Transport in Delhi: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

CAG report on Railway Finances

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently submitted a report on the finances of Indian railways in the Parliament. Some of the highlights of the report are The Indian Railways’ AC Chair Car was added to the list of service categories that generate operational profit. This is notable because over the past 5 years, only the ..

Delhi government to provide free rides to women in city buses and metro trains

The Delhi Cabinet has given “in principle” approval to the free-ride scheme of providing free rides for women in city buses and metro trains. For this cause, the Delhi Assembly also passed Supplementary Demands for Grants of Rs 290 crore. Of the Rs 290 crore, Rs 140 crore is for free rides for women in ..

Pakistan suspends Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service

On 8 August 2019, Pakistan suspended the Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu And Kashmir (J&K). Though, Indian Railways has clarified that the train has not been suspended & will run normally. The Samjhauta Express (also called the Friendship Express) consists of 6 sleeper coaches and an AC ..

Delhi-Noida Traffic to use only 4 lanes

From 20th March, commuters travelling from Delhi to Noida will use only four of the five lanes at the DND toll booth due to police checking at borders ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. While the DND has eight lanes each for both incoming and outgoing traffic, three of the Delhi-Noida lanes are being ..

“Vande Bharat Express flagged off by PM Modi

India’s first engine-less Semi-High Speed Train (SHST), “Vande Bharat Express” has been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on New Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi route train from the New Delhi Railway Station on 15th February 2019. Vande Bharat Express can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph and has travel classes like Shatabdi Train but ..

Delhi government launches Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC)

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has recently launched the ‘Zero Fatality Corridor’ (ZFC) to examine the cause for accidents and crashes on the stretch between Burari Chowk and Bhalswa chowk, located on the outer ring road. The aim of the pilot project is to reduce deaths to near zero levels on this particular stretch. The ..

Train 18 named as Vande Bharat Express

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 ..

Train 18: India’s first locomotive-less train

On December 2, India’s first locomotive-less train, known as Train 18, has breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run at Kota-Sawai Madhopur section in Rajasthan. When this indigenously designed train is made operational, it will become the country’s fastest train. Train 18 is capable of touching 200 kmph provided the rest of ..