Prabhu tells why Indian Railways will never be privatised

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out privatisation of the public transporter as it cannot ignore the common man’s interest and will have to bear the public service obligation. The Indian Railways’ public services obligation is currently almost Rs 30,000-35,000 crore (approx US$ 4670.4-5448.7 Million). More Details:  “This…

Kochi Water Metro: German bank KfW sends a team for visiting Water Metro rail sites

A three-members team from German Bank KfW, on Tuesday visited the areas where major boat jetties are expected to come up in Kochi. KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited), which is spearheading the project, had a week ago, short-listed Aecom Consortium as the project’s general consultant. More Details:  The Kfw bank has…

Intermodal Europe To Showcase World First System For Weighing Containers on Chassis

New Zealand : BISON, the specialist developer of portable container weighing solutions, will launch a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis at the Intermodal Europe trade fair in Rotterdam in mid-November. BISON C-Legs are self-contained scales that attach to and lift a container just clear of the…

GE is cooperating with DB Cargo on “self-monitoring” of locomotives and rolling stock

The US corporation General Electric (GE) has signed an agreement with DB Cargo as the first European rail operator for the purposes of carrying out digital locomotive diagnostics. At InnoTrans 2016 the chief executive of GE, Jamie Miller, announced that the pilot project, supported by the “RailConnect 360“ power management…
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