Tag Archives: Indian Railways

‘Indian Railways has not just connected, but influenced culture’

The Indian Railways have generally bound the nation, not just by associating the general population and the economy additionally by affecting writing and movies, another book says.

Hi-Tech Survey to be used by Railways for Train Corridor between Mumbai and Ahmadabad

LiDAR technology will be used by the railways which will involve aerial survey conduction for the high-speed train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmadabad. The technology is expected to provide accurate data on land contour even below vegetation.

Sealdah-Ajmer Express derails near Kanpur, several injured

Train Accident Kanpur- Several people have been injured- Sanjeev Nanda

Last month, at least 140 people were killed after Indore-Patna Express derailed near same place.

In the recent update, Ministry of Railways clarifies that there has been no death reported yet and the number of people injured as goes up to 44, when 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed this morning near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Rural district, the second rail accident in the region in two months. The incident comes a month after over 150 people were killed and more than 200 injured when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed in Kanpur Rural district on November 20. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway network. It runs 11,000 trains a day, including 7,000 passenger trains carrying more than 20 million people. But it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year, including in derailments and collisions.

Google, RailTel Bring Free Wi-Fi Facility to 100 Railway Stations in India

Google Railtel Ooty by Sanjeev Nanda

Google on Thursday announced that its collaborative effort with RailTel to provide Railwire Wi-Fi across railway stations in India has reached a new milestone. The search giant said that the free public Wi-Fi facility is now available in the 100th railway station in India – Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty.

To recall, Google had first launched Wi-Fi services at Mumbai Central in January this year, with the aim to bring services to 400 stations eventually. At the time, it had committed to bringing the service to 100 railway stations by the end of the year, and with Thursday’s announcement, it has succeeded. It is now on its second phase of deployment, on the next 300 stations in India. In the meanwhile, the company also announced it has introduced Google Station, which gives partners an easy set of tools to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places.