Railway Corporation Declares Free Train Service Across Nigeria For 2 Weeks  The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has declared free train service for all commuters across the country. The Managing Director of the NRC Mr Fidet Okhiria made the announcement on Wednesday in Rigasa Kaduna State in Nigerias northeast region. He said the free train service which would last for two weeks would enable Nigerians know that the corporation was fully set for commercial services…

Railway Corporation Declares Free Train Service Across Nigeria For 2 Weeks The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has declared free train service for all commuters across the country. The Managing Director of the NRC Mr Fidet Okhiria made the announcement on Wednesday in Rigasa Kaduna State in Nigerias northeast region. He said the free train service which would last for two weeks would enable Nigerians know that the corporation was fully set for commercial services…

Railways to Promote Hill Tourism   Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) would promote the Darjeeling tourism circuit and its portal would be used to boost local handicraft throughout the country.  Prabhu was addressing a programme where a "fund-in-trust" agreement was signed between the ministry of railways and Unesco for preparing the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) for the Darjeeling Himalayan…

Railways to Promote Hill Tourism Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) would promote the Darjeeling tourism circuit and its portal would be used to boost local handicraft throughout the country. Prabhu was addressing a programme where a "fund-in-trust" agreement was signed between the ministry of railways and Unesco for preparing the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) for the Darjeeling Himalayan…

India exports 2281 metric tonnes high speed diesel to Bangladesh from Siliguri terminal   Public sector oil company Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) dispatched 2281 metric tonnes (MT) of HSD from its Marketing Terminal in Siliguri on Thursday.  The consignment will travel over 500 kms on the existing railway line via Rangapani Singabad Rohanpur to reach Parbartipur depot of petroleum in Bangladeshs Dinajpur district it adds.  Earlier Assam-based NRL and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation…

India exports 2281 metric tonnes high speed diesel to Bangladesh from Siliguri terminal Public sector oil company Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) dispatched 2281 metric tonnes (MT) of HSD from its Marketing Terminal in Siliguri on Thursday. The consignment will travel over 500 kms on the existing railway line via Rangapani Singabad Rohanpur to reach Parbartipur depot of petroleum in Bangladeshs Dinajpur district it adds. Earlier Assam-based NRL and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation…

Free Train Ride In Osun To Mark The Sallah Holiday   As Sallah holiday makers get ready for the 2016 Eid-il-Kabir festival the Government of Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has announced free train ride for those wishing to travel home.  In a statement by the Ministry of Industries Commerce Cooperatives and Empowerment the free train commences conveyance of people coming for the festival from Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September by 10 a.m. each day.  The train will return to…

Free Train Ride In Osun To Mark The Sallah Holiday As Sallah holiday makers get ready for the 2016 Eid-il-Kabir festival the Government of Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has announced free train ride for those wishing to travel home. In a statement by the Ministry of Industries Commerce Cooperatives and Empowerment the free train commences conveyance of people coming for the festival from Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September by 10 a.m. each day. The train will return to…

Dalkhola Highway to remain shut from 12am to 6am from 9 Nov to 15 Nov for repairs   A railway crossing at Dalkhola which is on a key highway to north Bengal will be shut from midnight to 6am from November 9 to 15 blocking at least 700 goods-laden trucks as well as 350-odd night buses.  The railway crossing which is on NH34 that connects south and north Bengalwill be closed for repairs to the railway tracks that run through it.  The closure has also brought under the glare general tardiness…

Dalkhola Highway to remain shut from 12am to 6am from 9 Nov to 15 Nov for repairs A railway crossing at Dalkhola which is on a key highway to north Bengal will be shut from midnight to 6am from November 9 to 15 blocking at least 700 goods-laden trucks as well as 350-odd night buses. The railway crossing which is on NH34 that connects south and north Bengalwill be closed for repairs to the railway tracks that run through it. The closure has also brought under the glare general tardiness…

Only 78 Passengers Of Ill-Fated Indore-Patna Express Eligible For Insurance   Only 78 passengers of the ill-fated Indore-Patna Express are eligible to claim insurance money out of whom five died in the mishap IRCTC said today.  According to it a total of 209 passengers opted for travel insurance while making booking tickets as of November 19. There were 128 passengers eligible for insurance out of which 50 tickets were cancelled leaving 78 eligible passengers.  Five among these passengers…

Only 78 Passengers Of Ill-Fated Indore-Patna Express Eligible For Insurance Only 78 passengers of the ill-fated Indore-Patna Express are eligible to claim insurance money out of whom five died in the mishap IRCTC said today. According to it a total of 209 passengers opted for travel insurance while making booking tickets as of November 19. There were 128 passengers eligible for insurance out of which 50 tickets were cancelled leaving 78 eligible passengers. Five among these passengers…

#Uganda's dictator #Museveni strips Uganda of all assets   President Museveni has spoken strongly about the need to revive the railway sector as part of his governments national infrastructural development agenda to lower the cost of doing business attract investments in the country and create jobs for Ugandans.  But as Mr Museveni drives the revival of the railway sector officials from Privatisation Unit (PU) apparently on his orders were busy selling off assets of Uganda Railways…

#Uganda's dictator #Museveni strips Uganda of all assets President Museveni has spoken strongly about the need to revive the railway sector as part of his governments national infrastructural development agenda to lower the cost of doing business attract investments in the country and create jobs for Ugandans. But as Mr Museveni drives the revival of the railway sector officials from Privatisation Unit (PU) apparently on his orders were busy selling off assets of Uganda Railways…

No More Strikes in Hills - GJM Chief   Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said his party would not call any more bandhs in the Darjeeling hills during the festive season calling today's shutdown a success but unwittingly accepting that such disruptions in the peak tourist season could backfire. Erik Sorensen from Denmark and other tourists in the toy train in Darjeeling on Wednesday. The Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling toy train ran unhindered with police protection. More than 100 tourists…

No More Strikes in Hills - GJM Chief Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said his party would not call any more bandhs in the Darjeeling hills during the festive season calling today's shutdown a success but unwittingly accepting that such disruptions in the peak tourist season could backfire. Erik Sorensen from Denmark and other tourists in the toy train in Darjeeling on Wednesday. The Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling toy train ran unhindered with police protection. More than 100 tourists…

Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Records N5m Income In 2 Weeks    The Abuja-Kaduna train service recorded N5 million income within the first two weeks of operation Mr Fidet Ikhiria Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said.  Ikhiria made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while travelling on the train from Abuja to Kaduna on Saturday.  Ikhiria said that he did not have record of the daily income of the service.  In the first week of operation we made N2.2…

Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Records N5m Income In 2 Weeks The Abuja-Kaduna train service recorded N5 million income within the first two weeks of operation Mr Fidet Ikhiria Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said. Ikhiria made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while travelling on the train from Abuja to Kaduna on Saturday. Ikhiria said that he did not have record of the daily income of the service. In the first week of operation we made N2.2…

$1.85bn light rail to be constructed in Kano   China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement in Monday the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail with a total length of 74.3 kilometres is expected to travel at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour. In context 100 kilometres per hour is as fast as moving from Lagos to Ibadan in 72 minutes. The…

$1.85bn light rail to be constructed in Kano China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement in Monday the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail with a total length of 74.3 kilometres is expected to travel at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour. In context 100 kilometres per hour is as fast as moving from Lagos to Ibadan in 72 minutes. The…

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