L&T seeks two more years for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project

Hyderabad: Days ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to commission two stretches of the metro rail, Larsen & Toubro has sought additional time of more than two years to complete the project by November 2019. However, Telangana government has agreed to give the engineering firm further time only till November next year to complete the project.

The company, which had a deadline of July 2017 for completing the 72-km metro rail project that will criss-cross Hyderabad in three corridors, has managed to complete only two stretches of about 30 km, which are likely to become operational on November 28.

Thirty eight months after it had threatened to


Hyderabad Metro | HMRL to launch TSavaari’ app for metro rail commuters

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. (HMRL) would launch a mobile app, TSavaari, on the launch day of November 28, in which Prime Minister Neradra Modi , Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and top officials are expected to take part at Miyapur depot.

The mobile app would provide a comprehensive transport solution, with information on all modes of transport for a journey whether it is a TSRTC bus, MMTS train, metro trains and later even private carriers, said senior metro rail officials, requesting anonymity. Commuters downloading the app would get an update on the nearest TSRTC bus stops and efforts have been on to provide live information on the bus frequency. Apart from ticket tokens that can be purchased at counters at all the stations, a prepaid card of


Hyderabad Metro | HMRL makes some special features for Differently-Abled commuters

Hyderabad: The upcoming Hyderabad Metro Rail will set a benchmark amidst all other metros in the country for the consideration it has lent in setting up special facilities catering the differently-abled folks.

Sri. Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR), Cabinet Minister of Telangana announces that the Chief Minister of Telangana, Sri KCR has invited the PM of India, Sri Narendra Modi to formally inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro Rail project on November 28, 2017. Sri. KTR expressed that it is a challenging endeavor to execute a project of scale like Hyderabad Metro Rail. The project started in the year 2012 and the first stretch of Nagole-Mettuguda involving 8 km was ready by 2016 but the government wanted to ensure end-to-end connecti


Mumbai Metro | 30-35% transplanted trees nearly dead in Mumbai Metro 3 project

Mumbai: The inspection report submitted before the two-judge committee on Mumbai Metro 3, which was appointed by the Bombay High Court, said 30-35% of the transplanted trees are nearly dead, and that there are still 839 trees to be transplanted.

The report prepared by a junior committee consisting of two officers of the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority, pointed out that 2,439 trees should have been planted till date, but not even a few hundred trees have been planted.

The petitioners have contended that the


Maha Metro | Pune Metro project to get funding of Euro 845mn by March 2018

Pune: Funding for the Pune Metro Rail project is expected to be finalised by March 2018. The project is to be co-funded by European Investment Bank and  French development bank, AfD and they will together be providing €845 million for the project, Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro, said. The EIB team will visit in December-end to study the project. EIB will be putting in €600 million while AfD would be financing €245 million, Dixit said. This funding will account for around 58% of the Rs 11,420-crore cost of the 31.25-km Pune Metro project with the remaining coming in the form of equity from the Central government, Maharashtra state government and the civic bodies of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, Dixit said.
The 50:50 central and state g


Mumbai Metro One introduces mobile ticketing facility with PayTM

Mumbai: Reliance Infrastructure-run Mumbai Metro One has launched a mobile ticketing facility called ‘Skiiip Q’ in association with digital payments player Paytm, that will help commuters book their tickets even from outside the metro stations.

Instead of using tokens or smart cards, commuters can travel using the QR code generated by mobile app on automated fare collection gates of the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line.

The facility is available on the Paytm App


IRSDC issues request for empanelment for providing architectural and engg services

New Delhi: Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) seeks Application for Empanelment through this Request For Empanelment “RFE” for being pre-qualified and shortlisted under three (3) different categories as set out under clause 3.2 of this RFE for providing architectural planning and engineering services for preparation of master plan and concept plan including technical feasibility report for development of railway stations of Indian Railways.

IRSDC intends to invite Bids related to services for providing architectural planning and engineering services for preparation of master plan and concept plan including technical feasibility report for development of railway stations only from the successful Applicants who are shortlisted through this Empanelment process.

Applicants who score 90 and above marks in Technical Score shall be placed in highest category, i.e., Categor