With the launch of a roll-on-roll-off (Ro-Ro) service to carry loaded trucks on wagons from Haryana's Gurugram to Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh, the network plans to extend the service to private vehicles jostling with daily snarls.
Why do Indian Railways mark their origin to a date 16 years after the first rail journey? What did Karl Marx know that we don’t? Economist Bibek Debroy marries nuggets with nostalgia in a definitive new book on the railways. Lounge presents exclusive excerpts
Starting 2018, the Indian Railways will begin building a train set that will be built entirely in India and will travel up to 160 kmph! The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), that is based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has noted that the trains will be self-propelled and technologically advanced while boasting the latest in amenities. And the upside to it all? The price would be half of what it generally costs to import such trains.
Ticket examiners in India have a tendency to get into sticky situations. In a rather bizarre incident, one ticket collector allegedly bit off the nose of a senior officer at Katni station under the Jabalpur division of West Central Railway (WCR) in Madhya Pradesh.