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Indian Railways team in China for Delhi-Chennai bullet train Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:25:35 -0800
Beijing, Nov 25 (PTI): An Indian Railways team is in China to chalk out plans for conducting feasibility study to build the 1,754 km-long Delhi-Chennai high-speed train corridor, world's second largest bullet train line.

Indian Railways to power 4,000 locomotives with alternative fuel Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:59:15 -0800
Indian Railways has decided to power a fleet of 4,000 locomotives with alternative fuels such as bio-diesel, as part of its initiative to spread awareness about a clean environment and decrease the dependence on diesel.

How Suresh Prabhu can transform Indian Railways Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:05:59 -0800
Suresh Prabhu, the new railways minister, not only needs to save the railways from the clutches of bureaucracy and politics but also attract foreign investment to revive the once potent force.

Indian Railways Gives Nod for 100% FDI to Build Bio-toilets, Laundry Facilities Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:30:04 -0800
Nov. 14 -- With an aim to improve infrastructure and safety features, Indian Railways has allowed foreign investments to build toilets in passenger trains. Recently, the state-run transporter has identified ...

Railways seeks French collaboration Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:20:39 -0800
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Indian Railways Monday said they were looking forward to collaborate with French companies in the field of safety, customer service and high-speed train services.

Show material used in passenger coach interiors, SC tells railways Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:59:24 -0800
The Supreme Court Tuesday asked Indian Railways to place before it the material used for furnishing the interiors of railway coaches so that it could get it tested by labs to ascertain its quality.

Railways to use bio-diesel to cut fuel cost Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:00:04 -0800
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Indian Railways will use alternative fuels like bio-diesel in a big way to power its vast fleet of over 4,000 diesel locomotives, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Wednesday.

Thanks to Debroy Committee, every rail babu has an idea about restructuring Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:40:37 -0800
The Bibek Debroy Committee and its sweeping mandate to restructure the Indian Railways would win hands down if there was a poll for the most-discussed topic in the corridors of the ailing transport giant.

Railways to get policy for development issues Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:38:39 -0800
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian Railways will ready a road map and a guiding policy in the next two-and-half months on development-related issues during the next 10-15 years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said Friday.

Indian team in China to discuss Delhi-Chennai high speed railway line Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:46:30 -0800
A high-level team from the Indian railways has arrived in Beijing to discuss a feasibility study by China for a high-speed north-south rail link, clocking nearly 300 km an hour, between New Delhi...

Suresh Prabhu inherits quite a mess as railway minister Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:07:24 -0800
Indian Railways is currently implementing a project that involves laying of a broad gauge line connecting Nangaldam to Talwara in Himachal Pradesh.

Railways awaiting recommendations of Debroy Committee Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:56:21 -0800
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian Railways Tuesday said they are waiting for the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy Committee on mobilisation of resources and restructuring.

Railways to expand FDI participation list, identify 50 projects on PPP model Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:06 -0800
Indian Railways is gearing up for the next phase of reforms through a slew of measures including expanding the existing list of areas where Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will be invited, identifying at least 50 projects to be commissioned on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and finalizing a fiscal roadmap that will shape its budget formulations over the next five years.

Indian Railways, South Korea sign MoU in technical cooperation Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:01:14 -0800
Seoul, Nov. 17 (ANI): The Indian Railway Ministry and the South Korean Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical cooperation here.

Good times for Indian Railways as earnings rise Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:21:15 -0800
The Indian Railways have earned Rs 865,95.04 crore (Rs 8.65 billion) during April-October 2014 as compared to Rs 772,73.88 crore (Rs 7.72 billion) during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.06 per cent.

Govt banks on China for Delhi-Chennai bullet train Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:20:13 -0800
The proposed corridor could be the second largest in the world after China's 2,298 km-long Beijing-Guangzhou line which was launched last year.

Railway clerk held in Gurgaon Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:26:18 -0700
Gurgaon, Oct 30 (IANS) An Indian Railways clerk has been arrested here for illegally selling train tickets, an official said Thursday.

'Delhi-Chennai bullet train to bring untold dividends' Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:25:26 -0800
Beijing, Nov 27: A proposed Chinese-built 'bullet train' line from Delhi to Chennai could bring about "untold dividends" for India and China, even as Indian Railways officials are here to explore the possibility of building the USD 32 billion mega project.

Railways to get major FDI boost! Govt plans 100 per cent foreign, private investment in 17 sectors Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:10:57 -0800
New Delhi, Nov 12: The Narendra Modi-led government is determined to bring the loss-making retrograde Indian Railways back on track. The new government is constantly making efforts to give a major push to the country's largest employer. Days after Union

Freight traffic registers 4.79% growth in April-October Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:14:44 -0800
Continuing its growth track, the Indian Railways have carried 621.66 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during April-October 2014, an increase of 4.79 per cent from last year.

Mangalore Junction on way to becoming world-class station Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:45:56 -0800
While the Indian Railways had said it will develop Mangalore Junction Railway Station according to world-class standards, the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) is in the process of identifying addi...

Suresh Prabhu's path breaking ideas to bring loss-making Indian Railways back on track Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:59:00 -0800
Suresh Prabhu's path breaking ideas to bring loss-making Indian Railways back on track

Rail stocks in focus on investor meet buzz Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:59:59 -0800
Railway stocks rise on reports that the railway ministry has called for an investor meet on December 05, 2014

Reforming Indian Railways and Revamping India's Defence - All Eyes would be on Parrikar & Prabhu Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:27:18 -0800
The dust having settled down it is time for some finer analysis. The much awaited ministry expansion is finally over with Narendra Modi Government having added 21 more ministers into his ministry. Several factors including that of giving due importance

Suresh Prabhu to cut red tape to bring loss-making Indian Railways back on track Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:13:33 -0800
Suresh Prabhu to cut red tape to bring loss-making Indian Railways back on track

Railways’ revenue earnings up by 12.06% during April - October 2014 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:56:13 -0800
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 were Rs 86595.04 crore compared to Rs 77273.88 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.06%.

Prabhu inherits quite a mess as railways minister Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:18:27 -0800
Indian Railways is currently implementing a project that involves laying of a broad gauge line connecting Nangaldam to Talwara in Himachal Pradesh.

When the railways became the artists’ muse Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:19:25 -0800
For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, its officials from Delhi and Bengaluru, joined hands to do something both directly and obliquely related to art, the Railways in general and B...

Rlys plans duplicate trains to ease festive rush Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:27 -0700
The Indian Railways is considering to run duplicate trains for popular trains following poor performance of some zonal railways in managing festival rush. "We are discussing to replace special trains by duplicate trains. The special trains have failed to attract passengers despite big publicity. People did not show much interest in these trains. Many of them ran without enough passengers," said ...

Saradha probe: ED questions IRCTC officials Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:24:38 -0800
The Enforcement Directorate today questioned officials of the Indian Railways-owned IRCTC in connection with the Saradha scam probe.

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