Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express (08445/08446) was flagged off with modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches at Bhubaneswar railway station on Friday.
Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday (Aug 22), during his visit to Bolangir said that the Railway projects in Odisha will be given priority.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the average annual budget allocation in the railways for new lines, gauge conversion and doubling works, during 2014-19, has increased to Rs 26,026 crore per year from Rs 11,527 crore per year during 2009-14, which is 126 per cent more than average annual budget outlay of 2009-14.
Aswini, who is originally from Rajsthan, had assumed Odisha as the place of duty long back after he became an IAS officer of Odisha cadre. After long administrative experience, he entered politics by joining BJP and got elected to the Upper House with the help from BJD in Odisha.
From day one, PM Modi prefers a technocrat to pilot the 'lifeline of the nation'. He inducted Suresh Prabhu in 2014 to put the railways on the 'global track'. Vaishnaw's hands-on expertise in Transportation and Infrastructure has made the cut
New Delhi: A tweet from a passenger claiming that there were five bombs in the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express sent security forces into a tizzy and delayed the train, but the claim turned out to be a hoax, the railways said Friday. The passenger, who identifies himself as Sanjeev Singh Gurjar on Twitter, wrote on […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha House Committee on Railways headed by Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Tuesday met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum demanding more funds for the State. In the memorandum to Goyal, the panel reportedly demanded more budgetary allocation for new railway lines for Puri-Konark, Jajpur-Dhamra, Bargarh-Nuapada […]
New Delhi: Three stations in Rajasthan bagged top honours but none in the national capital figured in the top 10 list of railways’ cleanliness survey unveiled on Wednesday by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura were the top three ranking railway stations […]
New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday inducted the Commando for Railway Security (CORAS) here and promised to set up a commando training centre in Haryana to modernize and train commandos of the Railway Protection Force (RPF). At a function at the New Delhi railway station, Goyal inducted the first batch of the CORAS […]
New Delhi: There is no proposal to hike rail fare even as price of diesel has gone up as a result of increase in excise duty and cess, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. “At present, there is no proposal to change fares because of diesel price increase,” he said. […]
New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said there was “no question” of privatisation of the railways, but said the ministry will invite investments for new lines and projects in national interest. Addressing the Lok Sabha on the issue of Demands for Grants of the railways, Goyal said track kilometre grew from 77,609 km […]
Panaji: Some sections of the Indian Railways could be opened up for investment from the private sector which could operate its own railway lines in return for licence fees, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. Goyal also said that the private sector investment was necessary if the Indian Railways was to raise Rs 50 […]
New Delhi: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal recently held a high level review meeting with senior railway officials and all General Managers of Zonal Railways/Production Units and Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) through Video Conferencing in Rail Bhawan. During the meeting, Goyal called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a […]
By Deepak Sharma New Delhi: After launching its biggest crackdown on railway ticket agents and touts, the Special Intelligence Branch of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is now probing the role of insiders involved in the racket which runs into several crores. The RPF has sought details from the commercial department of the railways about […]
New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a charge-sheet against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav, a top Railway Board official, RJD MP P.C. Gupta and others in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities in the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case. A Central Bureau of Investigation […]
Weeks before they were to appear for their exams, children of around 3,000 employees of railway and coal ministries in Delhi received a personalised letter from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, along with a copy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’, asking them to take lessons from it, sources have revealed.
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central government is mulling to withdraw the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges which are currently applicable on payments made via debit or credit card for train bookings by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). If the MDR charges are removed, train passengers will have to shell out less for tickets as […]
New Delhi: Union minister Piyush Goyal today said the flexi fare scheme of the Railways, which helped it earn an additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year, may be amended to ensure that it brings in revenues without taxing passengers. “People have brought to my notice the issue of the flexi fare scheme. […]
New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services. In a letter addressed to all zonal general managers, the railway board has said that Goyal has asked that […]
Sambalpur/New Delhi: The wait for commuters finally got over as Rourkela-Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express’ extension to Sambalpur was flagged off today through video conferencing. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the service through video conferencing from New Delhi. However, the regular train service in the extended portion will start from August 13. 18109 Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Link Express […]
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the alleged irregularities in the tender of two IRCTC hotels to private companies by then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, may question few railway officials soon, officials said on Saturday. According to the investigating agency officials, it has collected the documents and files pertaining to […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting for more trains via Nayagarh. The CM also reminded the Union Minister about pending railway projects and a daily Bhubaneswar-Khurda-Mumbai train named after legendary Odia warrior Buxi Jagabandhu. CM Naveen first thanked Railway Minister Prabhu for the new rail connectivity to Nayagarh […]
Bhubaneswar: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has accepted a proposal for a new railway line in Odisha within three minutes of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offering on Twitter to share half of the project cost. Patnaik proposed the new line between Puri and Konark on the microblogging site at 10.05 PM last night and it was […]
Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday won appreciation as his swift action led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man who allegedly misbehaved with a girl student while she was travelling in the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express on Thursday. Dharanidhar Pradhan, Inspector, GRP, Bhadrak said that the girl, who was travelling alone in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off extension of two trains in two different routes and laid foundation stone of various railway projects through video conferencing at the Bhubaneswar Railway station here on Monday. Prabhu along with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger train up to newly built […]