Replying to a discussion on the demand for grants of the Railway Ministry, he spoke about his ministry's crackdown on touts, including arrests, and asserted that private agents are no longer needed when most people can book tickets on mobiles.
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The overall development work on this project is expected to be over by the year 2023.
E-tickets, especially for the sleeper and air-conditioned coaches, will have a service charge of Rs 20 and Rs 40, respectively
More than 800 persons, including managers of four pantry cars, were arrested in the raid.
When this Rs 100-crore indigenously designed train is made operational, it will become the country's fastest train.
The decision was taken after it was found that punctuality of trains suffered because loco drivers were wary of driving at MPS due to the fear of being detected overspeeding, which is punishable.
The Railway Ministry will hand over more than 70 acres of land to Bihar government
But physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, the railway ministry said.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed grief over the accident and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased.
According to the order, the biometric attendance system would be first implemented in the offices of all divisions, zones, Metro Rail Kolkata, railways workshop, factories and production units by November 30.
The two bodies -- Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA), and Indian Railways Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) -- are set to get powers to deal with all big decisions on the commercial use of railway land and developing stations, the official said.
Besides, in a relief to the MSEs, the sector has been exempted from paying tender cost and earnest money deposit for participating in the railway tender.
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 procures material worth more than Rs 50,000 crore annually to cater to the needs for production and maintenance of rolling stocks, signalling, tracks and fuel.
To make the railways financially viable, the government is not only looking at disinvestment of five CPSEs but is also trying to monetize railways' soft assets. They are also looking at reducing costs of railway operations, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.
Equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, the 120- seater AC coach will have large automatic food and tea/cold drink vending machines for passengers.
A senior Railway Ministry official said scrap generation has declined due to better utilisation of assets and completion of gauge conversion process and the figures have come down accordingly.
Besides, Prabhu has also taken note of discrepancies between train timings data available on national train enquiry system (NTES), the official website of Indian Railways, and actual train timings being experienced by passengers.
The JV will be set up by the Maharashtra government and the Railway ministry. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here. Top railway and state government officials were also present.
The 245 km long Delhi-Chandigarh corridor, one of the busiest routes in northern India, is slated to be first semi- high speed project being taken up by railways to run train at maximum speed of 200 kmph.
Brands will find prominence on trains as the railways have offered the inside and the outside of compartments for showcasing products.
As things stand, the Railway Development Authority does not have statutory powers. This means it will remain an advisory body and can only recommend changes to the existing tariff, while the ministry will still take the final call.
Railway Convention Committee (RCC) in its latest report has asked the Railways to look into the matter with a sense of urgency so as to ensure that the station redevelopment programme as announced in successive rail budgets is truly achieved.