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    Indian Railways goes eco-friendly, replaces plastic cups with kulhad

    According to a report by PTI, tea will be sold in environment-friendly 'Kulhads' (earthen cups) in place of plastic cups at all railway stations in the country, Railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday. Speaking at an event organised at the Digawara railway station in Rajasthan's Alwar district, the minister said the initiative will be the contribution of the Railways towards a plastic-free India.

    Indian Railways' Freight Loading in November Grows 9% Year-on-Year

    The loading this November included 48.48 million tonnes of coal, 13.77 million tonnes of iron ore, 5.1 million tonnes of foodgrains, 5.41 million tonnes of fertilizers and 6.62 million tonnes of cement (excluding clinker).

    Indian Railways launches 'Meri Saheli' initiative for women

    According to a report by ANI, as passenger footfall increases at railway stations ahead of the festival season, the Railway Board has started reviewing security, crowd management, enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, and action against human trafficking. To provide better safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains, a new initiative "Meri Saheli" was launched. RPF has launched this initiative for the security of lady passengers during their train journey. This initiative is aimed to instil a sense of security among the lady passengers and respond effectively to any security-related issue faced or seen by lady passengers.

    Here's the list of trains that got cancelled or diverted by Indian Railways due to farmers agitation

    The 09613 Ajmer-Amritsar express special train journey commencing on December 2 will remain cancelled. Consequently, the 09612 Amritsar - Ajmer special train commencing on December 3 will also remain cancelled.

    Indian Railways plan to serve tea in Kulhad at every stations across country: Piyush Goyal

    In an attempt to make India plastic-free, Indian Railways is now planning to serve tea in Kulhad (earthen cups) at every railway stations across the country, informed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at an event in Rajasthan’s Alwar on November 29. He said, “There're nearly 400 railway stations serving tea in Kulhad (earthen cups). We're making efforts to implement the same across the country as Railways' contribution in making India plastic-free. It'll also generate employment.”Indian Railways plan to serve tea in Kulhad at every stations across country: Piyush Goyal

    Why IRCTC has cancelled operations of the country's first private train Tejas Express

    According to a report by PTI, the railways has suspended the operations of its corporate trains run by the IRCTC from Lucknow to Delhi and Ahmedabad to Mumbai as they found few takers amidst the coronavirus pandemic following the resumption of services more than a month ago.

    HAL moots defence financing corporation for acquisition of weapon systems

    Proposed to be set up in line with the Indian Railways Finance Corporation, the new body could raise funds from the capital market and provide more stability to defence purchases that are often delayed due to the unavailability of capital.

    Indian Railways' Freight loading till October inches closer to FY20 level in the same period

    Loading between April to October stands at 641.94 million tonne, which is over 94% of last year’s loading, according to the latest data released by the ministry of railways. Loading between April-October 2019 was 680.78 million tonne.

    Indian Railways' freight loading in October up 15% compared to last year

    To attract new business and incentivise other existing clients, the Railway ministry has held meetings with top leadership of iron and steel, cement, power, coal, automobiles and logistics service providers in the past weeks.

    Reports of hike in fares during festival season misleading, clarifies Indian Railways

    The fares of these trains will be similar to those applicable for special trains, which means 'special charges' will be levied making the tickets costlier by 10-30 per cent as compared to the fares of mail/express trains, depending on the class of travel.​​

    JSPL produced rails for high-speed corridors approved by Indian Railways

    Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is the first and only Indian manufacturer to develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated(HT) Rails suitable for High speed and High Axle Load applications.

    Indian Railways to run 196 pairs of festival special trains from tomorrow

    These trains will have a fare that's more than the mail/express trains and will be on par with special trains. The Ministry of Railways had given its approval to Zonal Railways' proposal for the operation of 196 pairs of Festival Special trains.

    Indian Railways to allow private companies to develop goods-sheds at Railway Stations

    Private companies will be entitled to a share in the terminal charges and terminal access charges for all inward and outward traffic dealt at the goods-shed for a period of five years from the date of completion of work, the policy document, a copy of which has been reviewed by ET, said.

    Indian railway stations revamp to bring in Rs 50,000 cr investment

    The station redevelopment plan of Indian Railways will release about 20 million sq ft of real estate, attracting investment of Rs 50,000 crore, said senior railways officials. Of the 123 stations on the list for redevelopment, railways aims to issue tenders for 50 by March 2021.

    Punjab farm protests: Indian Railways incur losses to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore

    The farmers agitation in Punjab began around September 24 when they started blocking railway tracks and stations demanding the repeal of new three agriculture related bills. Farmers in Punjab have expressed apprehension that the Centre's farm reforms would pave a way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the "mercy" of big corporates.

    Indian Economy recovery: November data add heft to revival, but experts want more govt spending

    GST collections crossed ₹1 lakh crore for a second month, rising to ₹1.04 lakh crore from ₹1.03 lakh crore a year ago but down slightly from ₹1.05 lakh crore in October.

    Railways gets environmental clearance for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train

    Addressing a virtual press conference here, Railway Board Chairman and CEO, V.K. Yadav said, "Requisite Wildlife, Forestry and Coastal Regulation Zone clearances in the state of Gujarat and Maharashtra have been obtained."

    HCC climbs 6% on bagging orders worth Rs 236 crore

    In a filing to BSE, the company said that the orders are a part of the Bairabi-Sairang new broad gauge rail line, being implemented by the Indian Railways as a part of its plans to improve its network across the North-East India.

    HCC JV bags Rs 236 crore rail project in Mizoram

    The order is a part of the Bairabi-Sairang new broad gauge rail line, being implemented by the Indian Railways as a part of its plans to improve its network across the North-East India. This rail line aims at giving a boost to the rail connectivity in the region, as it will connect Mizoram to the Indian Railways network up to Bairabi railway station in the state.

    Jindal receives regular rail supplier status from Indian Railways

    Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), which works under the ambit of the Railway Board, has approved field performance of the UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class-A) rails made by JSPL at its Raigarh Plant.

    Indian Railways introduces modern-age spittoons

    According to a report by TNN, the Mumbai Railways has decided to introduce portable spittoons or spit pouches and containers that will be made available to the public at a price of 10 and 20 rupees, respectively.

    Indian Railways plans ₹2 lakh crore capital expenditure a year till FY24

    The infrastructure upgradation plan includes doubling of 11,000 kilometre of track, tripling and quadrupling of around 3,000 km route network, 51 projects related to coal connectivity and 10 projects related to port connectivity, among others.

    Indian Railways may skip offering blankets altogether

    In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Railways had withdrawn blankets from all AC coaches earlier this year. Now news is coming in that even after resuming full services, the railways may cease providing blankets, pillows, hand towels and sheets.

    Strong Q2 helps Railways post positive revenue in passenger segment for first time this FY

    In the first quarter, for the first time in its 167-year-long history, the Indian Railways refunded a higher amount of money than what it earned from ticket bookings, registering a negative passenger segment revenue of Rs 1,066 crore, the query filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has found.

    Indian Railways extends pact with IIT-Kanpur to facilitate research on railway modernisation

    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will facilitate research in the core areas of electrical locomotive, locomotive control and communication systems, traction installation and driver interface systems, among others, through the Centre for Railway Research (CRR) at IIT-Kanpur.

    Why 2030 is big year for Indian Railways

    Commerce, Industry and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that “By 2030 we will be a net-zero railway, our carbon emission will be zero. Indian Railways transports nearly 8 billion passengers and 1.2 billion tonnes of freight every year. Ours will be the world's first Railways of this scale to go green.”

    Rlys' corporate Tejas trains suspended over occupancy amid pandemic

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking (PSU) of the Ministry of Railways, had restarted the operation of its fleet of Tejas Express trains from October 17, after it was suspended due to the pandemic.

    Stock market update: BSE MidCap index rises 1%; Future Retail surges 10%

    The index was trading 1.17 per cent up at 16628.22.

    Indian Railways to operate 20 pairs of clone trains from September 21

    The clone trains will be primarily 3 AC trains and run ahead of the already operational special passenger trains. These trains, which are set to be operated for the first time by the Indian Railways in the past, will have speed higher than existing special trains.

    Indian Railways to operate around 400 special trains as India gears up for the festive season

    The trains are to be operated as superfast services, running at an average speed of 55 kilometres per hour. A total of 196 pairs of trains will be operated during the said period, and are strictly festive specials, a railway ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

    Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala rolls out semi high-speed double-decker coaches

    According to a report by PTI, the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala rolled out on Wednesday a semi high-speed double-decker coach that can run at a top speed of up to 160 kilometres per hour (kmph), the Railways said.

    GMR, Welspun, L&T among 102 private cos qualify for PPP in passenger trains

    India’s Passenger Train Operations Project is the country’s first major public private partnerships (PPP) initiative under which railways ministry had invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private participation in operation of passenger train services for 12 clusters which comprise more than 150 origin destination pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern trains.

    Station redevelopment: Get ready for airport-like experience at railway stations

    To boost the real estate development of the surrounding regions, augment the tourism potential and generate employment opportunities, Indian Railways has an ambitious station redevelopment plan which will open up about 20 million sq ft of real estate. Faizan Haidar & Sakshi Prashar take you through this plan of providing airport-like experience at railway stations near you. Watch Station redevelopment: Get ready for airport-like experience at railway stations

    Rail Land Development Authority to offer 3 lakh sq ft commercial space near Varanasi railway station

    The total land area entrusted for this project is about 2.5 hectare, out of which about one hectare is earmarked for redevelopment of railway colony and the balance 1.5 hectare land has been offered for commercial development.

    Indian Railways' Sleeper Class coaches and General Coaches to be made air-conditioned

    In a bid to make long distance travel comfortable for travellers, the Indian Railways has decided to make all coaches of every train air-conditioned. This includes Sleeper Class coaches, and General Coaches, which have traditionally been non-AC.

    Indian Railways to run clone trains to clear long waiting lists

    "Wherever there is a demand, wherever the waiting list is long, we will run a clone train ahead of the actual train, so that passengers can travel," Railway Board chairman, Vinod Kumar Yadav, said.

    Few takers for solar power tender of railways, bid deadline extended

    SECI, the government agency that bids out solar projects, has already discovered a low tariff through competitive bids and railways could use this instead of introducing one more tender process through yet another central government entity, sources said.

    Realty developers seek Indian Railways’ support for migrant workers’ return

    While workers are returning, the number needs to improve to resume complete construction work and additional transport facilities can improve the inflow, the body said.

    Indian Railways set to operate more passenger trains, consultations with states on

    Trains, however, will be introduced in a staggered manner, as consultations with State governments are still on. The Indian Railways had halted passenger train operations in March this year as India went under a stringent lockdown amid the outbreak of Covid-19.

    Inside Indian Railways' big plan for New Delhi Railway Station

    The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids from private players to redevelop an area of five lakh square metres at the New Delhi station and another 2.6 lakh square metres surrounding it for commercial purposes. The organisation said that the project was likely to be completed in around four years. The plan is to redevelop the iconic station, road connections through flyovers, relocation of railway offices and buildings and creating social infrastructure. The estimated cost of the entire project is Rs 6,500 crore.

    Railways' freight loading in September increased by 15% over last year

    Freight revenue of the national transporter has also increased commensurately last month. In September 2020, the Indian Railways earned Rs 9896.86 crores from freight loading which is 13.5% higher compared to last year’s earnings for the same period which stood at Rs 8716.29 crores.

    Indian Railways' plan of station redevelopment will attract investment of Rs 50,000 crore: Officials

    In the current financial year, work has already been awarded in major stations like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Amritsar, Dehradun, Nellore, Tirupati and Puducherry.

    Railway Board puts on hold implementation of ceiling on night duty allowance for employees

    The largest railway union in the country, All India Railwaymen’s Federation in October wrote to the railway ministry for immediate withdrawal of the order, citing resentment and possible unrest thereof, among railway employees. The Federation had demanded that the allowance be paid to officers regardless of cadres, departments, and most importantly, their pay grades.

    Indian Railways unveils new Tejas Express locomotives, capable to run at 160 kmph

    Indian Railways' electric locomotive manufacturing unit Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has turned out first batch of Tejas Express locomotives amid COVID-19 scare. These locos are made for'push-pull' operations. CLW is one of the largest Electric Locomotive manufacturers in the world. The 'push-pull' technology will help the passenger electric locomotives to reduce air drags at higher speed. The Tejas locomotive is capable to run at 160 kmph.Indian Railways unveils new Tejas Express locomotives, capable to run at 160 kmph

    Govt plans to sell up to 15% stake in IRCON International

    The government currently holds 89.18 per cent stake in IRCON International Ltd.

    Cloud over Diwali cheer: Will the consumption trend stay after the festival sentiment fades away?

    Though October 2020 felt the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, it also saw a 10% rise in goods and services tax (GST) collection over October 2019 — a festive month without any severe disruption.

    ​Eye in the sky: Indian Railways acquire Ninja drones​ for security, surveillance

    NEW DELHI: The Railways has procured Ninja unmanned aerial vehicles for monitoring its assets and ensure safety for passengers, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has said. The Mumbai Division of Central Railway has recently procured two Ninja UAVs for better security and surveillance in railway areas like station premises, railway track sections, yards, workshops.​Eye in the sky: Indian Railways acquire Ninja drones​ for security, surveillance

    Suburban train services in West Bengal to resume from Nov 11: Rail Minister

    With adequate safety measures in place, this will enhance passenger convenience and facilitate smooth travel for the people, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

    Decision on NRA will benefit Indian Railways, says Railway Board Chairman

    He said every district will have an examination centre and people will be able to save money spent on travel and arranging other logistics.

    Indian Railways to run 40 clone trains from today. Here are the major routes & other details

    These clone trains -- primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds and a departure time before the parent train -- come as a boon for the passengers who have to travel in an emergency or have made last-minute plans, the official said.

    Indian Railways acquires 'Ninja' drones to tackle and record crime in real-time

    According to a report by ANI, the Mumbai Division of Central Railway has recently procured two 'ninja' UAVs for better security and surveillance in railway areas such as station premises, railway track sections, yards, workshops, etc.

    Indian Railways procures Ninja drones for security surveillance and passenger safety

    Railway Protection Force has planned extensive use of drones for the purpose of railway security. Nine drones have been procured by RPF so far at a cost of Rs 31.87 lakh at South Eastern Railway, Central Railway, Modern Coaching Factory, Raebareli and South Western Railway.

    Goods suspension by Railways in Punjab causes power cuts as coal stocks dry up

    he day-time power shortage rose to 1000 to 1500 megawatts and the state's last power plant, GVK Thermal, has also run out.

    How Indian Railways will function with private operators: Key things to know

    Here we take a look at what all will change — fare, number of stations, etc — after the project is rolled out.

    Indian Railways' privatisation initiative: Is it a clash between need for modernisation vs social obligations?

    The Indian Railways last year embarked on a massive drive to rope in private players to improve its services. One of the most important initiatives of this exercise, and a first in the National transporter’s history, is allowing private companies to operate passenger trains. Will this move lead to a free run for the private sector or will the national transporter continue its social service obligation. ET’s Nishtha Saluja explains. WatchIndian Railways' privatisation initiative: Is it a clash between need for modernisation vs social obligations?

    Indian Railways prepares for a post-Covid world

    After being shut for months on end, it looks like the Indian Railways could soon be back on track, and will need to adapt to the expectations of a coronavirus contaminated world.

    The Indian Railways is starting clone trains, here’s all you need to know

    With the nationwide lockdown almost completely lifted, transport services are slowly returning to normal. Which has led to the Railways operating clone trains - trains on the same route, but with fewer stops and faster speeds.

    Indian Railways suspends passenger services indefinitely, special trains to continue

    “This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that as decided and informed earlier as well, regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended till further notice," a statement from the Railways said.

    Indian Railways’ Gandhinagar station to get an airport-like facelift

    Indian Railways’ Gandhinagar station in Gujarat is getting makeover like never before. The Gandhinagar station is being revamped under Railway Ministry’s station redevelopment and beautification plan and the Indian Railways Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) is heading the station’s redevelopment project work.

    Railway Board asks zonal railways to fill up vacancies in electrification projects

    In a letter sent to all Zonal Railways earlier this week, the Railway Board has asked them to comply with a previous order that vested responsibility in General Managers of Zonal Railways to ensure sufficient staff in the electrification projects.

    Chennai Egmore railway station beautified with aesthetically pleasing vinyl stickers

    According to a report by PTI, even as the Southern Railway on September 30 announced running more special trains, including the Chennai Egmore- Kollam, there has been a concerted effort to beautify the Chennai Egmore railway station.

    Indian Railways seeks private investment of Rs 30K cr, Kant says privatisation a 'win-win' situation

    Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on September 17 reacted on Public-Private Partnership in passenger train operations. He said that the private sector investment that Railways is looking at is about Rs 30,000 crores. “We're looking at 109 Origin Destination pairs, divided into 12 clusters requiring 151 trains. They're being taken up for transparent competitive bidding and some most attractive routes, based on huge unmet demand, will be put out to run premium passenger services,” he said. Indian Railways seeks private investment of Rs 30K cr, Kant says privatisation a 'win-win' situation

    Indian Railways to run 80 new special trains from September 12: Ticket booking starts today

    "For the convenience of rail passengers, the Railways have decided to run special trains," a statement from the Northern Railways said on Wednesday.

    Rail Land Development Authority invites bid for Aurangabad land at Rs 101 crore

    Indian Railways has ambitious plan of developing about 20 million sq ft of real estate, attracting investment of Rs 50,000 crore. Of the 123 stations currently on the list for redevelopment, railway aims to issue tenders for 50 by March, 2021. In the current financial year, work has already been awarded in major stations like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Amritsar, Dehradun, Nellore, Tirupati and Puducherry.

    Covid-19 impact: Indian Railways' traffic revenue till August 2020 declined by 42% over last year

    The total number of originating passengers till the end of August this year was a meagre 1.27% of the corresponding period in the last financial year, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said in response to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

    Stock market news: IRCTC shares drop over 3%

    A total of 58,948 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:21AM (IST).

    Rail Minister seeks Punjab govt's assurance of train, crew members' safety to restore freight services

    ​Goods train services resumed in the state after farmer unions on October 21 announced exempting them from their weeks-old "rail roko" agitation over the Centre's new farm laws. However, the Railways decided to extend its suspension of goods train operations in the state, saying protesting farmers are still blocking the tracks.

    IRFC files IPO papers with Sebi; raises issue size

    The net proceeds are proposed to be utilised towards augmenting the company's equity capital base to meet future capital requirements arising out of growth in business and general corporate purposes.

    Govt to sell 15-20% stake in IRCTC via OFS

    The government currently holds 87.40 per cent stake in IRCTC. To meet Sebi's public holding norm, it has to lower its stake in the company to 75 per cent.

    Government may sell 15-20% in IRCTC via offer for sale

    The government is reportedly planning to sell 15-20% of its stake in Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) via offer for sale (OFS). Last month, reports surfaced that government is planning to pare its stake in IRCTC via OFS route. The merchant bankers will have to submit their bids by September 10. Note that the government currently holds 87.40% stake in IRCTC.Government may sell 15-20% in IRCTC via offer for sale

    Stock market news: IRCTC shares rise over 1%

    A total of 79,348 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:32AM (IST).

    Govt mulls making Patna a station on Varanasi-Kolkata high speed rail corridor

    The NHSCRL has already invited bids for preparation of detailed project report for the 865-km-long Delhi-Varanasi corridor, which will pass through the proposed Jewar International Airport in Noida and Lucknow, and this will join the proposed Varanasi-Patna-Howrah high-speed rail corridor.

    Indian Railways ups the ante to fight coronavirus

    In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Indian Railways has decided to sell essentials such as masks, sanitizers, gloves, etc. at the multi-purpose stalls at its stations.

    India's first bullet train project may face delay due to land acquisition, COVID: Railways

    Addressing a virtual press conference, Railways CEO V.K. Yadav said, "While 82 per cent of the land has been acquired in Gujarat, in Maharashtra land acquisition is only at 23 per cent." He said that in a linear project like the bullet train, work can only begin when a certain amount of land is available.

    Indian Railways extends train shutdown till September 30, only special trains to run

    The Railways' original halt of express, passenger and suburban trains was scheduled to end on August 12​​.​

    Railways receives 2.4 crore applications for 1.4L posts

    A statement issued by the Ministry of Railways said, "It may be noted that RRBs had issued three centralised employment notifications for NTPC categories, isolated and ministerial categories and Level-1 categories for a total of about 1.4 lakh vacancies for various categories of staff."

    Bags-on-wheels facility to make rail travel easier

    Carrying your luggage to and from railway stations is going to get easier. The city division of Indian Railways will soon be providing an application-based bags-on-wheels (BOW) service, making travelling easier for passengers.

    Northern Railways' new service to ferry passenger luggage from train coach to home, vice versa

    The Northern Railways' Delhi Division on Friday announced the 'App-Based Bags on Wheels', a first of its kind service available for railway passengers in India. While the contract has been awarded, the services are expected to begin soon.

    Regular appointments of trained apprentices without open competition is against govt rules: Railways

    All eligible citizens of the country are entitled to compete and apply for the regular jobs. Direct recruitment without any open competition is against the rules, Indian Railways said.

    Indian Railways freight loading in July surpasses last year’s level

    The freight loading, though picked up in May and June, actually surpassed last year’s level on July 27 when it stood at 3.13 MT. A total of 1039 rakes were loaded as on July 27 which includes 76 rakes of foodgrain, 67 rakes of fertilizer, 49 rakes of steel, 113 rakes of cement, 113 rakes of iron ore and 363 rakes of coal, ministry of railway said in a statement.

    How Indian Railways is keeping the isolation coaches cool

    The ministry ruled out AC coaches after discussions were held with NITI Aayog and ministry of health & family welfare as the transmission risk of Covid-19 was higher in AC coaches due to ducting and a higher ambient temperature was suitable in fighting the virus.

    Freight revenue of Indian railways between April-Aug 2020 down nearly 22%

    Freight revenue in the month of August ‘20 at Rs 9043.48 crore also remained around 2% lower, compared to August ‘19.

    Railways rides lockdown, completes eight projects to boost capacity

    A senior official of South Eastern Railway said the major work done to achieve this feat included upgradation of tracks from 52kg to 60kg rails, upgrades in sleepers, strengthening of bridges, raising of ballast cushioning and improving the signalling system.

    Railway union calls for 'direct action' if productivity linked bonus not paid by October 20

    AIRF general secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said railwaymen worked 24X7 during the COVID-19 pandemic but the government was ignoring this "legitimate" demand of the railway employees.

    How Indian Railways is planning to bring private entities on track

    Indian Railways is planning to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal. In total, 151 such train services by 2027.

    Indian Railways plans to monetise assets of Dedicated Freight Corridor project

    The move comes close on the heels of the Indian Railways’ big-bang announcement to allow private operators in passenger train operations from 2023, entailing an investment of ₹30,000 crore. Indian Railways has already issued a request for qualification for all 12 clusters that includes 109 routes.

    Indian Railways rules out renegotiating loan with Japan on bullet train project

    The high speed rail network is estimated to cost Rs 1.1 lakh crore including the purchase of 24 train sets, interest during construction and import duties. The JICA is funding 81% of the total project cost, through a loan. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav agreed that there will be a rise in the cost of the project but denied that there was any renegotiation on the loan with JICA.

    Fresh tenders for 44 sets of 'Vande Bharat' trains would be invited within a week: Railway Board Chairman

    Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has said that fresh tenders for 44 sets of Vande Bharat Trains would be invited within a week and asserted that the new guidelines of public procurement will prefer the 'Make in India' initiative.

    963 railway stations solarised, 550 more to get rooftop solar panels soon: Indian Railways

    The Railways, which has set a target to become a "net-zero carbon emitter" till 2030, is set to produce solar energy for meeting its energy consumption needs of more than 33 billion units in the next 10 years. Its current annual requirement is about 20 billion units.

    Railways approves Alstom's e-locos to run freight trains at maximum speed of 120 kmph

    New Delhi, Oct 14 () The Railway Ministry has approved Alstom-built 12,000-horsepower (HP) electric locomotives to run freight trains at a maximum speed of 120 kmph, a statement from the French company said on Wednesday.

    Railways' freight ops get a booster as govt approves Alstom's locomotive to run at 120 kmph

    Earlier this year, Indian Railways began inducting the WAG 12B e-locos, the most powerful locomotives to run on Indian tracks. Cumulatively, these electric locomotives have already clocked over 1 million kilometres.

    State bonds rally after RBI booster dose

    State government bonds with 20-year maturities, yielding 7.05-7.15 percent before the bi-monthly policy announcement, are now trading at 6.7-6.72 percent, show data compiled by JM Financial.

    Govt plans further stake sale in IRCTC, invites bids from merchant bankers by Sep 10

    The government currently holds 87.40 per cent stake in IRCTC.To meet Sebi's public holding norm, the government has to lower its stake in the company to 75 per cent.

    Government to reduce IRCTC shareholding via offer for sale

    The department of investment and public asset management (Dipam) has invited bids from merchant bankers and brokers to divest part of the government's shareholding of 87.4% in the central public sector enterprise, which was listed on the bourses last year.

    User charges for railway stations redeveloped by private companies to be inflation-linked: IRSDC MD

    “When you are giving someone a station for 60 years, it is not fair to give them a charge cast in stone. It must go up or down depending on market realities. So that if inflation increases, there will be a formula for how much it will reflect on the cost,” Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, Managing Director at IRSDC told reporters during an online briefing on Tuesday.

    Watch: Indian Railways showcase creative solutions to combat Covid

    Innovative minds in Indian Railways showcase their creative solutions to combat Covid-19. An ideal device to ensure social distance at the workplace - A novel initiative by Thiruvananthapuram Division (SR)Watch: Indian Railways showcase creative solutions to combat Covid

    BHEL commissions solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh for Indian Railways

    State-run engineering firm BHEL on Thursday said it has successfully commissioned a 1.7 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh for the Indian Railways. The plant will directly feed power to traction systems of Indian Railways.

    Stock market news: IRCTC shares trade flat in early session

    Shares of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. traded 0.18 per cent up in trade at 12:46PM on Thursday.

    Hitachi ABB Q2 results: Profit margins fall 82%; revenues down 42%

    The profit after tax fell to Rs. 10.9 crore, compared to Rs. 60.7 crore a year ago. Overall operational revenue in 2020 was Rs. 634.3 crore, down from Rs. 1,086.6 crore, in the corresponding quarter last year.

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