Indonesia has unexpectedly dumped much-vaunted plans for its first high-speed railway in favour of a slower and cheaper rail option, in a blow to Japan and China who have been fiercely competing to win the construction job.
China today ruled out introducing a stimulus to arrest the slowdown of the economy but instead announced USD 260 billion worth of infrastructure projects, including railway construction, to spur growth.
A consumer forum here has said that Railways cannot shirk its liability towards refund of tickets as it asked the PSU behemoth's northern zonal branch to pay over Rs 2,000 to a man after it failed to refund him the money for his cancelled tickets.
The Railway on Friday told the Delhi High Court that its land near stations here is not available to make night shelters for the homeless as the people who will stay there will not die of cold but will be killed when they cross the tracks carelessly.
The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the "serious" issue of children's safety at unmanned railway crossings saying it is necessary to address the matter to protect them from becoming victims of accidents.
A Delhi court has summoned former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal to depose as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case on the next hearing scheduled on September 22, as per news reports on Tuesday.