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Jun 11 (21:24)   ‘Make in India’ boost! Indian Railways exports another 3000 HP locomotive to Mozambique

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Despite COVID-19 challenges, Indian Railways has exported a 3000 HP Locomotive to Mozambique, in addition to two locomotives that were exported in March 2021.

Boost to Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ policy! Giving a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has exported another ‘Made in India’ locomotive to Mozambique. Recently, the Railway Minister announced that despite COVID-19 challenges, Indian Railways has exported a 3000 HP Locomotive to Mozambique, in addition to two locomotives that were exported in March 2021. Goyal, in the month
of March, flagged off 3000 HP Cape Gauge loco via video conferencing, which was indigenously manufactured by Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi.

In March, the Railway Ministry had stated that the locomotives’ export to Mozambique will boost the Indo-African relationship as well as pilot the economic empowerment through export. The national transporter had exported the first batch of two locomotives in March as part of total order of six locomotives of 3000 HP cape gauge as well as 90 stainless steel passenger coaches to the African nation. According to the Railway Ministry, some of the key features of 3000 HP Cape Gauge locomotives are:

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Jun 11 (22:31)
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Can anybody guess the gauge ? Not sure Mozambique has BG.

1 Public Posts - Fri Jun 11, 2021

Jun 11 (22:38)
Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour
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Right, slightly more than a meter.

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Jun 09 (21:43)   Nine bidders shortlisted for redevelopment of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

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The shortlist was revealed by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation
In a step further towards the redevelopment of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, nine bidders, including leading names in infrastructure business have been finalised.
CSMT is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses the headquarters of the Central Railway.
The shortlist was revealed by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) after it
evaluated the RFQ (Request for Quotation) applications submitted by the bidders.
The nine companies shortlisted are: Godrej Properties Limited, Anchorage Infrastructure Investments Holdings Limited, Oberoi Realty Limited, ISQ Asia Infrastructure Investments Pte Ltd., Adani Railways Transport Limited, Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd., GMR Enterprises Private Limited, Moribus Holdings Pte, Ltd. and BIF IV Infrastructure Holding DIFC Pvt. Ltd. is the nine shortlisted bidders.
As the next step, RFP (Request for Proposal) will be called by IRSDC shortly from the nine shortlisted bidders.
The construction and O&M experience capacity shall have to be met after the award of the project but before the appointed date.
The entire bidding procedure is a two-stage bidding process consisting of RFQ and Request for Proposal (RFP).
The selected bidder at the RFP stage shall take up the redevelopment of the CSMT Railway station The Request for Proposal (RFP) for CSMT is under preparation and will be called shortly from the shortlisted applicants.
“Nine firms have qualified the RFQ stage for the redevelopment of CSMT station. As the next steps, IRSDC will float a Request for Proposal (RFP) soon to the qualified bidders. CSMT railway station redevelopment is one of our most ambitious projects and we at IRSDC are committed to transform the CSMT railway station into a state of the art transport hub” said SK Lohia, Managing Director & CEO - IRSDC.
The project has in principle approval of PPPAC comprising representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law, Niti Aayog, Ministry of Railways, etc, as per the Guidelines for PPP projects by Government of India.

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Jun 10 (12:32)
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Bade log, sab alag alag station bidding karenge. Internal understanding...

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Coach Composition:  NINE Second Class Sleeper Coaches, TWELVE Second Class Coaches, TWO Luggage cum Brake
Van with The above special train will be fully reserved with 1.3 times fare

All Passengers are requested to adhere strictly to Covid -19 norms: wear mask, sanitize their hands frequently and maintain social distancing. An earnest cooperation is requested from all in the fight against Covid19.

Trains as detailed below will be partially cancelled o­n temporary basis due poor occupancy.

1.  Train No. 07419/07021 Tirupati/Hyderabad - Vasco-da-gama Express Special will be partially cancelled between Hubballi - Vasco-da-gama commencing journey o­n 20.05.2021 & 27.05.2021. Accordingly, the train will terminate at Hubballi instead of Vasco-da-gama.

2.  Train No. 07420/07022 Vasco-da-gama - Tirupati/Hyderabad Express Special will be partially cancelled between Vasco-da-gama - Hubballi commencing journey o­n 21.05.2021 & 28.05.2021. Accordingly, the train will originate from Hubballi instead of Vasco-da-gama.

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May 19 (23:00)
Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour
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Goa govt made it mandatory to have negative covid test report even for train travelers. Occupancy is going to be less for new few weeks.
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May 15 (22:12)   Rly. Minister asks State to expedite land acquisition for rail projects

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Entry# 4962938   News Entry# 451699         Tags   Past Edits
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the State to expedite land acquisition for railway projects. In a letter addressed to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, he said that the Railways had deposited ₹80.63 crore for acquisition of 608.21 hectares of land for three projects. However, the land identified has yet to be acquired by the State government.

The land is required for the doubling of Hosapete-Hubballi-Londa-Vasco-da-Gama (352 km) line and building new lines from Rayadurga-Tumakuru and Ginigera-Raichur. A total of 1,489.64 hectares of land is required for these projects, of which 881.43
hectares have been acquired.

“Non -acquisition of land is resulting in delay in execution of projects beside blockage of railway’s capital with the State government,” stated the Minister in the letter. He noted that that the failure of the State government to deposit its share of the cost is affecting projects.

The Railways have taken up 16 projects on a cost-sharing basis in Karnataka, with the State government bearing ₹847.02 crore under the module. The projects include Bidar-Kalaburagi new line, Kadur-Chikkamagaluru new line, Shivamogga- Harihara new line, Hassan-Bengaluru via Shravanabelagola new line, and Whitefield-Kolar new line.

The Railway Minister has asked the Chief Minister to instruct the officials concerned to take measures to hand over the land required and deposit outstanding shares.

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It means doubling of Hosapete - Hubballi - Londa - Vasco-da-Gama (352 km) line is still under consideration.
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May 01 (22:39)   Hubballi Division of SWR excels in freight loading performance

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Hubballi Division of South Western Railway has recorded an excellent performance in freight revenue in spite of COVID-19 pandemic and particularly heavy Covid cases in Ballari district and Goa which are major loading areas. The freight revenue during April 2021 is 244.66 Cr compared to 140.86 Cr during last year, a quantum jump of 73.69 %.
There is growth in freight revenue from all the major commodities of the division i.e. Iron Ore, Sugar, Cement, Fertilizers, Steel and G slag. Bauxite is new to the commodity Basket of the division.
➢ Highlights of Hubballi Division in Freight loading for April – 2021
1. Hubballi
Division has achieved an Originating Loading of 2.796 MT (1392 Wagons per Day) in April – 2021 as against 1.655 MT (825 Wagons per Day), registering a growth of 68.9%.
 2. Loading of Iron ore registered a growth of 192% over April – 2020, Loading of 0.854 MT in April – 2021 as against 0.292 MT in April – 2020.3. 
Loading of HRC registered a growth of 94.7% over Feb-2020. Loading of 0.668 MT (in April-2021) as against 0.343 MT in April – 2020.4. Loading of Sugar registered a growth of 556% over April-2020. Loading of 0.105 MT in April – 2021 as against 0.016 MT in April – 2020.5. Loading of Fertilizers registered a growth of 70.4% over April – 2020. Loading of 0.075 MT in April – 2021 as against 0.044 MT in April – 2020.

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May 03 (11:04)
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Mostly Odissha/Chattisgarh alli irbeku. KA dalli for Manganese kelidini near Swamihalli(Hosapete). E hosa Bauxite deposits KA dalli mostly Desur/Khanapur area dalli irbeku near Bgm and also near Gadag. Mining extract mostly Udupi hatra yello ide, which govt was planning to restart. Baindoor Mines.
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