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Modi makes railways an attractive investment destination Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:44:17 -0700
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Railways has become an attractive investment destination, especially with the Narendra Modi government pitching for modernisation and upgradation of one of the largest railway networks in the world with high-speed trains and modern stations with world-class amenities.

Indian Railways Launches Android Mobile App, Making Ticketing Easier For Millions Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:51:18 -0700
About a year after Indian Railways launched its mobile app for Windows 8 smartphones, which attracted very few users, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. , or IRCTC, has finally launched the app for Android-based smartphones, opening up the service to millions of users across the country.

Modi Government Makes Railways An Attractive Investment Destination Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:55:56 -0700
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has become an attractive investment destination, especially with the Narendra Modi government pitching for modernisation and upgradation of one of the largest railway networks in the world with high-speed trains and modern stations with world-class amenities.

Indian Railways total income up 12.02 percent Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:22:28 -0700
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Indian Railways Wednesday reported an increase of 12.02 percent in its total income during the first six months of the current fiscal which stood at Rs.73,403.67 crore from Rs.65,525.85 crore in the same period last year.

Indian Railways clocks 12% growth in H1 FY15 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:05:26 -0700
Indian Railways has earned a total revenue of Rs 73,403.67 crore for the first half of FY15 as against Rs 65,525.85 crore booked during H1FY14 an increase of 12.02 per cent, said an earnings update from the Railway Board.

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:34:18 -0700
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna Friday, said officials.

Rlys to use solar power in big way Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:06:39 -0700
The Indian Railways will soon be illuminating stations, level crossings, office buildings, staff quarters and streets of railway colonies by using solar LED lamps. Various zones have already floated tenders to acquire equipment and accessories. However, the Railway Ministry is focusing on areas which are facing problems of poor power supply. "Zonal railways have selected locations where such ...

Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:26:56 -0700
One of the best features of the NTES app is "spot your train" which provides information such as its current position and expected time of arrival.

Railways’ fees for direct ticket booking terminals higher, say travel agents Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:53:36 -0700
Travel agents want the Indian Railways to relax the financial terms of a scheme that allows them to set up ticket booking facilities with direct access to the seat reservation database.

Japanese Cos Show Interest to Supply Electric Locomotives to Indian Railways Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:51:54 -0700
Japanese companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui have evinced interest to provide 200 electric locomotives to state-owned Indian Railways, Business Line reported. The national transporter plans to use these on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. These companies took part in a pre-bidding process last week organized by the ...

PM Modi puts investment in railways on fast track Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:20:36 -0700
Japan has offered to provide financial, technical and operational support to India for introducing its bullet trains, called Shinkansen, on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route.

Railway rake in 10.59% more earnings from freight traffic Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:41:13 -0700
The Indian Railways generated a whooping Rs. 48062.07 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-September 2014 as compared to Rs. 43457.78 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 10.59 per cent.

Indian Railway earnings gain pace Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:52:34 -0700
In a recent statement issued, Indian Railways has said that the total approximate earnings on originating basis during 1st April 2014 to 30th September 2014 were Rs 73403.67 crore compared to Rs 65525.85 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.02 per cent.

Railways' earnings rise despite fall in ticket bookings Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:51:10 -0700
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways for April-September 2014 was Rs 73,404 cr.

Loco-maker EMD sets up facilityin Noida Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:36:34 -0700
Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), a global locomotive manufacturer, has set up a new facility at Noida to better serve Indian Railways and other global customers.

Debroy panel asked to give first report within 6 months Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:01:57 -0700
In an effort to speed the reform and resource mobilisation process of Indian Railways, the Prime Minister’s Office has asked the newly formed Bibek Debroy committee for its first set of recommendations and a blueprint of the plan ahead within six months.

Rail freight earnings up by over 10% Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:48:09 -0700
The Indian Railways generated Rs 48,062.07 crore of earnings from freight traffic during April-September 2014 against Rs 43,457.78 crore in the year-ago period, an increase of 10.59 per cent.

Wake up, little Snoozie Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:16:54 -0700
The Indian Railways proposes to introduce a “mobile-based wake-up call system for passengers”, I read recently. This could mean one of two things: wake up sleeping passengers on the train so they...

No FDI in railway's core areas: Gowda Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:20:04 -0700
Bangalore, Oct 10 (IANS) Reassuring the workforce that foreign capital will not be allowed in main business areas of the railways, union minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Friday that there are no plans to privatise its core activities. This in no way leads to privatization of existing Indian Railways network or its core activities," Gowda said while inaugurating the 59th annual railway national ...

Passenger volumes continue to fall but Railways earnings up by 12% Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:23:14 -0700
Indian Railways registered a growth of 12 per cent in its revenue in the first six months of the current financial year. However, passenger volumes continued to fall, with a 0.06 per cent drop of bookings. The non-suburban (long distance) sector registering a drop of two per cent.

India Railways' Modernization Plans to Attract Huge Investments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:16:52 -0700
Oct. 13 -- With government’s plan to make the Indian railways a much more modernized and upgraded one, the sector is all set to attract and become a hub of investments, news agency IANS reported. The government ...

Rlys to set up incubation centre in Darjeeling Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:23:39 -0700
In line with the announcement in its budget on technological innovation to improve efficiency and performance, Indian Railways plans to set up a research-cum-incubation centre in Darjeeling.

Railway men, women to be felicitated at the 59th Annual Railway National Awards Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:55:05 -0700
Indian Railways will be celebrating its 59th Annual Railway National Awards function – 2014 which will be held on Friday at Sophia School Auditorium here, said a press release.On the occasi...

Indian Railways look to CCTV to fight battle against touts Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:41:54 -0700
New Delhi, Oct 7: To curb malpractices such as black marketing of tickets, the railways will soon be installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at Passenger Reservation System (PSR) at major railway stations. The decision was taken after the Railway

Rail reform: stick to the right track Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:19:38 -0700
The Government has appointed yet another committee to look into the issue of restructuring Indian Railways. ‘When in doubt, form a committee’ has been the mantra followed by politicians who, with minimal knowledge of the ministries they head, need someone or the other to guide them in formulating policies and drawing up a road map.

Over 40 trains cancelled in view of cyclone Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:48:13 -0700
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) With severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' heading to hit eastern coast, Indian Railways have cancelled over 40 trains and diverted many others.

ICF to manufacture 975 LHB coaches in three years Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:26:22 -0700
The factory, which manufactures coaches for Indian Railways, will make 75 LHB coaches this year, 300 next year and 600 coaches the year after. LHB coaches are made of stainless steel.

Govt Plans Fund to Promote Cargo Transportation Via Ships Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:31:21 -0700
Indian Shipping Ministry has plans to set up a fund in order to provide incentives for the development of freight transportation with an aim to promote transport through ships, The Economic Times reported. India, with a coastline of 7,517 km, uses only 15% for local freight transportation through coast line as compared to 43% in European region. Notably, Indian Railways has transported nearly ...

Assembly polls: Voting picks up slowly in Mumbai Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:47:00 -0700
For 86-year-old Gajanan Budhkar, casting his vote is more crucial than his illness. The former Indian Railways employee can't stand or walk independently but came with his family to vote in his constituency.

Vodafone ties up with IRCTC partner Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:46:11 -0700
Vodafone India has entered into an agreement with Bharat BPO, a partner of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corp, to provide online booking of railway tickets through mobile phones.

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