Safety to be principal focus for Indian Railways: Ashwani Lohani

Safety to be principal focus for Indian Railways: Ashwani Lohani

August 31, 2017: Safety shall always remain the principal focus area for the Indian Railways, said the Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani in an open letter to the railwaymen across the country. He ...

MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International for redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

MoU signed between RLDA and IRCON International for redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

August 04, 2017: Ministry of Railways has entrusted the work of redevelopment of Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station to IRCON along with Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) by leveraging the comm...

Cyber security is priority for Indian Railways: Suresh Prabhu

Cyber security is priority for Indian Railways: Suresh Prabhu

July 22, 2017: Ensuring cyber security is one of the top priorities for Indian Railways, which is currently seeing a lot of upgradation, modernisation and maintenance, said Railway Minister Suresh Pra...

IR trying to get back its modal share in freight segment: Suresh Prabhu

IR trying to get back its modal share in freight segment: Suresh Prabhu

July 14, 2017: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu during the Indian Railways Round Table Conference on ‘New Alternatives in Wagon Design: Reaching out to Customers’ said that Indian Railways is tr...

Railways sanctions Jeypore and Nabarangpur new line

Railways sanctions Jeypore and Nabarangpur new line

July 05, 2017: The Ministry of Railways has sanctioned a new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur in Odisha that will cover 38 kilometres. The cost of the project is 747.91 Crores and...

RLDA and NBCC sign MoU for redevelopment of identified railway stations

RLDA and NBCC sign MoU for redevelopment of identified railway stations

July 03, 2017: An MoU was signed between Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), an institution under Ministry of Railways and National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), a PSU of Ministry of U...

Railway Ministry strengthens coordination with state government to boost railway projects

Railway Ministry strengthens coordination with state government to boost railway projects

Jun 29, 2017:  To expedite the railway projects and to improve coordination with state governments for faster execution, Ministry of Railways is working on a system of nodal/coordinating officers of ...

Final survey work for Rs 157 cr Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh rail line launched

Final survey work for Rs 157 cr Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh rail line launched

Jun 28, 2017: Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu recently laid the foundation stone for the Final Location Survey of Bilaspur-Manali-Leh New Broad Gauge Line, at Leh. Coming up at a high of 3,300 met...

Suresh Prabhu asks audit teams to detect anomalies within Indian Railways

Suresh Prabhu asks audit teams to detect anomalies within Indian Railways

Jun 23, 2017: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu recently reviewed the status of internal control systems and internal audit on Indian Railways. The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner (Rai...

Kochi and Bangalore Metros get on track

Kochi and Bangalore Metros get on track

Jun 19, 2017: Kochi’s first metro line started commercial operations, while Bengaluru too added a line to the existing Namma Metro under Phase 1 of the mega project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi fla...

Railways Minister inspects upgraded Humsafar coaches

Railways Minister inspects upgraded Humsafar coaches

Jun 15, 2017: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inspected the new rake of Humsafar Express with additional features recently at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. In his Budget Speech of 2016-17, he h...

Jharia fire impact: Railways to close traffic on Dhanbad- Chandrapura section

Jharia fire impact: Railways to close traffic on Dhanbad- Chandrapura section

Jun 13, 2017: In a bid to ensure the safety of passengers, Ministry of Railways has decided to close traffic on Dhanbad-Chandrapura section due to underground fire of the Jharia coalfield from June 15...

Railway PSU RITES records 18% surge in revenue in FY 2016-17

Railway PSU RITES records 18% surge in revenue in FY 2016-17

May 30, 2017: RITES Ltd, under the Ministry of Railways has recorded 18 percent increase in its total income in FY 2016-17 compared to 2015-16. It has for the first time crossed the Rs. 1500 crores be...

Railway minister flags off Hubballi-Varanasi and Hubballi-Mysuru Express trains

Railway minister flags off Hubballi-Varanasi and Hubballi-Mysuru Express trains

May 24, 2017: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) and 17325/17326 Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily) through v...

Tejas Express makes its debut on Mumbai-Goa route

Tejas Express makes its debut on Mumbai-Goa route

May 22, 2017: Tejas Express, India’s state-of-the-art high-speed train recently began its maiden journey from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, for Karmali, North Goa.  Flagged off by Railway M...

Minister of Railways inaugurates round table conference on railway security issues

Minister of Railways inaugurates round table conference on railway security issues

May 19, 2017: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated a round table conference with non railway stakeholders on railway security issues. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, ra...

CCEA approves laying of new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

CCEA approves laying of new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

May 18, 2017: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the laying of rail tracks in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh that would help in decongesting busy routes. The ...

Projects worth about Rs. 90,000 crore underway in northeast India: Suresh Prabhu

Projects worth about Rs. 90,000 crore underway in northeast India: Suresh Prabhu

May 08, 2017: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who recently visited Northeast India to do a survey of seven new broad-gauge railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh, stated that currently projects worth abo...