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Govt to sell stake in Railway PSUs to generate funds and initiate IPOs

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 20:01
July 23: The central government is in discussion with the Railway Board in order to sell stake in some profit-making infrastructure firms under the Indian Railways, thereby helping them raise funds for ...

After CAG rap, railways take PPP policy back to drawing board

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 01:46
The Railways has to be clear in its objective on whether it wants to bring in efficiency by associating with private players or whether they are merely seeking an alternative source of funding

Railways draft PPP models becomes Plan panel's grudge again

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 19:28
In a move to boost private participation, the Indian Railways is gearing to streamline its existing public private partnership policy. The national transporter is in final stages of framing model concession agreements under the various models ...

Bangalore's Rajdhani Express to get disposable linen

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 18:45
New Delhi, July 22: Indian Railways is planning to soon try disposable bed linen in the Bangalore Rajdhani Express, reported media. Among other initiatives that the Railways is planning for giving you a "clean experience" are bio-toilets, pest-free train coaches

Govt looking at stake sale in rail infra companies

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:32
There are about half a dozen companies which are managed by Indian Railways. These include RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC, and RailTel Corporation.

Government looking at stake sale in Rail infrastructure companies

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:13
There are about half a dozen companies which are managed by Indian Railways. These include RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC, and RailTel Corporation.

Cleanliness drive: Disposable bed linen in Rajdhani Express!

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:54
The Railways is planning to soon try disposable bed linen, on an experimental basis, in the Bangalore Rajdhani Express.

Railways' cleanliness drive: Expect innovations completely Indian

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 01:10
The Railways is planning to soon try disposable bed linen, on an experimental basis, in the Bangalore Rajdhani Express

Will budget reforms help the Railways get back on track?

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 23:09
While the government's intention is to revamp the country's rail network , a half-hearted attempt at creating a more efficient organisation could derail the whole process

Railways to eliminate direct discharge toilets by 2021-22

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:55
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS): Indian Railways plans to eliminate direct discharge type toilet systems from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by March 31, 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been informed.

Clear the track for private players

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 21:15
Indian Railways is in dire need of funds to enable it to act as the backbone of supply chain systems in India. In this context, the Narendra Modi government’s Rail Budget inviting foreign direct investment is to be welcomed by all stakeholders.

Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 10:47
Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches.

Railways to have derailment detector device

Sun, 20/07/2014 - 10:23
New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches.

Despite higher Plan outlay, asset creation by Railways at slow pace

Sat, 19/07/2014 - 21:08
Despite a 10 per cent increase in the total plan outlay of Indian Railways for 2014-15 and a sharp spike in investment on new lines, doubling and gauge conversion, the route-km to be added is down by a third.

Railways’ model concession pact for public-private projects draws flak

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 23:32
The Railway Ministry’s model concession agreement (MCA) for participative policies has been vetted by the Law Ministry, and is waiting the final nod of the Minister. The move comes even...

CAG cautions against Railways style of handling PPP projects

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 19:20
Says may lead to delays in project execution and additional financial burden of Rs 128 crore

Indian Rlys fail to follow standard rules in PPP projects execution

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 17:38
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its audit report today said that Indian Railways have failed to follow standard rules in selection of private players, according to a media report.

CAG asks railways to frame 'model concession agreement'

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 13:59
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has asked Indian Railways to frame a 'model concession agreement' for executing its projects within the stipulated time-frame, and adopting an uniform approach to all public private partnership (PPP) projects.

Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:57
Indian Railways has amended its Tatkal rules but didn't bother to inform the people to whom it matters the most - the passengers.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor to cost Rs.63,000 crore

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 19:16
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indian Railways' ambition to develop a high speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is estimated to cost Rs.63,000 crore. According to a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said two feasibility studies have been conducted on the corridor. "Two studies - one a joint feasibility study, co-financed by India ...

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