Tag: Indian Railways

Railways mulls ending SAIL’s monopoly on steel supply

Railways is considering ending state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd’s (SAIL) virtual monopoly on supplying steel for standard rail tracks, opening up annual purchases worth up to $700 million to the private sector. As per reports in Reuters, the vast state rail operator is undergoing a $130 billion, five-year overhaul[Read More…]

Italian railways to ensure Indian rail safety

The Italian railway will assist Indian railways to keep ensure that their safety measures are strong. The Italian railway will conduct a safety audit of the Indian Railways besides supervising the passenger safety measures to be undertaken by the railway ministry. The concerns develop as, the recent rail accidents in[Read More…]

32 killed, 54 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derails in Andhra Pradesh

At least 32 people were killed and 54 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district on Saturday, officials said. The incident took place around 11.30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. Thirteen of the train’s 22 coaches were unaffected in[Read More…]

Delhi fog: 80 trains delayed, 20 rescheduled

Eighty trains delayed and 20 others rescheduled due to the thick fog enveloped in the capital city until afternoon. According to a MeT department official, the mercury settled at 15.4 degrees Celsius at 2:30 PM. The visibility was recorded 500 metres. “The foggy condition prevailed until afternoon due to the[Read More…]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announces new terminus at Kalyan

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced a new terminus for long-distance trains at Kalyan, a superfast train from Mumbai to Goa and Humsafar train with modern amenities from Mumbai. Prabhu promised Rs 40,000 crore for city projects to develop and strengthen the rail network, provide more facilities and ensure speedy transit.[Read More…]

Railways to accept demonetised notes till November 14

The Indian Railways extended the use of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for ticketing, on-board catering and refund of tickets till Nov 14. “The use of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination was extended up to November 14 tonight, and all concerned in the[Read More…]

Indian Railways to install bio-toilets on all trains

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that bio-toilets will be fitted on all new and existing trains to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene. “Bio-toilets will be fitted in all new and existing trains and all railway lines in due course will be made completely free from human excreta,” minister[Read More…]

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