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Chinese firm sues Indian Rlys for Rs470 crore lost contract

The Chinese engineering firm with which the Indian Railways ended its Rs470 crore signaling contract has moved the Delhi High Court in this connection. The firm, a subsidiary of China Railway Signal and Communication Corporation (CRSC), won the contract to provide signaling work on the 400km railway line between New Bhaupur and Mughalsarai section. The...

Panic as passenger in Jan Shatabdi on way to Haridwar tests positive

A passenger on the Dehradun-bound Jan Shatabdi Express tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, leaving the rest of his co-passengers worried. Media quoted railway officials as saying that the 48-year-old man from Shyampur in Rishikesh had boarded the train on Sunday afternoon from Ghaziabad. He got a message on his phone, midway through the journey,...
Railways terminate Rs471 crore contract with Chinese company over ‘poor progress’

Railways terminate Rs471 crore contract with Chinese company over ‘poor progress’

Call it the India-China Ladakh face-off effect. The Railways has decided to terminate the contract of a Chinese company due to “poor progress” on the signalling and telecommunication work. The contract was for the work on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s 417-km section between Kanpur and Mughalsarai, media reports said. The Rs 471 crore contract...

Rly station in city now experiments with footwear sanitiser mats

The Kalupur Railway Station in Ahmedabad is now experimenting with touch free passenger luggage sanitiser machines as well as foot sanitiser mats in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after the easing of travel restrictions. As per media reports this is the second such experiment being carried out to ensure better sanitisation at...

200 non-AC trains: Gujarat to get 10 trains

Of the 200 non-AC trains being run, in addition to the Shramik trains and the Special AC Passenger trains, 10 will connect cities of Gujarat. The trains that connect Gujarat include A’bad- Howrah, Delhi-A’bad, A’bad-Darbangah, Mumbai Central-A’bad, A’bad-Nizamuddin, A’bad-Gorakhpur, A’bad-Muzaffarpur, A’bad-Patna, Surat-Chapra and A’bad-Varanasi. The non...

Rlys make destination address mandatory for passengers of special trains

The Railways on Thursday said that those travelling by the special passenger trains will have to mandatorily provide the destination address while booking the tickets. The move is aimed at contract tracing the affected passengers in case they turn Covid19 positive. The Railways said that the destination address of each passenger will have to be...

Railways cancels tickets for regular trains till June 30

The Railways on Thursday said that it has suspended all passenger trains except for the Shramik Special services and 30 special trains. All tickets that were booked for travel on or before June 30 have been cancelled and will be fully refunded. Railways had earlier suspended its operations from March 25 due to the coronavirus-triggered...

Maharashtra CM assures migrants to make arrangements for their return once lockdown ends

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday assured migrant labourers in the state that his government would ensure that they are sent home once the lockdown is lifted. “I give you my word that the Maharashtra government will take you to your homes, the day this crisis ends. I believe that when you go back...