Category Articles: Railway

Railway deploys 19 Isolation Coaches at Sabarmati & Chandlodiya

May 04, 2021
Railway deploys 19 Isolation Coaches at Sabarmati & Chandlodiya

In the relentless fight against Covid, the Ministry of Railways are undertaking movement of Isolation Coaches to places of demand by respective states on a war-footing, mobilising workforce and material for this task through rapid action. The Railways has deployed a fleet of nearly 4000 Isolation coaches with almost 64000 beds to serve as Isolation Units. These Isolation Coaches can be easily moved and positioned at places of demand on the Indian Railways network. Quick memorandum agreement of s...Read More

Bullet train project: NHSRCL and JARTS ink MoU

April 19, 2021
Bullet train project: NHSRCL and JARTS ink MoU

New Delhi: The Government of Japan participated in the MOU signing ceremony between National High Speed Railway Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) and Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) for Training & Certification service for Track Construction work of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project. The ceremony, which was organized by NHSRCL on April 19, 2021, was attended by Mr. Miyamoto Shingo, Minister, Embassy of Japan and Mr. Matsumoto Katsuo, Chief Representative, JICA India. As per t...Read More

Mask compulsory in Railway Premises, trains; Rs. 500 fine for breach

April 17, 2021
Mask compulsory in Railway Premises, trains; Rs. 500 fine for breach

New Delhi: Indian Railways is taking various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic, in accordance with the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs from time to time. One of the specific guideline is to wear face mask/cover in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for movement of trains as brought out by IR on 11.05.2020 in para 2.3 (ix) says that “it should be advise...Read More

First ONE double stack export container train flagged off to Pipavav Port by GatewayRail

April 12, 2021
First ONE double stack export container train flagged off to Pipavav Port by GatewayRail

Pipavav, India: The first double stack train was flagged off from ICD Gurugram (Garhi Harsaru) to APM Terminals Pipavav by Gateway Rail Freight Ltd. (a subsidiary of Gateway Distriparks Ltd.) and Ocean Network Express (ONE), which will provide assured connection to exporters. The double stack train transported 180 TEUs in a single journey. The commodities carried were auto spare parts, laminated sheets, machinery parts, tiles, cotton yarn, motorcycles and air conditioners etc. The containers ...Read More

Indian Railways rolls out first AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach

March 20, 2021
Indian Railways rolls out first AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach

New Delhi: Indian Railways Production Unit, Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala has recently rolled out the first prototype Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) AC three-tier economy class coach of Indian Railways (IR). Trial has been successfully completed. This is a new variant of LHB AC three-tier coach with features enumerated as below:- Electrical panels with reduced footprint on the passenger deck, releasing additional floor space for passenger use. Increased Passenger capacity of 83 B...Read More

41 rail projects worth Rs 36,437 crore in length of 4,350 km falling fully/partly in Gujarat in progress

March 19, 2021
41 rail projects worth  Rs 36,437 crore in length of 4,350 km falling fully/partly in Gujarat in progress

New Delhi: Total 41 Projects including 04 New Line, 25 Gauge Conversion and 12 Doubling covering a length of 4,350 km costing ₹36,437 crore falling fully/partly in the State of Gujarat are under different stage of planning/approval/execution. Out of which 890 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of ₹10,290 crore has been incurred up to March 2020. Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal provided the information on March 19, 2021 in Rajya Sabha while replying to a question raise...Read More

PM Modi to inaugurate redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station next month: Piyush Goyal

March 16, 2021
PM Modi to inaugurate redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station next month: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: The works on redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station project are completed and the new, redeveloped railway station with a hotel atop it will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister next month (April 2021), said union Railway minister Piyush Goyal while speaking in Lok Sabha today. 'Works for redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station are over and Prime Minister will inaugurate it in the next month. There will be an international level hotel atop the railway station to serve M...Read More

Ahmedabad – Pune Duronto express to resume from March 16

March 14, 2021
Ahmedabad – Pune Duronto express to resume from March 16

Sabarmati: Western Railway will resume operations of Ahmedabad - Pune Duronto express trains from March 16. Train 02297 will leave Ahmedabad at 22.30 hours every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and reach Pune at 7.10 am next day. In return journey, train 02298 will leave Pune from 15 March on every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 21.35 hours and reach Ahmedabad at 6.25 am. DeshGujaratRead More

Redesigning of Vadodara High Speed Railway Station Alignment

March 12, 2021
Redesigning of Vadodara High Speed Railway Station Alignment

Brief Introduction  The alignment of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway corridor is, in general, kept straight to meet the requirement of high speed because of which most of the alignment is passing through green fields. However, the alignment is diverted at Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati to bring the HSR alignment near to IR stations so that the passengers may get the comfort of easy transfer between the two modes of transport. Since the area near Railway stations are very congested, th...Read More

Bullet train project: NHSRCL signs MoU with Japan’s JRTC for designs of high-speed rail track works

March 12, 2021
Bullet train project: NHSRCL signs MoU with Japan’s JRTC for designs of high-speed rail track works

New Delhi: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today signed a MoU with Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) for the Designs of High Speed Rail (HSR) Track works for T2 package (237 km between Vadodara to Vapi in Gujarat state) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor Project. JRTC will provide the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components like RC Track bed, Track slab arrangement and continuous welded rail (CWR) forces etc. The virtual ev...Read More

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