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Railways starts train movement in violence hit Assam


July 25th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The railways Wednesday started the movement of freight trains and expected soon to resume passenger train services, suspended for more than 48 hours due to the ... Read more...

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MPs’ panel trashes railways’ reliance on PPP route


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has alerted the railways that resource generation through the public-private partnership is intrinsically difficult due to a long gestation period and relatively ... Read more...

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Railway budget disappointing: Nitish Kumar


March 14th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday does not adequately address safety issues and is disappointing, Bihar Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said."The ... Read more...

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Railway safety, modernisation reports delayed


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Reports of two high powered committees on railway safety and modernisation, headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar and National Innovation Council head ... Read more...

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Three trains collide in US


January 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Two crew members were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries after three freight trains collided and caught fire in the US state of Indiana Friday, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Now you can track a moving train


October 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are concerned about the safety of your family or friend travelling in a train, a GPS-based train tracking system launched by Indian Railways ... Read more...

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Release funds to railways: Zardari to government


October 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told the government to release within a week funds to the cash strapped railways that has been unable to pay ... Read more...

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Railways may discuss safety with Chinese officials


September 27th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways is likely to discuss with its Chinese counterpart issues related to safety, modernisation and maintenance and running high-speed trains, official sources said ... Read more...

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Kakodkar to head railway safety panel


September 16th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Aiming for "zero tolerance" safety standards akin to nuclear power plants and space technology institutions, the Indian Railways Friday set up a high-level committee, headed ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani army major in railway theft’


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The involvement of a Pakistan Army major in the theft of copper worth millions from a railway wagon has come as "a great shock", said a ... Read more...

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Two die as goods trains collide in Orissa


August 31st, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Two people were killed early Wednesday when two freight trains collided head on in Orissa's Keonjhar district, officials said. The trains collided near Tigiriapalli village in the ... Read more...

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Two killed in Russian train collision


August 12th, 2011 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (RIA Novosti) At least two people were killed when two freight trains collided in Russia's Urals region Thursday, an emergencies ministry spokesman said.Both of the deceased worked on ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budget


February 25th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee began presenting the rail budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha Friday with the promise of not only moving ahead faster to ... Read more...

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Tornado wreaks havoc in Texas


October 26th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 26 (IANS) A tornado injured many people, damaged several homes and derailed a few trains in the US state of Texas, officials said.Four people suffered injuries, while many vehicles ... Read more...

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13 die in Mexico train collision


June 16th, 2010 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 16 (IANS/EFE) Thirteen people have been killed and five injured when two freight trains collided in Mexico's western Sinaloa state, an official said. The Attorney General's Office said there ... Read more...

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Train controllers to go on mass leave May 1


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Movement of trains across the country is likely to get disrupted May 1 when members of the All India Train Controllers' Association (AITCA) will go on a mass ... Read more...

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Karnataka chief minister, industry hail Mamata for budget


February 24th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and industry chambers here Wednesday lauded Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for a slew of proposals, including new trains, survey for new rail ... Read more...

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Wagon-makers riding high on expectation from Railway Budget


February 24th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The wagon-makers of West Bengal saw a "tremendous opportunity and huge potential" in Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget proposal of setting a wagon procurement target of 18,000 ... Read more...

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Railways to spend Rs.41,426 crore to modernise network, services


February 24th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The government planned to spend Rs.41,426 crore ($8.29 billion) to modernise the rail network and improve customer services, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said while presenting her ... Read more...

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Highlights of Railway budget 2010-11 (Part-II)


February 24th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday presented the railway budget in the Parliament.The highlights of the Railway budget 2010-11 are as follows:Railways have earned net profit ... Read more...

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India’s rail budget promises new model to develop network


February 24th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday presented India's rail budget for the next fiscal with the promise of a new business model that will encourage private investment ... Read more...

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Rail budget may spare fare hikes, rationalise freight tariff


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Vision 2020 document for Indian Railways her guiding force, Mamata Banerjee will present the rail budget for the next fiscal Wednesday, which is widely ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up railway tracks on the second day of 72-hour shutdown


February 8th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Jharkhand/ Orissa/ Bihar/ West Bengal, Feb 8 (ANI): Maoists blew up two railway tracks on the second day of the 72-hour shutdown call given by them on Sunday across the four states ... Read more...

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Fare freeze, service quality are focus of India’s rail budget (Lead)


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan and Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) According top priority to social commitment as opposed to economic viability, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday presented her ministry's budget for ... Read more...

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One killed, 50 injured as train gas wagons explode in Italy


June 30th, 2009 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Viareggio (Italy), June 30 (DPA) At least one person was killed and 50 people were injured after two railway cars filled with gas exploded at a station in the Tuscan port city ... Read more...

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World Bank lends $450 mn to China for rail, highway projects


April 17th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (Xinhua) The World Bank said Friday it approved loans totalling $450 million to finance road and rail projects in central and western China. The bank said $300 million would help ... Read more...

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Lalu aims to surpass freight revenue target despite slowdown


February 13th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Railways Minister Lalu Prasad expects to cross the budgeted freight and passenger revenue targets this fiscal despite the economic slowdown. "We are not only hopeful but confident that ... Read more...

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Rail blockades worry East Coast Railway


August 8th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Frequent protests by people at railway lines that hold up trains for hours have created problems for India's East Coast Railway that caters to three states. More than ... Read more...

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More freight trains to run between India, Pakistan


June 21st, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistan and India have decided to increase the frequency of cross-border freight trains to boost trade between the two countries. "We have agreed to increase goods ... Read more...

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Lalu calls for more freight trains between India, Pakistan


June 19th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Thursday agreed on the need to increase the number of freight trains between India and Pakistan. After meeting a delegation from Pakistan, the ... Read more...

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India, Pak rail officials to discuss ways to boost bilateral trade through rail route


June 17th, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by ANI
Lahore , June 16 (ANI): A four-member Pakistan Railways delegation has reached India to hold three-day talks, beginning tomorrow, with the Indian Railways authorities to increase frequency of freight trains to ... Read more...

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Keep that rubbish coming, Hamburg tells Naples


June 11th, 2008 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
DPA Hamburg, June 11 (DPA) From Naples, the Italian city with nowhere to dump its rubbish, the freight trains take 44 hours to reach Hamburg, a German city that is only too happy ... Read more...

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Railways gives green signal to Arshiya for freight trains


April 10th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Logistics and chain services major Arshiya International Ltd will soon run container freight trains across India. Announcing this here Thursday, the company said Indian Railways has granted it ... Read more...

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