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Railways looks to get monetisation proceeds on track with Rs 17K cr goal

Ministry may generate revenue by leasing out land parcels belonging to Indian Railways

Railways looks to get monetisation proceeds on track with Rs 17K cr goal
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 11:00 PM IST

'One India - One Ticket': IRCTC, DMRC, CRIS tie-up for 'seamless travel'

DMRC QR code-based tickets can now be booked on the IRCTC website and mobile application

'One India - One Ticket': IRCTC, DMRC, CRIS tie-up for 'seamless travel'
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 11:16 AM IST

Coaches of Panchavati Express detach; journey resumes after 40-mins delay

Coaches of an express train running between Nashik district and Mumbai got uncoupled at Kasara in neighbouring Thane on Saturday morning, in which no passenger was hurt, a railway official said. The train resumed its journey after 40 minutes when the coaches were re-attached, he said. The Panchavati Express train that began its journey from Manmad junction in Nashik district and was on its way to Mumbai, got uncoupled at Kasara railway station, about 128 km from Mumbai, Central Railway's chief public relations officer Swapnil Nila said. The incident occurred when the train was moving out of the Kasara station around 8.40 am, he said. "The train was uncoupled between coach number four and five. We will check why the coaches got uncoupled," he said. The uncoupled coaches were again attached and the train left for further journey within 40 minutes, Nila said. "The coupling between the two coaches was not broken. If it was not intact, the train would not have left for Mumbai within

Coaches of Panchavati Express detach; journey resumes after 40-mins delay
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 12:19 PM IST

Train travel woes to ease: Railways to add 10k non-AC coaches in two years

In FY25, 4,485 coaches will be produced, including 2,605 general coaches, 1,470 non-AC sleeper coaches, 323 SLR coaches, 32 high-capacity parcel vans, and 55 pantry cars, featuring Amrit Bharat models

Train travel woes to ease: Railways to add 10k non-AC coaches in two years
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 10:11 AM IST

Vaishnaw reviews advanced version of Kavach, directs speedy installation

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the progress of the advanced version of the Automatic Train Protection System (ATP) Kavach 4.0 at the Rail Bhawan here, officials said on Monday. Kavach 3.2 version is being installed on approved high-density routes, the railway officials said, adding that upgrading and installation of the latest version on new routes will go on simultaneously to cover a wider railway network in a shorter period. They said Vaishnaw reviewed the progress of Kavach 4.0 on June 22. "The three manufacturers of Kavach who are in the advanced stage of testing version 4.0 presented its progress report to the minister," a senior railway official said. After reviewing it, the minister directed that Kavach installation be taken up in a planned manner in mission mode as soon as it is ready, he added. The railway ministry maintains that the development of Kavach is a significant milestone in railway safety. In the past, Vaishnaw stated on several occasions durin

Vaishnaw reviews advanced version of Kavach, directs speedy installation
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 11:22 PM IST

Budget 2024: Will the govt bring back fare concessions for senior citizens?

Union Budget 2024: According to RTI disclosures, Indian Railways earned around Rs 2,242 crore from about 150 million senior citizens during the financial year 2022-23

Budget 2024: Will the govt bring back fare concessions for senior citizens?
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 5:34 PM IST

Safety first

Railways must address the basics

Safety first
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 10:21 PM IST

Unaffected coaches of Kanchanjunga Express reach Sealdah with survivors

The unaffected coaches of the Kanchanjunga Express, which was hit by a goods train near New Jalpaiguri, leaving 10 dead and several injured, arrived at Sealdah station here on Tuesday morning with nearly 850 passengers, according to an Eastern Railway official. At least four rear coaches of the train were severely damaged in the collision at Rangapani, about 10 km from New Jalpaiguri station, on Monday morning. "Around 800 to 850 passengers arrived at Sealdah at 3.16 am," ER spokesperson Kausik Mitra said. The unaffected coaches began their onward journey from the accident site on Monday afternoon. The passengers were provided with medical facilities, food, and water at various stations, including Malda Town and Sealdah, he added. Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Transport Minister Snehasis Chakraborty, and Divisional Railway Manager of Sealdah Division Deepak Nigam were present at Sealdah station to help passengers reach home safely, Mitra said. Train 13174 Kanchanjunga .

Unaffected coaches of Kanchanjunga Express reach Sealdah with survivors
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 3:53 PM IST

Safety commissioner to probe Kanchanjunga Express accident, says Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw added that measures will be taken to prevent a recurrence of the circumstances that led to the accident

Safety commissioner to probe Kanchanjunga Express accident, says Vaishnaw
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 6:19 PM IST

Tragedy in Darjeeling as trains collide, lack of Kavach raises questions

A viral video of Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw explaining the capabilities of Kavach has sparked renewed scrutiny

Tragedy in Darjeeling as trains collide, lack of Kavach raises questions
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 4:05 PM IST

'Utter mismanagement' of railway ministry: Kharge on WB train accident

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday slammed the Modi government for "utter mismanagement" of the Railway Ministry as he condoled the loss of lives in the West Bengal train accident. "Extremely distressed by the Kanchanjunga Express train collision accident in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, where many people have lost their lives and several have been injured," he said. "The scenes of the accident are painful. Our heart goes out to the families of the victims. In this hour of grief, we express our solidarity and condolences to each one of them. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Immediate and full compensation must be provided to the victims," he demanded. Kharge alleged that in the past 10 years, the Modi government has indulged in "utter mismanagement" of the Railway Ministry. "As a responsible Opposition, it is our bounden duty to underline how the Modi Government has systematically converted the Rail Ministry into a platform of 'Camera-driven' self-promotion," the .

'Utter mismanagement' of railway ministry: Kharge on WB train accident
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 2:38 PM IST

Railway Board to study to find out why drivers violate speed limits

The Railway Board has set up a committee to find out the reasons for the violation of speed restrictions by train drivers at various points between originating and destination stations which is detrimental to safe train operations. According to sources, the Board came into action after recent incidents in which two train drivers violated the speed restriction of 20 kmph at a river bridge, which was under maintenance and drove their trains at 120 kmph speed. In the first incident, the loco pilot and assistant loco pilot of the Gatiman Express, India's first semi-high-speed train which runs at 160 kmph speed between Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi and Virangana Lakshmibai Jhansi Junction in Uttar Pradesh, violated the advisory speed restriction between Jajau and Mania railway station near Agra Cantt. Just a couple of days after the Gatiman incident, the drivers of another train Malwa Express, which runs between Katra (Jammu) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), too committed a similar violation at

Railway Board to study to find out why drivers violate speed limits
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 3:01 PM IST

Will PM Modi deliver special category status for Andhra, asks Congress

The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give clarity on whether he would deliver the special category status for Andhra Pradesh. Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh shared on X his speech in the Rajya Sabha from seven years ago about the Modi government's "failure" to deliver on the promise of the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014. "I made this speech in the Rajya Sabha seven years ago, about the Modi Government's failure to deliver on the promise of the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014. Unfortunately, it still holds true today," he said. "Unless (Chandrababu) Naidu garu takes this issue up aggressively, there is little hope that the? 'one-third' Pradhan Mantri will act," Ramesh said. He said there are five broad issues that the PM should give clarity on. "Will the prime minister deliver the special category status for Andhra Pradesh like he promised in the holy city of Tirupati in March 2014, he asked. "Will he release the pending funds for the Polavaram ..

Will PM Modi deliver special category status for Andhra, asks Congress
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 11:28 AM IST

Titagarh Rail soars 13% to hit new peak in weak market; up 81% in 11 weeks

A combined 7.9 million equity shares representing 5.9 per cent of total equity of the company have changed hands on the NSE and BSE till 02:49 PM.

Titagarh Rail soars 13% to hit new peak in weak market; up 81% in 11 weeks
Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 3:05 PM IST

Several Mumbai-Pune trains cancelled from May 28 to June 2; check full list

Multiple trains have been cancelled on Mumbai-Pune route from May 28 to June 2, 2024, due to maintenance work which will last for a fortnight. Check the complete cancelled list here

Several Mumbai-Pune trains cancelled from May 28 to June 2; check full list
Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 5:47 PM IST

Mumbai North voters demand better metro connectivity, railway services

The Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency has 32 per cent Maharashtrian voters, 28 per cent Gujarati votes and the rest are from other communities.

Mumbai North voters demand better metro connectivity, railway services
Updated On : 17 May 2024 | 11:18 PM IST

Railways laid on 7.41 km tracks daily in 10 years, reveals RTI response

The Indian Railways has laid on an average 7.41 km of tracks, which include new line construction as well as doubling, tripling and gauge conversion of existing lines in the past ten years, a response of an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the Railways Ministry revealed. According to data provided by the ministry, it laid a total of 27057.7 kms of railway tracks in ten years from 2014-15 to 2023-24 which covers construction of new lines, doubling as well as tripling of existing lines and conversion from meter gauge to broad gauge. When I calculate the data, the daily average km of track-laying work in ten years comes around 7.41 km, said Madhya Pradesh-based Chandra Shekhar Gaur, who had filed the application. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw during recent press briefings said the Indian Railways is currently adding about 15 km of new tracks every day. "Last year, the Railways added 5,200 km of new tracks which is equivalent to the entire network of ...

Railways laid on 7.41 km tracks daily in 10 years, reveals RTI response
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 5:21 PM IST

Rail freight grows at 1.4% in April; coal cargo rises by 6.3%

Coal cargo falls by nearly 8 per cent on cooler April in north, west India

Rail freight grows at 1.4% in April; coal cargo rises by 6.3%
Updated On : 07 May 2024 | 5:45 PM IST

Several bogies of goods train derail in Ayodhya, no casualties reported

After receiving word of the derailment, officials reached the spot and launched a rescue operation

Several bogies of goods train derail in Ayodhya, no casualties reported
Updated On : 21 Apr 2024 | 12:06 AM IST

No food, no water: Video shows ticketless travel chaos on Kashi Express

Passenger's video of overcrowded Kashi Express goes viral, showing lack of amenities and ticketless travellers, sparking a response from Railway Seva for action

No food, no water: Video shows ticketless travel chaos on Kashi Express
Updated On : 20 Apr 2024 | 5:28 PM IST