RVNL wins major contract from South Eastern Railway for electric traction system upgrade

In a significant stride, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has secured a substantial work order from South Eastern Railway. Valued at Rs. 148.26 Crores, the order is dedicated to the upgrading of the electric traction system.

More Details:

  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited emerges as the Lowest Bidder (L1) from South Eastern Railway for the work of “Design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning for upgradation of electric traction system from 1 x 25 KV to 2 x 25 KV traction system for Kharagpur (Excl.) Bhadrak (Excl.) section of Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway to meet 3000 MT loading Target.”
  • The contract amount on which the order has been received is: Rs. 148,26,89,066.54/-
  • The awarded contract completion period is: 18 Months

About RVNL:

  • The company began its operation in 2005 with the appointment of a Board of Directors.
  • The company was granted Miniratna status in September 2013.
  • RVNL has been rated “Excellent” for the 9 successive years by the Department of Public Enterprises.
  • RVNL has also been ranked 1st amongst the Railway PSEs for the 4 times out of the last 5 years.
  • The turnover of the company for the financial year 2019-20 has increased by 44.44%.
  • The authorised share capital of the company is Rs. 3000 cr. with paid up share capital of Rs. 2085 cr.
  • The company has been listed after its disinvestment of its stake of 12.16% of the company through IPO.


In securing this significant contract, RVNL reaffirms its position as a leading player in the enhancement of India’s railway infrastructure. With a track record of excellence and a commitment to innovation, RVNL continues to play a pivotal role in modernising the nation’s transportation network, ultimately contributing to the country’s economic growth and connectivity.

Source: RVNL – Press Release | Image Credit (representational): South East Central Railway

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