Category: Railway Current Affairs

Bandhan Express Train to Bangladesh flagged off by Modi, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata

Bandhan Express Train to Bangladesh

In a bid to strengthened relations between two countries, Bandhan Express train to Bangladesh has been flagged of between India and Bangladesh named as Bandhan Express from Kolkata-Dhaka by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Benarji. All three personalities were connected through video conferencing for inaugurating new […]

Piyush Goyal launches Railways first set of solar Power Plants in Delhi

First set of Solar power plants was launched by Railway minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi at International Conference on Green Initiatives and Railway Electrification. Total capacity of solar power plant is 5 megawatt peak (MWp). It is an ambitious project of Indian railway whose aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the national transporter. […]

Indian Railways Cutting down running time of 500 long distance trains

Indian Railways has decided to cut down the running time of 500 long distance trains by two hours from next months. As per the officials, new timings will be updated in November. The decision to reduce the running time is an effect of the earlier directions given by railway minister Piyush Goyal in this month. […]

India signs €300 million agreement with European Investment Bank for Bangalore Metro Phase II

India signs €300 million agreement with European Investment Bank

Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a contract to lend € 300 million (about Rs 2,293 crore) to India for the Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. From India it was S. Selvakumar who signed the contract with Vice president of EIB Andrew McDowell. S. Selvakumar is Joint Secretary (BC), […]

Railways Soon To Introduce Improved Techniques to Reduce Accidents

Indian Railways

Railways is soon going to announce new improved techniques to reduce the accidents. The news was confirmed by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Under the improvement, existing signalling system will be made hi-tech by use of TPWS – Train protection and Warning System and Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC). Major Outcomes: 5000 unmanned level crossings will […]

PM Narendra Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay foundation stone for bullet train

PM and Shinze laid foundation stone of Bullet Train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PM of Japan Abe Shinzo laid the foundation stone of India’s most awaited Bullet Train project Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) at  Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Station ground. The project will be build at an estimated cost of 1.10 lakh crore. Out of 1.10 lakh crore, 80% of the total […]

India’s first Railway Disaster Management Institute To be Established near Bengaluru

Indian Railways

Indian Railway is going to establish country’s first training institute to provide training to handle accidents happening in Railways. It will be India’s first Railway disaster management institute will be hosted in a small village called Hejjala near Bengaluru. The village is 30 Kms from Bengaluru city center on Bengaluru-Mysore Highway. The training institute will be […]

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