MONORAIL

  • Maharashtra drops ThaneBhiwandiKalyan monorail plan, looks at MRTS August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: With the proposed ThaneBhiwandiKalyan monorail failing the viability test, Maharashtra is exploring the option to develop a massrapid transit system (MRTS) in the regions to improve transport system in the Mumbai metropolitan region. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited tenders to prepare technoeconomic feasibility and detailed project...
  • Muchawaited Patna metro train project gets government nod June 18, 2014

    Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Wednesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. "We have decided to go ahead with the metro train project instead of the monorail," Choudhary told media persons.The department was also pondering over a monorail project for the state capital. Choudhary...
  • #Win: Hilarious Photoshop shows how rush hour on the Mumbai monorail will look in the future February 3, 2014

    This was waiting to happen. Someone just added people hanging out of windows on the swanky new Mumbai monorail. The hilarious Photoshop on the original photo of the newly launched Mumbai monorail shows people hanging out of doors and windows, like they would do on a local train. Brownie points...
  • Mumbaikars queue up to take their first ride on monorail February 2, 2014

    Mumbai: With the Mumbai Monorail starting its journey on Sunday, hundreds of Mumbaikars queued up outside Chembur station to take their first ride on the much awaited transport network. The 8.93 km stretch between Wadala and Chembur can now be covered in just 19 minutes as opposed to the 40 minutes...
  • Watch: Mumbai get India's first monorail February 1, 2014

    The first monorail in India was inaugurated in Mumbai by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The 8.93kmlong Monorail, running between ChemburWadala in the eastsouth direction, comprising the first phase, will be open to the public from Sunday. ...
  • India's first monorail inaugurated in Mumbai February 1, 2014

    The muchanticipated Mumbai Monorail the first in India was inaugurated in Mumbai on Saturday, with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and several media persons climbing aboard the inaugural ride. The 8.93kmlong Monorail, running between ChemburWadala in the eastsouth direction, comprising the first phase, will be...
  • India's first monorail in Mumbai to be inaugurated today February 1, 2014

    India's very first monorail will be inaugurated by Maharashtra CM CM Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday. The monorail will be thrown open to the Mumbai public on Sunday, eight years after the original proposal was announced. Commuters will be able to cover the 8.8km long stretch between Wadala and Chembur in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre follows Rahul, hikes LPG quota to 12 January 30, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had called for an increase in the number of subsidised LPG cylinders on January 17 and 13 days later the Union Cabinet has fulfilled his demand. The Cabinet on Thursday approved the raising of subsidised LPG cylinder cap from 9 to 12 per connection. ...
  • Watch: Inside India's first colourful Monorail in Mumbai January 30, 2014

    India's first Monorail is set to roll within the next week. The colourful Monorail will be inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on February 1 in Mumbai. The muchawaited 8.93 km train will start service between Wadala and Chembur. The service will initially run from 7 am to 3...
  • Delhi: First monorail between Shastri Park, Trilokpuri by 2017, says Sheila Dikshit September 3, 2013

    Delhi is likely to get its first monorail corridor between Shastri Park and Trilokpuri by 2017 and there is a need to identify more such corridors, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday. "A study has already been done for the monorail by DMRC and it started with RITES who...
  • Chhattisgarh government plans monorail for Raipur May 17, 2013

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to run a monorail in Raipur to reduce traffic congestion and increase share of public transport in the urban transport network. "The state government has planned a comprehensive network of monorail at Raipur which mostly has narrow roads and requires a quick solution for its...
  • Mumbai Monorail likely to be operational by August February 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is hopeful that India's first mono rail would become operational by August. "A proposal by the state government to appoint a safety certification engineer for issuing the safety certificate as required by the Tramway Act is in process. We expect this procedure to begin...
  • Watch: Mumbai monorail conducts test runs on first phase February 16, 2013

    A test run of Mumbai monorail was organised on Saturday for the Chief Secretary of the state. The monorail will become this year. The first phase from Wadala to Chembur has been completed. The construction has started in January 2009. ...
  • Delhi cabinet may clear monorail project today February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The 11kmlong monorail project of Delhi government, which would be first such network in North India, is likely to be cleared by the state cabinet soon. The monorail corridor from Shastri Park Metro Station to Trilokpuri will have 12 stations and the Detailed Project Report has been reviewed...
  • Mumbai's public transport system in a mess January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The public transport system in Mumbai is in a complete mess. Local train accidents in Mumbai have increased by 8 per cent in the past one year. Adding to the woes, there has been no addition to the city's fleet of buses in 4 years. Overcrowded trains with people...
  • Mumbai: Will Sena put brakes on MetroMonorail project? August 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authoritys (MMRDA) ambitious Metro II may hit a major roadblock this time from its biggest critic Shiv Sena. Subhash Desai, the group leader of the party in the Assembly and MLA from Goregaon, has raised his voice against the proposed metro and monorail car shed...
  • Bihar mulling over proposal to run monorail August 1, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Urban Development Department is mulling over a proposal to run monorail service in the state capital, official sources said. The tenders would soon be invited for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) in the next couple of months. The government has asked the RITES to submit report of the...
  • Mumbai: Bridge along monorail collapses, 1 dead July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: One person died and five others were injured after a part of an underconstruction bridge collapsed near Wadala's Shanti Nagar area in Mumbai. The portion of the bridge that collapsed was along the monorail on the Eastern Express Freeway. The slab collapsed when it was being lifted by workers. Some vehicles...
  • Mumbai: Part of monorail bridge collapses, 1 dead July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A part of a monorail bridge along Barkat Ali Road in Shanti Nagar in Mumbai collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday night killing at least one person and injuring five others. Earlier, fire Brigade sources said that at least seven persons were injured, and had been admitted to nearby Sion...
  • Mumbai: Monorail bridge collapses, 7 injured July 19, 2012

    Mumbai: At least seven persons were injured as a part of monorail bridge collapsed in Wadala area in central Mumbai on Thursday night. The portion of the bridge along Barkat Ali Road in Shanti Nagar collapsed, Fire Brigade sources said, adding that at least seven persons...
  • T'puram Monorail: 3rd phase to reach Varkala June 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Power and Transport Minister Aryadan Mohammed asserted in the Assembly on Tuesday that the monorail project for the capital city will become a reality during the tenure of the present Government itself. No force can alter it, he declared, while replying to a submission raised by Varkala Kahar...
  • Mumbai: The Rs 2,700 cr monorail to nowhere May 27, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) undertook two ambitious projects, the Metro and Monorail, to solve the Mumbai commuter's woes. However, the routes selected by the planning authority have raised some serious doubts, as commuters feel that the routes pass unfrequented areas. Monorail Phase I of the Rs 2,700 crore...
  • CJ throws light on commuter woes on Mumbai local trains April 20, 2012

    On Thursday morning, three commuters in an overcrowded KalyanCST local hit a signal pole and fell to their death. ...
  • MMRDA to link monorail, suburban railway stations March 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has decided to construct foot over bridges (FOB) to connect monorail stations with the suburban railway stations. "The FOB will help commuters, travelling towards Wadala and further, reach for monorail without being hassled by the vehicular traffic on roads," MMRDA Joint Project Director (PR)...
  • UP goes all out for Metro in major cities March 27, 2012

    Lucknow: With new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav prioritising the mono rail and metro rail projects for major cities in Uttar Pradesh, officials are working overtime to prepare a feasibility report on the projects. Officials say the report would be with the chief minister's office in three weeks. Orders have been issued...
  • Monorail: Phase I to be ready by Jan 2016 March 21, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first phase of the monorail project for Thiruvananthapuram city will become operational by January 2016. Work on the project will begin next year, PWD Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju told the Assembly on Tuesday. Work on Phase II will begin in 2015 and will be completed by January...
  • T'puram: Monorail feasibility report finalised February 29, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The feasibility report of the proposed monorail project between Pallippuram and Neyyattinkara, covering a total distance of 41.8 km in two phases, will be submitted by NATPAC on Wednesday.The first phase of the Rs 5,500 crore project, which will change the face of the capital city and suburbs for ever,...
  • Deadline for Chennai Monorail tenders is Feb 20 January 31, 2012

    CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Monday informed the Legislative Assembly that the tendering process for the Monorail project was going on well. Delivering his customary address at the ongoing session, the Governor said, Towards the goal of achieving an Integrated MultiModal Urban Transportation System in Chennai, I am...
  • Chennai: Bye bye metro rail; hello monorail January 2, 2012

    It was the year when Chennai, chanting the mantra of Metro Rail, turned to the monorail along with the change in power equations in the State. As debates raged over what could be the better option for the city, the expansion of the Metro Rail came to a standstill and...