Trains will run on 109 identified busy routes with a contract period of 35 years. These private trains shall be designed for a maximum speed of 160km/h and will be of length 384 meters. The selected private players shall be responsible for financing, procuring, operation and maintenance of the new trains, a majority of which will be manufactured in India.
As many as 23 firms have shown interest, including major players such as Medha Infracon, Alstom Transport, Bharat Forge, Sterlite Power, IRCTC, Titagarh Wagons, Bombardier Transportation, BEML, GMR Infrastructure, Hind Rectifiers Limited, Megha Engineering & Infrastructure, JKB Infrastructure, Gateway Rail, Jasan Infra Pvt Limited, RK Associates & Hoteliers, PSCG Technologies, L&T Infra Development, ISQ, Asia Infrastructure Investments, Siemens Ltd and NIIFL.
In July 2020, GoI has issued RFQs for operation of passenger trains in 12 regional clusters through PPP on DBFO basis with an approximate cost of INR 30,000 crores. For these private trains, the routes are divided into 12 clusters based out of major city centres, such as Patna, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Prayagraj, Howrah, Chennai, Chandigarh, and two each for Delhi and Mumbai. Each cluster is an independent business project, inviting a private player to manage.
The indicative project cost of the Delhi-2 cluster is INR 2,329 crore. It has 12 origin-destination pairs as routes, and the average distance of the routes is around 925 km. Each cluster has an indicative project cost and average train distance of 900-1052 km.
- Understanding the Railway Infrastructure Segment in India
- Opportunity Analysis in Railway Infrastructure Development in Locomotive Manufacturing
- Opportunity Analysis for Development of Electrical Infrastructure at Railway Stations
- Opportunity in Network Construction for the Railway Infrastructure Development
- Opportunity Analysis in New Railway Stations Development & Redevelopment of Old Stations
- Trend of Railway Electrification and Plan 100% Electrification by 2024
- Railway Electrification Opportunity Analysis for Power Project Developers
- Railway Electrification Opportunity Analysis for Power Transmission Utilities
- Railway Electrification Opportunity Analysis for Power Distribution Utilities
- Opportunities for Private Players in Indian Railways
- Track of Upcoming Railway Infrastructure Projects
- Key Findings/Recommendations and Conclusion
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Alstom Transport
- Asia Infrastructure Investments
- Bharat Forge
- Bombardier Transportation
- Gateway Rail
- GMR Infrastructure
- Hind Rectifiers Limited
- Jasan Infra Pvt. Limited
- JKB Infrastructure
- L&T Infra Development
- Medha Infracon
- Megha Engineering & Infrastructure
- PSCG Technologies
- RK Associates & Hoteliers
- Siemens Ltd.
- Sterlite Power
- Titagarh Wagons