Ministry of Railways

Investment to Upgrade infrastructure in Railways

Posted On: 27 DEC 2017 4:49PM by PIB Delhi

Signalling - A work for modernization of signalling system at a total cost of 44 million Euros on Ghaziabad-Kanpur section of North Central Railway was undertaken through funding from KFW (Kreditanstalt Fur Wiederaufbau) Bank, Germany.

Electric Locomotives - A procurement cum Maintenance Agreement(PCMA) has been signed with Madhepura Electric Locomotive Private Limited (MELPL), a Joint Venture Company of Alstom Manufacturing India Limited and Ministry of Railways(26% equity limited to `100 crore), for setting up of electric locomotive manufacturing facility at Madhepura, Bihar for manufacturing/supplying 800 High Horse Power, State of the art, Electric Locomotives of 12000 hp capacity. The Company will set up two maintenance depots at Saharanpur & Nagpur and undertake maintenance of first 250 locomotives each over first 13 years and the next 250 locomotives for a period of four years. Total project cost is `1300 crore.

Diesel Locomotives - A procurement cum Maintenance Agreement has been signed with M/s. General Electric Global Servicing India Pvt. Ltd. on 09.11.2015 for procurement of new generation diesel locomotives of 4500 HP and 6000 HP. Initially 100 diesel locomotives will be imported and subsequently they will be manufactured in India at Diesel Loco Factory, Marhorwa. The anticipated project cost is `1300 crore.

 The Foreign investment details are as under:-





(in million euro)

Electric Loco

Diesel Locomotive

Other Rolling Stock (Rs. in Crore)



4.17 million euro



Rs. 10,771




0.46 million euro



Rs. 0.99 crore

Rs. 14,000


0.62 million euro


Rs. 150 crore

Rs. 154.79 crore

Rs. 14,281


5.25 million euro = Rs. 40 crore


Rs. 150 crore

Rs. 155.78crore

Rs. 39,052



JV with Alstom

JV with GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Ltd.





Signalling - The following Signalling and Telecommunication upgradation works are covered under the scope of the work :-

i) Electronic Interlocking system - 47 stations

ii) Automatic Signaling System - 410 Rkm

iii) Interlocking of Level Crossing gates - 143 Nos

iv) Centralised Traffic Control - 44 stations

v) Mobile Train Radio Communication - 755 Rkm

Electric and Diesel Locomotives - These modern locomotives would be used for improving the operation of freight trains over Indian Railways.

   This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2017 (Wednesday).






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