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Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Indian Railways at the time of COVID-19

During this COVID-19 pandemic, one sector which has been doing great services is undoubtedly the Indian Railways. In a recent report initiated by Invest India and prepared by Ankita Sharma & Strategic Investment Research Unit (SIRU) lists out the various noteworthy measures taken by the Indian Railways so far. Some of the key points: Between  March 25 to April 17,2020, ...

IR to implement AIDC for its Rolling Stock

In a move to address country’s transportation needs, both in the passenger and freight segment, Indian Railways plans to improve its service levels and operating efficiency. As a part of this endeavour, railways would soon implement the RFID project which aims to automatically and accurately track & trace rolling stock across the country with a special focus on improving their ...

Mumbai Metro introduces unlimited trip pass

Mumbai Metro One recently announced two new travel products: a return journey token and an unlimited monthly pass. The pass is basically an upgrade of the existing 45-trip monthly pass, which will continue to be available to commuters of Mumbai Metro One. The new pass allows commuters to take unlimited rides on the Metro during the validity period of 30 ...

Now, a real-time information system for Indian Railways

To increase operational efficiency and enhance passenger safety, state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has commissioned a real-time train information system for Indian Railways. Besides the system provides real-time positional information of locomotives to the railways. It facilitates the automatic acquisition of train movement data, including arrival, departure and run-through timings at all stations en route. The control chart of trains, ...

India’s first Underwater Metro Facility

The underwater tunnel below the bed of Hooghly River connect two iconic Indian Railways stations – Howrah Junction and Sealdah which is a result of precise planning and meticulous execution. The twin tunnels were built in just 67 days while the budgeted time for tunnelling the 2.9km stretch was 127 days. Once operational, the service will revolutionise travel in Kolkata. ...

Google Maps launch special feature

Google Maps has launched “Stay Safer”, an Indian feature that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5km from the suggested route on Google Maps. The users’ phones would buzz with a prominent notification which they would be able to tap on and see where they are compared ...

Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge: An engineering marvel across the Brahmaputra

Bridging River Brahmaputra has always been a daunting task, the river has been traditionally considered extremely difficult for bridging due to various reasons including its ferocious & unpredictable behaviour, high currents & turbulent waters, widespread erosion of the banks, very short working period & high seismicity and remoteness of the area. With the width ranging from 1.2km to 18km, Brahmaputra ...

IR’s first high-speed Electric Locomotive

Indian Railways’ all new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive — being produced at Bihar’s Madhepura plant in collaboration with Alstom of France — is to be rolled out in March. The locomotive can run at speed of 120kmph. The new WAG 12 electric locomotive would be used to haul freight trains. It can haul about 9,000 tonnes of goods. The fleet ...

Tejas Express will have WiFi, LCDs and automatic doors

From June this year, the Indian Railways will launch a 20-coach luxury train on the Mumbai-Goa route that will have chair cars and executive class. Called Tejas Express, the train will have automatic doors, LCD screens, coffee vending machines, on-board WiFi, magazines and many other facilities. The train that will run at a speed of 130kmph will “showcase the future of ...

Alstom’s electric engines for Indian Railways

French company Alstom has received a three billion euro contract from Indian Railways to supply 800 electric locomotives with a long-term associated maintenance.This project includes the set-up of a plant at Madhepura (Bihar) and two maintenance depots at Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Nagpur (Maharashtra). It further said that the delivery of the locomotives will spread between 2018 and 2028.