Metro Projects

  • BJP slams Chavan's decision to skip Modi's event, Congress backs him August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Maharashtra slammed the Congress over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur on Thursday. The BJP said that Congress was staying away as they felt "mocked". Modi is scheduled to perform 'bhumi-pujan' of a Metro...
  • Sreedharan in city to take a stock of Lucknow Metro project March 8, 2014

    A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and Lucknow...
  • 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 go-ahead 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...
  • News briefs: Jaipur-Mathura special train to run from August 4 August 4, 2013

    Seeing the heavy load of passengers, the Railway authorities have decided to run a special train from Jaipur to Mathura. The train will run regularly from August 4 till October 1 to clear the passenger rush. The special train will make a total of 59 rounds. North Western Railways spokesperson Tarun Jain...
  • Japan sanctions $ 700 million loan for Mumbai Metro May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan has given a loan of 71 billion yen (around $700 million) for the Mumbai Metro Line-III project. The exchange of notes was signed in this regard here on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. "The two Prime Ministers welcomed the...
  • Rs 297 crore additional funds for Kochi Metro March 27, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned an additional Rs 297.75 crore for the Kochi Metro project. Out of this, Rs. 88.50 crore is state government's equity share and Rs 209.25 crore for land acquisition, a Kochi Metro press release said. The allocation would further boost the ongoing land acquisition process. Government...
  • Priya Sachan: the first woman train operator for Rapid Metro January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when women's safety across the country has become a cause for concern, Priya Sachan is leading by example. The 21-year-old is the first and only woman among 50 train operators and station managers for Gurgaon's Rapid Metro project. For Priya, this is a dream come...
  • Railways accuse WB of delaying East-West Metro project January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday accused the West Bengal government of creating hurdles in the East-West Metro Corridor project. The state government has withdrawn a petition pertaining to land acquisition on a particular stretch in the metro project from the Kolkata High Court and has advocated a change in...
  • DMRC bags work in phase I of Jakarta metro September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Spreading its wings across the border, the city's pride Delhi Metro has bagged the work of Management Consulting Services for building the Phase I of Jakarta Mass Rapid System in Indonesia. This is the first time that the Delhi Metro has bagged a project outside the country since...
  • Metro projects in PPP model never succeeded: Sreedharan September 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: India's metro man E Sreedharan on Friday said the public-private partnership (PPP) model in implementing metro projects has not been a success anywhere across the world. Two metro projects are coming up under PPP model at Hyderabad and Mumbai. Sreedharan, principal advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said Hyderabad has the good...
  • Mumbai metro accident: Safety norms flouted? September 6, 2012

    In Mumbai, the day after one person was killed and a dozen injured in the metro slab accident, questions are being asked over whether quality is being compromised during construction. ...
  • Sreedharan wants India's Metro works at China's speed July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Just ten days before the bridge collapse that almost forced the Delhi Metro chief to step down, Elattuvalapil Sreedharan told Reuters that India needs sweeping changes on how it implements infrastructure projects. Here are excerpts from the exclusive interview. Question: To what do you attribute the success of the Delhi...
  • Gammon shares plunge July 14, 2009

    Mumbai: Shares of Gammon India on Monday fell over 17 per cent in morning trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange following an accident at Delhi Metro at a stretch for which the company was the contractor. Gammon India opened weak on the BSE and plunged further to a low of...
  • No bidders for phase 2 of Mumbai Metro project February 13, 2009

    Mumbai: Credit crunch takes a toll on the Mumbai Metro project. Sources tell Network 18, there are no bidders for Mumbai Metro Phase 2 Project. The deadline for submitting bids was on Friday at 13:00 hrs. It had seven pre-qualified parties but sources say no one came forward for the bidding....
  • Satyam fiasco could affect Hyd metro rail project January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: When the Hyderabad metro rail concession was awarded to a consortium led by Maytas metro, a company promoted by Ramalinga Raju's son, it was hailed by the planning commission as a model for public private partnership. Not only was the consortium not asking any subsidy, it had offered...
  • Bangalore metro projects crawls, delayed by 9 months July 10, 2008

    Bangalore: The Bangalore metro project is getting delayed by about nine months in its first phase. Crippled by problems of land acquisition, shortage of labour and political interference, the much-hyped mega project is struggling hard to keep on track. ...