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Old November 25th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #461
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And bloody expensive ... but then, I have a theory ...

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Could had used electrified tracks rather than pylons. Quite an eyesore.
Given the govt. push, the fancy foreign loan, the hot-shot manager,
right-of-way exclusives, the PR spin, the corruption (...ahem!), crazy
overhead wiring with support (it's ususally done with a in-ground 3rd electrified 'rail' for safety) the Metro-as-GOD bling... I bet you this is
a propah HIGH-COST project. Paid by the public purse ... or the poor
suffering massess

Instead of debating merits, I'll be a contrarian and re: pic below, ask a
Mumbai or ufff ... eff this ... I'll just say Bombay (1st pic.) and Madras (2nd pic) or Hyderabad (... almost same as Madras pic ) ... suburban model whynot? It's new-age avatar is slick enough, with mcuh better cost-per-mile logistics ...

More profit for the subcontractor-neta (politician)- bureaucrat nexus ...
ok then why else would you have a solid-state 'railing' for entire lenght of the elevated stretch ... are you telling me that alongwith trians, DMRC is putting up roll-on/roll-off elevated suicide sidewalks ( ... howusay ... "footpaths") ... maybe nightime use only, for walking and .. hehe ... sleeping ... ah ... that's why they are calle sleepers ...)

Or else ... whynot just put up the tracks ... what's with this HUGE CONCRETE SIDEWALL both sides of the tracks ... with the railing ... ha ... to top it off ... anyone expecting the trains to leave the rails and bang up angianst the concrete sidings/railings ... as if ???

And jsut look at the pic.'s of DMRC in places with lots of empty land like Dwarka, Yamuna-paar(across the water- ... wait a min., what water ... hehe)
Noida etc. where the govt. an 'get' land whynot ... yet prefers to build a flying elevated shit .. money ... money ... money ...

Forget the bling ... proper scam che ... SCAM! Too bad it's actually good for something, ... like, cheap, ac-sometimes, slick commuter travel in a city with none ... NADA. Therefore, I tell you ... part scam ... it's still a high priced scam.


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Pls. google mumbai, new, emu then chennai, hederabad with new and emu,
you'll see ... it's not all doom-and-gloom for cities w/o DMRC metro's.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #462
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Indian laborers buried alive at metro site: police
20 November 2008
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Two Indian construction workers were buried alive as they slept at a building site for the New Delhi metro, after a truck unwittingly dumped a mound of earth over them, police said Friday.

"The workers were sleeping on the road divider when a dumper dumped earth on them. They died due to asphyxia," Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told AFP.

The accident took place late Thursday at the construction site of the capital city's metro system.

The Delhi Metro insisted it bore no responsibility and suggested the two men might have been murdered.

"Our construction was over. It seems someone killed the workers and dumped the bodies there," said Anuj Dayal, spokesman of Delhi Metro Rail Corp, which is building the transport system.

Last month, two people were killed and 12 injured when a bridge being built to extend the metro system collapsed onto a bus and cars.

The capital's metro system was launched in 2002, and has been lauded for its cleanliness and efficiency.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:58 PM   #463
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Yeah. That was a tragic day. I think DMRC is an efficient org. that learns quite quickly from these kinda accidents.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #464
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Bombardier's Rolling Stock

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (3rd R) and officials visit India's private railway equipment production unit of Bombardier Transportation at Savli, 124 km (77 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, November 13, 2008. The UNIT at Savli will be the first large-scale rolling stock and bogies manufacturing site in India that is fully owned by a foreign multinational company. The site will manufacture and supply the highly successful MOVIA rail vehicles to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (Phase 2). The factory would have a capacity to roll out 40 coaches per month at peak performance and 24 coaches per month usually.


An engineer works on the base unit of a coach inside India's private railway equipment production unit of Bombardier Transportation at Savli, 124 km (77 miles) south of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, November 13, 2008.

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Old January 6th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #465
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posted by heavenlyabode, an update on the project from a newsletter-

Reach 1 -
  • Construction of viaduct is on
  • Tender awarded for construction of all four stations

Reach 2 -
  • Utilities shifting is on
  • No mention of tenders for viaduct or stations

Reach 3 -
  • Tender has been awarded for viaduct construction (It says LOA not sure if it same as awarding the tender)

Reach 4 -
  • Tender awarded for construction of viaduct

Underground lines
  • Tenders for tunneling will be opened in Feb-2009

Next steps would be -
  • Awarding construction contracts for viaduct in reach 2 (If it has not been done already)
  • All stations in reaches 2, 3 and 4.
  • Awarding contracts for underground lines, tenders for which will be opened in Feb-09
  • Wait for the construction to happen and then....
  • Commissioning of rolling stock, signaling systems, ticketing systems,
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Old January 6th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #466
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Metro to connect 10 out of 11 Games venues before mega event

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NEW DELHI: Sports lovers will find it easier to access venues of the Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capital as Delhi Metro is all set to connect 10 out of the 11 sites before the mega event starts in October 2010.

Under the phase-II construction work of the DMRC, Delhi Metro will provide easy connectivity to 10 out of 11 venues of the Commonwealth Games, DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said on Sunday in a press release.



The construction work on all lines are progressing at a fast pace, he said.

The venues which will get connected with the completion of this phase include Games Village, Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium and Delhi University apart from the Thyagaraj Complex and Siri Fort Sports Complex among others.

Three venues, which will have direct access to metro stations include JLN Stadium, the venue for opening and closing ceremonies, the Games Village and Delhi University.

DMRC has almost completed 25 per cent to 57 per cent work on all the Metro lines passing near the venues and they will be opened by September 2010, a month before the Commonwealth Games are scheduled, Dayal said.

Five lines- Vishwavidyalaya-Jahangirpuri, Indraprastha- New Ashok Nagar, New Ashok Nagar-NOIDA, Yamuna Bank-Anand Vihar ISBT and Inderlok-Mundkaare- are set to be opened in 2009, he said.

The Games Village, where most athletes will reside, is adjacent to the Akshardham Metro station on the Indraprastha- New Ashok Nagar line which is already 57 per cent complete and is scheduled to be opened by June 2009, Dayal added.
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An Indian commuter takes a look at a Delhi Metro route map in New Delhi on December 30, 2008, during a media preview of the Metro Museum. The Metro Museum, housed in an operational metro station and will be opened to the public from January 1, 2009, will showcase the genesis, history and journey of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).



An Indian visitor walks past a scale model of a metro train in New Delhi on December 30, 2008, during a media preview of the Metro Museum.



Indian visitors read information displays on the construction of the Delhi Metro in New Delhi on December 30, 2008, during a media preview of the Metro Museum.



Indian visitors view an installation at the Metro Museum in New Delhi on December 30, 2008, during a media preview of the museum.



An Indian visitor reads information displays on the Delhi Metro in New Delhi on December 30, 2008, during a media preview of the Metro Museum.
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This is great news for Bangalore and those stations are awesome!
I am, however, a bit confused. I'm not sure what technology is being used in Bang/Mum/Hyder.............I've understood some Metro but also Monorail and SkyBus.........what's the storey?
BTW, what exactly is the difference between Monorail and SkyBus?
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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #469
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Will the new Bangalore Airport be reachable with the Metro?
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I am, however, a bit confused. I'm not sure what technology is being used in Bang/Mum/Hyder.............I've understood some Metro but also Monorail and SkyBus.........what's the storey?
In Bangalore, a monorail is planned but I'm pretty sure that it would take another 3+ for it to take off. It was conceived to be a feeder service to the metro but it got put on the back burner.

In Mumbai, apart from the metro, a monorail line is also u/c. A consortium of Scomi Engineering and Larsen & Toubro won the contract to build the first line in November last year.

In Hyderabad, only the metro is planned to be constructed.

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BTW, what exactly is the difference between Monorail and SkyBus?
The skybus runs suspended below the elevated viaduct.


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Will the new Bangalore Airport be reachable with the Metro?
A high speed rail link is in the works at the moment. The previous state government had given the approval but the new one is looking at alternatives.
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^ Thanks for the info but I still don't understand the difference between Monorail and SkyBus. Wuppertal has had it's Monorail running {even thru the war} from 1904 and it is suspended.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #473
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KOLKATA | Trams

Vintage Kolkata trams glam up to make a comeback

KOLKATA, India, Jan 6 (Reuters) - They've been rumbling down Kolkata's roads for more than a 130 years, and now vintage trams are undergoing a makeover in their only home in India to entice commuters and reduce choking pollution.

For decades, the trams have fought a bitter turf war with cars and buses in Kolkata, a former British colonial capital and a city of over 15 million people considered an urban nightmare due to its belching public transport and congested roads.

The slow-paced but environment-friendly trams, which often fill the air with electric sparks as they trundle down their tracks, have been plying Kolkata since 1873, but over the years they have been adandoned in favour of faster transport, and their tracks have been pulled out to make way for more vehicles.

But now, the vintage contraptions are back in after a multi-million, government-funded makeover which began a few years ago. So far, 12 trams have been renovated at a total cost of over 14 million rupees ($290,000), with 12 more slated for renewal.

"After fears that trams might be phased out there is hope," says Zainuddin Khan, a tram driver for the past 30 years.

"The remodelled cars with the large airy windows are comfortable and they contribute nothing to the pollution levels," he added, steering a freshly painted white-yellow-green car out of a sprawling downtown depot into a narrow city road.

RENEW AND REVIVE

The Calcutta Tramway Company (CTC) has a fleet of 272 but only 100 trams trundle out of the depots, criss-crossing the city, often with a few tourists on board. Kolkata is the only city in India to have an electric tram network.

"Besides some heritage tour cars, we have renovated two trams for regular use, in our own workshop. Twelve more are getting ready," CTC managing director Pradip Kumar Chattopadhyay told Reuters. "A new tramcar would cost 24 million rupees. But in our workshop we spend much less to renovate an old rake," he added.

The oldest tramcar in Kolkata is 70 years old while the last a new car was purchased was 30 years ago.

According to SS Ghosh, a CTC engineer overseeing the renovation project at an expansive workshop in the heart of Kolkata, the basic 1920s technology of the trams remains the same, but they will be equipped with modern features such as uninterrupted power supplies and polycarbon bodies.

Many commuters are happy with the makeover.

"I have been using trams for over 10 years now. With the revamped cars I have no desire to swap this eco-friendly means for a faster, polluting vehicle," said Hemant Kanoria, 47.

Satish Kumar, a 32-year-old tourist from Bangalore, was thrilled to take a ride on a remodelled tram with his family. "This is unique and I feel nostalgic," he said.

Renowned local artist Samir Biswas, whose works form part of an advertising campaign that adorns the sides of the trams, says the cars always get his creative juices flowing.

"They have invariably featured in my city sketches in the past three decades. We must keep the tramcars going," he added.

Ignoring repeated raps from the courts, Kolkata's government have yet to phase out aged, polluting vehicles or convert them to use cleaner fuel such as compressed natural gas. In the meantime, eco-friendly commuters can hop on a tram.
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wow... i knew they had an old trams but that old...
what is the condition of those old trams? 70 years must be very bad if there wasn't any makeovers...
anyone has some map of kolkata system possibly?
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Girder Installation

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) workers install a girder on the elevated stretch of the airport express line in New Delhi January 9, 2009. The airport express line of the Delhi Metro is 22.7 km (14.11 miles) long stretch out of which a distance of 7 km (4 miles) is elevated. The extra long girders, which are approximately 120 tonnes each, have been earlier used only in China and Taipei, according to the DMRC.



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^ Some of the old trams just got refurbished and sport a clean and modern look. The new features include LCD boards for public messages, wider windows, comfortable new seats and fans to keep the passengers cool.


Here's a pic of one the refurbished trams:


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Pic of one of the old trams:

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another old tram:

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...and here's a tram map from wikipedia:

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^ Thanks for the info but I still don't understand the difference between Monorail and SkyBus. Wuppertal has had it's Monorail running {even thru the war} from 1904 and it is suspended.

Wuppertal's monorail functions similarly like how the skybus does. We just went ahead and gave such a unique system a new name . Afterall, Wuppertal's works differently compared to monorails allover the world.
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renders of more stations:

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Vijayanagar Station


Another view of the Mysore road terminal station:
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