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The Ministry of Railways is planning an ambitious project to connect some of the most remote corners of India's Northeast to the rest of...
In a bid to take Indian railways to new heights, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is gearing up to connect Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang with...
More than half of Mumbai's population commutes by train. Western Railway ferries 35 lakh commuters every day and Central Railway 40 lakh, making for a daily total of 75 lakh commuters, in a city with a population of about 1.4 crore. Nearly 55 lakh of these commuters hold season tickets.
Indian Railways' plan to set up the Logistics Corporation of India - a proposed one-stop solution for all its logistics needs - may soon get the nod of the Union cabinet. Logistics focuses on managing the transfer of goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
A pilot project for this could be undertaken in the Mumbai suburban system, which has about 51 stations with 6.27 lakh square metre space. “The average roof area per station is 12,300 square metre. By just providing a ten per cent built up area (1250 square metre) to developers, railways can cover the average cost of construction and renovation of all stations,” says a proposal submitted to the Ministry.
The Rs 84,000-crore infrastructure company has appointed Anil P Gupta, an industry veteran as the president and head, infrastructure. Gupta will lead business strategy, growth plans and project execution. He was earlier president and country head of Honeywell International India and has worked with GE , ABB and NTPC.
Whenever he reads reports about the proposed Colaba-Bandra metro, plans for which are stuck for want of funds, BN Desai's mind goes back to the 1970s, when he and a team of nearly 40 officers of the Indian Railways were working on a project to build an underground metro along the same route up to the Santa Cruz airport.