Category Articles: Railway

Ahmedabad – Mumbai Tejas Express train will start operations from November 2019

September 19, 2019
Ahmedabad – Mumbai Tejas Express train will start operations from November 2019

India's first train which shall be operated on public private partnership (PPP) mode will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai from the month of November. The train 'Tejas' was scheduled to start operations in September/October but due to the model code of conduct effective in Maharashtra in connection of State assembly general elections, Tejas will start operation from Ahmedabad in the month of November. Tejas will be operated by IRCTC. It will have guard and driver from Railways while all ...Read More

Ahmedabad – Mumbai High Speed Rail to see part run in 2022

August 30, 2019
Ahmedabad – Mumbai High Speed Rail to see part run in 2022

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad - Mumbai high speed rail project will see partial start in year 2022 and start a new culture of transportation in year 2023, said Ashok Chawla, advisor in External Affairs Ministry looking after Japan desk. Chawla in reply to media said the bullet train project is going on as per schedule. He said tender process had started and some construction work on the surface could be visible in early next year. He added that once the work commences, it will progress speedily. ...Read More

Surat Collector sends report to State govt proposing hike in Jantri of 8 villages on bullet train route

August 23, 2019
Surat Collector sends report to State govt proposing hike in Jantri of 8 villages on bullet train route

Surat: It is learnt that district collector of Surat has sent a proposal to State government for hike in Jantri rates in 8 villages that are on the route of proposed Ahmedabad - Mumbai bullet train. The locals in these villages of Surat district are refusing to give their land for high-speed rail project because of Jantri rate as low as Rs. 100. The villages are Kushlad, Mulad, Kareli, Kimamali, Ghaludi and Shekhpur in Olpad taluka and Hathuran and Kuvanda in Mangrol taluka. Olpad MLA M...Read More

IRCTC launches Kutch Rann Utsav package from Mumbai

August 22, 2019
IRCTC launches Kutch Rann Utsav package from Mumbai

Mumbai: IRCTC West Zone Mumbai has launched Rann Utsav – Rail Tour packages for 4 Nights / 5 Days ex Mumbai for the year 2019 – 2020 starting from November 2019 to February 2020. The package includes confirmed Train reservations from Mumbai to Bhuj and back. Rann Utsav is visited and enjoyed by more than 8000 tourists from all over the world. Rann Utsav Rail Tour Package starting at Rs. 15,585/- launched by IRCTC, West Zone include confirmed train tickets either in Sleeper Class or in...Read More

Gujarat cabinet decides to allot 31 hectare land in Waghodia for Rail University at 50% of market price

August 21, 2019
Gujarat cabinet decides to allot 31 hectare land in Waghodia for Rail University at 50% of market price

Gandhinagar: The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today took a decision to allocate 31 hectare land at Waghodia in Vadodara district for setting up India's first Railway University at 50% of market rate. This information was shared by Dy CM Nitin Patel. DeshGujaratRead More

IRCTC to run Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Tejas Express

August 21, 2019
IRCTC to run Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Tejas Express

Gandhinagar: IRCTC will run the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express and the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express trains for a period of three years as a pilot project, as per a report by news agency PTI. The fares of these trains will be flexible and will be decided by the IRCTC. No concessions, privileges or duty passes will be allowed on these trains. On-board ticket checking will not be done by the railway staff on IRCTC trains. IRCTC run trains will be uniquely numbered and operated by the railway...Read More

CM inspects Rs.721-cr 300-room project being built atop Gandhinagar railway platforms

July 28, 2019
CM inspects Rs.721-cr 300-room project being built atop Gandhinagar railway platforms

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupanitoday inspected for the progress of the first-of-its-kind Rs.721-crore project being built by Gandhinagar Railway & Urban Development Corporation (GARUD) atop Gandhinagar railway platforms here. He spent about an hour inspecting the finer details the world-class 70-metre high 300-room Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project. Rupani was accompanied by Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Manoj Kumar Das, GARUD’s Mr. Khan, Railwa...Read More

Double-engine trial runs of Karnavati and Shatabdi Express trains may commence soon

June 23, 2019
Double-engine trial runs of Karnavati and Shatabdi Express trains may commence soon

By staff writer, Mumbai: Western Railway will soon run double-engine trials on its top-class trains Karnavati Express and Shatabdi Express that operate between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in attempt to increase the speed of these trains to 110 km/hour. Indian Railways had done similar trial runs of Mumbai - Delhi Rajdhani Express which that had been successful. According to a report, link of which has been tweeted by Western Railway, the Railway Board has given its consent to Western Railway for d...Read More

Five of a racket which duped people in the name of providing job in railways, nabbed in Vadodara

June 20, 2019
Five of a racket which duped people in the name of providing job in railways, nabbed in Vadodara

Vadodara: The SOG of the crime branch of police in Vadodara has busted a racket that used to dupe people in the name of getting them employed in the railways and nabbed five people in this connection. Police said that the racket was being from the office of one Shreeji education on the second floor of Sunrise complex in Vaghodiya road near Vrundavan crossing. Five people who used to pose as the president, vice president and other employees of the railway recruitment board have...Read More

GMRC conducts mock drill; video goes viral as actual glitch

May 29, 2019

Ahmedabad: A video of "passengers" leaving a halted Metro train in Ahmedabad and walking on a bridge to reach Amraivadi Metro station was viral and in circulation widely on social media platforms. The people on social media had started commenting about technical glitch in Metro train. However Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) clarified that it was not a technical glitch but mock drill GMRC official also clarified that those looking like passengers were actually GMRC staffers. The mock d...Read More