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Railways to begin recruitment process for 1.40 lakh posts in

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will start conducting computer-based examinations for around 1.40 lakh posts from December 15, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said Saturday. Around 2.42 crore applications have been received for these posts, he said. These are, 35,208 posts in non-technical popular categories (NTPC) like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks and others, […]Read More

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project progressing well: Railways

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways on Saturday said that the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project, popularly known as the ‘Bullet Train’ project, was progressing well, but the real timeframe for the completion of the project can be gauged within the next three to six months when the status of land acquisition will be ascertained. […]Read More

Govt withdraws tender to procure 44 semi-high Vande Bharat trains;

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has cancelled a tender to procure 44 train sets of Vande Bharat express, as the government looks to restrict Chinese participation in the tender. The move comes after Chinese state owned company CRRC Corporation bid for the tender last month. BHEL and Medha Engineering were among other players who had […]Read More

Undeterred by COVID-19 crisis! Indian Railways begins work on 4

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has begun initial work on four more dedicated freight corridors in the country, although the eastern and western freight corridors being currently implemented have been pushed back by six months due to Covid-19. “Survey has been started for four more corridors, and we are planning to complete them by 2030. […]Read More

After NITI’s questions, Railways says 29K-30K died due to ‘trespassing,

NEW DELHI: The Railways Thursday said around 29,000-30,000 deaths occurred due to “trespassing and other untoward incidents” on its premises in the past three years, after the Niti Aayog raised questions over its zero fatality claim in the last fiscal. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav’s clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took […]Read More

With occupancy in Special passenger trains at 75%, Railways will

NEW DELHI: The railway ministry doesn’t plan to bring more passenger trains into service currently because the special trains operating since the lockdown was imposed are meeting most of the demand, Railway Board chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday. Scheduled passenger train services came to a halt after India implemented a nationwide lockdown in March […]Read More

First set of private trains to be introduced by 2023,

The first set of 12 private trains will be introduced in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal, according to an initial timeline drawn by the railways which plans to roll out all 151 such train services by 2027, officials said. In a formal kick-start to its plans to allow private entities to […]Read More

ABB-Hitachi venture wins big order from Railways

NEW DELHI: Newly-formed Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won a Rs 120 crore order from the Indian Railways to deliver transformers to be used in 400 passenger and freight locomotive engines. It is the first such bid won by the entity. As part of the Indian Railways’ (IR) initiative to reach 100% electrification of its […]Read More

Over 900 rail coaches deployed for Covid-19 patients in five

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has deployed 960 coaches meant to be used for Covid-19 infected patients across different States so far, with over 500 coaches deployed in Delhi alone. The national transporter has also received demand from Bihar and Telangana for these coaches. The Covid-care coaches have been deployed in five states as of […]Read More

Govt comes out with methodology for rationalisation of coal linkages

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said that fuel linkages from coal companies have been rationalised to reduce the distance in transportation of coal from the mines to users. The move is aimed at reducing the load on the transportation infrastructure and easing the evacuation constraints. “Unlike the past rationalisation exercises, the present methodology on […]Read More