• A major push for Metro expansion

    METRO MARCH: Metro construction work in full swing with the help of two Tunnel Boring Machines near INA Market on Tuesday.

  • Rs. 7,074 crore Japanese loan for various projects

    Japan on Monday approved a massive loan package of about Rs.

  • Metro in city to be entirely underground

    The UT Administration, in principle, has decided that the metro rail system in Chandigarh will be entirely underground.

  • BEST deal in Metro projected

    The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) which has taken up mass transport system projects like Metro rail, Mono Rail, BRT etc will soon get one more partner for its ongoing developmental projects - BEST Undertaking. According to the new proposal, the BEST is going to provide its prime spaces in the city on equity participation. Though the proposal is still in an initial stage, this step is going to help the BEST Undertaking in the long run. Talking to FPJ, General Manager (GM) of the Undertaking, Uttamrao Khobragade said after working on the modalities we took this decision. The city is going to see a sea change in transportation as the MMRDA has taken up some important project for city commuters.'

  • FTA Mission to India Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai September 20 30, 2007

    This report summarizes the activities associated with the FTA Mission to India conducted in September 2007. The mission provided the U.S. delegation with the opportunity to meet with senior Indian transportation officials, and to gain first-hand knowledge of India's current plans for transportation infrastructure improvements. The tour was also designed to identify any lessons learned for the U.S. transit industry, particularly in relation to the implementation and operation of Bus Rapid Transit systems, and to identify opportunities for U.S.

  • Mumbai Metro: First train to run by July 2010

    Mumbaiites will finally be able to board their first Metro Rail train by July 2010, according to Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) Director K P Maheshwari who made a presentation before Chief Secretary Johny Joseph last week. "In the presentation, Maheshwari said that by November-December 2009, the tests and trials of the trains will begin and in July 2010 Mumbaiites will see a Metro train running,' said a senior government official unwilling to be named. In an interview to Newsline last week, Maheshwari had said: "Mumbaiites will see a Metro train running in July 2010, we hope.' Some senior officials of the MMRDA, which is 26 per cent stake holder in MMOPL, are, however, not so sure. "I don't think it (Metro) will start by July 2010, but October 2010 cannot be ruled out,' an MMRDA official said. MMOPL is building the first corridor

  • In 4 months, work will begin on 2 more Metro corridors, says Deshmukh

    Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday announced that work on two more corridors of the Metro rail will begin in four months and the government will explore sky rail and water transport options too to lighten the existing load on the local trains. He was speaking after inaugurating the first new generation rake of the Central Railway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The work on the first Metro rail corridor is going on. "The capacity of a 9-car rake is only 1,700 commuters, but during peak hours around 5000 people travel in such a rake. With the introduction of new rakes and the completion other works under the MUTP, things will improve. I hope that second phase of the MUTP will be approved soon,' he said. Talking about encroachments on railway land, Deshmukh said, "In line with the state government policy, the Railways should rehabilitate those who were staying on its land before 2000. Often, railway officials say that they cannot do so as their policy doesn't allow it. The Railways should change its policy according to the state's policy.' Deshmukh asked the Railways to construct tracks in remote areas so as to benefit the people. On Deshmukh's demand for rehabilitation of encroachers, Union Minister of State for Railways Narain J Rathwa, who was the chief guest, said: "We will have a meeting with Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and the state government officials, and will take a decision on the issue. Before that, no encroachments will be removed.' State Finance Minister Jayant Patil also attended the function. THE NEW RAKES HAVE FOR YOU * Colour and signage scheme designed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad * Air springs in secondary suspension for improved riding index. *n Recron thermal wadding coach insulation to reduce transfer of heat from atmosphere *n Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) panelling for better 'aesthetics * Polyurethane cushion/poly carbonate seats in first/second class with stainless steel frame *n Stainless steel handholds & luggage racks * Bigger lift-up type windows with polycarbonate louvers * Stainless steel roof paneling, flooring and doorway partitioning * Powder coated aluminium doors with polycarbonate window DC-AC conversion According to the Railways, the DC traction system currently being used in the city's suburban train network, cannot keep pace with ever increasing number of commuters and the phenomenal expansion of the metropolis. Hence, the Railways has embarked on its ambitious DC-AC conversion plan. The conversion is possible only with the use of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) stock which can run both under DC and AC traction, the Railways said.

  • How country's most expensive elevated Metro rail corridor will be built

    Constructing a 233-metre concrete bridge 17 metres above the ground with crush-packed local trains zipping past down below; constructing a viaduct at 7 metres above the Andheri flyover on Western Express Highway

  • Residents move HC against DMRC

    The Azadpur Gaon Welfare Association has urged the Delhi High Court to halt the project of building a mall-cum-Metro station by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at Ring Road Azadpur as it is being built at the reserved green area. Puneet Mittal, counsel for the petitioner Rai Singh Rana said according to the master plan, the area where the DMRC is building its station is earmarked for the green belt and the private builders and public authorities have connived to violate all norms to obtain prior sanction before the construction.

  • HC reserves order on Games site

    The Delhi High Court today reserved its orders on a bunch of petitions filed by environmentalists challenging the construction of the 2010 Commonwealth Games village site on the banks of river Yamuna. The court reserved its order after hearing the petitioners' ecological concerns over the construction of the Games village for the international sports event and a Metro corridor on the river banks.

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