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    Delhi Metro traction equipment ordered


    INDIA: BEML has awarded Mitsubishi Electric Corp a contract to supply traction inverters, traction motors and train control management systems for 80 metro cars which Delhi Metro Rail Corp ordered last year. Announcing the order on September 17, Mitsubishi Electric said it ...

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    Cabinet approves Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor to decongest Delhi


    INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved proposals for the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor, a 122 km double-track line running around the west of Delhi from Palwal in the south to Harsana Kalan in the north. The orbital route would connect with existing ...

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    Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru


    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has collaborated with 3D printing equipment supplier HP and supply chain specialist Redington to open an additive manufacturing centre at its Bengaluru site The Wabtec India Additive Manufacturing Centre is focused on accelerating the design and production of components for prototyping and short ...

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    Asian Development Bank finances Delhi commuter rail project


    INDIA: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$1bn loan to support construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The financing is be implemented in four tranches between August 2020 and May 2025. The government of India will provide US$1·89bn, ...

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    Indian Railways unveils ‘post-Covid coach’


    RCF coach INDIA: The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has rolled out its first ‘post-Covid coach’, incorporating what Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said were ‘significant design improvements for post-Covid travel’ The vehicle incorporates a range of ‘hands-free’ features including ...

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    Indian Railways invites bids to run private passenger trains


    INDIA: Confirming its intention to work with private operators to address a shortfall in passenger capacity, the Indian Railway Board issued requests for qualification on July 1 for 35-year concessions to operate private trains on the national network from 2023. IR currently operates around 13 ...

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    Agra and Kanpur combined metro train and CBTC contract awarded


    The two-line Agra metro will serve one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, including tourist highlights such as the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. INDIA: State project promoter Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Bombardier Transport India a €245m contract to supply 67 three-car ...

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    Indian Railways converts coaches into coronavirus isolation wards


    INDIA: With the incidence of Covid-19 infections continuing to rise, more than 5 000 passenger coaches have been converted by Indian Railways’ zonal workshops to act as temporary isolation wards during the pandemic.

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    Indian Railways starts double-stack electric operation


    INDIA: Regular operation of electrically-hauled double-stack container trains on the Indian Railways network began on June 10, with the start of electric haulage on the 272 km Palanpur – Botad section of the Western Railway. IR began exploring the feasibility of running double-stack ...

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    Launch customer for Zagro’s powerful E-MAXI XXL battery shunting vehicle


    SHUNTER: Zagro has extended its range of battery-powered road-rail shunting vehicles with the E-MAXI XXL, the largest in the series. The launch follows the unveiling of a prototype at InnoTrans 2018, and subsequent development to meet specific customer requirements. The first three are being supplied to ...

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    Indian Railways’ freight ‘revolution’ as first Alstom electric locomotive enters service


    INDIA: The first of 800 Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotives ordered by Indian Railways has entered commercial service following certification. ‘Powerful and capable of high speed, the locomotive is a significant addition to the Indian Railways’, said Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal when WAG12 loco 60027 ...

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    High power Indian electric loco certified


    INDIA: A 9 000 hp WAG-9HH electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has been certified for operation at up to 100 km/h after the Research Design Standard Organisation completed oscillation and emergency brake testing. The WAG-9HH is based ...

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    Delhi – Meerut rolling stock contract awarded


    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded Bombardier Transportation the contract to supply and maintain electric multiple-units for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line which is now under construction

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    Surat metro design tenders invited


    INDIA: Gujarat Metro Rail Corp has called tenders for the design of two elevated sections of the first phase of a metro in Surat. Line 1’s eastern section from UG Ramp Kapodra northeast to Sarthana would run on viaduct for 4·4 km with four stations, ...

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    Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala restarts work


    INDIA: Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala restarted production after 28 days of lockdown on April 23. A total 3 744 employees living in the RCF township have been permitted to return to work, and issued with a safety kit of masks, sanitiser bottle and soap. Workers are ...

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    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit construction contracts awarded


    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded L T Construction two contracts to build sections of the 82 km Regional Rapid Transit System which will connect Delhi with satellite towns in Uttar Pradesh. The 1 676 mm gauge line is being ...

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    Metro staff learning under lockdown


    INDIA: Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corp Ltd has arranged for online training classes to be provided by the L T Metro Training Academy in Hyderabad, in order to make productive use of time during the national coronavirus lockdown period. A total of 41 people who had ...

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    Patna Metro invites bids for Line 2 Phase 1


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp invited bids for the construction of the first section of the Patna Metro project on March 10. The Rs5·15bn tender covers construction of a 6·1 km elevated section running from Malahi Pakri to New ISBT, which will form part of the ...

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    Lucknow Metro introduces Braille ticketing


    INDIA: Lucknow Metro has introduced Braille versions of its GoSmart cards as part of the first-year anniversary of its 23 km North-South corridor on March 8. According to operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Lucknow Metro is the first public transport system in India to use ...

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    RITES flotation oversubscribed


    INDIA: The government’s plans to divest a further stake in railway consultancy RITES attracted mixed interest, with the initial offer being oversubscribed by 132% but retail interest failing to meet expectations. The Finance Ministry had announced its intention to reduce its holdings in various state-owned companies, ...