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Saturday, April 28, 2018



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·         Incorporated in the year 1974 as a Public limited company under the Companies Act, 1956

·         Full form : Rail India Technical & Economic Service

·         A Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Indian Railways. Hqrs: Gurgaon, Haryana

·         Multidisciplinary organization of Consultants, Engineers and Project Managers in transport & infrastructure sectors.

·         Offers comprehensive services from concept to commissioning of projects in Railways, Urban transport, Highways, bridges, renewable energy and export packages of rolling stock and railway related equipment.

·         RITES is the nominated agency of Indian Railways for export of rolling stock manufactured at the Production Units of Indian Railways.

·         A Mini Ratna Enterprise, Schedule A, an ISO 9001-2008 company

·         Operational experience of 43 years

·         Global presence -- extended its services in nearly 62 countries

·         Only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).

·         Integrated Check Posts  - RITES has completed these Posts at the borders of neighbouring countries in a first of its kind project in India.   These are the world-class facilities for passenger & cargo movement in similar to Airports. Examples:  Attari check post on India-Pakistan border, Petropole check post on Indo-Bangladesh border, Agartala check post on Indo-Myanmar border.

·         SAIL RITES Bengal Wagon Industry Pvt. Ltd - Joint venture of RITES & SAIL - with the object of setting up of State-of-the-art Wagon factory at Kulti, West Bengal   - Assured off-take by Indian Railways for manufacture of 1200 high end specialized wagons and rehabilitation of 300 wagons per year.

·         Financials -2016-17

v  Profit after tax - 331 Crores

v  Rs.10.34 lakhs  - Profit per employee  (Total employees -3200)

v  Total Income 1509 Crores

v  Share Capital -200 Crores

v  Profit after tax to Share Capital  -  166 %

Friday, April 27, 2018

RLDA - Rail Land Development Authority


  • RLDA - Rail Land Development Authority

  • Setup in the year 2006 as a Statutory Authority under the Ministry of Railways

  • VISION:  To emerge as India's leading Public Land Development Authority.

  • Object behind the set up of RLDA

1.     The need for considerable increase in internal generation of resources for such investment had been realized by the Indian Railways for some time.

2.    Indian Railways is the biggest landlord in India having nearly 10.65 Lakh acres across all over the country.

3.     Out of 10.65 lakh acres, 9.50 Lakh acres are using by the Railways for operational purpose.  Balance 1.15 Lakh acres are vacant and susceptible for encroachments.

4.     Generation of Non-tariff revenue by development of 1.15 Lakh acres of vacant land for commercial purposes

5.      Creation of Infrastructure assets for Indian Railways.

  • Member, Engineering, Railway Board is the Ex-officio Chairman of the RLDA.

  •  RLDA’s expenses are met out of grants provided by Indian Railways. The entire earnings generated from development of railway land is transferred by RLDA to Indian Railways.
  • Earnings of RLDA for the last 3 years (2009-10, 10-11 & 11-12) are Rs.2500 Crores. 

  • There is a scope of big jump in the earnings of RLDA, since many sites and MFC's will be come into function.

  • Authorisation of vacant land to RLDA - stages

1.     Land which is not required for operational purposes in the foreseeable future - identified by the Zonal Railways.
2.      Once identified, the details of such vacant land would be advised to Rly. Board.
3.     Such plots of land would thereafter be entrusted to RLDA by Railway Board in phases for commercial Development.

·         Commercial development of vacant railway land  -  steps:
1.      Inspection of the sites to ensure that these are free from any encumbrances/encroachments and are prima-facie suitable for commercial development.
2.    Survey done for each individual plot of land by engaging a reputed real estate consultant to identify the possibility of commercial development.
3.     Once identified potential revenue from such site, call for an EOI - Expression of Interest or RFP - Request For Proposal from Developers for commercial development through the PPP route ( Public Private Partnership)
4.    Awarded the site to the Developer through Open Bidding process.

·         .  Identified 138 sites so far and they are at different stages for development as
         Commercial places.


  • Apart from development of vacant Railway land on commercial lines, Railways planned to utilise AIR SPACE over Railway Assets such as Railway Stations for generation of Non-tariff Revenue.

  • MFC's will provide facilities like Shopping, Food stalls/Restaurants, Book stalls, PCO Booths, ATMs, Budget Hotels, Parking spaces etc at Railway stations.

  • MFC's will given to PSUs i.e., RVNL, IRCON , RITES (through MOU - Memorandum Of Understanding) and to Private players (through Open bidding process)  - Lease basis on upfront lease premium or Revenue sharing for a period of 30 to 45 years.

  •  After the lease period, MFCs would be transferred to the railways. Thus good opportunity for Railways in regard to creation of infrastructure assets.

  • So far sanctioned 163 MFCs, redevelopment of 5 Railway Stations and 14 Railway Colonies.

  •  Real estate consultants like Knight Frank and JLL are advising RLDA in planning and marketing the MFCs sites. 

·         Several leading brands, retail, hotel chains and developers have expressed their interest in MFCs being developed by RLDA and prominent among them are Pantaloon, Cafe Coffee Day, The Loot, Woodland, Apodis Hospitality, Krishnan Palace Residency, WH Smith (Travel News Services).
·         MFCs at 26 railway stations developed jointly with IRCON ISL (Infrastructure & Services Ltd)  and RITES have already been completed and are waiting for being leased out, prominent places being Haridwar, Udaipur,Raipur, Madurai, Allahabad, Jabalpur, Burdwan, Manmad, Guntur.
  •  RLDA has prepared a plan for fast-tracking the development of 75 complexes in the current financial year 2013-14.

Development of Railway Stations

  •  RLDA has also been entrusted by Ministry of Railways for development of five railway stations at Chandigarh, Anand Vihar (Delhi), Bijwasan (Delhi), Habibganj (Bhopal) and Shivajinagar (Pune) into modern railway stations with excellent facilities for rail users. 

  • These stations are being developed through IRSDC - Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd., a joint venture company created by IRCON and RLDA in which the former is the majority partner.


List of Railway PSUs

Railway PSUs – Public Sector Undertakings & other Orgnizations

Rail India Technical & Economic Services ltd
IRCON International ltd (former name -Indian Railway Construction Company ltd )
Centre for Railway Information Systems
Indian Railway Finance Corporation
Container Corporation of India ltd
Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
Railtel Corporation of India Limited
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation ltd
Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
Rail Land Development Authority
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited
Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation ltd
Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co. Limited
Burn Standard Company Limited
Braithwaite & Company Limited

Thursday, April 26, 2018


·         A Navaratna CPSE under the Ministry of Railways (granted the status in the last year 2014-15). It is the first Navaratna CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprise )of Indian Railways.

·         Incorporated in the year 1988 and commenced operations in the year 1989.

·         Headquarters is at New Delhi.
·         Present Chairman & Managing Director : V Kalyana Rama, IRTS 1987 batch officer

·         Started with the existing 7 ICDs (Inland Container Depot) taking over from Indian Railways in the year 1989.  Now it has a network of 79 ICDs (Inland Container Depot)/CFSs (Container Freight Station)

·         Indian Railways first ICD is at Bangalore in the year 1981.

·         Operates three core businesses 1) Cargo carrier 2) Terminal Operator 3) Warehouse Operator

·         Plans for setting up of 15 MMLPs – Multi Modal Logistic Parks during 12th Five year plan for providing seamless connectivity and one stop solution for customers.

·         Cargo handled during the year 2016-17 is 3.11 Million TEUs- TEU means Twenty foot Equivalent Unit.

·         Net Profit is Rs.858 Crores during the year 2016-17.  It is listed in the NSE & BSE. 55% shares owned by promoter group i.e., Indian Railways.  Rest of the 45 % shares owned by the Public

·         Pioneer/Developer of containerization in the world- Malcolm McLean He was an American transport entrepreneur who developed the modern shipping container which revolutionized transport and international trade in the second half of the twentieth century. 

·         Containerization led to a significant reduction in the cost of freight transportation by eliminating the process of transportation by lorry to the port, unloaded into a warehouse and then reloaded into the ship 'piece by piece' and also improved reliability, reduced cargo theft, and cut inventory costs by shortening transit time. 

·         CONCOR  - Monopoly in the Container business in India, though 15 private players entered in this segment  to