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Great step! Rail-based logistics terminal coming up at Haridwar; BHEL, CONCOR tie up

BHEL has one of its largest manufacturing units at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, since 1967 and now has three manufacturing units and one research centre in the state.
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Indian Railways to the rescue! Water train reaches Chennai amid severe water crisis; big relief for residents

A special water train carrying as many as 50 tank wagons (BTPN) with around 50,000 litres of water in each, left from the Jolarpettai railway station, situated in the city of Vellore, to reach Chennai

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Indian Railways finalises details of India’s first ‘private’ train! Railway Board officials meet stakeholders

While the New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express has already been identified to be given to private players, the national transporter is yet to finalise the second train.

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Not much success so far, but Indian Railways bets big on PPPs

In the Budget, the PPP mode has been recommended for tracks, rolling stock manufacturing and delivery of passenger and freight services.

The DK Mittal committee in its report in 2014 suggested PPP investments in core operational areas of the railways. (PTI File photo) News

Indian Railways bets on rise in freight traffic and earnings from it; details here

The Railway Minister said that focused investments for augmenting transportation capacities of the national transporter on major freight routes are currently being undertaken in order to facilitate hi

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Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor to connect Palwal to Sonipat, run along Western Peripheral Expressway; details

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor: A double rail line which will connect Sonipat to Palwal and once operational, will run along the Western Peripheral Expressway or the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Express

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Indian Railways not to be privatised, clarifies Piyush Goyal; here’s what the Railway Minister said

Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has proposed a 100-day roadmap for the national transporter, and the plan to get private players for operating passenger trains to provide world-class passenger servi

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Safety comes first! Why Indian Railways is replacing old ICF-design coaches with modern LHB ones

Currently, a total of 411 pairs of trains are operating with LHB coaches on Indian Railways' network. From the financial year 2018-19 onwards, the Indian Railways production units are only manufacturi

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IRCTC train ticket prices to go up soon! How Indian Railways plans to make passengers give up their subsidy

The idea is to urge passengers to voluntarily forego the subsidy component of their train ticket fare for a better, modern rail system.

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Barhni-Kathmandu railway line: Modi government looks to expedite the proposed India-Nepal rail link project

The survey for new broad gauge line from Barhni in Uttar Pradesh, to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal was sanctioned in the year 2015-16.

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Section of India’s first high-speed 300 kmph train corridor to open by 2022

The tender for the 237-km elevated section will be awarded by NHSRCL by the end of this year, leaving 30 months for the completion of the civil work involved.

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Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express to be Indian Railways 1st ‘private’ train; know its schedule, luxury features

Tejas Express, Indian Railways aircraft-like luxury chair car service, may become the first train to be run by private operators.

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Indian Railways Guntakal station becomes first to install ‘Ulta Chaata’ for rainwater harvesting!

As many as six such 'Ulta Chaatas' which are canopies shaped like inverted umbrellas with solar panels fitted on top, have been installed at the Guntakal railway station of Andra Pradesh.

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Indian Railways eyes private investment via PPPs for semi-high speed corridor, regional connectivity

Piyush Goyal said that viability gap funding, public-private partnership (PPP) and government expenditure are some of the financing options that Indian Railways is mulling for various upcoming project

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Indian Railways builds longest electrified tunnel in record time! Key features of this game-changing project

The tunnel has been completed in a record time of 43 months, enabling Indian Railways to start freight operations on this crucial line, which has reduced the distance between Krishnapatnam Port and it

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Railway Budget 2019: Top 10 thrust areas that every Indian Railways passenger should know

Railway Budget 2019: According to Finance Minister, the infrastructure of Indian Railways would need an investment of Rs 50 lakh crore between 2018-2030. The capital expenditure for 2019-20 has been p

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Railway Budget 2019: Next-gen world-class trains! Indian Railways eyes private investment for new train sets

Railway Budget 2019: In the Union Budget 2019 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke of the need for massive investments in Indian Railways and how the private sector can play a key role in

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Railway Budget 2019: Indian Railways sets operating ratio target of 95% for FY20

Railway Budget 2019: The operating ratio is a crucial indicator of the railways' financial health since it points to what the national transporter earns for every Rs 100 spent.

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Railway Budget 2019: Semi high-speed trains, WiFi and safety to be top priorities for Indian Railways

Railway Budget 2019: Earlier this year, the BJP Manifesto ‘Sankalpit Bharat Sashakt Bharat’, had promised several things on the Indian Railways front, considering the fact that it is the lifeline

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Railway Budget 2019: Indian Railways to focus on safety, security & modernization; see projects on priority

Railway Budget 2019: In this Railway Budget 2019, installation of CCTV cameras will be given a priority, providing s sum of around Rs 250 crore from the Nirbhaya fund to the long-pending work of bring

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Budget Economic Survey 2019: Indian Railways credited for commendable progress! Train accidents fall sharply

Budget Economic Survey 2019: In the financial year 2018-19, the incident of train collisions has come down to zero, the Economic Survey 2019 noted.

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Railway Budget 2019: Trains that are changing the way Indian Railways passengers travel

Railway Budget 2019: Considering that Indian Railways is the lifeline of India, various developments are being expected on the railway front, including the introduction of new train services.

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Indian Railways owes over Rs 1,000 crore in diesel bills, says Piyush Goyal

The Union minister said bills amounting to Rs 1,384 crore were being processed for payment currently.

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Faster, more punctual trains cheers! 10 facts from new Indian Railways time-table passengers should know

The new time table includes various changes such as introduction of new train services, speeding up of trains, replacement of conventional passenger trains with MEMU/DEMU, etc.

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