Rail transport in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Railways launchs its first-ever ‘fun zone’ for kids in Visakhapatnam railway station

Indian Railways has launched its first-of-its-kind ‘fun zone’ for kids at the Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh. The games ranging from video shooting to other indoor games aim to keep children engaged during long waiting hours at platforms. The fun zone will have all the high-tech gaming activities at par with game parlours. It ..

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Tinsukia Railway Junction to get WiFi

The Tinsukia Junction in Assam has become India’s 4000th railway station to receive free public WiFi. The Indian Railway claims that they having been rolling out free WiFi for the public in over 83 stations per day. The Indian Railways claims that they have rolled out WiFi in over 1000 stations in a record time ..

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Indian Railway’s first printing press heritage gallery opened in Mumbai

The Western Railway (WR) has opened the first-of-its-kind printing press heritage gallery of the Indian Railways at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai. With this, the Western Railway Mahalaxmi General Stores Depot (GSD) has become the first in Indian Railways to portray a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press ..

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Southern Coast Railway to be headquartered at Visakhapatnam

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has recently announced a new railway zone of the Indian Railways, named as Southern Coast Railway (SCoR). This new 18th railway zone of the country will be headquartered at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the ..

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National Federation of Indian Railwaymen oppsoes Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

The railway workers union — National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has recently opposed the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. They asked the government to first prioritize work on existing train routes instead of focusing on the bullet train. Before the bullet train starts running, it is important to undertake repairs and maintenance work of the ..

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