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Clear the track for private players Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:45:48 -0700
Indian Railways is in dire need of funds to enable it to act as the backbone of supply chain systems in India. In this context, the Narendra Modi government’s Rail Budget inviting foreign direct investment is to be welcomed by all stakeholders.

Railways to eliminate direct discharge toilets by 2021-22 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:14:09 -0700
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Indian Railways plans to eliminate direct discharge type toilet systems from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by March 31, 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been informed. Acting on the complaint, the commission had directed the Railway Board chairman to file a report, Akhand told IANS. The board's Director, Mechanical Engineering (Development ...

Rail Budget widens the scope of pvt sector participation: Srei Infra CMD Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:07:45 -0700
Modernisation of Indian Railways and readying it for the future have been the over-arching theme for this year’s Rail Budget. Unlike previous ones, this budget widens the scope of private sector p...

Despite higher Plan outlay, asset creation by Railways at slow pace Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:38:38 -0700
Despite a 10 per cent increase in the total plan outlay of Indian Railways for 2014-15 and a sharp spike in investment on new lines, doubling and gauge conversion, the route-km to be added is down by a third.

How James Bond Was Almost an Ambassador for Indian Railways Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:52 -0700
India's former railway minister revisits the 2011 failed negotations with the producers of "Skyfall," which could have involved the star saying: "Indian Railways is stronger than James Bond." read more

Bangalore's Rajdhani Express to get disposable linen Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:15:54 -0700
New Delhi, July 22: Indian Railways is planning to soon try disposable bed linen in the Bangalore Rajdhani Express, reported media. Among other initiatives that the Railways is planning for giving you a "clean experience" are bio-toilets, pest-free train coaches

Railway Budget 2014-2015: Read the Complete Speech of Railway Minister Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:38:02 -0700
Indian Railways, being the nation’s prime mover, is the structure and soul of Indian economy.

Tech, commerce to power Indian Railways in future Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:20:37 -0700
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to run Indian Railways - one of the world's largest - like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization". In the Railway Budget presented to parliament Tuesday, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ...

Kickstart Indian Railways to boost economy Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:21:49 -0700
Indian Railways is in a desperate position to generate revenues.Besides the need to cover its operational costs and pension costs, the revenues are required for a large number of initiatives that are urgently required for the upgradation and ...

Govt looking at stake sale in rail infra companies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:02:52 -0700
There are about half a dozen companies which are managed by Indian Railways. These include RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC, and RailTel Corporation.

D.V.Sadananda Gowda launches Social Media Platform for Indian Railways Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:23:58 -0700
This unique 360 degree platform will help Indian Railways to listen, and gauge valuable feedback from its fellow travelers.

Pune Speak Up: All aboard the Modi Gowda express Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:22:07 -0700
Railway budget announced by new Railway minister Sadanand Gowda has received mixed reactions. dna asks readers if the Public Private Participation (PPP) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will uplift and bring in much needed modernization in Indian Railways

Only 1 of 99 rail line projects sanctioned in 10 years complete Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:56:24 -0700
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Indian Railways has managed to complete only one of the 99 new line projects worth Rs.60,000 crore sanctioned in the past 10 years, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Tuesday, accusing the previous Congress party-led government of fiscal mismanagement. In his maiden railway budget, Gowda refrained from announcing new line projects and said the focus would be ...

Government looking at stake sale in Rail infrastructure companies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:43:16 -0700
There are about half a dozen companies which are managed by Indian Railways. These include RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC, and RailTel Corporation.

Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:27:18 -0700
Indian Railways has amended its Tatkal rules but didn't bother to inform the people to whom it matters the most - the passengers.

Video: Train Slams Into School Bus And Kills 19 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:36:10 -0700
In India, a train slammed into a school bus, killing at least 18 children. People are furious about Indian Railways delaying putting up barrier at the level crossing. In South Korea, relatives of the victims of the Sewol Ferry disaster marched to mark the 100th day since the tragedy. Last in Japan, an artist was under arrest for distributing artworks based on female genitals.

Rail Budget presents roadmap for modernization of railways: Srei Infra Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:53:41 -0700
Indian Railways will need to review its accounting standards before it can expect private sector to come and invest in rail projects in a big way

Tatkal: Railways flout their own norms Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:26:42 -0700
Since the implementation of the Indian Railways’ new fare structure on June 25, passengers travelling up to 500 km have to pay a flat ‘Tatkal’ fare.This is applicable to all classes (sleeper class, third AC and second AC) up to a distance of 500 km.

Railway reservations to be overhauled through e-ticketing Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:10:37 -0700
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Indian Railways' reservation system will be overhauled through e-ticketing systems, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said Tuesday, presenting the railway budget for 2014-15 in parliament. "We will allow 120,000 users to simultaneously book online", Gowda said after he began his budget presentation quoting the philosophy of Kautilya about the happiness of the ruler ...

RDSO system to check rail accidents Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:37:39 -0700
Indian Railways now have a technology which will upgrade level of safety by several notches.

Sadananda Gowda welcomes Katra-Udhampur rail inauguration Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:41:59 -0700
Katra, July 4 (ANI): Stating that the Indian Railways is committed to the balanced development of railway network across regions, Union Railways Minister D.V Sadananda Gowda today welcomed the Katra-Udhampur rail inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gowda said, "I wholeheartedly thank the Prime Minister of India for having come here and inaugurating this great facility. I am sure Katra ...

Indian Railways now on Facebook, Twitter Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:06:48 -0700
Indian Railways is now on facebook and Twitter with Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today launching a new social media application for the ministry.

Safety of passengers is of paramount importance for Railways: Gowda Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:25:57 -0700
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Railways Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday that the safety of passengers is of paramount importance for the Indian Railways. The Minister said, Indian Railways have 30348 level crossings, out of which 11563 are unmanned. Each unmanned level crossing is being examined in detail and depending on the site condition, action will be taken to eliminate it by ...

Railway Budget 2014-15:Water, Shelter and other Passenger Amenities to be Improved Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:52:38 -0700
Indian Railways propose to extend service of Battery-operated Carts to facilitate differently-abled and senior citizens .

Rail Budget: DVS proposes FDI; first bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:45:57 -0700
New Delhi, Jul 8 (IANS): Bullet trains are set to become a reality in India with the first service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government sought to run Indian Railways - one of the world's largest - like a "commercial enterprise but serve like a welfare organization".

Railways plans to diversify its freight basket Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:07:19 -0700
Indian Railways is looking forward to diversify its kitty of freight commodities. The national transporter is now gearing to tap into seventeen more commodities like sugar, milk, agricultural products and laterite among others to diversify its ...

Indian Railways Carry 267.68 Mn tonnes of Freight During April-June 2014 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:08:32 -0700
The freight carried shows an increase of 10.89 million tonnes over the freight traffic.

Govt to sell stake in Railway PSUs to generate funds and initiate IPOs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:31:49 -0700
July 23: The central government is in discussion with the Railway Board in order to sell stake in some profit-making infrastructure firms under the Indian Railways, thereby helping them raise funds for ...

Indian Railways launches Twitter, Facebook pages Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:42:53 -0700
Indian Railways, which moves over 2 crore passengers and 60 million tonne of cargo every day, launched its official page on social network platforms – Twitter, Facebook – and YouTube.

Railways to go in for lower market borrowings this fiscal: Minister Sadananda Gowda Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:42:48 -0700
Indian Railways will scale down its market borrowings for 2014-15 to Rs 11,790 crore from an earlier specified target of Rs 13,800 crore announced in the interim budget in February. The...

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