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Indian Railways, MahaMetro sign MoU to create MRTS in Nagpur

Nagpur: Indian Railways signed an MoU with MahaMetro (Metro Railway Project Company of Maharashtra)for linking railway line to Metro coaches on broad gauge network & creating a Mass ...
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Railways extends “VIKALP” option to reservation windows

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has revised its passenger reservation form to benefit the passengers booking tickets through PRS Counters across the nation. Now, the VIKALP scheme option ...
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Reliance Infra bags three packages of Mumbai Metro Line 4

Mumbai, April 13 : Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for three packages worth Rs ...
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BEML to open excellence centre for railways in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 5 : State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) will set up a centre of excellence for the Indian Railways here to test its equipment and coaches, ...
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Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2,726 crore to enhance track safety

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Stepping up its efforts to prevent train derailments, Indian Railways is opting for the latest technology to reduce its dependence on manual inspections ...
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Jaitley proposes Rs 1.48 lakh cr capital expenditure for railways

The government has proposed Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure for the Indian Railways in 2018-19 to enhance carrying capacity of the national transporter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ...
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Complete automation of Railways’ signalling system on the cards

Complete modernisation of Indian Railways’ entire signalling system, including automation, at a whopping cost of Rs 78,000 crore is likely to get the nod among other safety measures ...
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SBI Caps to evaluate monetisation of Railways’ transmission assets

New Delhi, Jan 24 : SBI Capital Markets will evaluate Indian Railways’ overhead equipment (OHE) network for electrical traction as the state-run transporter is exploring the monetisation of ...
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Railway heritage theme park on the anvil at Rewari

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Indian Railways is firming up a proposal to develop a railway heritage theme park, a first-of-its-kind in the country, at Rewari, in cooperation ...
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Foggy Friday morning in Delhi, 18 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Dec 29: It was a cold and foggy morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, season’s average, the weather office ...
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Six coaches of Manduadih Express derails in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 29: Six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express has derailed at the New Delhi Railway station. No injuries were reported. A Northern Railway official ...
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Misty morning in Delhi, 19 trains cancelled

New Delhi Dec 28: It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. At ...
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India’s first AC local train service in Mumbai from Monday

New Delhi, Dec 24: India’s first air-conditioned local train services will be launched on Monday when the service gets underway on the Borivali-Churchgate section of the Mumbai suburban ...
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114 rail accidents since April 2010 kill 226

Lucknow, Nov 29: A total of 114 train accidents in the Northern Railway network since April 2010 led to 226 deaths and injuries to 365 persons, an RTI ...
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L&T ready to pitch for second phase of Hyderabad Metro

Hyderabad, Nov 25 : With the first phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail ready for inauguration on November 28, construction major Larsen & Toubro on Saturday said that it ...
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Major train accident averted as Sampark Kranti hits vehicle near Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 20: A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing ...
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Indian Railways needs ‘surgical strike’ of total reforms

Only ‘surgical strikes’ of reforms and transparency can save Indian Railways from further deterioration. The change of guard won’t do any good if fundamentals of Indian Railways are ...
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India’s leap towards high-speed progress

As India will commemorate its diamond jubilee in 2022 to mark its 75 years of Independence, the NDA government has pulled up the socks to ensure that a ...
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Bullet boost to India’ rail infra development

It is true that India’s rail infrastructure is in shambles, but that does not mean that the Central government should not make efforts to take railway infrastructure to ...
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New Metro Rail Policy released

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday released the new Metro Rail Policy that focuses on minimising the use of personal ...
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Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for high-speed rail project

Ahmedabad, Sep 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 ...
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Lucknow Metro develops snag on maiden commercial run

Lucknow, Sep 6 : The Lucknow Metro developed a snag on its maiden commercial run on Wednesday. Many passengers, who had taken the inaugural run of the train, ...
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If PM entrusted Suresh Prabhu to treat ailing Railways, he must be retained

SURESH PRABHU IS EXECUTING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST REFORMS IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN RAILWAYS AND HIS EXIT WILL ONLY DERAIL THE ENTIRE PROCESS. It is not easy ...
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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to head Railway Board

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Air India chief Ashwani Lohani was on Wednesday named the Chairman of the Railway Board to succeed A.K. Mittal, who stepped down in ...
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Engine, five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derail in UP

Lucknow, Aug 23 : The engine and five coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiyya district of Uttar Pradesh, injuring more than 50 passengers, police said on Wednesday. ...
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Flood fury: No rail network in northeast for 11 days

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 : With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day ...
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Searches on at New Delhi station after bomb call

New Delhi, Aug 21 : The New Delhi Railway station authorities along with railway police are carrying out searches in all trains arriving and departing the station following ...
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Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, Aug 20 : A day after 24 people were killed in train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has ...
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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 : Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, ...
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Government approves new Metro Rail policy

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to keep up with “high level of expectations and states’ aspirations”, Union ...
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Modi refers to 42-year-old project to attack previous governments

New Delhi, Aug 15 : In a veiled attack against the previous governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to a rail project which got delayed by ...
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Delay by Railways in electrification projects: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for ...
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Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu

New Delhi, July 20 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with ...
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High-speed rail training centre on way

Ahmadabad, july 13 : Gandhinagar in Gujarat will host India’s first high-speed rail training centre. It will be built over railway land measuring 4,400 metres at an estimated ...
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Indian Railways Still Waiting For Surgical Treatment

In the 21st Century, the India Railways has certainly added some fast running trains, but not fast-paced basic reforms, which may encourage people to opt for trains for ...
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New Varanasi-Vadodara express from Friday

Lucknow, June 22 : The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi from Friday, an official said on Thursday. Mahamana Express ...
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SC asks Delhi Metro to pay Rs 60 crore interest to DAMEPL

New Delhi, June 19 : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with a Delhi High Court order directing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to pay Rs 60 crore ...
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Eastern UP gets railways attention via Varanasi

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Three years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Varanasi as his parliamentary constituency, eastern Uttar Pradesh appears to have attracted a lot of ...
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Want Kerala to have Light Metro too: Sreedharan

Kochi, June 16 : After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala’s first metro — Kochi Metro — “Metro man” E. Sreedharan on Friday said he ...
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Beijing’s first driverless subway line starts test-run

Beijing, June 12 : Beijing’s first driverless subway line started test runs on Monday, preparing to start service by the end of this year. The Yanfang line will serve ...
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Will improve Railways infrastructure: Prabhu

Kolkata, June 10 : The government is focusing on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to make it more profitable, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday. “Indian ...
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IRCTC announces launch of Maharajas’ Southern Jewels

Bengaluru, June 9 : The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) on Friday announced the launch of Southern Jewels, a new tour circuit of Maharajas’ Express. “The ...
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Railways to provide ‘book now pay later’ option

New Delhi, June 1 : Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. According ...
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Railways are soft target for Maoists in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 30 : Railway property seems to have become a soft target for Maoists in Jharkhand. In the last one week, the Maoists have blasted railway tracks ...
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Maoists blast rail tracks, torch vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas early on Monday blew up a railway track in Bokaro district and torched vehicles in Giridih during a 24-hour shutdown they have ...
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Delhi Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ to start Sunday

New Delhi, May 26 : The ‘Heritage Line’ stretch of the Delhi Metro will be operational from May 28, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Friday. An ...
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Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station

Ranchi, May 26 : More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, ...
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Metro train evacuated after smoke detected at Rajiv Chowk

New Delhi, May 24 : A metro train was evacuated after smoke was detected coming out of the airconditioning ducts of the rear coach at Rajiv Chowk metro station ...
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