Railways completes RFQ evaluations for PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project

Indian Railways has completed the RFQ evaluations for PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project.

Out of 120 applications, 102 applications have been found eligible to participate in the RFP stage.

Ministry of Railways (MOR) had invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on 01 July 2020, for private participation in operation of passenger train services over 12 Clusters comprising for more than 150 Origin Destination pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern Trains.

The applications were opened on October 7, 2020, the application due date, wherein MoR received 120 Applications for the 12 Clusters, from 16 applicant firms.

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

The private entities for undertaking the project, are to be selected through two-stage competitive bidding process comprising of Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP). With the evaluation for RFQ stage now complete, the ambitious project has now entered into the 2nd Stage of Bidding Process.                        

The cluster-wise results of evaluation of Applications are shared below. The RFP documents will be made available to the qualified applicants very soon.

Cluster 1 (Mumbai 1)

The following 8 applicants have qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster-1 (Mumbai-1) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 2 (Mumbai 2)

The following 11 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster-2 (Mumbai-2) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited
  9. Consortium of Construccionesy Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A., CAF India Private Limited and CAF Investment Projects, S.A.
  10. L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited.
  11. Consortium of R. K. Associates & Hoteliers Pvt. Ltd. And Omaxe Limited

Cluster 3 (Delhi 1)

The following 9 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 3 (Delhi 1) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited
  9. PNC Infratech Ltd

Cluster 4 (Delhi 2)

The following 10 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 4 (Delhi 2) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited
  9. L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited.
  10. Consortium of R. K. Associates & Hoteliers Pvt. Ltd. And Omaxe Limited

Cluster 5 (Chandigarh)

The following 08 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 5 (Chandigarh) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

1) Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
2) Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
3) GMR Highways Limited
4) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
5) IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
6) Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
7) Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
8) Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 6 (Howrah)

The following 08 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 6 (Howrah)of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 7 (Patna)

The following 08 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 7 (Patna)of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 8 (Prayagraj)

The following 09 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 8 (Prayagraj) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

1) Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
2) Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
3) GMR Highways Limited
4) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
5) IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
6) Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
7) Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
8) Welspun Enterprises Limited
9) PNC Infratech Ltd

Cluster 9 (Secunderabad)

The following 09 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 9 (Secunderabad) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

1) Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
2) Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
3) GMR Highways Limited
4) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
5) IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
6) L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited
7) Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
8) Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
9) Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 10 (Jaipur)

The following 9 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 10 (Jaipur) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Consortium of Gateway Rail Freight Limited and Gateway Distriparks Limited
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC)
  5. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited
  9. PNC Infratech Ltd

Cluster 11 (Chennai)

The following 05 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 11 (Chennai) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. GMR Highways Limited
  3. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  4. L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited
  5. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

Cluster 12 (Bengaluru)

The following 08 applicants are qualified for participation in RFP stage for Cluster 12 (Bengaluru) of PPP in Passenger Train Operations Project:

  1. Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.
  2. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  3. GMR Highways Limited
  4. IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited
  5. L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited
  6. Consortium of Malempati Power Private Limited and Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd
  7. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.
  8. Welspun Enterprises Limited