Highlights & Achievements of 2018 – Rail & Metro Sector

Few Highlights of 2018

January 2018


All Transport Projects In Mumbai To Be Completed By 2022 Including Underground Metro, Elevated Suburban Trains & New Airports

Confident of finishing all transport projects in Mumbai by 2022, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the city will see a transformation in terms of mobility with projects ranging from underground metro and sea bridge to coastal roads, elevated suburban trains and new airports…Read Here

February 2018

Land Documents For Bullet Train Terminal At Bandra Kurla Complex For Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Handed Over To Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

State Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 27 Feb, 2018 handed over the documents related to construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train terminus at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is an under-construction line connecting the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and Mumbai, Maharashtra…Read Here

                                              March 2018

Mumbai Metro-3 Update: MMRC Signs First System Contract Agreement With Alstom for Electrical System Works of 25 kV Traction System

MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited), On 28 Mar, 2018, signed first System Contract Agreement for the Electrical System works of 25 kV Traction System for Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 project with “Consortium of Alstom Transport India Ltd & Alstom Transport S.A”, a release in MMRC said. The Contract Agreement was signed by Mr. A.A.Bhatt, Director (Systems) on the behalf of MMRC and by Mr. Sriram Raju & Mr. Bruno Izambart on behalf of Alstom Consortium, it said…Read Here

April 2018

TBM ‘Ganga’ & ‘Gomti’ Complete Metro Tunneling In A Historic Record Time: Achieve Another Milestone For Lucknow Metro

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), 28 Apr, 2018, achieved a historic milestone as the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) – ‘GANGA’ and ‘GOMTI’ simultaneously broke through the ground face to reach the Hussainganj underground Metro Station after completing their third and final drive between the Charbagh and the Hussainganj underground Metro stretch. Earlier also, these two TBMs had completed the tunneling drives between the Sachivalaya – Hazratganj and the Sachivalaya- Hussainganj Metro stretch in record time…Read Here

May 2018

The Rs 8,000 Crore Visakhapatnam Light Metro Rail Project To Be Executed Under PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Mode

The Central and state governments have cleared the worth Rs 8,000 crore Light Metro Rail project in Visakhapatnam. As per the agreement, the AMRC (Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation) will bear 50% cost of the project and will be executed under public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The Phase-I of the project will cover a distance of 42.54 km from Gajuwaka to Kommadi, under the limits of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)…Read Here

June 2018

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Flags Off First Stainless Steel Bodied MEMU (Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit) With 3 Phase On-board Electrics

Integral Coach Factory flagged off its first stainless Steel Bodied MEMU (Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit) with 3-Phase On-board Electrics. “ICF has now rolled out eight car MEMU train set for the first time with n board state-of-the-art indigenous 3-phase AC propulsion system and stainless steel body,” it said. ICF said in a release, the traction system is energy efficient and provides improved acceleration and braking performance and (the rakes) are therefore faster compared to the conventional locomotive hauled passenger train services…Read Here

July 2018

RRTS Update: Uttar Pradesh To Become Country’s First State to Get Rapid Rail in Phase-1 of RRTS Project

Uttar Pradesh will soon become first state of India to get Rapid Rail in the phase-1 of implementation of RRTS. The ambitious rapid rail project will connect Delhi to Meerut in the first corridor. The Central government, ahead of the next elections in 2019, is in the process of giving green signal to the project soon. Recently, the NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) team held a presentation under the chairmanship of UP Chief Secretary in Lucknow…Read Here

August 2018


13 Firms Bid To Supply 21,758 Wagons To Indian Railways Through Reverse Auction Method

In a first, Railways is set to opt for the reverse auction method to decide on its wagon tender as 13 players have entered the race to manufacture 21,758 wagons at an estimated cost of Rs 5,600 crore. The order includes about 9 types of wagons, including covered, flat, open, brake van and regular ones, to be supplied by the successful bidders in the next 2 years…Read Here

September 2018

Alstom wins major rolling stock contract for Mumbai Metro Line 3

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth around €315 million to supply 248 metro cars for Mumbai Metro Line 3 by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL). The Mumbai Metro Line 3 is a 33.5-km long underground stretch connecting the busiest and congested regions in Mumbai – one of the fastest growing cities in India. The metro line will connect Cuffe Parade business district in the extreme south of the city to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one street-level station…Read Here

October 2018


Pune Metro Update: Tata-Siemens Consortium Receives LoA to Develop Metro Line in Pune from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar

The consortium of Tata Group firm TRIL Urban Transport and Siemens Financial Services arm Siemens Project Ventures GmbH has bagged a contract to develop a 3rd Metro Line in Pune. “The consortium…has been awarded the contract by the PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority) to develop the Metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar,” a press statement said…Read Here

November 2018


BEML bags Rs 3,015 crore order for manufacturing of 378 Metro cars for Mumbai Metro Corridor 2A, 2B & 7

BEML, a public sector undertaking of the Government has bagged a contract for Rs.3,015 crore for Mumbai Metro Corridor. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has contributed to this one of the biggest success stories under Make in India initiatives of the Government. The order includes manufacturing of 378 Metro cars (63 Metro trains of 6 cars each) for Mumbai Metro Corridor 2A, 2B & 7…Read Here

December 2018


India’s First ‘Train 18’ sets new record, crosses 180 kmph speed limit during test run

India’s first indigenously developed semi-high speed train, known as Train 18, breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run on Sunday, a senior railway official said. Manufactured at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, when this Rs 100-crore train is made operational, it will become the country’s fastest train…Read Here