Railways needs to strengthen track safety measures as an audit has revealed several lapses in maintenance plans, inspection schedules and usage of high-end machines procured to detect track defects, according to a CAG report tabled in Parliament today.
As power plants face coal shortages, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has asked Railways to increase coal loading to up to 500 rakes per day to meet power demand in summer, official sources said.
The Railways has been asked to give high priority to the Army’s infrastructure requirements and increase the speed of exclusive trains carrying critical weapons and troops in order to facilitate faster mobilisation to areas bordering China and Pakistan, official sources said.
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has signed a joint partnership agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to deepen cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) would achieve a ten-fold rise in uranium production in three phases by 2031-32, the government today informed the Lok Sabha.
Automatic sanitary napkin vending machines were today inaugurated at Delhi Junction and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway stations, the Railway Ministry said.
China will build a train line connecting the Iranian port of Bushehr to the rest of the country’s railway network under a USD 700 million deal signed today.
Lalit Chandra Trivedi today assumed charge of new General Manager of the East Central Railway (ECR) that has its headquarters at Hajipur in Bihar, an ECR release said here.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said he was exploring the possibility of facilitating manufacturing units for cheap and bio-degradable sanitary pads at 8,000 railway stations of the country.
Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited (EOGPL) would submit a proposal on shale gas exploration potential to the steering committee set up by the ministry of petroleum and natural gas for the company’s Raniganj CBM block in West Bengal.