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Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) is the only international event in India for the Railway and its related sectors. The Indian Railways participate in the IREE in a big way, displaying their capabilities and future requirements. The IREE attracts participation and visitors from around 20 countries.

The first IREE was held in the year 1990 in Kolkata, with 55 exhibitors from India and overseas. The focus was Indian Railway's upgradation, modernization, electrification and computerization. The second IREE was held in the year 1994, again in Kolkata, with around 100 exhibitors.

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Programme schedule

Rail Conference

Asia's Largest Rail Transportation Event

  • 1000 - 1100 Hrs
  • 1100 - 1200 Hrs
  • 1200 - 1300 Hrs
  • 1300 - 1345 Hrs
  • 1345 - 1400 Hrs
  • 1400 - 1500 Hrs
  • 1500 - 1600 Hrs
  • 1600 - 1630 Hrs
  • 1630 - 1700 Hrs

1000 - 1100 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1000-1015 Hrs

Technology for Track, Wheel and Bearing Condition Monitoring

Mr Steve Turley
Managing Director
Perpetuum - SecureRail India Pvt Ltd, UK

1015-1030 hrs

Best Practices in Railway Construction for Speedy Execution

Mr Shiv Charan Gupta
Head- Technical
L&T Railway SBG

1030-1045 hrs

Technology Trends in Locomotives

Mr. Dominique Malenfant
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
GE Transportation, US

1045-1100 hrs

Networking Break

1100 - 1200 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Special Plenary Session

1100-1105 hrs

Welcome Remarks

Mr C P Sharma
CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and
Managing Director, Daulat Ram Engineering Pvt Ltd

1105-1110 Hrs

Context Setting

Mr Tilak Raj Seth
Past Chairman, CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and
Executive Vice President, Siemens Ltd

1110-1120 hrs


Mr Rajeev Jyoti
Chairman, CII Task Force on Railways and
Chief Executive – Railway Strategic Business Group L&T Limited

1120-1140 hrs

Special Address

Mr Ravindra Gupta
Member Rolling Stock, Railway Board

H. E. Kenji Hiramatsu
Ambassador, Embassy of Japan

1140-1142 hrs

Release of IREE Exhibitor Catalogue

1142-1157 hrs

Address by Chief Guest

Shri Piyush Goyal
Hon'ble Minister of Railways and Coal

1157- 1200 hrs

Closing Remarks

Mr Anand Chidambaram
Vice Chairman CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and
Managing Director, EMD Locomotive Technologies Pvt Ltd

1200 - 1300 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1200 -1215 hrs

Inauguration of the Exhibition

1215 -1230 hrs

Big Data Application in Korea Railway

Mr Myung Sagong, Ph. D.
Director General of Future Strategy Center of Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI)

1230-1245 hrs

Improving Asset Performance Using State-of-the-Art In-service Vehicle-Track Condition Monitoring Technology

Mr Ravi Ravitharan
Director Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University, Australia

1245-1300 hrs

Vision, Plans and Initiatives in Locomotives: Perspectives from Railway Board

Mr Ghanshyam Singh
Member Traction, Railway Board

1300 - 1345 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


1345 - 1400 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Improving reliability and cost of rotating equipment in railway

Mr Filip Rosengren
Member Traction, Railway Board

1400-1500 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1400-1415 hrs

Composites as material of Choice for Coach Interiors : Migration to Global Standards

Mr Ramakrishnan Tumuluru
Associate Vice President, Technology
Ashland India Private Ltd

1415-1430 hrs

High Speed Locomotives

Mr Thomas Dorneich
Manager, Siemens Mobility Services, Germany

1430-1445 hrs

Improving Reliability and Safety Through Application of IOT Technology

Ms Beatrice Lippus
Managing Director, Cyient GmbH &
Head of Global Sales & Business Development
Transportation BU, Cyient, Germany

1445-1500 hrs

Vision, Plans and Initiatives in Signalling and Telecom: Perspectives from Railway Board

Mr Akhil Agrawal
DG Signalling and Telecom, Railway Board

1500 - 1600 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1500-1515 hrs

Enabling a Competitive Indian Economy & Sustainable Transport with Hyperloop

Mr Harj Dhaliwal
Managing Director, Middle East & India Field Operations
Hyperloop One

1515-1530 hrs

Benefits of High Speed Railways

Mr Yoshihiro Kumamoto
Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Director General of International Affairs Headquarters
Indian High Speed Rail Division, East Japan Railway Company

1530-1545 hrs

India-Japan Collaborations in Railway Sector

Mr Takema Sakamoto
Chief Representative, JICA India

1545-1600 hrs

Vision, Plans and Initiatives in Infrastructure: Perspectives from Railway Board

Mr Manoj Kumar Dubey
Executive Director / PPP (Fin), Railway Board

1600 - 1630 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1600-1615 hrs

Track Geometry Measurement System

Mr Cesare Santanera
Chief Executive Officer
DMA, Italy

1615-1630 hrs

Effect of Power Quality issues on Railway Traction Substations electrical systems and ways managing these issues

Mr Shylendra Kumar
CM, Vice President, ABB India Limited
Mr Srikanth Mulam
Assistant Vice President, ABB India Limited

1630 - 1700 Hrs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
1630-1645 hrs

Valedictory Session

1630-1635 hrs

Address by

Mr C P Sharma
Chairman CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and
Managing Director, Daulat Ram Engineering Pvt Ltd

1635-1655 hrs

Special Address by

H. E. Mr Milan Hovorka
Ambassador, Embassy of the Czech Republic

1655-1700 hrs

Concluding Remarks

Mr Anand Chidambaram
Vice Chairman, CII Rail Transportation and Equipment Division and
Managing Director, EMD Locomotive Technologies Pvt Ltd


IREE 2017 News

IREE India continues to grow, with a greater range of exhibitors, products and services. We believe that is crucial for growth of rail services and the industry supporting it. Here we present brief glimpses of IREE 2017

PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe lay foundation stone for India's first High Speed Rail project - CHECK LIVE UPDATES

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project for a High Speed Rail for Mumbai-Ahmedabad section finally picking up pace. To Check India's First High Speed Rail Live Updates, please scroll down. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Mr.Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan will lay the foundation stone for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project on September 14 in Ahmedabad.

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ITC and The Leela Submitted bids for 5-star hotel project above Gandhinagar railway station

A senior railway official said that the Renowned hotel chains ITC & Leela have bid for the operational rights for the ambitious 5-star hotel project above the Gandhinagar railway station in Gujarat. These 2 Hotel chains have submitted tenders to run the first of its kind Rs 270 crore hotel, which is being built as part of the redevelopment plan of the Gandhinagar station..

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Mumbai Metro-3 Update : Second Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) For Metro-3 underground corridor To Arrive Mumbai Next Week, Check Detailed Information

TThe tunnelling work for a 4.5km long section between Azad Maidan & Grant Road of the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 underground corridor will commence by early November. MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation) officials said that the TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) for the section has been shipped from China & would be arriving in Mumbai next week.

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Would Be Completed One Year Before Schedule: Piyush Goyal

The Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project would be completed one year before the schedule, Minister of Railway Piyush Goyal on Monday said. The officials of Japanese & Indian Railways have set the deadline of 2023 but considering the place of work, the project is likely to be ready by August 15, 2022, Goyal said.

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Railways Drawn Blueprint For Semi-High Speed Corridor Linking Nagpur & Hyderabad

The railways has drawn a blueprint for a semi-high speed corridor linking Nagpur and Hyderabad, a senior official said. The senior ministry official said,"The ministry has initiated a joint feasibility and implementation study with Russian Railways to chalk out details after which it will be sent to the Railway Board for approval."

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Update : Mr. Sanjeev Sinha Appointed as Advisor for Rs 98,000 Crore Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Ambitious project for a High Speed Rail for Mumbai-Ahmedabad section finally picking up pace. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Mr.Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan will lay the foundation stone for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project on September 14 in Ahmedabad.

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State Cabinet Approves Additional Rs 2,187 Crore For Land Acquisitions For Bangalore Metro Phase-II

On Monday, the State Cabinet approved an additional Rs 2,187 crore (approx US$ 342 Million) for acquisition of lands for phase-II of the Bangalore Metro Rail project. A Cabinet meeting chaired by CM Siddaramaiah approved the additional allocation for the BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corp Ltd.) project for expediting the land acquisition process.

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Japanese Firm Mitsui Co. Ltd. Won Bid To Supply Head Hardened Rails For Phase-1 Of Ahmedabad Metro Project

Japanese firm Mitsui Co. Ltd. has won the bid to supply 10,600 metric tonne of Head Hardened Rails for the track work of the 37km Phase-1 of the Ahmedabad metro-rail project at the cost of Rs 59.32 crore. IP Gautam, Managing Director, MEGA Limited, said,"Mitsui has been selected from a group of five bidders which included Voestalpine, Jindal Steel, British Steel, East Metals."

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Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) Appoints EGIS Rail SA to Review Project Report (DPR) of Jaipur Metro Phase II

Finally the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) has appointed French firm EGIS Rail SA (the lead firm) in joint venture with EGIS India Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd and Feedback India Pvt Ltd to review the detailed project report (DPR) of Jaipur Metro phase-II proposed between Ambabari and Sitapura.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh & UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Flags Off The Lucknow Metro | Here is Everything You Need To Know

On Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the much awaited Lucknow Metro rail at the Transport Nagar railway station. The commercial operation for the metro rail is going to start from today.

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MMRC Received Its First TBM For Construction Of Underground Mumbai Metro-3 Corridor

The MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation) has received its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the construction of the 33.5km long Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor. MMRC, Managing Director, Ashwini Bhide said,"With the arrival of our first TBM we have kicked off our tunnelling activity, which is another most critical part of this project." MMRC has procured the TBM, weighing around 800 tonnes, from the German firm Herrenknecht AG from its manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China.

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Indian Railways Working With Australian Firms To Revamp Railway Safety In India

To expand safety in railway, the Indian Railways (IR) has decided to collaborate with Australian firms to revamp railway safety in India. A part of government's Rs 2.8 lakh crore plan for the railway sector (called Re-Build Railways), the tie-up will result in measures such as the development of high-tech driver training centres, adaptation of international safety models & procurement of sensor-based track detection machines from Australia.

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CMRS Gives Green Signal For Metro Rail To Start Commercial Operations

MRC receives the green signal for the Metro Rail to start commercial operations. CMRS Satish Kumar Pandey gave his approval to the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) after inspecting a trial run of a Metro train at the maximum operating speed of 80 kmph. Kumar, along with senior LMRC officials, carried out the inspection on Monday. he train completed a to-&-fro trial run between Transport Nagar & Charbagh station. The trial run was completed successfully on the 8.5 km priority corridor which covers 8 stations, LMRC in a statement said.

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Delhi Metro Rail Plans To Set Up Subsidiary Firm For Last-Mile Connectivity From Metro Stations

The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) is planning to set up a subsidiary firm for last-mile connectivity from Metro stations. The Corporation will not only decide on a new & profitable business model for Metro feeder buses but will also have powers to regulate other modes of last-mile transportation, including e-rickshaws. A proposal to set up the subsidiary firm was passed by the DMRC board in a meeting earlier this month.

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PMC Standing Committee Gives Nod To Construct Flyover At Nalstop Chowk

The standing committee of the PMC (Pune Municipal Corporation) has given the nod to construct a flyover at the Nalstop chowk. The flyover will be a part of the proposed metro corridor from Vanaz - Ramwadi The PMC has suggested minor changes to Maha metro in its metro design at the Nalstop chowk & has merged the upcoming flyover in the same project. The metro will pass above the flyover at this chowk, as per the new design.

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Union Cabinet Approves 'Make in India' driven Metro Rail Policy, Check Details Here

The New Metro Rail Policy makes the private participation a must for the states to get assistance from Centre for the new metro projects in India. The policy will focus on the innovative models of implementation and financing, as well as standardization and indigenization of hardware and software, to create jobs locally. Finance Minister said, "There will be a system-based approach (for sanctions of new projects). Economic internal rate of return (EIRR) should be 14% for approving new metro projects."

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MMRDA Suggests New Option For India's First Bullet Train Terminal

The MMRDA suggested one more option of the site for the proposed bullet train terminal in G-Block of the BKC. After Dharavi, the latest alternative is a plot reserved for a recreation ground (RG) next to Mithi river in G-Block of the BKC. The reason the riverside site or Dharavi have been suggested is that the MMRDA does not want any compromise on space for its proposed IFSC (International Financial Services Centre), under which the bullet train planners originally wanted the terminal.

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Railways To Upgrade 24 railway stations To Boost Tourism

24 railway stations of tourist importance have been identified for upgradation of passenger amenities in association with Ministry of Tourism on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of 50:50 subject to a ceiling of D 240 Cr. from Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and Ministry of Railways (MOR) together. The stations are identified on the basis of heritage and tourism importance of the station / destinations it caters to. 23 out of 24 stations, except Tarapith Road, have been jointly inspected by the team of officers from MOR and MOT.The expenditure likely to be incurred on the development of these stations is D 240 Cr. from MOT and MOR together.

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MMOPL Launches India's First Mobile Ticketing System 'OnGo'

Metro Commuters will now be able to make use their smartphones for journey ticket, apart from tokens & smart cards, to commute on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor. On Wednesday, Mumbai Metro One announced the launch of India's first Mobile Ticketing System 'OnGo' which will help commuters pass the AFC gates using their mobile phones. The system is at an advanced stage of testing & is likely to be introduced in mid-August, 2017. The Mobile Ticketing System, works on iOS & android operating systems, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) said. The Mobile Ticketing System is expected to take load of the booking counters, where people queue up in large numbers to buy token or recharge smart cards.

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IPRCL To Build Indore-Manmad Rail Corridor For Shipments Of Containers To JNPT

IPRCL (Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited), which is executing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore, will build Indore-Manmad rail corridor for shipments of containers to JNPT, said Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. IPRCL is a first-of-its-kind Joint Venture Company (JVC), between the Major Ports under the Ministry of Shipping, & RVNL (Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd). Gadkari said,"From Indore and Dewas 47,000 containers go to JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust). They go via Ahmedabad and Delhi. It takes eight days for containers to reach JNPT. We (IPRCL) are constructing a railway line between Indore and Manmad which can carry shipments in just 24 hours."

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CMRS begins Final inspection of Metro corridor

The CMRS (commissioner of Metro railway safety) begins his inspection of the Metro corridor on Thursday. The inspection will continue till July 31. CMRS will check every component, detail of train, station, corridor & depot, before releasing his final verdict on the project. During first day of inspection, the CMRS checked the North-South corridor control room, from where trains will be monitored, the Transport Nagar depot, coaches of trains that have already been physically tested, & a few aspects of the Transport Nagar Metro station.

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Railways Made Catering Optional In 31 Premium Trains

Railways has made Catering optional in 31 premium trains, including 7 Rajdhani, 6 Shatabdi & Duronto, on a trial basis for 6 months, the Indian Railways (IR) announced. From July 26, passengers can now opt out of the catering facility offered by IRCTC while booking their tickets. This would mean tickets on these trains are going to cost less those with pre-booked meals. However, Passengers cannot change their option during the journey once they opt out. In order to improve its catering services, during the booking process, the IRCTC will seek feedback from passengers. Additionally, 100 kitchens managed by the Railways will be handed over to IRCTC.

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India's First 1600 HHP Solar DEMU Train Launched by Indian Railways

On Friday, Indian Railways launched its first 1600 HHP solar DEMU train. It is one of the environmental friendly measures taken by the railways which will also have financial benefits. The train will travel from Sarai Rohilla station in Delhi to Garhi Harsaru Junction, Farukh Nagar in Haryana. The train will replace the existing non-solar powered panel on the same route and run at the speed of 110 kmph. There has been no change in the fare and the journey will take nearly one-and-half hours. To make the journey comfortable the seats have been provided with cushions

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Team From Asian Development Bank To Visit Indore

A team from Asian Development Bank (ADB) will visit Indore to assess the much-awaited Metro Rail Project in Indore city. The move comes after a fund of $500 million was sanctioned by ADB and New Development Bank (NDB) on Wednesday. Officials of Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company (MPMRC), Indore said each of the banks will provide a fund of $250 million. "Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had initially agreed to finance the Indore Metro project, but it did not move ahead. Now, ADB and NDB have given their nod to provide the loan for this project which will be very effective for the city in controlling traffic congestion and increased pollution. It will also offer citizens of Indore a fast mode of transport," said MPMRC's officer on special duty, Kamal Nagar.

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India To Get Its First High-Speed Rail Training Centre At Gandhinagar

India is set to get its first high-speed rail training centre at Gandhinagar. Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) said,"The centre will provide for advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September." Estimated Cost of the Training Centre : Rs 600 crore (approx US$ 93.75 Million). It is being constructed over railway land measuring 4,400 metres. Operations Would Start by 2020. The training of 4,000 railway engineers has been envisaged before 2020. Around 300 of these will be trained in Japan, while the rest will undergo training at Gandhinagar centre.

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UP Government Allocates Rs 288 Crore for Metro Rail Projects In the State

UP government allocating Rs 288 crore (approx US$ 44.31 Million) for Metro rail projects in the state. Lucknow Metro is ready for commercial run any time in July - has received a lion's share of Rs 233 crore (approx US$ 35.85 Million). This is the last instalment for Lucknow Metro the from state government's coffer under equity, sources said. It has already paid over Rs 1,000 crore (approx US$ 153.85 Million) to the project in the past 2 years. While DPRs (Detailed Project Reports) are already complete and sent to the government for approval for Kanpur & Varanasi metro, corridors in Allahabad & Gorakhpur have recently been finalised.

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Vistara Commences Check-in Facility At Airport Express Line

After the successful commencement of Check-in facility by Air India and Jet Airways at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium Metro station of Airport Express Line last year, 'Vistara' on tuesday became the third airline to commence check-in facility for its passengers using this Line. 'Vistara' on tuesday started check-in facility from the New Delhi Metro station of the Airport Express Line inaugurated by Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC and Mr. Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara in the presence of Mr. Ashwani Lohani, CMD, Air India and other senior officials from DMRC, DIAL, Air India, Jet Airways. This facility would help airport bound passengers of 'Vistara' who can check in at the station at their convenience or drop their baggage if already checked-in using Vistara’s website or mobile app.

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Delhi Metro To lease Trains To Cater Passengers Rush

As the crowd increasing constantly the Delhi Metro will be leasing trains to cater to the growing rush of passengers. To meet the rush & run trains at increased frequency - particularly during peak hours, DMRC needs more trains. Till date, DMRC had only purchased trains - a time-consuming process that also needs substantial investment. The DMRC is now exploring the possibility of taking trains on lease instead of purchasing them & the Inderlok-Mundka (line 5) corridor will be the first section where the leased trains will be deployed.

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Tatanagar Railway Station to be privatised, decides Central Government

Tatanagar Railway Station will soon be privatised. In the second list of the railway board, Tatanagar and other stations under South Eastern Railway zone will be part of the privatization project. In one of its largest Public Private Partnership projects, the Central government has decided to privatize 23 railway stations of the Indian Railways in the first list. The Railways will only take responsibility for train operations, ticket sales, parcels and security arrangements. However, in addition to the security system of Railways, private security guards will also be deployed at different areas of the stations.

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INR 2000 Crore to be Spent on train protection and warning system to improve safety

Indian Railways is working towards making the train travel faster and safer in certain sections with introducing Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) on 3,330 km at an estimated cost of Rs 2,000 crore. The advanced accident prevention measure, under which trains will be in constant communication with the signals through sensors installed on the track side, will be implemented in two phases over the next three-four years. A pilot project of the system was operationalised a few years ago in certain sections of the railways.

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Prabhu Unveils All New Features of the New 'Humsafar' Coaches

ndian Railways is launching new 'Humsafar' coaches equipped with the facilities like GPS-based passenger information system, fire and smoke detectors. Indian Railways is now aiming to enhance the train travel experience by introducing these kind of facilities. As promised in the Budget, the Humsafar Express is a fully 3 AC service with modern facilities. The cost of a Humsafar 3-AC coach is Rs 2.58 crore, as compared to Rs 2.39 crore for a normal LHB 3-AC coach. The upgraded coaches also have facilities like baby nappy changing pads, and tea and coffeemakers.

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Delhi Metro's Mundka to Bahadurgarh corridor to be Completed by December this year

The Delhi Metro's much-awaited Mundka to Bahadurgarh corridor is expected to be completed by December, this year. The corridor Links Mundka in west Delhi to Bahadurgarh in Haryana. It will come as a major relief to lakhs of commuters who commute on this stretch on a daily basis. The officials added that as much as 87 per cent of the work on the 11.181 km corridor has been finished. According to the officials, one of the key features of the Line is that it will be a straight corridor. "The elevated corridor passing through the Rohtak Road will be more or less straight. It would have the least number of turns in the entire Metro network," an official said.

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World's Highest Rail Bridge Which Cost INR 1,250 Crore, Likely to be Ready by June 2019

The World's highest railway bridge which is being built on the river Chenab in Jammu & Kashmir is likely to be ready by June 2019. It will be 359 metres above the bed of river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir. And will also be 30 metres higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. The bridge is being built on the Katra-Banihal railway line at village Kauri in Reasi district. More than 66 per cent work has been finished on this rail bridge. More than 1,300 workers and 300 engineers have been working round-the-clock to complete the bridge by 2019.

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Indian Railway Modernization Welcomes German Rail Industry With Ample Opportunities

India's railway modernization and expansion plans offer ample opportunities for the German rail industry. People who viewed this, also viewed: Prabhu inaugurates Workshop on Adaptation & Sustainability of Modern Technologies in Railways Signalling & Telecom. Both Germany and India appreciated the significant progress made in strengthening bilateral cooperation in rail sector, especially with regard to initiatives on railway safety. Both sides also welcomed the entering into force of the German-Indian social security agreement on May 1, 2017.

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Russia and India signs 5 agreements during PM's visit to St. Petersburg

India and Russia signed the much-awaited agreements. People who viewed this, also viewed: Cabinet approves cooperation between India and Japan on Railway Safety. PM Modi said the relations between India and Russia have been unwavering, based on "mutual love, respect and strong trust". He said we speak in one language, the two leaders had decided to speed up the bilateral cooperation in all fields, for which an 'Action Plan' has been devised.

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GE Unveils Indian Railways 1000 Evolution Series Diesel locomotives

The first of 1000 Evolution Series diesel locomotives which GE Transportation is to supply to Indian Railways over 10 years was unveiled at the manufacturer's plant at Erie in the USA. People who viewed this, also viewed: Railways To Roll Out A High-Power Electric Locomotive Early Next Year. GE Transportation is to supply 700 locos of 4 500 hp and 300 of 6 000 hp. These locomotives will be supplied under a US$2-6 bn joint venture agreement signed with the Ministry of Railways in 2015, the largest contract ever won by GE in India.

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NWR To Set-up a Waste-to-energy Plant To Generate Energy From Plastic Waste

In the last FY, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, the premier electric loco unit, achieved ever highest production of 270 locomotives , surpassing earlier targets and also last year's production of 258 locomotives. Equally healthy is the fact of a quantum jump in manufacture of 3-phase electric locomotives (from 76 in 2011-12 to 110, an increase of 45%). In line of this unit's promise of continuously improving its production tally, this achievement has special significance. Latest technology is being utilized for manufacturing of state of the art 3-phase energy efficient 6000 hp electric locomotives. Obviously jubilant at this achievement, Radhey Shyam, General Manager has vowed to improve the production figure further.

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Railways To Save Rs 300 Crore a Year On Water Bill

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, on monday, the Indian Railways (IR) will be saving Rs 300 crore (approx US$ 46.88 Million) a year through a concerted effort to conserve water & restore water bodies on railway land across the country. Besides this, the Railways has undertaken energy conservation & energy efficiency measures with a target to achieve 1,000 MW of solar power & 170 MW of wind power installed capacities. People who viewed this, also viewed: Railways Aiming To Reduce Emission By 33% In Next 10-12 Years

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Delhi Metro's ITO-Kashmere Gate Heritage Line Open For Public

The Delhi Metro made a major foray in the City, as the ITO-Kashmere Gate 'Heritage Line' was thrown open to public on Sunday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the Heritage line through video conferencing on Sunday. It is essentially an extension of the Violet Line that run between Faridabad and ITO presently. It will take considerable load off at Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of the Yellow Line. Janpath, Mandi House and ITO stations on this line have already been opened for the public that comprises of 4.2 km section of the 9.37 km-long-corridor.

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PM Modi To Inaugurate Kochi Metro on June 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Kerala's prestigious Kochi Metro project on June 17. The inaugural function of the 13-km Aluva-Palarivattom corridor will be held at Aluva in Ernakulam district. In the first phase, seven trains with CBTC technology will run on the 14-km Aluva-Palarivattom corridor. A total of nine trains are equipped with the technology, provided by French company Alstom. The CBTC system will give the position of the train more accurately. Over 600 trained women from the 'Kudumbasree Mission' have been employed to ensure the smooth run of the first phase of the metro.

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Nagpur Metro: Head Hardened Rail reaches Nagpur from Russia

The ambitious project of Nagpur Metro (Majhi Metro), got further momentum as 550 tonnes of Head Hardened Rail reached the city from Russia. Head hardened rails are typically used in Metro projects & High Speed Freight Corridors. Head hardening technology entails a special heat treatment process which requires precise temperature control to achieve nearly 50% higher hardness as compared to a normal rail. People who viewed this, also viewed: Nagpur Metro Trial Run Between Mihan Depot-Airport Station To Begin In 2nd Half Of 2017.

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Railways To Install Video Cameras With Face-recognition Software Linked To An Alarm System In Train Engines

In a big move to boost railway safety, the Indian Railways (IR) has decided to install video cameras with face-recognition software linked to an alarm system in train engines. The system will alert the control centre in case drivers fall asleep. The technology has been developed by Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi. People who viewed this, also viewed: 31 more stations of SWR to get Video surveillance. Loco Cab Video & Voice Recording System (LCVR) - consisting of video cameras, microphones & digital video recorder - will also be used for analysis after accidents.

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South Central Railway Invites Bids For Construction Of Bridge

South Central Railway has invited bids for construction of a bridge across Vynatheya river in Andhra Pradesh. The scope of work includes construction of the bridge across Vynatheya river of 20x76.20 mtr clear span with steel through girders & Vasishta of 17x76.20 mtr clear span with steel through girders substructure on double D well foundations, and execution of protective & miscellaneous work (excluding execution of superstructure as steel through girders) for the proposed new BG line between Kotipalli and Narsapur stations in Andhra Pradesh.

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Railways to raise Rs 35,000 cr ( USD 5,468 Million) fund for infra building

Aiming at a major push for infrastructure, the railways will raise Rs 35,000 crore with World Market assistance to create a separate fund for investment in rail sector. People who viewed this, also viewed: State Run Real Estate Company: National Buildings Construction Corporation to revamp 10 stations at INR 5,000 Crore (USD 730 Million). The proposed Railways of India Development Fund (RIDF) would be independent of rail budget and intended for all big ticket rail-based projects. Station redevelopment, rail expansion, port connectivity and freight terminal upgradation will be included in that.

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Maha-Metro Initiated Steps For Construction Of 9 Elevated Stations on Pimpri-Range Hills corridor

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Maha-Metro) has initiated steps for the construction of 9 elevated stations on the Pimpri-Range Hills corridor, which is a part of the Pune metro rail project. This corridor is a part of the PCMC-Swargate route, which the corporation has taken up on a priority basis, & aims to complete by 2019. People who viewed this, also viewed: NCC Bagged Worth Rs 499 Cr for The First Construction Contract from Pune Metro. Bids have been invited for construction of the stations (excluding viaduct), & bidders are expected to submit their tenders by June 13.

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Cabinet Approves Rs 5,500 crore Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail project

On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved the Noida to Greater Noida Metro Rail project which will cost around Rs 5,500 crore (approx US$ 846.15 Million) for a 30 kilometer stretch. The metro project is expected to be operational by April 2018. People who viewed this, also viewed: Centre To Release Equity Of Rs 1,000 Crore For Noida Metro Project. The Aqua Line, as it has been named, will start from Sector-71 in Noida and will connect to the the Delhi Metro's Blue Line, which is being extended from Noida City Centre to Sector-62.

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Malaysia's CIDB Showing Interest To Redevelop 20 Stations Across The Country

The Indian Railways station redevelopment arm has received a shot in the arm with Malaysia's state-owned CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) showing interest to redevelop at least 20 railway stations across the country. A railway ministry official said,"We have been working with Malaysia and have done some roadshows. They have expressed interest in our programme." People who viewed this, also viewed: IRSDC plans to organise a global design competition for station upgrade ideas. CIDB was established by Malaysia to promote, improve & expand the country's construction industry, among other functions.

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First 'Made In India' Delhi to Chandigarh High-speed Tejas Express train to launch soon

Delhi-Chandigarh Passengers will soon get the facilities of Wi-Fi, LCD screen, USB charging facility, & bio-toilets as the first Tejas Express train manufactured in the country - which will travel at a speed of 160 kmph - will be handed over to the Northern Railway on May 15 by the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala. People who viewed this, also viewed: Railways to invite financial bids worth over Rs 20,000 crore for manufacturing Modern coaches. The train can touch the speed of 200 kmph, sources said.

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KMRL plans to begin work on Water Metro project in June

The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) plans to begin construction works associated with integrated Water Metro project in June. After holding a review meeting, the Metro agency has decided to speed up preliminary works. The review meeting was attended by representatives of various local bodies which would be linked by Kochi Water Metro. Earlier, KMRL had adjudged AECOM Consortium (Aecom India Pvt Ltd, Urban Mass Transit Company Limited & Zebec Marine Consultants Service Pvt Ltd) as the successful bidder for the project.

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Thiruvananthapuram central, Rameswaram and Madurai stations selected for depicting local /socio cultural paintings

Thiruvananthapuram central, the largest railway station of the State in terms of passenger movement and an important railway hub of Southern Railway, is on a colourful makeover. The premier railway station of the State is among the 3 along with Rameswaram & Madurai selected by Southern Railway for depicting local /socio cultural paintings. People who viewed this, also viewed: Vadnagar Railway Station likely to get a makeover by this year. The project is part of the initiative to combine cleanliness with creativity and to adorn railway premises, especially railwaystations with tourist importance with tribal/ local art.

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Indian Railways to Take a Significant Step Towards Providing Rail Connectivity for Chardham Pilgrimage in the State of Uttarakhand Through Commencement of Final Location Survey

Taking forward the vision of the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to link the Chardham pilgrimage centres through rail connectivity and in keeping with its budgetary commitment, the Indian Railways is taking the significant step to commence the Final Location survey for a single BG line rail connectivity for the Chardham Pilgrimage. Reiterating his commitment to fast-track this rail project, Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, to lay the foundation stone for the Final Location Survey For Single Broad Gauge Line Rail Connectivity at a ceremonial program to be held in the presence of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, as the Chief Guest on the occasion at 12.30 p.m. on 13 May 2017(Saturday) at Badrinath. Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh, and Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of the region along with the Members of Legislative Assembly, Uttarakhand are also slated to grace the function with their distinguished presence.

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CMI Limited bags order of worth Rs 86.95 crores from Central Railways

CMI Limited, the manufacturer of specialty cables, has received a order of worth Rs 86.95 crores (approx US$ 13.52 Million) from Central Railways for supply of PVC insulated armoured, unscreened, copper conductor underground railway signalling cable for 6449.89 kms. This order will be delivered within the FY 2017-18, staggered over a period of Nine months. The order has been placed by the Office of Controller of Stores, Mumbai CS Terminus, Central Railways.

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Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway project extended up to Sonprayag

After announcing an all-weather road project worth Rs 13,000 crore (approx US$ 2016.13 Million) for the char dham, the government is making efforts to connect the 4 revered shrines with railway network. Taking a step forward in this regard, the ambitious ongoing project of Rishikesh to Karnprayag railway track has been extended up to Sonprayag on the Kedarnath route. Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister, who is scheduled to visit Uttarakhand on May 13, is to lay the foundation stone for the extension project.

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Mahametro set up quality control laboratory to earn revenue

Mahametro has set up a quality control laboratory in its own premises, to ensure that its contractors use the right kind of materials. Also, the agency will get revenue from this laboratory, which will be available for use by other corporates too. Mahametro has signed an agreement with international quality control agency Bureau Veritas (BV) for this purpose. As per the norms contractors had to get their materials tested before using them for construction, a source in Mahametro said.

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RITES invited 2 separate bids for work on rail infrastructure

RITES (Rail India Technical & Economic Services) has invited 2 separate bids for work on railway infrastructure in Jharkhand. People who viewed this, also viewed: Prabhu Inaugurates 20 New Railway projects. Proposed Magadh open cast project in Chatra district of Jharkhand (Package-III) at a cost of Rs 237.06 crore (approx US$ 36.76 Million). Proposed North Urimari open cast project in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand (Package-I) at a value of Rs 118.39 crore (approx US$ 18.36 Million).

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Mumbai Plans To Invest Rs 80,000 crore On Transport Overhaul By Setting Up A High-Speed Urban Rail Network

Some of the world's largest manufacturers of urban railway systems are gearing up to battle for a share of orders worth as much as 480 billion rupees ($7.5 billion) for coaches & signaling equipment from India's richest city, Mumbai. Mumbai, plans to invest as much as 800 billion rupees on a major overhaul of its transport system by setting up a high-speed urban rail network to ease the burden on its conventional suburban railways. The local units of railway transport systems makers include Alstom SA, Bombardier Inc. & Siemens AG are set to bid for contracts to supply railway coaches, signaling & electrical systems and other non-civil works.

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Chennai Metro To Commence Operations On First Underground Stretch On May 14

Operations on the first underground stretch of the Chennai Metro will commence on May 14. Sources in New Delhi confirmed that Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu will attend the opening ceremony. On Tuesday, industries Minister M.C. Sampath inspected the 7.6 kilometer long stretch from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park, as well as the facilities made available to the public, ahead of the launch, according to officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).

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