• Indian Railways targets ‘Future Ready’ system by 2030
    Maligaon, March 30 (MExN):  The Indian Railways have prepared a National Rail Plan (NRP) for India to create a ‘future ready’ Railway system by 2030. According to a statement from the Northeast Frontier Railways Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda, the NRP is aimed to formulate strategies based on both operational capacities and commercial policy initiatives to increase modal share of the Railways in freight. The release stated that the objective of the p
  • NFR to run daily train Service between Guwahati and Dhubri 
    Maligaon, February 17 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to run one pair special train service between Guwahati and Dhubri on daily basis from February 24, an official release informed. “This short distance train will run from this month in addition to other such trains which were notified earlier for convenience of local rail commuters,” informed the release from NFR CPRO. The Train No. 05812 Guwahati – Dhubri Express will start service from Guw
  • NFR to provide experimental stoppages of trains at different stations
    Maligaon, February 16 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to provide stoppages of few trains at different stations on an experimental basis for a period of six months, an official release informed today.  These new stoppages of different trains will help students, business fraternities, office goers and common people, maintained the release issued by NFR Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda. “It also fulfills long standing demands of people
  • Team discusses train operations and safe animal passage
    Maligaon, January 24 (MExN): A joint inspection of the Siliguri Jn - Alipurduar Jn BG line of Alipurduar division was carried out on January 24. The high level team comprised of DRM Alipurduar NFR and officers and Forest Department officials, Government of West Bengal headed by Additional PCCF, North Bengal. The main objective of the inspection was for ensuring safety of train operations along with saving wildlife, Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer stated in a press
  • Dibrugarh Railway Workshop awarded for Energy Conservation
    Maligaon, January 12 (MExN): Mechanical Workshop, Dibrugarh under North East Frontier Railway (NFR) received a ‘Certificate of Merit’ at the 'National Energy Conservation Awards - 2020’ organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India on January 11.  NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda informed that the workshop has taken numerous steps during last few years towards reduction of conventional energy consumption like installati
  • Railways issues policy on goods-shed development
    MALIGAON, OCTOBER 19 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) today informed that in order to augment terminal capacity, Indian Railway has recently issued policy guidelines for setting up of new goods-shed facilities and developing existing goods-sheds through private participation by allowing Development of Goods-sheds at small/road-side Stations through Private Investment. As part of the new guidelines, private parties are permitted to develop goods wharf, loading/unloading f
  • NFR unloads 4,535 freight rakes from March to Sept
    Maligaon, October 11 (MExN):  The Northeast Frontier Railway has transported more than 4,535 numbers of inbound freight trains from March 25 to August 30 out of which 812 freight carrying trains were unloaded during the month of September, NFR spokesperson said on Sunday. Goods like FCI rice, sugar, salt, edible oil, pol, food grains, fodder, pulses, fertilizer, cement, coal, stone chips, iron/steel, potato, onion, sand, gypsum, maize, pulses, auto, container, etc,. were being
  • Railways to restore second reservation charts system
    Maligaon, October 7 (MExN): Indian Railways has decided to restore earlier system of preparation of second reservation charts with effect from October 10, an NFR official informed on Wednesday.  According to the Northeast Frontier Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda, due to COVID-19 pandemic, instructions were issued to shift the time of preparation of second reservation chart to 2 hours before scheduled/ rescheduled time of departure of trains, as o
  • NFR to run two more special trains from today
    Maligaon, October 4 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be operating two more special trains starting October 5, an official release informed.   The Howrah-Guwahati–Howrah will start operating from October 5 while another weekly special train will start running between Silchar – Trivandrum – Silchar from October 8, it said.  The introduction of these special trains will enable passengers from a vast part of Assam and Northeast to avail th
  • RPF, NFR rescues minor girl, arrests trafficker
    Maligaon, September 29 (MExN): Railway Police Force personnel at Guwahati railway station under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone rescued a minor girl and arrested one person in this connection on September 27.  A press release from NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda informed that the minor was reportedly missing from Athalpathar village in Charaideo district of Assam since September 26. After medical examinations and other formalities, the rescued minor an
  • 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