Indian Railways is considering ending state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd’s (Sail) virtual monopoly on supplying steel for standard rail tracks, opening up annual purchases worth up to $700 million to the private sector, people close to the matter told Reuters.
S Venkataraman’s visiting card says it all Railwayman, 93 years, retired from service in June 1982, author of four books.
Work on the ambitious Rs1 lakh crore Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train project, the country’s first high-speed rail corridor, seems to be picking up speed.
The much awaited Q track near Ratlam will be operational for train traffic from March 28.
With the beginning of train movement on the newly laid track, it would not only provide direct rail link from Indore to Jaipur, Ajmer and many other big cities of Rajasthan, but also shorten distance between Indore and Delhi.
The ambitious multi-modal transport hub construction project of Surat railway station, slated to begin last year, received nine bids by interested developers even as authorities have advanced the bidding dates to April 15, 2017.
After years of delay, the West Bengal governmentis now keen to connect Barasat in North 24 Parganas to the existing Metro network in Kolkata.
The Railway Ministry is exploring the possibility of connecting Tripura with Bangladesh from three sides, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said on Thursday.
Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast-track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
From April 1, those with wait-listed train tickets will get an option of selecting a “Vikalp”, an alternative choice of any other train on the same route, if the original ticket does not get confirmed on the day of the journey.
The Hirakand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh earlier this year, killing 40, while the Rajendranagar-Patna Express incident caused the death of almost 150 people last year.