Railways

  • Explosive materials found in scrap containers at Jaipur's Kanakpura railway station 2 days ago

    Explosive materials used for military purposes have been found in few containers of scrap at Kanakpura station in Jaipur, police said. "The containers came from Angola in southern Africa through a Singapore-based company Sunagro International and were found during a check at the station from July 1 to July 15," Investigating...
  • Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches. The derailment detector devices, a first for Indian Railways, will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Railways get proposals worth Rs 15,000 crore in PPP mode: Sadananda Gowda 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways have received proposals totalling Rs 15,000 crore for development of various projects under the PPP mode, Railway Minister Sadanada Gowda said on Tuesday. Gowda also defended the recent 14.2 per cent passenger fare hike and 6.5 per cent freight hike saying it was the need of...
  • Railway's freight earnings go up by over 7 per cent 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Earnings of Railways from freight has increased by over seven per cent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the corresponding period last year. Railways have earned Rs 24,541.96 crore from freight traffic during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 22,795.55 crore during the corresponding period last...
  • Opposition parties pick holes in rail budget July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition members on Monday picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cash-strapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations. Congress member and former Railway Minister KH Muniyappa...
  • Two GRP cops suspended for negligence of duty July 13, 2014

    Two constables of Government Railway Police (GRP) have been suspended for negligence of duty after a police rifle was found missing at Kandhla Railway station in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. According to GRP SP Anand Kulkarni, some unidentified miscreants fled with the rifle of the two constables, Subodh and...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Lok Sabha in absence of ministers July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha due to absence of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda or his deputy when the railway budget was taken up for discussion. Realising that the two ministers were absent, the Opposition was quick to make it an issue with Congress...
  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Freight traffic up by over four per cent July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has carried 267.68 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during April-June 2014 period as against 256.79 MT carried in the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.24 per cent, accoding to Railway ministry data. Railways transported 87.14 MT freight in June this year as against...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 2014-15...
  • High tariff needed to make bullet trains viable: Economic survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways has in consultation with state governments selected seven corridors for carrying out pre-feasibility studies for the introduction of high-speed,...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Map: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • Railways launches Go-India smart card July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As smart cards are increasingly becoming popular among the people, the Railways has now launched Go-India Smart Card. Introduced as a pilot project, this value proposition would cover 11 stations of the New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Kolkata sections spread over six Zonal Railways. New Delhi has been identified as...
  • Rail Budget remarkable, will put Railways back on track: BJP July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday hailed the first Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government as "revolutionary" and "remarkable" that will put the Railways back on track with priorities on safety, hygiene and speed. Describing the Rail Budget as "remarkable" in many ways, party President and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • Prithviraj Chavan slams rail budget, says Centre apathetic to Maharashtra July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that rail budget has completely let down Maharashtra and that he was feeling "terribly disappointed" by the "apathy" of Centre towards the state. "The government has done nothing on the demand for the rollback of the 14.5 per cent hike in passenger fares,...
  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones- Western and Central - headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 2014-2015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways July 8, 2014

    Hours after Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, Minister of States for Railways, Manoj Sinha said that the government has framed policies to generate revenue from Railways. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sinha said, "The government has political will and public is...
  • Modi's rail budget: 'Achche din' for Indian Railways? July 8, 2014

    Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains and prohects...
  • Loksatta, Telangana BJP hail Rail Budget, YSR Congress unhappy July 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Loksatta Party on Tuesday welcomed the "genuine" effort showed by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in his Budget to "end the era of reckless populism and lay the foundation for improved traffic infrastructure". Loksatta President Jayaprakash Narayan said the broad trajectory of the Rail Budget is in keeping with the...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar July 8, 2014

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • FIR registered against Congress leader for defacing Gowda's property July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Mukesh Sharma for defacing Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's property on Tuesday. The move came after Mukesh Sharma was seen removing Gowda's nameplate from outside his house and stomping on it. The incident occured while Congress workers were demonstrating outside Gowda's...