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India’s first high-speed electric locomotive flagged off from Bihar

India’s first high-speed electric locomotive has been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Madhepura Electric Locomotive Factory in Bihar on April 10, 2018. It has a 12000 horsepower (HP) engine with a maximum speed of 110 km per hour. The first big Make-in-India project is developed & completed in collaboration with French ..

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MMRDA signs an agreement with DMRC for developing Metro-6 corridor

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) ) has signed an agreement with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on December 20, 2017 to execute the Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Metro VI corridor. As per the agreement, DMRC will invite bids and assign contracts for execution of civil work and for procurement of systems and services required ..

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Indian railways installs Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in West Bengal

Indian railways has installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system at Kharagpur in West Bengal, which will enable station masters to set 800 different routes for trains in a matter of minutes. Interlocking is a railway signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements of trains through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings. ..

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India’s first bullet train project “MAHSR” to be built with help of Japan

India’s first bullet train project “Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor” will be launched during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September 12-14, 2017. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the bullet train project with the laying of foundation stone and a ground breaking ceremony. This is expected to take ..

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Union Cabinet gives a green signal to the Kochi Metro Rail

The Union Cabinet gave the green signal for the Rs.5,128-crore Kochi Metro Rail project, one of the largest social infrastructure initiatives to be launched in in recent years. The project would be completed in 3 years. The most significant part of the approval is that the Kochi metro project would be implemented on the Chennai ..

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Railways reduces ‘Tatkal’ reservation period to 1 day to check misuse

Measures taken by the Railways to prevent the misuse of Tatkal travel scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements during opening hours of the reservation counters. The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station. For example, if train is to ..

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