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  • Indian Railways is poised to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by adopting various measures including movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to every nook and corner of the country during crisis in the wake of Covid-19. As a part of commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway has geared up its entire network to run Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country.  South Eastern Railway, during this national crisis, has already run 6474 trips of Time Tabled Parcel [...]
  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has invited bids under single stage two packet system for the work of “Execution of Track linking work (excluding supply of Rails and Sleepers and Thick webs switches) from Sagadapata to Tomka station of Jaroli-Jakhapura Doubling Project of Khurdha Road Division of East Coast Railway in the state of Odisha, India.” Tender Reference Number: RVNL/BBS/e-Tender/DKB- DL/SGDP-TMKA/P.Way L/25/119 Approx. Estimated Cost of Project: INR 40.68 Crores Bid Security: INR 81.36 Lakhs Document Download / Sale Start Date: 23-Nov-2020 Document Download / Sale End Date: 30-Dec-2020  Period [...]
  • On two consecutive days, the South Western Railway, Hubballi Division has loaded maize from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh. o­n 20.11.2020, 2477 tonnes of Maize were loaded in 42 BCN wagons from Bagalkot. On 21.11.2020, 2484 tonnes of Maize were loaded in 42 BCN wagons from Vijayapura.   This has opened up new avenue for export of agricultural produce from this part of the region.  It has helped the farmers and merchants to market their produce beyond the country border.  The freight transportation from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana [...]
  • Foundation Stone for 109 Km network of Phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail Project was laid by the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah on 21-11-2020 at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri Edappadi K. Palaniswami presided over the function. The Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I covering 45 km is fully operational from 10.2.2019.  It was an honour for the State of Tamil Nadu that the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated the final 10 km stretch.  The Phase-I Extension of Chennai Metro Rail Project [...]
  • BEML Limited has received a variation order to contract ‘MRS1’ from DMRC, for additional 12 trainsets of 06 cars each (total 72 cars) to operate on line 2B and 7 of Mumbai metro project. The order is valued at Rs. 501 crores (approx) on an equivalent INR basis. With this, the total contract value has increased to Rs. 4318 crores (approx) from the existing Rs. 3817 crores (approx), all amounts mentioned in equivalent INR, for supplies before August 2023.  In November 2018, BEML, a public sector undertaking of the Government, [...]
  • Signal & Telecommunication (S&T) department of Southern Railway organised a webinar under the aegis of IRSTE (Institute of Railway Signal & Telecommunication Southern Railway) Chennai chapter on 20-11-2020. The webinar was webcast live on the internet for the benefit of a wider audience. Shri. Pradeep Kumar, Member / Infrastructure, Railway Board was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Shri. John Thomas, General Manager/Southern Railway & Shri Anshul Gupta Additional Member/ Signals were the guests of honour. Shri Pradeep Kumar, Member Infrastructure/ Railway Board launched the IRSTE/Chennai Chapter website on the [...]
  • The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has always strived to provide the safest and most comfortable transport for passengers. Several precautionary measures have been taken to provide safe journey to its passengers. In addition, it has been decided by CMRL that with effect from 23-11-2020  (Monday), all First Class Metro Coaches in Chennai Metro Trains will henceforth be reserved for Women Only to facilitate additional occupancy for Women Passengers while travelling in the Metro Trains. The charges will be the same as currently being charged by Chennai Metro  for normal [...]
  • On 19.11.2020 General Manager Shri Rajiv Chaudhry inspected NCR’s electric locomotive trip shed at New Delhi. Commissioned in June 1984 this shed caters to trip and minor maintenance of electric locomotives working in 23 important trains including Rajdhani, Shramshakti, Shivganga, Mahabodhi, GT Express, Kerala Express and other prestigious trains operating over North Central Railway and other zones. Proper functioning of trip shed is critical to safe, efficient and punctual operation of these important trains and average 19 coaching locomotives are attended in this trip shed on a daily basis.  General [...]
  • Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd. (SWPL) in a Joint Venture (JV) with Russia’s GSC Construction has bagged the electrification contract for corridor-1 & 2 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project on 20.11.2020.  Based on the Technical and Financial Evaluation of offer submitted on 07.07.2020 and as per the terms and conditions of the tender KNPE-1&2, the letter of acceptance has been issued to SWPL – GSC JV on 20.11.2020. The scope of work include Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Receiving cum Auxiliary Main Sub Stations Including High Voltage Cabling [...]
  • RITES Ltd., a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways (Employer) has invited Limited tenders through E‐Tendering system from empanelled sub‐consultant for the work of “Traffic and Travel Surveys for Multi Modal Integration Planning of Surat Metro Phase I Stations ‐ Corridor 2 from Bhesan to Saroli”. E‐tender No: RITES/UT/CO/SURAT/MMI/697/10/2020/Traffic Estimated Cost of Work: INR 21, 86,733 Document Download / Sale Start Date: 20.11.2020  Document Download / Sale End Date: 03.12.2020  Bid Submission Start Date: 25.11.2020 Bid Submission End Date: 03.12.2020 Bid Opening Date: 04.12.2020 RITES Ltd. have been engaged by [...]

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