New Projects by Indian Railway

New Projects by Indian Railway
New Projects by Indian Railway

New Projects by Indian Railway

Indian Railway announced various new projects and here we are giving Updates of New Projects by Railway. 

Indian Railways Signs MoU with RailTel for implementation of Modern Train Control System Project -Renigunta-Yerraguntla section of SCR on the identified corridors

Indian Railways signed MoU with RailTel Enterprises Limited (REL), a wholly owned subsidiary company of RailTel Corporation of India ltd, for the work of modernization of signaling system o­n 4 sections, which includes Automatic Train Protection System with Long Term Evolution (LTE) based Mobile Train Radio Communication System (MTRC) together with provision of Electronic Interlocking (indoor) wherever required.

This project of Modern Train control system will be implemented o­n 165 Route Kilometers (RKMs) o­n Renigunta (RU) – Yerraguntla (YA) section o­n South Central Railway, 145 RKMs o­n Vizianagaram (VZM) –Palasa (PSA) section o­n East Coast Railway, 155 RKMs o­n Jhansi (JHS) – Bina (BINA) Section o­n North Central Railway and 175 RKMs o­n Nagpur (NGP) – Badnera (BD) Section o­n Central Railway. These are some of the busiest routes o­n Indian Railway with heavy traffic. Automatic Train Protection System and LTE based MRTC will improve safety, help reduce congestion in these rail networks and increase line capacity, improve punctuality. It will also help to increase average speed of trains.

The Modern Train Control System shall be as per Open Standard, Interoperable with Multi-vendor support. Mobile Train Radio Communication System shall be deployed using LTE backbone for communication between Train Running staff, Drivers, Guards and Control Office. This system will also be used for working of Automatic Train Protection System. Initially, this system will be provided o­n 500 Locomotives.

Speaking about the project, Shri Kashinath, Member (Signal and Telecom), Railway Board, said that there is a need to implement Modern Train Control System to keep pace with modern signaling and communication systems being used all around the world, to ensure Safety of the Passengers and increase Line capacity to match with the challenges of running more trains o­n existing track.

Briefing about the project, Shri Puneet Chawla, CMD/RailTel said that we are already o­n the job and team of REL has already taken inputs, feedback from industry representatives with respect to technology, interfaces, compatibility and interoperability of various sub-systems. Based o­n these inputs from all stakeholders, a blue print for speedy execution of the pilot project is ready for implementation.

The pilot project at estimated cost of Rs. 1609 crores is to be completed in 24 months. Modern Train Control system based o­n LTE based MTRC is o­ne of the most ambitious modernization projects of Indian Railways, which envisages upgradation of signaling system at par with the world standards. o­nce this pilot project is implemented successfully, Indian Railways is proposing to implement the same o­n important high-density routes of the Railway network.

The MoU was signed by Shri Pradeep M Sikdar, Executive Director/Signal Development, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways and Shri A.K. Sablania, Director and CEO, M/s REL in August presence of Shri N Kashinath, Member/S and T, Railway Board and Shri Puneet Chawla, CMD/RailTel.


Memorandum of Understanding between India and Russia in the field of Railways

Indian Railway announced on a press release that (On: 12 JUN 2019) Cabinet approves signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Russia in the field of Railways

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation between Research Designs and Standards Organisation, under the Ministry of Railways, India and Railway Research Institute, Russia and Research and Design Institute for Information Technology, Signalling and Telecommunication on Railway Transport, Russia.

The MoU will facilitate exchange of information, expert meetings, seminars, technical visits and implementation of jointly agreed cooperation projects.

The MoU was signed in April, 2019.


Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bolivia in the field of Railways

Indian Railway announced on a press release that (On: 12 JUN 2019 8:14PM by PIB Delhi) Cabinet approves signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bolivia in the field of Railways
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation between India and Bolivia on cooperation regarding Bioceanic Railway Integration Corridor Project.

The MoU will facilitate exchange of information, expert meetings, seminars, technical visits and implementation of jointly agreed cooperation projects.


Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) enters into Tripartite Agreement with French National Railways (SNCF) and AFD, a French Agency

Indian Railway announced through a Press release (on 11 JUN 2019 10:41AM by PIB Delhi) that Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) entered an Tripartite Agreement with French Railways (SNCF) and AFD, a French Agency on 10th June, 2019. On this occasion, Shri Suresh Angadi, Minister of State of Railways and H. E. Mr. Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Government of France, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France in India and senior officers were present from both side.

Under this agreement, AFD a French agency, has agreed to provide in-kind grant financing up to 7,00,000 EURO, through French National Railways (SNCF)-Hubs and Connexions as a Technical Partner to IRSDC to support the Railway Station Development Program in India. This will impose no financial liability on IRSDC or Indian Railways.

Speaking on this occasion, Shri Suresh Angadi, Minister of State said, “India and France have a strong and long standing prosperous partnership in the Railway sector. French Railways (SNCF) in the past has been associated with Indian Railways in conducting speed upgradation study for Delhi-Chandigarh section and station development of Ludhiana and Ambala stations. I am sure that this effort will go a long way in further strengthening Indo-French cooperation and will help Indian Railways in positioning its stations to world class standards.”

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