Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicRailway ministry

Topic: railway ministry

How Gati Shakti master plan has pulled ministries out of silos, is helping plan projects better

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, a Rs 100 lakh-crore project for developing infra, is increasing synergy across ministries, which is expected to speed up implementation.

50% SC, ST, OBC posts lying vacant in 10 ministries, home & railways top the list: Report

Home ministry has more SC & OBC posts lying vacant than those reserved for ST, says a report by Standing Committee on Personnel & Law submitted in Parliament this week.

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.

Dome-shaped terminals, basement parking — what New Delhi station revamp plan looks like

The project will attract foreign investors & private players, and is expected to incur a capital expenditure of over Rs 4,800 crore.

Railways draws up big plan to double its loading capacity by 2024, calls for ‘reinvention’

In a letter, the Railway Board lists several steps needed to boost infrastructure to achieve the target. It also says funds will be made available based on the Railways' performance.

Modi govt move to cut 24 Railway Board posts ‘put on hold after officers raise questions’ 

In September, Ministry of Railways issued an order listing 24 posts to be removed immediately from Railway Board, as part of a bid to have a leaner rail bureaucracy. 

Railways studying new mechanism to regulate private train fares, Goyal now tells Lok Sabha

In August, the Indian Railways had told interested companies that the fares for private trains will not be regulated by any authority.

Begging on trains could soon be decriminalised as railways ministry reviews redundant laws

The Railways ministry is reviewing laws that have seldom been used or are redundant to reduce the burden on the judiciary.

Concerned over delays, PMO to now access railways portal to directly monitor projects

Railway ministry gives PMO access to its internal monitoring system e-Drishti. Senior ministry officials directed to keep check on details and make sure portal is regularly updated.

Rail Board chief counters ICF on Vande Bharat deadline, says 44 trains will roll out in 2-3 yrs

Chairman V.K. Yadav said Integral Coach Factory, Rail Coach Factory and Modern Coach Factory will together manufacture the Vande Bharat trains, which will cut down time.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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