Category Archives: Infrastructure

LIC to invest $24BN in Indian Railways

Just within fifteen days of presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16, the Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu fulfilled yet another commitment of his Budget announcement by achieving the highest ever funding of $24 billion (Rs 150,000 crore) for Railways from

Use of Alternate Fuel on Indian Railways

Based on expert advice from Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Indian Railways Organisation for Alternate Fuels (IROAF), it was decided to blend 5 per cent Bio-diesel on diesel locomotives. Dual fuel engines with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and

Indian Railways’ dedicated freight corridors work on full swing

Indian minister of state for railways, Manoj Sinha has said that the ministry of Railways has sanctioned implementation of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) with freight train speeds of maximum 100 Kmph. Alignment for

Indian Railways to invest $532BN, says Suresh Prabhu

Addressing the CII National Council meeting recently, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways mentioned that huge investments required to achieve the ambitious targets of investments to the tune of $532 billion (Rs.8.5 lac crores) would be made available through the use

Indian Railways to spend Rs 40 Cr on renewable energy

In order to reduce dependency on conventional power, Indian Railways will be spending Rs. 40 crore in the year 2015-16 on wind power and solar plant works. It is proposed to blend 5 per cent Bio-diesel to diesel to be

Indian Railways to develop railway infrastructure with state cooperation

Seeking cooperation from State Government to develop railway infrastructure like Stations, Road Under Bridges, Road Over Bridges, laying of additional lines etc. is a continuous and ongoing process. This is coordinated by various levels of Ministry of Railways and as

Indian Railways constructing 154 new lines

With the objective of extending Railway line connectivity across the country, Indian Railways is developing up 154 new line projects for construction of 17129 Km of New Lines at a total cost of Rs 163448 crore for laying additional New

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Lumding-Silchar broad gauge railway line project

Indian Railway Minister,  Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Lumding-Silchar broad gauge section (Assam) by flagging off a goods train via video conferencing at a function recently. The passenger train services will be started soon on this section. This is a landmark

Manoj Sinha inaugurates high tech locomotive component manufacturing facility in Baramati

Indian Minister of State for Railways (MoSR), Manoj Sinha on February 15, 2015 inaugurated the High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility at Bharat Forge Centre for Advanced Manufacturing in Baramati in presence of Member of Parliament and Chairman – Standing

Indian Railways to procure power through bidding

The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has announced that Railways proposes to procure power through the bidding process at economical tariff from generating companies, power exchanges, and bilateral arrangements. This initiative is likely to result in substantial savings