Free Press Journal
  • Railways plans to equip 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

    It will cover 7,300 stations in rural and remote areas that will serve not only the passengers but also the local masses.  The railway stations in the rural areas will have kiosks for the local population.

  • Indian railways to install ‘Trinetra’ to enable trains to run on full speed in dense fog

    New Delhi: Beginning January, the Indian Railways is installing a new device, ‘Trinetra,’ meaning the ‘Third Eye’ on passenger trains to allow full speed in dense fog without compromising on safety.  Trial runs will be conducted on 100 trains. All trains on the Northern Railway, which are most afflicted by the fog, will be equipped with this device before next winter.

  • Indian Railways flags off first AC local train Mumbai commuters

    Mumbai: The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

  • All railway stations to be 100 per cent LED lit by April 2018: Indian Railways

    New Delhi: In an eco-friendly measure to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways today said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018. The railways said it was actively working to provide 100 per cent LED lighting for energy needs in railway staff colonies, stations and platforms.

  • Mumbai: Western Railways to soon install solar panels on Churchgate-Virar route

    Mumbai: Under the ‘Mission 41K’ scheme, the Indian Railways aims to save electricity bills to the tune of Rs 41,000 cr in next ten years. A railway official said that the Western Railways (WR) will soon install solar panels on the Churchgate-Virar route which will save the electricity bills. The WR has identified 23 locations on its Churchgate-Virar route, which also includes railway stations.

  • City to get Metro-local hybrid for Mumbai-Navi Mumbai route

    Mumbai: In a good news for the Mumbaikars, very soon rail commuters can enjoy the Metro experience on the commute between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai — air-conditioned coaches, automated doors, and high speeds. As a cost-saving measure, the authorities have now decided to use Metro-style rakes on the two lines planned between the sister cities — the CSMT- Panvel fast line elevated corridor and the Mumbai airport- Navi Mumbai airport corridor.

  • India needs an overall energy policy: Pradhan

    New Delhi : Renewing the call for bringing natural gas under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, India’s Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on Tuesday, said the country needs an overarching policy covering various energy verticals in order to achieve self-sufficiency and security in this critical sector. Furthermore, defending the union government’s target of doubling refinery-capacity to 600 million tonnes, Pradhan, speaking at an energy conclave in the capital, said that all

  • Rlys tender for 7,000 km track electrification by Mar

    New Delhi : The Indian Railways (IR) is looking to float tenders for electrification of 7,000-km of track by March 2018 under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode, a source told Cogencis.

  • Total cumulative savings from 2015 to 2017 reaches `5,636 cr

    New Delhi : In a major strategy to reduce the cost of its electric traction energy bill, Indian Railways (IR) has succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April, 2015 to October, 2017against the ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under open access arrangements. This cumulative figure is likely to further go up to Rs 6,927 crore by the end of the current financial year by March, 2018.

  • New toilets in trains no better than septic tanks: IIT-M study

    A new kind of toilet using bacteria to break down human excreta has been deployed in Indian trains over four years to 2017, at a cost of Rs 1,305 crore, but this toilet is no better than a septic tank, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has concluded after a two-year long study.

  • Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal

    New Delhi: Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway safety app for women yet to receive alert, year after launch

    Mumbai: In a blow to the Western Railway, nearly a year after the launch of ‘Eye-Watch’, a safety app to improve security of women commuters travelling on Western Railway, the control room set up by the RPF at Churchgate to monitor activities is yet to receive a distress alert by the concerned women.