METRO RAIL

  • Monorail planned to connect Noida with Agra 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has set its eyes on a monorail project that would connect Noida with Agra. After the foundation stone was laid for expressway between Agra and Lucknow on Sunday, the state government now intends to launch the mono rail project soon. Officials said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
  • Ahmedabad Metro project gets green signal, first phase to cover 35.96 km October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing much needed connectivity to the commuters in some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad, Union Cabinet on Saturday approved Rs 10,773 crore for the phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro covering 35.96 km. The metro is expected to considerably reduce the traffic congestion and will...
  • Hyderabad metro to have cost escalation of Rs 2,5003,000 crore September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, which is developing a 72km elevated metro rail on Tuesday, said that the project is likely to see a cost escalation of between Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 3,000 crore. It also said that it was yet to get any communication from Telangana government on...
  • Hyderabad Metro project to have 200 skywalks August 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) on Tuesday said that it will construct 200 skywalks which will be linked to various metro stations, on the lines of Bangkok model. HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy told reporters at the sidelines of an event that as many as 200 skywalks (pedestrians elevated walkspace)...
  • CMRS completes Jaipur metro safety audit June 12, 2014

    Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has completed "safety audit" of coaches of Jaipur metro on its first phase which is likely to begin operation by August end, an official said on Thursday. "A physical inspection of metro coaches running on track were audited on safety measures by a team of senior...
  • Dilshad GardenGhaziabad Metro extension MoU gets GDA approval June 3, 2014

    An MoU for the proposed extension of the Delhi Metro line from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand here was approved by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Monday. The approval was given by the GDA board, an official said. There will be seven stations on the extended lineSaheed Nagar, Rajbagh, Rajendra...
  • China to build Pakistan's first metro rail in Lahore May 22, 2014

    Beijing: China will build Pakistan's first metro rail system in Lahore in Punjab province. An agreement to build the 27kilometre "Lahore Orange Line Metro" was signed between the two countries coinciding with the visit of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain to Shanghai to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures...
  • Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses April 22, 2014

    Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance. According...
  • Work on oil refinery, Jaipur Metro Rail to go ahead: Vasundhara Raje February 20, 2014

    The work on the oil refinery andpetrochemical project at Pachpadra and Jaipur Metro Rail,started by the previous Congress government, would continuewith new financial budgets for 201415, Rajasthan ChiefMinister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. The BJP government provided an estimated budget of Rs 402crore in next fiscal year 201415's interim Budget for...
  • Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon February 13, 2014

    Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority has approved the metro rail project between the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk till sector 18 and 20, the first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done. PC Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,YEIDA, said on Wednesday. that the Detail...
  • Residents delighted over Dilshad GardenGhaziabad Metro line extension February 3, 2014

    The residents of Ghaziabad, in Uttar Pradesh, are upbeat after the Delhi government cleared the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) extension from Dilshad Garden Metro station to New Bus Stand here. A delegation of Raj Nagar Residents Welfare Association (RWA) expressed gratitude to Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) vice chairman Santosh Yadav...
  • Cabinet approves second phase of Bangalore Metro project January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In good news for residents of Bangalore, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its goahead to construction of the second phase of Bangalore Metro to help improve public transport in the capital city of Karnataka. The project involves laying of about 72 km long Metro network at an estimated...
  • UP government to lay foundation stone of Lucknow metro project without Centre's approval December 5, 2013

    Confident of getting Central nod for the Lucknow metro project "soon", Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said the foundation laying of the first phase of the project will be performed this month. "Lucknow metro rail will get central government's approval soon and the foundation laying of the first phase of the...
  • DMRC gears up for Trade fair beginning November 19 November 15, 2013

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a host of measures to facilitate commuters visiting the India International Trade Fair from next week, including additional token counters and trains to meet the rush. To review the special arrangements, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh on Friday inspected the Pragati Maidan Metro station. He...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station November 10, 2013

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on display...
  • Noida City Centre Metro station to remain closed on Sunday October 19, 2013

    The Noida City Centre Metro station will remain closed on Sunday due to ongoing civil maintenance work, said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official on Friday. Trains will not run to and from the station from 6 am to 2 pm. During this period, the train service will be available up...
  • Metro rails can solve city transportation problems: PM September 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Metro rail projects are a viable option to deal with the problem of lack of public transportation with increasing urbanization in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday as he laid the foundation stone for the Metro phase-I in Jaipur. He earlier also dedicated to the nation a solar power...
  • PM, Sonia Gandhi to inaugrate metro and oil projects in Rajasthan on Sept 21-22 September 18, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will visit Rajasthan on September 21 and 22, respectively, to inaugrate metro and oil refinery projects in the state. "We have invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for separate special events of foundation-laying ceremonies of Metro rail...
  • Gehlot to flag off Jaipur Metro Rail's trial run on Sept 18 September 15, 2013

    Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will flag off the trial run of Jaipur Metro Rail on September 18. After two months of trial run on the 2.4 km track, the facility would be opened to public some time in December, CMD of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited N C Goyal said...
  • Work on first phase of Lucknow Metro to begin in December August 21, 2013

    Work on the first phase of the Lucknow Metro in the Uttar Pradesh capital will begin December this year, and is expected be completed by December 2016, officials said on Wednesday. This follows the go ahead given by the state cabinet on Tuesday, when it approved the detailed project report (DPR)....
  • DMRC to use new technique for building subways in Phase III August 16, 2013

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has adopted a new technology to build underground subways on busy roads without disrupting the traffic movement in Phase 3. As part of the upcoming ITO Metro station on Central Secretariat Kashmere Gate corridor, the subway is being constructed using the 'Box Pushing' technology, below the busy...
  • Airport Metro link: CAG says DMRC gave undue advantage to DIAL August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The CAG has pulled up Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for relaxing payment conditions for Rs 448 crore owed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in lieu of construction work carried out on Airport Metro Line. In its report, the auditor said that when the Airport Metro link was...
  • Delhi Metro ridership second largest in southeast Asia July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro is now the second largest metro service in southeast Asia in terms of the passenger load it carries, next only to Hong Kong, its chief said on Monday. The metro service, which started in 2002, has surpassed Singapore and Taipei metros in per day average ridership, Delhi...
  • Delhi Metro rejects Reliance Infrastructure's notice to stop Airport Metro June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday rejected a notice issued by Reliance Infrastructure to stop operating the Airport Metro Express Line from Sunday. "Reliance Infrastructureled Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL) had sent a notice on Thursday to Delhi Metro intimating that they would stop operating the Airport Line...
  • Reliance Infra refuses to run Airport Metro line after June 30 June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Infra has on Friday refused to run the Airport Metro Line after June 30 in view of huge losses it has suffered. Reliance Infra has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take over Airport Metro line but the latter has refused the offer. Meanwhile, DMRC has accused Reliance...
  • Delhi: CISF officer accidentally shoots at junior June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In an accidental firing, a CISF officer on Wednesday injured his junior colleague during a mockdrill being conducted at a metro station in Delhi. The incident occurred at around 10:40 am at Rohini West metro station when a mockdrill was being conducted by the CISF, the Delhi Police...
  • Japanese agency offers funds for Lucknow Metro project May 14, 2013

    Lucknow: The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government financial assistance for the Metro rail project and a host of other projects, including the AgraLucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday. JICA sought details of the projects at a meeting with Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani Monday. The World Bank...
  • Metro rail in Patna by 2016, says Bihar Minister May 5, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar capital city's dream of a Metro train may come true by 2016 if the state urban development minister is to be believed. The project is set to cover a distance of 40km stretch at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore, Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar said. Rail...
  • Kerala: 'Kochi Metro rail a reality in three years' February 26, 2013

    Kannur: The Kochi Metro rail project would be completed in three years if various issues like strikes and labour problem in Kerala are avoided, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation E Sreedharan said on Tuesday. "The Metro rail project can be a reality within three years if various...
  • Constable Tomar death: Plea seeks quashing of FIR against 8 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday admitted a plea seeking the quashing of FIR that had been filed against eight persons over police constable Subhash Tomar's death during the antirape protests that erupted following the brutal gangrape of a 23yearold physiotherapist. The writ petition claims that a CCTV footage...