Ashwini Vaishnaw

Reports on SCoR zone rumours, Ashwini Vaishnaw clarifies

The Union Ministry also elaborated on the architectural plan for SCoR zone headquarters submitted for scrutiny by the Railways Architect.

published on : 29th September 2022

5G services launch "very soon", govt aims for pan-India coverage in 2 years

The 5G rollout is also expected to bring more development in remote data monitoring in sectors such as mining, warehousing, telemedicine, and manufacturing, among others.

published on : 25th September 2022

Moved by child’s complaint, Railway minister orders FOB in Puri

Vaishnaw, during his tour to Puri district, stopped near Birapratappur school where seven-year-old Badri Prasad Panda highlighted the plight of the locals and students.

published on : 16th September 2022

Hydrogen-powered train by next Independence-day: Ashwini Vaishnaw

A train, built at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, recently is among the best five in the world, he said adding it travelled at a speed of 180 km per hour which amazed the world.

published on : 16th September 2022

Vaishnaw urges telecom service providers to improve services

The minister is also concerned about power consumption by mobile towers and called it a big issue.

published on : 15th September 2022

INTERVIEW | ‘Vande Bharat trains will link all mega cities’: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The minister says this is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for 'Make in India', and his ‘Panchpran’ (five resolves).

published on : 13th September 2022

5G service will be available in most part of the country in 2-3 years: Ashwini Vaishnaw 

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that telecom companies are busy laying infrastructure and 5G services should be launched by October and then scaled up at a very rapid pace.

published on : 25th August 2022

Senior citizen loses cool over-used bed linen in Kacheguda Express

The senior citizen, whose name is not known, took offence to used bedsheets and pillows scattered all over the Chair Car coach in Train 12875, which starts at Kacheguda.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks telcos to gear up for 5G launch

Airtel acquired 19,867.8 MHz spectrum by securing a pan-India footprint of 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands and selected purchase of radio waves in the low and mid-band spectrum for Rs 43,039.63 crore.

published on : 18th August 2022

India to field 75 Vande Bharat trains by August 2023

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said 475 Vande Bharat rakes would be manufactured in four years and 75 of them would be introduced across the country by August 2023.

published on : 13th August 2022

Railways turning friendlier to Divyangjans, says Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

An earmarked separate reservation counter has also been set up at almost all railway stations for the ‘Divyangjans’ where they can reach their wheelchairs without any hassle.

published on : 7th August 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw: A taskmaster crafted in art of babudom

On Saturday, too, he served an ultimatum to BSNL employees, saying that non-performance would invite compulsory retirement and they would be sent home packing.

published on : 7th August 2022

Reticent spectrum bidders, ‘scam-talk’ mark 5G rollout

With the completion of the auctions for 5G spectrum, India is well on the way to the next level of the telecommunication revolution.

published on : 7th August 2022

BSNL revival plan: Long road ahead

Experts feel BSNL should adopt 5G if it wants the revival plans to be successfully executed

published on : 7th August 2022

Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw promises to speed up railway zone works

The Rajya Sabha urged the Union Minister to expedite the construction of the new zonal headquarters and initiate all other related activities at the earliest.

published on : 6th August 2022

'Railways has over 2.9 lakh vacancies, northern zone leads the tally': Minister in Rajya Sabha

Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said in a written reply in the House that Railways has provided employment to 3,50,204 people between 2014 and 2022.

published on : 6th August 2022

Post-auction spectrum harmonisation process done; allocation by Aug 12: Telecom Minister

The harmonisation process, critical for 5G services, brings together a bunch of radio wave holdings within a band into one contiguous block with the consensus of all telecom service providers.

published on : 4th August 2022

Centre withdraws Data Protection Bill from Lok Sabha, plans new 'set of legislations' in Winter Session

The Bill could be replaced by more than one bill, dealing with privacy and cyber security and the government may bring the new set of bills in the Winter Session of Parliament.

published on : 3rd August 2022

 5G services by October first week, says Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

5G services in the country are expected to begin by the first week of October, said telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday.

published on : 31st July 2022

5G auctions enter fifth day; 71% spectrum on block sold in first four days

About 71 per cent of the total spectrum put on the block has been provisionally sold so far, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said on Friday, terming it a good response.

published on : 30th July 2022
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