Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicIndian Railways

Topic: Indian Railways

Adani railways, GMR Enterprises, Oberoi Realty among 9 bidders for Mumbai’s CST redevelopment

The redevelopment is part of the Railways' plans to transform stations into 'Railopolis' a mini smart city with mixed-use development, attracting huge investment opportunities.

Maharashtra to Tripura — Kisan Rail is helping Indian farmers deliver, even in a pandemic

Scalability is always a problem with Indian success stories. But that won’t be a problem with the Kisan Rail given the kilometres of tracks at its disposal.

How Indian Railways is trying to meet oxygen demand across states

The Indian Railways is looking to ferry over 360 metric tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), including to Delhi, by Tuesday.

Delhi govt urges railways to arrange 5,000 beds by deploying Covid-care coaches at 2 stations

In a letter to Railway Board Chairman, the Delhi Chief Secretary said facilities at govt & private hospitals are strained and there's an urgent need for more Covid bed facilities.

Rs 500 fine for not wearing mask on trains, railway premises, says Railways

The order also said that this would come into immediate effect for a period of six months till further instructions are issued in this regard.

No state has asked to stop train services yet, says Railway Board chairman Suneet Sharma

Addressing a press conference Friday, Sharma said the railways has highlighted that all Covid safety protocols are being followed by the states on the IRCTC's e-ticketing website.

Indian Railways will never be privatised, to remain with govt, Piyush Goyal tells Lok Sabha

The Railway Minister said Railways is the property of every Indian and will remain so. However, he said private investment should be encouraged for efficient functioning.

Full cooperation extended in fighting fire that killed 9 in Kolkata — Railway authorities

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee earlier said there was a lack of assistance from railway authorities in the firefighting operation and that senior railway officials were not present.

Railways to monetise assets worth Rs 54,000 cr to raise funds, has identified projects, land

List of projects identified for monetisation will be submitted to the NITI Aayog by next week. The railway ministry has been told to expeditiously take up projects for monetisation.

More exclusivity, alternate paths — what Railways could offer to private players to run trains

The final bids for 150 private trains, scheduled to begin operations on 109 routes by 2023, are expected to come by 31 March.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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