Railways Find GMR, L&T, BHEL & 99 Other Firms Eligible To Run Private Trains In India: Complete List

Railways Find GMR, L&T, BHEL & 99 Other Firms Eligible To Run Private Trains In India: Complete List
Railways Find GMR, L&T, BHEL & 99 Other Firms Eligible To Run Private Trains In India: Complete List

We have been giving you regular updates on the ongoing ‘part-privatization’ process of Indian Railways.

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) had informed that a total of 151 trains will be run by private companies.

Indian Railways had received a total of 120 applicants for the 1st round of running private players trains, called the Request for Qualification (RFQ), of which 102 such applications have been shortlisted for the 2nd stage of the whole process.

Let’s learn in detail about it.

12 Independent Railways Clusters

To give you a quick briefing, the Indian Railways had identified 12 independent clusters having 150 origin-destination routes.

On this, private players will operate 151 passenger trains. The Railway Ministry made a total investment of about Rs 30000 crore.

These 12 independent clusters open to private players include:

  • Bangalore
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi 1
  • Delhi 2
  • Howrah
  • Jaipur
  • Mumbai 1
  • Mumbai2
  • Patna
  • Prayagraj
  • Secunderabad

2nd Stage of Shortlisting Start for Private Players

On July 1, 2020, the Ministry of Railways announced the 1st stage of shortlisting for private players, called the Request for Qualification (RFQ), opened from October 7, 2020. 

16 firms submitting 120 applications, participated in this stage.

Of these, 102 applications have been shortlisted for the 2nd round of running private trains, called the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Results for the 2nd competitive stage will be declared by the Indian Railways soon.

Cluster-wise Details of Shortlisted Private Players

These 8 applicants have been qualified of the 16 private players. 

Cluster 1: Mumbai 1    

  1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

2. Consortium of

           (a)  M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited; and

           (b)  M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited; and

         (b)    M/sTechno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 2: Mumbai 2

11 qualified applicants are:

  1. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.

(b)    M/s CAF India Private Limited

(c)    M/s CAF Investment Projects, S.A.

2. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

3. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

4. M/s GMR Highways Limited

5. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

6. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

7. M/s L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

8. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

9. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

10. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s R. K. Associates & Hoteliers Pvt. Ltd.

         (b)    M/s Omaxe Limited

11. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 3: Delhi 1

9 qualified applicants are:

  1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

2. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s PNC Infratech Ltd

9. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 4: Delhi 2

10 qualified applicants are:

1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

2. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s PNC Infratech Ltd

9. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s R. K. Associates & Hoteliers Pvt. Ltd.

         (b)    M/s Omaxe Limited

10. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 5: Chandigarh

8 qualified applicants are:

1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd..

2. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 6: Howrah

8 qualified applicants are:

1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd..

2. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

(a)     M/s Malempati Power Private Limited; and

(b)     M/sTechno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 7: Patna

8 qualified applicants are

  1. M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd..

2. Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

3. M/s GMR Highways Limited

4. M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

5. M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

6. Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

7. M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

8. M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 8: Prayagraj

9 qualified applicants are:

         1)     M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

         2)     Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

         3)     M/ GMR Highways Limited

         4)     M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

         5)     M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

         6)     Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

         7)     M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

         8)     M/s PNC Infratech Ltd

         9)     M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 9: Secunderabad

Nine applicants have qualified

         1)     M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

         2)     Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

         3)     M/s GMR Highways Limited

         4)     M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

         5)     M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

         6)     M/s L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

         7)     Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

         8)     M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

         9)     M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 10: Jaipur

9 qualified applicants are:

         1)     M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

         2)     Consortium of

(a)    M/s Gateway Rail Freight Limited

(b)    M/s Gateway Distriparks Limited

         3)     M/s GMR Highways Limited

         4)     M/s Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.

         5)     M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

         6)     Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd (          

         7)     M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

         8)     M/s PNC Infratech Ltd

         9)     M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

Cluster 11: Chennai

5 qualified applicants are:

         1)     M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

         2)     M/s GMR Highways Limited

         3)     M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

         4)     M/s L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

         5)     M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

Cluster 12: Bengaluru

8 qualified applicants are: x

         1)     M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

         2)     M/s Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd.

         3)     M/s GMR Highways Limited

         4)     M/s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

         5)     M/s L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited

         6)     Consortium of

         (a)    M/s Malempati Power Private Limited

         (b)    M/s Techno Infra Developers Pvt Ltd

         7)     M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd.

         8)     M/s Welspun Enterprises Limited

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