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  • Continuing the momentum, Indian Railways has registered stupendous freight loading performance in July 2021 by achieving yet again highest ever freight loading in the month which has continued for the last 11 months since September 2020. Indian Railways has achieved highest ever incremental freight loading of 17.54 million tonnes in July 2021 (an increase of 18.43 % over July 2020), with total freight loading of 112.72 million tonnes as against earlier best of 99.74 million tonnes in July 2019 and as against 95.18 million tonnes in July 2020. Major incremental [...]
  • In continuation to the tender for Consultancy work for Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study for Phase-2, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-metro) has now invited tender for Design and Construction of Elevated Metro Viaduct of length 9.550 km between Ch. 19970 m to Ch. 20700 m & Ch. 21296.917 m to Ch. 30117.298 m in Reach 1A, and Construction of Embankment for at-Grade section of length 1.017 km (Ch.19550 m to Ch.19970 m & Ch. 20700 m to Ch. 21296.917 m), Fabrication and Launching of superstructure of Railway span [...]
  • The construction work of Noapara-Barasat via Bimanbandar Metro project has been going o­n in full swing. Inspite of heavy rainfall, the casting work of a concourse slab of Bimanbandar Metro Station has been completed o­n 31.07.2021. This casting work was started at 23.45 hrs o­n 30.07.2021 and completed successfully with uninterrupted concreting at 16.30 hrs o­n 31.07.2021.  539 MT steel and 1031 cubic metre concrete have been consumed in this work. 45 workers and 30 engineers worked round the clock to complete this job maintaining all safety, quality and Covid [...]
  • Along with providing a modern, fast, safe and cheap mode of transport to Nagpur, Maha Metro is changing the skyline of Nagpur. It has floated a tender for construction of a 20-floor tower near Zero Mile, Civil Lines. The Zero Mile Freedom Park station will be housed inside this building.  The tower will have 18 storeys above the ground in addition to which there will be 2 basement floors and thus 20 floors.  Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sanctioned a height of 89.81 meters for the building.  The project [...]
  • In a significant step to boost railway connectivity between India and Bangladesh, the Haldibari (India)-Chilahati (Bangladesh) rail link was reopened by both the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on 17th December, 2020 for movement of passenger and goods traffic.  With the joint efforts of Indian Railways and Bangladesh Railway, India and Bangladesh have started regular operation of freight trains through the restored Haldibari-Chilahati Rail Route w.e.f 1st August 2021 when Indian Railways dispatched the first freight train loaded with stones from Damdim Station of Northeast Frontier Railway (India) to [...]
  • 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 with 50% capacity as per the instructions of Government of Tamil Nadu.  A total of 22,02,045 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 31.07.2021.  A total of 3,55,579 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trains from 21.06.2021 to 30.06.2021. A total of 18,46,466 passengers have travelled in the Metro Trainsfrom 01.07.2021 to [...]
  • The Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand extension of Grey Line and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake stations will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Hardeep Singh Puri and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal on 6th August, 2021 (Friday) via video conferencing. While the inaugural function will be held online in the morning, passenger services will commence on the same day at 3 pm on both the sections. The [...]
  • Delta Displays, a division of Delta, is a pioneer in developing professional displays for control rooms in surveillance, security, traffic, command and control, utilities, process control, telecom and broadcast applications. Delta offers a wide array of display technologies including: rear projection 4K and Full HD Laser DLP video walls, LED-DLP Video walls, Xtra thin-bezel LCD video walls, and high-resolution indoor/outdoor LED displays with a powerful and highly flexible Wall management Software suite. Interview Insights: Rail Analysis: What is the role of Command & Control Centre in safe operations of the [...]
  • Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), a Joint Venture of Government of Karnataka (GoK) and Government of India (Gol), has invited sealed Tenders (Single Stage – Two Cover System) through Local Competitive Bidding (LCB) from eligible Manufacturers or Indian subsidiary of the manufacturer or authorized Indian manufacturer of the OEM as a sole Tenderer or as a Joint Venture/ Consortium (group) for “Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing and Commissioning of Electric Bogie Tractors for Whitefield, Hebbagodi and Kothanur Depots of BMRCL Phase-II Project”.  Tender No.: BMRCL/WHTD, HBGD & KTND/M&P-L19 Name of [...]
  • Metro Railway plans to extend East-West Metro services up to Sealdah by partially operating Sealdah station (East Bound line o­nly). This section will add another 2.33 Kms and o­ne station (Sealdah) in 6.97 Kms already being operated in the East-West Metro corridor from Salt Lake Sector-V to Phoolbagan.  Integrated trial of systems is pre-requisite for getting mandatory clearance from Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) to start the revenue services in Metro corridor. This trial commenced from 31.07.2021 and the complete trial and review by ISA will take approximately 03 months time.  [...]


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