Railways to pitch for building bullet train coaches locally

Indian Railways is planning a ‘Make in India’ touch to the super-fast bullet train project connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad, two officials familiar with the matter said. The high-speed trains, known as Shinkansen in Japan, or new trunk line, will initially be imported, but at a later stage the state-owned transporter wants to offer one of […]

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Piyush Goyal: Bullet trains delayed for 50 yrs, then came PM

New Delhi: Claiming Indian Railways was used for “political reasons” earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said, “The bullet train technology has arrived in India after a delay of 50 years because PM Narendra Modi has come now.” Speaking of Congress, he said, “They should be happy that the bullet train project which they […]

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Station master gets drunk, falls asleep; Trains delayed

Lucknow: Northern Railway officials were left in a state of panic after a red signal at Moradabad division did not turn green, leading to several trains from the east getting taking unprecedented halts. The faux pas was caused on Friday night after the station master at Murshadpur got “heavily drunk” and fell asleep. RPF personnel, along […]

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Railways to replace face towels with napkins in AC coaches

NEW DELHI: Instead of face towels, passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will soon be provided disposable, cotton-rich takeaway napkins, according to an order issued by the Railway Board. These napkins would be cheaper and smaller, and two of them would be provided per bedroll during long journeys, if required. While the cost of the face […]

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Refund catering contractor says High Court to Railways

New Delhi: Having failed to control and remove vending mafia and unauthorised vendors operating on some of the train routes, the Delhi HC upheld the decision, directing the Railways to refund one of its catering contractors for not being able to provide facilities to the passengers.  The court was hearing appeal against the decision of […]

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Indian Railways to provide escalators at stations with footfall above 1 lakh

New Delhi: Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged. With this, not many new stations would be eligible for escalators as all major stations […]

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Railways to oversee cleanliness using WhatsApp groups in North India

NEW DELHI: The North India Railways will now moniter cleanliness using whatsApp. Be it pantry, bed rolls etc, seperate whatsapp groups will be created for each of these. Daily reports on cleanliness will be uploaded on groups. “WhatsApp groups have been created for train and pantry cleanliness, bed rolls and functionality of air conditioners in trains. […]

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Railways shelves the plan of fine on carrying excess baggage

New Delhi: The railways has now shelved the plan of penalising pessengers for carrying excess baggage, saying it was only to generate awareness among travellers. The national transporter had launched a six-day drive from June 1 to check for excess baggage but the decision to strictly enforce the rule to fine passengers up to six […]

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More than 1 lakh bio toilets installed in Railways: Ministry

New Delhi: A statement from the Railway ministry said, Indian Railways has installed more than one lakh bio-toilets in trains till March 2018, seven years since 57 were installed in the Gwalior Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011. With 1, 25,000 such toilets being installed, the ministry has now covered about 60 per cent of […]

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