The move comes after his recent discussion with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding resumption of the train to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Navratri festival.
The Rs 63,941-crore project is expected to be completed within five years of commencement of the work.
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In July 2020, Indian Railways opened the sector to private players for the first time.
These clone trains will run on notified timings and will be fully reserved trains, the Ministry of Railways said on September 15.
In Bhopal, a NEET special train travelled 400 km from Neemuch carrying only 15 students.
Private players will redevelop an area of 5 lakh square metres at the New Delhi station and another 2.6 lakh square metres, surrounding it for commercial purposes.
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used to provide a better ticket booking experience to passengers, said Railway Board Chairman, VK Yadav.
After assessment of integration of the platforms, Railways and GeM will decide the further course of action for completion of the process.
Railways invited proposals from companies earlier in July to run 151 modern passenger trains on 109 pairs of routes across the country.
The railways is expected to receive total haulage charges of around Rs 3,000 crore per annum from the operation of these 151 trains.
The Mumbai division, which is also the headquarters of the Western Railways, has ensured a refund of ₹190.20 crore till July 16.
Indian Railways has planned an ambitious Rs 13.68 trillion capital investment towards station redevelopment projects over a five-year period
Foot-operated soap dispensers, copper-coated fixtures, titanium dioxide coating to kill viruses, and plasma air purification equipment inside AC ducts are some of the features of the new coaches
Indian Railways is targeting at least 50% jump in freight traffic on unused passenger train routes to neutralise revenue losses or even end FY21 with a surplus, according to Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav
This change in requirements is being seen as a move to help attract more private players to run trains and increase competition.
Each train will have a minimum of 16 coaches, and will run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph.
The BJP-led central government is focusing on the 360-degree development of the Indian Railways — inviting greater private participation in running trains is one of the many steps towards modernising this lifeline for millions of Indians
Last month, Railways had asked zones to ensure 100 percent punctuality in the running of 230 special trains, which is less than two percent of the 13,000 trains that typically run.
Adani Ports, Essel Group, Tata Realty and Infrastructure, Bombardier and Alstom could be in the fray.
The private entity will be responsible for financing, procuring, operating and maintaining the trains
Special Rajdhani trains and other services started from May 12 and June 1 will continue as per schedule
Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Wednesday held a meeting through video conference with General Managers (GMs), Divisional Railway Mangers (DRMs) and Managing Directors (MDs) of PSUs regarding the progress of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.