iDeCK offers consulting services for the development of new railway lines both for hinterland movement and port connectivity projects. Our expertise includes technical studies, cost revalidation, traffic assessment for both, passenger and freight movement and financial vialibility analysis. We also recommend on a suitable implementation framework and have developed several first-of-their-kind SPV structures for railway projects.

Our advisory services include:

  • Project structuring and innovative financing methods for various Urban Mobility Systems
  • Bankability studies for financing railway projects under cost sharing/PPP framework
  • Transit-oriented development under PPP framework

Railways – Services

  • Technical studies

  • Cost revalidation

  • Traffic assessment

  • Feasibility studies

  • Fund Mobilization/Syndication

iDeCK has developed the first-of-its-kind SPV structures for Railway Projects.

Eg. Hassan – Mangalore Rail Development Corporation Ltd.

We also have expertise in preparation of business plans, developing projects under commercial framework and structuring of the same to ensure bankability. We are shareholders in K-RIDE (Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation), the country’s first centre-state joint initiative to execute railway projects under a cost sharing model through commercial financing. Under K-RIDE, iDeCK participated in the formation of the first Special Purpose Vehicle – Hassan – Mangalore Rail Development Corporation (HMRDC) for implementing a railway line from Hassan to Mangalore in Karnataka.

Global Clients

We have worked closely with Infrastructure Development Department – Government of Karnataka, on various rail projects in Karnataka. Other reputed clients include Asian Development Bank, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited and Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation.

Key Projects – RAILWAYS

Business Plan

  • Preparation and structuring of the business plan for 4 rail projects to be implemented on a commercial format
  • Hassan – Mangalore
  • Hospet – Guntakal
  • Hubli – Ankola
  • Solapur – Gadag

Feasibility Study

  • Development of a new rail line between Talaguppa – Honnavar, Karnataka and Bagalkot – Kudachi, Karnataka
  • Consultancy services for North – South dedicated Rail Freight Corridor
  • Development of Hassan – Mangalore rail line through a SPV on a commercial format
  • Development of 3rd line between Palwal and Bhuteshwar
  • Development of high speed rail corridor (Hyderabad – Chennai)

Transaction Advisory

  • Development of an airport rail link to the new international airport at Devanahalli, Bangalore
  • Selection of a technical consultant to develop the monorail project in Bangalore

Financing Planning & Restructuring

  • Debt restructuring for Pipavav Rail Corporation Limited (PRCL)
  • Developing bankable projects structures for Bangalore Metro Rail Project through PPP
  • Developing bankable projects structures for Jaipur Metro Rail Project through PPP
  • Financial due-diligence of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project

Sector Strategy

  • Railway sector infrastructure and gap assessment in Karnataka with Investment Plan