Vijayawada Metro | AMRC cancels MoU signed with DMRC for metro rail project in City

Vijayawada: The Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited (AMRCL) Managing Director NP Ramakrishna Reddy on Friday said that the state had decided to go with a Light Metro in Vijayawada, that would extend up to the Gannavaram airport and Krishna Canal junction.

The MD issued a press release after reports stated that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the AMRC and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had been cancelled.

Reddy stated that the DMRC prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) which pointed out that a Light Metro was adequate for Vijayawada, but recommended a Medium Metro, as the capital city of Amaravati was being developed nearby.

Metro Rail News reported that the state government then submitted this DPR to the Centre, to


Chennai Metro | After long wait, metro rail fails to ‘break through’

Chennai: It was to be yet another milestone for Chennai metro rail, the completion of one of the tunnels under Anna Salaibegun about six years. But after a long wait and a few tense moments on Tuesday, the boring machine literally hit a wall and was unable to break through the 3.7km long tunnel connecting AG-DMS with May Park Day station.

The cutters in the boring machine that drilled through the rocky soil wore out and could not break through the 10cm concrete wall. The giant machine had to be restarted several times before engineers decided to change the cutters. The machine had already bored through one of the toughest layers amid several such hiccups over the last 17 months.

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China delays India’s Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore high-speed rail project

New Delhi: An ambitious high speed train project in south India has been delayed after Chinese railways, that completed a feasibility study a year ago, did not respond, railway officials have said, suggesting that the “lack of response” may be due to the Doklam standoff.

An internal brief of the mobility directorate on the status of nine high-speed projects of the railways, accessed by PTI, shows that the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore corridor, a 492km stretch, lies in limbo because the Chinese railways has failed to respond to the ministry’s communiques.

“The Chinese company submitted the final report in November 2016 and after that the Chinese team has suggested for a face to face interaction. No date has been fixed from their side,” said the note prepared by the mobility director


Noida Metro | NMRC to receive first metro train in end of the year

Noida: The first train of the 29.7km Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line Metro corridor will arrive in early December. The officials of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) said this will be a demo train and the rest of the four-coach trains for the track will start arriving every fortnight thereafter.

The trial train is likely to be dispatched from China on October 25. CRRC Nanjing Corporation Limited, a Chinese state-owned rolling stock manufacturer, is supplying the trains to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the cor


Maha Metro | MMRCL seeks latest tunneling technology for Pune metro rail project

Pune: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) is seeking the latest tunnel-boring technology for the 5 km underground route of the Pune Metro rail project to drill through the hard ground under a river bed, a top company official has said.

Making a presentation of the Rs 11,420-crore project, which is expected to be completed by 2021, Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corp. Ltd, expressed confidence of using latest technologies in metro projects in India.

The tunnel will be drilled 30m under the Mula Mutha riverbed, through which a section of the project will pass, Dixit said yesterday at the ‘Year in Infrastructure 2017’ conference here, which was held for the first time in Asia.

A part of the 5-km underground stretch, will be bored through the Deccan plateau basalt strata, which is hard ground and good for drilling tunnels, t


Hyderabad Metro | PM Modi to inaugurate metro train services for public on Nov 28, 2017

New Delhi: After inspection of Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, Union Urban Development Ministry confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to inaugurate the 30 km stretch of first phase of the metro project on November 28.

According to the sources, the official letter in this regard is going to reach the Telangana government on Monday.

On September 6, 2017 Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to flag off the long awaited Hyderabad Metro Rail service in the City.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail project is one of the biggest public-private partnership project in the country is being constructed on a 72-km stretch encompassing three corridors spread across Hyderabad.

PM Modi will flag


Siemens and Alstom signs MoU to combine Siemens’ rail & mobility business

Siemens and Alstom have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine Siemens’ mobility business including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom. The transaction brings together two innovative players of the railway market with unique customer value and operational potential.

The two businesses are largely complementary in terms of activities and geographies. Siemens will receive newly issued shares in the combined company representing 50 percent of Alstom’s share capital on a fully diluted basis and warrants allowing it to acquire Alstom shares representing two percent points of its share capital.