A massive third-party audit exercise of critical bridges has been undertaken by the Indian Railways, in view of recent mishaps. The bridges across the country will undergo an independent assessment of these crucial links in the rail network.
The Indian Railways will start the testing of the much awaited indigenously built semi-high speed “Train 18” from September, official sources said. According to Railway Ministry sources, “Train 18” is expected to be rolled out in September.
The Railway Ministry on Monday released the third party survey report on station cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was present to grace the event.
Heeding a PMO directive, Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged.
Indian Railways to preserve five narrow gauge rail lines: Indian Railways has recently decided to preserve the five oldest, working narrow gauge lines dating back to the 19th century from complete extinction.
The Dharwad railway station which was renovated in 2011-2012 at a cost of Rs 3 crore will see another round of development if everything goes according to plan. The station is among the 68 stations in the country chosen for renovation.
Here’s a figure that should really worry you: 2017-18 saw a 25 per cent increase in rail and weld fractures, the highest in the last three fiscal years. Rail fractures are one of the major causes for train derailments that could cause human fatalities.
The 165-year-old Indian Railways will usher in its most profound accounting reform since Independence as it prepares its financial statements for the current fiscal under the accrual-based accounting system, the process widely followed by the corporate sector.
Deciding Against Dismantling, Railways To Hand Over Lord Curzon Bridge To Uttar Pradesh Government For Preservation
In a bid to save its heritage structures, the Railways has decided against dismantling the 113-year old Lord Curzon Bridge in Allahabad and will hand it over the Uttar Pradesh government for its preservation.
The railway ministry has decided to take all its big ticket projects rejected by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month back to him for reconsideration, sources in the ministry said today.