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    Wabtec awarded Delhi – Meerut RRTS train subsystems contract


    INDIA: Wabtec Corp has been awarded a US$15m contract to provide braking systems, pantographs, roof disconnector switches and passenger information systems for the 40 electric multiple-units which Alstom is to build for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System. Wabtec said its ...

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    India: Budget sets ambitious targets


    The government has promised record capital investment in India’s rail network as part of its 2021-22 budget, citing the National Rail Plan now in development. However, IR needs to improve its productivity and get its finances back on an even keel, believes Raghu Dayal.

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    Bengaluru metro phases 2A and 2B approved


    INDIA: The cabinet has approved the next two phases of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro project, which will run along the Outer Ring Road and National Highway 44. Phase 2A will run 19·8 km from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram with 13 stations, and Phase ...

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    World’s highest railway bridge takes shape


    INDIA: A key milestone has been reached in the construction of the world’s highest railway bridge, with the completion of the main arch of the Chenab Bridge. Intended to carry the rail link to Kashmir across the Chenab river gorge through ...

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    Indian Railways sets another electrification record


    INDIA: Despite the constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Indian Railways has been pushing ahead to meet the government’s target of electrifying the country’s entire broad gauge network by December 2023.

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    Mumbai Metro Line 4 trainsets ordered


    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has formally awarded Alstom a contract to supply 234 metro cars for the future Line 4 and the Line 4A extension. The contract announced on March 30 is worth Rs18·54bn, including staff training. It has been awarded to Alstom ...

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    Indian Railways updates its premium sleeping car fleet


    INDIA: A fleet of 500 sleeping cars is to be rolled out to refresh Indian Railways’ premium long distance trains during the 2021-22 financial year starting on April 1. According to the Ministry of Railways, the Tejas Sleepers will offer ‘a paradigm shift in the ...

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    Indian high speed line track design MoU signed


    INDIA: National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd and Japan Railway Track Consultants Co have signed a memorandum of understanding covering track design for the 237 km Vadodara – Vapi package T2 section of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor. JRTC is to ...

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    Indian designed and built locomotives for Mozambique


    MOZAMBIQUE: Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi has rolled out the first two of six 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique along with 90 stainless steel coaches. The 3 000 hp ‘Designed in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mumbai metro train ready for testing


    INDIA: Test running is scheduled to begin this month with the first of 96 six-car metro trainsets which BEML’s Bengaluru plant is supplying for Mumbai lines 2A and 7. Line 2A will run 18·5 km from Dahisar East to DN Nagar, serving 16 stations, while ...

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    Metro Report International

    Kolkata Line 1 reaches Dakshineswar


    INDIA: Commercial services began running on a northern extension of Kolkata Metro Line 1 on February 23, following a formal opening ceremony the previous day.

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    Chennai Blue Line extended north


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail’s 9·1 km Blue Line extension was opened by Prime Minister Narenda Modi on February 14. Running north from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar, the extension serves the districts between the coast and Southern Railway’s North Line. The Rs37·7bn project was authorised in ...

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    Himalayan tunnel contract awarded


    INDIA: National railway project company Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd has awarded an Rs17·9bn contract to Larsen & Toubro for construction of a 14 km twin-bore tunnel on the Rishikesh – Karnaprayag line in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

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    DFC concessions proposed to raise infrastructure funding


    INDIA: Plans to outsource the operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors were unveiled as part of the national budget for the 2021-22 financial year, which was presented to parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

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    Delhi – Meerut RRTS to get ETCS Hybrid Level 3


    INDIA: The 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System will be the country’s first railway to be equipped with ETCS Hybrid Level 3, which adds short virtual sections on top of a Level 2 installation to allow operation at closer headways. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bombardier low-bidder for Mumbai Line 4 car order


    INDIA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has named Bombardier Transportation as low bidder to supply rolling stock for Mumbai Metro Line 4. The 32·3 km Green Line will run from Wadala near Mumbai Harbour through Thane to Kasaravadavali; construction of the elevated guideway is ...

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    Russian tamper kits exported for Make in India assembly


    INDIA: Russia’s Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivering WorkSite Tampers in semi-knocked down kit form for local assembly in support of the Make in India programme. The first batch of kits arrived in Chennai on January 12, with a second to follow in early February. ...

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    Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System corridor approved


    INDIA: The government of the state of Haryana has approved the 103 km Delhi – Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System commuter rail corridor, along with a contribution of Rs47bn towards the estimated Rs216bn cost of the project. The National Capital Territory government is now considering ...

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    Bengaluru Airport station inaugurated


    INDIA: A station was opened on January 4 to serve Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport. First proposed to the Karnataka state government in 2014, the station has been built by airport authority BIAL on Indian Railways’ existing Yeshwantpura – Devanahalli – Chickballapura ...

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    Rs38tr investment envisaged in National Rail Plan


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has begun consultation on its National Rail Plan, intended to shape the evolution of Indian Railways up to 2050.