Delhi Metro | Heavy water flood in tunnel hits metro services in magenta line

New Delhi: On 14 July by late evening large number of commuters awaited and trapped as Delhi metro between Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden (Magenta Line) was delay by 2 hour 30 minutes due to technical snag. This was time when most of commuters were returning from work place faced hard to reach to their home. there was water logged in most of surrounding area.

This the second incident occur in this month in same line, it was 25 December 2017 when first services was started from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji  Mandir and on 28 May 2018 second phase services was started from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West. It is hardly one month completed and within short period two incidents occur which could largely affect the life of commuters. N


Nagpur Metro | Maha Metro submits DPR for Phase II project to state govt

Nagpur: Nagpur metro phase II project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) is submitted by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) to state government’s Urban Development Department (UDD). The department will study the report in details and if they have any quarries they can question the DPR. After everything found Okay, then UDD will forward the DPR to state cabinet for approval.

After the delay of 2 months. DPR is prepared by Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES). RITES had already completed its study which included traffic, topographic and geotechnical data and gave the green light to Phase ll earlier in February. Phase II will have five stretches having a total length of 48.3 km and 35 stations. The cost of the phase is about Rs10,500 crore at 2018 prices.

Five proposed stretches of Nagpur Metro are:

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Mumbai Metro | MMRC completes 5 km tunneling of Colaba-Seepz corridor

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is executing the 33.5 km corridor of which the 5 km of tunneling across its alignment in the city has been completed. Underground corridor for the Colaba-Seepz metro line has completed 10% of tunneling work.

The four location where the underway tunneling is constructed Marol, Naya Nagar(Mahim), Vidyanagari (Kalina), Azad Maidan and all this is being done with eight tunnel – boring machines (TBM’S) in operation.

The TBM’s need to bore 52 km (without stati


Mumbai Metro | Commuters happy with Paytm facility at metro station

Mumbai: Commuters travelling in Mumbai Metro are really happy with the officials introducing Paytm facility at metro stations. All one has to do is scan the code and enter the metro station. No need to stand in queue at the ticket window or vending station. Using mobile phone, commuters have to use the Paytm App to make payments and hop on to the ride.

This simple interface has made life easier for Mumbai Metro travelers who otherwise have to stand in queues to get ticket either at metro or local stations.

Those traveling in metro are flooding the Mumbai Metro Twitter feed with positive feedback. Commuters who were otherwise facing issues while traveling in metro are now finding it easier to commute in mass transit system.




In third Smart Cities list Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Bengaluru, & Jammu

Giving a further boost to ‘Smart Cities Mission’, the government has released names of the cities for third batch. Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has also made an announcement for proposed investment estimated at Rs 57,393 crore in this batch of 30 cities.

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the list of 30 cities which have been identified for third batch. These include Shimla, Patna, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Jammu and Thiruvananthapuram.

With the third batch list coming out, there are a total of 90 cities selected under Smart Cities Mission with only 10 more slots remaining in the slot. As per rough estimate, the total outlay on smart cities comes to around 57,393 crore.

The announcement was made at the National Workshop on Urban Transformation in Delhi by Naidu. The union minister shared that around 45 cities had participated in the event for 40 slots earmarked for third batch. In order to facilitate efficient implementation they have selected 30 cities only


Kochi Metro | India’s first dormitory accommodation at metro station

Kochi: Travelling in metro will now come with an added feature – an exquisite air-conditioned bed space dormitory. Yes, you are reading it right, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has opened India’s first dormitory facility at MG Road Metro Station.

This is first of its kind initiative taken by a metro body offering world class accommodation at pocket friendly rate. This will be a bed space dormitory with air-conditioned facility. The dormitory will be operated and managed by Peters Inn.

The project was inaugurated jointly by by Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain alongside MLAs S Sharma, V D Satheeshan, Hibi Eden, P T Thomas as well as former MLA Dominic Presentation and KMRL MD APM Mohammed Hanish. The facility will be available at MG Road Kochi Metro Station.

The dormitory comes with loads of features like free W


Visakhapatnam Light Metro | Panel formed for long pending project

Visakhapatnam: Finally the long pending light metro project is gaining grounds. A panel has been formed for the Visakhapatnam Light Metro Rail Project’. In latest development, orders have been given by principal secretary of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, R Karikala Valavan to formulate a committee for the project.

As per the directives from Valavan, a Visakha Metro Rail Project monitoring and advisory committee’ is being established. The panel will be entrusted with the task of checking the quality of work and monitoring the progress. The long pending project will be taken under the private-public partnership model.

To accelerate the progress all necessary permissions will also be taken at the earliest. The officials now want to speed up the process and shift gears. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 8,300 crore.

The advisory committee