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  • Freight figures continue to maintain the high momentum in terms of earnings and loading in the month of November 2020 for Indian Railways. On mission mode, Indian Railways’ Freight loading for the month of November 2020 crossed last year’s loading and earnings for the same period. In the month of November 2020, Indian Railways loading was 109.68 million tonnes which is 9% higher compare to last year’s loading for the same period (100.96 million tonnes).  In this period Indian Railways earned Rs.10657.66 Crores from freight loading which is also Rs. [...]
  • The Chennai Metro Rail resumed its services in a graded manner from 07-09-2020. Ridership: A total of 19,21,962 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 07.09.2020 to 30.11.2020. A total of 3,60,193 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 07.09.2020 to 30.09.2020. A total of 7,03,223 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 01.10.2020 to 31.10.2020. A total of 8,58,546 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train from 01.11.2020 to 30.11.2020. On 23.11.2020 a total of 38,615 passengers have used the Metro Train to commute. Ticketing: In [...]
  • RITES Ltd., a Miniratna (Category – I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise, has won the SKOCH Gold Award (Response to Covid-19) at the 68th SKOCH Summit on November 28.  RITES Ltd. was also conferred the ‘Beacons of Hope-Order of Merit’ Award for Bogibeel Bridge Project, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, on the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh, Assam. The awards are testimony to RITES’ commitment to support the nation and its people, ensure the well-being of its workforce & associates and contribute to the ecosystem that nurtures it, during these challenging times.  [...]
  • The DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd), a Govt. of India Enterprise under Ministry of Railways has invited Tenders, in ‘Single Stage One Packet System’ on prescribed Forms from Firms/companies/Joint ventures/consortiums meeting the requisite qualifying criteria, for Development of Private Freight Terminal (Multimodal Logistics Parks / Freight Terminals / Parcel Terminals) on private land along with its connectivity to DFC station on EDFC/WDFC, for which License will be granted to the successful bidder (TMC) to be selected through this RFP. The Terminal will be developed through investment by [...]
  • In early-November, TERRATEC joined officials from Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited and workers from Gulermak-TATA Projects Joint Venture to celebrate the breakthrough of a 6.61m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Machine, named ‘Mula’, Pune Metro Rail Project, in Maharashtra, India. The machine holed through the underground Civil Court Station on Pune Metro’s 16.56 km Line-1 (Purple Line). The major milestone saw Gulermak-TATA Projects JV complete twin-tube tunnels between the start of the ramp at chainage 10950 and NATM section at the start of Civil Court Station at chainage 12600, [...]
  • Central Workshops, Golden Rock, Southern Railway is vested with the responsibility of converting ICF BG coaches into New Modified Goods (NMG) since 2009. NMGs are extensively used for transporting newly manufactured cars from the factories to various distributors across the country. These NMG have huge potential for revenue earnings to Railways and transportation of Automobiles have increased in Indian Railways. Walajabad has become the Auto hub of Southern Railway. Salient Features of NMG conversion include the following: Perforated type floor (Similar to BCACM/BCACBM wagons) is provided to facilitate lashing of wheels of the vehicles. [...]
  • Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (HCC), in a joint venture with Vensar Constructions Company Limited (VCCL), has been awarded Rs. 236 crore orders in two separate contracts from the Northeast Frontier Railway for the construction of Single Line BG Tunnels Lot 14A and Lot 15A on a 51.38 km long Bairabi Sairang New BG Rail line in Manipur. HCC share in the JV is 55% (i.e. Rs.130 crore). Scope of work: Lot 14A involves the construction of single line BG Tunnel 14A (~160 M), BG two-line Tunnel 12A (~160 M) and [...]
  • The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Ltd. has re-invited online open e-tenders for the work Contract NGNC-01: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 5 elevated stations viz Noida Sec -122, Noida Sec-123, Gr. Noida Sec-4, Ecotech-12, Gr. Noida Sec-2, (excluding Architectural finishing Works and PEB works of stations) from Chainage 0.00 m to Chainage 9605 m of Noida -Greater Noida Metro Rail Project. Approximate cost of work: INR 491.99 Crores Tender Security: INR 1.00 crores Completion period of the Work: 24 Months Pre-bid Meeting: 03.12.2020  Tender submission start date: 28.11.2020 [...]
  • Engineers India Limited (EIL), a Government of India Undertaking, has invited Expression Of Interest (EOI) to select Consortium Partner(s) for bidding jointly as a Consortium (unincorporated Joint Venture) for PMC services for construction of civil works packages of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project. The Government of India through National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) (herein after referred to as Client) has invited sealed online Proposals from eligible Consultants for Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services for CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIL WORKS PACKAGES OF MUMBAI AHMEDABAD HIGH SPEED RAIL (MAHSR) PROJECT [...]
  • Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, inaugurated newly electrified Dhigawara-Bandikui section of North Western Railway and flagged off first train on this newly electrified route at the function organized at Dhigawara station. Public representatives and senior railway officials were present on this occasion. Speaking on this occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India said in his address that today is a very special day that we mark [...]

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