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  • The DMRC which has the largest operational metro network in the country of over 390 KMs has strengthened its operation and maintenance (O&M) wing with the appointment of Mr. Vikas Kumar as Director (Operations) and Mr. A K Garg, who was so far looking after O&M as Director (Operations), as  Director (Infrastructure). Mr. Vikas Kumar, an officer of the 1988 batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service, was earlier working as Executive Director/ Operations in DMRC.  He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from IIT, Roorkee (1987) and did M. Tech from [...]
  • Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a review meeting o­n safety and freight loading of the Zone on 29th November, 2021 from Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Principal Heads of Departments; Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the six divisions viz., Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Nanded Divisions participated through web conference. The General Manager primarily focused o­n the safety of train operations over the Zone.  He appreciated the SCR team for speedy restoration of tracks which were affected due to heavy rains in Vijayawada and Guntakal Divisions.  [...]
  • Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has been operating its passenger services from 21st June 2021 post lockdown imposed by Government of Tamil Nadu due to COVID-19  pandemic. Presently CMRL is operating its Metro Train Services as per the instructions of Government of Tamil Nadu.  A total of 1,30,55,833 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 30.11.2021. A total of 1,02,31,685 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 31.10.2021. A total of 29,24,148 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 01.11.2021 to 30.11.2021. On [...]
  • Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited proposals through e-tendering single stage two cover bidding system from interested eligible bidders as per the conditions of Bid Document for “Grant of Lease of Railway Land for 99 Years for Development including  Re-development of existing Railway Colony (Railway Colony No. 13) Civil Lines, Near  Fountain Chowk, Ludhiana (Area to be leased: 21185.54 sqm)” as per following details: Tender Reference Number: RLDA/RFP/CD-46/CRD-5 of 2021 Name of Project: Grant of Lease of Railway Land for 99 Years for Development including Re-development of existing Railway [...]
  • Enabling safe, on-time and connected journey with Nokia: Today’s urban/metro railway operators are in the spotlight as governments look to reduce urban congestion, lower carbon emissions and increase the numbers of passengers served. Getting passengers to choose rail is about better in-station and on-board experiences, ensuring efficient on-time operations and 24/7 safety and security. Mission-critical broadband connectivity is the foundation for digitally transforming today’s railways. The traditional Wi-Fi networks that most urban and metro rail operators rely on today weren’t built for the demands of mission- critical rail. Simply put, [...]
  • IRCON International Limited on behalf of Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has invited online bids in open tender one packet system on prescribed forms from bonafide firms/companies having requisite experience and financial capacity for execution of the work detailed in the given below.  Tender Reference Number: IRCON/2046/NFR-SRRP/Woven Crates/227/06 Name of work: Providing and making Gabion structure with Mechanically Woven Double Twisted Hexagonal Shaped Wire mesh Gabion Boxes in Dumping area at DI Fund Land at Sivok in connection with construction of Sivok-Rangpo new BG Railway Line Project. Estimated Cost of Work: [...]
  • The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited has invited sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing, Commissioning and Training of 72 Nos. Standard Gauge Cars for Surat Metro Rail Phase-I Project.  Contract No.: GMRC/RS2 Name of Work: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing, Commissioning and Training of 72 Nos. of Standard Gauge Cars for Surat Metro Rail Phase-I Project. EMD: 6.35 Cr. Document Cost: INR 50,000/- About the Project: The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited has applied for financing from KfW toward the cost of the Surat [...]
  • Two 6.52m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machines have been delivered for Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) for the Corridor-1 of the Kanpur MRTS Project (KNPCC-05) in India. The TBMs will be utilised by the Gulermak-Sam India JV for the execution of the tunnelling works on the first underground tunneling package (KNPCC-05) of the 32.4 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project’s 8.6 km underground section. Following successful Factory Acceptance Tests at TERRATEC’s facilities, the TBMs will now be transported to Kanpur and reassembled for the package [...]
  • In the first ever kind of an exercise, the Delhi Metro has successfully completed the mid-life refurbishment work of the first train which was introduced into service in 2007. DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh unveiled the first such train at the Yamuna Bank depot today. This endeavor is part of a special drive undertaken by DMRC to refurbish all the 70 Metro trains which were procured by DMRC in its Phase-I between 2002 and 2007 and have already completed 14 to 19 years of their overall 30-year life span. [...]
  • The Ministry of Railways has given priority for early completion of o­ngoing Railway projects in this region. During his last visit to Odisha, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways advised officials to take necessary action and to coordinate with other agencies, so that the long pending sanctioned work will be completed at the earliest. In view of the above, the Talcher-Bimlagarh new BG Rail Link Project (149.78Km) sanctioned in the year 2003-04 achieved a major milestone as Engineering Team of ECoR Construction wing conducted final detonation to force the Breakthrough in [...]


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