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Your train journey won't be cheaper anytime soon Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:46:52 -0800
Indian Railways may not cut down passenger fares any time soon even as the global slump in crude oil prices has brought down diesel cost for the country's largest transporter.

CAG exposes irregularity in Indian Railways' freight management Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:48:01 -0800
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has exposed major irregularities, compromise and violations of rules in Indian Railways’ management of its freight business providing insight into why the country’s largest goods carrier may be losing freight volumes to other modes of transport.

'Gyanodaya Express' to arrive in Assam Saturday Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:20:51 -0800
Guwahati, Dec 19 (IANS) Gyanodaya Express, an initiative of the Indian Railways to expose students to the history and culture of the northeastern states, will arrive here Saturday.

This Christmas, it's a double bonanza for railways Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:51:12 -0800
While this benefit of easing fuel cost should have been passed on to consumers through the review of FAC due this month, the Railways does not intend to revise freight and passenger fares until the next Budget to be presented in February.

'Speed thrills, but kills': Why Indian Railways shouldn't launch high speed trains in haste Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:46:53 -0800
In all likelihood, Indian Railways will get the first of its semi high-speed trains running between Delhi and Agra in a month or so, the first step towards launching full-fledged high speed passenger services.

Former CAG Vinod Rai's Help to Make Indian Railways More Transparent: Suresh Prabhu Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:27:22 -0800
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.

Vinod Rai roped in to make Indian Railways transparent: Prabhu Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:54:21 -0800
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) Former scam-busting Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been roped in by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.

Have Sought Vinod Rai's Help to Make Indian Railways More Transparent, Says Minister Suresh Prabhu Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:00:36 -0800
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.

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.

Diesel cost down 16%, but Railways not revising FAC due in December Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:47:45 -0800
The government and the oil marketing companies (OMCs) are not the only ones benefiting from the falling petroleum prices. By not revising the fuel adjustment component (FAC) of passenger fares and freight rate, Indian Railways, too, is making a small margin on fuel cost.

Railways freight traffic increases by 5.24 percent Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:10:49 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS): Indian Railways Wednesday reported an increase of 5.24 percent in freight traffic ferried during the period April 1-Nov 30, 2014.

God help the passengers of Indian Railways' high speed trains Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:06:09 -0800
Even as Indian Railways is gearing up to roll out high-speed passenger services, it seems set to record its worst performance in three years on accidents.

CAG says there's an absence of proper records in Indian Railways for accounting & agreements Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:17:29 -0800
Indian Railways doesn’t follow proper accounting norms for financial transactions, according to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)’s report.

Railways steps in to help stranded student group Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:14:00 -0800
Indian Railways on Wednesday came to the rescue of 45 female students hailing from Chennai who were stuck in Delhi due to the last minute cancellation of two SpiceJet flights.

Wi-fi internet service launched at New Delhi railway station Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:36:18 -0800
New Delhi, Dec. 9 (ANI): Passengers at the New Delhi railway station will now be able to access free internet for 30 minutes as the Indian Railways has finally launched free Wi-fi internet service at the busy train station.

Accidents rate at a three year high for high speed-gripped Indian Railways Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:16:57 -0800
Even as Indian Railways is gearing up to roll out high-speed passenger services, it seems set to record its worst performance in three years on accidents.

Rail Minister to make Indian Railways efficient enterprise Sun, 07 Dec 2014 21:30:57 -0800
Suresh Prabhu looks to make Indian Railways an efficient enterprise; says private investment is welcome – Positive for railways stocks

Railways April-November earnings up 12.63 percent Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:16:19 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Railways Tuesday reported a 12.63 percent increase in earnings during April-November this fiscal at Rs.100,622 crore -- up from Rs.89,341.26 crore during the corresponding period last year.

Railways to provide Wi-Fi services on more trains Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:06:18 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Railways Friday said they will be providing Wi-Fi-based web services on more trains in the coming period.

Railways have no funds, need big investment: Suresh Prabhu Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:37:58 -0800
Describing the financial health of Indian Railways as being "too close for comfort", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday said there was need for massive investment in the sector.

Railways seeks French collaboration Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:16:17 -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.

Railways has a wagonload of woes Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:50:07 -0800
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will have to address formidable problems faced by both commercial and individual users if he is to bring about some improvement in the operations and financial health of the Indian Railways.

Indian Railways to soon launch Safety App for women passengers on trains Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:42:16 -0800
The Safety App can be used to send distress messages to RPF and GRP with the single press of a button.

Indian Railways opens up Rs 90,000 cr FDI opportunity Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:36:41 -0800
The Rs 63,000-cr Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor and Rs 14,000-cr CSTM-Panvel suburban corridor are two of the largest projects.

Vinod Rai roped in to make Railways transparent: Prabhu Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:10:23 -0800
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS): Former scam-busting Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been roped in by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.

Railways have no funds, need big investment: Prabhu Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:54:55 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS): Describing the financial health of Indian Railways as being "too close for comfort", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday said there was need for massive investment in the sector.

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.

Rlys swamped by investor grievances Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:22:28 -0800
A closed-door investor meet called by the Indian Railways on Friday turned out to be more a grievance airing forum for former investors, according to multiple sources present at the meet.

CAG blames railways for ground water contamination Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:42:20 -0800
New Delhi, Dec 17 (PTI) Picking holes in the environment management by Indian railways, Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found there were no specific instructions by the Railway Board for installation of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at workshops, sheds and production units of railways.

India to Have New York's Grand Central Like Top Rail Stations: Officials Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:12:28 -0800
India by 2017 will have five or six top-class railway stations on the pattern of monumental Grand Central Terminal, New York, or famed Gare d'Austerlitz terminus in Paris, a top Railway Board official...

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