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Oct 21, 2016
New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) The government today signed USD 650 million agreement with the World Bank towards the third loan for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) that will help faster and more efficient movement of raw materials and finished goods between northern and eastern parts of India.
The project was approved by the World Bank Board on June 30, 2015, according to a release.
Ministry of Railways signs MoU with Government of Odisha For Cost Sharing of Two New Railway Line Projects in Odisha
Ministry of Railways signed MoU with Government of Odisha For Cost Sharing of Two New Railway Line Projects in Odisha. This was signed in the presence of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways and Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha. On this occasion Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Member of Parliament from Odisha were also present. The signatories of the MoU were Shri SC Jain, ED Works from Ministry of Railways and Shri Sanjeev Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Government of Odisha. The MoU was signed for sharing cost of laying two new lines in Odisha viz. Jeypore - Malkangiri and Jeypore - Nabarangpur.
The two new line projects viz. Jeypore- Nabarangpur and Jeypore- Malkangiri was included by Indian Railways in the Railway budget 2016-17 subject to requisite approvals from the Odisha government. Government of Odisha has agreed to partly bear the cost of these projects as detailed below:
- JEYPORE – MALKANGIRI (130 Km)- 25% of total cost
Indian Railways and German Railways to set up a working group on safety
German government agrees to positively consider the request of Indian Railway Minister to extend Germany - sponsored high Speed rail study of Mysore-Bangalore-Chennai corridor to Vijayawada city in Andhra Pradesh
The Indian Railways and a German Railway company together to focus on many areas of cooperation in Rail sector
Union Minister of Railways, Govt. of India Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today here held discussions with the visiting German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Mr. Alexander Dobrindt at Rail Bhavan, the Headquarters. Of Indian Ministry of Railways. Mr. Alexander Dobrindt is on an official visit to India from 12-14 October, 2016 especially on an invitation from the Indian Railway Minister. The two sides were accompanied by their respective delegations during the bilateral talks.
Protocol for Undertaking Feasibility Study of Speed Raising of Nagpur-Secundrabad Railway Corridor Signed Between Indian Railways and Russian Railways
In an important bilateral cooperation in railway sector, a Protocol for feasibility study of speed raising of Nagpur-Secundrabad Railway Corridor was signed between Indian Railways and Russian Railways on 15thOct’16 at Goa during the bilateral meeting of Shri Narender Modi, Prime Minister of India with Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin. The Protocol covers technical and execution study for upgradation of the speed of passenger trains in Nagpur- Secundrabad section upto 200 kmph. This project will be jointly financed by Indian Railways and Russian Railways with 50% cost share of each party. The Protocol was signed by Mr. Naveen Kumar Shukla, Adviser/Mobility/Railway Board from Indian side and Mr. O V Belozerov, President, Russian Railways from Russian side.
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated the “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains)
In a further move to accelerate green initiatives as also to implement Prime Minister’s Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today at Railway Bhawan inaugurated and dedicated to the nation the “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains). Minister of State for Railways & Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain were especially present to grace the occasion. Chairman Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital, Member Rolling Stock Shri Hemant Kumar, and other Board Members and Senior Officials were also present on the occasion.
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