Mar 23, 2017 03:54 PM IST | Source: PTI
Congestion of rail network is posing a serious bottleneck for traffic growth and the need of the hour is expansion of the network with investment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.
Addressing All-India Management Association conference here, the minister said there was “infrastructure deficiency” in railways.
Blaming years of low investment in rail sector for the current bottleneck, he said, “We are suffering from the past mistakes. Today’s problem in railways is because of the past practices.” (more)
Freight rates rule flat on some support
By PTI Feeds | Published: March 24, 2017 1:49 PM IST
New Delhi, Mar 24 (PTI) Freight rates for nine-tonne payload section showed quiet trend at the local truck transport market in the national capital today on substantial availability of trucks, coupled with sufficient movements of cargo.
Transporters said comfortable position of trucks and adequate cargo movements, mainly held freight rates around overnight levels.
Following are today’s freights per 9-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur 16,000 Hyderabad 57,000 Chandigarh 17,000 Vijayawada 59,000 Ludhiana 18,000 Bengaluru 65,000 Kanpur 19,000 Chennai 67,000 Indore 21,000 Mysore 69,000 Ahmedabad 22,000 Puducherry 71,000 Baroda 23,000 Coimbatore 74,000 Patna 26,000 Kochi 78,000 Surat 27,000 Thiruvananthapuram 85,000 Mumbai 28,000 Goa 56,000 Pune 29,000 Gwalior 14,000 Kolkata 31,000 Guwahati 59,000
This is published unedited from the PTI feed, Published Date: March 24, 2017 1:49 PM IST
The Roll-On Roll-Off concept that can help mitigate vehicular pollution in cities deserves a chance
When 30 loaded trucks were transported on a flat-wagon goods train from Garhi Harsaru station in Gurugram to Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh on March 2, it marked the launch of a pilot project. The project was to decongest Delhi by avoiding the movement of trucks using an environment-friendly electrified railway network on a concept called RO-RO (Roll-On Roll-Off). In attendance was Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who said Ro-Ro would have a direct impact on the ambient air quality, and the Capital would soon breathe cleaner air. The RO-RO service aims to reduce carbon emission and congestion as 66,000 diesel-guzzling trucks pass through Delhi and its adjoining areas every day on the way to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. Around 20,000 trucks, not servicing the NCR, enter the region (More)
By VIJAY KUMAR DUTT | Sat, 25 Mar 2017-08:00am , DNA
By CH R.S SHARMA
Six federations of port and dock workers of the major ports in the country have decided to go on indefinite strike from April 19, if the Union Government does not respond positively to their demands.
The representatives of the six federations – affiliated to the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, the CITU, the INTUC, the AITUC and the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh – met in New Delhi on Wednesday and took the decision, according to a press release issued here on Thursday.(more)
By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:March 24, 2017 5:23 am
The ambitious multi-modal transport hub construction project of Surat railway station, slated to begin last year, received nine bids by interested developers even as authorities have advanced the bidding dates to April 15, 2017. This was revealed by Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) CEO Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, who gave a talk on “Metro System: Planning, Design & Operation” at CEPT University on Thursday after attending the second meeting of GARUD (Gandhinagar Railway Station Integrated Development Company Ltd,) — an SPV formed to implement redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station.(more)