Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union Raod Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to work out a development plan for the railways in Mumbai, a city synonymous with congested suburban trains.
Replacing old systems, adopting new technology, updating signalling system and educating staff are some of the steps the Indian Railways have taken to increase safety and prevent accidents, the Lok Sabha was told on Monday.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday ordered an inquiry and suspension of the gateman posted at the manned level crossing in UP's Hardoi district where a collision between a tractor trolley and train left two children dead.
Meghalaya on Saturday came on the country's rail map more than six decades after independence, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train to the northeastern state and favouring privatisation of railway stations.
A proposed Chinese-built 'bullet train' line from Delhi to Chennai could bring about "untold dividends" for India and China, even as Indian Railways officials are here to explore the possibility of building the USD 32 billion mega project.
Cash-strapped railways will soon unveil its turnaround roadmap for the next four-five years, which will act as a strategy for the next 20 years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here on Friday.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to introduce bullet trains in the country, a team of Railway officials will visit Beijing on November 24 to take forward the Delhi-Chennai high-speed corridor project, the longest in India.