Category Articles: Railway

Optical technology to be used for preventing lion and other wild animals run over on railway tracks in Gir forests

May 14, 2019
Optical technology to be used for preventing lion and other wild animals run over on railway tracks in Gir forests

Junagadh: To prevent the death of lions and other wild animals by a running train on tracks crossing from Gir forests, the only natural abode of Asiatic lions, an optical technology will be utilized. The decision was taken in a meeting held here in presence of the Junagdh Range IG in which CCF Junagadh and various railway and forest officials were also present. The meeting of the monitoring committee discussed ways of preventing illegal human entrants in the areas inhabited by...Read More

Two trains traveling through Ahmedabad division of WR including Puri-Ahmedabad express cancelled in the wake of cyclone Fani

May 02, 2019
Two trains traveling through Ahmedabad division of WR including Puri-Ahmedabad express cancelled in the wake of cyclone Fani

Ahmedabad: Two long distance trains that travels through Ahmedabad division of the Western Railway including 12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Superfast Express have been cancelled in the wake of Cyclone Fani which is approaching Odisha Coast. Railway spokesperson Pradeep Sharma today said that 12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Superfast Express would remain cancelled on May 3. Apart from it, 18421 Puri-Ajmer express which also passes through Ahmedabad division has been cancelled today. Over a...Read More

Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

April 03, 2019
Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

Surat: Western Railway has earned record break Rs. 18,224 crore revenue in FY 2018-19 which is 11.46% above the target. The revenue in previous FY was Rs. 674 crore. The revenue has been earned through passenger service, goods service, advertisement, parking, catering, ticket checking, ATM and other commercial services. Goods transfer was 8.9% more than previous FY. Transport of containers, steel and gypsum has witnessed notable increase. Speed of goods trains has been increased to 26....Read More

Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

March 29, 2019
Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

Ahmedabad: IRCTC has opened executive lounge The Kirti by RMD Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd at Ahmedabad railway station. Entry to this lounge attracts fee of Rs. 150 for two hours per person. The facilities available include wi-fi, TV, beverages, newspapers and magazines, train information, toilet and urinals, shoe shiner and luggage rack. Rs. 50 will be charged for each additional hour per person after first hour. Shower and change per person will be charged at Rs. 150 per person. Thi...Read More

Railway Board Chairman reviews progress of Bullet train project in Ahmedabad

March 22, 2019

Ahmedabad: Chairman Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav today reviewed the progress of the Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) project. The special elevated rail line currently under construction,when completed, will connect the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and India's economic hub Mumbai. It will be India's first high-speed rail line. Yadav along with railway board secretary and advisor (Infra) Sushant Kumar Mishra, MD of National High Speed Rail project Ac...Read More

Now one can see IRCTC Train Charts, Vacant Berths and Coach Layout online

February 27, 2019
Now one can see IRCTC Train Charts, Vacant Berths and Coach Layout online

New Delhi: To enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Indian Railway passengers, Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal launched a new facility for Public Viewing of Train Charts and Vacant Berths. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri V.K. Yadav, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Girish Pillai, other Railway Board Members and Sr. Officials from Railways were also present on the occasion. The information about occupancy in trains as per Passenger Reservation Charts ...Read More

Railways to run special train to Statue Of Unity from March 4

February 23, 2019
Railways to run special train to Statue Of Unity from March 4

New Delhi: Railways will run a special train for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, a statement from the ministry said. The train, which will be run under the government's Bharat Darshan scheme, will have a seven-night and eight-day tour package beginning March 4 from Chandigarh, it said. The journey will also cover pilgrimage sites like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga near Indore, MP, Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan, Trimbakeshwar in Nas...Read More

PM to inaugurate Ahmedabad Metro train project on March 4

February 19, 2019
PM to inaugurate Ahmedabad Metro train project on March 4

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Ahmedabad Metro train on March 4. Rs. 620 crore sum has been paid as compensation for acquisition of land for the project. This announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel in assembly today. He said 1110 farmers have given consent for land acquisition for bullet train project. Acquisition is going on across 197 villages of 32 talukas. Out of 508 km total length, bullet train will pass through 349 km length in Gujarat. A...Read More

Surat getting three new trains, new double track line to Jalgaon

February 16, 2019
Surat getting three new trains, new double track line to Jalgaon

Surat: The city of Surat is today getting three new trains connecting city's Udhna railway station to Nandurbar and Paldhi and Bhestan station to Bandra, Bhusawal and Khandesh. The trains are to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public function in Dhule. The Prime Minister is going to inaugurate a double line railway track connecting Udhna in Surat to Jalgaon in Maharashtra and its electrification. Udhna-Jalgaon double track railway line is 307 km long. It covers 42...Read More

Timely detection of 4 inch gap in railway track on Surat-Mumbai mainline averts major accident

February 09, 2019
Timely detection of 4 inch gap in railway track on Surat-Mumbai mainline averts major accident

Surat: A major accident was today averted on the Surat-Mumbai main rail section due to timely detection of a track of sort in the track near Sanjana close to Umergam railway station in Valsad district of South Gujarat. A railway official said that a railway employee saw an around 4 inches gap in the track close to a joint. It informed this immediately and it was repaired. He said that had it not been noticed and rectified in time possibility of derailment of coaches of t...Read More