Eying to maintain quality and improvement in the Indian Railways, the ministry has come out with a novice initiative. The railway board has started rating its 16 zones.
With earnings from freight at an all time low, the Indian Railways has decided to let go of its annual target of commissioning of tracks as track laying slows down the speed of trains, thus affects the movement of freight.
Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has floated an idea of developing a Davos-like city in Auli in Uttarakhand.
India has expressed interest to link Kathmandu with two Indian cities, New Delhi and Kolkata, using direct railway lines in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries.
Transporting goods by train may soon get cheaper as the railways ministry is looking to launch special freight schemes with attractive long-term contracts for its customers as well as discounts on incremental freight loading.
Train travel marketplace RailYatri has launched milk delivery service for train travellers, wherein warm milk for babies will be delivered in spill-proof thermo packages.
Expediting work on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad high speed corridor, a chopper will be used to carry out a detailed survey of the land meant for laying tracks for running trains at about 350 km per hour.
Scientists have developed a new appthat can allow railway passengers to measure ride comfort using their smartphones, and record vibration data from a running train to detect track faults
The Central Railway on Sunday conducted the speed trial of a train at 120 kmph in the Karjat-Neral section of the Mumbai division.
India is way behind China on investment in railway, including border infrastructure, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, even as he defends the government’s delivery record in MoUs with other countries such as Japan, China and Korea