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Railways integrator, unifier of India, says president Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:00:42 -0700
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Millions of Indians from various backgrounds use one common mode of transportation - the Indian Railways - which thus play a major role as an "integrator and unifier" of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday. "They (the people) lose their individual identities and assume one common identity as passengers of the Indian Railways. The Indian Railways thus ...

Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:40:13 -0700
Among the many features of the new mobile app is the 'spot your train' feature, which offers information such as its current position, expected time of arrival and departure at a particular station.

Indian Railway Service of Engineers probationers call on Mukherjee Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:05:09 -0700
New Delhi, Apr.22 (ANI): A group of 68 probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) of 2011 batch called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Addressing the probationers, Mukherjee congratulated them on their success in a very difficult examination. He said civil engineers have to play a major role not only in maintaining and upgrading the Indian Railways ...

Indian Railways: Silent steps to reform Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:01:38 -0700
Several committees have suggested a thorough reform of Indian Railways-especially that of the Railway Board

Indian Railways to invite RFQ document on Rs 160 bln eastern corridor project by June-end Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:59:38 -0700
April 8: Indian Railways is proposing to invite Request for Qualification (RFQ) document on 530-km stretch of Son Nagar-Dankuni section of the eastern freight corridor by the end of June, Financial Express reported citing Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar. The project is a part of the 1,839-km eastern freight corridor, stretching from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni in West Bengal. The rail ...

Learn from China, transform the Indian Railways Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:41:02 -0700
The next government should view Indian Railways as a strategic tool, not legacy problem.

Railways earn Rs.140485.02 crore in revenue in fiscal 2013-14 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:40:04 -0700
New Delhi, Apr.12 (ANI): Indian Railways earned approximately Rs. 140485.02 crores in fiscal 2013-14, as compared to Rs. 121831.65 crores in fiscal 2012-13.

Indian Railways records 15% revenue rise Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:23:35 -0700
The Indian Railways has closed 2013-14 with a 15 per cent increase in revenue, rising to Rs 1,40,485 crore, compared to Rs 1,21,831 crore last year.

Photo expo on Indian Railways at Coimbatore Junction Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:09:07 -0700
The expo displayed information on Indian Railways that came into being in 1853 and now functioning with 14 lakh employees and operating 11,000 trains.

As denizens scramble for water, Railways extract 14.45 lakh litres daily Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:38:41 -0700
The extensive Delhi zone of the Indian Railways, it seems, is still dependent on tubewells for its whooping water demands running into lakhs of litres and has failed to set up Rain Water Harvesting...

Railways undecided over undertaking from season pass-holders Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:39:47 -0700
The Indian Railways seems to be caught in two minds over implementing the recommendation of the Allahabad High Court to have all season pass-holders to sign an undertaking that their passes would be cancelled if they commit any offence under the Indian Penal Code or the Railway Act.

Indian Railways' earnings stand at Rs 1,26,028 crore during April, 2013-February, 2014 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:24:28 -0700
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April 2013 to 28th February 2014 were Rs 1,26,028 crore compared to Rs 1,12,017 crore during the same period last year.

The high-speed trains are coming Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:58:58 -0700
The recent visit to China by a high-powered delegation could soon turn Indian Railways’ ‘high speed’ dreams into reality. The delegation, under the leadership of Montek Singh Ahluwalia, included the Chairman of the Railway Board, the Managing Director of the High Speed Rail Corporation, and others.

Cement, sugar help Rlys cross freight target Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:44 -0700
The Indian Railways carried 1,053.54 million tonnes (mt) of cargo in 2013-14, up 4.3 per cent against the traffic moved in 2012-13. The growth in fiscal 2013-14 is higher than the annual growth of 4.13 per cent seen in fiscal 2013 and is registered on a higher base.

India's impressive railway stations Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:53:31 -0700
The Indian Railways has one of the busiest and largest railway networks in the world.

Railways a unifier of India: President Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:52:53 -0700
New Delhi, Apr 22 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee today called the Indian Railways an "integrator and unifier" of the country.

Letters: The railway lifeline Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:50:33 -0700
Apropos Sanjeev Sanyal's article "Bring back the Railways!" (April 8), it was shocking to read the assumption that people are avoiding travelling by Indian Railways wherever other alternatives are available. As a country with about 350 million ...

Indian Railways' earnings rise Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:08:33 -0700
The Indian Railways have earned Rs 1,26,028.54 crore from passenger and goods traffic from April 2013 to February 2014 as compared to Rs 1,12,017.08 crore in the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.51 per cent.

Railways to pay compensation to victims of Sambalpur train accident Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:39:08 -0700
The Indian Railways have decided to pay compensation to all the victims of the train accident that took place in August 2012 at an un-manned level crossing near Sambalpur.In pursuant to an H...

Sanjeev Sanyal: Bring back the Railways! Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:24:38 -0700
The next government should view Indian Railways as a strategic tool, not legacy problem

HC notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:54:05 -0700
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul sought response from the railway ...

Now, Rail Neer in 500-ml bottles Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:54:25 -0700
IRCTC is also ramping up its packaged drinking water production by establishing more plants

Railways records 15% increase in revenue but passenger bookings fall Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:01:48 -0700
The Indian Railways haveclosed 2013-14 with a 15% increase in revenue to Rs 1,40,485.02--crorecompared to Rs 1,21,831.65 crore last year

Railway Board chief lauds railwaymens' dedication to goals and targets Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:40:04 -0700
New Delhi, Apr.12 (ANI): Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar has praised the untiring efforts and dedication of railwaymen in achieving important goals and targets set for and by the Indian Railways. Besides this, merit certificates and cash awards were presented to four other well maintained sections. In addition, 118 officers/staff of the Railway Board received merit certificates and cash ...

Train derails in northeast India, injuring dozens Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:08:43 -0700
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has derailed in northeastern India, injuring dozens of passengers. State-owned Indian Railways said in a statement that the engine and nine of the train’s 13 coaches jumped the track early Wednesday near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.

Delhi High Court notice over poor quality water in Indian Railways Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:41:46 -0700
New Delhi, April 2 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking improvement in the quality of drinking water in Indian Railways and a probe into alleged manipulation while awarding contracts for supply of chlorination plants.

History of Indian Railways on display Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:09:03 -0700
The web of railway tracks crisscrossing the nation has rightly earned the description of being a ‘lifeline.’ Everyday, over 11,000 trains chug their way to nerve-centre cities and the remotest vil...

Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:13:08 -0700
A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries. The engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad ...

'Rail Neer' purification processes conform to 'highest standards' Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:41:42 -0700
Rail Neer is manufactured as per BIS standard IS: 14543 as well as conforms with European Union norms for pesticide residue.

32k passengers register for IRCTC's e-wallet Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:08:31 -0700
Around 32,000 users have registered for the e-wallet scheme launched by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in November last year.

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