Aug 20, 2016

Land for Small Units near Dallirajahara-Rowghat Rail Corridor



Dallirajahara: The Chhattisgarh Government would be earmarking suitable land banks in the vicinity of Dallirajahara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur Rail Corridor for setting up of small industrial units, officials informed.

Notably, the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is coordinating the construction of Railway line from DaIlirajhara to Rowghat covering a distance of 95 km with Indian Railways in Chhattisgarh.

The project for doubling of Railway line between Kirandul and Jagdalpur in Chhatisgarh’s insurgency ridden Bastar region is expected to be complete by January 2019, official sources informed.

Tug of war between Rail Directorates delays Rail projects



Turf battles have erupted and delayed important railway projects, with the directorates charged with raising non-fare revenue and increasing train speeds working at cross-purposes, say officials. A project to redevelop 400 railway stations has been caught in the crossfire

New Delhi: When Railway minister Suresh Prabhu set up two new directorates within his ministry in May, this wasn’t what he had in mind.

Railways to ink MoU with Gujarat for development of Railways in the state

Vadodara: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be in the city tomorrow to ink an MoU between the Railways and the state government, officials said.

This will be Rupani’s first visit to the city after taking charge as the Chief Minister.

As part of the MoU, city-based National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) has arranged new educational modules along with the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU).

IR may renegotiate DFC loan condition with Japan


India JICA Railways DFC

New Delhi: Railways is contemplating to renegotiate loan condition with Japan for procuring high horse power electric locomotives for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) as the procurement award is stuck over the pricing front.

Railways’ ambitious plan to acquire 9000 high horse-power (HP) locomotives from Japan for hauling double stack containers on the Western DFC has come to a dead end with no further progress for more than last seven months.

NAIR, Baroda Varsity ink Pact for MBA Programme for rail



National Academy of Indian Railways (formerly Railway Staff College), Vadodara where the proposed Railway University is being planned to be set up by Centre

Vadodara: In a step towards setting up the country’s first Railway university, an MoU will be signed tomorrow between National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) here and Maharaja Sayajirao University to award MBA degrees to rail employees in various fields like accounts and personnel.

Bangladesh okays Akhaura-Agartala rail link project



Approval of Bangladesh’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) headed by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Akhaura-Agartala rail link project is one of the important and key milestone for the economic development of the region.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the meeting of executive committee of the National Economic Council at the NEC conference room at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city on Tuesday.

Winner at Rio Olympics Sakshi Malik to be promoted as Gazetted Railway Officer



The Indian Railways are planning a grand felicitation for Sakshi to celebrate her stupendous feat. Wrestler Sakshi Malik will be posted in the Zonal Railway of her choice. Ms.Malik will also be rewarded with Rs.60 Lakhs Cash Award by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu soon after her arrival to India.

India’s first medallist at the ongoing Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik works for Indian Railways

WiFi at 100 Railway Stations by year end in association with RailTel; says Google official


Chetan Krishnaswamy Country Head - Public Policy Google India speaks at Sahyadri College Mangalore

Google India Country Head (Public Policy) Chetan Krishnaswamy said that Google has set a target of providing Wi-Fi internet connectivity at 100 railway stations in the country by the end of this year. Mobile net users account for six to seven million among total users as on date, he said.
Chetan Krishnaswamy Country Head – Public Policy Google India speaks at Sahyadri College Mangalore

Mangalore: Addressing a gathering of students during Freshers’ Day organised at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, here, on Wednesday, Chetan said, “While 30 Railway stations are already networked, the work is on at remaining places in association with RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., (a Telecom Arm of Indian Railways) with the aim to provide high stream surfing, free for one hour, allowing the users to download whatever they prefer to.”

Signal-free Rail Corridor to connect East West Delhi in the pipeline



PWD to develop signal-free corridor to connect East-West Delhi. Once completed, the corridor will reduce the travel time between east and west Delhi by nearly 30 minutes as compared to 90 minutes.

New Delhi: In a joint initiative, the Delhi Government and Delhi Division of Northern Railways have planned an integrated signal free East-West corridor. With this, commuters will get rid of traffic congestion from Vikas Marg, ITO, New Delhi and other central Delhi areas on the east-west Delhi route. Also, the travel time shall be cut short to nearly 30 minutes as compared to 90 minutes at present.

IRCTC makes it to Fortune India Next 500 List of Companies



New Delhi: For the second year in a row, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made it to the prestigious Fortune India Next 500 list of Indian companies, with the Railway Ministry PSU improving its ranking to 199 from 328 in 2015.

The awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions of the companies made during last year, will be presented on Friday (Aug. 19) as a part of Fortune India’s The Next 500 summit at Leela Palace hotel here.

SAIL-BSP inches closer to produce world’s longest rail



SAIL’s Bhilai plant starts hot trials of Universal Rail Mill – the best Rail Mill in Bhilai Steel Plant: Experts are contacted for best rail track

Raipur: The new Universal Rail Mill (URM) of state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has achieved the milestone of successfully rolling out the first rail through its Tandem Mill.

The feat would pave way for the steel maker to roll out 130-meter rail from the mill located in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district. The 130-meter rail would be World’s largest rail in a single piece. The new URM is part of BSP’s modernization programme that would scale up capacity to 7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

 

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