Women may have shattered the corporate glass ceiling a while ago, but there are certain niches, such as the public transport system, where female presence is hardly felt. Even this skewness is likely to be phased out soon, with more and more women eager to take matters-rather, wheels-in their hands.
Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) decided to generalize the Dubai Government Service Delivery Model to all its strategic services delivered to customers and as such will be the first government entity to apply the Dubai Model to all its service since the initiative was launched last November.
Mumbai’s metro rail, delayed since 2011 and heading for a dispute with the government over fares, began service yesterday with thousands crowding the station to witness Hindu priests offer blessings.
For this end RTA has constructed the Dubai Metro project; which is considered the longest driverless metro line ever constructed in the world as a single project. The Red Line was opened on 9/9/2009 and the Green Line is to be opened next September.
The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that the UAE's non-oil exports will rise by around a third over the next five years, to $294bn by 2016. Much of this increase will come from intra-Arab trade, and the new rail network will certainly be expected to do its part to speed transaction flows across the Middle East.
"Yes, RInfra has agreed to rename metro rail project as 'Mumbai Metro' from 'Reliance Metro'. The changes in project name at the stations and other locations will start soon," confirmed UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner of MMRDA.
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The Centre is planning to construct a tunnel ring road in the city that can be linked to the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway.
Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control.
Four states have taken risk covers aggregating to over 70,000 crore for metro rail projects in their capitals, bringing a windfall for insurance companies. After the successful execution of the Delhi Metro rail service, similar projects were launched in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.
After months of mounting pressure from environmental activists and citizens, the BMC yesterday rejected the proposal to cut down 2,298 trees in Aarey Colony that were to make space for the car shed of the Metro line III (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor).
"We expect the collector's office to hand over the land in a month's time,'' said MMRDA officials working on the project. They said the temple will not need to be shifted, only a part of the premises will have to move. Mumbai Metro's first line on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar is being built by a special purpose vehicle - Mumbai Metro One - owned by Reliance Infra, the MMRDA and a French multinational, Veolia.