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Bengaluru railway station gets foot-operated hand wash kiosk, netizens praise initiative

Several pictures of the foot-operated kiosk have gone viral on social media with netizens praising the initiative.

Assam student uses discarded Chinese e-waste to make installations

Rahul Pareek uses broken calculators, insect-killing Chinese rackets, discarded study lamps, defunct motherboards, cracked LED lights, disposable plates, and even old radios to make unique art pieces.

Indian railways approves special trains for Ganpati festival, waiting for Maharashtra government nod

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra faces a difficult choice as the Railways have given a go-ahead to the special trains for the Ganpati festival.

Medha Group to set up ₹1,000-crore rail coach factory in Telangana

To create employment opportunities for 2,200 people

Medha Servo sets up India’s largest rail coach factory

Medha Servo sets up India’s largest rail coach factoryThe facility, touted the country’s largest private-sector rail coach factory, provides employment opportunity to 2,200 persons in the region, said the Telangana government in a statement.

Andhra Pradesh govt to invest Rs 12K cr in first phase to build four ports

The proposed four non-major greenfield ports are Bhavanapadu Port in Srikakulam district, Kakinada SEZ Port in East Godavari, Machilipatnam Port in Krishna, and Ramayapatnam Port in Prakasham district

5 from state police win Union Home Minister’s medal

The officers were rewarded for their meticulous investigation, use of forensic science in evidence build up and swift filing of chargesheet in different crime cases of Surat, Kutch and Amreli in 2018 and 2019.

Trains to Konkan for Ganpati festival; CR reiterates: Yet to receive a final go-ahead from state

Sources said the state has now started having doubts over allowing the large scale movement of people in trains at a time when Covid-19 cases have been rising, and lobbed the ball back into the Railways' court.

RLDA invites online bids for developing railway land at Howrah

The 89,032 sq. m site is suitable for the development of riverfront luxury tourism and water sports hub.

Hitachi ABB Q2 results: Profit margins fall 82%; revenues down 42%

The profit after tax fell to Rs. 10.9 crore, compared to Rs. 60.7 crore a year ago. Overall operational revenue in 2020 was Rs. 634.3 crore, down from Rs. 1,086.6 crore, in the corresponding quarter last year.

Medha invests Rs 1,000 cr, sets up rail coach factory in Telangana

Medha Servo Drives, a Hyderabad-based diversified firm, on Thursday laid the foundation for setting up a rail coach factory in Telangana

Work begins on ₹1,000-cr. rail coach factory

KTR reminds Centre of promise made during TS formation

Railways trusts competition; rules out fare regulator for private trains

Railway board chairman VK Yadav had earlier stated that the ministry is considering setting up a regulatory authority in the future

JSPL starts supplying head hardened rails for Kolkata metro project

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Thursday said it has started supplying head hardened (HH) rail to Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) for the Kolkata Metro's Joka-Esplanade corridor.

Railways rules out fare regulator for pvt trains, to allow competition in transport sector

"The PTO (private train operators) would be operating in a competitive environment and would need necessary autonomy. Indian transportation landscape is quite competitive and there is sufficient competitive tension in the market," the document, a structural, …

India's largest private-sector rail coach factory being set up in Telangana: Minister KTR

Telangana minister KT Rama Rao said that the Medha Rail Coach Factory -- "India's largest private-sector rail coach factory" -- is expected to create an ecosystem for rail coach manufacturing in Telangana.

167 सालों में रेलवे ने पहली बार बनाया रिफंड देने का रिकॉर्ड, इससे पहले हुई केवल कमाई

नई दिल्लीः Indian railways के 167 साल के इतिहास में ऐसा पहली बार हुआ होगा जब उसने टिकट बुकिंग से हुई इनकम से ज्‍यादा यात्रियों को वापस किया है. Covid 19 संकट से प्रभावित चालू कारोबारी साल की पहली तिमाही में रेलवे की पैसेंजर वर्ग से आय में 1,066 करोड़ रुपये का…

Private trains: Railways can expect bidding war for some routes, feel experts

"The response has been very good. If there are 23 bidders and the high-yielding routes like Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah, there is a possibility of a bidding war," Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra, told Moneycontrol.

Fraud alert: Railways says did not advertise for 5,285 posts

Railways has initiated an investigation and is going on to take the strictest action as per law against the above agency/persons involved in the above matter, it said in an official notice

Railway, e-mobility key growth drivers in India: Hitachi ABB Power Grids

The company has seen its capacity returning to 90% of the pre-Covid-19 level and already received orders totalling 60 per cent of that in the January-March period

JSPL starts supply of special grade rail tracks for new phase of Kolkata Metro

Metro Rail corporations and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor used to import Head Hardened rails from Japan and Europe for construction of high-speed tracks.

रेलवे के इतिहास में पहली बार हुआ ऐसा, कमाई से ज्यादा देना पड़ा रिफंड

Indian Railways, Railway Had To Refund More Than Earnings, IRCTC: इंडियन रेलवे के 167 साल के इतिहास में यह शायद पहली बार हुआ होगा जब रेलवे ने टिकट बुकिंग से हुई कमाई से अधिक पैसा यात्रियों को वापस कर दिया.

Indian Railways to monetise one million sq ft near Howrah station, expects Rs 800 crore

A Kolkata-based property broker said that the land parcel is located at a prime site and developers are keen to develop it commercially. RLDA has invited online bids for engaging marketing and financial consultants for the commercial development of the land.

Chairman Railway Board launches E-pass module of HRMS developed by CRIS - Devdiscourse

Process for issuance of the pass has been largely manual in IR. Also, there was no facility for booking of ticket online on Pass for Railway employee.

NGT slams MoEF over delay in guidelines for emission from railway engines

The directions came while hearing a petition filed by Dwarka resident S K Goyal about harmful emissions from diesel locomotives.

Indian Railways ने कैंसिल कीं ये 18 स्पेशल ट्रेनें, देखें पूरी लिस्ट

Indian Railways Cancel Special Passenger Trains Due To Lockdown In West Bangal: रेलवे ने ट्रेनों को रद्द करने का यह फैसला बंगाल में लगने वाले पूर्ण लॉकडाउन के कारण लिया है. बता दें कि बंगाल सरकार ने 20, 21, 27, 28 और 31 अगस्त को बंगाल में पूर्ण लॉकडाउन की…

ट्रेन में भीख मांगने और सिगरेट पीने पर अब नहीं होगी जेल, रेलवे ने सरकार को भेजा कानून बदलने का प्रस्ताव

रेलवे ने अपने पुराने कानून में बदलाव करने के लिए केंद्र सरकार (Central Government) को एक प्रस्ताव भेजा है. सूत्रों के मुताबिक़ रेलवे ने कैबिनेट के पास जो प्रस्ताव भेजा है उसमें इंडियन रेलवेज़ एक्ट 1989 (Indian Railways Act 1989) के दो कानूनों में बदलाव का प्र…

Private train operators must maintain 95% punctuality or pay penalty: Indian Railways

The Railways has said the haulage charge -- the fee that private operators will pay to use Railways' infrastructure -- will be Rs 512 per km

Mohammad Nissar, India’s first and furious pacer that it lost to Partition

Mohammad Nissar bowled India's first ball in Test cricket, took its first wicket, and its first 5-wicket haul. However, a chain of events started by World War II and Partition resulted in his remarkable achievements being forgotten.

Daily briefing: ED finds no big transfers from Rajput to Rhea; Private operators to pay Railways if trains delayed, early

From ED's probe into late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's bank transfers to a fresh revision in Bengal lockdown dates, read the top stories from print edition here.

23 companies attend Railways' meeting for operating private trains

A total of 23 companies, including some PSUs shown interest in operating private trains in the country as they participated in the second pre-application conference for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in passenger trains project organised by the Ministry of …

Florida Tech Time - Business Facilities Magazine

The Sunshine State is used to making things grow, this includes its tech industry, where Florida is sprouting thousands of new jobs.

प्राइवेट ट्रेन परियोजना में 23 कंपनियों ने दिखाई रुचि, लीज पर ली जा सकेंगी रेक

Indian Railways said that private firms will now have the freedom to purchase or lease trains, a step that will encourage more player to bid for the project भारती रेल ने कहा है कि निजी कंपनियों को ट्रेनों को लीज �