15 Firms Submit Applications for Railways’ Private Train Project

Infrastructure Today

L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pvt. Ltd, GMR Highways Ltd, PNC Infratech Ltd, Welspun Enterprises Ltd and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd are among the 15 firms that have submitted a request for qualification (RFQ) for public-private participation (PPP) in the operation of Indian Railways’ passenger trains.

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles or Grupo CAF, the Spain-based manufacturer of railway vehicles, equipment and Solaris brand of buses, is also in the list of notable applicants for the private train project.

The application process that was opened on October 7, registered Asia’s second-largest rail transporter