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Indian Railways Junction

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    Naah. Shinkensen will run on 1435 mm gauge
     
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    Mumbai-Goa train with Vistadome coaches with glass roof, rotating chairs, LCD
     
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    GE Says Upending $2.5 Billion Rail Deal Risks Jobs in India
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    September 26, 2017, 10:54 AM EDTSeptember 26, 2017, 2:51 PM EDT
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    General Electric Co. said if Indian officials walk away from a multibillion-dollar locomotive contract, the move would damage efforts to create jobs and chill foreign investment.

    Altering the deal would “undermine one of the most promising infrastructure projects in the country,” GE said Tuesday by email. India may also be on the hook for “substantial fees associated with this project,” the company said.

    The pointed comments underscored the stakes of possible changes to the 2015 agreement, which called for GE to establish a factory in Bihar and build 1,000 diesel locomotives for Indian Railways. The roughly $2.5 billion contract marked a major victory for GE Transportation, which has been struggling recently with a downturn in the market.


    The partnership is in question following recent comments from Piyush Goyal, the country’s new railways minister, suggesting that India would move away from diesel locomotives in favor of electric ones, which GE doesn’t make. The situation is under review and no decision has been made, a rails ministry official said.

    GE Vice Chairman John Rice plans to meet with Indian officials on Wednesday. The Boston-based manufacturer said it expects the contract to move forward.

    GE fell 0.7 percent to $24.93 a share at 2:48 p.m. in New York. The shares declined 21 percent this year through Monday, while the S&P 500 Index rose 12 percent

    GE Warns India About Risks to Altering $2.5 Billion Rail Deal

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ltering-2-5-billion-rail-deal?cmpId=flipboard
     
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    ‘T-20’ for Indian Railways! Travel in self-propelled ‘Make in India’ train sets on Delhi-Mumbai route at 160 kmph


    Indian Railways is eyeing world-class ‘Make in India’ self-propelled semi-high speed train sets and FE Online has exclusive details of the project! Indian Railways has invited bids for future-ready modern train sets that will be manufactured by foreign majors in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF)! Codenamed ‘Train-20′ in the hope that they will start plying by 2020, Indian Railways’ new train sets will have the capability of attaining speeds of 160 kmph. In fact, there is a strong possibility that these new train sets will ply on the Delhi-Mumbai and other major metro routes.

    Speaking exclusively to FE Online about the project, Sudhanshu Mani the GM of ICF said, “Train 20 is a Make in India project but the first rake will come from abroad. Train 20 would be 100% world-standard. We have called bids. European majors Siemens, Bombardier, Siemens and Alstom are together now, Stadler, Talgo – these are the people who will quote and we are hoping one of them will bag the order.”

    The approximately Rs 2,500 crore order – said to be a ‘Make in India’leap – will be for 14 train sets of 20 coaches each, 11 spare coaches. In total 291 coaches will be made for Indian Railways. The contract involves design, development, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of the train sets. “One or two coaches will come from abroad. The last 4 rakes will be built entirely in ICF,” Mani told FE Online. Indian Railways hopes to finalise on the foreign major by mid-January 2018.

    Train 20 will be able to attain a maximum speed of 160 kmph, making it a semi-high speed train. The aluminium-bodied self-propelled train set will be energy efficient, says ICF. The train set will have under-slung 3 phase propulsion system, automatic doors and a test speed of 176 kmph. Two types of coaches – air-conditioned chair car and sleeper-type – will be manufactured. The sleeper type coaches will include AC – 1st class, AC-2 tier and AC-3 tier.

    According to Mani, simultaneous track-upgradation will happen so that the new train sets can run at their maximum speed of 160 kmph. “Some tracks are already there. For example, Gatimaan Express runs at 160 kmph. We are hoping that by the time Train 20 comes, Mumbai-Delhi tracks will be able to take 160 kmph and other metros also. So that’s a simultaneous exercise. The board is working on the upgradation of tracks. These are two separate exercises, they have to merged together to run the train at that speed,” he said.

    The new coaches will also be safer, says ICF. “All safety features of LHB will be there. Also these new train sets will have more electronics and a platform where every new technology can be married into. The platform is available for a future upgradation of technology and whatever is already available is also safer than what we have,” Mani said.

    ICF is also hopeful that the successful foreign tenderer will enter into future agreements with the coach factory for other train sets for Indian Railways and overseas markets as well.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/ind...0-icf-foreign-investment-delhi-mumbai/892003/
     
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    More than 20 passengers aboard the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express suffered from food poisoning on Sunday, forcing the train to stop at Chiplun railway station, Maharashtra.





    Passengers expressed unease and pain after having breakfast served on the train. They have been admitted to a nearby hospital in Ratnagiri. The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) tweeted that 24 passengers had been admitted to LifeCare hospital for medical assistance.




    A case of food poisoning reported in train no 22120 Tejas Exp on date upon information from Passengers. 1/6


    — IRCTC (@IRCTC_Ltd) October 15, 2017






    The department also said that food samples had been collected for further investigation, adding that a total of 220 meals were served. "Director Catering service is proceeding to Mumbai to follow up the matter."






    Food sample have been taken for investigation. Total no 220 breakfast (170 veg 130 non veg breakfast has been served.4/6




    — IRCTC (@IRCTC_Ltd) October 15, 2017
     
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