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Indian Railways to become Net Zero Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network by 2030

Indian Railways is to utilize solar energy and become a complete “Green Mode of Transportation” by 2030. Highlights The present demand of the Indian Railways is to be fulfilled by the solar projects being deployed. In order to achieve this, the Indian Railways have already floated tenders for 2 GW of solar projects on unutilized ..

Indian Railways Achievements: 100% Punctuality, Longest Train

On July 2, 2020, the Indian Railways operated the longest freight train in the South East Central Railway Zone. The train was named “SeshNaag”. About SheshNaag SheshNaag had 251 wagons and was pulled by four electric locomotives. The locomotives were fitted in between the wagons. The train carried empty BOXN rakes. SheshNaag was 2.8 km ..

Railways to create 8 lakh employment opportunities for migrant workers

On June 24, 2020, the Indian Railways reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan through video conferencing. Highlights With the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan operating in states namely UP, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, the Indian Railways are to play huge role in the programme. The Indian Railways will engage 1000s of migrant ..

GreenCo Rating System

The implementation of the GreenCo Rating System in the Indian Railways was discussed recently in the Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry. About the System The GreenCo (or Green Company) Rating System was introduced by the CII to evaluate the ‘environment friendliness’ of companies. The system uses 10 parameters ..

Indian Railways conducts ‘Each for Equal’ campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day

The Indian Railways is conducting a ten-day long campaign from March 1 to 10 to celebrate the International Women’s Day (March 8). The theme of the campaign is ‘Each for Equal’, representing the gender equality. The Indian Railways is also focussing on #SheInspiresUs, which highlights the inspiring stories of women achievers. Under this campaign, the ..

Asansol Junction Railway Station

The first ever ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ was launched by the Indian Railways at the Asansol Junction Railway Station, along with other amenities for passengers.   Location: Asansol is located in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Asansol Junction Railway Station is a part of the Eastern Railway Zone. It is situated en route to Delhi ..

Indian Railways launches its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station

Indian Railways recently launched its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station, located in the state of West Bengal. The restaurant, which is to serve both the passengers and general public, is developed by refurbishing two over aged MEMU coaches. This addition in infrastructure is expected to generate non-fare revenue earnings of approximately Rs ..

RailMadad wins Silver in National e-Governance Award

RailMadad, the grievance redressal portal of Indian Railways, has won the National e-Governance Award for excellence in providing citizen-centric delivery. The new unified portal of Indian Railways, used for grievance, inquiry, and assistance, was awarded Silver under Category II of National e-Governance Awards. The National e-Governance Awards are presented by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) annually, ..