Jul 23, 2017

4 from Mumbai railway division in Women's World Cup final



The crackers have been bought and the band wallas, alerted. At the Raut household in Borivli's modest MHB colony, there is barely any doubt about India's chances in the Women's World Cup 2017 final against England today. "We will surely win," says 51-year-old Ganesh Raut, who had a rather reassuring phone conversation last morning with his daughter "Pundya" aka batswoman Punam Raut. "I asked her if they were feeling any pressure about facing England on their home ground. She said the team is feeling confident after beating Australia in the semifinal," says an upbeat Ganesh, a driver who was instrumental in shaping his 27-year-old daughter's sporting career.

Prioritise freight corridor and bullet train: Railway board



AHMEDABAD: Railway Boardchairman, A.K. Mital held a review meeting on Saturday at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and reviewed the progress of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project.

Mital in a meeting directed the officials to put the dedicated freight corridor and bullet train project on the fast track. He reviewed the progress of various ongoing projects in the state of Gujarat & Rajasthan, such as doubling work, laying of new lines, gauge conversion projects, new survey, electrification work as well as the developments of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project to be undertaken by National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd and the progress of Phase I of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor between Rewari and Vadodara (920 km) being undertaken by Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation Ltd. Due to these projects, new economic zones will be developed which will lead to more industrial & economic progress of the region. This corridor will ensure faster transportation of freight traffic, will reduce transportation cost and will enable the Railways to ply goods traffic on set time tabled schedules. The speed of these goods trains will be at an average of 100 km/hr.

50% spurt in Indian flyers in two years, railways numbers down



CHENNAI: Airlines in India have registered a 50 per cent increase in the number of passengers carried over the past two years. Compared to 7 crore passengers in 2014-15, the 15 airlines in India carried 10.37 crore passengers in 2016-17, data released by Lok Sabha on Wednesday stated.

Railway ministry working on tech to take train speeds to over 600 kmph


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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu says the government is working with companies like Hyperloop to increase the speed of trains to more than 600 km per hour

A file photo of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

New Delhi: Union minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said the government’s premier think tank NITI Aayog had approved the ministry’s Rs18,000 crore proposal to increase speeds of the Gatiman Express on the two busiest corridors, Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata. Prabhu also said the government is working on increasing train speeds to more than 600km per hour.

Day after CAG blasts Railways for unhygienic food, IRCTC forms new policy to upgrade quality of meals


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A day after the CAG released a report critical of the food served in stations and trains, the Ministry of Railways today said the IRCTC has formed a new catering policy by unbundling the current services on trains.

A day after the CAG released a report critical of the food served in stations and trains, the Ministry of Railways today said the IRCTC has formed a new catering policy by unbundling the current services on trains. (Representative Photo: PTI)

If You Read CAG Report On Railway Catering, You’ll Never Eat Food In Trains, Stations



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The CAG report on Railways observed "a number of unauthorized vendors on platforms and trains".
New Delhi: An audit report compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has revealed major lapses in the catering services offered by the Indian Railways to passengers. The report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, was compiled after an inspection of 74 railway stations and 80 trains across India.

New Policy To Upgrade Railway Food Quality After Audit Termed It 'Unfit For Consumption'

In order to better the quality of food, IRCTC will set up new kitchens and upgrade the existing ones, the ministry said in an official statement.
CAG audit had termed food served at stations and in trains "unfit for human consumption"

NEW DELHI: A day after the CAG released a report critical of the food served in stations and trains, the Ministry of Railways today said the IRCTC has formed a new catering policy by unbundling the current services on trains.

Citizens write to BMRCL: Realign cantonment metro closer to railway station

BENGALURU: A series of letters have been sent to BMRCL from citizens to look into realigning the Cantonment metro station closer to the railway station. The metro project implementing agency has decided to deviate from its original plans of constructing the underground station at Cantonment to a playground near Bamboo Bazaar, which it claims is 250 m away from the railway station.

However, residents of Vasanth Nagar and suburban railway activists claim that the distance is more than 1 km between the two transit points.