With an aim to prevent accidents and people travelling without tickets, made-in-India AI will be in use. The AI tech has been integrated into a camera that uses features like facial recognition and face tracking to monitor if a person is sleeping or even using a mobile while driving. India Mobile Congress 2023 (IMC 2023), where we saw RailTel work on a next-gen AI solution, preventing travel without ticket.
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Central Railway is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability targets by implementing various measures in collaboration with the Environment and House-keeping Management (EnHM) department. These initiatives align with the norms set by the Honourable National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Railway Board, focusing on waste management. Central Railway has established compost plants across its divisions to effectively manage solid waste and… read-more
Days after the tragic Odisha Triple Train Accident, the Union Railway Ministry ordered a CBI probe into the accident. The recommendation came after a meeting held by Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. "Keeping in mind the situation and circumstances under which the accident took place, and the administrative information gathered so far, the Railway Board is recommending that further inquiry be undertaken… read-more
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Signages at railway stations across India will be standardised on the basis of colour, font and the use of pictograms for the ease of passengers, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Monday as he released a booklet containing details of the project. The Indian Railways, which is redeveloping 1,275 stations across India under the 'Amrit Bharat Stations Scheme'. The changes will enhance passenger's experience at railway stations.
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The South Central Railways (SCR) announced the cancellation of nine trains, running from the Vijayawada division. The notice for cancellation was issued in view of the maintenance work taken up at the station. The trains which stand cancelled for the next two to three days are Vijayawada-Bitragunta and Vijayawada-Gudu, Guru-Vijayawada train, Bitragunta-Chennai Central and Chennai-Central-Bitragunta and … read-more
In Chhattisgarh's Dadhapara, a Vande Bharat train was pelted with stones. On February 6, the Vande Bharat Express train running from Nagpur to Bilaspur was pelted with stones, leaving nine windows of five coaches were broken. Although no injuries were reported to passengers, but properties were damaged. Meanwhile, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) initiated an investigation. It is trying to catch the miscreants using CCTV cameras installed… read-more
The Delhi High Court bench led by CJ Satish Chandra Sharma, including Subramounium Prasad, asked the Indian Railways to file a fresh status report in a matter relating to the alleged supply of contaminated drinking water to passengers. Petitioners also mentioned manipulation in the award of contracts for setting up chlorination plants. Notably, the petitioner's counsel also informed that the last status report was filed by Railways in October… read-more
In a tragic incident, three railway workers were killed after a speeding train hit them while they were working on the railway tracks. On September 20, the deceased identified as Durgaiah (railway worker) and two contract workers, Pegada Ramesh and Venu were applying grease to tracks, when a speeding Rajadhani express train heading towards Delhi from Bangalore, hit them, following which deceased's relatives… read-more
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Central Railway (CR) intends to add 8-10 new air-conditioned local train services. Presently, CR operates 56 AC trains on weekdays, carrying over 35,000 people with an average of 707 passengers each trip, increasing from 99 in February. The number of passengers using AC locals has grown significantly in the last six months. The reaction has increased following the 50%… read-more
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
The "Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project" of Indian Railways is nearing completion of the world's highest single-arch railway bridge across the Chenab River. The bridge spans a 272-km railway line and is 359 meters high. The bridge will also have a "Golden Joint" that connects the two sides of the bridge. The golden joint will connect the two bridge segments and the bridge overarch deck using High Strength Friction Grip bolts.
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