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Indian Railway Planning automatic door closures on Main Line Trains

By on December 22, 2013
Indian Railway Planning automatic door closures on Main Line Trains

There was a news the other day that Indian Railways is mulling installing automatic door closures in Main Line Trains to prevent incidents of passenger falling off the train during a train journey. This is in view of the Allahabad High Court judgement which was later upheld by the Supreme Court. This is the biggest […]

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Indian Railways decided to introduce Vacuum Toilet

By on November 25, 2013

There is a good news that Indian Railways deciding to introduce Vacuum Toilet at a cost of Rs. 25 Crs. in few selective trains. http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/swarna-shatabdi-palace-on-wheels-to-get-vacuum-toilets-soon/article1-1152462.aspx But for what, certainly to conduct trials of a successful technology of aircraft. Unless adequate care is taken, trials may result poor decision making at a later stage. 1. Trials […]

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Is Duranto Express train not patronized by passengers?

By on November 20, 2013
Is Duranto Express train not patronized by passengers?

“Will Indian Railways put the brakes on Mamata Banerjee’s dream” is the headlines of a news   http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/will-indian-railways-put-the-brakes-on-mamata-banerjee-s-dream-duronto_891050.html New Delhi: The Duronto trains, widely seen as one of the legacies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her stint as railway minister, may be discontinued, a report said on Tuesday. Introduced by Banerjee despite opposition, […]

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The first underwater rail link between two continents officially opens.

By on November 5, 2013
The first underwater rail link between two continents officially opens.

News link: http://transporteditor.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/the-iron-silk-road-the-first-underwater-rail-link-between-two-continents-officially-opens/#! With its nearly 15 million inhabitants, Istanbul is one the world’s largest cities and the only previous connections between both parts of the city were provided by ferries and two bridges for road traffic. In an effort to reduce chronic traffic congestion and the associated environmental impact, the government is massively expanding […]

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Indian Railways Likely to Stop Pantry Cars in Trains; Buy Food at Station

By on November 4, 2013
Indian Railways Likely to Stop Pantry Cars in Trains; Buy Food at Station

In view of the increasing incidence of fire on pantry car, IR is planning to stop the system of running pantry cars in trains. The news appears on MF monitor http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/2013/10/20/indian-railways-likely-to-stop-pantry-cars-in-trains-buy-food-at-station/m Comments: Pantry car as the name indicate is for the purpose of storing cooked food and serving to the passenger after heating it. For this purpose, […]

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Indian Railways planning for Semi-HSR of 160-200 Kmph

By on November 3, 2013
Indian Railways planning for Semi-HSR of 160-200 Kmph

Railway plans speed boost for premier trains, to make them “semi high-speed” services India has shelved the idea to go for HSR and instead looking for options to go for the speed of 160-200Kmph. The High Speed Railway Corporation has been formed under RVNL to go into the nitty-gritty of how to proceed. Comments: Maximum […]

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