Condemn 2,500 Diesels ASAP, Make Indian 10-12k hp Electric Locos by 2022: Ministry tells Railway Board

The railway ministry wants half the diesel loco fleet to be scrapped as soon as possible, and wants the railways to produce high horse power electric locos in India Read more »

Indian Railways Slams Brakes On Spending, Defers New Project Works

Indian Railways is about to cut back spending on non essential projects in a clear sign that the pandemic has hit the transporter hard over the past few months Read more »

How Floods in North Bihar Disrupted Rail Operations Over 120 Years – Part 1

A look back at how floods have regularly disrupted railway operations in North Bihar over the past 120 years Read more »

Controlling Train Operations During A COVID-19 Pandemic

The Control Office is the nerve centre of train operations. During a pandemic, are viable disaster recovery plans and redundancy built into the system? Read more »

IR Needs to Focus on Higher Internal Revenue Generation: CAG Report

Analysing the national transport behemoth’s numbers both bottom-up and top-down, the CAG concluded that Indian Railways (IR) could not have shown a surplus of earnings (of Rs 1,665.61 crore) over its expenses... Read more »

Monsoon Disruptions on Mumbai’s Ghat sections: The 4th Line Imperative

Derailments, boulder falling onto the tracks, landslides and flooding of ghat section tracks has caused disruptions. A look at the causes and solutions Read more »

Indian Railways Layoffs? Six reasons 3 lakh employees won’t be retired any time soon

Reports suggesting Indian Railways are planning to lay off three lakh employees may be alarmist. Here's why a quarter of IR's workforce will not be laid off Read more »

4 Lakh New Berths A Day? Not Really.

IR officials claim they will add 4 lakh berths a day in existing trains. Are they really going to? Read more »

Budget 2019-20 Speech: What the Finance Minister said on Railways

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget in the House, we take a look at her remarks on the railway sector Read more »

Mumbai – Nashik or Pune in 2 hours? Not anytime soon

Is a 2 hour Mumbai to Pune or Mumbai to Nashik run really possible with the current state of affairs on Central Railway? We take a look at what's involved Read more »