Jun 3, 2016

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated five new activities today namely

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated five new activities today namely (i) New AC Weekly Express train between H. Nizamuddin-Pune, (ii)Expansion of VIKALP Scheme of Alternate Train Reservation to Delhi-Howrah, Delhi- Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Secunderabad Circuits, (iii) Pilot Project of Sale of Unreserved Tickets through Hand Held Terminals, (iv) Launching of Ergonomically Redesigned & Optimised Tools for Track Gangs, Keymen & Patrolmen and (v) Pilot Project for Improving Safety at Unmanned Level Crossing  

Ministry of Railways to Launch RAIL HAMSAFAR SAPTAAH' – a Week Long Celebration to Highlight Railway Achievements During The Last Two Years.

The Different Days Of The Week Will Be Observed As Swachchta Diwas, Satkar Diwas, Sewa Diwas, Satarkata Diwas, Saamanjasya Diwas, Sanyojan Diwas, Sanchaar Diwas
On 25th May, 2016 Union Government shall be completing two years. During this period a number of initiatives have been launched and significant achievements made by Indian Railways in all spheres, especially in its responsiveness, accessibility and improvement of passenger amenities. 

Bina-Katni 3rd line project, West Central Railway

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for taking up Bina-Katni 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs.2,478.23 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,917.06 crore. 

Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project, East Coast Railway

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for taking up Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs.2,335.68 crore. 

Doubling of Roza-Sitapur Cantt.-Burhwal Broad Gauge single line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Roza -Sitapur Cantt.- Burhwal Broad Gauge single line project at an estimated cost of Rs.1,295.42 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1,486.46 crore with 5% escalation per annum. 

Doubling of Surendranagar-Rajkot railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Surendranagar-Rajkot project at an estimated cost of Rs.1,002.39 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1,137.17 crore with 5% escalation per annum. 

The length of the railway line will be 116.17 km. The completion period of the project will be four years. 

Doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line project at an estimated cost of Rs.3,627.47 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,246.84 crore with 5% escalation per annum. 

The length of the railway line will be 467 km. The completion period of the project will be five years. 

Minister of Railways launches three more Budget Announcement 2016-17 namely (1) Extension of newly introduced cancellation facility for PRS counter tickets through 139 or IRCTC website for all confirmed, RAC and waitlisted PRS Counter tickets (2) Release of Handout on ‘Railway initiatives for Ease of Doing Business’ and Nomination of ‘Key Customer Managers’ and (3) Flagging off of Roll-On-Roll-Off(Ro-Ro) train Ex.-Bihta to Turki in Bihar.

As a part of the Rail Budget Announcements of 2016-17, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhkar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 25.05.2016 at Rail Bhawan inaugurated three important activities which are budget announcements namely (i)   Extension of newly introduced cancellation facility for PRS counter tickets through 139 or IRCTC website for all confirmed, RAC

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed Ministry of Railways and PEC University of Technology for setting up of ‘Kalpana Chawla Chair’ on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh

In the august presence of Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Railways and PEC University of Technology for setting up of ‘Kalpana Chawla Chair’ on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh was signed today i.e. on 30.05.2016. On the event of Signing Ceremony, Chairman Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital, Member Engineering Shri V. K. Gupta, and other Board Members and Senior Officials were present. On behalf of the Railway Ministry Shri V.K. Gupta,

Cabinet approves Mau-Tarighat New Railway line project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. 

A.K. Mittal Takes Over As New Member Engineering Railway Board

Shri A.K. Mittal, Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), of 1978 Batch, has taken over as Member Engineering Railway Board today on 1.06.2016 . Prior to this posting, Shri Mittal was General Manager, East Central Railway, (Hazipur). 
Shri Mittal has graduated from Regional Engineering College, Allahabad in 1977 and was awarded many silver medals and gold medals. He was deputed to Germany and Switzerland in 1990 to finalize the design of 3rd Godavari Bridge. He has also undergone foreign trainings in HEC Business School, Paris in 2006 for Strategic Management and Business Development, besides training for Track management system in Italy in 2009.

Two Years Achievements of Ministry of Railways (May 2014 to May 2016)

I.PASSENGER AMENITIES AND DIGITAL INDIA INITIAVES
·         Indian Railways launched three social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube with the handle @railminindia.  Ministry of Railways employed first of its kind, a real time 24x7 public grievance system through Twitter and provided medical, security and other emergency assistance to travelling passengers
·         All India Security Helpline 182 set up to report any untoward incident and seek emergency help during travel

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed Between Ministry of Railways and Govt. of Haryana for setting up of JV Company

In the august presence of Union Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for “Formation of Joint Venture Company for Development of Railway Infrastructure in the State” was signed today i.e. 3rd June, 2016.  Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital, Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana Shri Hardeep Kumar, and other Board Members, and senior officials from both the sides were also present on the occasion. The MoU was signed by Shri Ved Prakash Dudeja on behalf of Railway Ministry whereas it was signed by Shri Hardeep Kumar, Addl. Chief Secretary on behalf

Minister of Railways Meets French Delegation

Minister for Railways hosted a French delegation of Parliamentarians, senior officials of SNCF and representatives of the French industry on 3.6.2016 in Rail Bhawan. The Chairman Railway Board and other Members of the Railway Board were present during the meeting. The discussions covered the

 

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