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Tag Archives: Indian Railways

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.  

Mumbai Metro trial runs begin

The Mumbai Metro recently conducted its first trial run of the train ? a 3km run from the Versova metro station to the Azad Nagar metro station ? flagged off by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Among others present on the occasion were UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, SVR Srinivas, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, PRK Murthy, Chief, Transport and Communication ...

Railways launch solar powered gate signals

Implementing the resolution in the 2013-14 Railway budget, the Thiruvananthapuram railway division moved closer to running about 384 level crossing gates on solar power. The initiative is part of the railways’ plan to use renewable energy sources and environment-friendly energy conservation measures. The plan aims to eventually run 1,000 level crossings on solar power and would give the railways tax ...

Railways to develop land for revenue

The Railways plans to commercially develop land owned by it in Mumbai to augment its revenue. Revenue has been under considerable strain on the one hand due to constant increase in diesel prices, increase in staff salaries, the need to run more trains, and on the other hand due to the constraints in increasing passenger fares. The Mumbai Vikas Corporation ...

Double-decker Bangalore-Chennai train

The Railways will shortly introduce a new double-decker train service between Bangalore and Chennai. A trial run of the train was conducted recently and services are expected to begin in March. The train has a maximum speed of 160kmph with a section speed of 105-110kmph. It is fitted with a chassis provided by the German firm Lukwe Holfmann Busch (LHB). ...

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