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Organization of GELF

Brief History of GELF

Gazette Notification for Acquisition of Land

Basic Infrastructure of GELF

Progress of the Project

                                                       Organization of GELF

Contact Detail

SN

Name

Designation

Mobile

DOT(0612)

Office

Residence

1

 B.Rai

CAO

9771425350

2207938

-

2

 Gopal Khairwar

CE

9771425388

2207939

2283012

3

 K.K .Choudhary

Dy CEE

9771425392

2205183

2296430

4

-

Dy CE

9771425362

2203033

 238528

5

R.N.Mishra

Dy FA&CAO

9771425107

2205124

2297765

6

 D.K.Singh

AEN

9771425374

7

J.Runda

AFA-Land

9771425463

8

S.Indhira Gandhi

SSE/Elec

9771425390




10

Manoj Kr.

SE/Elec

9771425364

11

Shri R.N.Yadav

SSE/Engg.

9771425387

12

K.Anwar

PS-II,CAO

9771425363

Retired

13

A.K.Sinha

Ch.OS

9771425396

14

D.K.Singh

SSO/Ac

9771425386

15

 Manoj Rai

SSO/Ac

9771463112

BRIEF HISTORY OF GELF

Technology Glorified on the Land of Bihar

 

1.Five years back, a cherished dream was redeemed when Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the project of Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura on the land of Bihar. The vision  turned into reality during 07-08 as Green Field Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura appeared in the list of sanctioned items of project of Indian Railways vide pink book item no.333(a) of 07-08 at the estimated cost of 1293.57  Crore.

2.The Indian economy has been growing year by year and there shall be persistent demand and growth of freight traffic. Two major Rail project of Eastern and western Dedicated Freight Corridors are also progressing betweenLudhiana to Sone Nagar and between Delhi to Mumbai for haulage of Goods traffic and the existing infrastructure is also getting augmented by Electrification of identified route to cater the need of projected level of freight traffic.

3.At present, a fleet of only 230 electric locomotives get added on Indian Railway electrified Network. These electric locomotives are in-house produced by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) located at Chittaranjan (West Bengal), which has limited production capacity. 

4.This Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura was conceived as esteem manufacturers of the High HP Locomotives, which shall be expected to be turned out in Span of ten years to meet the projected shortage of electric locomotives and to introduce state-of-the-art locomotives, equipped with latest technology and design, on Indian Railways.

5.This Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura is poised to be set up under PPP (Public-Private Partnership) arrangement. It shall be a Joint Venture between Ministry of Railways with equity share of 26% and a leading international Electric Locomotive manufacturer, who will also bring in state-of-the-art technology. It is expected that one of renowned manufacturer such as M/s Alstom/France, M/s Bombardier/Germany, M/s GE/USA and M/s Siemens/Germany may be the private partner for this project. These Locomotive manufacturer would adopt and introduce international best practices of management, manufacture and maintenance of these rolling stock. The Electric locomotive availability and Energy Efficiency standards will also be comparable to world’s standard. It is expected that these locomotive will be available for traffic 95% of the time, and its energy efficiency will be 5-10% higher.

6.This Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura  is expected to turn out 800 number of 12000HP , 8 Axle, Bo-Bo Electric Locomotive , based on IGBT technology , in span of 10 years  to cater the need for hauling Goods traffic on dedicated Freight Corridor a rail link exclusively for goods trains 

7.The private partner of this project would create the requisite infrastructure of Factory and colony to start production of locomotive. The technology to design, fabrication, and assembling of these locomotives would also be arranged by private partner .The Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura shall have modern township for about 2000 employees and their families. This Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura shall be located in a area of 1116.2 acres, between Saharsa and Dauran Madhepura station in Saharsa Banmanki Railway section.

8.It shall be the responsibility of the Indian Railway to provide conductive environment such as Land, Electricity, Water supply, Road and Rail connectivity etc. for this Factory. 

9.The electrical power requirement of Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura  is expected to be 13.5 MVA for which M/s. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) shall erect new 18 km long 132 KV Transmission Line from BSEB Grid Sub-Station, Madhepura  to premise of the factory  where  132/33 KV step down Sub station shall be located. The electrification of Saharsa- Madhepura section for connecting the factory to main line including connecting lines & yard lines of factory shall be electrified.

10.Gazette notification to acquire 1116.66 acres of land for this factory has already been completed .Earlier Dyce/GELF used to be competent Authority for land acquisition .At present   District land Acquisition Officer, Madhepura of Bihar State Government is dealing with land acquisition for GELF, Madhepura Project.

11.M/s.PGCIL shall start the major work of 132 KV Transmission line, erection of Switch Yard and installing of 2 X 10 MVA Transformer after signing Memorandum of Understanding.

12.The process of selection of suitable PPP agency for this project is yet under consideration. Although the technical bid has been opened, but decision of commercial bid yet not finalized.

13.As per Corrigendum No.7 dated 20.08.2013 of Railway Board, the selection of PPP Partner is continuing and bid of RFQ is expected to be opened on 2nd September 2013. Thereafter the bid of RFP shall be processed and finalized.

14.The bid of RFQ was opened on 02.09.2013 and the selection of PPP Partner is still continuing. General Electric Co.(GE), Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens and China’s CNR and CSR Corporation seems to have expressed interest in participating in the RFQ bids. Thereafter the bid of RFP yet to be processed and finalized to complete the process of selection.

       15.Revised 4th part detailed estimate costing Rs.38.61 Cr. has been sent to Railway Board vide letter No.ECR/ELE/DMH/01/ D.Est.Pt.IV/ 2013-14 dt.17.02.2014 after accounts vetting and administrative approval from GM for resubmitting the estimate.


      16. During current year, as per Pink Book item item No.585 of 2014-15, the allotment for GELF Project is only 1.5 Cr. Basic infrastructures such as Electricity, Boundary wall, Road approve may not be proceed ahead with this allotment.

      

     17. A meeting was held on 28.04.2014 at Railway Board relating to the performance of GELF. The following issues were decided :

1.CAO/Madhepura will take steps for finalizing the draft MoU to be entered with PGCIL for construction of the transmission line and the substation. Railway Board would in the mean time process for conveying its direction for entering into financial commitment with the approval of competent authority.

    2.CAO/madhepura would take immediate action for an onsite survey of the land so as to ensure that the entire 300 acres of land earmarked for the factory and township are free from all encumbrances.

    3.Necessary action should be taken for completion of the track linkages. Proposal for electrification of Saharsa-Madhepura-Purnea section may also be furnished to RE directorate of Railway Board duly approved by GM/ECR.

18. The payment for 0.67 acres is being processed to land losers.
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          19. A meeting with GM/ECR was held on 16.06.2014 to review and finalize the work charged post of Gazetted and Non Gazetted of GELF project.It has been decided to reduce one CE post and one SSE(Elect.) post for year 2014 – 15.
          
           20.     The payment order was received from DLAO for 1.07 acres of land for which payment has been made to land losers amounting Rs.4,84,527 during the month of July 2014.

21.The payment order was received from DLAO for 2.5025 acres of land for which

payment has been made to land losers amounting Rs.10,95,450 during the 

month of November, 2014.


                                Gazette Notification for Acquisition of Land

1.An Ordinance, to amend ‘the Railway Act, 1989’ was notified in the Gazette No.2 of 31.01.2008. Greenfield Electric Loco Factory, Madhepura was notified as a ‘Special Railway Project’ through the Gazette Notification No. S.O.394(E) dated 25.02.2008. ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’ was notified in the Gazette, vide No. 11 dated 28.03.2008.Present site at Dauram Madhepura was selected as per Railway Board’s letter No.2006/Elect.(Dev.)/480/2 Pt. dated 02.05.2008 wherein 1116.66 acres of land was required.


2.Under Section 20 A(1) of ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’;  Gazette Notification [No.S.O.1534(E) dated 24.06.2008] was published for 2859 Plots (967.5 Acres) to declare the intention to acquire land for the Factory.

In terms of Para 20 A(4) of  ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’; Gazette Notification published in two local News Papers on 08.07.2008.Under Section 20 E(1) of ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’;  Gazette Notification [No.S.O.2425(E) dated 08.10.2008] was published to acquire 2859 Plots (967.5 Acres). It was also published in local News Papers. Public Notice under 20 F(4), inviting claims from Land Owners/ interested parties, was published on 17.11.2008.

3.Under Section 20 A(1) of ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’; second Gazette Notification [No.S.O.2452(E) dated 15.10.2008] was published for 401 Plots (140.95 Acres) to declare the intention to acquire land for the Factory.  In terms of Para 20 E(1) of  ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’; Gazette Notification [No.S.O.448(E) dated 10.02.2009] was published to acquire 401 Plots (140.95 Acres). It was also published in local News Papers.Public Notice under 20 F(4), inviting claims from Land Owners/  interested parties, was published on 12.06.2009.


4.Under Section 20 A(1) of ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’; third Gazette Notification [No.S.O.3057(E) dated 29.12.2010] was published for 45 Plots (8.21 Acres) to declare the intention to acquire land for the Factory.In terms of Para 20 E(1) of  ‘The Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008’; Gazette Notification [No.S.O.768(E) dated 19.04.2011] was published, to acquire 45 Plots (8.21 Acres). It was also published in local News Papers.Thus total 1116.66 acres of land stand technically acquired.


5.Dy. CE/GELF/East Central Railway assumed the charge of Competent Authority on 21.12.2010.


6. District Land Acquisition Officer, Madhepura of Bihar State Government has been authorised to perform functions of Competent Authority for GELF, Madhepura as per Gazette of India Extraordinarily Notification  vide No. S.O.2345(E) dated 11.10.2011.for smooth acquisition as agreed by Bihar State Government

Payment to Land losers is in progress. First payment was released on 05.12.2008. The compensation for 141.3211 Acres out of 1100 Acres has been paid to Land Owners till 28.02.2013. The money amounting to Rs. 6,51,46,934/- has already been disbursed to them.

                      A meeting with DLAO was held at Madhepura on 24.08.13 to expedite                the case. The payment order has been received from DLAO for 1.07                   acres of land.                   

                                       BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE OF GELF PROJECT

1.Power Supply Arrangement

(a)construction of  132/33 KV Sub-Station at GELF/Madhepura,

(b)construction of 132 KV Transmission Line from BSEB                                                   

Grid Sub-Station, Madhepura to GELF/Madhepura    

(c)construction of Extension  of  132  KV  Bay  at  BSEB

 Grid  Sub-Station, Madhepura

Railway Board have approved for taking up the work of Power Supply on turnkey basis, on 31.12.2010 on Cost Plus basis, through M/s PGCIL.

As per RFP, power supply need to be made available within one year of signing of agreement but the erection of  transmission line & sub-station will take 27 months from the date of signing of MoU with PGCIL.

(d)Interim power arrangement

BSEB/Madhepura has also been approached to provide 500 KVApower which will cater the requirement for construction activities. Existing BSEB 11 KV line will be extended up to the site.

(e)There is 5 span of BSEB 132 KV transmission line over the area earmarked for factory which shall be shifted.

2.Erection of Boundary Wall

Approach Road and Boundary wall shall be constructed after acquisition of 120 Acres of contiguous land for factory area and 180 Acres of land for colony area. Tender for these works are ready which shall be floated. 


Status of Greenfield Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura

 (As on 30.11.2014)


              Financial

Pink Book Item No.

Year

Allocation

Anticipated

Cost

(Rs.  ‘000s)

Allotment

(Rs.  ‘000s)

Expenditure

(Rs.  ‘000s)

333 (a)

2007–08

Capital

1293,57,00

50,00

-

448

2008–09

C.Fund

1293,57,00

100,00,00

45,97,46 (CAP)

Dep (PPP)

167,00,00

167,00,00

 

466

2009–10

Capital

1246,20,83

10,00,00

9,15,57

C.Fund

47,36,17

-

-

Dep (PPP)

667,00,00

-

-

450

2010–11

Capital

1293,57,00

15,00,00

1,49,79

Dep (PPP)

667,00,00

100,00,00

-

495

2011-12

Capital

1293,57,00

3,04,26

206,41

Dep (PPP)

667,00,00

50,00,00

 

501

2012-13

Capital

1293,57,00

2,40,00

1,66,43

Dep (PPP)

667,00,00

 

 

605

2013-14

Capital

100.00,00

3,85,00

1,92,95

EBR

1860,57,00

   76,00,00

618

2014-15

Capital

100.00,00

1,50,00

1,38,00

EBR

1860,57,00

76,00,00

 


 Process of GELF Project

Sl.

No.

Item

Action Plan & status

Progress

1.0

Land acquisition

 

 

1.1

120 Acres contiguous land

(375 Plots,

5 Villages)

i) Already paid for area:          

   22.52 Acres.

-

ii) Papers in hand and under process:

     24.50 Acres.

With CA (DLAO/Madhepura):

 

iii) Papers to be collected &

    processed:

    75.54 Acres.

TDC 31.12.14.

iv) Government Land:      

     3.76 Acres.


1.2

180 Acres contiguous land         (541 Plots,        4 Villages).

i) Already paid for area:          

   38.92 Acres.

-

ii) Papers in hand and under  process:

   33.54 Acres.

Put up to CA

iii) Papers to be collected &

    processed:

    101.48 Acres.

TDC 31.12.2014


 

 

iv) Government Land:       

    6.32 Acres.




1.3

Mutation of acquired Private Land.

District Land Acquisition Officer (DLAO).

 

Mutation will be done after release of 80% payment to all claimants as per DLAO

1.4

Engagement of Amins.

Proposal processed by Dy. CE

Amin engaged w.e.f.: 27.08.2010.

2.0

Road Connectivity

2.1

Strengthening of State Government Road from National Highway to Canal bridge.

 ‘No objection’ to strengthen this road. Progress discussed with DM on 21.04.2011. Executive Engineer/RWD/Madhepura submitted Estimate on 14.05. 11. It is under scrutiny.

Amount will be deposited to State Government on sanction of 4th Part Detailed Estimate by Railway Board.

2.2

Building of connecting Road from village road to Factory boundary.

4th Part Detailed Estimate including provision of Road has been sent to Railway Board on 08.06.12

Tender will be processed on sanction of Detailed Estimate by Railway Board.

 

3.0

Rail Connectivity

3.1

Formation

4th Part Detailed Estimate including provision of track has been sent to Railway Board on 08.06.12

Tender will be processed on sanction of Detailed Estimate by Railway Board.

3.2

Track Work

Drawings for taking OFF point from Mid-Section of DMH as approved by DRM/SPJ and ECR/HQ including shifting Home Signal of Dauram Madhepura.

Tender will be processed on sanction of Detailed 4th Part Estimate which is under consideration by Railway Board.

 


4.0

Power supply

4.1

Provision of Electric power 

132/33 KV Sub-Station, 132 KV Transmission  Line (12 KM) & one 132 KV Bay at GSS Madhepura.

Works to be done on turnkey basis through PGCIL.

.

4.2

Sanction of 13.5 MVA load.

-

BSEB Sanctioned 13.5 MVA Load vide letter dated 12.10.2010.

4.3

Watch on progress of 220/132 KV BSEB GSS at Madhepura.

As per GM/PGCIL/ Patna, Land leveling for Sub-Station is under progress.

Foundation for Transmission line ready. Tower Erection under progress.

TDC: 31.12.2014

4.4

Requirement of Power for construction work

For immediate constructional requirement, alternative power from BSEB has been planned from their existing 33/11 KV substation at Madhepura for which 11 KV alignment also exists nearby. Proposal for installing DG sets to emergency power as per sanctioned estimate has been planned.

Application for 500 KVA power at 11 KV submitted to XEN/Madhepura dt.31.12.12. Tender for hiring of 60 KVA & 250 KVA DG Set will be floated after ensuring availability of fund.

4.5

Shifting of 132 KV BSEB  Tower Over Factory Area.

Survey has been done. Estimate is under preparation.

Tender will be floated after ensuring availability of fund.

4.6

Development of TSS

For ensuring power supply at 25 KV for testing of Locos.

Tender will be floated after ensuring availability of fund.

4.7

Electrification of siding

Detailed estimate for electrification of siding as sanctioned by Board.

Tender will be floated after ensuring availability of fund.

 





Source : East Central Railways / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 08-12-2014  


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