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  • in Lucknow metro cycle taxi
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    Cycle taxis for the last mile from metro stations


    INDIA: The Lucknow metro operator is working with cycle taxi company Rapido Bike to offer last-mile connectivity from its stations. Passengers can book a bike from any station, with 15 to 20 riders available exclusively for metro passengers within 4 min of the expected time of ...

  • in-chennai-metro-station
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    Three bids for Chennai metro Phase 2 works


    INDIA: Three consortia have submitted bids to build the first section of Chennai metro’s 119 km second phase, which would add a further three lines and 128 stations. Phase 2 comprises the north-south Line 3 from Madhavaram to St Joseph’s College in Kamaraj Nagar, the ...

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    L&T low-bidder to build Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line


    INDIA: Larsen & Toubro has been confirmed as low-bidder for the largest civil works contract on the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line, the National High-Speed Rail Corp announced on October 19.

  • in-Kolkata-Metro-Phoolbagan inauguration-composite
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    Kolkata extends east-west metro


    INDIA: The first underground station on Kolkata’s East-West metro line was opened for revenue service on October 5, following a virtual inauguration by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal the previous day.

  • Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services.

    Tejas Express top-and-tail locomotives rolled out


    INDIA: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has rolled out the first pair of WAP-5 electric locomotives designed for top-and-tail operation on Tejas Express privately-operated passenger services. CLW said its existing 6 000 hp WAP-5 design was well-suited for hauling fast passenger trains running at up to ...

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    Make in India indigenous CBTC under development


    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has unveiled a prototype version of i-ATS, an indigenous automatic train supervision system being developed under a programme to produce ‘Make in India’ communication-based train control technology. The programme is intended to reduce significantly Indian metros’ dependence on European and Japanese ...

  • in Delhi Meerut RRTS train impression

    Lotus Temple inspired styling for Delhi – Meerut RRTS commuter trains


    INDIA: The design of the trainsets ordered for the 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System commuter line was unveiled on September 25. Bombardier Transportation said the ‘fresh, modern and advanced’ design had been inspired by Delhi’s Lotus Temple, ‘resonating a unique ...

  • in Jaipur metro extension opening (3)
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    Jaipur metro Pink Line completed


    INDIA: A two-station extension of the Jaipur metro Pink Line was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot via video link on September 23, the day that the metro reopened after a five-month suspension of services because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Built under Phase ...

  • in Delhi Metro train
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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 ...

  • Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (Map: Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corp)

    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 ...

  • Wabtec 3D printed parts

    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 ...

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System map

    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 ...

  • in-tejas-express-launch-loco

    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 ...

  • Bombardier Movia metro train generic image
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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 ...

  • ZAGRO E-MAXI XXL with remote control

    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 ...

  • in Indian Railways Alstom Prima T8 WAG12 loco first revenue train

    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 ...

  • WAG-9HH 9 000 hp electric loco built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works on test

    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 ...