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Bhupesh Bhandari: Bullet points Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:07:07 -0700
The Japanese want to sell their bullet-train systems to India, and so do the Chinese. If some Indian Railways officers are to be believed, even the French are interested, except they don't have the money that will help India make the investments.

Bullet trains in India: Fast track to nowhere? Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:36:14 -0700
Some would argue that it bullet trains are too expensive for the cash-starved Indian Railways, and its cost far outweighs the benefits.

Railway stations in North Kashmir made functional Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:02:44 -0700
Srinagar, Sept 16 (PTI) Indian Railways, in coordination with state police, has restored a total of 57 km of tracks and made operational eight railway stations from Baramulla to Nowgam in north Kashmir, and efforts were on to make the remaining stations in south Kashmir functional.

Railway stations in North Kashmir made functional after devastation by floods Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:25:21 -0700
Indian Railways , in coordination with state police, has restored a total of 57 km of tracks and made operational eight railway stations from Baramulla to Nowgam in north Kashmir, and efforts were on to make the remaining stations in south Kashmir functional.

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:46:11 -0700
By Sanjeev Miglani and Ben Blanchard NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more ...

For high-speed corridor, railways to dodge Land Acquisition Act Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:46:50 -0700
For its high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Indian Railways is planning to acquire land under the Railways Act, 1989, dodging the stringent provisions of the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Senior railway officials say this way, several bottlenecks posed by the latest land acquisition legislation will be avoided.

Indian Railways to Install New Track Safety Technology Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:42:52 -0700
Indian Railways is installing a state-of-art technology along train tracks to detect of faults and defective parts in coaches, wagons and locomotives.

Delhi-Agra high speed train flagged off for second trial run Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:23:19 -0700
The Indian Railways on Thursday conducted a second trial run of a semi-high speed train between New Delhi and Agra.

Railways’ revenue earnings up by 12.53% Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:30:48 -0700
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014 were Rs. 61324.64 crore compared to Rs. 54496.73 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.53%.

Railways to complete 34 projects in NE in 5-6 yrs: Gowda Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:38:26 -0700
Guwahati, Sep 16 (PTI) The Centre aims to complete 34 various ongoing projects of Indian Railways in the northeast over the next 5-6 years that will entail an additional investment of around Rs 35,000 crore.

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.

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 ...

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.

Chinese Investment in Indian Railways May Get Shape During Xi Jinping's Visit Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:12:45 -0700
China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Nar...

China on track to develop Indian railways Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:36:14 -0700
China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in Indias rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asias three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building ...

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.

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....

Over 12 pc growth in railway revenue Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:39:44 -0700
New Delhi, Sept 11 (PTI) Indian Railways have posted over 12 per cent growth in revenue between April and August this year, earning Rs 61,324.64 crore as compared to Rs 54,496.73 crore earned during the same period last year.

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.

Rail Minister gives order to help JandK flood victims, ministry to send 50 lakh water bottles daily Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:37:35 -0700
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): ADG Public Relations, Indian Railways, Anil Saxena on Thursday said that Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has given orders to the ministry to help Jammu and Kashmir flood victims in all possible way.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Railways going slow on recruitment Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:07:55 -0700
The Indian Railways, one of the largest employers in the world, is currently going slow on recruitment. About 2.26 lakh posts are lying vacant, but there is no speedy effort in sight to fill them owing to the Plan Holiday declared by the Narendra Modi government. Among the vacant posts, more than 60 per cent are related to safety jobs. However, ministry officials claim that recruitment is an ...

Thales wins contract for modernising Indian Railways network Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:25:32 -0700
When Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda had announced the railway budget , talks about Bullet Trains connecting different parts of India, railway modernisation and opening FDI in railways had stirred up public interest.

Mamata Banerjee in crosshairs for IRCTC-Saradha deal Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:37:27 -0700
A controversial deal between Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Ltd (IRCTC) and Saradha Tours and Travels has stirred up a hornet's nest in Bengal politics on the eve of two crucial assembly bypolls on September 13.

FIR against two for exploiting woman in Bihar Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:42:41 -0700
The modesty of a young woman, an employee of the Indian Railways posted at Jamalpur, was outraged repeatedly for the last four years by a few persons.

Longest foot over bridge inaugurated at CST Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:10:21 -0700
Mumbai, Aug 20: The newly constructed longest foot over bridge on Indian Railways was inaugurated by Arvind Sawant, honourable Member of Parliament at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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