India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 25, 2015
Moving ahead with the Diamond Quadrilateral project, railways have selected companies from China, France and Spain to carry out feasibility study of three routes connecting Delhi with Mumbai and Kolkata and also between Mumbai and Chennai.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 24, 2015
A consortium led by a state-owned Chinese firm has won a bid for a feasibility study into a high-speed rail link between India's political and financial capitals New Delhi and Mumbai, the company's parent said, in what could lead to a major deal between the Asian rivals.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday September 23, 2015
The government has appointed Chinese, French and Spanish firms to conduct studies into building three high-speed rail lines linking its major cities, the Railways Ministry said on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 17, 2015
China is keen to establish a high speed rail link between Kunming and Kolkata as part of its efforts to revive the ancient silk route, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced high speed corridors and faster trains to drastically reduce intercity travel time.
Agra News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 30, 2014
The first high-speed train between Delhi and Agra with a speed of 160 km per hour is expected to run on November 10 as Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory is all set to roll out the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train.
Agra News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 11, 2014
The first high speed train with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will run on Delhi-Agra section in November this year as Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory (RCF) is all set to roll out first rake of fourteen coaches of the train.
Thursday August 28, 2014
The government has allowed 100 per cent FDI in Railway Infrastructure, high speed train project. The government has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in rolling stocks including train sets.
Tuesday July 8, 2014
CII President Designate Sumit Mazumder said: "If projects are made attractive to private investors, funds through PPP and FDI will be available. Multilateral funding should also be accessed for high speed corridors".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
Turkey's much-vaunted high speed rail link between the main cities of Ankara and Istanbul suffered a new setback just a week before its official opening when a train crashed in testing, media reports said on Friday.
Thursday June 5, 2014
Industry body Assocham today proposed an infusion of $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion into the Indian Railways for capacity enhancement with high-speed freight and passenger service corridors to drive the country's economy.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 4, 2013
An unexploded World War II shell that was discovered just metres (yards) from a busy rail track halted high speed trains in Japan today, as bomb disposal experts moved in to detonate it.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Rail Minister Pawan Bansal on Tuesday proposed to link freight rates with diesel prices in a bid to improve Rail finances. Freight rates will have an additional Fuel Adjustment Component, which will be dynamic to reflect hikes in High Speed Diesel (HSD) and electricity charges, the minister said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 11, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said seriousness on implementation of high speed rail (HSR) should reflect in the railway budget and provisions for the same should be there to provide an impetus to the ambitious project.
Wednesday February 13, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said seriousness on implementation of high speed rail (HSR) should reflect in the railway budget and provisions for the same should be there to provide an impetus to the ambitious project.
South | Indo-Asian News Services | Tuesday September 25, 2012
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday assured the people of the state that his government would carry out developmental projects only with the complete satisfaction of all concerned.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 9, 2012
The Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation proposes to begin construction of the ambitious High Speed Rail corridor project connecting the state's southern end Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore in Karnataka by January 2014 if all clearances are received by then.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 8, 2012
The Centre would decide on the chairman of the over Rs 5,000 crore Kochi Metro Rail Project, which recently got the Cabinet nod, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Saturday.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 3, 2012
Billed as the biggest and most expensive infrastructure project conceived by Kerala, a high speed rail corridor for India's first bullet train is one of the mega projects the state plans to implement.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 15, 2012
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that work on the state's ambitious high speed rail corridor project, involving an investment of a whopping Rs 1.18 trillion, will begin from April next year.The first phase of the project, connecting the state capital with Kochi, will hopefully be over by March 2018, he said.
Wednesday March 14, 2012
The budget is likely to feature proposals for improving passenger amenities.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 21, 2012
In a boost to Kerala's efforts to fast-track infrastructure development, the Centre has given the green signal to its ambitious high speed rail corridor project, linking the entire stretch from Kasargode in the north to the state capital in the south.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 26, 2011
China has launched its first test train that is said to be capable of reaching 500 km per hour from the present 300 km per hour a feat if accomplished would be a big leap forward in high speed train technology. China's largest rail vehicle maker, CSR Corp Ltd, over the weekend launched the train.
World News | The Associated Press | Saturday December 4, 2010
China's newest high-speed train - the "CRH380A" - broke the world record for the fastest passenger-capable train on Friday during an operational test, the Chinese Ministry of Railroads claimed.The test was broadcast live by state broadcaster CCTV.The train was measured to have hit a maximum speed of 486.1 kilometres per hour on special tracks betwe...