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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:32 AM   #321
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I think i read somewhere tht this is infact Bangladesh . And the people are returning from some piligrimage thing or something related to a festival.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 11:26 PM   #322
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Sounds like the experience of a lifetime!

*books ticket to India*

Those gates are best place to stand in the train! Who can miss such an amazing and thrilling experince! Well I didn't
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:42 PM   #323
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Bus manufacturers in India

Hi, someone know other bus manufacturers in India other than Tata and Ashock Leyland?
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one of the bus body manufacturers is
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 05:48 PM   #325
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India has many bus outfitters, but few manufacturers.

For bus manufacturing, the rising power is Volvo India. They are a favorite for long distance tour operators.

Volvo India manufactures trucks and buses for the domestic market and exports to regional nations.


The bus bodies for the Volvo B7R are built by Jaico Industries in an agreement with the manufacturer.

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Old July 13th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #326
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the mmts is in some ways a waste of money because it is just a minor upgrade
the tracks arent really new as they are just trains running on outgoing long distance tracks

the ridership is quite low and the trains dont connect the busiest places of hyderabad
like koti or abids

they need to expand the system instead of just getting stylish boxcars

hopefully the shamshabad expansion to the airport will go through without any problems
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #327
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PhotO stealers in MMTS thread

MR Hindustani you stole many of the photos of MMTS in your post from the server ********** and you didnt bother to even credit who took them and tried to pass them off as yours,i have taken many of the MMTS pictures which were in your post,as we can see it is so cheap to plagarise....and puts one's name on it...
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Old August 17th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #328
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Fab buses I agree.

Much better than the current buses in Delhi & Mumbai in terms of colour & design.

I also think Kolkatta desperately needs new buses too like the above.

Malek - everyone has their opinion but this is great for India.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #329
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merge the other thread with this one.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #330
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Originally Posted by Naga_Solidus
Delhi gets new Metro line in record time

NEW DELHI: The long wait of lakhs of people in the Capital for a fast, comfortable and safe ride through some of the most congested areas of the city ended on Friday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurating the new 22.79-km Barakhamba-Dwarka section of Delhi Metro Line III. The opening also marked dedication of Phase I of the project that now covers 56 km and has been completed in just seven years and three months as against the sanctioned 10 years.

Total length of they system as of Jan. 2 2006, according to UrbanRail.Net: 56km over 50 stations.
It really is great to see how quickly the Delhi metro has been built and expanded. It should be held up as a model to other cities in India and elsewhere that keep procrastinating on building a well functioning mass transit system.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 09:08 AM   #331
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Well, Even though the rollign stocks of Delhi Metro look very cool, it has to be modified so it can be used to replace the good old commuter networks for Mumbai or so
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Old September 5th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #332
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Firstly, why even replace the Mumbai commuter network? Shouldn't complementing be better?

Secondly, yesterday I managed to take the Delhi metro on the last day of my tour there. Not much of a ride due to time constraints. Just Rajiv Chowk to Jhandewalan. Some pictures...

And also a video of a Barakhamba Road train departing Rajiv Chowk.

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Old September 5th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #333
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India is working on its infrustratures now, that's good for the people! Congrats, wish you make more progress
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Old September 13th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #334
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Pretty neat stations for IR. Are they going to integrate MMTS with the proposed Metro considering that one of the Metro alignments is the same as MMTS Phase II? Since MMTS is an extension of the existing rail network, may be they should additional lines exclusive for MMTS and integrate with the Metro. Friends say that Hyd'bad is a fairly easy city to live in. A good transport system would only make it better.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 07:10 PM   #335
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Time to resurrect this thread.

There is a lot going on at Delhi Metro, including building a high-speed line from central Delhi to the new airport.

Please allow me to post some relevant news items and pictures. Do not forget to check out the Delhi Metro thread at the SSC-India section.


Some excellent shots:

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Connaught Place station's Central Park. Opened recently after being closed for a while. The station is under the park.

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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:21 PM   #337
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Metro signs MoU for airport line

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd today signed an agreement with a consortium consisting of Pacific Consultants International (Japan), Parsons Brinckerhoff International, Inc. (USA), Japan Railway Technical Service (Japan), TONICHI Engineering Consultants, Inc. (Japan) and RITES Ltd. (India) for providing General Consultancy for the new High Speed Airport Metro line.

The line will connect the Indira Gandhi International Airport to New Delhi Railway Station via Moti Bagh and Rajiv Chowk, covering a distance of 19.5 kms in 16 minutes. Trains on this modern line will run at a maximum speed of 135 km/hr.

The agreement was signed by Mangu Singh, Executive Director (Airports) of DMRC and M. Taga, President of PCI in the presence of E. Sreedharan, Managing Director, DMRC.

The general consultants will provide consultancy in tender management, project management and construction supervision.

This line is expected to cost Rs. 3,294 crore and DMRC intends to complete it by June 2010 before the Common Wealth Games.

At present similar High Speed lines are available in Tokyo, Kuala Lampur, Hongkong, Singapore, London, Oslo and Bangkok.
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Just wanted to announce that another Indian city, Hyderabad, has decided to go ahead with the Metro.

Rs 8,760-cr Hyderabad metro gets green signal

The Andhra Pradesh state cabinet has approved a metro rail project for Hyderabad to be set up at an investment of Rs 8,760 crore. Five consortia, including Essar Construction, Nagarjuna Construction, Reliance Energy, GVK and Navabharat Ventures, are frontrunners for the build-operate-transfer project.

Hyderabad will get a further leg up with the state cabinet also clearing the second phase of the outer ring road project connecting the city to the new international airport at Shamshabad at a cost of Rs 1,731 crore.

The state cabinet has also approved the formation of a special purpose vehicle named Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited for co-ordinating and implementing the project. “The Union government’s approval for the project is expected in February, after which the final selection process will start,” he added.

While Essar has roped in Kolkata-based SREI and three Singapore-based companies as its partners, Reliance Energy has tied up with Canada-based Bombardier. Nagarjuna Constructions’ partners include Siemens- Germany, ETA-Dubai and Magna Allmore of Malaysia. GVK along with Gammon, Alstom-France and IDFC is also in the fray. Besides, Navabharat consortium including Maytas, ITD-Thailand and IL&FS is also among the prequalified parties.

The project will be implemented under viability gap funding scheme where 20% of the cost will come from the Centre and another 20% will be borne by the state. “AP will also take 11% equity in the project,” the minister said.

“Hyderabad has a population of 75 lakh. Only 40% of the travel requirement is met through public transport system. With the metro rail in place, it will cater to 60% of the travelling needs. It will cover 66.39 km and will have 63 stations. All lines will have totally elevated metro rail system,” he pointed out.

The concession period of the project is 35 years, which includes five years for construction. “Since MRTS projects are not economically viable, the successful bidder will also get real estate development rights over the depots and next to about 33 stations, where it is feasible. The developed property can be given on rent during the concession period,” the minister said.
The five consortia bidding for the Metro construction are, according to the article:

1. Essar (India), SREI (India), 3 firms from Singapore
2. Reliance Energy (India, and building the first phase of Mumbai Metro), Bombardier (Canada)
3. Nagarjuna (India), Seimens (Germany), ETA (Dubai), Magna Allmore (Malaysia)
4.GVK (India, and upgrading the Mumbai Airport), Gammon (India), Alstom (France), IDFC (India)
5. Maytas (India), ITD (Thailand), IL&FS (India)
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More details from The Hindu newspaper.

Long-awaited metro rail for city

HYDERABAD: The long-awaited Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), a Rs. 8,760-crore metro rail project, to ease the traffic congestion in the twin cities, was cleared by the Cabinet on Saturday.

A 12-km-long stretch of the proposed 66.39-km-long metro rail line connecting Miyapur to Khairatabad is proposed to be made operational by March 2009.

Conceived on the lines of metro rail in Delhi, the ambitious project will cover three main arterial routes in the State capital. It will be a fast-track project designed to be completed in four years through private-public partnership. A special purpose vehicle --Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited -- will be constituted to implement the project on a build, operate & transfer (BOT) basis.

Comprising two tracks for up and down traffic on an elevated deck mounted on single-pillar row, will criss-cross the city without disturbing traffic during execution as the pillars will be raised in the middle of the road. Information Minister Mohd Ali Shabbir told reporters that work on the project would begin in June this year. The three routes on which the MRTS will be taken up are: Miyapur - Punjagutta - M. J. Market - Chaitanyapuri - L. B. Nagar (29.87 km with 27 stations); Jubilee Bus Station - Secunderabad railway station - Sultan Bazar - Falaknuma (14.78 km with 16 stations); and Habsiguda - Tarnaka - Begumpet - Yousufguda - Shilparamam (21.74 km with 20 stations).

Mr. Shabbir Ali said all the 63 stations would be connected with feeder bus services. The coaches would be air-conditioned and have automatic doors. The trains would travel at an average speed of 34 kmph and a maximum of 80 kmph.

The Centre and State would each contribute 20 per cent of the cost while the rest would be borne by the developers.
In USD, Rs. 8,760 crores comes to approximately $1.9 Billion.

The cost-per-km is estimated to be Rs. 132 crores, which is approximately $ 28.4 Million.

Here's a really grainy graphic of the proposed lines:

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Old January 26th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #340
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Three more excellent pictures of the Delhi Metro. Credit to forumer Indiansunite for finding these.

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