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Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Alstom’s electric engines for Indian Railways

French company Alstom has received a three billion euro contract from Indian Railways to supply 800 electric locomotives with a long-term associated maintenance.This project includes the set-up of a plant at Madhepura (Bihar) and two maintenance depots at Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Nagpur (Maharashtra). It further said that the delivery of the locomotives will spread between 2018 and 2028.  

Mumbai Metro trial runs begin

The Mumbai Metro recently conducted its first trial run of the train ? a 3km run from the Versova metro station to the Azad Nagar metro station ? flagged off by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Among others present on the occasion were UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, SVR Srinivas, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, PRK Murthy, Chief, Transport and Communication ...

Railways launch solar powered gate signals

Implementing the resolution in the 2013-14 Railway budget, the Thiruvananthapuram railway division moved closer to running about 384 level crossing gates on solar power. The initiative is part of the railways’ plan to use renewable energy sources and environment-friendly energy conservation measures. The plan aims to eventually run 1,000 level crossings on solar power and would give the railways tax ...

Railways to develop land for revenue

The Railways plans to commercially develop land owned by it in Mumbai to augment its revenue. Revenue has been under considerable strain on the one hand due to constant increase in diesel prices, increase in staff salaries, the need to run more trains, and on the other hand due to the constraints in increasing passenger fares. The Mumbai Vikas Corporation ...

Double-decker Bangalore-Chennai train

The Railways will shortly introduce a new double-decker train service between Bangalore and Chennai. A trial run of the train was conducted recently and services are expected to begin in March. The train has a maximum speed of 160kmph with a section speed of 105-110kmph. It is fitted with a chassis provided by the German firm Lukwe Holfmann Busch (LHB). ...

New high speed accident relief trains

The Railways is in the process of importing a number of high speed accident relief trains to expedite rescue and restoration work after accidents. The trains will be high-speed, diesel powered self-propelled trains with a maximum speed of 160kmph. At present the railways have 27 self propelled accident relief trains with a maximum speed of 110kmph. Each diesel powered train ...

Soon, new toilets for railways

Trains in India are all set to get vacuum toilets based on the technology used in the airplane toilets. These toilets are a part of the second phase of improving cleanliness on trains after the introduction of bio-toilets earlier last year. The Railways have identified 55 cities where toilet systems in trains are in bad condition. The introduction of vacuum ...

Safety in trains Playing with Fire

Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.

Delhi-Mumbai trains to run at 200kmph

Commuting time between Mumbai and Delhi by rail is expected to reduce substantially with the Railways? plan to run semi-high speed trains at 200kmph between the two cities. A study identifying the need to strengthen the infrastructure for this service is nearing completion and work is expected to begin shortly. The study is in the process of identifying bridges that ...

Railways to get private sector investment

The Union Cabinet has approved the Railways? plan to attract investment from the private sector for constructing new tracks and plants and to increase passenger and freight carrying capacity. The investment will be used for connecting ports, mines and industrial plants with the rail network. The move is likely to reduce transportation costs and help reach raw materials quicker to ...