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PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

Investment opportunity stems from efforts of making rolling stock safer, faster and more efficient. The thrust on electrification is expected to give a spurt to electric locomotives, bringing down the fuel bill significantly, even as increasing investment in higher horse power locomotives will support longer rakes.

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Railway projects are gathering pace

Railway projects are gathering pace

Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Mobility, Siemens, feels implementation of PPP will provide a fillip to railway projects in India. However, given the size and rapid growth in the country's rail sector, availability of trained manpower will remain a primary challenge.

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9,653 villages electrified till date under DDUGJY

9,653 villages electrified till date under DDUGJY

A total of 327 villages have been electrified across the country from 1st to 7th August 2016 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, seven villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 12 to Assam, 10 to Bihar, four to Chhattisgarh, 68 to Jharkhand, four to Madhya Pradesh, 11 to Manipur, 136 to Meghalaya, eight to Nagaland, 24 to Odisha, six to Rajasthan, two to Tripura, 31 to Uttar Pradesh and one each to Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka

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Railway projects covering 9,400 km sanctioned

Railway projects covering 9,400 km sanctioned

While last mile connectivity projects continue to be accorded the highest priority, the Railways Ministry intend to fast track the sanctioned works on 7,000 km of double/third/fourth lines and com-¡mission 1200 km in 2015-16 at an investment of Rs 8686 crore.

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