More than 20 people are believed to have died in northern India after a passenger train derailed and collided with a stationary goods train. The accident happened in the state of Uttar Pradesh, officials confirmed.
The present status of the prefeasibility studies for High Speed Rail Projects in the country, corridor-wise, is as follows:
The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a new Rail Coach Manufacturing unit at Palakkad in Kerala.
Indian Railways are implementing Integrated Security System at 202 important and sensitive stations of the country in first phase.
The Minister of Railways, Government of India, Shri Dinesh Trivedi along with Indian Railway Board Members, held discussions with a visiting Japanese delegation led by Mr. Takeshi Maeda, Minister for Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan on bilateral issues in the field of rail transportation and various aspects of high speed train corridors (popularly called bullet trains).
In a major passenger friendly move, Indian Railways has opened the first phase of the Real Train Information System (RTIS) to public for accurate train tracking thus heralding a new era of application of advanced communication and information technologies in various Railway related activities.
Shri K. K. Srivastava has taken over as new Member Traffic, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India.
The Minister of Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, will flag off country’s first air conditioned superfast Double Decker train at Howrah station New Complex.
Analysis of passenger traffic of all classes is done by the Railways from time to time to assess passenger demand taking into account the utilization of accommodation provided in the existing train services.
The new catering policy issued on July 21, 2010 has been issued to provide hygienic affordable meals to the travelling passengers.
Railways have taken steps to upgrade Railway Protection Force (RPF).
Northern Railway has planned to provide Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) based Electronic Display Board and Voice Announcement System in one rake of New Delhi-Guwahati Express.