Govt to sell 15% stake in Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd via OFS

The government on Tuesday said it will dilute 15 per cent stake in Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd via an offer for sale to raise nearly Rs 750 crore. The issue will open on Wednesday for non-retail investors, and on Thursday for retail investors. β€œOffer for Sale in RVNL opens tomorrow for Non Retail investors. Retail investors can bid on Thursday. Govt. would dive 10% equity with a 5% Green Shoe option,” Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said in a tweet. The floor price…

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Less than 10% railway stations have CCTV cameras: Railways in Parliament

The railways has installed closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 686 stations across the country, Union minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament on Wednesday, indicating that it has such coverage in less than 10 per cent of the 7,349 railway stations in India. Replying to a query in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said that online monitoring through CCTV cameras is done at passenger reservation center as well as other areas of major railway stations. β€œClosed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been provided at 686 stations. β€œIf any unlawful/suspicious activity is observed,…

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No charging of electronic devices on board trains at night: Railways

The Railways has decided to disallowed passengers from using mobile charging stations onboard trains between 11 pm and 5 am as a precautionary measure against the spread of fire, senior officials said Tuesday. The Western Railway has already put things in motion on March 16 by cutting off supply to these charging ports between this period. β€œIt is a Railway Board instruction for all railways. We have started implementing it from March 16,” CPRO of Western Railway, Sumit Thakur, told PTI. Southern Railway CPRO B Guganesan told PTI that these…

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Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas express train temporarily suspended as Covid surges

IRCTC on Thursday said that services of the train Tejas Express Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad have been suspended for one month due to recent increase in Covid-19 cases TopicsTejas Express | IRCTC ANI Last Updated at April 2, 2021 07:08 IST IRCTC on Thursday said that services of the train Tejas Express Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad have been suspended for one month due to recent increase in COVID-19 cases. In a tweet, the IRCTC shared a statement that read, β€œTemporary suspension of ADI-BCT-ADI Tejas Express due to recent COVID-19 rising cases. Keeping in view…

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No plan to stop or curtail train services: Railway board chairman

The railways on Friday said there is no plan to curtail or stop train services and assured passengers that trains will be provided on demand amidst reports of migrant workers rushing to their hometowns, reminiscent of the days following the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma assured the passengers that there is no dearth of trains and the railways is ready to put them into service on a short notice. β€œThere is no plan to curtail or stop train services. We will run as many services as required. There…

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Railways approve Maharashtra’s request to transport liquid medical oxygen

Railways on Sunday approved transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers under its roll-on roll-off scheme across the country, after receiving a request from Principal Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. Free time of five hours each shall be allowed at the loading and unloading point. Securing of trucks by locks/lashing shall be ensured by the customer. The guidelines given in Red Tariff No.20 for the movement of Liquid Oxygen shall have to be followed, a directive issued by the Ministry of Railways stated. Person accompanying trucks shall have to purchase…

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Suburban train services hit in WB: 90 drivers, guards test Covid positive

Eastern Railway on Tuesday said it has so far canceled 56 local trains in the Sealdah section after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID- 19. No decision has been taken on cancellation of trains in the Howrah section, an official said. β€œThe situation is pretty grim. Some 90 drivers and guards are unable to report for duty due to Covid. We have canceled 56 local trains to ensure mail and express train services are not impacted,” Eastern Railway spokesperson Eklabya ​​Chakraborty told PTI. β€œAs far as possible,…

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Negative RT-PCR report must for arriving in Bengal by train: Railways

Those arriving in West Bengal by train must carry negative RT-PCR report, the Railways said on Thursday citing an order from the chief secretary of the state. West Bengal is the latest among a number of states which have made it mandatory for passengers to carry negative RT-PCR tests in order to gain entry into the state. β€œThe Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal have issued an order… Incoming passengers by long distance trains and inter-state buses will also mandatorily carry RT- PCR negative test reports. β€œNo West Bengal-bound passenger…

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Covid: Around 2,511 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen delivered, says railways

The Railways has delivered 161 tankers with around 2,511 tonne of liquid medical oxygen to various states across the country so far, the national transporter said Thursday. As many as 40 Oxygen Express trains have already completed their journey so far, it said, adding 22 tankers are on the move with more than 400 tonnes of LMO for Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. Trains on the run include the first Oxygen Express for Rajasthan where three tankers have been dispatched carrying 40.64 tonnes of LMO from Hapa in Gujarat…

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Covid effect: 1,952 employees dead, 1,000 infected daily, says Railways

As many as 1,952 employees of the Indian Railways have succumbed to coronavirus so far and around 1,000 are getting infected on a daily basis, a senior official said on Monday. The Railways is one of the largest employers in not just the country but the world with around 13 lakh employees. β€œRailways is not different from any other state or territory and we are also getting COVID cases. We are in the business of transport and have to move freight and people. Around 1,000 (COVID) cases are reported daily,…

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