Indian Railways Current Affairs, GK & News

First train under ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme’

First Train under the “Bharat Gaurav Scheme” started from Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) to Shirdi (Maharashtra) by Indian Railways’ Southern Railway zone. Highlights Bharat Gaurav Train started on June 14, 2022 from Coimbatore North to Sainagar Shirdi. It will reach Sainagar Shirdi on June 16, 2022. 1100 passengers boarded the round-trip service from Coimbatore to Shirdi. ..

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Navdoot dual-mode locomotive

Navdoot is a battery-operated dual-mode locomotive developed by the West Central Railway (WCR) of the Indian Railways. What are the features of the Navdoot locomotive? Navdoot is a dual-mode locomotive, which means it runs on both modes i.e. battery and electricity. It can pull 18 coaches at a speed of 30 kmph. It has 84 ..

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Use of Bio-Diesel in Diesel Locos

The Indian Railways is planning to run its diesel locomotives fleet using bio-diesel. The Indian Railways has informed the Parliament that the B-5 bio-diesel has been tested for the operation of diesel locomotives by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO). Overview: Initially, bio-diesel might be used for running diesel locomotives on a pilot basis ..

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100% Electrification of Konkan Railways

The Konkan Railway Corporation has finished electrification of its entire 741-kilometer route that stretches from Roha, Maharashtra to Thokur, Karnataka. Overview: This electrification of the 741-kilometer stretch will bring about savings of fuel amounting to Rs 150 crore. It will also reduce the dependence on diesel along with ensuring pollution-free, seamless operations. By December 2023, ..

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Indian Railways’ First Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal

The first ‘Gati Shakti’ cargo terminal of Indian Railways’ was inaugurated in the Eastern Railway’s Asansol division. The cargo facility is expected to boost railway earnings by roughly Rs 11 crore per month. Overview: The Asansol division of Indian Railways has successfully commissioned a private siding of Maithan Power in Thaparnagar, Jharkhand, in accordance with ..

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