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    The plant has a catalytic converter and it converts the waste materials into light diesel oil, gas, carbon powder and water through ‘Polycrack’ technology.

    The authorities are planning to adopt the solar model to power Ludhiana railway station and its buildings.

    The main accused, Hamid Ashraf, who is in Dubai, has claimed that nabbing him or some people won’t put an end to the multi-crore rail e-ticketing rackets as others can develop similar ‘illegal’ software and use them by taking advantage of the security loopholes in IRCTC’s system.

    Rising friction in the Middle East could result in higher energy prices and supply disruptions for developing countries.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The solar roof has been installed at a cost of Rs 60 lakhs. Given the hot and humid climate of Vijayawada, railway officials are exploring means to harness solar power to cater to the electricity consumption needs of the station

    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.

    The names of railway stations in Uttarakhand on platform signboards still appear in Urdu as most of them belong to the period when the state was part of Uttar Pradesh where Urdu is the second official language. However, not much will change in the spelling of the names of railway stations in Uttarakhand when they are written in Sanskrit as both Hindi and Sanskrit use the same Devnagri script.

    “We will transfer 50 more people from the board,” an official in the know of the matter told ET. These officials will be moved to other divisions. “Around 200 senior officers will also be moved out from Northern Railways,” the official said. The downsizing is likely to happen across all 18 zones of the Indian Railways, the official said.

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