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IRCTC signs MoU with RITES for railway station development works
New Delhi [India], Oct 20 : Government-owned infrastructure consultancy RITES Ltd will provide its services to the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for projects to upgrade railway stations and allied facilities.

Train to roll between Agartala and Akhaura by 2018
Agartala [India], Oct 20 (ANI): By the end of 2018, a new rail connectivity of India and Bangladesh is likely to operate, said a joint high delegation of both the nations after the conclusion of the fifth Project Steering Committee meeting of Agartala-Akhaura (Tripura-Bangladesh) Railways that met ...

Railway stations to be redeveloped under Smart City plans
New Delhi, Oct 19 : In a major initiative, the Indian Railways on Wednesday signed an MoU with Union Urban Development Ministry to redevelop railway stations and adjoining areas on the lines of Smart City.

Government urges private sector to invest in rail infrastructure
New Delhi, Oct 19 : The government on Wednesday urged the private sector to invest in railway infrastructure.

Railways to install bio-toilets on all new trains: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 19 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that bio-toilets will be fitted on all new and existing trains to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

Work starts for new India-Bangladesh rail project
Agartala, Oct 19 : More than six years after the finalisation of a new India-Bangladesh railway project, land acquisition work has begun in Bangladesh, officials said here on Wednesday.

BJP 'betrayed' us on Bodoland, say Bodo groups; to revive demand
New Delhi/Guwahati, Oct 19 : Fed up with the "betrayal" by the BJP, major Bodo groups in Assam are determined to go ahead with a 12-hour railway blockade on October 24 to revive the demand for a separate Bodoland state and "expose" the party that rules in the state and Centre.

India eyes investment opportunities at UAE-India economic forum
New Delhi [India], Oct. 18 : Minister of State for Foreign Affairs M.J Akbar on Tuesday left for Abu Dhabi to attend the second edition of the annual UAE-India Economic Forum (UIEF) aimed to explore investment opportunities in sectors like infrastructure, ports, railways and tourism in India.

RailTel denies porn viewed at Patna station
Patna, Oct 17 : Public sector undertaking RailTel on Monday denied that the free Wi-Fi service in Patna railway station was used mostly to view porn.

'Mission Mumbai Local' platform launched for commuter
Mumbai, Oct 17 : With ten persons losing their lives daily on the Central Railways Mumbai suburban tracks alone, a national public relations organisation has embarked on a special social messaging drive called 'Mission Mumbai Local for the commuter.

Wi-Fi used most at Patna station, mostly for porn
Patna, Oct 17 : The Patna railway station tops the chart in terms of internet search using free Wi-Fi service, but mostly to view porn, an official said on Monday.

Wi-Fi used most at Patna rly station, mostly to watch porn
Patna, Oct 17 : Patna railway station tops the chart in terms of internet search using the free Wi-Fi service, though the maximum searches were for porn sites, a railway official said on Monday.

Darjeeling's toy train service suspended due to landslides
Siliguri, Oct 14 : Toy train services in the Darjeeling hills were suspended due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall, a railways official said on Friday.

L and T bags Rs 3,799 crore order from Indian Railways
Mumbai, Oct 14 : Larsen and Toubro Ltd, along with Japan's Sojitz Corp., won an order worth Rs 3,799 crore from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL), the engineering company said on Friday.

India and Germany to collaborate on rail safety
New Delhi, Oct 14 : India and Germany on Friday decided to collaborate on railway safety and agreed to form a joint working group in this regard.

Garments worth lakhs of rupees gutted in Haridwar showroom fire
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], Oct. 14 : A fire broke out in a garment showroom at Railway Road in Jwalapur area here on Friday.

India-Germany to collaborate on high-speed trains
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Indian Railways on Thursday said that it will collaborate with Germany on high-speed trains.

India, Russia discuss high-speed freight train corridor
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Thursday held discussions with the Russian Railways authorities for collaborating on a dedicated high-speed freight corridor, railway officials said.

Railways to ink deal with Germany for high-speed trains
New Delhi [India], Oct. 13 : Aiming to reduce travel time significantly, the Indian Railways will ink a pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in the country.

Stones pelted at Shatabdi Express in UP, no one injured
Lucknow, Oct 12 : Miscreants stoned the Lucknow Shatabdi Express train in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah on Wednesday, breaking glass panes of more than eight coaches though no passenger was injured, a railway official said.

German railway station evacuated over bomb threat
Berlin, Oct 11 : A railway station in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg state on Tuesday was evacuated and blocked after a bomb threat, the police said.

Indian Railways to soon have glass-roof coaches on selected routes
New Delhi, Oct 10 : With a view to modernise the old get-up of the passenger and express trains, the Indian Railways is set to introduce rail coaches with glass ceiling and infotainment systems, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said on Monday.

Railways sign MoU with Odisha government
New Delhi, Oct 10 : Indian Railways on Monday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government for setting up two railway projects in the state.

Maoists blow up railway track in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 10 : Maoist guerrillas protesting against "police atrocities" blew up a section of railway track in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said on Monday.

NFR introduces DEMU train service in Assam districts
Guwahati, Oct 7 : The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is to introduce Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train services on the Dibrugarh-Tinsukia-Ledo-Dangri section from October 8.

Ola, Bangalore City Junction Railway Station tie-up to provide 'Ola ...
New Delhi [India], Oct 7 : Taxi aggregator Ola has partnered with the Bengaluru City Junction Railway Station (SBC) for a dedicated Ola pick up zone within the railway station premises.

IRCTC to reduce rail travel insurance premium
New Delhi, Oct 6 : Indian Railways on Thursday said it will reduce the premium charged on its travel insurance scheme to one paisa from the current 92 paise.

Maoist torch railway engine in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 6 : Six Maoist guerrillas torched a railway engine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district early Thursday, the state police said.

India embarking on 4th industrial revolution: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Oct 6 : India is being propelled towards a fourth industrial revolution arising out of assimilation of digitisation and technology, which will benefit all sections of society, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Thursday.

Railways working to run fully solar-powered trains: Prabhu
New Delhi, Oct 5 : Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said Indian Railways are working to run fully solar-powered trains in the future.

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