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
The introduction of the new train of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) before Durga puja and Diwali is expected to boost tourism in the hills
A 21-km-long tunnel is to be built in Maharashtra for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor, of which seven km will be under the sea.
In the last four months, an average of roughly 7,000 unconfirmed ticket holders were able to obtain confirmed seats on trains thanks to the Railways' new hand-held terminals (HHTs).
According to official data, the Railways spent Rs 121.86 crore as subsidy under the scheme which is more than double the amount of Rs 50 crore sanctioned in 2021-22 by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) for the pro-farmer initiative.
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy on long-term leasing of Railways’ land as well as a proposal to develop 300 Gati Shakti cargo terminals over the next five years.
The two MoUs were signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ongoing visit to New Delhi.
In a boost for small entrepreneurs and start-ups, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had launched e-auction for commercial earnings in June, a project enabling a quick finalisation of contracts and a quick re-award in case of failure of any contract.
At the request of the Himachal Pradesh government, the railways has over the last two years conducted studies if the toy train can be run at an increased speed.
The latest Vande Bharat trial took place in the Kota (Rajasthan)-Nagda (Madhya Pradesh) section on August 26.
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's plan to monetise its digital data has raised privacy concerns
On Tuesday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that the Railways provides a discount of 55% to its customers and spent Rs 62,000 crore on the subsidy last year.
The call for the briefing comes days after the Indian railway's ticketing arm floated a tender to monetise the data it holds
The 3.5 km long Super Vasuki carried a load of about 27,000 tonne of coal in its maiden run. It was the highest quantity of fuel ever transported by the Indian Railways in a single train arrangement.
The Katra-Banihal stretch is part of the prestigious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project which has missed several deadlines in the past amid huge cost escalations since 1997.
Indian Railways has been a major contributor in providing employment to people in the country and in this year alone 18,000 jobs have been provided.
He added that his company will look to spend around Rs 200-250 crore as capital expenditure in the next 12-18 months in its railway operations.
Since its operational engagement with the Railways in 2019, Amazon has increased its transportation lanes five fold, it said.
REMC is a joint venture of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Ltd.
About 5,000 drivers staged a 24-hour strike against seven train companies across England. It came on the second full day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the first day of the new English soccer season.
The JV will also explore future business opportunities in the Indian Railways sector and tap the upcoming domestic requirements in the field, Bharat Forge said.
Also on the cards is tweaking the age criteria by extending the concessional fare to those above 70 years, as against the earlier 58 for women and 60 for men, they said. The idea, the sources indicated, is to offset the cost of granting these concessions for the Railways while retaining the subsidy for the elderly.
While Abu Road is a tourism destination in Rajasthan, Ambaji and Taranga Hill, in Gujarat, are places of religious interest.
Rajendra Prasad, Director, Projects, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has been handed over the charge for three months, the officials said.