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  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (NCRTC) has invited open e-bids (Electronic Bid) (Manual bids are not permitted) on International Competitive Bidding (ICB) under single stage two packet system with Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) system of Bid evaluation for “Engagement of Detailed Design Consultant for Civil, Architectural and E and M work for design of 7 no. elevated stations (Panchgaon, Bilaspur, Dharuhera, MBIR, Rewari, Bawal and SNB), one Depot at Dharuhera.” Key Details: Name of Work: DA/DD/COR-OF/017: Engagement of Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for Civil, Architectural and E&M [...]
  • The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will be on a day-long visit to Nagpur Today (17th January) for inspection of Vasudeo Nagar Metro Station. Vasudev Nagar Metro Station is one of the important metro stations located on the stretch between Lokmanya Nagar and Sitabuldi Interchange. Some of the prominent academic institutions are located on the stretch near Vasudev Nagar Metro Station. The Metro Station is located on Aqua Line which stretches from Lokmanya Nagar on the Western side to Prajapati Nagar on eastern side. It is part of Reach-III [...]
  • Shri Manoj Joshi has taken over the charge of General Manager of Metro Railway o­n 14.01.2020. He is a senior officer of Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers of 1983 batch. Shri Joshi is a B.E.(Mechanical) from IIT Roorkee and has done his Executive MBA from MDI Gurgaon. He has also attended training programmes in Advance Strategic Management in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Prior to this appointment, he was Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer of Central Railway. During his 34 years of illustrious career in Indian Railways, he has worked [...]
  • To increase its share of freight from the automobile sector, the Railways has designed wagons that can carry not just cars, but also trucks and tractors, a senior official said. The detailed drawing of the “higher automobile carrier wagons” is in the final stages, Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board said at a briefing. More Information: The existing wagons, which have two decks, have a limitation due to overall height. Cars with a height of above 1,500 mm cannot be loaded on both decks of the current wagons. [...]
  • The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has completed 100% excavation work on 13 out of 26 underground stations on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor and excavation for remaining 13 stations will be completed by May this year. More Details: The Excavation work has been completed for the 13 stations are: Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, CSMT, Science Museum, Siddhi Vinayak, MIDC, Marol Naka, Sahar Road, CSMIA Domestic, CSMIA International airport and SEEPZ. Mr. S.K.Gupta, Project Director, MMRCL said, “Now further activities like construction of the station boxes, which is [...]
  • Rail Analysis: What are some of the highlights of ELECRAMA 2020? How will it be different from previous editions? Mr. Anil Saboo: ELECRAMA 2020 have major concurrent events like World Utility Summit, ETechnxt, RBSM and DBSM, etc where exhibitors from more than 60 countries and visitors from more than 120 countries shall join. ELECRAMA shall provide more noticeable growth, increased exports in addition to new segments specially connecting our MSME units to Global Value Chains. In this addition we will be focusing on the entire energy spectrum along with Renewable [...]
  • Indian Railways and Railway Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL – a Joint Venture of Ministry of Railways & RITES Ltd.) organized a Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet on 09th January, 2020 in New Delhi. The objective of the Investors’ Meet was to disseminate information about the opportunities available under renewable energy in Indian Railways. In the meet, experience of developers with Railways and key benefits of partnering with Indian Railways was showcased. The Investors’ Meet was attended by leading financers and institutions including Department for International Development, Government of United Kingdom [...]
  • Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has invites Open Tenders for Construction of elevated viaducts and stations for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Phase-2 Project in two packages. Package-C1 Name of Work: Construction of i) 8.124 km elevated viaducts and 8 stations from Ch. 17343.443m to 25467.443m, ii) 5.420 km elevated viaducts and 3 stations from GNLU to GIFT City and iii) 0.815 km elevated viaducts and additional platform at Koteshwar Road station for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to GIFT City (excl. E&M, Architectural, finishing [...]
  • Evolution is essence of continuous rapid metamorphosis of the universe. And Science, application of awareness & knowledge to make human life comfortable, is enabler of all breakthrough and disruption innovations. Humankind being experiencing the revolutionized growth as that is evident from various industrialization which started 150 years back from Industry 1.0 to currently on verge of Industry 4.0. This not only made possible to connect global population through breakthrough information architecture to now on threshold of intercommunication of raw material, machines and production cycles to make products of superior quality [...]
  • The construction arm of L&T has secured an order from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) involving design, procurement, and supply, installation, testing and commissioning of ballastless track on the mainline and ballasted track in the depot in the section between BKC station to Aarey Station (Package 10C – 40 track KM) for Mumbai Metro Line 3 project. More Information: This order has been secured against stiff competition from other major multi-national companies. With this order, L&T shall be executing the entire track works in Mumbai Metro Line 3 [...]

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  • Evolution is essence of continuous rapid metamorphosis of the universe. And Science, application of awareness & knowledge to make human life comfortable, is enabler of all breakthrough and disruption innovations. Humankind being experiencing the revolutionized growth as that is evident from various industrialization which started 150 years back from Industry 1.0 to currently on verge of Industry 4.0. This not only made possible to connect global population through breakthrough information [...]
  • The construction work for Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 was formally started today at Haiderpur Badli Mor in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh and other senior officials. Piling work was commenced at Haiderpur Badli Mor as part of the Phase 4’s first civil contract which was awarded last month for the construction of a portion of the Janakpuri West – R. K Ashram Marg Corridor (Extension of Line – [...]
  • In the Union Budget 2019-20, it was estimated that an investment of Rs 50 lakh crores would be needed for railway infrastructure between 2018-2030. Railway projects are not conceived/executed on State/Union Territory basis. Investment in Railways is mobilized  from a mix of sources including budgetary and extra budgetary resources through institutional finance and Public Private Partnership (PPP). A part of investment in the area of completion of tracks, rolling stock [...]
  • Introduction: Nowadays with the rising concern over the viability of the cost of metro rail projects, especially in smaller cities, the Central government of India is planning to promote Light Rail Transit System as an alternative mass rapid transport system in urban areas.  Light rail transit (LRT) is a form of urban rail transit using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on [...]
  • As growth stagnated around the world in the latter part of this decade, India was often the country bucking the trend. With projected growth of 8% per year from 2016, the belief was that India would go from strength to strength, improving exponentially as its competitors hit the wall. Yet growth has slowed in the past two years, and currently rests at 6.8%. While this is by no means bad [...]

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