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  • Regardless of ongoing Covid-19 crisis, North Central Railway has scaled new heights in safe and efficient train operations by achieving highest ever punctuality of 97.02 % in July 2020 and overall punctuality of 92.67% in April to July this year thus registering substantial improvement of 68% over corresponding period of 2019-20. Important initiatives taken to improve freight loading volume over NCR have started yielding results as its loading consecutively in June and July 2020 is more as compared to last year. In July 2020 North Central Railway has loaded 1.37 [...]
  • A new dawn ushers o­n Indian Railways as it endeavours to be self-reliant for its energy needs, Railways have taken decisive steps to achieve ‘Net Zero’ carbon emission mass transportation network by 2030. As a part of this mission, Central Railway in coordination with automobile companies like M/s Mahindra & Mahindra has started loading cars to parts of India thereby saving precious fuel and earning carbon footprint.   Business Development Units (BDU) formed to increase the rail share in the goods/parcel sector have mapped the data of inward and outward material [...]
  • Although Railway is o­ne of the least polluting means of transportation, the Indian Railway is fully aware of its responsibilities for a positive contribution to preserving the environment for our future generation. In that direction, the Indian Railway has taken a conscious decision to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption which is produced by using fossil fuel. A new dawn ushers o­n Indian Railways as it endeavours to be self-reliant for its energy needs as directed by the Prime Minister and solarise railway stations by utilizing its vacant [...]
  • The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which is engaged in the development of railways and related infrastructure, has decided to undertake Construction of National Rail & Transportation Institute at Vadodara, and has decided to carry out the bidding process for selection of bidder(s) to whom the Contract may be awarded. Brief particulars of the Contract are as follows: Tender Reference Number: C/Bid/NRTI/2020/01 Name of the Work: Construction of National Rail & Transportation Institute at Vadodara Estimated Cost: INR 800 crores (The cost is tentative and may change at the time [...]
  • In the Union Budget 2020-21, Minister of Finance had made an announcement ‘to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables, inclusive of milk, meat, and fish’. It was also stated that the Indian Railways will set up a Kisan Rail. As announced in the current year’s Union Budget by Finance Minister, Indian Railways is introducing first “Kisan Rail” from Devlali to Danapur on 07/08/2020 at 11:00 hrs from Devlali. The train will be flagged off via video conferencing by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development [...]
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited bids (through e-tendering process) for selection of licensee/s for Licensing of Spaces for placement and installation of Telecom Tower/Masts for Provision & Enhancement of Mobile (Cellular) Network at 38 Selected Metro Stations / Locations of DMRC Network. Tender Reference Number: 520M0002/TT Cost of Bid Document: INR 23,600/- (INR.20,000/- + 18%GST) Bid Security/EMD: Total Combined for all four Schedules (Schedule-1 to 4) is INR. 25,09,000/- Sale of Bid Document: From 31.07.2020 (17:00 Hrs) to 31.08.2020 (15:00 Hrs) Pre-Bid Conference: 14.08.2020, through video conference [...]
  • With a view to enhance the Railways freight basket, South Central Railway has introduced “Cargo Express”, which is first of its kind and innovative concept over Indian Railways. Under this concept, SCR has announced a Time Tabled freight twin between Sanath Nagar in Hyderabad to Adarsh Nagar in New Delhi as a pilot project for a period of Six months and would be running the “Cargo Express” once a week every Wednesday. Accordingly, the first cargo express has been flagged off on 05th August, 2020 from SanathNagar in Hyderabad.  Generally, [...]
  • As per the directions of the Railway Board, Business Development Units (BDUs) are set up at both Zonal and Divisional levels of SCR to focus o­n increasing the freight business and double it by 2024. As part of it, Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a review meeting o­n various aspects related Business Development Units at Zonal level and Divisional levels. All the BDU’s nominated Coordinators over the zone joined the meeting through web conference. The members of the Business Development Committee had regular interactions with both [...]
  • During the last 6 years, Rs 27,655 crore of Capital Investment was made by Indian Railways in North East Projects which is 160% more than the capital investment of Rs 10,610 made during 2009-14. The major projects that were completed during the last 6 years are: Bogibeel Rail cum Road Bridge: 5 km Bogibeel Rail cum Road Bridge across river Brahmaputra commissioned and dedicated to the Nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister in December 2018. The bridge has brought North and South Assam closer together like never before by shortening rail [...]
  • Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), India’s leading Steel Producer continues to scale new heights with its consistent performance in Indian & global markets despite the challenges due to the pandemic. Marching towards achieving the dream of Aatm Nirbhar Bharat by import substitution, in addition to the first-ever domestic order of Head Hardened Rails of 3000 tonnes from RVNL (Kolkata Metro), JSPL has bagged orders from Pune Metro (3000 tonnes) and Konkan Railway (1960 tonnes). JSPL reports a rise of 29% in Standalone Steel Sales in July 2020 to 6,37,000 [...]

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