Ten trains have been cancelled and 57 others, including two Rajdhanis from Delhi to Mumbai, have been diverted as nearly 1000 protesters sit on rail tracks in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district to demand reservation in the state for Gujjars.
The Mumbai Metro network will be extended as far as the cities of Thane and Pune, Maharashtra’s chief minister has confirmed.
The construction of the first Metro line, the 11.4-kilometre long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, started in February 2008. Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, a special purpose vehicle formed by Reliance Infrastructure, MMRDA and Veolia Transport are constructing the route.
In a major breather for the five million people of Pune, the Maharashtra government has given the green signal for the state's second Metro rail project after Mumbai. "In the first phase, it will connect Ramwadi-Wanaz on an elevated track at a cost of Rs 2,593 crore," the official said after a late-night cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Three consortiums are eyeing the tender for carrying out electrical and mechanical work of the first phase in the Navi Mumbai Metro project that is being implemented by City and Industrial Development Corporation.
While the change from rattling autorickshaws and packed buses to a gleaming, fast metro train has been welcome, it has been limited to too few Mumbaiites, said residents and experts.
The Mumbai airport aims to grow its passenger traffic to 50 million by 2019, Mumbai International Airport Ltd's chief executive officer Rajeev Jain said today.
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The much-awaited international airport project in Navi Mumbai gained momentum as most of the disgruntled villagers have fallen in line, literally.