Western Railway

RailTel to put converged communication system in over 230 stations in South Western Railway

This initiative of SWR to modernise - an all IP telecom infrastructure is among the first of its kind to replace the ageing Time Division Multiplexing.

published on : 11th May 2022

Copper wire, oil stolen from a transformer inside Bengaluru's Rail Wheel Factory

According to the source, nearly 20,000 litres of oil placed inside a chamber to be used as a coolant in the transformer had been drained from it.

published on : 11th May 2022

Major block on WR on May 8 for bridge work; several trains to be partially, fully cancelled

Over 40 long distance and suburban trains will be cancelled either partially or completely to carry out a major block between Vangaon and Dahanu Road stations in Maharashtra's Palghar.

published on : 6th May 2022

Derailment of a parcel cargo express at Yesvantpur yard delays few trains including Puducherry Express

Earlier this week, services were disrupted at the yard after a KPTCL transmission line collapsed on the overhead electrical equipment line.

published on : 1st May 2022

South Western Railway targets to electrify entire network in two years

Doubling of 45 kilometers between Khanapur-Suladal on the Londa-Miraj line, 30-40 kilometers on Raichur-Gigagera and Gadag-Wadi lines would be completed in the current fiscal.

published on : 8th April 2022

CCI penalises 24 entities, individuals for bid-rigging Indian Railways tenders

The matter was taken up by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) following a reference filed on behalf of the North-Western Railways.

published on : 5th April 2022

South Western Railway zone records 3,801 deaths on tracks in 3 years

Murders, accidents, suicides make up gory figures; use of mobiles, headphones blamed 

published on : 14th March 2022

South Western Railway says won’t axe trees at Malleswaram station

There are fears that the roots are growing underneath the tracks which might impact the safety of trains and passengers.

published on : 28th February 2022

Railways to develop art gallery as an added attraction for tourists visiting Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Thakur said the Indian Railways is adding one more tourist attraction near the Statue of Unity. It has awarded a contract for the development of the Art Gallery with Souvenir shop under PPP model.

published on : 20th February 2022

40 per cent increase in budget grants for South Western Railway 

Railway zone gets Rs 6,900 crore for FY23 against Rs 4,900 core of FY22.

published on : 3rd February 2022

SWR rapidly switching over to electric locos; 10,000 litres of diesel per day will be saved from this Saturday

SWR is aiming to switch atleast 10 more trains to electric engines in the next two months, with focus on sections where electrification has been completed.

published on : 27th January 2022

Whitefield Satellite Goods Terminal in Bengaluru gets boost with concrete road

The newly laid road, built at a cost of Rs 2 crore, runs to a width of 600 metres in length and 15 metres wide.

published on : 27th January 2022

40 South Western Railways trains turn green, gain more passenger seating

The new technology also allows to cut fuel consumption and costs.

published on : 16th January 2022

Railway zone to take up upgrade of Bengaluru Cantonment station  

Speaking to TNIE, South Western Railway Zone General Manager Sanjeev Kishore said that enhancing passenger amenities will be the priority.

published on : 27th December 2021

Hoax call triggers search for bomb on New Delhi-Bengaluru train

An alert on the call was received by the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Karnataka from the Railway Control Room in Agra on Tuesday evening.

published on : 16th December 2021
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