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4 lakh commuters took the Metro in two weeks

Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) spokesperson said, "On Saturday, the system crossed the 4.3-lakh mark. On Sunday, we expect the traffic to increase significantly to 4. 5 lakh.

Railways Bill on high-speed train project in winter session

Railways is finalising a draft legislation for a project that envisages running trains with the speed of 300 kms per hour on some selected routes across the country. The Bill is likely to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament.

Rel Infra expects to commission Mumbai Metro by CY12

Reliance Infrastructure in its second quarter earnings, posted on Tuesday, saw rise of 44% in topline. For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, the company’s net profit came in at Rs 496 cr vs Rs 170 cr. For the same period, the company’s total income stood at Rs 3,950 cr vs Rs 2,400 cr.

Mumbai Metro is not very disabled-friendly

The all-new Mumbai Metro might be extremely convenient for people travelling from Versova and Ghatkopar, but the city’s newest suburban travel option is not friendly for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Metro For Mumbai Only By 2021–God Willing

For years, Priyanka Dias, 25, a business analyst with a global IT firm in the special economic zone of Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ)

Mumbai Metro to start operation next month

The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro is ready to roll out next month—the city's next mega project after the Sahar Elevated corridor, monorail and Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road was thrown open this year.

Delayed Andheri-Ghatkopar metro will be delayed further

“A few structures of the mosque near Andheri station are coming in the way and holding up the steel bridge structure that is being pushed over the Western railway at Andheri station,” a site engineer told DNA. “The MMRDA, which is required to hand over 100% right of way to us is yet to get the required permissions from the mosque authorities for demolishing the said structure. This has led to another delay and for two months, work of the steel bridge is seeing slow progress,” he said.

Third Metro line awaits Centre's nod

The third proposed Metro route from Colaba to Bandra is yet to get the green signal from the Centre mainly because the authorities are embroiled in a tussle on whether the project comes under the state's purview or the Centre's.

Dubai RTA to spend $5.45bn over four years

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority will spend about AED20 billion ($5.45 billion) in the coming four years to fund projects but is not considering a hike in toll charges, an official said on Tuesday.
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Metro turns Ghatkopar station into waterfall, derails Mumbai's lifeline

A glaring example of this was seen at Ghatkopar station where the elevated metro station poured down water on the railway line and turned the local Ghatkopar station into a huge waterfall on Monday morning.

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‘Tardy MMRDA held up Metro-I work’

The recent mishap at a Metro site on Andheri-Ghatkopar Road is also expected to affect the timetable . Work on the line has been stopped for a few days while a safety audit is carried out. MMRDA refused to comment on RInfra officials' assertions, just stating it had planned on getting the "right of way" as the project progressed.

Japanese bank ready to fund Metro-III

Just as the work for the first two metro lines continues to crawl, officials of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) are yet to figure out the funding pattern for the first underground metro in the city running between Colaba and Bandra.

Mumbai Metro-ICS join hands to spread breast cancer awareness

As the Joy of Giving Week approaches Mumbai Metro in association with Indian Cancer Society (ICS) has come up with their own way of giving it back to the society by stationing a Mammography Van below Metro stations for four days — from October 5 to 8.

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