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  • How Railways is beating Covid blues Jun 10, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    How Railways is beating Covid blues

  • Indian Railways looks to diversify freight mix, tap alternatives Jun 08, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Indian Railways looks to diversify freight mix, tap alternatives

    Currently, Coal has an outsized share of the freight carried by Indian Railways.

  • Concor – One step closer to divestment May 27, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Concor – One step closer to divestment

    Concor is well positioned to benefit from global recovery over the next 2-3 quarters

  • Freight traffic handled by 12 major ports in India contracted 4.6% Y-o-Y in FY21 Apr 05, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Freight traffic handled by 12 major ports in India contracted 4.6% Y-o-Y in FY21

    Ports' freight traffic showed a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month in March. Ports' freight traffic boomed in March, rising 16.4 percent on year, the largest in at least a year.

  • Indian Railways handles highest-ever freight in pandemic year, up 2% over last year Apr 01, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Indian Railways handles highest-ever freight in pandemic year, up 2% over last year

    Despite COVID-19 hurdles, incremental loading of around 80 MT was achieved between August and March, surpassing last year’s freight loading numbers

  • Railways freight traffic rises marginally in April-February period Mar 01, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Railways freight traffic rises marginally in April-February period

    As of February 28, the Indian Railways' cumulative freight loading was 1,102.17 MT, slightly more than 1,102.1 MT during the April-February period last year.

  • High freight rates hurt India Inc, but no panic yet Feb 15, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    High freight rates hurt India Inc, but no panic yet

    Despite paying higher tariffs, some customers are unable to secure time-bound shipments. Transportation constraints are weighing on exports

  • 3 new dedicated freight corridors to see Rs 2.17 lakh crore investment Feb 02, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    3 new dedicated freight corridors to see Rs 2.17 lakh crore investment

    The asset monetisation plan includes leasing out the tracks to private players to operate their trains

  • With infrastructure push, Railways to see highest-ever capex in 2021-22 Jan 27, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    With infrastructure push, Railways to see highest-ever capex in 2021-22

    Indian Railways' capex was pegged at Rs 161,042 crore in 2020-21 and this is likely to grow in double-digits in 2021-22

  • Freight loading: Here's why Indian Railways is on the right track Dec 21, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Freight loading: Here's why Indian Railways is on the right track

    Going by some of the features of the draft National Rail Plan 2030, which includes increasing speed of freight trains and decreasing freight rates by up to 30 percent, the vision document will provide the national transporter the direction to remove the infrastructure bottlenecks stifling growth.

  • Railways' aim of increasing modal share of freight to 40% not an impossible target: Expert Dec 03, 2020 09:41 PM IST

    Railways' aim of increasing modal share of freight to 40% not an impossible target: Expert

    Automobile loading growth too is witnessing steady growth with cumulative automobile loading surpassing last year’s loading by 39 percent

  • Railways' renewed focus on automobile loading set to yield positive results Nov 06, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Railways' renewed focus on automobile loading set to yield positive results

    Apart from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, other carmakers like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Kia are also using the services of the Indian Railways

  • Freight loading: Indian Railways registers over 10% jump, earns Rs 129.7 crore more Sep 07, 2020 08:47 PM IST

    Freight loading: Indian Railways registers over 10% jump, earns Rs 129.7 crore more

    The Railways said it earned Rs 1,836.15 crore from freight loading, which is Rs 129.68 crore higher compared to last year's earnings of Rs 1,706.47 crore for the same period

  • Indian Railways freight traffic in the fast lane, average speed of trains doubles to 45.03 kmph in July Jul 28, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    Indian Railways freight traffic in the fast lane, average speed of trains doubles to 45.03 kmph in July

    The national transporter is offering concessions to make freight movement more attractive in its endeavour for cost-competitive logistics.

  • No decision on increasing passenger and freight fares: Railway Board Chairman Dec 30, 2019 08:16 AM IST

    No decision on increasing passenger and freight fares: Railway Board Chairman

    "No decision has been taken to increase the passenger and freight fares. In the New Year, the Railway will try to give better facilities to its passengers and also focus on running of more trains," Yadav said.

  • Opinion | Indian Railways is headed for big trouble Jan 08, 2019 01:47 PM IST

    Opinion | Indian Railways is headed for big trouble

    Looking at some of Nitin Gadkari's ideas would be a good place to start to fix railways' problems.

  • Freight rates up on tight positions of trucks Aug 25, 2018 05:00 PM IST

    Freight rates up on tight positions of trucks

    Transporters said less availability of trucks against pick up in cargo movements mainly pushed up freight rates for select destinations.

  • Indian Railways clocks record revenues in FY17, but lot left to do on operating ratio Apr 05, 2017 10:58 AM IST

    Indian Railways clocks record revenues in FY17, but lot left to do on operating ratio

    Indian Railways clock record high revenue in FY17 but is yet to improve the operating ratio, reports the Economic Times today.

  • Railways offers discounts to woo freight customers Mar 02, 2017 07:12 PM IST

    Railways offers discounts to woo freight customers

    Discounts ranging from 1.5 percent to 35 percent are on the offer for freight customers for providing certain minimum loadings as part of the new business plan 2017-18 rolled out by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here.

  • Railways partners with India Post in parcel business Feb 27, 2017 07:22 PM IST

    Railways partners with India Post in parcel business

    The Railways will now provide space to postal department and private players to ferry their parcels in the guard's compartment of some selected trains.

  • Govt eyes steel units‘ residual gases to produce clean energy Jan 17, 2017 07:33 PM IST

    Govt eyes steel units‘ residual gases to produce clean energy

    Steel ministry to take proposal to NITI Aayog for using left-over gases from coke ovens and blast furnaces for generating renewable power

  • Freight rates decline on large trucks availability Jan 10, 2017 02:40 PM IST

    Freight rates decline on large trucks availability

    Freight rates for nine-tonne pay load section declined by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market today following ample position of trucks against cargo movements.

  • COMMENT: Finally, Railways get their booster engine Dec 19, 2016 06:12 PM IST

    COMMENT: Finally, Railways get their booster engine

    Merging budgets, and independent fare agency, railways is in for an exciting time as the government, flush with funds thanks to demonetisation, will find an outlet in railways which is starving for money to implement its various projects.

  • Seeing some pressure on freight rates, margins: Volvo-Eicher CEO Sep 02, 2016 03:59 PM IST

    Seeing some pressure on freight rates, margins: Volvo-Eicher CEO

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Vinod Aggarwal, CEO - VE Commercial Vehicles, Eicher Motors, talked about freight rates and the margin situation for the industry and the company, respectively.

  • Volumes growing sequentially; stick to 7.5% guidance: Concor Aug 18, 2016 12:05 PM IST

    Volumes growing sequentially; stick to 7.5% guidance: Concor

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Director & CFO, P Alli Rani said Concor's volumes have declined year-on-year but sequential improvement is visible.

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