Ministry of Railways invites Request for Qualifications( RFQ) for private participation for operation of passenger train services over 109 Origin Destination(OD) pairs of routes

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The Ministry of Railways (MoR) has recently decided to open up its passenger train operations for private sector participation. This is a first of its kind initiative by the Indian Railways which will help usher in a new era of rail travel in the country. Spanning over 109 routes across the country with introduction of 151 trains, the project is expected to bring in a paradigm shift in passenger travel experience- from cutting-edge, modern technology rolling stock facilitating shorter times to the best-in-class service standards. The project is expected to bring in private investment of about USD 4 billion.

The Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for the project have been issued. And, the same are available for download at:, captioned as “Passenger Train Operations”, as 12 cluster projects.

The Application due date under the RFQs is 08 September 2020.

A pre-application conference to address queries of prospective bidders is scheduled for August 12, 2020 (through video conferencing).

For any query, you may kindly contact:

Mr. A. Madhu Kumar Reddy,
PED/ Coaching, Room No. 360,
3rd Floor, Railway Board,
Rail Bhawan, Raisina Road,
New Delhi-110001, India
Phone No.: 011-23047329, 011-23383624 9

You may also locally write to

20200902_IR_PPP_Passenger Trains.pptx

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