Tag: Indian Railways

Sanjay Kumar Mohanty takes over the charge of new Member of Railway Board

NEW DELHI: Sanjay Kumar Mohanty has taken over the charge of new Member (Operations & Business Development) Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and Ex. Officio Secretary to the Government of India today i.e. 01/05/2021. He was General Manager, South Eastern Railway prior to his elevation to the post of Railway Board Member. Mohanty is an […]

Indian Railways use Covid-19 as an opportunity to accelerate the speed of projects

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has logged highest ever electrification of sections covering 6,015 Route Kilometer (RKM)in single year during 2020-21. Despite COVID pandemic, It has surpassed the previous highest of 5,276 RKM achieved in 2018-19. It is a proud moment for Indian Railways for achieving target of 6000 km plus electrification project completion during tough […]

Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 Railway projects in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh , West Bengal and Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal has inaugurated and dedicated a host of infrastructure projects, projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka through video conferencing. About 88 Railway projects were dedicated to […]

Indian Railways rolls out AC 3-tier economy class coach

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways on Wednesday rolled out its first air conditioned three-tier economy class coach which is being touted by the ministry to be synonymous with the cheapest and best AC travel in the world”. These coaches, officials said, will be economical and in between the current AC three-tier and non-AC sleeper class. This […]

Narendra Modi flags off eight trains facilitating seamless rail connectivity to Statue of Unity

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya in Gujarat today, via video conferencing. These trains will facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Dabhoi – Chandod Gauge converted Broad Gauge railway line, Chandod – Kevadiya new […]

Suneet Sharma takes over the charge of new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board

NEW DELHI: Suneet Sharma has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Suneet Sharma as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board. Prior to this, Shri […]

Suneet Sharma appointed new Railway Board Chairman and CEO

NEW DELHI: Former Eastern Railway general manager Suneet Sharma was on Thursday appointed the new Railway Board Chairman and CEO upon the completion of the term of incumbent V K Yadav. Yadav was given an extension in January this year. Suneet Sharma is a Special Class Railway Apprentice Officer of the 1978-batch. He has discharged […]

Indian Railways gets 120 applications for passenger train operation

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has completed the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) evaluations for PPP in passenger train operation project and out of 120 applications, 102 were found eligible to participate for Request for Proposal (RFP) stage, a press release by the Ministry of Railways said. The ministry had invited RFQ for private participation in operation […]

Fresh tenders issued for manufacturing of Vande Bharat trains

NEW DELHI: Almost a month after cancelling the tender for manufacturing 44 Vande Bharat train sets, the Indian Railways on Monday said that it has invited fresh tenders for manufacturing the semi-high speed train sets focusing on the domestic manufacturers and promoting the government’s ambitious Make in India project. In a statement, the Railway Ministry […]

Indian Railways to offer reliable, fast, affordable and easy to handle parcel services for logistics, courier agencies

NEW DELHI: Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry held a meeting with top courier service agencies to facilitate robust partnership with Railways Freight and Parcel service. During the meeting it was informed that Railways was set to offer reliable, fast, affordable and easy to handle parcel services for logistics / courier agencies. […]

Indian Railways runs its most powerful Made in India locomotive

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways’ most powerful 12000 HP Made in India locomotive made its maiden commercial run between Deen Dayal Upadhaya and Shivpur stations in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the national transporter said. Built by French company Alstom under the government’s Make in India programme at the Railways’ Madhepura factory in Bihar, these engines […]

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