Amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Railways’ freight business registered the highest ever loading in May. The world’s fourth-largest rail transporter clocked 114.8 million tonnes (MT) of freight, which was 9.7 per cent more than May 2019. Important items transported included 54.52 MT of coal, 15.12 MT of iron ore, 5.61...
NTPC Ltd has started collaborating with cement manufacturers around the country to supply fly ash. The move is part of India’s largest power producer’s endeavour to achieve 100 per cent utilisation of the by-product produced during power generation.
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Nitin Gadkari virtually laid the foundation stones of nine national highway projects with a total length of nearly 262 km worth over Rs 27.52 billion in Tripura on Tuesday.
Trains and the national railway network are meant not only for the physical movement of people and goods but also to enhance the overall quality of life of an average Indian, through innovation and corresponding investments in futuristic technology.
With the national transport retrofitting its passenger trains with flexible solar panels, the Indian Railways will now run its fans, lights and mobile charging slots on the coaches on solar energy. Due to the slow running of trains, four passenger trains face the problem of running down of batteries.
Subrat Nath, Area Director, Asia-Pacific, Talgo, a privately-held rolling stock and maintenance equipment manufacturer headquartered at Madrid, says that the firm is keen to not only change the way railway journeys are undertaken in India, but also make the country a major manufacturing hub for its products.