Railways is incurring losses on passenger operations every year, Lok Sabha was told today.
An opinion piece in a Chinese state-run media outlet panned India’s “protectionist stance” towards Chinese investment in revamping the country’s railways, including the development of a high-speed rail network.
Eco-Neev, a fuel catalyst manufacturer, plans to target bulk diesel users such as Indian Railways and mining companies for the nanotechnology product it claims reduces emissions by 18% and saves 5-7% on fuel costs.
Aiming to provide connectivity in remote areas, Railways will set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations and help people access an array of online services, including various government schemes.
In less than a month of its launch, railways’ much-hyped Ro-Ro (Roll-on Roll-off) service goes off track owing to technical hurdles. The service was rolled out with great fanfare as a step towards reducing Delhi’s air pollution and unclogging city roads.
The railways is firming up an integrated software, a first-of-its-kind for the national carrier, for data collection in fastest possible time.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes.
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.
The RGPPL project is more popular as the erstwhile Dabhol power project that has suffered consistent issues despite the government working on its revival from time to time.
The Indian Railways has agreed to continue to purchase 500 MW power from the stressed gas based power project–Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Limited (RGPPL) power plant from April 1, 2017 and for a period of five years.
Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Limited (RGPPL) has started generation of power under the scheme of Utilization of gas based power generation capacity for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17