Free Press Journal
  • Indian Railways to invest Rs.73,000 crore to solve safety-related woes

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced plans to invest a sum of Rs. 73,000 crore towards resolving safety-related problems faced by commuters. Addressing an India Infracon event organised by Asian News International (ANI) here, Goyal said a change in mindset is crucially required to implement large-scale projects across the country.

  • Pandurangaiah impresses

    Mumbai : Indian Railways E. Pandurangaiah showed excellent skills and great control as he registered the first century break of the tournament, when he rolled in a superb unfinished 109 run, en route to a facile 3-0 win against Ammar Arsiwala of Otters Club in the second round best-of-five frame match in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards

  • Parikh fires 91 break to tame Sharma; Sidraj overcomes Dossa

    Mumbai : A charged up Siddharth Parikh of Indian Railways hogged the limelight hitting a big one, constructing a substantial break of 91 during his 3-1 win against Viren Sharma in the best-of-five frame third round match in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards Room, on Saturday afternoon.

  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train allocated funds worth Rs 7,000 crore

    Mumbai: For the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed bullet train corridor, a provision of Rs 7,000 crore has been allocated in the Union budget 2018. The Finance ministry has allocated the amount for this project, which until now only remained on paper. The total cost for this 504-kilometres long bullet train is almost Rs 1 lakh crore.

  • Mumbai: Local train coach catches fire near Dadar station, no injuries reported

    Mumbai: A major incident was averted on Friday night after the motor coach of a local train caught fire near Dadar station. The presence of mind of commuters, who first noticed the smoke, proved a blessing and no casualties were reported. Nonetheless, when the commuters noticed that the motor-coach was emitting smoke, all hell broke loose. It was all panic stations and the train was halted between Dadar and Parel.

  • Budget’s must-dos that boost infra investment

    As the Finance Minister is days away from presenting Budget 2018, there are two key issues that he must address to boost investment and growth in the country. They are: Non-tax revenues from land bank monetisation of public institutions, and full tax-exempt status for income from debt instruments issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) in India. The budget must pay attention to non-tax sources of revenues

  • Budget 2018: The must-dos to boost investment and growth in India

    As India’s Finance Minister is days away from presenting Budget 2018, there are two key issues that he must address to boost investment and growth in the country. They are: Non-tax revenues from land bank monetisation of public institutions, and full tax-exempt status for income from debt instruments issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) in India.

  • Railways plans to equip 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

    It will cover 7,300 stations in rural and remote areas that will serve not only the passengers but also the local masses.  The railway stations in the rural areas will have kiosks for the local population.

  • Indian railways to install ‘Trinetra’ to enable trains to run on full speed in dense fog

    New Delhi: Beginning January, the Indian Railways is installing a new device, ‘Trinetra,’ meaning the ‘Third Eye’ on passenger trains to allow full speed in dense fog without compromising on safety.  Trial runs will be conducted on 100 trains. All trains on the Northern Railway, which are most afflicted by the fog, will be equipped with this device before next winter.

  • Indian Railways flags off first AC local train Mumbai commuters

    Mumbai: The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

  • All railway stations to be 100 per cent LED lit by April 2018: Indian Railways

    New Delhi: In an eco-friendly measure to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways today said it planned to make all stations cent per cent LED lit by March 31, 2018. The railways said it was actively working to provide 100 per cent LED lighting for energy needs in railway staff colonies, stations and platforms.