Railways Current Affairs

India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate three projects

India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurated three projects related to power supply rehabilitation of existing railway section. These projects were jointly inaugurated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through video conference.

These three projects are

Rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways: Under this project, bridge and bridge building was constructed, station with platform and shed along with reformation of level crossing and railway line were also built. Mainline of 44.77 km and loop line of 7.77 km was also renovated.

500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh: It will be transferred through existing Bheramara (Bangladesh)-Baharampur (India) interconnection. With completion of this project, India will be supplying around 1.16 Gigawatts of power to Bangladesh. This project announced during his PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in 2015.

Akhaura–Agartala Rail Link: The railway project was conceptualized in 2010. Later, both the countries had signed MoU on this railway project in 2013. It is expected that railway line will become operational in 2019. The railway project consists of constructing 15.054 km long railway line. It will provide another link in the cross-border connectivity between two countries by connecting Akhaura in Bangladesh with capital city of Tripura, Agartala through Nischintapur in Indo-Bangla border. It will help to develop socio-economic as well as cultural bond between two neighbouring countries.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018


New Humsafar Express Flagged Off between Jodhpur and Bandra

Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal flagged off a new Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express. The train started its journey towards Bandra from Bhagat Ki Kothi Railway station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on 2nd June 2018.
Humsafar Express are a completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains which started their operation from December 2016.

  • Special features to be implemented in the train are, LED screen displays, Vending machines, bio- toilets, smoke alarms and CCTVs. Each coach is also planned to have heating chambers and refrigerating boxes to keep the homemade food of the passengers fresh.
  • Adequate arrangements have been made in the trains, including mobile charging points, CCTVs and Bio Toilets.

Railway Minister also highlighted that the current government has successfully doubled the ‘road under-bridges’. He also spoke about the increased investment for Railways from Rs. 682 crores earlier to Rs. 2,911 crores on average.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018