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Central Railway studying Rs 20,000 crore makeover plan to ease pressure on suburban system

September 2016

In a major makeover plan for the much-stressed Central Railway (CR) suburban system, the management is studying an ambitious Rs 20,000 crore plan imp...

Central Railway, CR tracks, Akhil Agrawal, Suresh Prabhu, Trains, Central Railway suburban system

Around 2 billion people in the world deprived access to electricity

August 2016

More than 400 business enterprises, financial institutions and government have renewed their commitment in supporting India achieve national climate ...

Financial institutions, India Energy Access Summit, Sustainable energy, Suresh Prabhu, Government of India, Decentralisation, Energy grid, Richard Verma, United States of America to India, Electricity

Railways goes solar, to fit solar panels on coaches

August 2016

According to officials, the Indian Railways (IR) will provide 20 non-air conditioned coaches fitted with solar panels to Kangra Valley and Kalka-Shim...

Indian Railways, Solar panels, Railways Minister, Suresh Prabhu

India gets its longest tunnel (11.55 km)

August 2016

Work has commenced on Indian Railway’s longest tunnel – the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway line in Manipur. The 111-km-long new broad g...

Indian Railway, Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal, Suresh Prabhu, Rajen Gohain, Economic development

Initial outcomes of efforts to modernise Railways overwhelming: Prabhu

May 2016

The initial outcomes of efforts to modernise the Railways are ¨overwhelmingö but they are just a ¨trailer¨, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said. ...

Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, Indian Railways

Safety First, (High) Speed Later

May 2016

Our performance in Railway safety has not been very good. Accidents happen with regularity, and fatalities mount. Railways have a very well-oiled sys...

Railway, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Union of Railways, Global Safety Index, Suresh Prabhu

Railway on Overdrive

May 2016

While all the pressure to build a railway network in India in the mid-nineteenth century came from London, it is well into the 21st century that pres...

Railway, Great Depression, Passengers, British-India Railways, SNCF, French National Railway, Kolkata Metro, Gatimaan Express, Trans-Siberian Railway, Liberalisation, ICF, RCF, Linke Hoffmann-Busch, Vulcans, CLW

We don´t have a benchmark. The government will have to start setting it

May 2016

It seems the government has a few mega projects in hand. These really need to stand the test of time, and how the rollout is going to happen is going...

Sandeep Upadhyay, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory, PPP, Framework, Trans-Harbour Link, Railways, EPC, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, PPP metro projects, Kelkar Committee Report, BOT, JICA, World Bank, ADB, LIC
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