L&T unveils full span launching equipment for high-speed rail project

The full span launch equipment comprising first-of-their-kind Straddle Carriers and Girder Transporters will transport and erect full span girders as a single piece for the double track. Read more...

Godrej & Boyce, Indian Railways to co-develop universal coach assembly station

Godrej Tooling, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce (the flagship company of the Godrej Group), has partnered with the Indian Railways to design and develop the Universal Coach Assembly station as an indigenous solution for Coach Assembly fabrication in the brand new Marathwada Railcoach Factory in Latur, Maharashtra. The Universal Coach Assembly Station has cut the time it takes to assemble a coach from 24 hours to 12 hours. Read more...

Metravi is working on next-gen instruments

The government’s push to boost manufacturing in India accompanied by relative increase in exports is forcing companies to focus on production of quality products. This, in turn, is leading to rise in demand for instrumentation. With more than 50 years of experience in the field of test & measuring (T&M) equipment, Metravi offers solutions for everything - from IoT enabled meters to customised solutions. In this interview, Vikram Bhansali, Managing Director, Metravi Instruments Pvt Ltd, explains Read more...

Godrej & Boyce and Indian Railways to develop universal coach assembly station

The Universal Coach Assembly station is designed and developed with an auto welder setup to boost productivity and further accelerate the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Godrej Tooling eyes Rs 100 crore business in the industrial machines LOB in the next 3 years. Read more...

GeM and Indian Railways integration to generate Rs 500 bn opportunity for MSMEs

According to Piyush Goyal, after the integration of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal with Railways, there will be Rs 500 billion worth of annual procurement from MSMEs. Read more...

Alstom delivers 100th electric locomotive of 12,000 HP to Indian Railways

As part of the contract worth Euro 3.5 billion won in 2015, Alstom will be supplying 800 fully electric high-powered double-section locomotives of 12,000 HP (9 MW) for freight service. This is the largest FDI project in the Indian Railway sector. Read more...

Budget 2021 to boost public transport; Railways to spend Rs 1.07 trn in capex

The government plans to deploy two new technologies i.e. MetroLite and MetroNeo to provide metro rail systems at much lesser cost with same experience, convenience and safety in Tier-2 cities and peripheral areas of Tier-1 cities. Read more...

FM increases capex by 34.5% in Budget 2021-22 to Rs 5.54 trillion

In addition, more than Rs 2 trillion will be provided to states and autonomous bodies for their capital expenditure during the year. Indian Railways to spend Rs 1.07 trillion for capital expenditure in 2021-22. Read more...

GeM has potential to reach Rs 5-7 trillion in GMV: Talleen Kumar

In this interview with Rakesh Rao, Talleen Kumar, IAS, CEO of Government e-Marketplace (GeM), which has annual sales of over Rs 630 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV), explains how GeM is making public procurement more transparent & efficient leading to creation of a vibrant buyer-seller ecosystem Read more...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins Rs 120 cr order for Indian Railways electrification

The compny will deliver its transformers to the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), for the production of 400 passenger and freight locomotive engines. Read more...

Gala Precision Engineering develops wedge lock washer— GALLOCK

These washers have been approved by Indian Railways and the company is the first Indian firm to supply wedge lock washers for LHB and ICF railway coaches. Read more...

Lapp India to showcase signalling cable and connectors at IREE 2019

The company’s connector has a standardised design for the railway segment with enhanced durability due to its external weather and UV-resistance technology Read more...

Elgi Equipments launches oil free piston compressors at IREE for railways

These oil free air compressors for the Metro/EMU segment are indigenously developed and bear a lighter construction tag with noiseless operation at less than 66 dbA Read more...

Trelleborg to showcase anti-vibration technology at IREE for railways

At the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE), the company will showcase how to enhance performance for rail operators through the reduction of noise and vibration Read more...

Budget 2019-20 proposes PPP model for faster development of railways

It is estimated that Rs 50 lakh crores will be needed for railway infrastructure between 2018 and 2030, while capex outlays of Indian Railways are around 1.5 to 1.6 lakh crores per annum Read more...

We expect budget 2019-20 to give boost to railways: Suramya Nevatia

In the interim budget, railways got the highest-ever allocation for the year 2019-20, says Suramya Nevatia, CEO, Hind Rectifiers Ltd Read more...

“RDSO wants to encourage MSMEs for supplying products to railways”

Development of new technologies, adoption of latest technologies and up-gradation of present technology are focus areas of RDSO to meet the challenges of enhanced safety and throughput. RDSO has started several initiatives in this area. Read more...

ABB wins Rs 270 crore train technologies order for Indian Railways

ABB has won its largest traction equipment order in India, worth more than Rs 270 crore to supply converters for electric locomotives from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), in Varanasi. Read more...

NTPC signs MoU with Indian Railways for fly ash transportation

NTPC has now become the first organisation in the country to sign a Special Freight Train Operator (SFTO) scheme with IR Read more...

CMI bags contract to supply cadmium catenary wire to Indian Railways

CMI Limited has secured L1 position for supply of cadmium catenary wire to East Coast Indian Railways for a value of Rs 106.64 crore. The tender was decided through a reverse auction process. Read more...

CMI bags tender to supply cadmium catenary wire to Indian Railways

The company will supply cadmium catenary wire worth Rs 106.64 crores to East Coast Indian Railways Read more...

BEML unveils 8-wheeler diesel electric tower car for Indian Railways

BEML Limited, a PSU that makes rail & metro products, has inaugurated the 8W DETC (self propelled 8 wheeler diesel electric inspection & maintenance OHE tower car) at its Bangalore Complex. Read more...

LED Expo 2018 promotes new lighting technologies

About 244 exhibiting companies from five countries displayed advancements in LED lighting, components and other related technologies attracting 9,600 visitors Read more...

France’s Alstom bags Euro 75-mn contract for metro rail projects in India

France-based Alstom, a world leader in integrated transport systems, has bagged three new contracts worth approximately Euro 75 million - power supply contract from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL), contract for new train sets from Chennai Metro Rail Corporation and another power supply contract from Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation. Read more...

Indian Railways to train 30 thousand apprentices

Ministry of Railways is targeting to train 30 thousand apprentices in its 16 zonal units and 7 production units. As part of Skill India initiative, Ministry of Railways has been contributing in a big way to provide training to apprentices in various disciplines training in categories like fitter, turner, machinist, welder, painter, carpenter, electrician, refrigerator and ac mechanic, mechanic (motor vehicle/diesel) etc. Read more...

Transrail Lighting wins substation and railway electrification ordersworth INR 395 crore

Integrated power transmission and distribution company, Transrail Lighting Limited, has forayed in the substation and railways electrification businesses and secured orders worth INR 395 crore which are now in execution stage. Read more...

ABB India wins INR 134 crore traction equipment order for Indian Railways

ABB India has won an order worth INR 134 crore to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for electric locomotives, manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW). ABB will deliver traction converters, stand-alone auxiliary converters, and vehicle control units for 64 electric locomotives which will be used for passenger and freight operations. Read more...