Railways mulls linking Kisan Trains to seasonal fruits, vegetables

The Railways is considering linking its Kisan Trains with seasonal fruits and vegetables to benefit small farmers, senior ministry officials said Sunday, even as a political storm rages over the new farm bills that promise one nation one market. First off the mark could be an Orange Special Kisan Train between Nagpur and Delhi and.

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NTPC, Concor freight advance saved Railways dipping operating ratio: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Indian Railways for citing that it resorted to “window dressing” for presenting the working expenses and operating ratio in a better way. It highlighted in an audit report that had there been no freight advance of Rs 8,351 crore received from NTPC and Container Corporation of.

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Second Kisan Rail flagged off from Anantapur

Kisan Rail has been flagged off at the local railway station for the second time in a span of 10 days. The second train was carrying 262 tonnes of papayya and tomatoes to Adarshnagar in New Delhi. The Kisan Rail initiative is a big boost to horticulture produce marketing and to farmers who had been.

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DFCCIL sets up Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) has set up a state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the biggest control centres of the world which will act as the command centre for the entire route length of 1,856 km of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC). The.

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Govt approves crucial Palwal-Sonipat rail project, will decongest NCR network

The government Tuesday approved construction of the crucial Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to Sonipat which will decongest the railway network in the National Capital Region and connect unserved areas of the state. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the project to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 5,617.

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Why automakers are choosing rail over roads to transport vehicles

The outbreak of covid-19 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown caused disruption across industries. Nonetheless, it gave Indian Railways an opportunity to gradually diversify the commodities it ferried across the country and make up for revenue loss from the the pandemic-induced slowdown in passenger train services. Limited availability of truck drivers, frequent hurdles in inter-state movement.

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First parcel train leaves from Bhiwandi Road station of Mumbai division

Bhiwandi Road station was opened for goods and parcel traffic after several initiatives were taken towards increasing the freight quotient of transport “aggressively.” “The Business Development Unit of Mumbai Division, Central Railway has taken several initiatives towards increasing the freight quotient of transport aggressively. The efforts have borne fruits as Bhiwandi Road station was opened.

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