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1,25,000 bio-toilets Installed in Trains Coaches


Beginning with the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in one train i.e. Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018. This covers about 60% of coaching fleet of Indian Railways. During 2017-18, IR has installed highest ever bio-toilets in coaches which is 40% higher… Read More

Railways announces 20,000 Additional Jobs

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The railways will recruit 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said .The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000, he said in a tweet.“110,000 jobs in Railways for youth: One of the world’s biggest recruitment drive gets even bigger,”… Read More

Indian Railways upgrading 90 stations to showcase the local culture

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In an attempt to increase passenger amenities and to give an aesthetic makeover to the most visited stations across Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways has formulated the plan to redevelop 90 stations across Indian Railways. The redevelopment plan of 90 stations is assigned to different zones/ nodal agencies. Given that some stations are important pilgrimage… Read More

Railways introduces analytical approach to locomotive scheduling to enhance productivity

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Indian Railways has introduced an innovative analytical approach to optimize the deployment of electric and diesel locomotivesrun passenger trains.  This involves use of a software based mathematical decision support system to increase the productivity of locomotives.

Indian Railways has a fleet of about 3300 electric and diesel locomotive running… Read More

Railways installed over 1 lakh bio-toilets in trains


The railways has installed more than one lakh bio-toilets in trains during 2015-2018, surpassing the target of 87,000 set by it, the government informed Parliament today.Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that Railways has installed 1,00,663 bio-toilets during 2015-2018 (till February) surpassing the cumulative target … Read More

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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

881km Rail network set to be electrified in West Bengal


The Union budget for fiscal 2018-19 has proposed electrification of 881 km of rail network in West Bengal at a proposed cost of Rs 771.54 crore, a senior railway official said here .The project will be undertaken in seven zones of West Bengal, under the jurisdiction of Kolkata-based Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway (SER) and Maligaon-based North Frontier… Read More

Indian Railways adopts General Conditions of contract for Services

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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

Action Plan for Modernization of Indian Railways

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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

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