Indian Railways to Acquire 40,000 coaches with Upgraded Facilities

Indian Railways will acquire 40,000 coaches with improved interiors and upgraded facilities to provide world class experience to the passengers. This project will cost an expenditure of Rs 8,000 crore. Further Details: The state-run transporter will also enhance the safety measures in its existing coaches through Centre Buffler Couplers (CBC).…

French Firm Alstom to Make 800 Super High Speed Locomotives in India

Date: 12/06/2017 World rail transport leader to build 800 ‘super high-speed’ locomotives at a factory in Bihar for a decade, endorsing PM’s Make in India vision. French conglomerate Alstom plans to manufacture 800 “super high-power” locomotives in India over a decade, its managing director for India and South Asia Bharat…

Indian Railways Exploring Self-Propelled Trains like Metro For High Speed Corridors

Date: 12/06/2017 The Indian Railways is exploring the idea of using self-propelled trains like those used in Metro systems to realise its high-speed corridor dream. More Details: * Racing against time to bring a network of "high-speed corridors" on track, the Indian Railways is exploring self-propelled train sets similar to…

Railways to acquire 25 Shinkansen From Japan at an Estimated Cost of INR 5,000 Cr for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

Date: 12/06/2017 Railways is gearing up to acquire 25 E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains from Japan at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore for the Modi government's first bullet train project. Features of the E5 Shinkansen Bullet Train: * The E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains to be pressed into…

Northeast Frontier Railway Invite Bids For Construction Work from Digaru-Jugijan stations

Digaru: Northeast Frontier Railway has invited bids for construction work from Digaru-Jugijan railway stations. More Details: * The scope of work includes construction of a station building-cum-RBG room, PP shed, FOB, high level passenger platforms at all the stations from Digaru-Jugijan, including all ancillary work in connection with Digaru-Hojai doubling…

President To Inaugurate Much-Awaited Underground Section Of Bangalore Metro On June 17

Bangalore: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the much-awaited underground section of the Green Line of Bangalore Metro rail service on June 17. More Details: * The underground section will connect Nagasandra in the northern part of the city with Yelachanahalli in the southern part. * The commercial operations will be…