At current costs, laying normal 100,000 km tracks would cost Rs 15-20 trillion. This could vary depending on the movement of prices of basic inputs such as steel.
The implementation of the IRMS in its current form is unlikely to help the Railways attract the best talent or become a more efficient organisation. Focusing on structural reforms is advisable
Sharing the monthly figures, the Railways said an originating freight loading of 123.9 MT was achieved in November 2022, which was 5 percent higher as compared to 116.96 MT recorded in November 2021.
According to a note sent by the Railway Board to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the move is aimed at improving catering services on trains and give passengers more options.
As on October 31, 53,470 route kilometre (RKM) of the total 65,141 RKM broad gauge network has been electrified
Plans are also afoot to connect Kashi station with air and water routes and its design is being worked on, Vaishnaw said.
Three fire tenders of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) were pressed into service to douse the flames, another official said.
On a cumulative basis from April to October 2022, a freight loading of 855.63 metric tonnes has been achieved, as against last year’s loading of 786.2 MT.
The worst affected is the newly minted Mumbai-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express train which was launched on October 1.
Seventy-five utility vehicles bought by Bhutan were transported from Chennai to Hasimara Railway Station in West Bengal by a goods train.
The increased order inflow for wagon makers coupled with moderate competitive intensity in the sector is expected to boost the credit profile of these manufacturers, the rating agency said.
The special trains will connect major destinations such as Darbhanga, Azamgarh, Saharsa, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Firozpur, Patna, Katihar, and Amritsar, among others.
The passenger, Aji Kumar, reported the incident on Twitter and soon IRCTC and Railway Ministry's Railway Seva took note of it.
The railways plans to bid out these stations within the current year itself.
According to the railway rules, trains running at an average speed of 56 kmph are given the status of superfast in the time table.
The time table will also reflect the 106 new services introduced during 2021-22, 212 services extended and frequency of 24 services increased.
Union Cabinet on September 28 has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of three major railway stations – New Delhi, Ahmedabad and CSMT, Mumbai. The redevelopment project involves an approximate total investment of Rs 10,000 crore.
Railway Minister Ashwini Viashnaw said that tenders for the redevelopment projects should be out in 10 days
Kashmir will get its first electric train for the 137-kilometer long Banihal-Baramulla corridor rail link. The electric train will be inaugurated on October 2. The Jammu and Kashmir government, India Railways and Indian Railway construction Company Limited have been working together on this project since August 2019, which costs a total of Rs 324 crore, as per reports.
The Chenab bridge is the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge and is built between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The revenue from passenger traffic was Rs 25,276.54 crore, an increase of Rs 13,574.44 crore (116 per cent) year-on-year.
Addressing a press briefing, Vaishnaw said the tender will be awarded on the condition that the plant will be exporter of wheels too and the export market will be Europe.
The railway land lease fee has been cut to 1.5 percent of the market value of land per acre from the existing 6 percent. The lease period has been extended from the present five years to 35 years.
The Cabinet has cut the land licence fees from 6 percent to 1.5 percent, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said.
News18 has got a sneak peek into the design of the soon-to-be-ready building spread over 1.36 lakh square metres that will also house multiple hotels on different floors with capacity of a total of 60 rooms, speciality restaurants, and kids play areas.