Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli will jointly lay the foundation stone of the 900 MW Arun III hydropower project during a meeting in New Delhi on April 7.
The central railway (CR) on Thursday afternoon imposed an urgent maintenance block between Vidyavihar and Ghatkopar stations for 30 minutes to check if the extreme heat in the city has damaged the tracks on the route.
More than 25 million people, a number greater than Australia’s population, have applied for about 90,000 positions on India’s state-run railways, underlining the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in providing millions of jobs ahead of an election in 2019.
After receiving a rap on its knuckles for setting conditions that go against domestic manufacturers – as also receiving just a single bid – the Railways has scrapped the global tender for its ambitious Rs 2,700-crore project to manufacture aluminium-bodied trainsets.
The first-ever trial run on the western section of the ambitious dedicated freight corridor project was carried out on Tuesday, with a locomotive attaining 100 kmph speed during the run, an official statement said.
In a boost to mobile ticketing, commuters on Mumbai’s suburban network can now book local train tickets or Railway passes through their iPhone. Railway authorities have made mobile ticket booking facility available on the IOS platform too.
The work on the country’s first high-speed bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is on in full swing with the designing of bridges and tunnels progressing well, a senior official has said.
Of the total road length of 29km of the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), which is crucial to decongesting the Gurgaon and New Delhi and offering hassle-free commute to long-distance travellers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to make 23km elevated.
Soon, you may have to pay less to travel on a Shatabdi train — but only for a short trip.
India is set to lift its domestic natural gas price to the highest in at least two years, boosting earnings of producers like Oil and Natural Gas Corp., according to a survey of analysts and industry participants.