indian railways

The government last month constituted a special task force comprising a group of secretaries to expedite the initiative on private train operation and station redevelopment project

Three coaches of the Lucknow-Anand Vihar Double Decker AC Express derailed near Moradabad on Sunday morning.

Three coaches of the Lucknow-Anand Vihar Double Decker AC Express derailed near Moradabad on Sunday morning.

"The coaches C5 and C7 have been derailed. All the passengers have been shifted to the other coaches. The reason for derailment will be investigated in detail once the train leaves from Moradabad.

Briefing reporters after Cabinet meet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said it will benefit 11.52 lakh railway employees who will get 78 days wages as bonus.

The discount will be given on the base fare of all trains with AC chair car and executive chair car accommodation and GST, reservation fee, superfast tariff etc as applicable will be levied separately, it said.

The last time the operation of the Samjhauta Express was suspended was on February 28 following the Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed killing 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. But it was resumed shortly thereafter.

The 16-kilometre long Kolkata Metro project will connect Salt Sector 5 with Howrah Maidan. The phase-one of the project connecting Salt Lake Sector-5 to Salt Lake Stadium will soon be operational.

Indian Railways takes another step to ensure transparency in its system! In a new development, the details regarding all the railway bridges across the country would be made available for people to access, through the newly launched digital portal ‘Rail Drishti’ dashboard.

Given the expenditure of Rs 1.4 to 1.6 lakh crore per year, it could take decades to complete the projects. "It is therefore necessary to privatise," she said while presenting the Union Budget for 2019-20 in Parliament.