On cumulative basis from April – May 2023, freight loading of 260.28 MT was achieved by the national transporter against last year loading of 253.48 MT, an increase of approximate 3 percent over last year loading
A total of 7.7 lakh ticket cancellations were recorded on June 1, a day prior to the rail disaster in Odisha, as compared to 7.5 lakh cancellations registered on June 3, the ticketing arm of Indian Railways said.
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"Something must be behind this. The truth must come out. Why didn't the anti-collision system work?" West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said.
The South Eastern Railway cancelled trains such as the Chennai-Howrah Mail, the Darbhanga-Kanniyakumari Express and the Kamakhya-LTT Express journey commencing on June 3.
Modi emphasised on the "whole of government" approach to mitigate this monumental tragedy, which has claimed over 280 lives so far.
CAG report said almost 7 out of 10 rail accidents between 2017-18 and 2020-21 were derailments. Track defects, engineering and maintenance issues, and operating errors were the causes of these derailments but little was done to avert similar accidents
"It is a serious incident, and instructions have been issued for probe from every angle. Those found guilty will be punished stringently," Prime Minister Modi told reporters, after meeting the injured victims at the hospital.
Indian Railways plans to install Kavach across 2,000 rail route networks in 2022-23 and over 4,000-5,000 rail route networks every subsequent year. At the moment Kavach has been deployed on over 1,098 route km and 65 trains running under the South Central Railway after successful trial runs.
Several trains have been cancelled, diverted or short-terminated following the horrific triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday evening.
The accident occurred at about 7 pm when the superfast express train was travelling from Shalimar station in Howrah to Chennai Central station in Tamil Nadu, an official said.
Officials said due to a major demand from zonal railways, production of MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) coaches was ramped up in 2022-23 with the RCF manufacturing 22 coaches in 2021-22 and increasing it to 213 the following year.
Deccan Queen Express is the first deluxe train introduced to serve two important cities of the region – Mumbai and Pune – and was aptly named after Pune, which is also known as the ‘Queen of Deccan’ (Dakkhan ki Rani)
This will be the second Vande Bharat Express in Karnataka, with the first one introduced on the Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai route in November 2022, operated by the Southern Railway.
The consortium comprising Swiss railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail and Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives was the only other player that took part in this tender with a bid of nearly Rs 170 crore per train.
Talking to reporters at the Guwahati railway station ahead of the launch of the semi-high speed Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express, he also said by June, all states where electrification of routes has been done, will have Vande Bharat trains.
Earlier, in 2019-2020, 1.10 crore people were caught travelling without tickets or with incorrect ones, in 2021-22, the tally rose to 2.7 crore
Improvement in goods transport by railways is crucial for the success of Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti project and, for closing the ranks with China in logistics efficiency. Together they are critical for industrialisation and economic growth
Freight revenue in April is Rs 13,893 crore as compared to Rs 13,011 in April 2022, which is a growth of 7 percent.
A report published in The Statesman said that the Railway board had asked the Centre for Railway Information Systems to make alterations in the software so that passengers can start to book tickets for pets on the IRCTC website.
The handle, which was in the gap between two seats, was protruding out and presumably the passenger sat on it without noticing.
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Technology trials of the multiple wagon tipplers system are on by the national carrier. This has the potential to dramatically improve the supply chain of coal across the country.
The Union railways ministry has set a December-2023 deadline for 100% electrification of India's rail network.
The locomotives are part of a massive order of 800 WAG-12B engines signed by the Indian Railways and Alstom in 2018 valued at Rs 40,000 crore, spread over 10 years.