Mumbai Metro | HC asks MMRCL not to carry out Metro construction at night

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) not to carry out any construction or ancillary activity of Metro-3 project at night for a period of two weeks, after a resident complained of inconvenience.

“We direct the MMRCL not to carry out any construction activity or ancillary work pertaining to the Metro-3 project from 10 pm to 6 am for a period of two weeks,” a division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar said.

The direction came on a petition filed by lawyer Robin Jaisinghani, a resident of south Mumbai, claiming that the authorities carried out construction activities through the night, causing inconvenience to all residents.

MMRCL’s advocate Kiran Bagalia told the court that its request to the authority concerned for permission to carry out construction at night had not yet been grant


Hyderabad Metro | HMRL to open metro train services in January 2018

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government has decided to speed-up the Hyderabad Metro Rail project works and the services will become operational from January 3rd 2018 onwards.

The project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first phase metro will be between Nagole and Begumpet with Miyapur – SR Nagar and Nagole – Mettuguda routes likely to be operational.

Both the routes have been ready for more than a year ago and 58 metro rails are already brought to Hyderabad.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail project should have been completed by July 4, 2017 but due to the constant delays from the Telangana Government over handing the necessary land and the route alignment issues, the project deadline has been pushed.

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Kolkata Metro | Railway to open New Garia Airport Metro corridor in June 2018

Kolkata: The New Garia Airport Metro corridor, which has come a long way by crossing multiple hurdles, is poised to start operations on the 5km stretch — between Kavi Subhas and Ruby Hospital — by June 2018. With Metro general manager Vishwesh Chaubey closely monitoring the progress of the project, the latest problem, where 11 shopowners have encroached upon vested land near Baghajatin rail bridge, is likely to resolved within a week.

“The project has been progressing quite well. Majority of the hurdles have been crossed. In case of any new hurdle, general manager Vishwesh Chaubey will personally take steps to solve them,” said Metro Railway chief public relations officer Indrani Banerjee.
A Metro assessment shows the project, which is being carried out executing agency Rail Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL), is progressing on war-footing. The alignment, which will be moving through the city’s newest healthcare distric


Lucknow Metro | LMRC achieves Breakthrough of TBM Gomti

Lucknow: The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) today successfully achieved the breakthrough of TBM-Gomti near Sahu Cinema in Hazratganj in 6 1/2 months due to the hardwork and commitment of Lucknow Metro Project team.With this ‘breakthrough’, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has achieved one of the biggest milestones in form of completion of first TBM drive in the construction of underground Metro in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state of the art onboard computerized tunnel guidance system have been provided in TBMs to ensure that the tunnelling is done as per the designed alignment to the highest level of accuracy. Extensive instrumentation has been done throughout the underground stretch and continuous online and real time monitoring is done by a team of dedicated experts to ensure safety during TBM operation.

The underground stretch of 3.67 km length of Lucknow Metro Pr


Mumbai Metro | Indian Railway asks MMRC to integrate metro with suburban railway

Mumbai: Even though Rs 40000 crore is being spent on the three Metro rails Colaba-Bandra-Sepz (Metro 3), Andheri (E)-Dahisar (E) (Metro 7) and Dahisar-DN Nagar (Metro 2A) there is no plan to connect with the Mumbai suburban rail that ferries 74 lakh people everyday. However on August 2, at a meet between the railways and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), the latter were asked to plan their stations accordingly.

The Western Railway (WR) authorities have identified stations like Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri and Borivali where the connectivity between the two modes of transport is needed. Sources in WR said that these are the stations where it is required for the in


Delhi Metro | DMRC to add 101 trains in two new routes of phase-III project

New Delhi: In an attempt to tackle passenger rush, a major expansion is on the cards for Delhi Metro with plans to increase the number of trains from 227 at present to 328 by March 2018. The network will also expand from 218km to 348km, with its Phase 3 project almost finished now.

Two upcoming corridors – Magenta Line (Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden) and Pink Line (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar) – will be commissioned in parts by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from this October. The two lines will also be fully operational by March next year.

Not only will the number of trains jump by 45%, 690 new coaches wil


Mumbai Metro | MMRC begins work in Aarey colony without taking permissions

Mumbai: Alleging that the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has commenced work for construction of Metro car depot inside Aarey Colony starting Friday, environmentalists have written to the suburban collector alleging that MMRC has no permission to carry out work and the matter being sub judice in National Green Tribunal (NGT) there is a status quo order for Aarey Colony.

However, the MMRC claimed that it is conducting activity in conformity with an appropriate legal framework

Biju Augustine, of the Aarey Conservation Group, said, “The MMRC is illegally commencing the work and we have brought it to the notice of the suburban collector and the Aarey police station that has asked MMRC to stop the work. How can the MMRC commence work if orders have been passed by the NGT to maintain status quo.

MMRC spokesperson,