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  • Gurugram: RITES Limited has renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coal India Limited (a Government of India Enterprise) on July 3rd, 2020, for Project Management Consultancy Services of Rail Infrastructure business, and construction of rapid loading system, coal handling plants and silos. This MOU has been renewed for a period of five years. While in the past, such MOU enabled RITES to achieve a fee income of around Rs. 100 crore per year, the company is expecting increase in it due to additional scope and several projects expected in the pipeline. [...]
  • UP Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has awarded the contract for Supply, Testing & Commissioning of 201 cars for 67 trains of 3 car each along with Train Control & Signaling System for Kanpur and Agra Metro projects to Indian consortium M/s Bombardier Transport India Pvt. Limited. In the tender invited on international competitive bidding, four international firms participated in the tender submitted in UPMRC on 18th February 2020. After a very detailed technical evaluation by the UPMRC team, the Chinese bidder got technically disqualified in the bidding process. Financial packages [...]
  • South Central Railway (SCR) has carried out an extensive modification of Akola Station Yard to facilitate connection to the new Broad-Gauge railway line under construction between Akola and Akot stations, part of Akola – Khandwa Gauge Conversion Project. Akola Station is an important junction in the Marathwada region connecting Wardha towards East, Bhusaval towards West, Purna towards South and Khandwa towards North direction and the station falls under Central Railway jurisdiction. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR has complimented Construction department Officials and Nanded Division on successful completion of Akola [...]
  • As the passenger trains stopped running with the announcement of lockdown in the country the rail traffic on the vast network of Indian Railways was minimized. During the lockdown period of mid-March-May, only the goods, parcel, shramik and special trains were moving on the tracks. As the rail traffic was low, Northern Railway (NR) used the unprecedented window period to carryout repair and maintenance of the rails and welds, overhauling of level crossings and de-stressing of tracks for enhancing safety. In total 36,440 Km railway track over the zone was [...]
  • Kolkata: Metro commuters can now recharge or top-up his smart card online without physically going to the counter. Metro Railway has developed  a very user- friendly method of recharging smart cards online for its commuters. Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway launched this facility on 30.06.2020 at Metro Rail Bhavan. In order to avail this facility, Metro smart card users will have to visit Metro Railway Kolkata website https://mtp.indianrailways.gov.in and click on the “on-line recharge” option after which a very user – friendly menu driven facility will guide the [...]
  • To ensure the timely delivery of freight vital for the energy & infrastructure sector, Railways has maintained its goods trains fully functional in spite of the Covid-19 lockdown and unlock. In 100 days, Central Railway (CR) has transported 13.39 million tonnes of freight successfully in meeting the needs of the industry. In terms of wagon loads it turns out 2,54,335 wagons i.e. in the 100 days from 23.3.2020 to 30.6.2020, Central Railway ran 5,306 goods trains carrying coal, food grains, sugar, petroleum products, fertilizers, containers, iron and steel, cement, onions [...]
  • Shri A K Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Southern Eastern Region recently inspected the railway electrification works on 48 Route Km of section between Rayadurga and Talaku on Mysuru Division of South Western Railway (SWR). This section is part of the 184 Route Km of Ballari – Chikjajur electrification. CRS inspection and speed trial of 48 Rkm electrified section between Rayadurga and Talaku of Mysuru division of SWR was done on 30.06.2020. This work is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. During the inspection, 3 power line crossings [...]
  • The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) has invited online open tender for the work “Preparation of GADs of Crossing Bridges over Rivers/Canals/Railways and Roads (Expressway, NH & SH and Major District Roads) and GADs of proposed Stations and Maintenance Depots for DPR of Delhi-Varanasi HSR Corridor”. Tender No.: NHSRCL/CO/CONT./GAD/2020/12 Tender Security: INR 2,15,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh fifteen thousand only) Completion period of the Work: 03 Months Pre-bid Meeting: 09.07.2020 at 1500 hrs. (online) Tender submission start date: 18.07.2020 & 1000 Hrs. Tender submission end date: 23.07.2020 till 1500 [...]
  • Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) a 50:50 JV company of RLDA and IRCON (RITES also likely to join the JV with 24% equity out of IRCON’s share shortly), in collaboration with Invest India and Primus Partners conducted an exclusive Roundtable Conference on ‘Attracting greater Private Investments and Commercial Development Projects on Railway Land’ on July 1, 2020 via Video Conference. The aim of the Roundtable Conference was to provide a platform to key stakeholders from industry to understand existing partnership formats of IRSDC for commercial development and discuss [...]
  • The Ministry of Railways has invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private participation for operation of passenger train services over 109 Origin Destination(OD) pairs of routes through introduction of 151 modern Trains (Rakes). The 109 OD Pairs have been formed into 12 Clusters across the Indian Railway network. Each Train shall have a minimum of 16 coaches. The project would entail private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore. This is the first initiative of private investment for running Passenger Trains over Indian Railways network. Majority of Trains to be [...]

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