Friday , 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Safety in trains Playing with Fire

Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.

Delhi-Mumbai trains to run at 200kmph

Commuting time between Mumbai and Delhi by rail is expected to reduce substantially with the Railways? plan to run semi-high speed trains at 200kmph between the two cities. A study identifying the need to strengthen the infrastructure for this service is nearing completion and work is expected to begin shortly. The study is in the process of identifying bridges that ...

Railways to get private sector investment

The Union Cabinet has approved the Railways? plan to attract investment from the private sector for constructing new tracks and plants and to increase passenger and freight carrying capacity. The investment will be used for connecting ports, mines and industrial plants with the rail network. The move is likely to reduce transportation costs and help reach raw materials quicker to ...

Soon, aircraft-like toilets for railways

Trains in India are all set to get airplane style vacuum toilets. These toilets are the second phase of improving cleanliness on trains after the introduction of bio ? toilets earlier this year. The Railways have identified 55 cities where toilet systems in trains are in particularly bad condition and where the introduction of vacuum toilets will be carried out ...

New application to track trains real-time

The Indian Railways has launched RailRadar, an online application to help passengers track real time movement of trains. RailRadar is an interactive map on Google that can be accessed through the railway website trainenquiry.com. The application has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) in collaboration with RailYatri.com. About 6,500 trains can be tracked in real-time using ...

Nagpur Metro project report by October

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expected to submit the detailed project report (DPR) for Nagpur Metro Railway by October. The surveys for preparing the DPR, which began this May and were completed by July, were of five types: Junction, screen line, outer cordon, parking and door-to-door. In its project report, the DMRC will recommend the routes for the ...

Delhi-Jaipur double-decker AC train launched

Indian Railways has launched a new AC double-decker train between Delhi and Jaipur recently. The train is the country’s second double decker train, the first being between Howrah and Dhanbad. The coaches of the train that has a maximum speed of 160kmph, were designed in-house by the Railways and manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. The design of the ...

Safety top priority for Railways: Mukul Roy

The Minister of Railways Mukul Roy has emphasised on safety as the top priority for Railways. Speaking at a conference of General Managers for different railway zones, he said that a safety audit of the rolling stock, including production units and workshops would be conducted, and the audit committee would submit its report within three months. Accidents at unmanned level ...

Karnataka plans bullet trains

The Karnataka government plans to introduce high-speed bullet trains between the country’s IT hub Bangalore and cities such as Mysore, Belgaum and Gulbarga in the northern region of the state. The bullet trains will reduce the travel distance between Bangalore and the cities by about 50 to 60 percent. The project requires dedicated tracks, exclusive coaches and high-power connectivity. The ...

Railway stations to be modernised

The Indian Railways has established a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to modernise the railway stations in the country, and to maximise their potential as revenue generators. Two subsidiaries of the Railways, Ircon International Limited and Rail Land Development Authority, recently signed an MoU to form the SPV called Railway Stations Development Corporation. The corporation will explore using Railways’ land and ...