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Rameswaram’s new Pamban Bridge to become reality soon! To be Indian Railways 1st vertical lift rail-sea bridge

The beauty of the new rail bridge is that its middle part gets lifted up to let ships to pass through during travel.

Takeaway cooked food for train journeys! Indian Railways allows sale at catering, vending units on stations

Despite an order issued a few months ago, several vendors had not opened their food units because of low footfall of passengers and due to restrictions on items/products they could sell.

Mango, Onion, Banana special Kisan Trains! Indian Railways identifies new routes for Kisan Rail; Check details

At present, the Rail and Agriculture ministries are working to institutionalize these routes or corridors, in order to make them season specific to a vegetable or a fruit.

Another tunnel in the Himalayas! Indian Railways completes tunnel work in 10 years

This ambitious railway line project is expected to be completed by 15 August 2022, providing an alternate surface link between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of India.

How Indian Railways aims to make stations like New Delhi into world-class hubs: RLDA Vice Chairman explains

The cost of re-development will be met primarily by leveraging commercial development of spare railway land/airspace in and around the station.

Wow! Indian Railways rolls out 160 kmph electric locomotives for premium passenger trains; details

The newly-designed Indian Railways locomotives are noise-free, pollution-free, and environment-friendly. These green locomotives are more energy-efficient and will save loco shunting time.

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More IRCTC special trains! Indian Railways looks to introduce 200 more trains for festival season

Since May 12, the national transporter has been operating limited IRCTC special trains to facilitate movement of those in need.

Indian Railways creates another record! RCF rolls out its highest number of LHB coaches in a month; details

In the financial year 2020-21, the Rail Coach Factory has manufactured as many as 152 LHB train coaches in the month of September.

Indian Railways develops new Freight Business Development portal for freight clients; details

The portal helps in familiarising new freight customers with the Freight Business of the national transporter. Also, it offers a bouquet of information on Indian Railways Freight Business organized in

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Indian Railways CLW produces 135 locomotives in 119 working days; details

The CLW achieved this figure despite the lockdown in the months of April and May as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions.

Cheer for Mumbaikers! Indian Railways to operate 8 more suburban train services in Mumbai from October 1

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the national transporter has taken the decision to introduce more suburban train services in order to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding.

Indian Railways’ New Delhi railway station project gathers steam – get ready for world-class travel experience

Recently, Indian Railways' Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) conducted the second online pre-bid meeting for the redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS).

Shell out more for train tickets! Indian Railways may charge station user fee up to Rs 35 in ticket fares

This is part of a proposal that is being finalized by Indian Railways, which will soon be sent to the Cabinet for approval. It is being said that the user fee will vary according to the class of trave

Sikkim to get Indian Railways connectivity! What is the status of the Sevoke-Rangpo Rail Line project? Details

Sikkim is expected to get connected to the Indian Railways network with 44.96 km long Sivok-Rangpo new line project, which was included in the Budget in 2008-09.

Indian Railways introduces 6 more special suburban train services in Mumbai from today; details here

From today onwards, i.e., 28 September 2020, Indian Railways is introducing six more special suburban train services in Mumbai, taking the total number of suburban train services to 506 per day.

Indian Railways to link Kisan Rail with seasonal fruits, vegetables; Orange, Keenu trains to take off first

The national transporter launched Kisan Rail services last month and so far, these trains carried around 4,100 tonnes of goods from farmers to markets across India.

Indian Railways ‘window-dressed’ finances to present Operating Ratio in better light in 2018-19: CAG Report

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report stated that against the Operating Ratio (OR) target of 92.8% in the Budget Estimates, the OR of the national transporter was 97.29% in 2018-19.

S Rly launches advance booking of parcel space by scheduled trains

This will help the logistics providers and parcel customers to plan well in advance their cargo movement schedules with certainty and will also attract more parcel traffic to railways.

Railways call for quotations whenever there are no long term demand for parcel space in any specific train.

CIL-led SPVs to invest Rs 8,000 crore to develop two rail links

The east-west corridor also includes a single rail line of 16 km from Urga to Kusmunda and feeder lines of around 35 km in the region. The 135-km Gevra Road to Pendra Road is a double line.

In a statement, CIL said two large value tenders for the construction of the 135-km rail line by CEWRL from Gevra Road to Pendra Road has recently been floated.

Punjab Bandh: Indian Railways has cancelled, diverted & rescheduled these IRCTC special trains; see full list

In view of the call for Punjab Bandh from 24 September 2020 to 26 September 2020, the national transporter has cancelled many passenger special train services and parcel express trains.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project: Tata, L&T among bidders for one of the biggest tenders

This tender covers nearly 47 per cent of total alignment of the 508 km long corridor, between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat, which includes four stations namely Surat, Vapi, Billimora and Bharuch, 24 r

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Indian Railways’ RLDA invites e-bids for leasing land parcel in Chennai; details here

The site is located 7 kilometres away from the airport, 3 kilometres from the nearest bus stand, and 2 kilometres from Tambaram railway station, which is considered to be the third busiest station and

During lockdown, over 1 crore migrants returned to home states on Indian Railways Shramik trains and on foot

During the nationwide lockdown, migrant workers in big cities were frequently seen walking in groups along highways, carrying their belongings especially before the train services were started by Ind

Indian Railways delivers two modern DEMU trains to Nepal for Jayanagar-Kurtha railway link

These DEMU 1600 HP trains will run between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal. The Jayanagar - Kurtha Railway link that is 34 kilometres long, has been set up by IRCON.

44 Vande Bharat trains: Indian Railways floats revised tender for semi-high speed train sets; details

The pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 29 September 2020 and the opening date of the tender is 17 November 2020.

Wow! Indian Railways eyes 7 more bullet train corridors; all will be open to PPP investments

India's first bullet train project is being executed by National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Indian Railways passengers note! Clone trains to arrive at destinations 2-3 hours before parent trains

The stoppages of these trains will be limited to operational halts or the Divisional Headquarters en-route (if any), thereby reducing the travel time.

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