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What will be the next Metro line or system to open? Wikipedia says the Navi Mumbai Metro will open in September 2020, the Pune Metro in 2020, and the Kanpur Metro in December 2021.
 

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What will be the next Metro line or system to open? Wikipedia says the Navi Mumbai Metro will open in September 2020, the Pune Metro in 2020, and the Kanpur Metro in December 2021.
There is a channel on YouTube ' MetroRailblog'. You can get updates about Indian Metro network.
 

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First look of RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) train was unveiled today. It will be first of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph. The prototype is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
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First look of RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) train was unveiled today. It will be first of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph. The prototype is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2022: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
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Bombardier official video on RRTS rolling stock. Will be manufactured at their plant in Vadodara.
 

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Bombardier official video on RRTS rolling stock. Will be manufactured at their plant in Vadodara.
I am happy that this rolling stock is getting designed and manufactured in India. But I also hope that ICF will design modern trainsets and metro coaches. ICF has manufactured Train-18 and Medha rakes(Kolkata metro). Inter department politics almost brought T-18 near to death. In coming years more metros, meteolites and semi high speed routes will be constructed. They will need new metro coaches and current metros will need replacement for older ones. We currently operate metro coaches from Alstom, Hyundai Rotem, Bombardier and Chinese ones. If we have our own Indian alternative that will be a good thing.
 
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Before JSPL started making raila there was a monopoly for SAIL. As expected from a PSU they could not even meet their annual supply target for Indian Railways. Now with entry of private players things are changing for good.
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/b...pproval-from-indian-railways-5987371.html/amp

JSPL develops new grade of rails; gets approval from Indian Railways

In a statement, JSPL said it is the first and only Indian manufacturer to successfully develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) rails suitable for high-speed and high-axle load applications.


Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Tuesday said the Indian Railways has approved another grade of rails developed by the company for high-speed and high-axle load applications.

In a statement, JSPL said it is the first and only Indian manufacturer to successfully develop 60E1 1175 Heat Treated (HT) rails suitable for high-speed and high-axle load applications.

The Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), which works under the ambit of the Railway Board, has also approved the newly developed grade, it added.

The company said that the Railways has embarked upon upgrading the track system to carry heavy-axle load at a speed of up to 200 km/hour. Railways has projected a requirement of 1.8 lakh tonne 60E1 1175 heat treated (HT) rails per annum.

JSPL Managing Director V R Sharma said "earlier, all speciality rails were being imported in the country, we are committed for manufacturing of speciality rails to fulfil requirements of Railways and metro rail corporations, hence making India AatmNirbhar in procuring rails locally for different applications. These rails will be used in the dedicated freight corridor, high-axle load application including bullet trains."

In September, the company informed about developing UIC 60 kg 880 grade prime (Class- A) rails. It had also received ''regular rail supplier status'' by the Railways for its upcoming and ongoing projects.

JSPL is also making 1080 HH grade rails for several metro projects in India which includes Kolkata Metro Rail Project and Pune Metro.

Part of O P Jindal Group, JSPL makes various grades of rails at its rail mill at Raigarh plant in Chhattisgarh.

Some other grades developed by the company are asymmetric rails, R260, and 1175HT grade for heavy load carrying wagon units of 75 tonne/wagon.

Sharma further said JSPL is also exporting rails to adjoining countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and the African continent as well. The company is also supplying speciality rail blooms for special rails to France for European railways.
 

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