The metro master plan, which has as many as nine lines, is more than five years old, but not a kilometre’s stretch is ready. Clearly, there was no planning. The way the first phase has meandered is indication enough.
India will build a 15-km railway tracks linking Tripura’s capital Agartala with Bangladesh’s southeastern city of Akhaurah, an important railway junction connected to Chittagong port, resource-rich Sylhet and Dhaka.
As authorities at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport gear up for the opening of Terminal 2 on Wednesday, airlines have been sending out alerts to passengers to reach the airport well before their scheduled departure time.
Maharashtra Government on Friday assured the state Assembly that residents of the 28 buildings in Kalbadevi and Girgaum in south Mumbai, to be demolished to make way for the phase 3 of Metro, will be rehabilitated in the same area.
Thursday saw thirty infrastructure companies gathered to attend the pre-bid meeting to the tenders invited by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for designing and constructing an elevated viaduct and 16 stations on the Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor in three separate packages.
Mumbai Metro, a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, Veolia Transport and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and designed to reduce traffic congestion in Mumbai, has crossed the symbolic threshold of 100 million passengers.
The construction of a metro rail bridge above the existing Western Railway tracks near Andheri station , which sees huge train traffic daily, will decide when Mumbai's first metro line between Versova and Ghatkopar can be opened to public.
On Wednesday, citizens did not raise any objections to the proposal to build an underground Metro rail link between Colaba and Seepz in Andheri via Bandra and the airport, thereby indicated their support to the subterranean route proposed between south Mumbai and the western suburbs, say Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) officials.
It just got that much tougher to get information on the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd's (MMOPL) Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line.
The Chief Minister of the State Prithviraj Chavan threatened to skip the flag-off ceremony, if the fare suggested by the Government was not accepted by Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RIL), the private partner in the metro project.