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  • South Central Railway has put one more step forward towards installation of Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and successfully commissioned the project for a distance of 21.5 Kms on 30th October, 2020 between Umri & Sivungaon stations in Mudkhed – Secunderabad section of Hyderabad Division. The installation & commissioning of TCAS between these sections by South Central Railway is for the first time on Indian Railways after development stage and marks the beginning of installation of TCAS project. The project was installed and executed by M/s. Medha.  During the development [...]
  • With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting the country, the railways had to initially stop passenger services to curb the spread of Coronavirus and for the safety of the passengers. Gradually, with time, services were reintroduced in a phased manner. Though, the freight services were doing well, as special trains were introduced to carry essential commodities, as well as medical supplies to every corner of the country.  Despite the lockdown, when there were shortage of labour, as well as transport constraints for loading and unloading, Western Railway was not deterred and performed [...]
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) has recently issued Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s Ghaziabad Mechfab (P) Ltd. for the civil works for remodeling of Ajronda Metro Depot cum Workshop at the total cost of Rs. 48.53 crore.  The work shall be completed within 21 months. In June this year, the DMRC had invited online open e-tenders for the work “Contract DC-25:  Civil works for Remodeling, Construction of Ajronda Metro Depot cum Workshop and Inspection Bay Line including Design, Fabrication, Supply, Erection of Pre-Fabricated Steel Roof Structure, Roof [...]
  • Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board, Shri Pradeep Kumar has visited NCRTC corporate office on 30th October, 2020. NCRTC Team briefed him about India’s first RRTS project and elaborated how advance technologies like CDE, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Primavera, SPEED (an in-house IT project monitoring tool), Drones etc are being leveraged for efficient implementation of the project. Member (Infrastructure) took a keen interest in the adoption of ETCS Level-2 Signalling system in RRTS project.  Shri Kumar also appreciated the pace at which civil construction is underway for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor and the [...]
  • The Ministry of Railways has implemented freight policies to attract and facilitate freight customers. To achieve this goal, customers are being made aware that transportation by rail is not just economical, but also environment friendly. In line with this, Western Railway, under the dynamic leadership & able guidance of Shri Alok Kansal – General Manager is also implementing various initiatives to make transportation and booking freight by rail, more customer oriented. Earlier, Western Railway, has set up multi-disciplinary Business Development Units (BDU) at Zonal Headquarters and its Divisional Units.  These [...]
  • Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on 27.10.2020 officially dedicated its Sector – 50 Metro Station to the Transgender Community. This station was unveiled as “Pride Station” by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U. P. and Shri Pankaj Singh, Hon’ble MLA, Noida, U. P. in the presence of Smt. Ritu Maheshwari, Managing Director / NMRC and CEO (Noida Authority). Shri Praveen Mishra, Executive Director / NMRC & ACEO (Noida Authority), Shri R. K. Saxena, Chief Operating Officer / NMRC, Shri Manoj Vajpayee, GM (Technical) / NMRC, [...]
  • Application: The temperature of the Axle is one of the most crucial things that are to be checked to ensure the safety of any train, be it goods or passenger trains, as the same can indicate the health of the bearing of the wheels accurately. A hot axle can lead to a multitude of issues, the most dangerous and severe being loss of life. So, to ensure the safety of the passengers as well as smooth operations, the Indian Railways conducts regular check-ups of the axle temperature and any trains [...]
  • Shri Suneet Sharma, General Manager/Eastern Railway in a virtual meeting with the Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers at ER’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place on 28.10.2020 advised all concerned to increase the average speed of freight trains for transport of essential commodities and other inputs in different parts of the country. It may be noted that Eastern Railway has already increased the average speed of running of the freight trains considerably and General Manager/Eastern Railway advised to watch the progress constantly and vigilantly. GM/ER also emphasized o­n the functioning [...]
  • Northern Railway is celebrating the Vigilance Awareness Week 2020 from 27.10.2020 to 02.11.2020. As part of ongoing activities during Vigilance Awareness Week, Northern Railway organized a Vendor Meet at Baroda House, New Delhi on 29.10.2020. Due to challenges of Pandemic Covid-19 and the norms of social distancing, the Vendor Meet was held on Digital Platform. One of the main focus areas of the Vendor Meet was ‘Ease of Doing Business’ with Railways. This Vendor Meet was inaugurated by Shri Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway.  While addressing the participants in [...]
  • In a major achievement Agra division of North Central Railway surpassed last year freight loading on 27th October 2020 and became one of the top two divisions having achieved this so far in the current financial year. As on 27th October 2020 Agra division has loaded 2.50 million tonnes freight in current financial year crossing 2.49 million tonnes freight loaded in the same period of last financial year. With positive contribution coming from all three divisions, NCR has loaded more freight consecutively since last 04 months as compared to last [...]

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