Director General, RDSO & General Manager, Northern Railway holds Press Conference on Monday in connection with the Global Technology Conference slated to be held on 3rd and 4th May 2017 in New Delhi

Shri R.K.Kulshrestha, Director General, Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) and General Manager, Northern Railway held a Press Conference here on Monday to give details of the forthcoming Global Technology Conference to be held on 3rd and 4th May 2017 in New Delhi. He highlighted the significance of the technological…

FDI in Indian Railways for development of modern railway systems

Indian Railways serve a major precinct of the Indian sub-continent by fulfilling the immense transportation requirements and plays a crucial role in India’s surge in the international market as a key player. The Modi government has undertaken various steps towards achieving better Railway facilities and augmenting existing ones in terms…

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…

Railways Gets share From Nirbhaya Fund for CCTVs, Ladies Special Trains & Ladies Compartments

In a first, Indian Railways has been allocated a share of the Nirbhaya Fund for implementing an ongoing scheme to install CCTV surveillance systems at railway stations and Ladies Special trains and women compartments in suburban trains. In the last 8 years since the launch of the plan, these systems…

Railways seeks partnership with industry for ‘complete transformation’ of the railway network

New Delhi: On Wednesday, the Indian Railways (IR) asked the industry to partner with it for the "complete transformation" of the railway network in the country. Railway Board Member (Rolling Stock) Ravindra Gupta, addressing the 4th Global Rail Convention under the aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry here,…

Railways sanctions Rs 218 crore for electrification of Villupuram-Thanjavur rail line

Nagapattinam: The Railway Ministry has sanctioned Rs 218 crore (approx US$ 34 Million) for electrifying the Villupuram-Thanjavur railway line in Tamil Nadu. As announced in the 2017-18 Union Budget, the electrification work of Villupuram-Cuddalore Port – Mayiladuturai-Thanjavur line and Mayiladuturai to Thiruvarur line has been entrusted to Rail Vikas Nigam…