RailTel bags Rs 119.74 crore order from BCCL
RailTel has secured a Rs 119.74 crore order from Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) for supplying MPLS-VPN connectivity at 340 locations.
It is currently providing secure connectivity for Coal India and all its subsidiaries, among the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI), over the country.
The MPLS-VPN network of Coal India Ltd (CIL) and its subsidiaries managed and established by RailTel will play a significant role in Coal India's Enterprise Resource Programme (ERP), Project Passion.
Aimed at building one CIL, one database, and one business blueprint, the Project Passion will be a key in digesting the coal sector resulting in process optimisation and business growth.
Puneet Chawla, CMD, RailTel, told the media the public sector undertaking (PSU) is currently providing MPLS VPN connectivity at over 2,000 locations for Coal India Ltd (CIL) and its subsidiaries.
These locations include its remote mines and offices. They will establish MPLS VPN connectivity for BCCL (340 locations) and even provide five years of maintenance.
He said that they also bagged an order from Western Coalfields Ltd, worth Rs 127 crore.
At present, RailTel has annual revenue of over Rs 100 crore from the coal sector, and they see more revenue potential from this sector.
Besides MPLS VPN, RailTel also provides Internet bandwidth, Lease Line Services, HD video conferencing, LAN/WAN connectivity, and Data Centre services to coal companies.
Earlier, PSU had said that it has established video-based surveillance of railway stations across 10 zones under the Nirbhaya Fund.
So far, 269 stations have been covered, and the work is in process at 31 stations. Tenders for other 456 stations have also been invited.
The video surveillance (VSS) system is expected to ensure much better security of passengers at railway stations as well as the railway property.