RFQ Applications for PPP in Passenger Train Operations Opened

Indian Railways yesterday (7th October 2020) opened the applications submitted by various entities in response to the RFQs for PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project.

MoR has received excellent response. In all 120 Applications have been received for the 12 Clusters, from 15 applicant firms.

Ministry of Railways (MOR) had invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for private participation in operation of passenger train services over 12 Clusters comprising 140 Origin Destination pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern Trains to increase high quality trains operated on the network.

This is the first major initiative of attracting private investment for running Passenger Trains over Indian Railway Network. The project is expected to entail private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crores.

The private entities for undertaking the project would be selected through a transparent two-stage competitive bidding process comprising of Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP).

The RFQ for 12 clusters were published on 01 July 2020. 

MoR will expeditiously complete the evaluation of Applications and RFP documents will be made available to the qualified applicants by November 2020. MoR has targeted to award all the Clusters by February, 2021.

Details of Participation Cluster wise

SNCluster NameNumber of RFQs received
1Mumbai 19
2Mumbai 212
3Delhi 110
4Delhi 212
5Chandigarh9
6Howarh9
7Patna9
8Prayagraj10
9Secunderabad10
10Jaipur10
11Chennai9
12Bengaluru11
 Total120

Details of Participants

SNApplicant’s Name
1Megha  Engineering and Infrastructures Limited
2Sainath sales and Services Pvt Ltd
3IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
4Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation LImited
5GMR Highways Limited
6Welspun Enterprises Limited
7Gateway Rail freight Limited
8Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pvt Ltd
9Malempati Power Private Limited
10L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited
11RK Associates and Hoteliers Pvt Ltd
12Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarrriles, S.A
13PNC Infratech Ltd
14Arvind Aviation
15BHEL