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  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) of South Eastern Railway (SER) has played a significant role in providing security to railway passengers as well as in guarding its property and vast installations. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic followed by lockdowns, the movement of passenger trains has been suspended but the movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for transportation of essential commodities is still being run. RPF Personnel of South Eastern Railway, during Lockdowns have been engaged o­n duty for protecting Railway assets at long areas of this railway. Usage of [...]
  • Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today the appointment of Mr. Rajeev Joisar as Managing Director for India. In this significant leadership role, Mr. Joisar will be responsible for the end-to-end mandate of business development and sales through to project execution and services, with customer satisfaction and business growth as priorities. “For almost two decades, Rajeev Joisar has been a trusted leader and proven business partner for Bombardier and our customers in India, and he is a great addition to our senior team,” said Mr. Andrew DeLeone, President of [...]
  • The First rake of SCR under the newly introduced Round-Trip traffic concept has been availed by the M/s Bharathi Cements siding, Yerraguntla. Under this, the Company has loaded Clinker from their siding in Yerraguntla to Krishnapatnam Port (for export to Sri Lanka) and in return direction has loaded imported Pet Coke from the Krishnapatnam Port to Bharathi Cements, Yerraguntla. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has appreciated the marketing efforts of the Staff & Officials of Guntakal Division in creating awareness among the freight customers about the benefits [...]
  • With the rapid growth of passenger and freight traffic, it has become necessary o­n the part of South Eastern Railway (SER) to modernize and maintain the signaling and interlocking equipment at stations o­n the important trunk lines in order to carry and ease the traffic movement. During nationwide lockdowns in the wake of COVID-19, South Eastern Railway has taken major initiatives in the works of Signal & Telecom asset maintenance all over its network.  The maintenance of assets has been done in the area of Multiple-Aspect: Signaling Automatic Signalling Route [...]
  • The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (NCRTC) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for indigenous development of Platform Screen Doors (PSD). NCRTC is seeking partnership with manufacturers of Platform Screen Doors (PSD) or components thereof, interested in establishing manufacturing units in India for used in Metro/ RRTS/High speed/main line Railways. Background: National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a joint venture company of the Government of India and States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and under the administrative control of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. [...]
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a 1.7 MW Solar PV Plant at Bina in Madhya Pradesh for the Indian Railways. The plant will directly feed power to traction systems of Indian Railways. The project is a landmark achievement in the history of solar power, as this is the first time that solar power is being directly used for traction applications. Notably, with this, BHEL has achieved direct injection of single-phase 25 kV power to traction substation of Indian Railways. About the project: The project has been jointly conceptualised [...]
  • The global technology leader will enable a public electric locomotive manufacturer to advance the government’s mission for 100 percent railway electrification and a low carbon footprint. Bangalore, July 09, 2020 — In an order worth INR 120 crore, Hitachi ABB Power Grids India (listed on the stock exchanges as “ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited”) will be delivering its transformers to the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), for the production of 400 passenger and freight locomotive engines. Through the project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids [...]
  • Western Railway has introduced various incentive schemes of the Ministry of Railways, to attract freight transporters to tie up with Railways for transportation of their goods & parcels. Looking at the overall market scenario and based o­n the existing traffic pattern, such schemes result in win-win situations for the customers as well as for Railways. However, due to segregated rules available o­n Indian Railways Website, it becomes difficult for the stakeholder, especially for those who are presently not directly affiliated with Railways and even for the existing customers to know [...]
  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has geared up construction activities on India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut. M/s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on 08.07.2020 kickstarted the foundation work in Modinagar and Shatabdi Nagar in Meerut under package-3 works. With this main construction work other than the priority section of Sahibabad to Duhai has started. Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC on 08.07.2020 inspected the ongoing works in the entire section along with this newly started construction work.  Shri Singh also over viewed various preparations done for Monsoon. He advised [...]
  • Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken many innovative initiatives to further enhance the safety of passenger carrying trains. In recent years there were some incidents when the fire broke out from either Pantry cars or generator cars of passenger trains causing damages. Such fire has the potential of causing loss of human life if not noticed and extinguished timely. In N. F. Railway, there are 180 Power Cars and Pantry cars.  These Power Cars and Pantry cars of the modern LHB rakes have a potential risk of fire in running [...]

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