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Bags destroyed by rats; Railways to pay Rs 15K Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:11:51 -0700
Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train.

Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:43:20 -0700
Indian Railways will also make it to the table and it includes the western dedicated freight corridor, developing a metro line at par with the Delhi Metro in other cities.

Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:27:08 -0700
Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train.

Did you know toilets were introduced to the Indian Railways in 1909? 19 amazing facts about the ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:27:12 -0700
The 'Fairy Queen' is the oldest running locomotive engine in the world! Did you know these other interesting facts?

Indian Railways' Fourth Packaged Water Facility to be Launched in Thane Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:18:02 -0700
Indian Railways' fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from today.

Foreign equity can flag next leg of Indian rail's journey Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:18:03 -0700
A momentous decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government late Wednesday, allowing 100-percent foreign equity in big-ticket projects of Indian Railways for the first time, can prove a game-changer for the 160-year-old network in India that was seen floundering in recent decades due to a mix of issues, notably political populism, lack of clarity in executing its social obligations and ...

East Coast Railway Records 17.37% Surge in Earnings in FY'14 at Rs 123.38 bln Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:02:17 -0700
Aug 18 -- Indian Railways-subsidiary East Coast Railway (ECoR) has registered a 17.37% surge in earnings at Rs 123.38 billion for the 2014 fiscal as compared to Rs 105.12 billion in the 2013 fiscal, informed ...

New entity likely to develop last-mile port connectivity Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:32:15 -0700
The shipping ministry is looking at setting up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for all major ports to provide last-mile rail connectivity. Public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the administrative control of the Indian Railways are being considered to develop the SPV, which will involve subscription-based equity from all the major ports.

Govt notifies FDI relaxation for Indian Railways Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:18 -0700
The commerce ministry today notified new relaxed norms for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Indian Railways in order to modernize and expand the railway infrastructure by raising additional resources for the cash-strapped transporter.

Sensex 26638.11 77.96 0.29% Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:22:58 -0700
Indian Railways to connect four major major metro and growth centres of the country i.e. New Delhi- Mumbai - Chennai – Kolkata – New Delhi.

Gateway Rail Freight to lease wagons Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:29:50 -0700
Indian Railways carried almost 12 million tonnes of container load. Gateway Rail Freight Ltd (GRFL), the container train operating subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Ltd, a Mumbai-based logistics firm, is unlikely to buy any wagons this fiscal.

Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Rlys to pay Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:15:21 -0700
New Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train.

Railways impose fines on nine caterers but officials feel this isn’t enough Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:07:37 -0700
Indian Railways may have imposed fines on nine on-board caterers, including the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), for poor quality of food served on trains but officials believe this won’t even put a minor dent on the huge profits that the private operators earn by doing everything within their powers to bag contracts.

Indian Railways to set up four universities in India over five years: Railway minister Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:22 -0700
Hunt for trained manpower in all aspects of function of Indian Railways will manifest itself through railway universities to be set up in all four corners of India.

Railways freight earning grew by 14.72 percent in July Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:30:36 -0700
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Railways Thursday reported an increase of 14.72 percent in its revenue from transporting freight during July, which stood at Rs.7,909.35 crore from Rs.6,894.61 crore earned during the corresponding period of last fiscal.

Railways asked to pay 25,000 for changing reservation status Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:20:33 -0700
Indian Railways has been asked by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs. 25,000 to a man for changing his reservation status at the last moment before the journey and failing to accommodate him....

Railways to conduct studies on diamond quadrilateral network Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:28:04 -0700
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian Railways will soon conduct studies on the proposed diamond quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting the four major metros and growth centres of the country, Minister of State (Railways) Manoj Sinha Friday said. Sinha informed the Rajya Sabha that Rs.100 crore has been provided in the railway budget for the high speed rail project. According to the ...

Consumer Asks Railways to Pay Rs 25K for Changing Reservation Status Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:43:38 -0700
Indian Railways has been asked by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 25,000 to a man for changing his reservation status at the last moment before the journey and failing to accommodate him.

Indian Railways begins project to concretise Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project before PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:25:31 -0700
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip.

Railways asked to pay Rs 25K for changing reservation status Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:15:36 -0700
New Delhi, Aug 24: Indian Railways has been asked by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 25,000 to a man for changing his reservation status at the last moment before the journey and failing to accommodate him. New Delhi

IRCTC could be Govt’s Flipkart Mon, 04 Aug 2014 23:44:07 -0700
IRCTC, the Government-owned enterprise that manages the online ticket booking portal of Indian Railways, more than matches Flipkart in numbers.

Railways asked to pay Rs 25,000 for changing reservation status Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:12:25 -0700
Indian Railways has been asked by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 25,000 to a man for changing his reservation status at the last moment before the journey and failing to accommodate him.

Railways launches contact less smart card `Go-India’ Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:27:52 -0700
Indian Railways has launched a contact less smart card that can function across the country enabling passengers to pay for tickets for long distance reserved, unreserved, and suburban journeys as...

Shipping Ministry May Set Up SPVs in Leading Ports for Rail Connectivity Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:31:03 -0700
The Indian Shipping Ministry has plans to launch a special purpose vehicle (SPV) in all its leading ports in order to offer last-mile rail connectivity, reported Business Standard citing a senior ministry official. The ministry has asked the Indian Railways to consider the public sector entities under it for awarding the project for the development of the SPV. The production work will either be ...

Clear picture on Railway University by December Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:51:04 -0700
A clear picture on the establishment of a Railway University by Indian Railways may emerge in two months, if the Railway Minister’s assurances are any indication.Speaking at the ‘Meet-the-Pr...

Why the Railways needs big money Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:56:58 -0700
Indian Railways is struggling ...

Railways asked to pay for changin' reservation status Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:08:28 -0700
New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) Indian Railways has been asked by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 25,000 to a man for changing his reservation status at the last moment before the journey and failing to accommodate him.

Rlys' Fourth Packaged Water Facility to be Launched Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:13:27 -0700
Indian Railways' fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from today.

Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:42:48 -0700
Sale of tea, coffee, soft drinks, tetra packs and other snacks will no longer be permitted.

Green signal for FDI in railway infrastructure Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:59:27 -0700
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet has cleared a proposal to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indian Railways. Two American companies — GE and EMD — have been shortlisted for a proposed diesel locomotive factory to be built in Bihar.

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