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Science Express flagged off to cover 68 Locations

Science Express

Three Union Ministers jointly flagged off the 9th phase of Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) from Safderjung Railway Station in New Delhi today. While MoS of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Anil Madhav Dave and Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan were present at the railway station, Union Railway Minister, SureshContinue Reading…

Two RPF Jawans suspended for assaulting a Divyang at Balasore Station

Divyang at Balasore

Two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel have been suspended in connection with the assault on a divyang in Balasore district of Odisha for allegedly stealing a mobile phone. The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has tweeted about the suspension. “I had taken immediate cognizance of the case,had ordered enquiry.Subsequently, two RPF personnel responsible have been putContinue Reading…

145 Dead, over 200 Injured in Kanpur Train Tragedy

Kanpur Train Tragedy

As the worst accident in recent times, at least 145 people were killed and nearly 200 injured after the Indore-Patna Express train jumped the tracks near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday morning. At least fourteen coaches of the train derailed near Pukhrayan area. The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday. MostContinue Reading…

Railways, Odisha sign MoU for Cost Sharing of Nabarangpur, Malkangiri Rail Lines

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In a historical initiative to connect railway lines to Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts of Odisha, the Ministry of Railways on Monday signed MoU with Government of Odisha for cost sharing of two new railway line projects. The Mou was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and , Chief MinisterContinue Reading…

Railway Ministry signs JV Agreement with Odisha Govt

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The Ministry of Railways on Tuesday signed a Joint Venture (JV) agreement with the Odisha government to form a company for development of Railway Infrastructure in the State. The agreement was signed by Shri V. P Dudeja, ED/Works on behalf of Ministry of Railways and Shri Sanjay Rastogi, Pr. Secretary/ Transport, Govt. of Odisha and ShriContinue Reading…

Indian Railways about to complete Digitization of Land Records

Indian Railways to run Suvidha Special Train from July 28

Indian Railways has completed most of the work related to digitization of land record, i.e. maintaining land data (details of acquisition/area/usages and land plans) in digital form, for this purpose a web based application called Land Management Module integrated with Track Management System (TMS) of Indian Railways has been developed. Indian Railways have also digitizedContinue Reading…

Indian Railways decides to continue Automatic Ticket Vending Machines

Automatic Ticket Vending Machines

The Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) were introduced to facilitate passengers in getting unreserved tickets without manual intervention. In the initial phase, to popularise the use of smart cards and to make the general public accustomed to using the ATVMs, the scheme for Facilitators was introduced. Initially, instructions for engaging facilitators on Central & WesternContinue Reading…

New Dedicated Freight Corridors of Indian Railways

Freight Corridors

Apart from Eastern(Ludhiana to Dankuni) and Western (Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Dadri) Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) currently under implementation, in Budget Speech 2016-2017, it is proposed to take up the following freight corridors:-(i) East-West Corridor (2328 kms) (Kolkata-Mumbai); (ii) North-South Corridor(2343 km) (Delhi-Chennai); and (iii) East Coast Corridor (1114 km) ( Kharagpur-Vijaywada). The Preliminary EngineeringContinue Reading…

CCEA approves construction of additional Railway lines

Indian Railways to run Suvidha Special Train from July 28

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved construction of six Railway Lines and a Railway bridge to cater to both increased passenger and freight needs in various areas of the country. The proposals will cost over Rs.10,700 crore and most part of the expenditure will beContinue Reading…

Railways to invest Rs.9,800 crore on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

Mumbai-Ahmedabad

Indian Railways announced on Sunday it will invest Rs.9,800 crore in the bullet train project along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor. The train, that would run at speeds of 300-350 kmph, would be mostly funded by the Japan Investment Co-operation Agency (JICA) which would provide 81 percent of the investment as loan at an interest rate ofContinue Reading…


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