• Railways replacing level crossings with ROB/RUB
    Maligaon, September 20 (MExN): The Ministry of Railways proposes to replace Level crossing (LC) gates in the country with Road Over Bridges (ROB) on a cost-sharing basis with the respective State Govt if Train Vehicle Unit (TVU) of Level crossing gate is more than one lakh per day. Road under bridges (RUB) is also provided to replace the level crossing gates, wherever technically feasible. This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goy
  • NFR kick starts Swachhta Pakhwara campaign
    Maligaon, September 16 (MExN): A campaign in connection with the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ to promote awareness about cleanliness kick started at the Northeast Frontier Railway headquarters in Maligaon on Wednesday.  According to updates from the NFR Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda, the campaign was launched by NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy who administered the ‘Swachhta Pledge’ to all officers and staff of the NFR Hq. Similar programmes were
  • Railways to begin computer based test for notified vacancies from Dec 15
    Maligaon, September 13 (MExN): Starting December 15, the Indian Railways will begin computer based tests for notified vacancies, officials informed on Sunday. The North East Frontier (NFR) Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda issued a statement on September 13, informing that the computer based tests would be applicable for the 35, 208 vacancies for non-technical popular categories like guards, office clerks, commercial clerks etc (NTPCs), 1,663 vacancies for Isolated &
  • NFR to run 8 special trains from Sept 12
    Booking starts September10 Maligaon, September 6 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), in addition to currents services, will start operation of 8 special trains from September 12.  This is in tune with the Ministry of Railways decision to operate 40 pairs of additional special trains on specific routes from September 12, NFR informed in a press release from its Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda. “These trains will be fully reserved trains and
  • Indian Railways set to meet all its energy consumption needs by 2030
    Maligaon, August 30 (MExN): In order to achieve its objective of becoming 100% self-sustainable for all its power needs and also to contribute to national solar power goals, Indian Railways organized wide-ranging discussions with key stakeholders under the chairmanship of Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal. Indian Railways is committed to utilize solar energy for meeting its traction power requirement and become a complete ‘Green mode of transportati
  • NFR to run weekly parcel trains between from Guwahati to Agartala
    Maligaon, August 23 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be operating Weekly Parcel Express trains as per fixed time table timings between Guwahati and Agartala on round trip basis, to provide a solution for transportation of essential and other commodities in small quantity to parts of Assam and Tripura, NFR spokesperson Subhanan Chanda informed on Sunday. These parcel trains will have stoppages at many intermediate stations to enable the agricultural and trade communi
  • Railways make over 300 crore in August via freight services
    Maligaon, August 21 (MExN): The Indian Railways has achieved a significant milestone of pulling freight traffic ahead of last year's level in spite of COVID 19 related challenges.  The Northwast Frontier Railway’s spokesperson Subhanan Chanda informed in a press release on Friday that on August 19, the freight loading was 3.11 million tonnes which is higher than last year for the same date (2.97 million tonnes). On August 19, Indian Railways earned Rs 306.1 crore f
  • 74th Independence Day celebrated across NFR
    Maligaon, August 15 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) celebrated the 74th Independence Day on August 15 with a central programme held at the Maligaon Railway HQ complex. NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy unfurled the National Flag and also inspected  the Guard of Honour given to him by RPF contingents.  The Independence Day was also celebrated in all the five Divisions of NFR viz. Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar and Katihar, where the Divisional Railway
  • NFR takes steps for better customer interface
     Maligaon, September 15 (MExN):  In order to improve transportation of freight traffic, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has opened new stations for handling inward and outward goods traffic. This was informed by NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda on September 15. “Few more railway stations have been opened for freight traffic during last month enabling easier transportation of various goods by customers,” the CPRO said in a release. Earlier also NFR opened var
  • All regular passenger train services to remain suspended
    Maligaon, August 12 (MExN):  In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, the CPRO of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), Subhanan Chanda has informed that all regular passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains services, Narrow gauge trains etc will remain cancelled until further advice. Accordingly, all regular passenger carrying trains originating from and coming towards NFR will also remain canc
  • NFR takes up solid waste management initiatives
    Maligaon, August 9 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken up a number of projects for environment friendly disposal of solid waste generated at railway terminals, NFR spokesperson Subhanan Chanda said on Sunday. A statement from the NFR informed that an incinerator has been installed at the Mechanised Laundry at Kamakhya Coaching Depot and bio-digester plants at Guwahati and Maligaon considering the huge generation of bio-degradable waste in various railway establish
  • First Vyapar Mala Express from Delhi reaches Tripura 
    MALIGAON, August 5 (MExN):  The first Vyapar Mala Express, a special type of cargo service where traders can book part of the goods carrying rake as per their requirement or supply order, from Delhi reached Tripura on August 4. According to a release from the Northeast Frontier Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer, the facility is an opportunity for small and medium business houses/traders to transport their produce/products to any part of the country by rail within a short
  • Railways working on a mission mode to improve connectivity in NER
    Maligaon, August 4 (MExN):  The sanction of a new line work from Sivok in West Bengal up to Rangpo, Sikkim is also expected to be linked with rail connectivity by December 2022, Railway officials informed on Tuesday. A statement from the North-east Frontier Railways (NFR) spokesperson, Subhanan Chanda, informed that emphasis has been given by Central Government during the last 5 years towards quick execution of infrastructure and safety projects. Funding to the infrastructure p
  • NFR installs APUs to cut down consumption of fossil fuel
    MALIGAON, August 2 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has fitted Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) in 94 out of 399 diesel locomotives in the zone to saving diesel fuel consumption, the NFR informed on Sunday. The initiative is a part of the efforts taken by the Indian Railways, which is one of the biggest consumers of diesel, to cut down the use of fossil fuels, according to a statement from the NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer. This is expected not only to cut d
  • Indian Railways develop Post-COVID Coach
    Maligaon, July 15 (MExN): Continuing its efforts to fight the COVID_19 pandemic, the Indian Railways’ production unit, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, has developed a Post COVID Coach. According to a press release from the CPRO of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), this coach has design improvements in the coach like hands free amenities‬, copper-coated handrails and latches‬, plasma air purification‬ and Titanium dioxide coating for COVID free passenger journey. H
  • NFR sets up Business Development Units
    Maligaon, July 14 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway has set up has set up Business Development Units (BDU) at all the five Divisions i.e. Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding and Tinsukia and at Zonal Head Quarter level, as per the instructions issued by Railway Board. According to a statement from NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda, the BDUs set up in NFR are holding discussions with traders/merchants/local entrepreneurs/logistic suppliers to have a
  • NFR takes more steps to enhance train movement safety
    Maligaon, July 12 (MExN): In continuation of its efforts to improve safety of train movement, Automatic Computerized Axle Box Temperature measurement system has been installed in Kamakhya and New Bongaigaon stations of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). This newly introduced system which improves the accuracy of the data was installed in Kamakhya and New Bongaigaon stations in month of February this year. Till now three successful detections have been done in Kamakhya while five su
  • NFR enhances safety measures for passengers
    Maligaon, July 8 (MExN):  The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is in the process of installing automatic fire detection and suppression systems in the power cars and pantry cars to address the issue of any fire hazard and provide enhanced safety to passengers. According to a press note from Subhanan Chanda, CPRO NFR, in recent years there were some incidents when fire broke out from either pantry car or generator car of passenger trains causing damages. Such fire has the potential
  • NFR to generate about 3000 KWp of additional Solar Power by year end
    Maligaon, July 7 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has informed that by the end of the current financial year, NFR will be generating an additional 3000 Kwp of solar power. According to a press release from CPRO NFR Subhanan Chanda, many other projects are on hand in NFR to augment the solar power generation capacity, which once completed will generate clean and green electricity with savings of about Rs 4.73 crore from annual conventional energy bills. Guwahati station
  • Digital version of NFR’s safety bulletin released
    Maligaon, July 1 (MExN):  The second quarterly issue of Darpan, the safety bulletin of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)   was released on July 1. Unlike earlier occasions, only a digital version of the bulletin was released this time in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda said in a press release. Presently, digital version is being circulated amongst employees. However, once the situation normalizes, printed version will also be distributed to sp