new Delhi: 23 domestic and foreign companies, including Bombardier, Alstom, Siemens and GMR have shown interest in operating private trains in India. The railway gave its information on Wednesday. At the same time, the Railways have demanded some special features from private operators for trains, in which these trains will be able to run at a speed of 160 kmph. Also Read – Railways suspended all regular passenger services indefinitely, only special trains will run
Railways said that these companies took part in a meeting in this regard on Wednesday before the application process. BEML, IRCTC, BHEL, CAF, Medha Group, Sterlite, Bharat Forge, JKB Infrastructure and Titagarh Wagons Limited were also present in this meeting to run private trains in twelve blocks. Also Read – Rahul Gandhi’s another stance on PM Modi said, ‘Illness is clouded … can take benefits’
Railways have invited requests for private participation in the operation of passenger services on 109 routes through 151 modern trains (rakes). These new trains will be in addition to the trains already running on the network. This is the first private investment initiative to run passenger trains on the railway network. Private investment of about 30 thousand crores is estimated to be received from this project. Also Read – Covid-19 This new rule will be applicable to all passengers traveling in the train between the crisis
Indian Railways plans to roll out the first set of 12 PRIVATE trains in 2023, followed by an early time with 45 in the next financial year, with the National Transporter holding a second pre-bid conference meeting, involving 23 companies. There were many foreign firms.
Private trains should have sliding doors, talk-back mechanisms, coach monitoring, alarms: railway draft
According to a draft specification for private trains, these trains should have these facilities and technical. These are some of the features that the railways has demanded from private operators for these trains. The railway shared this draft on Wednesday.
– Electronic Sliding Doors
– windows with safety glass
– Emergency talk-back mechanism,
– Passenger monitoring system and information and destination boards should be
– These trains will provide noise-free journey to the passengers – These trains will be able to run at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour
– Trains will be designed so that they can operate safely at a maximum speed of 180 kmph during the test.
– Emergency brakes will be applied on these trains, so that they can be stopped at a distance of less than 1,250 meters while traveling at a speed of 160 kmph.