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Government forms committee to finalise operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’

The government has formed a committee under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to work out the operational modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’. In the recent budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to transport perishable goods. The proposed committee also includes representatives of the ..

Indian Railways organized Renewable Energy Investors Meet

On 9th January 2020, a Renewable Energy Investor’s Meet was organized in New Delhi by Indian Railways and a joint venture of Ministry of Railways & RITES Limited i.e Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) with an objective to spread information widely about the opportunities available under renewable energy in Indian Railways. Key benefits of ..

MoU for Phase 2 of e-Office Execution between Indian Railways and RailTel

Indian Railways with Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Railways, RailTel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the phase 2 of the project, after the accomplishment of Phase 1 of National Informatics Centre e-office for 50,000 users in 58 unit’s successful completion. In Phase 2, till 30th June 2020, the RailTel ..

Indian Railway to Install IP based Video Surveillance System

With a motive to strengthen security at Railway Stations, Indian Railways is in the urge of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations i.e At waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, etc. The recording of the video from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for ..

Operation Thirst launched by Indian Railway

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recently launched ‘Operation Thirst’ to crackdown the selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW). According to RPF, the operation was launched in all major railway stations across the country to curb the menace of unauthorized PDW in the premises of railway stations. During the operation, which was carried out ..

Vinod Kumar Yadav appointed as new Chairman of Railway Board

Vinod Kumar Yadav, the South Central Railway (SCR) general manager, has been appointed as Chairman of the Railway Board under the Ministry of Railways and ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Government of India. He succeeded Ashwani Lohani. Yadav led SCR to a creditable performance during his tenure as General Manager. The Zone recorded its best ..

Arun Jaitley head of newly constituted Group of Ministers (GoM) on stressed power assets

The Union government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to examine the specific recommendations of High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) constituted to address the issue of stressed power projects and forward their comments for consideration by the Union Cabinet. The panel, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, ..

Dharmendra Kumar appointed as new director general of Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Dharmendra Kumar, IPS (AGMU:84), has been appointed as the new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF). Presently, he is working in CISF as Additional DG. The appointment of Kumar will be effective from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The RPF is a security ..