French Firm Alstom to Make 800 Super High Speed Locomotives in India

Date: 12/06/2017 World rail transport leader to build 800 ‘super high-speed’ locomotives at a factory in Bihar for a decade, endorsing PM’s Make in India vision. French conglomerate Alstom plans to manufacture 800 “super high-power” locomotives in India over a decade, its managing director for India and South Asia Bharat…

Indian Railways Exploring Self-Propelled Trains like Metro For High Speed Corridors

Date: 12/06/2017 The Indian Railways is exploring the idea of using self-propelled trains like those used in Metro systems to realise its high-speed corridor dream. More Details: * Racing against time to bring a network of "high-speed corridors" on track, the Indian Railways is exploring self-propelled train sets similar to…

Railways to acquire 25 Shinkansen From Japan at an Estimated Cost of INR 5,000 Cr for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

Date: 12/06/2017 Railways is gearing up to acquire 25 E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains from Japan at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore for the Modi government's first bullet train project. Features of the E5 Shinkansen Bullet Train: * The E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains to be pressed into…

ToT & Make in India, the Important Pillars of Indo-Japanese Agreement on Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR Project

New Delhi:Transfer of Technology (ToT) & Make in India are important pillars of the Indo-Japanese agreement on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR (High-Speed Train) project. However, these concepts pose as much of a challenge as the projects themselves. Issues like ToT in what areas, to whom and how need to be addressed.…

High Speed – Soon Can Become a Reality in India by Pankaj Agrawal

  Mr. Pankaj Agrawal, has over three decades experience in infrastructure, industry and international consultancy with main focus on railways and is presently working as Executive Director, RITES, India   Talgo trains, the name has caught the imagination of Indian people. The recent news of Talgo trains trials being conducted,…