Indian Railways’ Private Train Project: Indian Railways is gearing up to introduce private train services on its network! Today, several private firms attended the pre application meeting for running private trains in 12 clusters across the Indian Railways network. According to Indian Railways, some of the firms that have purchased the tender document include Medha, Sterlite Power, Bharat Forge, GMR Infrastructure Limited, I- Board India Private Limited, CAF India Private Limited, IRCTC Limited, BHEL, ALSTOM Transport India Limited, Hind Rectifiers Limited, LKB Infrastructure Private Limited, Bombardier Transportation India, Titagarh Wagons Limited, Gateway Rail, Jasan Infra Private Limited, R. K. Associates & Hoteliers Private Limited, PSGG Technologies Private Limited, BEML, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited, L and T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, ISQ Asia Infrastructure Investments Private Limited, and Siemens Limited.
The date of publication of RFQ was 1 July 2020 and the last date of receiving queries was 16 July 2020. The first pre application conference was held on 21 July 2020, while the date for the authority to respond to the queries was latest by 31 July 2020. The last date of receiving queries was 7 August 2020.