Railways to rope in TCS for e-tendering

By Mahendra Singh, TNN

NEW DELHI: Railways are all set to rope in IT major TCS for streamlining the e-tendering process to infuse transparency.

The move comes after railway minister Suresh Prabhu received the interim report from one-man committee headed by former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan.

A senior official said the online tendering would help cut red-tape, check corruption and speed up implementation of projects.

The cash-strapped transporter is struggling with huge pendency of projects worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore, which is eating up its resources.

As of now, tenders related to procurement are online and managed through a software developed by state-owned Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), while a large number of tenders for construction are managed manually, leaving scope for manipulation, said a senior railway official. More info

Ilustration photo:  Delhi Metro by sparjiayla, on Flickr

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