The decision on whether to charge passengers for these services will rest with the private parties, officials said. In the document, it has said that bidders based on their financial capacity, will be required to offer share in the gross revenue at the request for proposal (RFP) stage for undertaking the project.
“Helping approximately 6.3 million migrant workers get home safely, and expeditiously, was necessary to save India from a huge humanitarian crisis,” said the report published by Milind Sohoni and Vijaya Sunder M, Professors at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Days after the Indian Railways created history by joining three trains carrying more than 1,500 tonnes in an 'Anaconda' formation, the Indian Railways broke its own record by operating 'Shesh Naag', a 2.8-km-long freight train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes.
According to the report, the trains from Delhi to other destinations include — New Delhi-Amritsar, New Delhi-Chandigarh, Sarai Rohilla-Porbandar, Delhi-Bhagalpur and Old Delhi- Ferozepur, among others. The proposed trains to Delhi, on the other hand, include those from Jodhpur, Kamakhya(Guwahati), Dibrugarh, Gorakhpur, Indore, Muzaffarpur, etc.
The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation Limited (DFCCIL), the implementing agency of the project, has till now managed to get back 7,000 labourers, taking the number of workers at sites to 22,000 from 15,000.
A BDU would comprise a chief freight transportation manager and three members who would initiate steps to attract new streams of traffic by interacting with industry and also explore the possibility of attracting additional freight traffic, the release said.
Mangu Singh, DMRC’s managing director talks about how hard the pandemic will hit the corporation and the public transportation system, in general. As the country goes through a phased opening now, there is still no clarity on when the transportation lifeline of the National Capital Region will be allowed to restart operations.
Of 27.06 million tonne, 16.14 mt are of indigenous coal from Odisha's Talcher area and 10.92 mt of imported coal from different ports under ECoR jurisdiction were transported to various power houses and industries across the country.
Last month, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) scrapped the Rs 500 crore contract for sourcing 10 rakes for the Jacob Circle-Wadala-Chembur monorail project wherein two Chinese firms had expressed their interest to supply the rakes, stating that the companies were "dictating" terms.
Owing to technological intervention, the profile of jobs is expected to change. “We won’t curtail jobs. Job profiles may change, but there won’t be job cuts,” Anand S Khati, Director General, Human Resource at Railway Board said in a web interaction with reporters on Friday. The Railway Board has directed all zonal railways to freeze new posts, apart from those in the safety category.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited, a joint venture of the Government of India and participating state governments, invited bids on Thursday to start the process of preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Delhi-Varanasi high-speed rail corridor.
About 150 private trains are expected to be operational from April 2023 and procurement will be done strictly under the ‘Make in India’ policy. The railway ministry kickstarted its plan to allow private companies to run 151 trains on 109 routes by inviting bids on Wednesday.
Allaying fears that the Railways network was being handed over to private parties, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav told the Thursday press conference that private participation in passenger train operations will only be five per cent of the existing 2800 Mail/ Express trains over IR.