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  • Ministry of Railways (MoR) after consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that train services on Indian Railways shall be further partially restored w.e.f. from 01st June 2020. More than 1.45 lac  passengers will  travel on Day 1 of 200 trains starting on June 1. Indian Railways will start operations of 200 passenger services as listed in the Annexure (Link of the Annexure). As an important step in graded restoration of passenger train services, Indian Railways will start ,on 01st [...]
  • South Central Railway, even in the prevailing pandemic times due to outbreak of COVID19, has been continuously operating freight and parcel trains to ensure that the supply chain, particularly of essential commodities, remains intact across the Nation. Now the services of the Zone during the current lockdown have crossed the country borders wherein essential commodities are also being transported to the neighbouring country viz., Bangladesh. Four rakes of essential Agricultural products have been successfully loaded and despatched from different stations of the Zone during the current month. Traditionally, transportation of [...]
  • In spite of the Covid-19 crisis, and the Lockdown being warranted to prevent spread of the virus, first Traction substation at Bellary over South Western Railway has been charged under open access. Power allocation of 10 Mw from BBRCL and power corridor agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited has facilitated commissioning of this Traction Sub Station at Bellary. It was a historic moment for Hubballi Division of SWR as its first Traction Substation at Bellary to get energized and made live under [...]
  • After Rail Grinding Machine for Ballastless / Ballasted track of RRTS , the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) has now invited online bids for the Architectural Finishing for 7 Elevated Stations and Design Verification, Detailed Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems of Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Corridor. KEY DETAILS: Loan No. and Title: 51073-IND: Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Investment Project (Tranche-1). Contract No.: DM/AC/COR-OF/115 Name of Work: Package 10: Architectural Finishing for 7 Elevated Stations (viz. Sahibabad, [...]
  • Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited is all set to restart the commercial operations of the North-South corridor of Lucknow Metro, after being suspended for more than 60 days as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the Corona Virus. In this regard, UPMRC on 29.05.2020 conducted a special session at Centre of Excellence for Training (CoET) in Metro Depot, Transport Nagar. This special meeting was convened by Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC in which various aspects of operational preparedness were discussed in detail for continuity of Metro services [...]
  • Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (NMRC) on Friday conducted a Mock Drill at Sector 51 Metro Station to check and assess NMRC’s preparedness for beginning Metro operations after receiving the necessary directions of the Government of India. The Mock Drill was supervised by Mr. R. K. Saxena, Chief Operating Officer (NMRC), Mr. Manoj Vajpayee, General Manager / Technical (NMRC) and Shri R. M. Singh, Dy. Commandant (PAC) and was attended by Deputy Heads of Departments of NMRC, Station Managers and other station staff, contractual staff, members from the security team [...]
  • The Board of Directors of BEML on 27th May 2020 approved signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s MELCO to study and decide on the possibility of setting up a Joint Venture (JV) Company between BEML and MELCO for manufacturing of certain propulsion systems and other railway electrical equipment. BEML said in a BSE filling,”We wish to inform that the Board of Directors in its 362th meeting held on 27.05.2020 approved for signing a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s MELCO to study and decide on the possibility of setting [...]
  • South Central Railway positioned itself as the top Zone amongst all the Zones over Indian Railways in execution of Track Maintenance works by efficiently utilizing the reduced train movement during the period from 01st – 25th May 2020. South Central Railway is o­ne of the important Zones o­n Indian Railways spread over a total of 6336 Kms of Railway network, connecting around 754 stations and running an average about 750 passenger carrying trains and around 300 goods trains each day o­n its tracks. Track maintenance is a crucial part of [...]
  • After Electrical & Mechanical works on Airport-New Garia and Joka-Majerhat Metro Corridors, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has now invited proposals to provide Project Management Consultancy Services for the Construction of Roadbed, Major and Minor Bridges and track linking (excluding supply of Rails and Sleepers). Key Details: Tender Reference Number: RVNL/MZU-VSG/OT-02/2020 Period of Completion: 36 months plus 6 months Defect Liability Period for the work . Bid Submission Start Date: 06-Jul-2020 09:30 AM Bid Submission End Date: 06-Jul-2020 11:00 AM Bid Opening Date: 06-Jul-2020 11:30 AM Scope of work: Construction [...]
  • A Make in India product, designed to cut down infra-red radiation from sunlight which causes intense heat in rail coaches, buses, electrical equipment, oil pipelines etc Succeeded in bringing down the temperature in Indian Railway coaches by up to 20% Bengaluru, 26 May 2020: During summers, temperatures in India can soar up to 48-degree Celsius resulting into heating of trains, buses, trucks, which causes discomfort to travellers. The heatwaves also bring down the efficiency of cooling methods and becomes a financial burden on transportation providers. With a specific focus on this, 3M India’s [...]

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