The government is in the process of forming a task force to draw a blueprint for handing over operations of 150 trains and 50 railway stations to private operators in a “time-bound manner”.
State-run hydro power giant NHPC is likely to begin construction of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri power plant in October this year as it has received the requisite approval from the Assam government, an official said.
The central government will launch a solar scheme for farmers that will ensure a minimum annual income of Rs 1 lakh. Power Minister R.K. Singh on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that farmers can use their land to install solar panels and the power generated will be bought by the government.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will offer a loan assistance of Rs 20,196 crore for the 52.01 kms phase-II of Chennai Metro Rail project, the Tamil Nadu government said Saturday.
Cleaning trains in seven minutes flat and passengers with minimum baggage are what Indian railway officials are hoping to replicate in the country’s bullet train project to ensure the famous clinical efficiency of Japan’s Shinkansen trains.
The Union Cabinet Thursday apprised of India joining as member of Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme under International Energy Agency on May 9.
The first passenger train to run on broad gauge between India and Nepal is likely to run from December this year, sources in the railways have told PTI.
Railways’ UTS mobile app for buying unreserved tickets online is available nationwide from Thursday, the ministry said.
Railways Runs Special Train To Ferry 1,000 People From Varanasi To Gujarat For Unveiling Of Patel Statue
The railways ran a special “unity” train to ferry about 1,000 people from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Narmada district in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to mark the late leader’s 143rd birth anniversary Wednesday, a senior official told .
As emergency measures to check pollution come into force from Thursday in Delhi-NCR, state pollution control bodies have been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators, while the Delhi government said it was fully prepared to implement odd-even scheme to regulate private vehicles when needed.