Category Archives: Railways

High Horse Power Locomotives designed & developed | Make in India

High Horse Power Locomotives

Indian Railways in collaboration with M/S General Electric (GE) under the Public Private Partnership initiative has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on the state of the art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology which enables the combined advantages of high efficiency and fast switching. As a gesture of inducting the … Read More

Suresh Pentakota IRAS appointed Director | Dept of Investment & Public Asset Management

Department of Investment & Public Asset Management

Shri Suresh Pentakota IRAS (Indian Railway Accounts Service) (2000) has been appointed Director in Department of Investment & Public Asset Management, Delhi under the Central Staffing Scheme for a period  of five years. wishes Shri Suresh Pentakota the very best.… Read More

Railway recruitment drive | National transporter increases upper age limit by 2 years

Indian Railways

Railway Ministry has extended the relaxation in upper age limit for the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level-1 and Level-2 posts. An official release said, it has extended the upper age limit by two years. For Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician the upper age limit will be 30 years for General candidates, 33 for OBC, 35 each for SC and ST candidates. Earlier,… Read More

Coal mining capacity increases in last 3.5 years | Piyush Goyal

Coal India

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has informed that the coal mining capacity of India  has increased in the last three and a half years. Speaking in New Delhi , the Minister said, it has increased from a mere 11 million tonnes to 31 million tonnes. He pointed out that there has been an increase of nearly 20 million tonnes in mining capacity.

Shri Goyal expressed his … Read More

Foreign Tourist Arrivals registers 8.4% growth in January, 2018

Domestic and Foreign Tourist

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa during the month of January, 2018:-

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):Read More

Sanjai Kumar appointed Director-Network Planning & Marketing | RailTel

Sanjai Kumar

Shri Sanjai Kumar presently Group General Manager, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL),  has been appointed for the post of Director(Network Planning & Marketing), RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL) by PESB. wishes Shri Sanjai Kumar the very best.… Read More

A K Prasad takes charge as Financial Commissioner | Railway Board

A K Prasad  IRAS

In an Indian Railways appointment news update, Shri Anup Kumar Prasad IRAS (1981) has been appointed as new Financial Commissioner (Railways), Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India vice Shri B.N.Mohapatra, who superannuated on 31st January, 2018.  Shri A.K.Prasad has since assumed charge as the new Financial Commissioner … Read More

Indian Railways adopts General Conditions of contract for Services

Indian Railways

In another first, Indian Railways have introduced new General Conditions or Contracts (GCC) for Services to define the terms & conditions for contractors engaged in service contracts for non-operational areas such as Housekeeping, Facilities Management, Consultancy etc., as distinct from Works. Under the leadership of Union Minister of Railways… Read More

No diesel locomotives will be allowed in Delhi area after March 2019

diesel locomotives

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said he has been informed by the Railway Board that no diesel locomotives will be allowed in the Delhi area after March 2019. Speaking at the Institute of Railway Electrical Engineers in New Delhi, Mr Goyal emphasised the need for transformation and change in the work culture of the Railways. He said that the Member Traction, Railway… Read More

Action Plan for Modernization of Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Minister of State for Railways Shri RajenGohain has informed that it is the continual endeavor of Indian Railways (IR) to take measures for modernization of railway passenger coaches, strengthening and upgradation of security infrastructure and stations and improvement of catering facilities. Following steps have been taken/ are being taken for… Read More

Gomti Express Train cancelled till 17 March

Gomti Express Train

The Gomti Express, which runs between Lucknow and New Delhi, has been cancelled till March 17, a railway official said on Wednesday. The train was cancelled due to fog till January 31. The Northern Railway said this has been extended.

The latest cancellation was necessitated due to work on platform 16 at the Charbagh railway station here, the official said.… Read More

Passenger Safety, Human Resources Top Priority | Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani said that the Railways was paying special attention to the development of human resources, even as it gave the highest priority to passenger safety .He was speaking this afternoon after inspecting the construction work at Habibganj station here which is being developed under the public private partnership model (PPP)… Read More