The RFID project undertaken by CRIS, the IT arm of Indian Railways, can read data even at a speed of 182 kmph. This technology will help railways track each of its coaches and wagons as a result of which they can be suitably deployed in a timely manner wherever necessary.
In a briefing ahead of the Union Budget, Yadav said the six corridors include the Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi and the Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad sections. Other corridors are: Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur, Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad, Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore, Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar.
The Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express was flagged off from Ahmedabad by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, becoming the second semi high-speed train to be run by Railway subsidiary IRCTC. The train departed from Ahmedabad at 10.45 am and will reach Mumbai in six-and-a-half hours.
Railways minister Piyush Goyal attended the India-Brazil Business Forum where he promised complete electrification of Indian Railways by 2024. The minister also said India will love to partner with Brazil on a rapid engagement on the railways side and hoped that investments will also grow in the sectors of clean energy, startups, railways etc.
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal assured that 100% electrification of Indian Railways to be done by the year 2024. “By the year 2024, we expect the entire Indian Railways to be run on 100% electricity.
“By the year 2024, we expect the entire Indian Railways, which is about 125,000 km of track length and nearly 68,000 km of route length, to be 100% run on electricity,” Goyal said at the India-Brazil Business Forum here. It will be the first railway in the world to be run fully on electricity. We are very conscious of our responsibility to the environment, he added.
A reply to an RTI query, filed by Madhya Pradesh-based activist Chandra Shekhar Gaur, revealed that in the first quarter (April-June) of financial year 2019-20, the railways earned a revenue of Rs 13,398.92 crore from passenger fare. This dipped to Rs 13,243.81 crore in the July-September quarter and went down further to Rs 12844.37 crore in the third quarter (October to December).
The foot print of the plant is small hence the area required for installing it is less when compared with conventional method of processing. All constituents are converted into valuable energy thereby making it zero discharge process.
SER is now poised to achieve 170 million tonne (mt) of originating freight loading in this financial year surpassing the target of 164 mt set by the Railway Board, the statement added. In step with this objective, a Freight Customer Meet was organized at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach on January 21 to assess the growth projections for the remaining two months of this financial year.
Rail passengers from Kerala are elated to find the ethnic Malyalam dishes back in the railway's menu. Kerala's traditional food items such as appam, eggcurry, puttu and kadala curry have replaced north indian delicacies that received a backlash from the Malyalis. IRCTC has presented alist of delicacies to be served by its local vendors in Kerala.
The system has been commissioned through the Centre for Railway Information System, under the technical guidance of Space Applications Centre at ISRO. RTIS provides real-time positional information of locomotives to the Railways. It facilitates automatic acquisition of train movement data, including that of arrival, departure and run-through timings, at the stations en route.
Speaking at the foundation day of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited, Goyal said that it should make a commitment to its customers with a timetable for its freight trains. "Just like the Tejas trains have done in Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad, we should be willing to give a commitment of timely delivery," he added.
The train was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Ahmedabad at 10.45 am, and it arrived at Mumbai Central station at 4.45 pm, almost half an hour before its scheduled travel time. As per the train tickets, it was to depart from Ahmedabad at 9.30 am for its maiden run.