Two railway accidents that could have resulted from minor landslides on the Pune-Mumbai ghat section were averted recently due to timely alerts from CCTV cameras installed along the route.
Declared as the most polluted city in the world last winter, Gurugram will have to take multi-pronged steps to improve its air quality. One relatively easier step it can take is to switch to solar energy.
The Central Railway (CR) is set to develop a mobile-based app, Yatri, to help passengers know about disruption of services, listen to announcements on their phones and book for porters at the outstation terminus, among others.
The Central Railway (CR) has informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) about dangerous structures adjacent to railway tracks at five locations between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Byculla railway stations.
The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (Maha-Metro) claims it has the Nagpur Metro up and running with the total project cost seven per cent lower than its budget. For Pune, Maha-Metro aims to increase that cost saving figure and believes it can do so.
India is unable to secure insurance cover for about 5 million tonnes of crude oil reserves kept in caverns for any exigency, which also include supplies from sanctions-hit Iran.
Amid a bevy of negative economic news, New Delhi can take comfort in the present slump in oil prices. In the first quarter of this year, oil prices rose over a third. There was talk of $100-a-barrel and growth downgrades for importers like India.
Indore MP criticises plan to provide massage on trains, calls it standardless and against Indian culture
The railways’ plan of providing massage services to its passengers has come under criticism, with Indore MP Shankar Lalwani writing to Union minister Piyush Goyal, saying that it is against Indian culture to offer such services in the presence of women.
India is unlikely to resume Iranian crude oil purchases, which stopped when exemptions to US sanctions expired on May 2, four government officials have said. This is impacting energy security because India hasn’t been able to find an alternative source that matches the quality,
Monday’s pre-monsoon showers seem to have washed away all of the Railways’ tall claims, especially of keeping lakhs of Mumbai commuters in the loop about service disruptions.