Oct 16, 2016

Can Germany help Indian trains run on time?

Aiming to reduce travel time by trains, India has entered into a pact with Germany to deepen collaboration in the field of railways and high speed trains.

India’s Union Minister for Railways, Mr. Suresh with the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt

IPRCL to work with Germany on projects worth Rs 1 Lakh Crore

Indian Ports Rail Corporation Limited (IPRCL) collaborates with Germany for improving rail connectivity to domestic ports. Germany may also bring in technology for scrapping old vehicles; India ready for flex-fuel compatible automobiles.

Germany to study Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai-Vijayawada High Speed Rail Corridor

Germany will begin a study of a high-speed southern corridor linking Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai-Vijayawada in January 2017, the Railway ministry said here on Friday.

The calendar was finalised at a meeting between Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and visiting Transport minister of Germany Alexander Dobrindt at Rail Bhavan.

L&T-Sojitz Corp consortium wins Rs 3799 Crore DFC Order

The composite railway project of the dedicated freight corridor includes civil, track, electrification and signalling & telecommunication (S&T) systems

New Delhi: A consortium of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Japan’s Sojitz Corp has won a Rs 3799-crore order from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) – a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. This project is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is part of the western corridor proposed between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai).

SR’s coal loading from Kamarajar Port drops in first half

Increased wind power generation, TNEB plants’ overhauling cited as reasons

File Pic: Coal-loaded rail wagon moving towards Kamarajar Port on Chennai Division of SR

Chennai: Increased wind power generation, coupled with overhauling of power plants belonging to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), led to a significant drop in loading of coal by Southern Railway (SR) from Kamarajar port in Ennore during the first half of the current financial year.

HCC-VCCL JV bags Rs 367.72 Crore Safety Tunnel project on NFR

“HCC in joint venture with VCCL has been awarded a Rs 367.72 crore contract by Northeast Frontier Railway to construct a safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur,” HCC said in a BSE filing.

Railway tunnels are safe places, as is the entire railway system, where the safety levels are higher compared to road transport. Tunnel Safety TSIs encourage technological progress in the railway industry.

Lakhimpur bids farewell to Metre Gauge Train

Lakhimpur: Members of the Gayatri Parivar organised a brief function to felicitate the Sitapur-Mailani train staff at the Lakhimpur railway station.

The drivers Shankar Lal Mina and RN Shah and guard Nanhe Lal were honoured on the occasion. Some students travelled in the last meter-gauge train.

Uri attack prompts Railways to become part of Integrated Command Control Centre


integrated-control-centerNew Delhi: Getting wiser after the terror attack on Army brigade headquarters in Uri, the government is planning to constitute state of the art integrated control centres (ICC) in both the home ministry and defence ministry to get real time information of any exigency and plan quick response to it.
The Integrated Control Centre (ICC) will have nodes from all the key agencies and departments like Central Water Commission, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Geological Survey of India (GSI) Army, Navy, Air Force and national disaster response force (NDRF), and Indian Railways.

Germany, Russia to play key role in India’s High-speed Rail, DFC projects

Indian Railways to sign MoU with Germany for high-speed trains on i.e. 14-Oct-2016 at New Delhi

New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Thursday held discussions with the Russian Railways authorities for collaborating on a dedicated high-speed freight corridor, railway officials said. A senior railway official told IANS that the minister held discussions with the Russian officials and also discussed issues like modernisation of existing rail corridors, train traffic and transportation, training and knowledge sharing and rolling stock modernisation.

(File Pic): The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu meeting the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Alexander Dobrindt, in Berlin, Germany on April 14, 2016


Internal feud surfaced after Commissioner of Rail Safety said his department’s approval was not taken before putting the high-speed Spanish coaches to test.

Amid a row over safety permissions for the trial of high-speed Talgo coaches, it has emerged that railway authorities did go by the book while commissioning the exercise.

छठपूजा में आपकी सुविधाओं के लिए दौड़ेंगी 13 स्पेशल ट्रेनें

छठपूजा में आपकी सुविधाओं के लिए दौड़ेंगी 13 स्पेशल ट्रेनें

पटना: दिल्ली, मुंबई, कोलकाता, सिकंदराबाद, जबलपुर, इंदौर आदि इलाकों से बड़ी संख्या में बिहार के लोग दीपावली व छठ पूजा के दौरान घर आते हैं और पूजा बाद वापस जाते हैं.

इस कारण इन क्षेत्रों से आने-जाने वाली नियमित ट्रेनों से अतिरिक्त दबाव कम करने व लोगों की सुविधा के लिए पूर्व मध्य रेल ने 13 पूजा स्पेशल ट्रेनें चलाने का निर्णय लिया है. इन ट्रेनों की घोषणा कर दी गयी है.

Announcement of hike in Dearness Allowance effective from July 2016 is delayed inordinately

Announcement of hike in Dearness Allowance effective from July 2016 is delayed inordinately

Landmark Judgement – Court order for converting NPS to Old Pension Scheme

Landmark Judgement – Court order for converting NPS to Old Pension Scheme

Western Railway asked to raze building before starting services on new track

The Western Railways carried out successful trial runs on this line four months ago and sent a report to the CRS for its permission to start operations.

THE Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) has asked the Western Railway (WR) to demolish a structure housing electrical supply equipment near the Jogeshwari station before passenger services can be permitted to run on the ‘suburban avoiding track’.

Indian Railways to sell swadeshi goods to raise funds

Talks are on with nearly a dozen such companies that would be allowed to promote their consumer products on trains. The Railways aims to earn nearly Rs 1,700 crore by selling advertisement rights and on-board services in trains.


1. Talks with dozen companies to promote consumer products on trains.

2. Railways to raise funds by selling ad rights and on-board services in trains.

3. Patanji hopes to push Swadeshi products on trains.

Brics Summit 2016: Indian Railways to carry study with Russia for upgrade of train speed

Railways has joined hands with Russia for carrying out a feasibility study for upgrade of the speed of passenger trains on Nagpur-Secundrabad route to up to 200 kmph.
The high speed project will be jointly financed by Indian Railways and Russian Railways with 50 per cent cost share. (Source: PTI)

Railway employee felicitated for helping train mishap victim

Railway employee felicitated for helping train mishap victim





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