Monthly Archives: March 2015

CNR Dalian Locomotive bags Kolkata Metro order

China based CNR Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Company Ltd has won an order to supply 14 trains for Kolkata Metro Rail. The new train will form the backbone of Metro Railway’s fleet in another two years. The new trains

Madhusudan Prasad appointed chairperson of MEGA

Central government has appointed Madhusudan Prasad, IAS, secretary of the urban development ministry, Government of India as chairperson of the Metro-link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Limited, as it has been made a joint venture special purpose vehicle (SPV)

Alstom bags Kochi Metro Rail order

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €9 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide receiving and auxiliary main substations for the Kochi metro. This contract includes high voltage cabling from the state grid for the new 25

Japanese Consort eyeing Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project

The Japanese consortium led by East Japan Railway Company is keen to take the contract for building the 500 km railway high speed network linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The just concluded 21st Indian Engineering & Technology Fair (IETF) 2015 organised

Western Railway extends weekly train service between Bandra to Allahabad

In order to clear extra rush of passenger traffic during forth coming Summer Vacation it has been decided to extend run of special train between Bandra Terminus – Allahabad. Train No. 09017 Bandra (T) – Allahabad Weekly Special train scheduled

Western Railway bust e ticket racket

Western Railway’s anti-tout squad of Mumbai division have conducted a check at Mishra Tours and Travels addressed at 3, Radhakant Chawl, Bihari Tekdi, Gamdevi Rd., Poisar, Kandivali (east). During the check the shop owner, Naresh Mishra, who was present, stated

Delhi Metro to launch interactive passengers system on March 31

India’s largest metro rail system, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be launching a new Passenger Information facility (Interactive Voice Response System – IVRS) on March 31, 2015. The system will be launched by DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh

Sale of tickets through ATVM and JTBS becoming popular over CVM

Indian Ministry of Railways have decided to phase out operation of CVM machines from April 1, 2015. Contrary to the notion, sale of tickets through automatic ticket vending machines (ATVMs) has been steadily increasing over the years from 10.74% in

TD Power Systems wins 10 traction alternators order from DLW

Bangalore based, leading manufacturer of AC alternators, TD Power Systems have won a contract from Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi (DLW) to supply 10 traction alternators. DLW is a production unit owned by Indian Railways and is the largest diesel-electric locomotive

Central Railway installs 658 ATVMs

In order to provide facilities to its customers, Central Railway has so far installed 658 automatic ticket vending machines (ATVMs). Central Railway has installed initially 383 ATVM in a phased manner at 74 suburban stations and considering the response of