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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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    Urban news

    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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    Urban news

    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, ...

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    Indian wagon concept presented by Russian defence supplier


    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 ...

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    Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit railway works in full swing


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...