Lakhs and crores of Indians love to travel to holy sites which are throughout the country. Indian Railways will soon flag of the first ever train service between Ayodhya, birthplace of Lord Ram, to Rameshwaram, the southern most tip of India from where Hanuman ji, a big Ram bhakt, before he crossed over to Lanka. Several other regular and special train services have been launched and are being planned that will criss-cross the country and offer affordable, clean and comfortable travel.
Source: India Today
- 28 Jul 2017
The Indian Railways has reported an Electric Locomotive (number 23384) has gone missing. It was scheduled to arrive in Tughlakabad railway depot for repairs in June. But even after a month, its whereabouts remain a mystery? This could be the first of its kind, or perhaps with better tracking by the Indian Railways of all their assets, they actually know when something is missing – like in this case.
Source: Catch News
- 20 Jul 2016
Where only around 4 kms/day of track was laid in recent years, Indian Railways will speed that up to 7 Kms/day next year, and this will see a BIG JUMP to 19 kms/day by 2019. Laying new tracks, replacing old ones and doubling and tripling of lines are essential to clearing the traffic bottlenecks. The Railways will exceed the broad gauge target for this year, which is a 30+% more than last year.
Source: The Statesman
- 29 Feb 2016
Indian Railways which is the backbone of the $2 trillion Indian economy is effectively bankrupt. Now our very capacity Railways Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu is pursuing innovative approach to raise $140 billion of investments both from India and FDI. Actions include the much sought for Green Bonds to fund eco-friendly projects, installing self-funding solar power systems, and funding from the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). If all this works out, then Indian Railways could really become state-of-the-art and a bigger support to India’s growth. Global institutions such as World Bank, global banks have praised Indian Railways for these plans.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 2 Dec 2015