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Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Flag Off India's First 12,000 Hp Electric Locomotive From Bihar's Madhepura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Flag Off India's First 12,000 Hp Electric Locomotive From Bihar's Madhepura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country's first 12,000 horsepower (HP) electric locomotive from the Madhepura loco factory in Bihar on April 10.

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Adani Ports Inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd Phase Expansion

Adani Ports Inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd Phase Expansion

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and a part of the $12-billion Adani Group, on Saturday inaugurated the Phase II expansion of Dhamra Port in Odisha.

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DMRC Has No Plan To Operate Overnight Trains: Puri

DMRC Has No Plan To Operate Overnight Trains: Puri

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) has no plans to operate overnight services as maintenance of trains is carried out during night hours, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said.

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Bengaluru-Coimbatore route to get luxurious day train

Bengaluru-Coimbatore route to get luxurious day train

India's very own Silicon Valley, and Coimbatore, popularly known as the Manchester of South India, are all set to get a swanky day-train that boasts of amenities like Wi-Fi and automatic food vending machines.

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Delhi air quality: Over 7,000 buses, mostly from neighbouring states, booked for flouting pollution norms

Delhi air quality: Over 7,000 buses, mostly from neighbouring states, booked for flouting pollution norms

Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighbouring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly. A total of 7,219 buses were challaned for not having valid pollution under check

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New railway line to link Kathmandu with India soon, says PM Narendra Modi

New railway line to link Kathmandu with India soon, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India and Nepal have agreed to build a new railway line to link Kathmandu with India. He said adding that the two countries have agreed to expedite implementation of all connectivity projects. The PM made the announcement in a joint press conference with Nepal PM KP Oli.

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IRCTC POS machines rolled out on trains; now go cashless and don't overpay for food

IRCTC POS machines rolled out on trains; now go cashless and don't overpay for food

IRCTC POS machines: In a major move to promote digital transaction, the Indian Railways through it's online ticketing portal and catering wing 'Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced Point of Sale (POS) machines for preventing customers from being overcharged for meals during their journey in trains.

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Soon, More Metro Trains From Nagole To Ameerpet

Soon, More Metro Trains From Nagole To Ameerpet

While trains between Miyapur and Ameerpet currently run at a speed of 30 kmph, at a frequency of 8 minutes, the frequency of trains between Ameerpet and Nagole is at 15 minutes.This will be brought down to 8 minutes, once HMRL’s plans get the green signal. The ‘closing time’ of doors will also be reduced to 10 seconds, from the current 30-45 seconds.

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Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs

Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs

Indian Railways (IR) plans in mid-April to re-float a global tender for a Rs 27bn ($US 415.5m) contract to manufacture 15 inter-city EMUs in collaboration with a foreign partner, after the Stadler-Medha consortium emerged as the sole qualified bidder after technical bids were opened for the original tender on February 6 ...

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HC asks SCR to complete Inter-zonal transfers by May 31

HC asks SCR to complete Inter-zonal transfers by May 31

A two-judge bench, comprising Justice V Ram Subramanian and Justice M Ganga Rao, on Friday granted time to South Central Railway to complete the task of interzonal voluntary transfers by May 31. The bench posted a batch of cases for the railways to report compliance to June 5.

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Manoharabad-Kothapally new Railway line going at an expected pace: says B Vinod Kumar, Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP

Manoharabad-Kothapally new Railway line going at an expected pace: says B Vinod Kumar, Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP

The work on Manoharabad-Kothapally (Karimnagar) new railway line is going at an expected pace, according to Karimnagar Lok Sabha member B Vinod Kumar. The MP, who met the South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav in Hyderabad on Friday 

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Visakhapatnam Port hopes to achieve cargo handling of 90 mt by 2020

Visakhapatnam Port hopes to achieve cargo handling of 90 mt by 2020

The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) expects to increase its cargo handling capacity to 90 million tonnes (mt) by 2020, if everything goes as per plan with the ongoing projects and an investment of Rs 4,500 crore.

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MOST NOTABLE STORIES OF THE WEEK

Exclusive: Swarajya Conversations With Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

Exclusive: Swarajya Conversations With Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

This conversation with the minister Nitin Gadkari. Nitin Gadkari is currently the minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking norms changed by Indian Railways

IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking norms changed by Indian Railways

IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking In an attempt to help travellers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to introduce new norms for booking Tatkal tickets, which are booked by those who want to travel on an urgent basis.

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Cochin Port Trust Posts Profit After 10 Years

Cochin Port Trust Posts Profit After 10 Years

Cochin Port Trust (CPT) is in the black after a gap of ten years with significant increase in the cargo throughput.

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NMDC To Ramp Up Iron Ore Output To Feed Steel Demand

NMDC To Ramp Up Iron Ore Output To Feed Steel Demand

Financial Express reported that to cater to the steel industry’s growing appetite for iron ore, state owned miner NMDC has decided to raise production capacity to 67 million tonnes per annum by 2021-22. The company is producing nearly 30 million tonnes of iron ore from three fully mechanised mines two in Chhattisgarh and one in Karnataka its homepage showed.

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BEML To Open Excellence Centre For Railways In Bengaluru

BEML To Open Excellence Centre For Railways In Bengaluru

State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) will set up a centre of excellence for the Indian Railways here to test its equipment and coaches, a top official has said.

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RINL Registered A 31% Jump In Turnover At Over Rs 16,500 Crore (Provisional) In 2017-18 Over 2016-17

RINL Registered A 31% Jump In Turnover At Over Rs 16,500 Crore (Provisional) In 2017-18 Over 2016-17

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd, (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, registered a 31% jump in turnover at over Rs 16,500 crore (provisional) in 2017-18 over 2016-17, led by higher volumes of production and sales.

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First India-Bangladesh Container Train Flagged Off

First India-Bangladesh Container Train Flagged Off

The trial run of the first container train to run between Kolkata and Dhaka was flagged off on Tuesday.

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ICF Sets Manufacturing Target Of 3,000 Train Coaches This Fiscal; Sets New Record In 2017-18

ICF Sets Manufacturing Target Of 3,000 Train Coaches This Fiscal; Sets New Record In 2017-18

Integral Coach Factory, one of the earliest production units of independent India, is now gunning for a hat-trick.

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Tata Steel Offers Upfront Payment Of Rs35,200 Crore To Bhushan Steel

Tata Steel Offers Upfront Payment Of Rs35,200 Crore To Bhushan Steel

The insolvency resolution professional for Bhushan Steel Ltd on Monday told the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that Tata Steel Ltd has offered an upfront payment of Rs35,200 crore to lenders, along with a 12.27% stake in the debt-laden steel maker.

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JICA Signs Agreement With Centre To Provide Loan Of Rs 500 Cr

JICA Signs Agreement With Centre To Provide Loan Of Rs 500 Cr

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of India to provide loan assistance of 8,082 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs 500 crore) for installation of intelligent transport systems in the city.

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Railway And Road Traffic Thrown Out Of Gear Due To Bharat Bandh In Bihar

Railway And Road Traffic Thrown Out Of Gear Due To Bharat Bandh In Bihar

Bhim Army sponsored Bharat Bandh against changes in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act disrupted railway and road traffic in Bihar today.

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Indian Railways To Pay Contractors Based On Cleanliness Rating By Passengers

Indian Railways To Pay Contractors Based On Cleanliness Rating By Passengers

Passengers will now rate cleanliness standards in trains and stations which will directly impact payment of contractors with low scores, railways have said in a new contract drawn up for such services.

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