Rail transport in India Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • East Coast Railway zone • Rail transport in India • South Coast Railway zone • Srikakulam Road railway station • States and union territories of India • Vijayawada railway division • Visakhapatnam • Visakhapatnam railway station
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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Indian Railways • Mahalaxmi railway station • Mumbai • Mumbai WR railway division • Rail transport in India • States and union territories of India • Transport in Maharashtra • Transport in Mumbai • Western Railway zone
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 ..
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 ..
The Indian Railways has named the indigenously manufactured Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express. The train is set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160kmph. The 16-coach train is designed and manufactured by the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at a cost of approx Rs 97 crore. It is regarded ..
Topics: Express trains in India • Higher-speed rail • Indian Railways • Integral Coach Factory • Passenger rail transport • Rail transport • Rail transport in India • Rolling stock manufacturers of India • Shatabdi • Shatabdi Express • Transport in Delhi • Vande Bharat Express