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    Patna Metro invites bids for Line 2 Phase 1

    2020-03-11T16:29:00Z

    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

    2020-03-09T10:47:00Z

    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

    2020-03-09T10:35:00Z

    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, ...

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    Indian wagon concept presented by Russian defence supplier

    2020-02-26T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Russian armoured vehicle and rolling stock manufacturer Uralvagonzavod highlighted its railway products at a defence sector show for the first time during the DefExpo 2020 event in Lucknow. UVZ showed a concept for a platform wagon with 27 tonne axleload 1 676 mm gauge bogies ...

  • Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System construction (1)
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    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit railway works in full swing

    2020-02-19T13:34:00Z

    INDIA: The government of Uttar Pradesh has allocated Rs9bn for construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut regional express route in the state budget presented on February 18. This follows an allocation of Rs24·9bn in the national budget.

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    India: IR firms up private train strategy

    2020-02-17T11:43:00Z

    The government is pressing ahead with plans for private operators to fund much-needed extra passenger capacity on the Indian Railways network. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    Indian Railways to develop refrigerated services

    2020-02-12T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Rail freight forms a key part of the government’s plan to raise incomes in the food sector by developing a national supply chain for the refrigerated delivery of perishables including milk, meat and fish. Kisan Rail is to be established, a public-private partnership to provide ...

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    Record capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21

    2020-02-06T07:00:00Z

    INDIA: A 17% year-on-year increase in capital expenditure for Indian Railways in 2020-21 was announced when Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman presented the national budget on February 1. The Ministry of Railways said the emphasis would be on continuing capacity enhancement works, and accelerating implementation to ...

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    Nagpur Metro opens Aqua Line

    2020-01-30T12:13:00Z

    INDIA: The first section of Nagpur metro’s Aqua Line was opened on January 27, adding six stations and 11 km to the network. The extension brings Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation’s operational mileage to 24·5 km. The Aqua Line connects the Orange Line’s Sitabuldi interchange station ...

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line
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    Free wi-fi goes live on Delhi airport metro line

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line, providing ‘seamless and free internet connectivity’. The operator said it was now one of a small number worldwide to offer free wi-fi connectivity on underground metro trains. The technology was provided ...

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    Wabtec opens Indian engineering and technology centre

    2019-12-17T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: The Wabtec India Engineering Technology Centre was inaugurated on December 12. The company is investing US$5m in the facility, which will occupy five floors of a building on the ITC Green Campus in Bangalore. This will house engineering teams from across the ...

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    Tejas Express pilots passenger privatisation

    2019-10-10T09:06:00Z

    INDIA: The first step towards opening up the provision of inter-city passenger services on the IR network began on October 4, with the launch at Lucknow Junction of a new Tejas Express service by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. Operating over the ...

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    Coal cut-off line approved

    2019-08-20T05:00:00Z

    INDIA: The government has approved the construction of a 108 km rail link between Kolhapur and Vaibhavwadi, for completion in 2023-24 at an estimated cost of Rs34·4bn. Connecting Central Railway’s current Shri Chhatrapati Shahumaharaj terminus at Kolhapur with Vaibhavwadi Road station on the Roha – Madgaon section of the ...

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    Construction of Uttar Pradesh line approved

    2019-07-18T13:01:34Z

    INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of an 81 km line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat in Uttar Pradesh. The government said the railway would support socio-economic development in the economically underdeveloped area, which is densely populated but lacks roads. Conversion of the existing ...

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    Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed tenders called

    2019-03-18T09:39:25Z

    INDIA: Tenders for design, construction and commissioning of civil engineering works on around half of the planned Mumbai – Ahmedabad high speed line were invited by the National High Speed Rail Corp Ltd on March 15. Covering a 237 km section in the state of Gujurat, running south from Vadodara ...

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    CBTC and more EMUs in Mumbai suburban expansion

    2019-03-08T08:00:00Z

    INDIA: A further programme of enhancements to increase capacity on the Mumbai suburban network was formally approved by the national government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on March 7, and is expected to be completed in five years. Mumbai’s 385 route-km suburban network currently carries around 8 million passengers/day on ...

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    Modi launches Vande Bharat Express and orders 130 more

    2019-02-15T09:03:41Z

    INDIA: IR’s prototype Train 18 semi-high speed EMU was formally launched into revenue service by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a ceremony at New Delhi station on February 15. Now branded as Vande Bharat Express , the 16-car EMU was developed by the Integral Coach Factory to operate medium-distance inter-city ...

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    Little change in Indian railway results

    2019-02-04T16:13:58Z

    INDIA: With parliamentary elections due to be held in around three months, the national budget presented on February 1 offered little prospect of significant steps being taken to address the structural deficiencies afflicting the national railway, reports Raghu Dayal . Presented by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in the absence ...

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    Rajasthan test track plan endorsed

    2019-02-01T10:41:06Z

    INDIA: The national government has approved plans to develop a 40 km dedicated test track in Rajasthan for railway research and testing. This is expected to reduce the requirement for new and experimental trains to be tested on the increasingly busy national network. IR’s Research, Design & Standards Organisation had ...

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    Modi inaugurates Odisha enhancement works

    2019-01-17T10:39:46Z

    INDIA: Visiting the eastern state of Odisha on January 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the recently-completed electrification of two lines totalling 813 route-km. Undertaken at a cost of Rs10·9bn, the 25 kV 50 Hz wiring programme covered the north-south corridor connecting Jharsuguda to Vizianagaram via Sambalpur, Titlagarh and ...