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  • The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has invited tenders for ‘Traffic and Transportation study for preparation of DPR for Jaipur Metro Phase 2 Corridors‘. Tender Description: Name of work: Traffic and Transportation study for preparation of DPR for Jaipur Metro Phase 2 Corridors. Completion Period: 10 weeks Estimated cost: INR 30,40,433 Bid Submission Start Date: 18-Jul-2019, 04:15 PM Bid Submission End Date: 31-Jul-2019, 03:00 PM Bid Opening Date: 01-Aug-2019, 03:30 PM Bid Opening Place: 25, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-01 Tender, along with all details should be submitted online on the [...]
  • Railways have adopted the concept of giving incentives to contractors for early completion of projects, Union Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. He said that a lot of monitoring is done at various levels. More Information: Mr. Goyal also said, regular meetings are held with officials of state governments and authorities concerned to resolve pending issues that are obstructing progress of projects. The Railway Minister told the Lok Sabha,”To ensure that projects are completed even before time, Railways have adopted concept of incentives to the contractor in the [...]
  • New Delhi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has started preparatory work for its Phase-4 project. The Metro Phase-4 project is scheduled to be completed in 5 years from the date of start of work, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha. More Information: Last week, the Supreme Court had ordered commencement of the construction work. He said,”The DMRC has informed that it has started preparatory work. The project is scheduled to be completed in five years [...]
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to construct a new railway line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat (81.17 Km) with an estimated cost of Rs. 1319.75crore.The project will be completed by 2023-24 and will be executed by Construction Organization of North Eastern Railway. The project area is densely populated, economically backward and is deficient in road transport facilities. The proposed project will provide rail facility to the people of the area falling under the project line and will help [...]
  • Hyderabad Metro‘s stretch between Hitech City and Raidurg is likely to be opened by August-end. The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL) is holding the final inspection of the overhead power lines by operating the Cantilever Maintenance Vehicle (CMV) on the Hitech City–Raidurg (Mindspace) stretch. More Information: Currently, final inspection of the overhead electrical lines are under way before energisation of the system is completed to start trial runs. After the launch of Metro services on the Ameerpet-Hitech City route, there has been a huge demand to increase the frequency of services [...]
  • Nagpur Metro: A high power German delegation visited Nagpur Metro project to take stock of the progress. The Delegation was led by German Ambassador to India Mr. Walter J. Lindner. More Information: During the Visit, the delegation visited khapri, new airport and Sitabuldi Metro stations. The other members of the delegation were Ms. Miriam Strabells- Adviser Political Dept. (German Embassy) and Swati Khanna- Special representative of KFW. The delegation was full of appreciation for the way the project was executed. “The solar and the green initiatives, 5 & 6 D [...]
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to construct a 3rd railway line between Allahabad – Mughalsarai (now Pt. DeenDayal Upadhyaya Jn.) (Length 150 km) with an estimated cost of Rs. 2649.44 crore. The project will be completed by 2023-24 and will be executed by Construction Organization of North Central. The project will help cope up with the future traffic and remove capacity constraints. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than [...]
  • Nagpur: The Metro trains in the city will run on Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system. Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) gave this information in a press conference organised in Sitabuldi interchange metro station on Monday. More Information: Already, the trial run has been started with a maximum speed of 90 kmph. Mahametro will put to use all the modern technique and safety measures while running train at this speed, as per the reports. The metro trains will run on CBTC system, which means the [...]
  • Visakhapatnam: The State Budget of Andhra Pradesh has made the announcement to set up Monorail system in the city. State Finance Minister Buganna Rajendranath Reddy, who delivered his first Budget speech in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, made the announcement on 15 July 2019. More Information: The implementation of the monorail project is aimed at facilitating the increasing demand for public transport. A comparatively lesser utilisation of land resources and lower construction cost per kilometer are a few of the major advantages of the proposed transport system. While the cost per [...]
  • The Railways has introduced new tender system for third Train 18 unit. The national transporter has introduced a new system for giving all bidders a level playing field and ensuring transparency. New tendering process Earlier, stung by allegations of favouritism in the tendering process for manufacturing the first Train 18 set, the railways had scrapped all existing tenders for the third rake. The new tendering process gives vendors 3 months to apply for bids instead of the present 3 weeks, officials said. It makes it mandatory for the production units [...]

Additional Insights

  • Railway infra would need an investment of 50 lakh crores between 2018 and 2030; PPP to be used to unleash faster development and delivery of passenger freight services, says Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first budget speech on Rail Budget . Railway Budget 2019-20 highlights- Massive programme of railway station modernization to be launched this year. Railways to be encouraged to invest more in suburban railways through SPV [...]
  • Almost every one of us has travelled via railways at least once in a lifetime. But have you ever wondered where and how the trains and their coaches are manufactured? The Indian railways have been accumulating the manufacturing capacity from its three factories- Integral Coach Factory, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (Punjab) and the New Factory: Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh). The first coaches manufacturing factory [...]
  • These are exciting times in railway signalling, so much better than they were thirty years ago. When I started my signalling career in the early 1990s, signalling for mainline railways had a bad reputation, for three reasons. One, most people in the rail industry considered signalling a “secret society” or “dark art” with its own language and vocabulary that was foreign and nearly impossible to understand for normal non- signalling folks. [...]
  • In the modern day, computers, electronic gadgets internet, Wi-Fi, online services, social media, e-learning and alike have attained immense popularity. Almost everyone is glued to the screens of their smartphones, tabs, and laptops; either studying, playing games, connecting with friends on social media or busy in some work. Gadgets and quick learning have become part of our day-to-day lives.  Addition to this is the machine learning that has been incorporated [...]
  • Author : Mr. Chandan Kumar P As a Rail engineer with impressive 10+ years working experience in Rolling Stock + Signalling, Design Engineering, Verification & Validation, System Specification, Testing & Commissioning, Maintenance, Modifications, Troubleshooting for various projects   Introduction : The refurbishment of rolling stock at end of nominal life, including the risks and opportunities of life extension beyond initial design life. Metros have been gaining increasingly significant benefits through [...]

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