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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #141
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Thats good news from the Courts at least now no more further delays hopefully!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #142
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Metro will get Parisian security lessons



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The company that manages security for the Paris Metro, considered among the best in the world especially for its security, will put in place the security systems for Mumbai's first Metro rail line.

Work on the elevated route that will link Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar is expected to start in January. The 11.7-km line connecting some of the most congested parts of the city is expected to open by 2012.

The agency developing the Metro rail project, Mumbai Metro One, has roped in Sectran as its security consultant. Sectran manages the 100-year old Paris Metro, the second busiest Metro in the world after Moscow. The Paris-based company was also the consulting firm for the London and New York metro lines.

"We toured the best Metro systems across the world and zeroed in on the Paris agency to devise our security plan," said K.P. Maheshwari, Director, Mumbai Metro One. "Even Madrid (security) is good but Paris has an impeccably modern security system that handles a huge infrastructure network (that will be) similar to Mumbai's."

A Sectran team visited Mumbai last week to understand the passenger profile and the details of the project before they start planning the security arrangements.

"We want a customized, seamless security plan for Mumbai which will focus on devising means to prevent terror attacks or any other threat," said D. Dutta, Senior Vice-President (security and vigilance), Mumbai Metro One.

In Kolkata, the city police, the railway police and the Metro operator are jointly responsible for security and surveillance of the Kolkata Metro. In New Delhi, a large unit of the Central Industrial Security Force was recently deployed to manage security. For Mumbai, the agency wants an elaborate electronic system for the Metro rail.

The entire operation for the line will therefore be controlled and monitored at a central control room at the car depot in Versova.
To ensure passengers safety, numerous closed-circuit television cameras and passengers alarms would be installed. Commuters would be able to report untoward incidents or suspicious persons on board via the passenger alarm system.

The alarm will send a message to the control room where the incident scene will flash on a screen. The control room may in turn relay the message to the police coordinating security with the Metro operator.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #143
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A Q. sos 2 b so dull, im sure its been stated already but I just read somewhere else on the forum that the completion date for all the Mumbai metro lines is 2021. Is that right? So like 15 years odd from now ?
And that the monorail is a seperate & additional project ? Or is it just a load of imaginary media shite ?
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Old October 11th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #144
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A Q. sos 2 b so dull, im sure its been stated already but I just read somewhere else on the forum that the completion date for all the Mumbai metro lines is 2021. Is that right? So like 15 years odd from now ?
And that the monorail is a seperate & additional project ? Or is it just a load of imaginary media shite ?
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The original date for the completion of the entire metro system is 2021 though Mah's CM recently asked to finish all 3 phases by 2012 ( exciting dream) ..and i believe the monorail is a different project but will be integrated with the metro and probably BRTS in the future.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #145
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Old October 20th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #146
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Stumbled upon some pics of MMOPL's office in Andheri. The address according to its website is -

2'nd Floor,
Satellite Silver
Andheri-Kurla Road,
Marol, Andheri(E),
Mumbai-400059, India

The photographer took these pics before it opened in Feb07

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There's that metro station model again -






More pictures can be found here
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Old October 20th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #147
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interesting... looks like there's another station model there as well
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Old October 26th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #148
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It might be a model of the train depot.

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Metro Rail public info centre opens today

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The first public interface of Mumbai’s first Metro Rail corridor will soon be open for citizens with queries and doubts about the Mass Rapid Transit System. On Friday, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd—the special purpose vehicle executing the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro Rail corridor—will inaugurate the first public information centre at Saki Naka.

Envisioned as part of a public education programme, the centre will be jointly manned by representatives of the Reliance Energy Ltd-led consortium and MMRDA. Located adjacent to REL’s customer care centre in Saki Naka, not far from where the Saki Naka Metro Station will be constructed, the centre will be a single window for citizens to interact directly with company officials and obtain information regarding the project.

However, while construction of the way structure and stations is slated to begin at least in January 2008, the MMRDA is behind schedule on handing over possession of two crucial plots of land to Mumbai Metro One—one located at Wadala for a casting yard where pre-cast segments can be prepared and the other at D N Nagar for a car depot.

“Six months from March was the timeline stipulated in the agreement signed between the state government and the special purpose vehicle,” admitted an MMRDA official. “That deadline was for sorting out the issue of rehabilitation of project-affected persons as well as for handing over right of way for construction.”

At 1,38,000 sq metres, the car depot plot located between D N Nagar and Versova is to include amenities for stabling, routine and periodic maintenance of the rolling stock, a workshop as well as offices and storage space. A spokesperson for Mumbai Metro One said the company has received financial bids for at least two major contracts—the rolling stock and the civil works—but cannot open the bids and award contracts until the handover of the plots and the right of way is complete. Soon, financial bids for a signalling system, a communication system, power supply, electricals and an automatic fare collection system will also be in.

Meanwhile, MMRDA is preparing to invite financial bids from seven shortlisted consortia for the construction and operation of the second route of the Metro Rail to run from Charkop through Bandra to Mankhurd.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #149
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6 firms eye metro rolling stock

First public info centre for the mega project opened

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MUMBAI: The city’s much-hyped Metro Rail project connecting Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar has six leading multinationals lined up to extend rolling stocks (shuttles and other rail equipments) for the first phase of the project.

The six international firms are: Siemens - a German firm, Bombardier - a Canadian conglomerate, Alstom - a French major, Rotem-Hyundai - a South Korean consortium, Chunyun - a Chinese company, and Nippon Sharyo - a Japanese firm.

As Reliance Energy-led equity firm, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MOPPL), has pulled up its socks to accomplish the procedural modalities of bidding, one of the above mentioned companies may win the contract to provide compartments and engines for the Rs2,356 crore first phase of Metro Rail project.

MMOPL director KP Maheshwari said that the short-listing was underway and finalising an agency’s name will be done with in a few days.
Maheshwari was interacting with the media soon after the inauguration of a public information centre (PIC) of MMOPL at Saki Naka on Friday.

Hoping the project to be in the execution mode by 2008, Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said the PIC will not only provide information on the project but will also give up-to-date information on project affected people, the structural plan of the project and track alignments.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #150
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Metro link between old, new airports



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A Metro rail link is being planned between the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport at Panvel and the old domestic and international terminals for the benefit of air passengers and commuters.

MMRDA commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said the new link, planned by Cidco and his agency, would run along the second line of the Metro’s Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd route. "There will be a new link from Mankhurd to Navi Mumbai. The distance from Mankhurd to Navi Mumbai airport is estimated to be 20 km," said Gaikwad.

MMRDA officials said the extra 20 km from Mankhurd to Panvel would be planned as a separate project and the survey for it might be done by RITES. These will be combined at a later stage.

This is being done as planning for the Metro’s Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd line is almost complete, said officials.

A small link has already been planned from Santa Cruz airport to Bandra-Kurla Complex to meet the Metro line. This will allow passengers to alight at the terminal and go directly to the Panvel airport.

With this addition, the original 32-km phase between Charkop and Mankhurd, will now become longer by another 32 km, taking the total length to 64 km.

The officials stated that while the financial details were yet to worked out, the extra bill could run up to Rs 1,200 crore-Rs 1,500 crore.[Extra bill should be around 6-7K crores so the total should be around 12,000 cr- 15,000 cr]

Gaikwad said Cidco was keen on having a Metro link between the two airports so that passengers could swiftly move from one to another.

Officials said the link would help both Indian and foreign passengers move to other domestic destinations from Santa Cruz. "Most international airports around the world have Metro stations close to them for easy movement of passengers," said one of them.

The new Metro line will increase the MMRDA’s scope of work. The agency is already going ahead with execution of the first two lines of the first phase of Mumbai Metro.

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Old October 28th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #151
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This is a great idea.

A trans-harbour bridge is also needed for better connectivity.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #152
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This is a great idea.

A trans-harbour bridge is also needed for better connectivity.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #153
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Western Railway launches upgraded suburban trains

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MUMBAI: The city's six million train commuters can now hope for a comfortable ride with the Western Railway rolling out the first of 157 new trains with upgraded facilities.

"The new 12-coach local trains promise more comfortable ride with better ventilation and passenger information systems on the exteriors and inside the trains,'' Western Railway Divisional Railway Manager Satyaprakash told PTI.

Besides the roof-mounted ventilation package units, the windows are larger too, fitted with polycarbonate lookout glass. Other features include modular switches for the fans, injury-free fans, lighting along the central aisle and emergency fluorescent li ghts. The coaches of the new local, launched in Mumbai yesterday, will have a dual colour scheme.

The trains, which are designed in Germany, were brought to city in August and are part of the World Bank funded Rs 4,500-crore Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). "The trains, over three months, have cleared a series of tests ranging from detailed si gnal interference test, speed and braking trails. The trains were recently given a safety certificate by the Chief Commissioner Railway Safety of WR,'' he said. - PTI
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Old November 15th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #154
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hey !!! i travelled extensively throughout bombay yesterday ,but couldnt find any new locals!!! whre can i locate one? anybody help!!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #155
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Its on WR. Its possible you travelled on CR so you didnt spot them. Western line is Churchgate-Borivili
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai_Suburban_Railway
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Its on WR. Its possible you travelled on CR so you didnt spot them. Western line is Churchgate-Borivili
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai_Suburban_Railway
no ,i travelles both in western as well as cnetral lines!!!ie frm vt to andheri as well as churchgate to borivalli
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #157
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what is the difference between Monorail and Metro Rail?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #158
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what is the difference between Monorail and Metro Rail?
presumably the metrorail is india speak for a metro system like the delhi metro or NY 'subway' or Ldn 'tube' networks.They use conventional twin rail systems.
Monorail is just that; a single 'mono' rail system.Very rare.I think the shanghai meglev system is monorail, no? The KL & BKK system might be also.They tend to be above ground only & v expensive.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 03:56 PM   #159
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Minor delay in line 2
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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, the nodal agency for the Mumbai Metro Rail Project, is anticipating a minor delay of three months in finalising the private sector developer for Line 2 (Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd) of the Mumbai Metro project.
A senior MMRDA official said the eight technically qualified consortia were expected to submit their technical bids by the end of this month. After Rites (India), the project consultant, qualifies the bidders on technical grounds, financial bids will be sought. By current thinking, MMRDA expects to announce the developer by the end of March 2008, three months behind the original target of December 2007.
The Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Energy Ltd, which is already developing Line 1 (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar) of the metro rail project (see box) is among those pre-qualified. It has tied up with SNC-Lavalin of Canada as its technology partner for Line 2, in place of Veolia Transport of France, its partner for Line 1.
Interestingly, Reliance Industries Ltd, managed by brother Mukesh Ambani, is also in the fray and has tied up with Siemens of Germany and Gammon India for the project. Other contenders include consortia headed by Essar Group, IL&FS, GVK Group and Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Line 2, a fully-elevated 32-km stretch connecting Charkop to Mankhurd (via Bandra), is expected to cost Rs 6,192 crore. The Centre is likely to finance up to 30 per cent of the total project cost, through the viability gap funding mechanism. The incumbent private developer and MMRDA will form a 74:26 joint venture to implement the project on BOT basis under a 35-year concession period. Line 2 will have 27 stations with an interchange at Andheri where it would meet Line 1, which is currently under construction.

Mumbai Metro Line 1

The Mumbai Metro Line 1 project will be implemented on build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis through public-private partnership. Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd, a special purpose vehicle, has been formed to implement the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) metro corridor in Mumbai. It is a joint venture company formed by Reliance Energy Ltd, a Reliance ADA Group Company; Veolia Transport, France; and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.
Project cost: Rs 2,356 crore
Capital contribution: Rs 650 crore
Debt-equity ratio: 70:30
Construction period: 2006-09
Commencement of operations: 2009-10

Indian Metro Rail Story at a Glance

Without private equity
Kolkata: In operation since 1984; now being expanded
Delhi: In operation since 2002; now being expanded
Bangalore: Consultants appointed; turnkey contractors being finalised
Chennai: Approval from Tamil Nadu government recently received; project in preliminary stage

With private equity
Mumbai: Line 1 under construction through a Reliance Energy-led consortium; developers for Line 2 to be announced by March 2008
Hyderabad: Five developers in the final race; selection expected by March 2008
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