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Railways to approach World Bank for financial assistance: Minister Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:28:04 -0700
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that the World Bank would be approached for financial assistance to modernise the Indian railways. Prabhu spoke at the 'Global Rail Convention-2015: Indian Railways on the fast track' organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here. "Besides, borrowing from LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India) to upgrade and ...

Railways launch portal, mobile app for complaints Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:45:45 -0700
The Indian Railways have launched a web portal and a mobile application for customers to lodge their complaints and make suggestions.

Pvt players may run freight, passenger trains Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:26:36 -0700
A high-powered panel constituted by the Centre to reform Indian Railways is likely to recommend entry of private players in running freight as well as passenger trains, producing rolling stock such as coaches, wagons & locomotives and developing rail land.

Rlys issue special IDs for physically challenged Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:31:49 -0700
The Indian Railways, on Saturday, extended its support to the physically challenged by providing concessions, on online reservations, to them.

Indian Railways, Assisting Bollywood Romances Since Forever Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:19:33 -0700
How the Indian Railways have helped keep our filmy love stories on track

Pvt players may run freight, passenger trains in India Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:34:36 -0700
Inviting private sector in Indian Railways is a good idea.

Railways, 18 companies face probe for service tax evasion Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:01:01 -0700
The Indian Railways, Container Corporation of India, a navratna PSU, and 17 private companies, including the Adani group, are facing investigations for evasion of service tax to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore.

Passengers spared, freight rates hiked in India's rail budget Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20:17:02 -0700
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS): Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, with a slew of measures to improve service quality, safety and reach and a 52-percent jump in plan outlay for 2015-16 at Rs.100,011 crore ($16.7 billion).

Railways to increase train reservation period Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:55:13 -0700
The Indian Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period for booking of tickets in trains from the existing 60 days to 120 days. However, there will be no change in case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, G

‘Railway connectivity in most NE States by 2020’ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:20:52 -0700
Indian Railways on Monday said most of the capitals of North Eastern States will have railway connectivity by 2020.“All capital cities of North Eastern States, including Sikkim, will be unde...

Railways launches RuPay pre-paid debit card Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:08:13 -0700
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Indian Railways in collaboration with the Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India Tuesday launched RuPay pre-paid debit card. The card which can be used to book train tickets and used for other types of transactions was launched here by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The card is a collaboration between Indian Railway Catering and Tourism ...

Ratan Tata to head railways' Kayakalp Council Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:16:29 -0700
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has been appointed as the head of an innovation council of Indian Railways called 'Kayakalp', the government said on Thursday. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu constituted the council and appointed Tata to head it, an official statement said. The purpose of the council will be to recommend innovative methods and processes for the ...

Railways launches India's first customer complaint mobile app Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:30:16 -0800
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms). The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system and a mobile network messaging facility. Railway ...

Railways' freight business to grow between 9 to 15 percent: Report Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:50:19 -0700
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government on Friday said the Indian Railways' freight business is expected to rise between 9 to 15 percent during the next four years from the average growth of around four percent recorded during the last four years. The freight potential was revealed in a report on traffic optimisation which was presented to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here. "The great leap ...

Indian Railways to use Isro's GPS aided GAGAN for unmanned railway crossings Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:35:50 -0800
Indian Railways has said that it is exploring the possibility of using the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro’s) GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN) for safety at unmanned railway crossings, said a top official of Isro.

India To Spend Over $130B To Transform Aging Railway Network Over Next 5 Years Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:18:56 -0700
NEW DELHI -- India on Thursday said that it will invest 8.5 trillion rupees ($133 billion) over the next five years to “transform” state-owned Indian Railways. The country's aging train system is the fourth largest in the world and employs nearly 1.5 million people.

Rail Budget: Six ministers in six years, will Suresh Prabhu compensate for wasted years and ... Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:37:28 -0700
Known as a very pragmatic man with a vision, Suresh Prabhu is expected to nurse the badly sick Indian Railways back to health.

Railways: Platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:39:51 -0700
The Indian Railways has decided to increase the rates of platform tickets at all stations to Rs 10, starting April 1. According to reports, all Zonal Railways have been directed to print the revised tickets on a priority basis and has been ask

Fraudsters rob Indian Railways of Rs 100 crore Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:42:32 -0700
Ticket cheats have claimed refund of nearly Rs 60 lakh in the last six months in Delhi alone.

LIC to invest Rs.150,000 crore in Indian Railways Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:56:09 -0700
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) In line with the the funding programme outlined in last month's Railway budget, state-run Life Insurance Corp (LIC) on Wednesday committed Rs.150,000 crore to Indian Railways for development of various commercially viable projects. "LIC has taken the task of supporting Indian Railways. LIC will invest Rs.1.5 lakh crore over a period of five years," Finance Minister ...

LIC to invest Rs 1.5-L cr in Indian Railways over next 5 years Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:24:44 -0700
State-run insurance major LICtoday committed Rs 1.5 lakh crore to the Indian Railways fordevelopment of various commercially viable projects in one ofthe largest railway networks in the world.

Railways constitute committee to review PPP cell Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:39:09 -0700
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): Indian Railways Wednesday said it has constituted a committee to review the existing public private partnership (PPP) cell in the Railway Board.

IRCTC-Indian Railways Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:33:26 -0700
The most advanced app for Indian railways with feature like autocomplete keyboards, auto refresh, notifications etc. You will no more...

Business transformation council to increase private investors in Indian Railways: Prabhu Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:37:57 -0700
New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): Railways Minister Suresh P. Prabhu on Wednesday said the Indian Railways will set up a business transformation council (BTC) to enhance partnership with private sector investors and raise efficiency and speed in implementing the Rs 8.5 lakh crore projected investment in coming five years. Prabhu, who inaugurated the international conference on Railways @ 2020 organized ...

LIC to invest Rs 1.5-lakh crore in Railways over 5 years Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:49:12 -0700
The investment would be done in bonds issued by various railway entities such as Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC), beginning next fiscal.

Ratan Tata to head Indian Railways' innovation council Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:11:09 -0700
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has got Tata group’s Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata to head Indian Railways’ innovation council, ‘Kayakalp’. The council, announced by Prabhu in the Rail Budget presented last month, would suggest how to turn around the ailing network.

Ratan Tata to head railway's Kaya Kalp council Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:02:37 -0700
Noted industrialist Ratan Tata will head a new innovative council of Indian Railways, called 'Kaya Kalp', formed to turn around the ailing state-run rail network.

LIC to invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore in Indian Railways over 5 years Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:53:32 -0700
Indian Railways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on Wednesday, to raise Rs 1.5 lakh crore over the next five years beginning this April.

LIC to invest Rs 1.5 lakh cr in Indian Railways in 5 years Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:19:32 -0700
LIC will be subscribing bonds worth Rs 30,000 crore.

Alignment of dedicated freight corridors finalised: Minister Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:46:20 -0700
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Indian Railways said Monday that alignment of the eastern and western dedicated freight corridors (DFCs) have been finalised and the projects are scheduled to be completed by December 2019. "Alignment for both WDFC and EDFC has been finalised. Civil contracts of about 1,100 km and systems contract of 945 km have been finalised," Minister of State for Railways Manoj ...

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