Indian Railways: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CAG report on Railways

On September 23, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India submitted its report on Indian Railways in the Parliament. The report was tabled in both the houses of the Parliament. The report was titled “Assessment and Utilisation of Locomotives and Production and Maintenance of LHB coaches in Indian Railways”. Key findings of the Report ..

Induction of Ninja UAV by Indian railways for better surveillance

The railway has inducted unmanned aerial vehicles named Ninja for monitoring tracks and workshops and enhancing security surveillance systems. The drone technology will also be used in rescue, recovery, restoration operations at disaster sites. A team of Railway Protection Force has been trained for drone operation, surveillance and maintenance. A total of 9 drones have ..

Indian Railways to observe ‘Cleanliness Week’ from August 10

Indian Railways has decided to observe ‘Cleanliness Week’ starting from August 10 till August 15 in order to give the message of the importance and significance of cleanliness for the national transporter. What will the Indian Railways do? During this week, the Indian Railways has decided to launch a special cleanliness drive and also special ..

First ‘Kisan Rail’ to ply between Maharashtra and Bihar

The Railways has decided to commence its ‘Kisan Rail’ services to transport perishable goods from August 07 onwards and the first train will be flagged off via video conferencing by the Union Minister of Agriculture and that of the Railways. This train will run between Maharashtra and Bihar and will carry vegetables and fruits. Details ..

New Track Construction (NTC) Machine Used for the First Time by Indian Railways

Indian Railways has, for the first time, used the New Track Construction (NTC) machine in order to construct the Khurja-Dadri Section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. At present, seven such machines have been deployed along the Dedicated Freight Corridor alignment. Four out of these seven machines are deployed in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor ..