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Banglore Metro | BMRCL Writes to IL&FS Unit over ORR Metro Line Contract

Bengaluru: Before taking a final call on awarding the 19 Km Outer Ring Road (ORR), the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has written to IL&FS Engineering and Construction seeking its response to eight queries. With IL&FS in a deep mess, the BMRCL wants to insulate its projects from any problems in the future.

The IL&FS is a subsidiary of debt-ridden group company IL&FS has participated in all the three packages of Bengaluru’s 19-km ORR metro project.

The BMRCL wants to insulate its projects from any problems in the future 19-km Outer Ring Road (ORR) contract.

Ajay Seth, managing director of BMRCL said that there is need to wait… No decision, either canceling of bids or calling fresh tenders for ORR metro work, has been taken till now,”

The letter to IL&FS gains significance as the construction firm is said to have quoted the lowest prices in the remaining two packages of ORR metro as well. In all, five construction firms had qualified in the technical rounds. Th…

Delhi Metro | CMRS to carry safety check of Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section on Pink Line

New Delhi: Finally Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) has given his date to carry out the safety inspection of 17.86 km long stretch of Shiv Vihar - Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake on Pink Line (Line-7) on October 20. After successful inspection and obtaining safety clearance, this section will be opened for the public. This section having 15 elevated stations including three interchange facilities. The stations come in this section are Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar-II, Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar, IP Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur- Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, and Shiv Vihar.

The three interchange stations on this new section are Anand Vihar (Blue Line), Karkarduma (Blue Line) and Welcome (Red Line).  After the opening of this new section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 314 km. This section is expected to be opened soon and only Lajpat Nagar - Trilokpuri sect…

Delhi Metro | CMRS to carry safety check of Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section on Pink Line

New Delhi: Finally Commissioner for Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) has given his date to carry out the safety inspection of 17.86 km long stretch of Shiv Vihar - Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake on Pink Line (Line-7) on October 20. After successful inspection and obtaining safety clearance, this section will be opened for the public. This section having 15 elevated stations including three interchange facilities. The stations come in this section are Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar-Mayur Vihar-II, Mandawali-West Vinod Nagar, IP Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur- Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave, and Shiv Vihar.

The three interchange stations on this new section are Anand Vihar (Blue Line), Karkarduma (Blue Line) and Welcome (Red Line).  After the opening of this new section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 314 km. This section is expected to be opened soon and only Lajpat Nagar - Trilokpuri sect…

Delhi Metro | DMRC construction work to hit brakes after 20 years

New Delhi: On January 1, 2019, may begin without one of Delhi’s most ubiquitous sights for the past two decades of construction work of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Now DMRC is yet to receive approval for Phase IV from the Delhi government, which has not cleared it since 2015. After receiving it the state government’s approval, DMRC will have to approach the Centre for its go-ahead. Given that it is already the middle of October, there’s little chance of that changing by the end of the year.

By the end of December, they will finish Phase III and also start operations. In an e-mail response, DMRC confirmed this and added that with no approval in sight, it will “not be in a position to start the implementation of Phase IV, said Senior DMRC officials.

On Monday Union minister of housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, criticised the Kejriwal government for “holding up development projects in Delhi”. He said that the Phase IV proposal has been stuck with the Delhi governmen…

Delhi Metro | DMRC invites bids for supply of 40 broad gauge Rolling Stock coaches

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) invites open e-tenders from agencies on international competitive bidding (ICB) basis for the design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of broad gauge cars (Rolling Stock) for the project. The cars to be supplied under this tender shall be compatible and suitable for integration with the existing Broad Gauge RS2, RS5, RS7, and RS11 type trains of DMRC supplied by BT consortium.

The scope of Work:

DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, SUPPLY, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF 40 NUMBERS BROAD GAUGE CARS COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING RS2 TYPE TRAINS SUPPLIED BY BT CONSORTIUM.

Key details:
Approximate cost of work: INR 4620 Million (excluding taxes and duties)
Tender Security amount: INR 47 Million
Expected Completion period of the Work: 100 weeks
Tender documents Download/Sale date: From 10.10.2018 to 12.12.2018 (up to 10:00
hrs) on e-tendering website https://eprocure.gov.in/eprocure/app
Cost of Tender documents: INR 23,600/- (inclusive of 18% GST)
Last …

Delhi Metro | DMRC invites bids for supply of 40 broad gauge Rolling Stock coaches

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) invites open e-tenders from agencies on international competitive bidding (ICB) basis for the design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning of broad gauge cars (Rolling Stock) for the project. The cars to be supplied under this tender shall be compatible and suitable for integration with the existing Broad Gauge RS2, RS5, RS7, and RS11 type trains of DMRC supplied by BT consortium.

The scope of Work:

DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, SUPPLY, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF 40 NUMBERS BROAD GAUGE CARS COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING RS2 TYPE TRAINS SUPPLIED BY BT CONSORTIUM.

Key details:
Approximate cost of work: INR 4620 Million (excluding taxes and duties)
Tender Security amount: INR 47 Million
Expected Completion period of the Work: 100 weeks
Tender documents Download/Sale date: From 10.10.2018 to 12.12.2018 (up to 10:00
hrs) on e-tendering website https://eprocure.gov.in/eprocure/app
Cost of Tender documents: INR 23,600/- (inclusive of 18% GST)
Last …

Mumbai Metro | MMRDA confirmed the contract for 378 metro coaches to be finalised

Mumbai: The contract for 378 coaches (rolling stock) for three metro lines will be finalized by the end of this month, confirmed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The coaches are being procured by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the nodal agen-cy for metro 2A (Dahisar to D.N. Nagar); metro 2B (D.N. Nagar to Mandale); and metro 7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east).

“The contractor for purchasing the rolling stock will be finalized by the end of this month. The financial bids will be opened and the cost will be analyzed before awarding the contract,” said Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.

Nearly seven companies had come forward for the bidding process including Hyundai Rote-m (Korea); Bombardier India & Bombardier Ger-many; CRRC Corpor-ati-on Ltd; Bharat Earth Mo-vers Ltd; Titagarh Wag-ons & Titagarh Firema; Alstom Transport India & Alstom SA; and CAF India & CAF Spain. The contractor will be responsible for provid…

Delhi Metro | DMRC plans to expand 6-coach trains to 8-coach ones

New Delhi: On October 16, 2018, Delhi Metro has planned to induct more carriages to expand six-coach trains on its busy corridors to eight-coach ones to facilitate commuters during rush hours, sources said.

For providing immediate relief to commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plans to procure 156 coaches, out of which, 120 broad gauge coaches are required for converting six-coach train sets into eight-coach trains on Line 1 (Red Line), Line 2 (Yellow Line), Line 3 (Blue Line) and Line 4 (Blue Line), they said.

"Besides, 36 coaches (six train sets of six coaches each) for the Airport Express Line on account of the extension of Airport Express Line to Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, Dwarka, have also been planned," a source said.

The new coaches, however, will not be used on Pink Line and Magenta Line, as the services on both networks are operated on standard-gauge, the sources said.

In August, the DMRC had requested the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCR…

Mumbai Metro | MMRDA confirmed the contract for 378 metro coaches to be finalised

Mumbai: The contract for 378 coaches (rolling stock) for three metro lines will be finalized by the end of this month, confirmed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The coaches are being procured by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the nodal agen-cy for metro 2A (Dahisar to D.N. Nagar); metro 2B (D.N. Nagar to Mandale); and metro 7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east).

“The contractor for purchasing the rolling stock will be finalized by the end of this month. The financial bids will be opened and the cost will be analyzed before awarding the contract,” said Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.

Nearly seven companies had come forward for the bidding process including Hyundai Rote-m (Korea); Bombardier India & Bombardier Ger-many; CRRC Corpor-ati-on Ltd; Bharat Earth Mo-vers Ltd; Titagarh Wag-ons & Titagarh Firema; Alstom Transport India & Alstom SA; and CAF India & CAF Spain. The contractor will be responsible for provid…

Exclusive interview of APM Mohammad Hanish, Managing Director, Kochi Metro

Mr. Mohammad Hanish is an IAS officer of 1996 Batch. Who got worked in the Kerala cadre with different positions like District Collector, Director of School Education Department, secretary PWD & Urban Development, Secretary received the state E-Governance Award instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for the initiatives taken in Education Department. Recently, Metro Rail News has conducted an interview with IAS APM Mohammed Hanish, Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Here are excerpts:

1. Express your feelings on completion of one-year services, what are achievements you made within a year?

Kochi Metro has completed one year of operations and we are very much happy about the present state of affairs. We have a daily average ridership of around 35000 and have secured 43.5crore as non-fare box revenue so far.

KMRL is also slowly getting sustainability in the energy conservation through Solar Energy. Presently we have the capacity of 2.670 MWp has commissioned until May 201…

Delhi Metro | DMRC plans to expand 6-coach trains to 8-coach ones

New Delhi: On October 16, 2018, Delhi Metro has planned to induct more carriages to expand six-coach trains on its busy corridors to eight-coach ones to facilitate commuters during rush hours, sources said.

For providing immediate relief to commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plans to procure 156 coaches, out of which, 120 broad gauge coaches are required for converting six-coach train sets into eight-coach trains on Line 1 (Red Line), Line 2 (Yellow Line), Line 3 (Blue Line) and Line 4 (Blue Line), they said.

"Besides, 36 coaches (six train sets of six coaches each) for the Airport Express Line on account of the extension of Airport Express Line to Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, Dwarka, have also been planned," a source said.

The new coaches, however, will not be used on Pink Line and Magenta Line, as the services on both networks are operated on standard-gauge, the sources said.

In August, the DMRC had requested the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCR…

Exclusive interview of APM Mohammad Hanish, Managing Director, Kochi Metro

Mr. Mohammad Hanish is an IAS officer of 1996 Batch. Who got worked in the Kerala cadre with different positions like District Collector, Director of School Education Department, secretary PWD & Urban Development, Secretary received the state E-Governance Award instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for the initiatives taken in Education Department. Recently, Metro Rail News has conducted an interview with IAS APM Mohammed Hanish, Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Here are excerpts:

1. Express your feelings on completion of one-year services, what are achievements you made within a year?

Kochi Metro has completed one year of operations and we are very much happy about the present state of affairs. We have a daily average ridership of around 35000 and have secured 43.5crore as non-fare box revenue so far.

KMRL is also slowly getting sustainability in the energy conservation through Solar Energy. Presently we have the capacity of 2.670 MWp has commissioned until May 201…

Delhi Metro | DMRC repeatedly hiking the price of metro ticket placing the metro beyond the reach

New Delhi: The Metro ushered in with the promise of changing the way Delhi travels, has reneged on that promise by constantly harping on decreasing profitability and repeatedly hiking the price of tickets and placing the metro beyond the reach of those who need cheap transport the most.

The metro has ridden roughly shod all across the city, caring little for students in Jamia University and disturbing the sleep of millions as its trains zip through the middle of the university and amidst thickly populated residential areas and all this because it chose to stay over the ground to save construction time and money.

These objections might be brushed aside as the cost that one has to pay for development, but how is it that those that remain untouched by this development pay the most for it while the sleep of those who benefit the most from this model of development is never disturbed. The metro gently goes underground as it approaches the sanctified arena of the VIP district, the place where…

Delhi Metro | DMRC repeatedly hiking the price of metro ticket placing the metro beyond the reach

New Delhi: The Metro ushered in with the promise of changing the way Delhi travels, has reneged on that promise by constantly harping on decreasing profitability and repeatedly hiking the price of tickets and placing the metro beyond the reach of those who need cheap transport the most.

The metro has ridden roughly shod all across the city, caring little for students in Jamia University and disturbing the sleep of millions as its trains zip through the middle of the university and amidst thickly populated residential areas and all this because it chose to stay over the ground to save construction time and money.

These objections might be brushed aside as the cost that one has to pay for development, but how is it that those that remain untouched by this development pay the most for it while the sleep of those who benefit the most from this model of development is never disturbed. The metro gently goes underground as it approaches the sanctified arena of the VIP district, the place where…

Anurita Dubey: A self motivated lady coordinating project OHSE in Mumbai Metro Line-3

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Anurita Dubey working as Project OHSE Coordinator L&T STEC JV UGC-07 Mumbai Metro Line-3. She is a self-Motivated; Jolly Natured girl who thinks Sky is the limit if you will achieve it.

Education

She has done Bachelors of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RGTU, Bhopal & M.Tech in Industrial Safety (University Topper) from IPS Academy Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

[caption id="attachment_17745" align="alignnone" width="876"] Anurita Dubey, Project OHSE Coordinator, Mumbai Metro Line-3[/caption]

Professional life

She started her career soon after the bachelors, there she got campus placement in Accenture Technology Pvt. Ltd. And later opted for Master’s   Degree. In Industrial safety engineering which gave her a chance to contribute in Indian Industries and build a safe working environment Safety field was being neglected yet a very important one in India and now it’s one of the grooming industries which is helping her to serve the Nati…

Job opportunities in India"s first High Speed Rail (bullet train) project

New Delhi: There is good news for the job seekers who want to work with India"s first High Speed Bullet Train project that the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has advertised recruitment notification for appointment for the following technical and non-technical posts:-

Vacancy details:
Assistant Manager/Safety & Health – 06 posts
Consultant/HR – 01 post
Assistant Manager/Environment – 06 posts
Assistant Manager/Manager (S&T) – 02 posts
Manager/Senior Manager (Design) – 01 post
Dy. Chief Project Manager (PS&TL/OHE) – 02 posts
Assistant Manager/Manager (OHE/PS&TL) – 04 posts
Assistant Manager/Manager (Finance) – 06 posts
Assistant Manager/Manager (Contract) – 01 post
Assistant Manager/Manager (Civil) – 14 posts
Assistant Manager/Manager (Electrical) – 03 posts
Manager (OHE/PS&TL) – 03 posts
Dy. CPM (Civil/Bridge Work/Building Work/Planning) – 08 posts
Manager/Senior Manager (S&T) – 02 posts
Joint General Manager/Deputy General Manager (Design) – 01 post

Lucknow metro | LMRC Reunites separated child with his parents

Lucknow: The staff of Lucknow Metro once again set an example of readiness and compassion by reuniting the 6yr old boy who got separated from his parents yesterday. The 6 yr old boy, Arif was handed over to his parents safely after he got separated from his parents at Mawaiya Metro station on 14 October 2018. The parents of the child thanked the Metro staff from the bottom of their heart.

On Sunday, Mr. Mohammad Jameel Ahmed resident of Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) along with his wife Mrs. Tanveer Dhaira and their beloved child were on their way to Mawaiya Metro station. At the station, they deboarded the train but their child was unfortunately left behind. As soon as they realized this, they informed the on-duty Station Controller who further informed about the incident to the supervisor of Transport Nagar Metro Station. After receiving the information the Transport Nagar Metro Staff immediately started an investigation and consequently Arif was recovered from platform number 2 at 6.35 in…

Lucknow metro | LMRC Reunites separated child with his parents

Lucknow: The staff of Lucknow Metro once again set an example of readiness and compassion by reuniting the 6yr old boy who got separated from his parents yesterday. The 6 yr old boy, Arif was handed over to his parents safely after he got separated from his parents at Mawaiya Metro station on 14 October 2018. The parents of the child thanked the Metro staff from the bottom of their heart.

On Sunday, Mr. Mohammad Jameel Ahmed resident of Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) along with his wife Mrs. Tanveer Dhaira and their beloved child were on their way to Mawaiya Metro station. At the station, they deboarded the train but their child was unfortunately left behind. As soon as they realized this, they informed the on-duty Station Controller who further informed about the incident to the supervisor of Transport Nagar Metro Station. After receiving the information the Transport Nagar Metro Staff immediately started an investigation and consequently Arif was recovered from platform number 2 at 6.35 in…

Maha Metro Rail Corporation looking for Junior Engineers for Nagpur project

Nagpur: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) Limited intends to appoint qualified and experienced Junior Engineers for Nagpur Metro Rail Project:-

1. Junior Engineer (Civil) - 3 posts
2. Junior Engineer (Electrical) - 3 posts
3. Junior Engineer (S&T) - 4 posts
4. Junior Engineer (Mechanical) - 2 posts

Pay Scale: Rs.33000-100000/-

Maximum Age Limit: 32 years

Educational Qualification: Diploma/Degree in Engineering in the relevant discipline.

Experience: One year.

Selection Process: Personal Interview

Eligible candidate may apply on the prescribed format and send the application along with all supporting documents to:-
The Addl. General Manager (Human Resource)
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Metro House, 28/2, CK Naidu Marg
Anand Nagar, Civil Lines,
Nagpur-440001, Maharashtra


For more details, please log on to http://www.mahametro.org/Career.aspx

Mumbai Metro | State gives conditional nod to Monorail phase 2

Mumbai: The state government has given a conditional nod to phase 2 of the monorail (Wadala to Jacob Circle) after rejecting the proposal earlier in June. The urban development department had asked that certain safety measures be complied with. Phase 2 will be operational in 2019 but the authority is yet to procure the additional rakes necessary for running both phases.

“We had submitted another report to the state government. They have granted a conditional nod for commissioning the second phase of the monorail. All permissions have been sorted from the state’s side,” said a senior official from the Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

The Asian Age had reported in its June 13 edition about the proposal to start the corridor being returned to the MMRDA by the urban development department.

Initially, the UDD had sought compliance with the recommendation of the Commissioner of Railway Safety in the wake of the fire that gutted two monorail coaches last year. In addition to t…

Maha Metro Rail Corporation looking for Junior Engineers for Nagpur project

Nagpur: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) Limited intends to appoint qualified and experienced Junior Engineers for Nagpur Metro Rail Project:-

1. Junior Engineer (Civil) - 3 posts
2. Junior Engineer (Electrical) - 3 posts
3. Junior Engineer (S&T) - 4 posts
4. Junior Engineer (Mechanical) - 2 posts

Pay Scale: Rs.33000-100000/-

Maximum Age Limit: 32 years

Educational Qualification: Diploma/Degree in Engineering in the relevant discipline.

Experience: One year.

Selection Process: Personal Interview

Eligible candidate may apply on the prescribed format and send the application along with all supporting documents to:-
The Addl. General Manager (Human Resource)
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Metro House, 28/2, CK Naidu Marg
Anand Nagar, Civil Lines,
Nagpur-440001, Maharashtra


For more details, please log on to http://www.mahametro.org/Career.aspx

Ahmedabad Metro | After Centre objects, Metro rail link to GIFT City shortened by 6 km

Ahmedabad: After the Centre objected to the proposal of extending the Ahmedabad Metro rail deep into the GIFT City campus, the route for phase-II has been shortened by over six kilometers.

As per the revised detailed project report (DPR) that has been sent to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for approval, there will now be only two stations on the Metro line linking the main phase-II route with GIFT City, sources said.

As per the initial plan for phase-II of the Metro project — which was approved by Gujarat government on October 2017 — the route had a total length of 34.59 km, wherein a separate line was to be built from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) to GIFT City for providing necessary connectivity to the campus housing the country’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). The plan also included building three metro stations inside the GIFT City campus.

“The ministry was against the proposal of taking the metro rail deep inside the GIFT City campus. T…

Metro | Indian Railways plans to manufacture metro rail coaches

New Delhi: Indian Railways plans to manufacture metro rail coaches at its Rae Bareilly facility as part of the Make In India programme.

Railway Board member Rajesh Agarwal said that robots will be deployed to manufacture these coaches, which are expected to be on par with those currently in service manufactured by Bombardier.

They are expected to be 40% cheaper than those bought from China and other countries.


Manufactured coaches for Indian Railways will be equipped with CCTV cameras, mobile charging points, wi-fi, and other facilities.


“They are expected to be 40% cheaper than those bought from China and other countries.”
These coaches will also include safety features such as door control, signaling,  train management systems, and advanced surveillance gadgets.

The special features is that these coaches will be manufactured by robots and also will be on par with those being manufactured by Canadian firm Bombardier, currently being used by metro trains in the country.

This is a great initi…

Lucknow Metro | LMRC completed their intensive training programme on Soft Skills

Lucknow:  English Proficiency with flying colors today.  Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) had collaborated with Amity University, Lucknow for a dedicated training in these skills to the candidates recently. This is in addition to the intensive technical training that has been imparted to the trainees at the Centre of Excellence for Training (COET), Transport Nagar Metro Depot.

The two-week English Proficiency and Soft Skills Training Programme which concluded today for a batch of 33 participants included Junior Engineers of Electrical discipline, PR Assistants, HR Assistants, and Account Assistant, had commenced on 24th September 2018. Such training programmes are being conducted in different batches for over 150 new recruits. Separate batches of Assistant Managers, Junior Engineers, Station Controllers, and Train Operators had undergone training in early September and the remaining candidates are scheduled to attend the programme in the months of October and November.

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InnoTrans Special | Metro Rail News Magazine October 2018 Issue out !

Highlights of Metro Rail News Magazine October 2018 Edition-
Hyderabad Metro Rail became the Country’s second largest network after Delhi (Editor"s Desk).
Status of Metro Rail Projects in India (Project Watch as on 05.10.2018)
News Highlights of September 2018 (Round Up-Catch up with the Industry"s to top stories)
Most highlighted stories of the month (Editor"s Picks)
Latest status of Metro Rail projects in India (Progress Report as on 05.10.2018)
Kochi Metro: First Metro Rail in the country that connects Rail, Road, and Water Transport facilities (Project of the month)
Special coverage on InnoTrans 2018 Berlin, Germany (Event Report)
Interview with IAS Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (Interview)
Hyderabad Metro opens Ameerpet – LB Nagar stretch for Public.... and more stories (New Development)
Interview with Kshitish V. Nadgauda, VP & Managing Director, Louis Berger. (Interview)
Metro Commuters launches ‘Metro Yatri Club’ to help commuters…

Mumbai Metro | Mum Metro to celebrate Daan Utsav

Mumbai: October 01, 2018, the Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One will be celebrating a week-long Daan Utsav between October 2 and 8, 2018. Daan Utsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India’s ‘festival of giving’. Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year – commencing on Gandhi Jayanti. Mumbai Metro has been celebrating Daan Utsav from past 3 years. This will be the 4th consecutive year of celebration by Mumbai Metro.

During this week, organizations and individuals can celebrate the joy of giving in any form. As an organization that is thoughtful and caring towards its ecosystem, this festival is a great opportunity not only to impact lives in a positive sense but also set a great example. This  Mumbai Metro will collaborate with multiple NGOs working for the cause of differently-abled, underprivileged kids and elderly people. The objective will be to engage with its commuters and encourage them to support the cause.

Mumbai Metro One will be holding…

Lucknow Metro | LMRC successfully completes the erection of 60 metre special steel span

Lucknow: On 29, September, Lucknow Metro repeated its historic feet by successfully completing the erection of a 60 Meter Special Steel Span near Nishatganj over the mainline Railway operational track at the location. This achievement has been accomplished by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Engineer under the leadership of Shri. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director in just 5 days without hampering the movement of the mainline railway and the vehicular traffic plying along the adjacent Indra Bridge.

The launching activity of this 470-ton steel span over Metro viaduct was a daunting task in itself as this activity was performed during night hours at a height of approximately 16 meters above the ground level. Lucknow Metro had applied the ‘Push Launching Methodology’ to achieve this engineering feat. Earlier, in August 2016, LMRC had achieved the similar feat for the first time at the Awadh Rotary between the operational transport Nagar- Charbagh Metro Corridor.



Speaking about this mi…

High speed rail to soon link Meerut, Alwar with IGI

New Delhi: People from Meerut, Panipat, and Alwar will soon be able to reach Delhi airport in less than 90  minutes.Rail-based high-speed commuter service, on the lines of Crossrail of London and RER of Paris, is being developed to connect regional nodes of NCR with the Aerocity at IGI Airport.

The Centre government, along with the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan, are part of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is the executing agency for the two other links — the Delhi-Panipat and the Delhi-Alwar corridors. It will have Sarai Kale Khan as their interoperable hub.

An interoperable hub will provide facility to passengers to travel hassle free and a passenger can commute from one state to another without changing any train.

All three corridors will be interconnected. Of the three corridors, work on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut (DGM) will start by this year itself. “DGM is much ahead. The UP government has already approved the corridor,…

Delhi Metro | CISF commandos train to tackle hostage situation inside Metro tunnel

New Delhi: After recent inputs from Central intelligence agencies over the need for securing metro trains inside underground tunnels, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has started a response training program for its quick reaction teams (QRTs). Senior officers said that the training will equip commandos to handle the situation in case a metro coach is highjacked, rescue passengers and neutralize terrorists inside the tunnel.

An officer associated with the program said the training which started recently will be completed within three months. The drill is conducted between midnight and 4 am when metro operations for the public are closed, he said.

Officials said the paramilitary force is conducting the training at different stations every day so that commandos become familiar with most of the existing tunnels.

“There is no cause for alarm for the public. It was during our meetings that we learned that the metro trains inside tunnels are vulnerable to terror attacks. There are c…

Cabinet approves Metro projects in Bhopal and Indore

New Delhi: Ahead of crucial state assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Cabinet on Wednesday approved Metro Rail projects in both cities.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the announcement after the Cabinet meeting and said that the project in Bhopal would be a 50-50 arrangement between the central and the state governments and the line would run for 27.87 kilometers. The total expenditure of the project is estimated at Ras 6,941.40 crore and would be completed in four years.

Prasad further said that the project in Indore would be longer - at 31.55 kilometers and would cover most of the city. The total cost of the expenditure is estimated at Rs 7,500.80 crore and would also take four years to complete.

A number of cities in India are looking at Metro projects to fulfill their public transportation needs. While the Kolkata Metro was the first in the country to begin operations - back in 1984, Delhi Metro - which began operations in 2002 - is the longest in terms of network and is a …

Ahmedabad Metro | First trial run of metro planned in January

Ahmedabad: The first trial run of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail project will take place in the first week of January next year on a 6.5 km stretch within the city, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Saturday. He was speaking after unveiling the mock-up coach of the metro. The first trial run will be carried out in the first week of January on the 6.5 km stretch between Vastral and Apparel Park here, a government release quoted him as saying.

The entire project will be “up and running” by 2020, the release stated.

Gujarat CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp, accompanied by school children, toda


#Ahmedabad on Fast Track :

First trial run of Metro Rail will be done in the first fortnight of January 2019. Trial will be run on the route of 6.50 kilometer of Vastral to Apparel Park (#Ahmedabad East). Metro train will be run in city by 2020 : #Gujarat CM pic.twitter.com/6qzzzyHYxC
— Chirag Patel 🇮🇳 (@chiragpatel0055) October 6, 2018

y unveiled the mock-up version of #AhmedabadMetro coach attach…

Bangalore Metro | CM Kumaraswamy flags off second six coach metro train

Bengaluru: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday flagged off the second six coach metro train at Kempegowda metro station in Bengaluru. The long-delayed foot-over bridge, which connects metro station and KSRTC bus stand in Majestic, was also thrown open for public use.

“The six-coach train has a carrying capacity of over 2,000 passengers at a time. We will operate it on the busy East-West Corridor (Baiyappanahalli - Mysuru road),” BMRCL MD Ajay Seth told reporters. He said over 19,000 passe.

The six-coach train has a carrying capacity of over 2,000 passengers at a time. We will operate it on the busy East-West Corridor (Baiyappanahalli - Mysuru road),” BMRCL MD Ajay Seth told reporters. He said over 19,000 passengers use services on the East-West between 9.30am and 10.30am but the North-South Corridor (Nagasandra - Yelechenahalli) records a ridership of only 8,000.

The BMRCL, Seth said, would introduce the third set of six-coach trains in October-end. The City received the first si…

Patna Metro | revised detailed project report stated, will run 20m beneath Bailey Road

Patna: The Patna Metro, says its revised detailed project report, will run 20m beneath Bailey Road on the west-east corridor.

The cabinet on Tuesday approved the revised document submitted by the urban and housing development department. It will now be sent to the Centre.

Sharing details, a senior department official closely associated with the Metro project said: “The design of the project has been prepared in such a manner that it would not affect the existing structures and take care to cause minimum disturbance to commuters during its execution.”

The detailed project report was revised because, in the earlier one, the west-east corridor was supposed to run along the centre of Bailey Road but due to the execution of Lohia Path Chakra project, some portion of the Metro would have hindered its route.

“Roughly speaking, the stretch between Mahavir temple on Bailey Road and Niyojan Bhavan will now run north of the Bailey road median and hence, the Metro alignment would not come in the way …

Pune Metro | Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for Metro project

New Delhi: The TRIL Urban Transport and Siemens consortium of Tata Group firm. The Project Ventures GmbH has bagged a contract to develop a Metro Line in Pune.

On Wednesday a press statement said that the consortium...has been awarded the contract by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority to develop the Metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that over the Letter of Award to the consortium. “The elevated metro line will originate from Hinjewadi Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, travel via Balewadi to Shivajinagar.

The Hinjewadi is Pune ’s which has now become fastest growing IT industrial hub, providing employment to over 4,00,000 people. The 23.3-km corridor with 23 stations will be the first metro project in India on public-private-partnership (PPP) model after the New Metro Rail Policy of 2017.

From June the construction is scheduled to commence next year and the completion period is within the three years.

Tata Projects wil…

Mumbai Metro | Bombay HC grants hearing to residents objecting to tree cutting proposal

Mumbai: On Thursday the Bombay High Court told the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to grant the hearing to residents objecting to the tree cutting proposal for the Metro car shed project.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Preeti Menon and Ruben Mascarenhas, Aam Aadmi Party leaders and social activists through lawyer Rakesh Singh, seeking a direction to stop the “indiscriminate premature felling of trees inside Aarey colony” till permissions are obtained to construct the metro car shed/metro station.

The petition says that on September 29, while driving past Aarey Colony, Menon happened to see trees being felled along Aarey Marol Road. “On making inquiries, she learned that the approach ramp and road to the car shed were being constructed… It was seen that more than 100 huge trees were cut and many more were being surveyed. It is the estimation of the petitioner that almost 400 or more full-grown trees are being slated for chopping,” the petition says.

BMC counsel Nayara…

Maha-metro | MMRC plans alternate route that will hike total project cost

Mumbai: After the National Monuments Authority (NMA) rejected its proposal to build a Metro rail route within the ‘prohibitory area’ of the Aga Khan Palace, a heritage structure, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) or Maha-Metro has proposed certain changes in the route alignment that will lead to an increase of Rs 185 crore in the project cost.

In a communication to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the Maha-Metro suggested three options but recommended the second option, which proposes an alternate route. It involves diverting the route from Gunjan Chowk and increasing the length of the viaduct to an additional 0.92 km.

As per the first option, the Metro route would be diverted from Kalyaninagar Metro station and it would entail a slight increase of .06 km in the length of the viaduct. However, this option would involve relocating several local residents as the area is densely populated and has large housing societies and buildings. It will also involve the acquisiti…

Chennai Metro | Commuter suffers injury at metro station

Chennai: Falling tiles and breaking of glass panels at Chennai Metro station is now a cause of concern for the authorities. Chennai Airport suffers from the same problem where instances of glass breaking or tiles falling have been registered. Last week a metro commuter was injured when a tile fell on her head while she was on her way to buy tickets.

The commuter was rushed to the hospital by Metro officials for treatment. Thankfully, the commuter did not sustain serious injuries.

Vijaya, a 28-year-old resident of Bharathi Nagar was on her way to board a train from Shenoy Nagar Metro Station. As she entered the concourse level – the location where tickets are bought, a tile from the roof fell on her head. She was injured as the tile came crashing down and was immediately rushed to the hospital.

Staff stationed at the metro station rushed her to the hospital where she was treated and discharged.

This is not the first time a tile broke off from the roof in a Metro Rail station. A few weeks a…

Lucknow Metro | school children from different parts spread gandhiji’s message inside moving metro train

Lucknow: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the school children from different parts of Lucknow on 2nd October, spread Mahatma Gandhi’s message of “Cleanliness and Sanitation” inside moving Metro train between the operational 8.5 km corridor from Charbagh to Transport Nagar. Approximately 120 school students disseminated this message to all Metro commuters between this stretch through various activities like sketching/drawing, fancy dress show etc.

Students beautifully displayed their talent depicting the importance of a clean environment, clean Metro and the role of Lucknow Metro in keeping the city clean and green. Prominent schools of the capital like the Lucknow Convent Public School, SKD Academy, Red Rose Senior Secondary School, Rhyme and Rhythm International School and the Career Academy sent their students to participate in the events at Lucknow Metro for conveying the noble ideals of the Father of the Nation.

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Bangalore Metro| Whitefield Metro will cut peak hour travel time by 21%

BENGALURU: Namma Metro’s connectivity from Byappanahalli to Whitefield will reduce peak hour travel time by 21% for commuters between Bagmane Tech Park and Kadugodi, reveals an Uber survey on Tuesday.

Uber’s free urban planning tool, ‘Movement’ has launched in Bengaluru after Delhi and Mumbai. In a study ‘Examining the impact of Metro on travel times in Bengaluru: Byappanahalli- Whitefield extension’ based on the data to calculate the impact of the eastern expansion of the Purple Line.

Comparing peak travel times from Bagmane Tech Park in Byappanahalli to Kadugodi in Whitefield between January- March 2017 and January - March 2018. The study points to a 13.5 % increase in the morning peak travel time and a higher increase of 16.4% during evening peak travel time between the two periods.

The study has found a significant difference in the peak travel during weekdays compared to weekends, with weekday morning travel time being 57% more than the weekend. Interestingly, the study also estimat…