First AC local train starts in Mumbai; equipped with new features, the train will ensure a safer and more comfortable journey for all passengers
The country's first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services today, thus realizing the long-awaited dream of lakhs of commuters. The train will make six trips daily (12 services per day) and from January 1 next year, it will run from Churchgate to Virar.
Government approves establishing India's first National Rail and Transportation University in Vadodara, Gujarat which will help create a resource pool of skilled manpower
Cabinet has approved the Railways' transformative initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara to skill its human resources and build capability. This innovative idea, inspired by the Prime Minister, will be a catalyst for transformation of rail and transport sector towards New India.
Project Swarn: Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi to have better amenities like WiFi, LED reading lamps etc.
The Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Express has got a makeover under ‘Project Swarn’, with new colours and better facilities in all coaches of the train. The train has also been attached with an ‘Anubhuti Coach’, which includes facilities such as ergonomically designed seats, improved modular toilets and automatic sliding doors, among other things.
With enhanced comfort and speed, India’s first indigenous train set to be on track by Dec 2018
India’s first indigenous train with more comfort and faster turnaround will be rolled by end of next year. It will be much like the metro trains running in Delhi, but built on a much higher scale, to run at a speed of 160 km/hr.
Achieving energy efficiency: Railways to become 100% LED lit by end of current financial year leading to savings of about Rs. 180 Cr annually
Railways is actively working to provide 100% LED lighting for its most of the Non-traction Energy needs like Railway Staff Colonies, Railway Stations, Railway Platforms etc. It has been decided to make all railway stations 100% LED lit by 31st March, 2018. The move will lead to saving of about 240 Million Units of electricity, an annual savings of about Rs. 180 Cr.
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