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Old February 17th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #981
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I just saw that, according to the official website of the Navi Mumbai Metro, the capacity of the rolling stock for the Navi Mumbai Metro will be 1,125 passengers for a three-coach train and 2,250 passengers for a six-coach train, and each coach will have a length of 22 metres. It means there is a maximum of 375 passengers for one coach.

By comparison, the capacity of a train of the Mumbai Metro will be 1,100 passengers (in a four-coach train. It is unknown what the length of a four-coach train of the Mumbai Metro is (though Mumbai Metro stations' platforms have a length of 136 to 140 metres).

Is there any reason how a train in the Navi Mumbai Metro can have more capacity than a train in the Mumbai Metro?

(I'm talking maximum capacity of a metro's train.)
I doubt the figure of 1100 for 4 coach train of Mumbai metro.
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Chennai Monorail

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The Monorail has gathered such a fast pace since the Governor's address in the Assembly that it was hard to believe whether there existed a Monorail plan at all before that! Metro Transport Corporation (Our dear MTC) has pushed RFQ just a few days back and now set deadlines for completing various stages of the project so that the bidder can execute the project in a timely manner, ensuring fast delivery. Today's Times of India article showed how the government is going to execute the Monorail project from hereon. Cheers to Jaya and Cheers to Chennai. P.S. Thank God Metro Phase II is still on track too - she didn't turn out as anti-infra as she seemed a few months ago!

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Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon




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Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority has approved the metro rail project between the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk till sector 18 and 20, the first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done.


PC Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,YEIDA, said on Wednesday. that the Detail Project Report will be prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) mentioning the cost of the project, passenger volume projections and project viability.


"On getting the DPR, the project will be implemented on priority as we want project implementation before allottees construct houses and start living here. Metro alighnment would be parallel to Yamuna expressway", he said.


He said total metro rail route length would be around 21 kilometer from zero point of Yamuna Expressway on Noida- Greater Noida Expressway. Around six kilometre route will be in Greater Noida city area and the rest in Yamuna Expressway city area, he said.


Meanwhile Noida board has earmarked Rs.1500 crore for the period 2014-15 for metro project between Botanical Garden and Kalindi Kunj.


DMRC has started work on the project and was constructing bridge along Kalindi bridge on Yamuna river for the metro rail connectivity between Noida and Delhi route.


Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority board has approved the DPR and MoU of proposed Metro rail project connecting Noida and Greater Noida. The Board has approved Rs.300 crores for metro project to be spent in 2014-15.
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Old February 17th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #985
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Another article on local languages

यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर में भी दौडेग़ी मेट्रो

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ग्रेटर नोएडा ! नोएडा से ग्रेटर नोएडा के बाद अब यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर तक मेट्रो जाएगी। पहले चरण मेें परी चौक से सेक्टर 22 तक मेट्रो लाने की योजना तैयार हुई है। यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे प्राधिकरण ने बुधवार बोर्ड बैठक में मेट्रो को मंजूरी दे दी है। नोएडा व ग्रेटर नोएडा के बाद अब यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर को मेट्रो से जोडने की योजना तैयार हो गई है। यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर तक मेट्रो जाने पर फार्मूला वन ट्रैक व प्रस्तावित नाइट सफारी परियोजना को इसका लाभ मिलेगा।
बोर्ड बैठक की जानकारी देते हुए यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे प्राधिकरण के मुख्य कार्यपालक अधिकारी पीसी गुप्ता ने बताया कि नोएडा व ग्रेटर नोएडा तक मेट्रो परी चौक तक आ रही है। यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर में यातायात को सुगम बनाने के लिए परी चौक से यमुना शहर को मेट्रो से जोडने की तैयार की गई है। पहले चरण में परी चौक से मेट्रो सेक्टर 22 तक जाएगी। सेक्टर रबूपुरा क्षेत्र के मिर्जापुर गांव के पास है। उन्होंने बताया कि मेट्रो ट्रैक की लंबाई करीब 23 किलोमीटर होगी। यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे के किनारे से होकर मेट्रो जाएगी। मेट्रो के निर्माण को लेकर दिल्ली मेट्रो रेल कॉरपोरेशन को डिटेल प्रोजेक्ट रिपोर्ट व टीईएफआर तैयार करने का जिम्मा देने का निर्णय लिया गया है। डीएमआरसी मेट्रो संचालन को लेकर फिजिविलटी रिपोर्ट तैयार करेगी। डीपीआर तैयार होने के बाद पता चलेगा कि 23 किलोमीटर ट्रैक के निर्माण पर कितना खर्च आएगा। ट्रैक का निर्माण यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे के बराबर होगी।
'जापानी गुडिया' के आने से विकास को लगेंगे पंख
यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर तक मेट्रो का निर्माण होने पर आसपास क्षेत्र में विकास को गति मिलेगी। साथ ही भविष्य में यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे के बराबर आगरा तक मेट्रो ले जाने का विकल्प तैयार हो जाएगा। सबसे खास बात यह है कि मेट्रो की घोषणा होने से यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे क्षेत्र में प्रापर्टी की कीमतों में उछाल आएगी। जेवर में प्रस्तावित अंतरराष्ट्रीय एयरपोर्ट की योजना रद होने से आसपास के लोगों को काफी निराशा हाथ लगी। मेट्रो के आने से अब एयरपोर्ट की कमी दूर हो जाएगी। दिल्ली से यमुना एक्सप्रेस-वे शहर तक सफर आसान हो जाएगा। एफ-वन रेस के दौरान मेटा्रे से बुध्द इंटरनेशनल सर्किट तक आने काफी सहूलियत होगी और इसका फायदा बुध्द इंटरनेशनल सर्किट को भी मिलेगा। इस निर्णय के बाद यहां के प्रॉपर्टी बाजार में भी काफी तेजी आने की उम्मीद है।
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Old February 17th, 2014, 02:54 PM   #986
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Metro has been proposed for Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri as well.

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Old February 17th, 2014, 02:58 PM   #987
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Another news related to Metro from last week

Ministry of Urban Development12-February, 2014 11:38 IST
Pune Metro Rail Project gets ‘in principle’ approval of Union Urban Development Ministry

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Mr. Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs has accorded ‘in principle’ approval to the Pune Metro Rail Project. Pune Metro Rail Project will cover a length of 31.51 km along two corridors viz. Corridor-1 covering 16.59 km from PCMC to Swargate and Corridor-2 covering 14.92km from Vanaz to Ramwadi.

This Metro Rail Project will improve the public transport system in the city of Pune. The project aims to provide a world class state of the art metro rail system on pattern of Delhi Metro. In-principle approval of the project by the Government of India (GoI) will enable the State Government to take necessary action required for early implementation of the project.

Government of Maharashtra (GoM) has proposed to implement the project through a Special Purpose Vehicle, equally and jointly owned by GoI and GoM.

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Old February 17th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #988
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Nagpur metro approved
17 Feb 2014

INDIA: The government has given final approval to the Nagpur metro, which will see two lines totalling 38 km opening by 2020. The first route is to connect Automotive Chowk with Mihan, where an international airport is being built. The second would run between Prajapati Nagar and Lokmanya Nagar.

The Rs86·8bn project would be developed as a 50:50 public-private partnership. The central and Maharashtra state governments would each provide 20% of the funding, and Nagpur Municipal Corporation would provide 5%. The remaining 5% public contribution would come from lead developer Nagpur Improvement Trust. This organisation will be replaced by Nagpur Metro Railway Corp, a special purpose vehicle, when it is established. Delhi Metro Rail Corp carried out the feasibility study.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #989
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I doubt the figure of 1100 for 4 coach train of Mumbai metro.
Yeah, I thought a 1,200 figure for Mumbai Metro's trains sounded better (with 300 passengers to a coach). What should the figure for a Mumbai Metro train be, especially considering Mumbai's large population density?
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Delhi metro's coach of 3.2 m width has a capacity of 350. Mumbai metro has same width and I think length is also similar. So 350 would be my guess.
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Actually, the width of Mumbai Metro's trains is 2.9 metres, but I agree with you on 350 passengers to a coach.

400 passengers to a coach would probably just be pushing it though, but based on the severe overcrowding on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, it's probably inevitable (predictable).
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Lucknow Metro : Uttar Pradesh government lays foundation

http://post.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh...ect-1393913321

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Under the first phase, the metro line would to be constructed between Lucknow airport to Munshipullia.

Akhilesh said that the public transport is a necessity for rapidly expanding cities and metro was the best system. He expressed confidence that metro would become operational in Lucknow within next three years.

"Today metro project has been started in Lucknow and it marks the beginning of a new era of development. Picture of cities where metro started has changed. Metro is a necessity," he said.

He also expressed his gratitude towards Metro Man Padma Vibhushan E Sreedharan for associating with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation as consultant.

In the first phase of the project, around 23 km route would be constructed from Amausi to Munshipullia under North-South corridor. It would be completed by March 2018.

In the second phase, construction of 11 km route would be undertaken between Charbagh and Vasant Kunj, which would be completed by March 2019.

Total 22 metro stations would be constructed under the project with an estimated cost of Rs 13,000 crore.
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Ahmedabad metro : MEGA board approves fresh DPR

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After the announcement of the new route for Ahmedabad Metro, the Board of Metro-Link Express between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has approved its fresh detailed project report (DPR). The DPR has been prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and has now been forwarded to the Centre for further approvals.

MEGA has proposed to build metro rail network for Ahmedabad city with route length of about 36 km comprising of 32 stations. New routes were announced recently after a new management took over the reins of MEGA in 2013.

The revised routes will now serve for East-West corridor from Thaltej gam to Vastral with one maintenance depot at New Cotton Mill premises, whereas North-South line will serve APMC, Vasna to Motera with one maintenance depot at Vasna area.

MEGA will be operational on standard gauge with designed speed of 80 KMPH.

Initially 3 car train will be operational which will be gradually increased to 6 cars as per the demand. Under the new management, the total project cost now also stands revised at Rs 10,000 crore down from the previous Rs 19000 crore. However, MEGA intends to retain the original deadline for the project to be operational at 2018, construction work for which will start in 2014.

According to MEGA, while the permanent land requirement for stations, depot, casting yard, ramp and running section is around 77.406 hectares, the company will need another 10 hectares for property development.
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WOW! India Seems to be progressing on a metro building spree...So how many cities have approved and begun construction by now? It should be around 8+ isn't it...
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At last the govts realised the need for building metros. 4 cities have operational metros and 6 others have their first metro under construction. 3-4 other cities may begin construction this year.
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Noida Metro : Gets Centre’s nod, to come up by 2017

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The long-awaited Metro rail link between Noida and Greater Noida has got a green signal from the urban development ministry. In a board meeting held on Wednesday, the ministry approved Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis, sources said. The 30km link will be built at a cost of about Rs 5,000 crore.

Construction work on the new link will commence after a memorandum of understanding (is signed between the Noida Authority and the DMRC, sources said. Terms of the MoU have already been approved and submitted to the UP government in Lucknow for its approval.According to officials of the Noida Authority, the MoU is likely to be signed after the general elections while work could begin in the next two months.

Since former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit was opposed to the DMRC working outside the capital, the Authority had last year decided to form the Noida Metro Rail Company (NMRC) to construct this 30km line. Officials said that in view of the enormous passenger pressure on the Delhi-Noida route and a projected population of over 15 lakh in Noida and around 12 lakh in Greater Noida by 2031, a clean and efficient public transport facility, matching the transport infrastructure of Delhi, is urgently needed in the region.

A total 22 stations are proposed on the route - 13 on ground and seven elevated. Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion. Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida through stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 149 and 153. It enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and cross Pari Chowk and sectors Alpha-1 and 2 before terminating at a station proposed near Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The entire route will be an elevated track.

This project is expected to be completed by 2017, officials said. Noida had first approved the detailed project report of the link in 2010. But since then, the project has remained in limbo. Earlier, the Authority had planned to build this Metro link on public private partnership model, but now the two industrial authorities of Noida and Greater Noida will fund this project.
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Mumbai Jostles With Jaipur in India’s Belated Metro Push
June 03, 2014, by Bhuma Shrivastava and Anurag Kotoky


Commuters stand in doorways while they wait to disembark from a train as it arrives at Churchgate Station near the financial district of Mumbai on April 4, 2014. Photo by Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Add up all the metro-rail track in India -- population, 1.2 billion -- and it’s still less than in New York City.

Now, after decades of neglect, local leaders have embarked on India’s most ambitious urban construction project: 22 cities plan to build or extend subways at a projected cost of about 2 trillion rupees ($33 billion), according to Bloomberg News calculations based on official estimates.

Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised bullet trains and reduced dependence on cars, is set to give a push to infrastructure investment. The need is urgent in a country already choking on emissions and congestion. The Asian Development Bank estimates that overloaded roads shave at least 2 percent off the economic output of India and every other Asian nation.

By 2031, the population of India’s biggest cities will almost triple to 277 million -- more than the current population of Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous nation -- from 108 million in 2001, Barclays Bank Plc projects.

“We are way behind,” said Rajeev Jyoti, head of the railway business at Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (LT), which is building the metro in Hyderabad. “Mass-transit systems have to be thought of 30 years in advance. In India, it is always about just playing catch up,” said Jyoti, who previously headed Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B)’s transport unit in India.

New Delhi Track

The country now has about 225 kilometers (140 miles) of metro rail lines, almost all accounted for by New Delhi’s 190 kilometers. That compares with about 1,700 kilometers in China and New York City’s 1,062 kilometers of passenger track.

India needs to increase its total more than 10 times to at least 2,500 kilometers by 2031 to accommodate the expected surge in intracity commuters, reduce pollution and cut road fatalities, according to Venugopal Garre, Manish Agarwal and Saurabh Mishra, Barclays Bank analysts in Mumbai.

“We definitely see a major push for growing and developing metro-rail projects,” said Bharat Salhotra, managing director at Alstom SA (ALO)’s India transport business. “India is really on the cusp of urban transformation.”

The city with the most at stake is Mumbai, which has a population of more than 18 million and only a 12-kilometer metro that is yet to open. Mumbai Metro One Pvt., the Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.-controlled venture that will operate the metro, plans to open the elevated line linking the northwestern suburb of Versova to Ghatkopar near the airport “seven days” after it receives the approval pending from the country’s Railway Board.

Jaipur, gateway to the tourist destination of Rajasthan, will begin operating a 12-kilometer stretch of its $1.6 billion, 33-kilometer metro later this year.

Kolkata, the first Indian city to open a metro -- in 1984, more than three decades after it was conceived -- runs service on about 25 kilometers of underground, elevated and surface-level track.

“In the three big metros -- Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata -- metro transit systems were planned when the city was already choking,” Larsen’s Jyoti said. “The tier-two cities have taken the cue and are planning ahead. That is the only good news. Hopefully, they will also find funds for financial closure and have strong project-management skills.”

Two other southern Indian cities also are building: Chennai, a port that has become a hub for car manufacturing with Ford Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. plants, and Hyderabad, where Microsoft Corp. has a development center. Operations are projected to commence between 2015 and 2017.

Planning Stage

Close behind are Kochi in southern Kerala state, Pune in the west and Lucknow, the capital of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, according to the Barclays Bank report. Among those at the planning stage are Guwahati in northeastern Assam state and Ahmedabad, in western Gujarat state.

Kolkata, Bengaluru, which was earlier known as Bangalore, and New Delhi are all expanding their networks.

Others planning or building their first metro services are Vishakapatnam, Surat, Bhopal, Nagpur, Raipur, Indore, Kozhikode, Patna, Gurgaon and Navi Mumbai.

“The success of Delhi Metro, particularly its financial sustainability, has brought about a virtual metro revolution in the country,” said E. Sreedharan, principal adviser to the Delhi Metro Rail Corp. who is known as India’s “Metro Man” in the local media. “The key factor for taking up metro construction is the availability of funds, particularly soft loans, which have now become scarce. Neither the state governments nor the central government have the capacity to fund metro projects.”

Land Acquisition

Perhaps the biggest hurdle they all face is acquiring land for the projects. Mumbai Metro said it received its last “constructible right of way” in February, after a delay of more than six years from the original schedule.

“Acquiring land in smaller cities is a very politically sensitive subject,” said Harish Dhingra, chief country representative at Montreal-based Bombardier’s India transportation business. “That is why, if you leave out Delhi, all other metro projects are delayed by six months to two-to-three years. This is mainly because of the land.”

The third-biggest maker of train equipment, which spent more than 30 million euros ($41 million) to build a railcar plant in Vadodara in 2007, has supplied more than 600 cars and almost a third of the signaling systems for the Delhi metro, according to Dhingra. With the operator set to lengthen the individual metro trains from four cars to six- and eight-car units, Bombardier expects more business in the country’s capital.

CSR, Hyundai

China’s CSR Corp. (601766), Hyundai Rotem Co., Mitsubishi Corp. (8058), Thales SA (HO), Siemens AG and India’s BEML Ltd. (BEML) are among companies that have won orders to supply equipment ranging from rolling stock to communications and power systems.

Larsen shares rose 0.5 percent to 1,635.35 rupees at the close in Mumbai trading, the highest level since at least 1991. The stock has climbed 54 percent this year, making it the best performer on the benchmark 30-company S&P BSE Sensex Index, which has gained 17 percent in the period.

The metro push still will be far from adequate to meet its future urban transportation needs, according to Shirish Sankhe, Mumbai-based director at consulting firm McKinsey and Co.

Several Corridors

“It’s only a beginning,” Sankhe said. “In any global city, 60 to 80 percent of trips have to be through public transport. And metro is a very important piece of public transport.”

Cities like Mumbai will need several criss-crossing corridors to make the network effective, he said. A city with a population of about 15 million to 20 million would ideally require at least 10 corridors.

“Considering that 70 percent of the GDP will come from the cities, it is very important to very quickly insert transport systems,” Alstom’s Salhotra said. “Those transport systems could be tramways, heavy metro, light metro, and there needs to be regional trains and high-speed trains. I do hope that the new government will start to look at some of these problems and act on them really fast.”

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For monorail projects, it's Bombardier again
May 31, 2014, 02.51 PM IST

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The retendering of the monorail project turned out to be a waste of time. Only a single bidder - a consortium formed by Canadian firm Bombardier Transportations - expressed interest in the Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode monorail projects in the second tender too. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), general consultants of Kerala monorail projects, opened the bid on Friday.

DMRC sources said a four-member consortium - comprising Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA Inc, Bombardier Transportation India Ltd, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd and Shapoorji Pallonji Company Ltd -- was the single bidder for the multi-crore project.

It was almost certain that the project would have only a single bidder even during re-tender as only Bombardier had conducted a soil investigation in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Besides, public works minister V K Ebrahim Kunju had earlier stated that the project would be awarded even if there was only one bidder.

Bombardier was also the only bidder in the first tender, opened in October. Following this, the state government had asked the DMRC to revise certain clauses.

A senior official of Kerala Monorail Corporation Ltd said the financial bid would be opened on Saturday. "The corporation will conduct a detailed evaluation after opening the financial bid. The evaluation is meant to check if the consortium meets all criteria set by the DMRC," he said.

The DMRC is expected to submit a report to the monorail corporation in a week. The corporation will convene a high-level meeting and submit the report to the board of directors. A final report will be submitted to the state government for the selection of consortium.

In the four-member consortium, Bombardier will supply the rolling stock for monorail while Afcons and Shapoorji will do the civil works.

Asked why there was only a single bidder for the project even after re-tender, a corporation official said only a few companies had expertise in monorail rolling stock across the globe. "The main global players are Bombardier, Scomi and Hitachi. Of these, Hitachi didn't express much interest in the project. Scomi had a shortfall in criteria set by the DMRC. That's how Bombardier became the sole bidder," the official said.

Funding will be the next major challenge for Rs 3,590-crore Thiruvananthapuram monorail project and the Rs 1,991-crore Kozhikode project.
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Urban Public Transit Systems in India

Here I've summarized the urban transit projects and proposals for India's largest urban areas (2011 Census).


Tier 1A (urban population greater than 16 million)

1. Delhi (Delhi - Northern India)
Metro Railway - opened 2002; U/C
BRTS - opened 2008; U/C
Suburban Railway including Ring Railway - opened 1975 (EMU and Freight); U/C to merge with Delhi Metro in 2016
Monorail - proposed; to open 2018?
Light Rail - Trams - proposed; to open 2019?
Regional Rail - proposed; to open 2020?

2. Mumbai (Maharashtra - Western India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1853; U/C
Monorail - opened 2014; U/C
Metro Railway - opened 2014
Water Transport - proposed; to open 2018?
BRTS - proposed; to open 2019?


Tier 1 (urban population between 8 million and 16 million)

3. Kolkata (West Bengal - Eastern India)
Suburban Railway including Circular Railway - opened 1854
Metro Railway - opened 1984; U/C
Trams - opened 1873; my suggestion: trams should be modernized and extended
Ferries
BRTS - U/C; to open 2018?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2020?
Light Railway - proposed; to open 2024?

4. Chennai (Tamil Nadu - Southern India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1931; U/C
Metro Railway including MRTS Elevated Railway - opened 1995; U/C
BRTS - proposed; to open 2019?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2021?

5. Bangalore (Karnataka - Southern India)
Metro Railway - opened 2011; U/C
Monorail - proposed; to open 2018
Commuter Railway - proposed; to open 2020?
Light Railway - proposed; to open 2024?
BRTS - proposed

6. Hyderabad (Telangana - South-Central India)
Suburban Railway - MMTS - opened 2003; U/C
Metro Railway - U/C; to open 2015?
BRTS - proposed; to open 2018?


Tier 2A (urban population between 4 million and 8 million)

7. Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar (Gujarat - Western India)
BRTS - opened 2009; U/C
Metro Railway - approved; to open 2018?
Suburban Railway - approved; to open 2020?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2024?

8. Pune - Pimpri Chinchwad - Lonavla (Maharashtra - Western India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1978
BRTS - opened 2008; U/C
Metro Railway - approved; to open 2020?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2024?

9. Surat - Navsari (Gujarat - Western India)
BRTS - opened 2014; U/C
my suggestion: The Mumbai suburban railway network should be extended from Dahanu Road till Surat within this decade
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2020?

10. Ghaziabad - Modinagar - Loni (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Metro Railway - opened 2011; U/C


Tier 2 (urban population between 2 million and 4 million)

11. Jaipur (Rajasthan - North-Western India)
BRTS - opened 2010; U/C
Metro Railway - U/C; to open 2014?

12. Kochi - Thrissur (Kerala - Southern India)
Ferries
Metro Railway - U/C; to open 2016?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2019?
Ernakulam - Thrissur - Shoranur regional railway - informal regional rail already runs; proposed; to open 2021?
my suggestion: Trams be revived, along the lines of defunct Cochin State Forest Tramway, in Greater Kochi and Thrissur.

13. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh - North-Central India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1867
Barabanki - Lucknow Suburban Railway - opened 1872
Metro Railway - approved; to open 2018?
BRTS - proposed; to open 2021?

14. Kozhikod (Calicut) - Malappuram (Kerala - Southern India)
Monorail - approved; to open 2016?
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2018?

15. Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh - North-Central India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1867
Monorail - proposed; to open 2021?
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2024?

16. Kalyan - Thane - Dombivli (Maharashtra - Western India)
Suburban Railway - opened 1853; U/C
Monorail - proposed; on hold

17. Vijayawada - Guntur - Tenali - Mangalgiri (Andhra Pradesh - South-Eastern India)
BRTS - U/C; to open 2014?
Metro Railway - proposed

18. Nagpur (Maharashtra - Central India)
BRTS - proposed; to open 2016?
Metro Railway - approved; to open 2019?

19. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - Kollam (Kerala - Southern India)
Monorail - approved; to open 2019?
Suburban Railway - proposed; to open 2020?
PRT - proposed

20. Indore (Madhya Pradesh - Central India)
BRTS - opened 2013; U/C
Monorail - proposed; to open 2018?
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2021?

21. Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu - Southern India)
BRTS - proposed; to open 2017?
Monorail - proposed; to open 2021?

22. Raipur - Durg - Bhilai (Chhattisgarh - Central India)
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2021?

23. Patna (Bihar - Eastern India)
Metro Railway - proposed
Monorail - proposed


Tier 3A (urban population between 1.5 million and 2 million)

24. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh - Central India)
BRTS - opened 2013; U/C
Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2019?

25. Bhubaneswar - Cuttack (Odisha - South-Eastern India)
BRTS - proposed; to open 2018?
Metro Railway - proposed

26. Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh - Central India)
Gwalior contains nearly 2 million people as per the 2011 Census, and is only one of two metropolitan areas of its size that has no transit proposals.
My suggestion: Modern trams with third rail to match Gwalior's heritage look and wider streets.


27. Vadodara (Gujarat - Western India)
BRTS - proposed
my suggestion: for the old city and densely settled Vadodara, Monorail is best suited as stated by E. Sreedharan.

28. Agra (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Agra contains nearly 2 million people as per the 2011 Census, and is only one of two metropolitan areas of its size that has no proper transit proposals.
My suggestion: Monorail for Agra's narrow streets with a line to the Taj Mahal


29. Vishakhapatnam (Vizag) (Andhra Pradesh - South-Eastern India)
BRTS - approved; to open 2016?
Metro Railway - in-principle approved; to open 2021?

30. Chandigarh (Chandigarh - Northern India)
Metro Railway - proposed

31. Gurgaon - Manesar - Sohna - Pataudi (Haryana - Northern India)
Delhi Metro Railway - opened 2010
Gurgaon Metro Railway - opened 2013; U/C
Regional Railway
PRT - proposed

32. Ludhiana (Punjab - Northern India)
BRT - approved; to open 2015?
Metro Railway - proposed

33. Nashik (Maharashtra - Western India)
Metro Railway - proposed
my suggestion: revive Nashik's trams and build a light rail network


Tier 3 (urban population between 1 million and 1.5 million)

34. Faridabad (Haryana - Northern India)
Metro Railway - U/C; to open 2014?

35. Meerut (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Metro Railway - approved; to open 2018?

36. Madurai (Tamil Nadu - Southern India)
BRTS - proposed

37. Varanasi (Benares / Kashi) (Uttar Pradesh - North-Central India)
no proposals; my suggestion: Monorail for the narrow streets, including a line to the Ghats

38. Rajkot (Gujarat - Western India)
BRTS - opened 2012; U/C

39. Jamshedpur (Jharkhand - Eastern India)
no proposals; my suggestion: BRTS for the wider streets.

40. Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir - Northern India)
Metro Railway - proposed

41. Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh - Central India)
Light Metro Railway - proposed
my suggestion: supplement rail proposal with BRTS for city highways 22 and 37A etc.

42. Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra - Western India)
Navi Mumbai Metro Railway - U/C; to open 2016?
Navi Mumbai Monorail - proposed; to open 2021?

43. Asansol (West Bengal - Eastern India)
no proposals; my suggestion: build a regional rail network connecting Asansol to Durgapur - Raniganj and Chittaranjan.

44. Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh - North-Central India)
Monorail - proposed

45. Dhanbad (Jharkhand - Eastern India)
no proposals; my suggestion: build BRTS within Dhanbad and connecting to adjoining Bokaro.

46. Solapur (Maharashtra - Western India)
no proposals; my suggestion: monorail.

47. Aurangabad (Maharashtra - Western India)
no proposals; my suggestion: BRTS on city highways.

48. Amritsar (Punjab - Northern India)
BRT - approved; to open 2015?

49. Jodhpur (Rajasthan - North-Western India)
Monorail - proposed
my suggestion: modern trams outside the old city

50. Ranchi (Jharkhand - Eastern India)
Monorail - proposed

51. Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) (Tamil Nadu - Southern India)
Trichy BRTS - proposed

52. Kannur (Kerala - Southern India)
Monorail - proposed

53. Kota (Rajasthan - North-Western India)
Monorail - proposed


Urban Public Transit Systems in important cities with urban population less than 1 million:

54. Guwahati (Assam - North-Eastern India)
Metro Railway - proposed

55. Noida - Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Delhi Metro Railway - opened 2009; U/C
Noida - Greater Noida Metro Railway - proposed; to open 2017?
Yamuna Expressway Metro Railway - proposed

56. Hubli - Dharwad (Karnataka - South-Western India)
BRTS - proposed
Monorail - proposed

57. Maisuru (Karnataka - Southern India)
BRTS - proposed

58. Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir - Northern India)
Metro Railway - proposed

59. Panipat (Haryana - Northern India)
Regional Railway

60. Mangalore (Karnataka - South-Western India)
Monorail - proposed

61. Jalandhar (Punjab - Northern India)
BRT - proposed

62. Rohtak (Haryana - Northern India)
Regional Railway

63. Alwar (Rajasthan - Northern India)
Regional Railway

64. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh - Northern India)
Monorail - proposed

65. Agartala (Tripura - North-Eastern India)
Metro railway - proposed

66. Aizawl (Mizoram - North-Eastern India)
Monorail - proposed

67. Bahadurgarh (Haryana - Northern India)
Metro railway - U/C; to open 2016?

68. Hapur (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Regional Railway

69. Mohali (Punjab - Northern India)
BRT - proposed

70. Rewari (Haryana - Northern India)
Regional Railway

71. Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Regional Railway

72. Palwal (Haryana - Northern India)
Regional Railway

73. Khurja (Uttar Pradesh - Northern India)
Regional Railway

74. Sonipat (Haryana - Northern India)
Regional Railway

75. Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh - Central India)
BRTS - proposed
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