Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony and inauguration of various railway projects worth Rs 3425 crore by railways in the state, Das said Jharkhand was lagging behind as far as railway was concerned but things improved ever since Narendra Modi-led government came to power.
Rail passengers would be able to enjoy video content on their mobile phones by logging into railway’s Wi-Fi network on board.
The Railways earned Rs 1,400 crore from ticket cancellation charges in 2016-17, an increase of 25 percent from the previous fiscal, the government said.
The company bagged two orders worth Rs 763 crore for laying of pipelines and associated EPC works from GSPL India Transco and GAIL(I) Ltd, KPTL said in a filing to BSE.
The Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the construction of a electrified second line between Vanchi-Maniyachchi-Nagercoil via Tirunelveli, Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin, and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari.
This year, July has seen a robust growth with the freight loading being at an all-time high for the month at 94.09 million tonnes, 4.75 million tonnes more than July last year, said a senior official of the ministry.
After the CAG report, the Railways began the process of doing away with providing blankets in AC compartments and is instead regulating the temperature inside the coaches so that passengers don't shiver.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said a special drive was launched by all zonal railways from April 1 to June 30 to conduct checks in mass contact areas.
According to a CAG report, the North Central Railway (NCR) and South Central Railway (SCR) accumulated Rs 11.17 crore from 'superfast' surcharges. However, few of the superfast trains were delayed 95 percent of the times.
CAG blames Indian Railways for serving ‘food unfit for human consumption’ in a recent report
Speaking at a conference attendended by senior rail officials, Prabhu said that as part of modernisation and maintenance of railways, the ministry has lauched several initiatives over the past three years like RailCloud Server and Rail Saarthi App and is working on a enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
The seminar was hosted by Institution of Permanent Way Engineers. Railways Board chairman AK Mittal, other top officials and foreign experts in the field of track technology were present.
Speaking at the silver jubilee function of Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Prabhu said a lot of people give advice on railways.
"With the stress on 'Rail Badhhega- Desh Badhhega', we launched several reformative and passengers friendly initiatives including an ambitious plan to induct about 40,000 coaches with improved interiors and upgraded facilities," Prabhu said.
The new train manufactured in the Indian Coach Factory, Chennai is expected to save nearly Rs 672 crore per annum.
Now a senior citizen will be asked whether he or she wants to avail 50 percent or 100 percent concession while booking tickets, the Railways have said.
Train passengers will soon have an option of travelling in a new class of 'Economy AC coaches' with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.
The GST difference of fare shall not be collected on the tickets booked in advance as the GST shall be applicable on tickets issued on or after July, 2017, said a senior Railway Ministry official
Rail Land Development Authority and NBCC sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out implementation.
Germany has appointed a consortium of consultants comprising DB E&C, Intraplan Consult and Ingenieurbüro Vössing to carry out the study in the southern region.
The railways are ready for a slow and careful increase in fares starting September this year following the Prime Minister's clearance.
India joined a select band of nations on completion of the tunnel, which is a crucial link for the 16.4 km-long mass rapid transport project in Kolkata.
Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that the Centre is focusing on development of railway facilities and infrastructure in Rajasthan to accelerate growth in the state.
The coaches will also have mobile charging points and reading lights for each passenger along with easy upper berth climbing arrangement after getting feedback from passengers.
CNBC-TV18 learns from sources that railways will be making another representation to goods and services tax (GST) Council on reducing rate slab for cargo containers.