Train Derailed In Mathura, Traffic Halted: Uttar Pardesh
The rail traffic between Mathura & Delhi was halted following the derailment of Ghaziabad-bound cargo train, sources said on January 22. The incident took place on January 21 at about 11:30 pm, when several coaches of the train derailed, due to which both up and down routes and the third line were affected. The coaches were loaded with cement, and hundreds of men have been deployed to remove the coaches.
Tags: FREIGHT TRAINS, IndianRailways, Mathura, accident, Train Accident
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Indian Railways Crosses Pre-COVID Freight Loading Figures
The Indian Railways on March 12 stated it has crossed the pre-COVID freight figures recorded in March 2020. The Railways has already carried 1,145.68 million tonnes of goods this year, about 0.07 million tonnes more than the last year. Moreover, the ministry is expecting to cross 1,209 million tonnes by the end of this fiscal year. However, owing to less industrial activity during the lockdown, the volume of coal and petrol carried witnessed… read-more
Tags: Indian Railways, FREIGHT TRAINS, Coal, Petroleum
Courtesy: The Indian Express
PM Modi Dedicates 306-Km Long Section Of Freight Corridor To Nation
After getting a virtual flag off from PM Narendra Modi, New Rewari-New Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) has become operational from January 7. The PM inaugurated the 306-km section, situated in districts of Haryana and Rajasthan, by flagging off the world's first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container electric train. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and CMs of Haryana and… read-more
Tags: PM Modi, Rewari-Madar, FREIGHT TRAINS, Electric Traction
Courtesy: Times Now
Piyush Goyal: Freight Trains are Running Twice the Speed of What They Used To
Union Minister Piyush Goyal in his CII Webinar on August 8, stated that the Indian Railways have been running the freight trains at double the speed in last 11 days. From 26 km/hr, the trains are now running at 46 km/hr. He stated that instead of the industries pleading the Railways to be given priority, for the first time in the history, the Railways are approaching the industries for more freight.
Tags: Indian Railways, FREIGHT TRAINS, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister
Courtesy: Times of India