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Till now, only passenger trains in India were scheduled, while freight trains ran whenever they were loaded.
A letter by Railways Financial Commissioner to all general managers, says traffic earnings of Railways until end of May 2020 have already dropped by 58%.
A letter sent to the Railways last month said 4 computers in use at different offices have been attacked by malware through a process called spear-phishing.
Data on the railways freight earnings show the shortfall for the first 10 days of June was much lesser than the cumulative shortfall for this year so far.
The 2016 contract was for a signalling project. If the project’s funder, World Bank, doesn’t accept the decision, the Railways is ready to fund it on its own.
Ministry of Railways writes to zonal managers, stating that the railways must start competing with road transports who offer round-trip discounts on goods.
The Centre has decided to deploy a total 500 railway coaches to boost Delhi’s bed capacity by 8,000, in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases.
Indian Railways has asked Maharashtra govt to prepare SOPs to run the Mumbai local trains for select categories of people.
Railways’ finances have taken a further hit in light of the Covid lockdown, which brought passenger trains to a complete halt until the Shramik operations were launched in May.
Zonal railways have given suggestions on how to merge services at the lower levels. Merger of 8 existing rail services was approved by Union Cabinet last December.