becomes India's first train with 24 coaches to run at 130kmph
Eight other pairs of
trains under the North Central Railway zone managed to clock 130kmph on
becomes Indias first train with 24 coaches to run at 130kmph
On November 25, the
Prayagraj Express became the fastest train with 24 coaches operated by the
Indian Railways, clocking a speed of 130 kmph.
Yesterday, the Prayagraj
Express managed to become the longest train in India to run at 130 kmph, while
also reducing the commuting time between the cities by 40 minutes.
In another feat achieved
by the North Central Railway on November 25, eight other pairs of trains
managed to clock 130kmph; namely Manduadih-New Delhi, Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti
Express, Gorakhpur-Hisar, Bandra-Gorakhpur, Dibrugarh-New Delhi,
Bandra-Muzaffarpur, Saharsa-New Delhi, Rewa-New Delhi.
The Chief of Public
Relations at the North Central Railway (NCR), Ajeej Kumar Singh declared that
this would make the zone distinct, in that it now has over 100 trains running
at the speed of 130 kmph or more.
Suneet Sharma takes over as new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board
January 2, 2021 Appointment, Rail News
Shri Suneet Sharma,
has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to
Government of India. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the
appointment of Shri Suneet Sharma as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board. Prior
to this, Shri Suneet Sharma worked as General Manager, Eastern Railway.
Shri Suneet Sharma
joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice while he was
studying engineering at IIT Kanpur.
A graduate in
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering he has more than 40 years of experience
serving in the Indian Railways in various capacities.
He has done stints
in Operational working, maintenance in Sheds, Depots and Workshops.
He was Chief
Workshop Manager, Parel workshop in Mumbai, where he was instrumental in
manufacturing narrow gauge locomotives for hill railways.
He also restored
old steam narrow gauge locomotive for the heritage Matheran line near Mumbai.
During the 2006
Mumbai suburban train blasts, he was part of the team, which put the suburban
network on track within a few hours after the terror attack.
As ADRM, Mumbai
CST, he is credited with increasing the services of the suburban network, which
is considered the lifeline of Mumbai.
During the 2008
Mumbai terror attacks, he was part of the team that managed the aftermath of
the attacks at Mumbai CST, Central Railway.
As DRM, Pune he was
instrumental in adding infrastructure which brought about operational
As Chief Mechanical
Engineer diesel locomotive works, Varanasi he was team leader for starting
electric locomotive production. Conversion of diesel to electric locomotives
took place under his leadership in record time and for the first time anywhere
in the world.
As General Manager
Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli he set a record by doubling the out turn of the
much required modern passenger coaches in one year.
As General Manager,
Eastern Railway, he took the initiative in increasing the speed of goods trains
to a record level and for completing a number of infrastructure projects of new
lines and electrification which not only resulted in operational efficiency but
developed the local areas.
He is known for
bringing about systemic changes for ease of working and administrative reforms.
During the course
of his career, he has won many professional awards.
As General Manager
(Modern Coach Factory Raebareli) and Chief Mechanical Engineer (Banaras
Locomotive Works)) the factories won the award for best production units.
Suneet Sharma has
attended professional training in Germany and France and he has done an
advanced leadership and management course at Carnegie Mellon University in USA.
He has visited Iran
as a consultant for the manufacture of locomotives.
He is an avid
sportsman and has played Billiards and Snooker at a competitive level. He is
also a keen golfer and a badminton and squash player.
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food
& Public Distribution, reviews the progress of Bangalore Suburban Railway
The project should
be planned in futuristic manner to incorporate the growing needs of city like
should be based on Make In India policy and boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission.
Total length of
the project is 148 km and costs Rs. 15767 crore .
Project to be
completed by 2026.
Project was sanctioned by Cabinet on 21st October 2020.
Posted On: 11 JAN 2021 7:04PM by PIB Delhi
Shri Piyush Goyal Minister for Railways and Commerce
& Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution today reviewed the progress of Bangalore
Suburban Railway Project.
The Minister said that The project should be planned in
futuristic manner to incorporate the growing needs of city like Bengaluru.
He said that Suburban Project should be based on Make In
India policy and boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission.
The meeting attended by Senior officials of Railway Board
and Government of Karnataka.
It may be noted that Government of India had approved the
Ministry of Railways’ proposal for construction of Bengaluru Suburban Rail
Project Project (BSRP) in Bangalore City in the month of October.2020.
The project envisages construction of 4 Suburban Rail
Corridors with a total route length of 148.17 kms. The project will be
implemented by Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited
(KRIDE), a Joint Venture company set up by Ministry of Railways with Government
of Karnataka as a special purpose vehicle. The project is proposed to be
completed in 6 years at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,767 crores.
The project envisions creation of a dedicated Suburban
Railway system in Bengaluru city to provide a safe, accessible and comfortable
mode of public transport. The project will ease traffic congestion, enhance
rural-urban connectivity and provide a cleaner mobility solution to lakhs of
daily commuters. It will provide an economic, efficient and eco-friendly
transit alternative to the Garden City of Bengaluru. It will alleviate the
massive transport problem of Bengaluru and link all parts of the city in a
seamless fashion. By providing rapid connectivity to Bangalore International
Airport, IT Hubs and the Commercial centres, the rail-based network will boost
productivity and growth by reducing commuting time.
It will integrate multiple modes of transport like the
Metro, Railways and bus transport by constructing interchange hubs. This will
ensure smooth and seamless mode of transport to lakhs of daily commuters.
The project is expected to benefit the people by
providing a safe, efficient and environment friendly transport system,
Reduction in commuting time, Reduced fuel consumption, Reduction in capex on
road infrastructure , Reduction in pollution and accident, Enhanced Transit
Oriented Development (TOD) , Increase in value of land bank in the corridor and
generate additional revenue and Creation of jobs etc.
The project is expected to be completed by 2026.
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Current fiscal most challenging for Indian Railways:
Fri, 26 March, 2021, 6:42 pm·New
Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI)
Acknowledging that this fiscal was the 'most
challenging' for Indian Railways, Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said it was
time to rewrite the future of the national transporter as 'self-sustaining, punctual,
green and first choice of business'.
At a review meeting with
Railway Board members and general managers of zonal railways, Goyal said in the
future, the success of Indian Railways would define the success of the nation.
During the lockdown, all
services of the railways had come to a grinding halt and even now, only special
trains are plying.
'The year was the most
challenging for the railways. During COVID-19 the railways has demonstrated the
resolve to fight back and emerge stronger. The mindset of the railways has
transformed. The use of new technologies and innovation has created new
standards and benchmarks.
'It is the time to rewrite
the destiny and future of the railways which is self-sustaining, punctual,
passenger-friendly, safe, green and the first choice of businesses,' he said.
The railway minister said the
1,223 MT highest freight loading achieved this year is a message of positivity
to the nation. Also, the 5,900-km electrification achieved this year is the
highest ever, he said.
Goyal also complimented the
railway officers and staff for making 'extraordinary' efforts during the
pandemic to increase freight loading.
He also stressed on safety
measures to be adopted and directed officials to take pro-active steps towards
the same. The railways has continued to maintain high momentum in freight
figures in terms of loading, earning and speed in the month of March 2021.
Freight revenue for the year
2020-21 is Rs 1,14,652.47 crore as compared to Rs 1,12,358.83 crore last year
which is a growth of over 2 per cent, Goyal said. PTI ASG NSD NSD
You can't charge mobile, laptop in
trains during this time
Railways have also announced a slew of initiatives against smoking and carrying
inflammable items, which were apparently also the cause behind some of the
recent fires onboard train
March 31, 2021 | Updated 13:56 IST