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  • 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 [...]
  • During the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Metro services have been suspended since 23.03.2020. Metro Railway is making full utilization of this period by maintenance activities of various departments which have been going smoothly to keep all Metro assets including rolling stocks ready for resumption of its services. Repairing and construction works of third rail pedestals along the North- South Metro corridor have been taken up during this time in order to replace the old pedestals.   Third Rail which carries and supplies electricity to the running Metro rakes is [...]
  • Central Railway Loco Workshop, Parel in Mumbai has manufactured and turned out 1st narrow Gauge locomotive for Northern Railway after lockdown was imposed. The loco will be utilised for hauling passengers and good trains o­n the Kangra Valley Railway Section of Firozpur Division of Northern Railway. The Kangra Valley Railway is a 2 ft 6 inch (762 mm) gauge railway that runs from Pathankot in Punjab to Joginder Nagar in Himachal Pradesh.  It runs through the Sub-Himalayan region of Kangra Valley and is 164 km (101.9 miles) long. The loco [...]
  • With a view to extend the freight basket of Indian Railways, there is an urgent need to take planned measures to increase the existing volume of freight traffic. For this, South Eastern Railway (SER) is making all out efforts to increase its share in traditional commodities being carried and a strong foray is made into miscellaneous non-bulk goods. To attract these miscellaneous non-bulk commodities for transportation by rail, South Eastern Railway, in accordance with the directives given by Railway Board, has decided to set up a multi-disciplinary Business Development Unit [...]
  • The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited has invited online bids from eligible Bidders for Package 23: Design, Detail Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Environment Control System (ECS), Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS), Electrical, ECS-E&M BMS, TVS BMS and TVS SCADA OCC/BCC Systems of 4 Underground Stations at Anand Vihar, Meerut Central, Bhaisali & Begumpul including Ventilation Buildings on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. Tender Reference Number: DM/EL/COR-OF/118 Published Date: 07-Jul-2020 Bid Opening Date: 24-Aug-2020 Bid Submission End Date: 24-Aug-2020 Pre Bid Meeting Date: 20-Jul-2020 EMD Value: 2,80,00,000 Scope [...]
  • Despite complete lockdown imposed from 22nd March, 2020 and the current partial lockdown, Western Railway has done commendable work by loading 8359 rakes of goods trains till 5th July, 2020, including various essential commodities such as POL-914, Fertilizers-1301, Salt-470, Foodgrain-88, Cement-569, Coal-328, Containers-4130 & General Goods – 40 rakes, amounting to 17.11 Million Tonnes to different states of the country, including North East region.  In addition to this 381 rakes of Millennium Parcel Van and Milk Tank Wagons containing various essential commodities such as medicine, medical kits, frozen food, milk powder [...]
  • A new dawn ushers on Indian Railways as it endeavors to be self-reliant for its energy needs as directed by the Prime Minister and solarise railway stations by utilizing its vacant lands for Renewable Energy (RE) projects. Railway is committed to utilize solar energy for meeting its traction power requirements and become a complete ‘Green mode of transportation’. The Ministry of Railways has decided to install solar power plants on its vacant unused lands on mega scale. This would help in making Indian Railways green as well as ‘Atma Nirbhar’. [...]
  • The first time Iron ore fines have been loaded and transported by rail from Veldurti railway station in Kurnool district falling in Hyderabad Division to JSW steel siding, Salem in Tamil Nandu o­n 4th July, 2020. A total 45 Box N Wagons with approx weight of 2979 tonnes Iron ore fines have been loaded from Veldurti to Salem. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR has appreciated the efforts of Officers and staff of Hyderabad Divisions in capturing new traffic into SCR freight basket and loading to the new destinations from [...]
  • After the lockdown, works on the high speed rail projects have picked up pace. After inviting tender for Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail, the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has now invited online open e-tenders for the work: Geotechnical Investigation works at Various Locations in Palghar and Thane Districts of C3 package of Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. Physical bids shall not be accepted. Tender No.: NHSRCL/CPM(C)/Palghar/20-21/01 Tender Security: INR  3,39,296 Tender Value: INR 2,39,29,583 Completion period of the Work: 04 Months Tender documents on sale: From 6th July [...]
  • South Western Railway is poised to load about 39 Million Tonnes of freight during the financial year 2020-21. Hubballi is the highest freight loading division on SWR as nearly 80% of targeted freight is loaded from stations under its jurisdiction. To achieve the target for loading, an action plan has been drawn up. Towards the same freight customers meet was held on 04.07.2021, through video conference with various freight customers chaired by Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager/Hubballi. Major Freight Customers that took part are as below: Ugar Sugar NMDC [...]

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