Avishek G Dastidar


Kharagpur: Beyer Garratt steam locomotive inches closer to commercial runs
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

On Saturday, it was trialled on the 22 km of the main line in South Eastern Railway between Kharagpur and Midnapore. This 1929-born broad gauge Garratt locomotive is touted as a “mighty beast” by railway enthusiasts and officials alike.

Haryana: Railway demands action after gateman’s hand is chopped off
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

After hearing the news, trackmen on the section blocked train traffic in the morning, protesting the lack of safety. Railways has decided to install CCTVs in such remote, mid-section level crossings for security.

In five months, Indian Railways removes all unmanned crossings on major routes
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Indian Railways: Since 2007-08, 1,272 people have died in accidents at unmanned level crossings, the highest being in 2011-12, when 204 were killed.

After initial questions, government clears 100% Railways electrification
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

When complete, this will make Indian Railways one of the largest electrified railway networks in the world — after China, which has 87,000 km electrified — and the only large railway with 100 per cent electrification.

Asia’s first narrow-gauge line in Gujarat set to broaden
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Commercially working narrow-gauge lines are pretty much nonexistent in the world, other than some hill railways in India, and this is an effort by the Railways to save them from extinction.

Land acquisition for Bullet train project: Progress in Palghar, officials hope to meet December deadline
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

Of the 28 villages in Palghar taluk, joint measurement survey has been conducted in 11 and is set to be conducted in five others in the next few days

Bullet train returns Vad to Vadodara
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

To be opened by the end of 2022, the three-level Vadodara station, which is part of the bullet train corridor, will replace the existing structure and will include a passenger reservation office, a supervisor office, a government railway police facility and other installations.

First bullet train likely to run from Surat to Billimora in 2022
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The NDA government wishes to run the first bullet train by August 15, 2022 to coincide the occasion with 75 years of Independence.

Tree relocation and container depot: Bullet train project work in full swing in Ahmedabad
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

There are around 2,500 trees on the campus and NHSRCL is trying to relocate all of them, some along the boundary of the site. Between uprooting and replanting comes a process to apply anti-fungal chemicals to the roots.

Bullet train project: New satellite station in Vadodara to manufacture India’s longest girder
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

To be built at a cost of Rs 40 crore from the NHSRCL budget, the station will consist of three floors and modern facilities.

Tree relocation, container depot, terminal hub: Bullet train work in full swing in Ahmedabad
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

There are around 2,500 trees in the decades-old, lush green campus and NHSRCL is trying to relocate all of them, some along the boundary of the site.

Cattle dying on tracks: Numbers double in one year
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

How do cows die in India? Strange as it may sound, but it seems more and more are dying after coming under speeding trains across the country.

Relief in flexi-fares for premium trains on the cards
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Talks are on in the ministry to introduce an experimental one-month suspension of flexi-fare system in some trains during the lean season, around September, sources have told The Indian Express.

A jerk-free ride on trains soon: Couplers that join coaches to be replaced in Rajdhani, Shatabdi
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Trains running with these new couplers are found to have finally eliminated the age-old problem of the jerks and a kind of swaying which passengers of the premium trains have been complaining about for ages.

India’s first rail varsity to launch on September 5
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

The Railways has identified a 100-acre plot in Vadodara for the greenfield campus and is in talks with the Gujarat government to acquire it.

Kerala: Railways takes 25,000 migrant labourers back to home states
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Kerala Floods: According to official estimates, there are more than 2.5 million migrant labourers working in Kerala, coming from other states and even Nepal and Bangladesh.

Golden Quadrilateral: Vajpayee’s biggest infra effort in roadways
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

The Golden Quadrilateral or “GQ” was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s first dream project and is enshrined as the biggest infrastructure intervention in the roadways sector in post-Independent India.

Railway cleanliness survey: Jodhpur tops clean station list, Varanasi slips from 14 to 69
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

The three-tier third-party audit-cum-survey done by Quality Council of India (QCI), which did last year’s audit as well, at the behest of Railways comprises a detailed evaluation by assesors, direct observation and lastly, feedback from passengers.

RRB Group C ALP, Technician exams: Record 74% candidates turn up on day 1
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

As many as 3,59,605 candidates appeared in 160 cities ranging from Srinagar and Samba in Jammu and Kashmir, Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to Neharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh on Day 1.

RRB ALP Technician exam today, 47.5 lakh to take test
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Around 60,000 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians that were notified by the Railway Recruitment Boards will be filled through the exam to be held over 10 days — from August 9 to 31.