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Adani Ports delivers 50 US made GE locomotives to Indian Railways

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZL) has successfully concluded the import and dispatch of 50 General Electric Transportation (GE) locomotives from Mundra port for the Indian Railways with full customer satisfaction and ‘zero’ incident. All 50 locomotives were manufactured by GE Electromotive Division in the US and imported at Mundra port for the Indian Railways, a first for Indian ... Read More »

RIL’s telecom arm to take over as service provider for Railways from January 1

Reliance Industries’ (RIL) telecom arm — Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) will serve the railways from January 1. The company to slash the national transporter’s phone bills by around 35% at least. Railways has been using Bharati Airtel for over six years as its telecom provider for 1.95 lakh mobile phone connections used by its employees in closed user group (CUG) ... Read More »

JSPL supplies 35,000 tonnes rails to Indian Railways

Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) has supplied 35,000 tonnes of rails to the Indian Railways during July to October. In July, the company had bagged 20% of Rs 2,500-crore global rail tender floated by the railways, becoming the first private player to supply rails to the national transporter. The order is to supply around 1 lakh tonnes of rails over ... Read More »

NTPC enters into Rs 10,000 crore contract with Indian Railways: Report

NTPC has reportedly entered into a contract with the Indian Railways for transportation of coal from mines to all its plants through fiscal 2020. The contract is for Rs 10,000 crore inclusive of GST. The company will pay the Indian Railways a freight advance towards payment of transport of coal for FY18-19 and FY19-20. First instalment of Rs 2,000 crore ... Read More »

SAIL preparing to supply wheels for Indian railways

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is preparing for supply of wheels for newly introduced Linke Hoffman Busche (LHB) coaches for the Indian railways. The company is the only domestic producer of forged wheels which are used for high speed trains and locomotives. The company’s Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) is collective to ensure the timely delivery of wheels and axles to ... Read More »

Cyclone Titli: Railways To Run Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru Special Train

BHUBANESWAR:  After cancellation and diversion of trains due to Cyclone Titli, a Super Fast Tatkal Special Train will run from Bhubaneswar, Odisha to Bangalore Cantonment, Karnataka to help facilitate stranded passengers. The East Coast Railways informed that the train would leave from Bhubaneswar on October 15 at 7:50 am. The train will have stoppages at Khurda Road, Balugaon, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam, ... Read More »

5000 CSC WiFi Choupal Railways launched

Union Minister for Electronics, IT, Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched “5000 CSC WiFiChoupal” an initiative towards developing rural Wi-Fi network infrastructure to provide affordable services that transform villages into smart villages. “Delivery of Railway Tickets through CSCs” was also launched. On the occasion, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that all 2,90,000 CSCs will be connected with technology now ... Read More »

Northern Railways to monitor cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp

Northern Railway General Manager Vishwesh Chaube said in New Delhi, that every department, be it pantry, bed rolls etc will have separate WhatsApp groups, in which status report of cleanliness will be uploaded on a daily basis. To keep the station area and tracks clean, 4,415 bio-toilets have been fitted in coaches in 2017-2018 against a target of 4,000 and ... Read More »

Railways to use AI to control air circulation in Manipur tunnel

While the national transporter is already using this technique to detect flaws or problems in the signalling system on a real-time basis and rectifying it in order to avoid possible delays and mishaps, this is the first time that such a technology will be used in a tunnel in the country. The system will control air circulation in the system, ... Read More »

Impact of Kushinagar school bus accident: Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by March 2020

New Delhi: In the wake of an accident at an unmanned level crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district in which 13 children died, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that all unmanned crossings will be eliminated by March 2020. Goyal made these remarks after holding a review meeting with top Railways officials this afternoon. Held a detailed review meeting ... Read More »

Less food but best food, more bio toilets are priorities for Indian Railways

New Delhi: When it comes to food, quality and not quantity is the key for Indian Railways. And when it comes to providing good hygiene to passengers, both matter equally with a statement from the Railway Ministry on Thursday announcing that more than one lakh bio-toilets have been installed on trains since 2011. Looking at adding to comfort and convenience ... Read More »

Indian Railways Recruitment Board exam: 5 tips to prepare for the examination

Here are six tips to prepare for RRB exam: 1. Keep a thorough grip on the syllabus and all the subjects such as Mathematics, General Intelligence, General Knowledge, Science and Reasoning Ability. 2. Focus on quantitative aptitude section which includes formulae. 3. Stay updated on current affairs at national and international level. 4. Solve as many previous year question papers ... Read More »

Goodbye, Shatabdi? Railways prepares to replace them with semi-high-speed trains

New Delhi: Indian Railways is mulling to replace its high-speed premium train Shatabdi Express with its first semi-high speed train, manufactured under the government’s ‘Make In India’ initiative. This semi-high speed train has been named – Train 18 – on the year it’s being manufactured. The train will run on the tracks reportedly in June this year. In the beginning, ... Read More »

Mumbai locals crippled: Railways clarifies aspirants did not appear for exams

With hundreds of job aspirants crippling Mumbai local train services, the railways has refuted the claims of protesters saying they did not appear in any examination. Chief PRO of Railways, Sunil Udasi, has clarified that the protesting aspirants did not appear for any examination. He said that the protesters just pursued apprenticeship at railway workshops. He added that they can still ... Read More »

Railways plans to discontinue providing blankets in some AC trains

NEW DELHI: Faced with criticism that it gives dirty blankets to passengers, the railways is working on a pilot project to discontinue providing them in AC coaches in some trains. Recently, the CAG, in its report tabled in Parliament, criticised the railways on cleanliness and hygiene in trains and stations. On a trial basis, the railways will maintain the temperature at 24°C in these AC ... Read More »