June 5, 2023

New Delhi: After the announcement of Indian Railways to run private trains, big corporate companies are showing great interest. 16 big companies participated in the first pre-bid meeting called by the Railways. Government of India from 3 PSUs to Australian firms have shown interest in running trains as private players on the railway tracks. 

These are the 16 companies that the
sources involved in the meeting said that three PSUs IRCTC, BHEL and RITES participated in the first pre-bid meeting. Apart from this, BHARAT FORGE, BOMBARDIER INDIA, GMR GROUP, GATEWAY RAIL, VEDANATA, MEDHA, and Australian company CAF participated.

According to sources, Tata Sons and Adani Group did not attend the first pre-bid meeting. It was believed that these two companies would be involved in the first pre-bid meeting. Apart from this, there was also discussion about Spicejet, IndiGo and MakeMyTrip, but these companies were not included at the first position of the bidding process. Experts say that the next pre-bid meeting of the private player train project will take place on 7 August. 

Let us tell you that Indian Railways started to run 151 modern passenger trains on 109 paired routes across the country earlier this month to formally carry forward the plan to allow private companies to operate passenger trains on its network. Invited proposals for