Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is putting in place a short-term plan to increase rail revenue to Rs 2 lakh crore in next two years.
WARNING OF “catastrophic disaster”, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) concluded in the middle of 2015 that the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge link in Assam, a key arterial track in the Northeast, posed a “danger to travelling public”.
Widening its sanitation drive, the railways will now carry out a cleanliness survey of tracks on busy routes by an independent organisation and rank its 16 zones based on their performance.
“Despite all this, our loading has increased from 1,104 million tonne in 2015-16 to 1,109 mt in 2016-17. We are also giving extra focus on non-fare revenue.
The Indian Railways will install CCTV cameras at more than 900 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs 500 crore to strengthen security at railway premises
An End of Train Telemetry or EoTT system is made of two units – one unit called cab display unit (CDU) fitted on the locomotive and the other is sense and brake unit (SBU) fitted on the last coach or wagon of the train
Delivering tickets at the consumer’s doorstep by offering the pay-on-delivery (PoD) option will facilitate those consumers who book through travel agents to move to online medium.
Hit by mounting losses, state-run Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Indian Railways are pushing for a partial rollback of the service charges waiver given on train tickets earlier to boost digital transactions after the government’s demonetisation move.
From train branding to putting up large LCD screens: Railways aims Rs 40,000 cr earnings by monetising soft assets
The railways today spelt out a target of Rs 40,000 crore revenue from monetising its soft assets in the next 10 years.
Automatic doors, bio-toilets, better interiors: Railways to invite bids worth Rs 20,000 cr for manufacturing modern coaches
The Railways will invite financial bids worth over Rs 20,000 crore for manufacturing around 5,000 AC and non-AC coaches that will be equipped with modern facilities and run faster than existing ones