Category Articles: Railway
February 14, 2018
Surat: BJP Lok Sabha member from Navsari, CR Patil today said the city of Surat will get stoppage of Mysuru - Udaipur Palace Queen Humsafar train following his successful representation before union rail minister Piyush Goyal.
The train is going to be on its first journey on 1st March this year.
Patil said, the train number 19667/19668 Palace Queen will leave Mysuru every Thursday and reach Udaipur after 2250 km journey. The train will have 18 coaches of 3rd AC. It will pass through five...Read More
February 09, 2018
Surat: As per an estimate, around 18-20 lakh users used free wifi facility at Surat railway station in last one year.Surat railway station got wifi facility about a year ago with 25 antennas, 2 routers and 12 switches. However in 3-month data, Ahmedabad had highest 214 TB data usage at railway station followed by Vadodara 162 TB and Surat 129 TB.
Railtel and Google have given free wifi facility to 100 railway stations in A1 category. The next round will cover A category railway stations t...Read More
January 30, 2018
A minor fire broke out in the electric pole near the railway track at Shahibaugh underpass this evening but was quickly controlled.
Additional Chief Fire Officer Rajesh Bhatt said that the fire broke out in the junction box of a normal electric pole situated beside the track.
'It was controlled completely and quickly by the two fire fighting vehicles and owing to it no disruption to the rail traffic or damage to track was reported,' he said.
The fire was caused by short ci...Read More
January 28, 2018
Rajkot: Railways has demanded land to set up a container depots announced in previous railway budget in Rajkot. The railways has demanded land near Khandheri cricket stadium. Revenue department of Government of Gujarat is ready to give 50,000 square meter land for Rs 130 crore premium. Railways has accepted the offer and planned to set up the depot by 2019 to benefit the areas of Saurashtra.
January 28, 2018
Gandhinagar: Railway officials met Chief Secretary JN Singh and demanded his intervention for speedy and smooth acquisition of land to implement the Dabhoi-Kevadia broad gauge railway line project.
Dabhoi-Kevadia railway line involves Dabhoi-Chandod and Chandod-Kevadia colony stretches. Dabhoi-Chandod stretch has allready a narrow gage line which needs to be converted to broad gauge. However Chandod-Kevadia Colony stretch will need fresh land acquisition to lay new railway line. Two district...Read More
January 03, 2018
New Delhi: Lesser number of trains are running in late than flights due to fog this year because of constant efforts for computerisation of the signalling system, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
"Due to our constant efforts, less trains were running in late in comparison to flight during fogs," he claimed during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.
Goyal said that a committee has been set up to review the flexi-fare system and recommend best options, keeping in mind the interests of p...Read More
January 03, 2018
Mumbai: The Indian Railways has launched Anubhuti luxury coache which will have "aircraft-like facilities" in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. The Anubhuti coach is equipped with cushy interiors, seats fitted with LCD screens attached to every seat and wider leg space. A coach has been at present added for trial period of 3-5 January.
The 56-seat air-conditioned chair car has been built by the Integral Coach Factory at a cost of Rs. 2.84 crore.
The Anubhuti (which means...Read More
January 03, 2018
New Delhi: Indian Railways has set a target of December 2018 to link all its locomotives via ISRO satellites, making it easy to track trains and communicate with their crew in real time, officials said.
By year-end, all 10,800 locos of the railways will have antennas fixed on them and they will be monitored inside the driver's cabin, senior officials of the national transporter told PTI.
"We have already tried it on 10 locos and by December 2018 we will have this system installed in all ou...Read More
December 20, 2017
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Ministry of Railways' transformative initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara to skill its human resources and build capability. This innovative idea, inspired by the Prime Minister, will be a catalyst for transformation of rail and transport sector towards New India.
The University will be set up as a Deemed to Be University under de novo category as...Read More
November 08, 2017
Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said that transparency has become the 'unique identity' of Modi government which has taken such strict steps against black-money, black-marketing and corruption in its tenure of last 3 and a half years which were unprecedented in the history of the nation.
He also said that the government was ensuring investigation of all the 714 Indians linked with Paradise Papers leak but could not make the names public at its own o...Read More
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