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Railways sets Zero scrap balance target for all Zonal Railways

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Earnings from sale of Railway scrap not only augments Railways revenue but also helps in keeping the Railway track, stations, workshops, depots neat and tidy.  In this regard, Ministry of Railways has directed all Zonal Railway & Production units to achieve Zero scrap balance by end of March 2018.  General Managers of all the Zonal Railways/PUs have… Read More

Indian Railways launches new Online Vendor Registration System

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In-line with the philosophy of the Government to make systems and procedures digital and transparent, Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), (headquartered at Lucknow), the research arm of Ministry of Railways, has launched “New Online Vender Registration System”. This system was evolved after Minister of Railways & Coal,… Read More

Indian Railways to deploy drones to monitor projects

Indian Railways to deploy drones

Drones will now monitor railway projects, aid in crowd management and oversee maintenance work across its zones, railway officials said .Cameras (UAV/NETRA) will be used for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure, the national transporter said in a statement.

“Directions… Read More

Increasing unreserved Passenger Coaches in Railways


 Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain has informed that To cater to the needs of passengers of un-reserved segment following endeavours have been made by the Indian Railways:-

(i)      As a matter of policy, it has been decided that all the Mail/Express trains (except fully reserved trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, etc.) introduced… Read More

1st National Rail and Transportation University at Vadodara

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  • Indian Railways on the path of modernization through widespread technological and infrastructure upgradation
  • Contribute to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ and help generate large scale employment
  • Foster innovative entrepreneurship and support start-up India initiative
  • Use of latest pedagogy and technology applications:
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Indian Railways holds special conclave on Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad

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The Ministry of Railways conducted a brainstorming conclave titled “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway – New India 2022”. The conclave was attended by the Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain, and more than 250 senior members of Indian … Read More

Railways Committee to review the flexi-fare system

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After months of deliberations, the railway board has finally initiated the process of reviewing the flexi-fare system in premium trains by comparing the prices with that of other modes of transport in the same sectors.According to a railway board letter dated December 11, the board has formed a six-member committee to review the system and submit a report … Read More

Railways Ministry introduces Online Bill tracking system for Vendors & Contractors

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In a significant move to enhance transparency in the processing and settlement of bills, Indian Railways have introduced a bill tracking system for contractors/vendors of Indian Railways to track status of their bills. This is in line with the emphasis given by Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal on increased use of information technology… Read More

Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in ElectricTraction Energy Bill

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In a major strategy to reduce the cost of its electric traction energy bill, Indian Railways (IR) has succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of ₹5636 cr. from April, 2015 to October, 2017 against the “Business As Usual” (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under Open Access arrangements. This cumulative figure is likely to further go up to … Read More

LTTC agreement signed between SAIL and Railways

LTTC agreement

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) and Indian Railways have entered into a strategic agreement on Long Term Tariff Contract (LTTC) on 29th August, 2017. The agreement was signed in the presence of senior officers of Railways and SAIL. in the office of CCM of SE Rly at Kolkata.

The agreement was inked by Shri Kaushik Mukhopadhyay, CCM, SE Rly on behalf of Railways… Read More

Steps to improve Services and Facilities to Railway Passengers

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Improvement to Passenger amenities on Indian Railways (IR) is a continuous process. Present day passengers expect visible and qualitative improvement in public utilities and amenities provided at the Stations. With a view to meeting the expectations of the passengers, Indian Railways is making all out effort to provide improved facilities at the stations… Read More

Indian Railways ensuring Safety and Security of Women Passengers

Minister of State for Railways  informed that Steps taken by Indian Railways for safety and security of passengers including women passengers in trains:
1.On vulnerable and identified routes/ sections, 2500 trains (on an average) are escorted by Railway Protection Force daily, in addition to 2200 trains escorted by Government Railway Police of different… Read More