Minister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

What is the News? The Minister of Railways has launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana. What is Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana? Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a skill development programme launched under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY). Aim: To provide training skills to the youth in various trades, with a special focus on… Continue reading Minister of Railways launches Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

Major restructuring of railways on anvil

What is the news? A panel was set up under the Principal Economic Adviser gave recommendations for Rationalisation of Government Bodies and Proposal for the Ministry of Railways. Recently, Cabinet Secretary asked about the actions taken on the rationalisation plan. What are the recommendations of the panel? Closure: Panel calls for winding up the Central… Continue reading Major restructuring of railways on anvil

Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways

What is the News? Indian Railways has rolled out the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways. About Hospital Management Information System(HMIS) Objective: HMIS is an initiative of Indian Railways to bring the entire Railway Health System on a single architecture to provide faster, seamless and hassle free healthcare. Implemented… Continue reading Indian Railways rolls out Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) over 156 Health facilities across Indian Railways

A sign of Rlys’ poor health

Source: This post is based on the article “A sign of Rlys’ poor health“ published in Business Standard on 1st September. What is the news? Railways’ accounts reveal it spent ₹98 to ₹100 in 2019-20. In 2019-20, the capital expenditure of Indian Railways (IR) increased 60% over 2016-17. But an analysis by Business Standard shows… Continue reading A sign of Rlys’ poor health

102 Vande Bharat trains to be operational by 2024

Source: This post is based on the Article “102 Vande Bharat Trains” published in “The Hindu” on 31st August, 2021. What is the News? Indian Railways has planned to operate 102 Vande Bharat trains by March 2024. What is Vande Bharat Train? Vande Bharat is India’s first indigenously built engineless semi-high speed train. Earlier, it… Continue reading 102 Vande Bharat trains to be operational by 2024

Railways to deploy ‘Ninja UAVs’ for surveillance

Facts: Ninja: It is a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) procured by the Indian Railways to monitor its assets, ensure safety for passengers and aid the deployed security personnel. Additional Facts: Drones or unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV): It is an unmanned aircraft piloted from a remote pilot station. Drone Innovators Network(DIN): It was formed in 2018… Continue reading Railways to deploy ‘Ninja UAVs’ for surveillance

Mission Raftaar of Indian Railways

News:Minister of Railways has informed the Lok Sabha about the Mission Raftaar. Facts: About Mission Raftaar: Mission Raftaar of Indian Railways was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17.   The mission envisages a target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in… Continue reading Mission Raftaar of Indian Railways

Electronic Interlocking System

News:The most advanced Electronic Interlocking System has been installed on the Grand Chord route by the Indian Railways. Facts: About Electronic Interlocking system: This new Electronic system has replaced the outdated Mechanical Signalling System at Tundla Junction in UP on the route. The objective of installing the system is to help Indian Railways speed up… Continue reading Electronic Interlocking System

Railways plans a ‘Give It Up’ for train ticket subsidy

The Indian Railways has planned to launch “Give It up Campaign” to urge passengers to give up fare subsidy at the time of booking their train tickets. This proposal is a part of 100-day roadmap document for Indian Railways submitted to the Prime Minister. The campaign is intended to reduce passenger subsidy on Indian Railways.… Continue reading Railways plans a ‘Give It Up’ for train ticket subsidy

More LHB coaches to be made this year

Railway Minister has said that the Rail Coach Factory is targeting to manufacture 1,422 Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in 2018-19. LHB coaches are the passenger coaches of Indian Railways that have been developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany.These coaches are produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala,Punjab. The advantages of LHB coaches are-(a) The LHB… Continue reading More LHB coaches to be made this year