeghra: Indian Railways’ freight trains run at 100 kmph under Lucknow division; details

The freight trains in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, ran at a maximum permissible speed of 100 km per hour, under ‘Mission Sheeghra’.

Bharat Forge, Mitsui, Siemens in the fray for pvt trains

Experts believe that the Railways is opportunely placed to take this privatisation drive ahead.

Private trains in India to be like Train 18? Indian Railways wants these 10 Vande Bharat Express-type features

Private trains in India: Indian Railways is looking to offer passengers world-class comforts and assured availability of trains on high-demand routes in the coming years.

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IRCTC Special trains update: Indian Railways to run more special trains from Delhi, says report

IRCTC special trains: A proposal has been sent by Indian Railways to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for running these 40 pairs of special trains, the report said.

Less staff on trains, fewer dustbins to be replaced & more: Indian Railways enforcing cost-cutting measures

A detailed letter has been sent by the Railway Board to various departments, urging them to review orders, contracts, requirements of manpower as well as bring down fuel and energy consumptions to cur

First time in the world! Indian Railways sets up solar plant in Bina to directly power railway overhead line

This project is unique because, for the first time in the world, the power generated by the solar power plant will be directly fed to the overhead power lines of the national transporter to power the

Indian Railways’ IRSDC holds conference on attracting private investments for commercial development projects

The participants of the conference applauded the efforts of IRSDC and the Railway Ministry for achieving landmark strides as well as addressing most of the issues that were raised by them in earlier c

Wow! Indian Railways’ Tiruchirappalli Junction station offers state-of-the-art IRCTC retiring rooms; see pics

The railway station, which falls under the Southern Railway zone has been upgraded with renovated platforms, pathway with sun shed, access road, and state-of-the-art IRCTC retiring rooms.

Southern Railway sets up business development unit to shore up freight volume, revenue

The Southern Railway BDU committee will initiate steps to attract new streams of traffic duly interacting with trade and industry at frequent intervals, to understand the existing pattern of goods tra

Faster passenger trains soon! Indian Railways to upgrade Golden Quadrilateral, its diagonals to 130 kmph

Faster Indian Railways trains soon! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways aims to upgrade all four arms of the Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals to allow for faster movement of passenger trains.

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No mean feat! How did Indian Railways achieve 100% punctuality of passenger trains? Find out here

The 100% punctuality record was achieved when just 230 passenger trains were running along with around 3,000 loaded freight trains and 2,200 empty trains.

Meet SheshNaag! Indian Railways breaks another record with “longest” 2.8 km train; watch video

The South East Central Railway zone of Indian Railways recently operated the SheshNaag Train service, a 2.8 km long train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes. The SheshNaag Train was powered by four se

Indian Railways connectivity boost in Uttarakhand! New 125-km broad gauge line from Rishikesh to Karnaprayag

Besides making train travel easier for pilgrims, the broad gauge railway line is expected to play an important role in the development of the state.

Private trains to reduce railway debt burden

In the Budget FY20 presented in July last year, the PPP mode has been recommended for tracks, rlling stock manufacturing and delivery of passenger and freight services.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project: A new hurdle for the country’s first high-speed rail corridor; details

The Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project is the Centre’s flagship collaboration with Japan, which was jointly announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo in the ye

Private railways take off! Now to fix twist in tracks

Without an independent regulator, the Railways has too much discretion and that will frighten away investors.

First time in Indian Railways history! No train delayed; railway records 100% punctuality

Indian Railways punctuality record! On 1 July 2020, a total of 201 train services were run and all the 201 trains arrived at their destinations, at the right time.

India’s first private train on Indian Railways network to hit tracks by this year; details

Private trains: The aim of this initiative is to introduce modern technology rolling stock with reduced transit time, reduced maintenance, provide enhanced safety to passengers, provide world-class tr

No more waitlisting? Confirmed train tickets for all soon! Indian Railways bets on multi-thousand crore project

Confirmed train tickets soon! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is working on a multi-thousand crore project that will eventually eliminate the need for waitlisted train tickets.

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These 3 Delhi railway stations set to be world-class! Indian Railways plans mega projects; details

Once all the redevelopment work is complete, these railway stations will not only boast a swanky makeover but also various passenger-friendly facilities.

Private trains on Indian Railways: Passengers, don’t miss this! Full list of routes, destinations, timings

Private trains: Indian Railways passengers can certainly look forward to faster, more comfortable and world-class travel experience in the coming years.

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Better than European standards! Indian Railways to get ‘Make in India’ rails for faster trains; details

The special R 260 grade vanadium alloyed rail is targeted to meet the requirements of the national transporter for higher speed and higher axle load.

Great! Indian Railways kick-starts Rs 30,000 crore private trains project – get ready for world-class trains

Private trains on Indian Railways network: Passengers will love this! Indian Railways has invited Request for Qualifications for private sector participation on over 100 railway routes with 150 modern

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New Pamban rail bridge: Indian Railways starts constructing first pillar in sea for vertical lift rail bridge

The development work on the vertical lift railway sea bridge is currently going on at Pamban in the state of Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district.

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