Posts by RC Acharya
What can India learn from Singapore, the multi-ethnic, multi-religious state.
The only technical or domain expertise that most ministries boast of is carefully preserved in reams of files zealously guarded by hoards of clerks, section or desk officers, assistant directors, etc.
Army Engineers would have to assemble not only support columns at each end and intermediate locations, but also provide staircase—the whole works.
Mumbaikars, in their daily rush to and from their work locations, rely heavily on the local trains.
Past acts of commision and ommission are now fast catching up with the Railways, and it will be a long and slow struggle before the health of its assets is regained
Suresh Prabhu- led Indian Railways is providing safe and fast rail transport for freight; here’s how
Suresh Prabhu, the minister of railways, is a man in a tearing hurry. For he has to make up for the lack of any significant addition over the last two decades to the infrastructure of this 65,000-km-long network.
Bordered in the by Nagpur-Raipur Railway line, in the east by Raipur-Rayagada line, in the south by Rayagada-Koraput-Jagdalpur-Kirandul line and on the west by Nagpur-Kazipet line is a huge swathe of Indian peninsula devoid of any railway network.
The need for for the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) arose from the fact that two decades of populist Rail Budgets had ended up introducing 5,000 new passenger trains, crowding out the freight, whose average speed had dropped to an abysmal 25kph.
In spite of a head-start of more than three decades, the Kolkata Metro has lagged behind its younger sibling, the Delhi Metro.
A maximum grant of R50 crore is given for setting up a MFP, in minimum 50 acres of contiguous land with only 50% contribution to the total project cost.
Multiple joint ventures by Indian Railways with states and PSUs in mineral-rich areas bode well for coal, iron-ore production and logistics
Unfortunately, the present set of statistical data, collected often on an yearly basis, is mostly to evaluate operational performance
With a pan India presence, RVNL has a team of no less than 27 chief project managers located at various cities.
Reservation charts and printed tickets in the Indian Railway universe may soon be things of the past
Slowly but surely, the Northeast is getting connected to the rest of India
Railway Budget 2016:The most important part of the minister’s speech was the setting up of
seven missions for attaining key long-term objectives for Indian Railways
With the rail network no longer being the preferred mode of transport for the cost-conscious private sector, all stops must be pulled to get them on board.
Bullet trains will help save on the nation’s fuel bill, reduce air pollution, road congestion and connected accidents
Suresh Prabhu had last year embarked on a crusade to revamp Indian Railways on a massive scale, and in the process has been removing whatever obstacles may come in the way, a virtual ‘Vighnaharta’.
The minister has given a major push for doubling, gauge conversion and other initiatives to build track capacity so that the logjam on some of the key sections can be removed. He is also focusing on improving passenger amenities
Spreading its wings, the Miniratna has been successfully completing rail, road, metro works and is constructing multifunctional complex buildings
In a move that could be a game-changer, a new Indian Railways General Management Service may come into being very soon in order to keep a check on the virus of departmentalism which has been its bane for over two decades.
In Europe, a large number of private operators have entered the railway system and have changed the way people commute by train