The railways plans to serve only vegetarian food on its premises, stations and on trains on October 2 to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
For the first time, the railways will use artifical intelligence to control air circulation, signages and even supervision and maintenance work in the 10.28 km-long tunnel in Imphal as part of its 110 km railway line from Jiribam to Manipur’s capital city.
The Indian Railways wants all zonal railways to set monthly targets for completing several big-ticket rail projects.
The biggest threat to the Indian Railways is the rising trend of rail passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches shifting to airlines. “We need to arrest this shift,” Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, said here today.
Travelling by Indian Railways air-conditioned coaches is set to get more panoramic! As a frequent train traveller, if you love looking out of the window of our air-conditioned three-tier or two-tier coach, then Indian Railways has good news for you.
With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, the North Eastern Railway (NER) plans to deploy women police personnel on trains during night hours as well as install ‘panic buttons’ in coaches.
Indian Railways has lined up several projects worth at least Rs 40,000 crore to connect capital cities of five North Eastern states and areas bordering China, Myanmar and Bangladesh with the rest of the country.
Year after year crores are spent on cleaning nullahs and culverts along railway tracks but this money is literally going down the drain. Since 2009-2010, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has given around Rs 23 crore to the Central and Western Railways.
Railways work for a new Digha station has been flagged off on the Kalwa-Airoli route last Monday. In order to take a train to Vashi, commuters travelling from Kasara, Karjat will not have to come to Thane. The new Digha station will serve two purposes: shorten the journey of the passengers and decongest Thane station, reported DNA.
A redevelopment plan for the entire mass transit system, designed by architect Hafeez Contractor, could help railways earn Rs 1 lakh crore. The plan for suburban railway network will be unveiled in a few months.