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West Central Railway First to Eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings

The West-Central Railway, headquartered in Jabalpur, has become the first Railway Zone on Indian Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings as of 31st August, 2015. Out of total 118 unmanned level crossings falling on West-Central Railways as on 1st April, 2014, 80 were eliminated in the financial year 2014-15 and the target of 66 and the remaining 38 have ...

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No Photo Identity Required Now to Book Tatkal Tickets in Railways but…

Giving a relative relief to passengers while booking a tatkal ticket, the Ministry of Railways has decided to relax the condition of providing photocopy of identity card or indicating its number at the time of purchase of Tatkal ticket. But carrying an ID is compulsory though. The new rule in Tatkal provisions will come into effect from 1st September, 2015 and the ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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Plant to Extract Diesel from Plastic for Railways to Be Reality Soon: Harshvardhan

Indian Railways will soon set up plants to extract diesel for mechanical traction with technology patented by scientists at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) Dehradun, announced Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology. The institute is the first of its kind to develop the capability to convert 1 tonne of broken plastic buckets, mugs, toothpaste tubes, bottle ...

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India’s Fastest Train Gatiman Express Linking Delhi-Agra to Start Soon

After three months of delay, the much-awaited 160km/hour Gatiman Express linking Delhi and Agra will begin its run soon once the safety clearance is given, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said, without giving the exact time it takes. The train would cover the 200 km distance in around 90 minutes and the coaches were manufactured in Kapurthala workshop for the ...

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Railways to digitize mapping, tap advertising potential

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that encroachment on the Railway Land is a serious issue and to counter this, digitized mapping of land records has been initiated and responsibility will be fixed on officials for any encroachments. Presenting Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he dwelt upon the resource mobilization by Railways. He informed the members ...

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