Rs 540 cr contract awarded to redevelop Lucknow’s iconic Charbagh railway station

Construction major Ahluwalia Contracts said it has won a Rs 539 cr order from the government of India-controlled NBCC for the redevelopment of the iconic Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow. With this, said the company, the total inflow of orders in the seven months of this year has been Rs 2,575 cr. Further details, such […]

ANDHERI BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Shiv Sena MLA says Indian Railways prevents BMC from repairing bridge

Even as citizens blamed Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for the collapse of the railway overbridge near Andheri station today, the local Shiv Sena MLA has pointed out that Indian Railways does not allow BMC to carry out repair and maintenance on overbridges. At least five people were injured when a bridge connecting […]

Reliance Infrastructure beats L&T to win Rs 774 cr railway line project

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Infrastructure Limited said it received a Rs 774 cr contract to build 105 km of railway track, including 13 railway stations and staff quarters. The order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is the first from the firm to be awarded to the Anil Ambani company. The scope of work includes Civil, […]

Southern Railway far behind the North in collecting littering fines

Southern railway zones, especially Southern Railway, are far behind their northern and western counterparts in fining those who litter the station premises, data from the Indian Railways showed. According to the data for the first ten months of the current year, Southern Railway division — which covers Kerala and Tamil Nadu — was able to […]

No one was responsible for Elphinstone stampede – Railway Inquiry

The Ministry of Railways today said that its inquiry into the Elphinstone stamped, that killed nearly two dozen people three months ago, was not caused by negligence or the failure by any railway official to do his duty. “As per the departmental enquiry headed by Chief Safety Officer/Western Railway, no Railway official(s) have been found […]

Indian Railways sees 4% jump in passenger reservations in 2016-17

Indian Railways saw an increase of 3.91% in the total number of reserved bookings in the financial year ended March 2017, according to data from the ministry of railways. A total of 52.35 cr (523 mln) passengers were booked in the reserved category during the year, reflecting the continued demand for long-distance rail travel. In comparison, […]

Kerala girl secretly films man who masturbates in front of her in train

A man who was looking for some cheap thrills on a train in Kerala got more than what he bargained for after the girl he was masturbating in front of secretly recorded the entire incident and uploaded it on social media. The incident is reported to have taken place on the Amritsar-Kochuveli express between Aleppey and […]

Indian Railways ticket refunds delayed due to demonetization rush

Many people who booked railway tickets worth thousands of rupees during demonetization period and cancelled these tickets for refunds are yet to get their money back. According to Indian Railway sources, many of these people could end up waiting for 90 days or more to get their money. DEMONETIZATION RUSH When the government announced that […]

Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board joins Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corp

National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd, which is setting up the Rs 1 lakh cr Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail service, has brought on Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) as key partner for the project. GIDB — which is also involved in the prestigious GIFT City project — will also pump in equity into the corporation and help […]

Indian Railways releases list of 71 stations with free Wifi, to expand to 709

The Indian Railways has released a list of 71 railways stations in India with free Wifi provided by Google and Railwire, and said the facility will be extended to 709 stations in about three years from now. In addition, several suburban stations in Mumbai — such as Kulra, Byculla, Belapur and Panvel — also enjoy […]

HCC wins Rs 368 cr railway tunnel project in Manipur

Hindustan Construction Company said it has won a Rs 368 crore contract from the Northeast Frontier Railway to Construct a safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur state in joint venture with Vaishno Cement Company Limited. This is part of the new railway line project being constructed between Jiribam and Imphal of Northeast Frontier […]

Kalpataru developer to support Mumbai railway station painting drive

Real estate company Kalpataru Ltd said it will support ‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’, an initiative to beautify the railway premises in Mumbai. The project includes makeover of 36 Railway stations across Central and Western suburban lines in Mumbai between 2nd to 8th October 2016. It is a joint initiative of ‘Mumbai First’ and ‘Making A Difference’ […]

Free Wifi at Mumbai Local stations extended to Andheri, Borivali and Kurla

Indian Railways, along with Google and Railwire, has expanded its free Wifi service in Mumbai to three more stations — Andheri, Borivali and Kurla, taking the total to 16 in all. Railwire Wi – Fi will be available to any user who has a working mobile connection on a smartphone. The project was kicked off […]

GPT Infra bags Rs 64 cr contract from Indian Railways

GPT Infraprojects Limited, a manufacturer of concrete sleepers for Railways, announced that it bagged two orders from Indian Railways worth Rs 64 cr. First contract consist of the manufacturing and distribution of 1,66,600 nos of broad gauge concrete sleepers which will be suppied from company´s Panagarh factory in West Bengal. The project has to be […]

Railwire brings 10 Mbps broadband to rural India ahead of Reliance Jio

Railwire, the broadband arm of Indian Railways, has started operations in hundreds of cities across India ahead of the launch of Reliance Jio and is offering tariff that are less than half that of its main existing competitor BSNL. For example, BSNL offers only 8 GB of data at 4 Mbps speed for Rs 999 […]

China to modernize Bangalore, Bhubaneswar railway stations

China has started work on examining if it can modernize two railways stations in India – Baiyyappanahalli in Bangalore and Bhubaneswar in Orissa – under an agreement signed in September, the ministry of railways said. In September, China and India signed an agreement facilitating Chinese help in increasing the speed on India’s railway network, modernizing […]