Railway modernization Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Railway Electrification: New record

The Indian Railways has achieved the highest ever electrification of sections during 2020-21. It has covered 6,015 kilo metres of electrification in a single year. This is 37% higher than that achieved in 2019-20. About the achievements The Broad-Gauge network of Indian Railway currently stand at 63,949 kilo metres. Of this 71% has been electrified. ..

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India’s first double stack long-haul container train

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently flagged off the first double stack long-haul container train from New Ateli in Haryana to New Kishanganj in Rajasthan. What are the Key Features of the Double Stack Long-Haul Container Train? The train is to be operated in the 360-km long Rewari-Madar Section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. ..

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What is Billimora-Waghai Line?

The Billimora Waghai Line is a 107-year-old narrow gauge railway line in Gujarat. In 2018, it was one among the 5 routes put forth by the Indian Railways for preservation as ‘industrial heritage’. However, it is now being scrapped due to economic constraints. Why is it news? It is one of the 11 such lines ..

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Indian Railways to introduce Made in India Innovations

The Railway Board is to introduce 20 Made in India innovations to make train journeys of passengers comfortable and safe. Highlights The innovations include Ultrasonic detection of rails, natural water coolers, bell system, real time CCTV footage, air quality monitoring, unreserved tickets through applications, etc. The innovations were all based on indigenous technologies and will ..

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