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  • The lockdown and efforts of minimizing human/physical contacts in work place has pushed up the digital platform usage of South Western Railway (SWR) replacing the manual filing system. The number of digital files of SWR on NIC e-office platform, implemented by RailTel, has increased more than 3 times during the past 4 months (April-July 2020). Post Covid, the number of e-files generated by SWR was 3623 and by end of July the number of e files created by users of SWR has increased to14,069. The number e-receipts generated by users [...]
  • Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Detailed Master Planning, Urban Designing, Engineering & Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Re-development of Ernakulam Town (ERN) Railway Station under Thiruvananthapuram Division of Southern Railway. Bidding Document No.: RLDA/RFP/CT- 80 of 2020 Estimated cost of work: INR 3300000/- Earnest Money Deposit: INR 66000/- Time for completion of work: 195 days Last date of downloading of e-bid Document for participation/submission: 14.09.2020 by 1400 hrs E-bid Due Date/ last date of submission of ebid: 14.09.2020 by [...]
  • Railways in its continuous effort to serve the freight customers has been taking several steps to improve the freight traffic. In this direction, As advised by the Rail Ministry, South Central Railway has already set up Business Development Units (BDUs) at both Zonal and Divisional levels. The committee members of these BDUs are in regular touch with freight customers, trade & industry to work out various ways and means to improvise the freight loading. Now, with a view to further increase the freight loading, Railway Board has announced a set [...]
  • India’s Only and first 1080 Head hardened rail manufacturer Jindal Steel & power limited (JSPL) has started supply of 1080 grade Head Hardened rails to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for the Completion of Kolkata Metro’s Joka-Esplanade corridor. JSPL became the first company to supply specially treated indigenous 1080 grade Head Hardened rails for completion of New Phase of Kolkata Metro Corridors. Earlier, Metro Rail corporations and western dedicated freight corridor used to import Head Hardened rails for construction of High-speed tracks from Japan & Europe. Trains can run on [...]
  • During the current phase of Covid-19 Pandemic, North Central Railway has taken holistic approach towards improvement in passenger amenities at stations and in trains. Besides implementing innovative QR code based Contactless Ticket Checking system at Prayagraj Jn. and first ever deployment of Mobile UTS during Magh Mela-2020; for ease of reserved and non reserved ticketing to passengers North Central Railway, so far has provided: 86 Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Seva (JTBS) agents Unreserved ticketing system (UTS) counters at 310 stations UTS cum PRS service at 64 stations 05 PRS centers [...]
  • Chairman Railway Board has launched E-pass module of Human Resource Management System (HRMS) developed by CRIS through video conferencing which was also attended by FC/Railways, all Board Members, CMD/IRCTC, MD/CRIS, all GMs, PCPOS, PCCMS, PFAs and DRMs. DG/HR briefed about the various aspects of the e-Pass module and its phased implementation strategy. Process for issuance of pass have been largely manual in IR. Also there was no facility for booking of ticket online on Pass for Railway employee. The E-Pass module has been developed by CRIS under HRMS project and [...]
  • The Second Pre-application Conference on Private Train Project RFQs was held on 12th August 2020. The Project for Private Participation in Passenger Train Operations will bring in a paradigm shift in passenger experience by significantly enhancing the quality of service while reducing transit time and supply demand deficit through introduction of modern technology rolling stock. The project will augment the availability of transportation services for the public. It may be noted that these trains will be in addition to trains already being run by Railways. Introduction of these additional private [...]
  • The RaiI Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has invited bids for the work of “Supply & Execution of S&T works for ‘R-RVH’ doubling with replacement of East & West cabin panel by provision of distributed EI with centralized operation by dual VDU of Raipur yard and phase working of RVH with alteration in existing EI in the Raipur Division of South East Central Railway in Chhattisgarh State, India”. Tender Reference Number: SnT/RVNL/R/Doubling/R-RVH/2967 Approx. Estimated Cost of Project: INR 174483138/- Bid Security: INR 3489663/- Clarification Start Date: 13-Aug-2020 Clarification End Date: 13-Sep-2020  [...]
  • North Central railway has started constructing boundary walls utilizing released PSC sleepers along the track. North Central Railway HQ office has issued a drawing for construction of Boundary wall along Railway track utilizing unserviceable and released pre-stressed concrete (PSC) sleepers. Following this drawing, Agra division has constructed 500 meters boundary wall in Agra- Mathura section and working on another patch of 1.5 kms. Similarly Prayagraj division has also constructed boundary wall for about 100 meters at Subedarganj station following the approved scheme. During renewal of track and up-gradation from 52 [...]
  • In continuation to tender for C4-ECV 01, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has now invited online tenders for Package C4-ECV-02 for Construction of Elevated Metro Stations at Chennai bypass crossing, Ramchandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal, Bus depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus, Poonamallee bypass for Phase-2 project, Corridor-4. Tender Security: INR 14 Crores Cost of Document: INR 40,000/- Period of Completion: 36 Months Pre Bid Meeting Date: 24-09-2020 Bid Submission Start Date: 01-Nov-2020 03:00  Bid Submission End Date: 09-Nov-2020 03:00  Bid Opening Date: 10-11-2020  Scope of [...]

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