Railways

Trial on DFC by Indian Army! How Indian Railways plans to enhance mobilisation capability of Armed Forces

The intricate and synchronized coordination by the Indian Army with the national transporter and DFCCIL will enhance the mobilization capability of the Armed Forces significantly.
army, dfc

In a first, Indian Railways comes up with SOP for staff to deal with train fires

The training material for railway staff developed as per the new SOP said that more people in train accidents expired due to suffocation from smoke rather than actual burning.

fire, SOP

Indian Railways narrow gauge trains to chug in the Kangra Valley again! Check here for details

Travelling passengers must follow all COVID-19 pandemic related guidelines and protocols issued by the state and central governments in the trains as well as at railway stations.

railways, trains

Attention train passengers! Indian Railways extends discount scheme on tickets booked through UPI

The provision of 5 per cent discount o­n the total value of basic ticket fare o­n booking of reserved ticket through UPI including BHIM application across computerized PRS counters at railway statio

railways, UPI

Faster commute! Indian Railways completes Jalgaon-Bhadli third line speed trial up to 122 kmph; watch video

Despite COVID-19 challenges, the national transporter has been continuously working towards increasing the speed limits across various sections of the rail network.

railways, speed

Indian Railways to resume Mangaluru-Mumbai Matsyagandha Express from tomorrow; check timings & halt stations

The train has a total of 22 coaches, including two 2 Tier AC coaches, three 3 Tier AC coaches, ten Sleeper coaches, five 2nd seating coaches, and two Seating-cum-Luggage Rake (SLR) coaches.

train, railways

Indian Railways’ earnings from sale of platform tickets dipped by 94% due to COVID-19

The low earning from platform tickets is due to restrictions imposed on entry into railway stations because of the COVID-19 crisis.

platform tickets, railways

‘Make in India’ boost! Indian Railways exports another 3000 HP locomotive to Mozambique

Despite COVID-19 challenges, Indian Railways has exported a 3000 HP Locomotive to Mozambique, in addition to two locomotives that were exported in March 2021.

locomotive, make in india

More Indian Railways’ Special Trains to resume; see train list & their restoration dates

The operation of several Special Trains, which were earlier temporarily cancelled by the national transporter in various sections, are now being resumed.

special trains, railways

As monsoon rains lash Mumbai, here’s how Indian Railways plans to ensure smooth and convenient suburban rail services

To have real time and authentic rain data four numbers automatic rain gauge have been installed now in association with India Meteorological Department and ten numbers installed by the Western Railway

Mumbai, Monsoon

Bengaluru Suburban Rail: Tender for this Indian Railways project in October; details

On Wednesday, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa reviewed the progress in the suburban rail project as well as other Metro Rail projects.

Bengaluru, Suburban Rail

Indian Railways to introduce six more trains this month! See train list, dates and other details

These trains will provide convenient and safe travel to passengers.

trains, railways

Domestic production base for containers top focus: V Kalyana Rama, CMD, Concor

The annual requirement of containers will be around 8,000 per year for the next five years. We have already released developmental order (for manufacturing) of 2,000 containers with BHEL and Braithwai

In this financial year, we expect the operating income to increase by 12%.

Govt allots 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to upgrade Indian Railways security

The railways currently rely on optical fibre for their communication network but with the allocation of fresh spectrum, it will be able to use high-speed radio on a real-time basis. It will help in au

It will enable the Internet of Things (IoT) based remote asset monitoring especially of coaches, wagons and locomotives and live video feed of CCTV cameras in the train coaches to ensure efficient, safer and faster train operations.

Public-Private Partnership in Indian Railways: Key to infrastructure development

Taking cognizance of its significance in overall infrastructural development, the NIP envisages the investment in Indian Railways worth Rs 11.43 lakh crore till 2024-25.

Nevertheless, the PPP model is fraught with several hurdles that must be addressed to ensure its efficacy.

Several Indian Railways train services to be restored from this month; see train list and dates

All passengers are advised to maintain all Covid-related guidelines and protocols during their journey.

trains, restoration

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: Slum dwellers move Gujarat HC against India’s 1st high-speed rail corridor

On Monday, the petition came up before a division bench comprising of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav.

Bullet Train, high speed rail corridor

Smooth and convenient travel in Uttar Pradesh! Indian Railways starts new trains between these cities

Train services are being started between Kanpur and New Delhi, Lucknow and Agra, Prayagraj and Anand Vihar railway stations.

trains, railways

Indian Railways moving towards pollution-free modernization! From DFCs to electrification, see major steps

Besides, the national transporter has planned to electrify the balance Broad Gauge (BG) routes across the Indian Railways network by December 2023 in order to achieve 100 per cent electrification of B

electrification, green railway

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Railways caught 27 lakh ticketless passengers travelling on trains in 2020-21

In the financial year 2019-2020, 1.10 crore people were caught in total, travelling ticketless and a cumulative fine of Rs 561.73 crore was realized from them.

special trains, ticketless

World Environment Day 2021: Indian Railways aiming to be net zero carbon emitter by 2030

An agreement had been signed with the CII back in 2016 by the railways to ensure that this vision turns into reality.

Traveling experience of passengers to get better! Indian Railways to run these trains with LHB rakes

It is said that LHB coaches have higher carrying capacity and higher speed potential. Besides, these coaches are lighter in weight and also boast anti-climbing features.

LHB, rakes

Massive ticket checking drive: Indian Railways collects Rs 9.5 crore in 2 months from ticketless passengers

In the month of May 2021, as many as 54,000 cases of ticketless/irregular passengers were detected and Rs. 3.33 crore were realized as penalty.

ticketless travel, central railways

Indian Railways narrow gauge heritage train in Gujarat makes trial run with AC vista dome coach

The heritage train service was started by the Gaekwad dynasty of the princely state of Baroda in the year 1913.

heritage train, narrow gauge
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