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Multi-modal Passenger Transportation System-a hope for many

By on December 19, 2014
Multi-modal Passenger Transportation System-a hope for many

There was a news the other day (http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-12-12/news/56990301_1_signalling-system-speed-train-transportation) that “Railways to bring multi-modal transportation system” This is what the Mr. Suresh Prabhu Minister of Railways has spoken during Agenda Aaj Tak “Muti-modal transportation system is what we need today. I am talking to all Chief Ministers for bringing a multi-modal transportation system. We will go […]

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University of Railways – Why, What, How and Where?

By on December 4, 2014
University of Railways – Why, What, How and Where?

Indian Railways is planning to set up Railway University for training students in Railway technologies who later will be engaged to help building railway infrastructure. Indian railways cannot be a silent spectator in the growth map of India, which is certainly going to rise from the present level of 5% to about 8-9% in next […]

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“Clean India” lifetime desire of every Indian

By on September 28, 2014
“Clean India” lifetime desire of every Indian

There is a news the other day which reads “Will Modi, Sonia sweep UP rly stations? The news further add “Being MPs from various constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, they were all sent formal invitations on Saturday by Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway (NER) to be part of the launch of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. […]

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Indian Railways begins E-catering on trial – a small step towards a big change

By on September 26, 2014
Indian Railways begins E-catering on trial – a small step towards a big change

The best Railway news I have come across after a very long time is the beginning of the e-catering on trial. This appeared in the Business Standard news http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/railways-starts-trial-run-of-e-catering-service-114092501197_1.html I wish there is no vested interest and it will be allowed to succeed. Very shortly, the project will get implemented on all the trains. Food […]

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Can wind flow of moving train generate energy?

By on September 15, 2014
Can wind flow of moving train generate energy?

There was a news the other day that moving train wind flow can generate energy and a patent has also been registered. The news if to be believed speaks The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has sent the Railways Ministry into a tizzy over an idea it received from an 81-year-old resident of Gujarat — that […]

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FDI in Railways – what for?

By on September 7, 2014
FDI in Railways – what for?

Talks of FDI in Railways had been going around immediately after the new Govt. took over and now the government notified the liberalized FDI norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment through the automatic route in several areas, including high-speed trains. http://dipp.nic.in/English/acts_rules/Press_Notes/pn8_2014.pdf Other segments of the Railways in which FDI will be allowed include […]

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Are Special or Premium Trains earning satisfactorily in Indian Railways?

By on September 6, 2014
Are Special or Premium Trains earning satisfactorily in Indian Railways?

Thither was a news the other day that premium trains introduced between Mumbai and Goa running empty with utilization of just 20% as compared to approximately 80-100% in normal trains. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-special-railways-gamble-fails-mumbai-goa-trains-running-on-empty-2016029 What this speaks out? As per the Railway official statement mentioned in the news, it is stated that maximum traffic during the period is of […]

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CCTV camera in unreserved coach

By on June 18, 2014
CCTV camera in unreserved coach

There was news the other day in Business Standard (http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/railways-plan-to-install-cctv-cameras-in-new-coaches-114061500470_1.html) that Indian Railways is planning to install high-resolution CCTV cameras in unreserved coaches to foil drugging and dacoities on board.   Is it technically possible or only castles in the air? Look at the practical situations as prevailing in unreserved coaches The coaches are packed with about […]

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Indian Railways doing away with curtain in AC 3 tier coach -bankruptcy of R&D work in Railways

By on April 4, 2014
Indian Railways doing away with curtain in AC 3 tier coach -bankruptcy of R&D work in Railways

There is a news the other day that Indian Railway has taken a decision to do away with curtains in aisle for privacy of the compartment. However, the curtain at the windows will continue. This is in view of the recommendations of the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), which went into the fire on the […]

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Will raising speed of Shatabadi Trains to 160 Kmph happens in reality?

By on February 28, 2014

Indian finally decided to plan for increasing the speed potential of coaching train particularly of Shatabadi route to 160 Kmph for which technology exists with Indian Railways. Even though technology from ABB (for loco) and LHB (for coaches) does exist for the last 15 years yet why so late? There is news the other day wherein Chairman Railway […]

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