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  1. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    It is good that freight rates are being compared to road / waterways and Europe & china

    Why such comparison does not happen between passenger fares and bus tickets / airfares , passenger fares in Europe & china at comparable service amenities level ?
     
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    Increasing the Speed of Trains

    While appraising the two projects at estimated cost of 18,163 crore for Raising of speed to 160/200 kilometer per hour on existing corridors of Delhi-Mumbai (including Vadodara-Ahmedabad) and Delhi-Howrah(including Kanpur-Lucknow), in June 2017, NITI Aayog has supported the proposal. The project details are as under:-

    (i) New Delhi-Mumbai Route (including Vadodara-Ahmedabad) covering 1483 Route km at an estimated cost of 11,189 crore.

    (ii) New Delhi-Howrah route (including Kanpur-Lucknow) covering 1525 Route kms at an estimated cost of 6974 crore.

    Signalling system and safety improvement measures on the entire route of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah include inter-alia provision of clamp type point Machines in the facing direction of train movement, elimination of level crossing gates, Interlocking and track circuit changes in connection with closure of Level crossing gates, end to end fencing, Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) and Mobile Train Radio Communication system (MTRC).

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 21.07.2017 (Friday).

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    (Release ID :168810)
     
  7. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I was busy with family life And new job

    Now things have eased up Abit so visiting forums again
     
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    L&T bags ₹3,375-cr order in Mauritius

    MUMBAI, AUG 2:
    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a ₹3,375-crore order from Metro Express Ltd, a Mauritius state-owned company, to design and build an integrated light rail-based urban transit system in the island nation.

    The project envisions 26-km metroline with 19 stations. Apart from stations, the scope of work for L&T includes construction of viaducts and bridges, track works, DC electric traction systems, ticketing and passenger information systems and integration and construction of depots.

    The contract was signed on July 31, the company said in the statement. The project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months and will be fully funded through a Government of India grant and line of credit.

    “The new light rail system will significantly transform the way Mauritius will commute in the future and will also bring in economic benefits along the route,” said SN Subrahmanyan, MD and CEO of L&T.

    According to Rajeev Jyoti, CEO, Railways Strategic Business Unit at L&T, the company is currently building the Riyadh and Doha metros, apart from 17 others in India. “With this project we are looking forward to spreading our influence in Africa too,” he said, adding that it is L&T’s first project in Africa in the metro and railway sector.

    Despite a 12 per cent growth in L&T’s domestic order book, its international orders fell 40 per cent on the backdrop of slowing investment cycle in the West Asian region, the key market for L&T outside India.

    Jyoti said L&T is selective in terms of projects outside India. Clarity on financial closure is one of the main criteria for making a decision on new bids, he added. L&T is exploring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka among other markets, he said.

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com...or-metro-line-in-mauritius/article9798295.ece
     
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    7 companies bag Mumbai Metro contracts


    Bids for new EPC contracts for Mumbai Metro’s two elevated corridors — Metro Line 2B and Metro Line 4 — were opened here on Tuesday and seven out of ten infrastructure developers who submitted bids earlier this year have bagged contracts, industry sources said.

    Four packages were up for bidding in the DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro-2B corridor and there were five packages of Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro Line-4 corridor.

    Contract winners
    Reliance Infrastructure and L&T bagged two packages each.

    Reliance Infra participated in the bidding in joint venture with Italy-based Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A (RdE). According to knowledgeable sources, the contracts won by each company is in the range of ₹1,200-1,400 crore.

    The remaining five packages were won by NCC Infra, Simplex Infrastructures, JMC Projects, TPL-CHEC (a joint venture between Tata Projects and China Harbour Engineering Company), and Mumbai-based J Kumar Infraprojects.

    Tata Projects spokesperson confirmed that the joint venture won the Mumbai Metro Line-4 package CA12 for 6 km corridor from Kapurbawdi to Kasarvadavali with 6 elevated stations valued at around ₹675 crore. L&T and Reliance Infra did not officially confirm the developments.

    Project cost
    The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has estimated the total cost of Metro Line 2B at ₹10,980 crore and of Metro Line 4 at around ₹14,500 crore. The construction of the elevated viaduct and stations has to be completed within 30 months for both the corridors.

    Metro Line 2B from DN Nagar to Mandala is 23.643-km-long elevated corridor with 22 stations that will connect Mumbai’s eastern and western suburbs.

    It will provide access to Western Express Highway, Eastern Express Highway, Western and Central Railway lines, Mono Rail as well as Metro Line 1 and Line 2A, Line 4 and Line 3 (Colaba to SEEPZ), which is under construction.

    Metro Line 4 from Wadala to Kasarvadavali is 32.32-km-long elevated corridor with 32 stations that will connect Eastern Express Roadway, Central Railway, Mono Rail, Metro Line 2B and the proposed Line 5 (Thane to Kalyan), Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli) and Line 8 (Wadala to General Post Office).

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com...bag-mumbai-metro-contracts/article9799194.ece
     
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    GE reveals Indian Railways Evolution locomotive livery
    03 Aug 2017
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    NDIA: The livery of the Evolution Series diesel locomotives which GE Transportation is building for Indian Railways was unveiled on August 3 when the first painted locomotive was rolled out of the Erie plant’s paint shop. The ES43ACmi required 190 litres of paint, with the red chosen to represent energy and yellow to represent freshness.

    ‘It is great to see Indian Railways’ first locomotive emblazoned in the railroad’s ornate paint scheme,’ said Nalin Jain, President & CEO of Asia Pacific at GE Transportation, adding the locomotives would ‘instill a sense of pride in Indians nationwide’.

    In November 2015 GE Transportation and the Ministry of Railways signed a US$2·6bn joint venture agreement for the supply of 700 Type ES43ACmi twin-cab locomotives of 4 500 hp, to be designated ;Class WDG4G by Indian Railways, and 300 ES57ACi single-cab locomotives of 6 000 hp.

    The first 100 of the 1 676 mm gauge freight locomotives are to be exported from the USA complete or in kit form, while the government’s Make in India programme requires the rest to be produced with mainly domestic components at a factory which GE is building at Marhowra in Bihar.

    GE Transportation is preparing to ship the first locomotive from the USA in a few weeks. Production of the ES57ACi locomotives is scheduled to begin later this year.

    ‘This new ES43ACmi locomotive is ideal for Indian Railways’ modernisation efforts’, said Yuvbir Singh, Vice-President of Global Locomotive Operations at GE Transportation. ‘It will provide greatly improved fuel efficiency and emissions compared to Indian Railways’ existing non-Evolution Series fleet.’

    http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/...ian-railways-evolution-locomotive-livery.html
     
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    More details and Pictures of WDG 4G
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    ES 57ACi is 6000 HP version of Evolution series locomotive for India to be classified as WDG 6.
     
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    First LHB coaches in India.
    Kolkata ( then Calcutta) in December 1957 became third city after Bombay and Madras to receive Electric suburban trains.
    The coaches were supplied by Linke Hoffman Busch Germany.
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