Indian Railways will soon launch a whistleblower website for nearly 13 lakh railway employees that will enable them to anonymously inform top officials, including the Railway Board Chairman, about any lapses in safety.
This is nearly 14 percent higher than the Rs 1.3 lakh crore Jaitley had set aside in the last financial year
Currently, Railways charges Rs 20 for the use of a locker for 24 hours and Rs 30 for every additional 24 hours or part thereof. Earlier it was Rs 15
The minister also said that there was no paucity of funds for the railway projects
In 2017, the Indian Railway has been plagued with accidents, and over 2 lakh posts are lying vacant in various sections in the railways
Rashidpura Khori is unique in its own way. This is perhaps the only station in India which is entirely run by villagers around it, on their own initiative
The zones have suggested that passengers be offered discounts on trains reaching the destination at inconvenient times, for example between 0000-0400 and 1300-1700 hours
Local train networks of Kolkata, Chennai and Secunderabad may soon have new trains with air-conditioned coaches and automatic doors.
As the Elphinstone Road station accident today demonstrated, Mumbai still has miles to go before it resolves its infrastructure woes.
Indian Railways faces a potential liability of Rs 1,300 crore if it exits from the JV, which is a small amount given the savings by shifting to electric vehicles.
It was not "clear" what kind of work was going on at the site, said Mohd Jamshed, Member, Traffic, Railways
Survey suggested monetisation of land adjacent to tracks, commercial use of vacant buildings and other non-fare methods to generate revenue
While the New Delhi to Chandigarh journey will last around four hours, the New Delhi to Lucknow trip will take six hours.
The operating ratio of the railways has witnessed a deterioration in comparison to previous fiscals indicating more expenditure and less saving for the public transporter, Lok Sabha was told today.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the state generates an annual revenue of over Rs 15,000 crore for Indian Railway and sought a Rs 5,870 crore package for development of railway infrastructure in the state.
Encouraging participation of states in rail projects, Indian Railway has taken up more than 40 projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore on cost-sharing basis with state governments.
The financial effect of social service obligation on railways for the fiscal 2015-16 is Rs 24,938.57 crore, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone for the Parel suburban terminus and the Panvel coaching complex from Dadar in Central Mumbai.
Railways have offered 400 major stations across the country for redevelopment with private participation.
The drive is expected to gather further pace in 2017-18 when rails will be laid in about 13 km every day. The bar will be raised further in 2018-19 to 19 km per day, according to an action plan formulated by the public sector behemoth to bolster rail network, Railway Ministry sources said.
Indian Railways (IR) had signed an MoU with LIC in March last year for financial assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh crore over the next five years for construction of new lines and route electrification
In comparison, Rs 9,713 crore was raised via 25 such issuance in the entire past fiscal, 2014-15. Most of the funds have been mobilised for expansion plans, to support working capital requirements and for other general corporate purposes.
Describing India as among its most important market, Pichai said Google will set up a new campus in Hyderabad and invest both in engineering and business development in India as well as work to increase internet access and develop products that are lighter and faster.
Escorts has presence in almost all the rolling stock segments of passenger coach, locomotive, wagons, EMUs and metro.
Titagarh Wagons had zero wagon and coach sales in the June quarter as it refused to match the low rates quoted by a competitor, that the Indian Railways expected it to, says the company's Vice Chairman and Managing Director Umesh Chowdhary