News:Recently, Kashi Mahakal Express has been inaugurated as the country’s third ‘corporate’ train after the two Tejas Express trains between Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad. Facts: About the Corporate Train Model: In this model, the physical infrastructure of the train such as locomotives, coaches, loco pilots among others will remain in the Indian Railways’ hands. However, the… Continue reading Explained:How does India’s Railways’ corporate train model work?
Ministry of Railways has said that over 2 lakh bio-toilets have been installed in train coaches of Indian Railways. “Bio-Toilet project” of Indian Railways is an innovative & indigenous development of technology.The project is aligned with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’. The technology for Bio-toilets has been designed and ‘Made in India’.It has been developed jointly by… Continue reading Over 2 lakh bio-toilets installed in 60,906 train coaches of Indian Railways
Plan bee has been given the best innovation award in Indian Railways for the 2018-19 fiscal. Plan bee is an amplifying system imitating the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to keep wild elephants away from railway tracks.This strategy was adopted by the Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR). NFR officials have said that a mix of… Continue reading Honour for ‘Plan Bee’ that helped save jumbos
According to the Economic Survey 2019,incident of train collisions has come down to zero in the year 2018-19 in Indian Railways. The incidents of derailment have also decreased from 78 in 2016-17 to 46 in the year 2018-19.However,the incidents of fire has increased to six in 2018-19. Additionally,the survey said that in 2018-19,Indian Railways had… Continue reading No train collisions in 2018-19, fire incidents rise: Economic Survey