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  • Construction of ballastless reinforced concrete trackbed is underway at Surat on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line

    Installation of Japanese slab track on Indian high speed line begins


    INDIA: Construction of ballastless reinforced concrete trackbed is underway at Surat on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line, in what National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd says is the first time the Japanese J-slab system is being used in India. The ballastless trackform is installed ...

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    Railway planned as part of India – Middle East – Europe Economic Corridor


    ASIA: Ambitions to develop an India – Middle East – Europe economic corridor with sea transport from India to the Gulf region and a railway linking Middle Eastern countries with each other and to Europe were announced at the G20 summit in New Delhi. IMEC is ...

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    Final Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line civil works contract awarded


    INDIA: National High-Speed Rail Corp has awarded the final civil works contract for the Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line to Larsen & Toubro. The contract signed on August 10 is the last of the 11 civil works packages for the 508 km corridor. The 135 ...

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    First Indore metro train delivered


    INDIA: Alstom has delivered the first of 52 trainsets it is to supply for the Bhopal and Indore metros. Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corp undertook a combined procurement for the two metro projects, awarding Alstom a €387m contract in July 2022 which covers the supply of ...

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    Comment: Trains on the tourist trail


    As summer moves into autumn in the northern hemisphere, a debate is beginning over the future of tourism, catalysed in part by the searing heatwaves and wildfires that have been sweeping across much of the planet. 

  • Bengaluru’s Sir M. Visvesvaraya station has been completely redeveloped.

    Modi launches Indian Railways station redevelopment programme


    INDIA: As part of its national focus on infrastructure investment, the government has launched a programme to redevelop 508 stations across the country, at an estimated cost of Rs244·7bn.

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    Hyderabad metro Phase 3 expansion plan approved


    INDIA: A plan to build a further 278 route-km of metro in Hyderabad has been approved by the Telangana state cabinet. The Rs600bn Phase 3 of the Hyderabad metro programme includes the construction of 142 route-km on eight radial corridors and a 136 ...

  • Škoda Group and TATA AutoComp Systems target Indian rail market

    Czech-backed joint venture to target Indian rail and metro market


    INDIA: Škoda Group and automotive components manufacturer Tata AutoComp Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding setting out plans for a strategic joint venture to supply the Indian rail, metro and bus sectors. The Czech electrical engineering group said partnering with an established Indian company would ...

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    India: Vande Bharat fleet can take on the airlines


    A high tax burden and challenging macroeconomic conditions mean that India’s domestic aviation market has not seen the boom expected a decade ago. Indian Railways‘ investment in a new generation of premium inter-city trains can help rail to seize the advantage, as Chitresh Shrivastva* explains.

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    Freight: Getting more cars on the rails


    The introduction of new wagon types and schemes to encourage private investment are helping to increase IR’s share of the movement of finished vehicles for India’s growing automotive sector. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    India: Mission 100% nears completion


    The energisation of more than 6 500 route-km in the 2022-23 financial year has brought the electrified proportion of Indian Railways’ broad gauge network to over 90%, with the remainder on course to be wired during 2023-24.

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    South Asia: Rail wins market share in cross-border trade


    Shipment of cargo by rail across the India-Bangladesh border has more than doubled since 2019-20.

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    India: Kashmir link nears completion


    The long-planned railway connection to Kashmir is on course to open throughout by the end of this year, after 30 years of mixed progress which has seen the estimated cost spiral to almost Rs400bn. Raghu Dayal reports.

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    Alstom to build Vande Bharat sleeper EMUs


    INDIA: Indian Railways has named Alstom as low-bidder for a contract to supply and maintain 100 aluminium bodied Vande Bharat 4.0 trainsets with sleeping car facilities for use on longer-distance routes. Alstom’s bid is valued at Rs1·51bn per 16-coach train, compared with Rs1·69bn from a consortium ...

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    Shimla mountain railway coaches on test


    INDIA: Panoramic coaches specially built for Indian Railways’ UNESCO World Heritage listed 762 mm gauge Kalka - Shimla line are now on test. The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has built an Air-Conditioned Executive Chair Car with 12 seats, an AC Chair ...

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    Hyderabad airport metro line consultancy contract awarded


    INDIA: Project promoter Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd has appointed a consortium of Systra, RITES and DB as general consultant for the Airport Express Metro Line project. The 31 km line with nine stations will connect Rajiv Gandhi International Airport with Raidurg on the Blue Line, providing ...

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    Mumbai Metro Line 3 operating contract awarded


    INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp has awarded Delhi Metro Rail Corp a 10-year contract to operate and maintain the future underground automated Line 3. The capital’s metro operator was the lowest bidder in an international tendering process. It will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the ...

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    Indian Railways reports buoyant business in post-Covid rebound


    INDIA: Publishing its final results for the 2022-23 financial year, Indian Railways has reported a 27·75% increase in revenue for the 12 months to March 31. Reflecting economic buoyancy in the face of global headwinds, the national railway reported revenues of Rs2·44tr for the year. This ...

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    Delhi Metro Phase IV signalling contract awarded


    INDIA: Alstom has been awarded contracts worth €54m to design, supply and commission signalling and train control systems for the Delhi Metro Phase IV expansion programme. The contracts announced on April 27 cover the 12·6 km extension of orbital Line 7 (Pink) from Mukundpur to Maujpur, ...

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    Ahmedabad and Surat metro electrification contracts awarded


    INDIA: Gujarat Metro Rail Corp has awarded two contracts to a consortium of Siemens Mobility and state-owned project company Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for the supply of electrification equipment and project management on Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 and Surat Metro Phase 1.