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All cities with over one million people will eventually have metro rail system!

Here is some news on the many different cities.


Delhi Metro
Currently work completed ahead of schedule and continueing. Lines have already been opened.

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Delhi Metro awards phase-II contracts

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has awarded contracts for all six corridors of phase II and work on them is expected to commence soon. Having completed phase-I and work on Line 3 extensions in Dwaraka and Indraprashta Estate nearing completion, DMRC is keen to complete phase II by 2009-10.
DMRC is racing against time to get the work completed in time for the Commonwealth Games 2010. Construction has already started on two new lines - 6.36 km between Vishwavidyalaya and Jahangirpuri and earlier this year on the 6.16-km long section between Yamuna bank and Anand Vihar. Contracts have now been awarded for the rest of the sections as well - from Shahdara to Dilshad Garden, Indraprastha to New Ashok Nagar, Inderlok to Mundka and Central Secretariat to South Delhi.
Reports suggest that DMRC is considering changes in the route for the South Delhi stretch from Central Secretariat to IIT though it has already started pre-construction work like soil testing.
Also, DMRC has for the first time outsourced design and construction jobs under phase-II to a Bangalore-based engineering firm - IDEB Projects and Shanghai Urban Construction Group which has bagged the Rs 168-crore project. The contract is for designing and building an elevated viaduct of 4.56 km and five-elevated stations on the Inderlok-Mundka corridor for phase-II of the metro rail project. The project is expected to be completed in 30 months.

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Delhi-Noida metro corridor by June 09

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The Delhi-Noida elevated metro rail corridor is likely to be operational by June 2009. During the second phase of metro rail Noida will be connected with New Ashok Vihar. On the request of the UP government, DMRC has agreed on linking Noida and Delhi by 2009.
For the last two years, efforts were on for the clearance of the extension from Delhi to Noida and meetings between the Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh government, DMRC, RITES and other concerned departments were held on regular basis.
RITES has prepared the project report on the extension of the metro to Noida. The cost of constructing the 7 km route, between New Ashok Vihar and Noida, is estimated to be Rs 736 crore. About six stations are proposed on the Noida-Delhi corridor, including Noida Sector 15, Sector 13, Sector 18, National Botanical Garden, Noida Golf Course and the Noida City Center 32.

[24 April 2006]



Now, the metro rail is being extended to one of Delhi's fast growing suburbs called Noida. In addition, Noida is getting its own light rail system and a monorail.





 

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Bangalore Metro

Bangalore Metro!
Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India. It is the Silicon valley of India! Bangalore is currently having a world class international airport being built that will eventually allow for 40million passangers a year.
Population is about 5 million in City





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Phase one to be completed in 5 years
NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR 18.40 KMS

TOTAL 36.50 KMS

ELEVATED 29.15 KMS

AT GRADE 00.65 KMS

UNDERGROUND 6.70 KMS

GAUGE Standard Gauge

TRACTION 750V dc Third Rail

SPEED Max 80Kmph ; Sch. 32Kmph

NO. OF STATIONS 35

TRAVEL TIME 33 Mins. (end to end)

Construction will start this year.
Here is the logo
This is the Bangalore Metro Logo



Bangalore Metro gets cabinet nod
Friday, 28 April , 2006, 08:34

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for implementation of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd covering a length of 33 km at a cost of Rs 5,453 crore.

The project will have a debt-equity ratio of 70:30 and will be rolled out across two corridors. "The main objective of the project is to provide a reliable, safe, energy-efficient, comfortable, affordable and non-polluting rail-based mass transit system for Bangalore City.
The implementation period of the project is five years and it will be completed by 2011," said an official release.



Bangalore will also get monorail feeders
It will a provide a link to the metro rail in Bangalore city

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The project will be implemented from Kanakapura Road to the Majestic area
It will cost about Rs. 45 crore a km, say promoters
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BANGALORE: The Government has decided to execute an 18-km monorail network as an alignment to the Bangalore Metro Rail Project.

Participating in a "meet-the-press" programme organised by Bangalore Reporters' Guild here on Saturday on the coalition Government completing 100 days, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said work on the project would be inaugurated on the August 15.

The monorail project will be implemented from Kanakapura Road to the Majestic area to provide a link to the metro rail. Details regarding the cost and private sector participation would be worked out soon, he said.

The Centre cleared the 36.5-km Bangalore Metro Rail Project on April 27, which will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs. 6,395 crore.

The project provides for two lines — one from Jalahalli Circle to R.V. Teachers' College in Jayanagar, and the other from Mysore Road to Byappanahalli. About two years ago, a proposal was submitted to the Government for implementing the monorail project in a stretch of 89.9 km in two phases, covering the areas not covered by the metro rail.

The estimated cost of the monorail project was Rs. 4,045 crore.

Promoters say that it will cost about Rs. 45 crore a km.

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Hyderabad Metro!

Hyderabad, India will get a metro. already has a multi modal transit system. But that system will probably be changed to metro.
Hyderabad, like bangalore, is fast growing hightech city in South india!

Population is 4 million in City!




MRTS may stop at every km
HYDERABAD: The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) will have a station at every kilometre along the proposed three corridors to make it accessible to more commuters.

The LB Nagar-Miyapur route will have no less than 26 stations, while 15 stops are being planned along the Jubilee Bus Station-Falaknuma corridor. The Hi-Tec City-Habsiguda corridor will have 22 stations.

The rationale behind having stations located a kilometre apart is that more passengers will use metro trains. MRTS officials say thickly populated areas and the city's central districts will get more stations.

"The distance covered in the three corridors is 60 km and approximately 63 stations are being proposed," MCH additional commissioner N V S Reddy told TOI on Sunday. Some stations will come up close to the existing bus stops at important traffic junctions.

For instance, a metro station will come up at the Khairatabad junction and people can go in different directions Mehdipatnam, Raj Bhavan road, Necklace road after disembarking from the train.

MRTS project officials want to go for world class comforts in the proposed railway stations like automatic ticketing system, automatic doors for bogies and barricading at each platform.

The Delhi Metro has implemented the automatic ticketing system to avoid irregularities and ticketless travelling. For this system, stations will have turnstiles, which will open after a commuter shows his smart card or token.

Regular passengers can buy smart cards of different denominations like mobile recharge cards. Every time the passengers travels, the amount gets deducted from the card. They can recharge the card after the balance is exhausted.

Occasional or one-time passengers can buy tokens instead of tickets. The automatic entrance gate opens if the passenger shows the token and at the destination point they have to drop the token.


Hyderabad currently has a Multi Modal Transit System






 

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Kolkata Metro

Kolkata Metro. india's first metro. Second part starting in preperation Like the State of Kerela, the state that Kolkata is in is run by Communist Party of India.
population 4,580,544 in city and 13,216,546 in metro

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Map of the Network, (Excluding Light Rail)
 

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Kochi, a city in India's Southern state of Kerela is also gearing up for a metro!
A dozen bid for Kochi metro!

PM News Bureau

The last date for submitting Expression of Interest for Kochi metro rail project is May 19. Till now 12 companies have submitted proposals to develop this project. These are IL&FS, Energy Systems Solution International (USA), Infrastructure Development Company (Islamabad), Italian-Thai Development Public Company, Bombardier Transportation India, Siemens India, Reliance Engineering, Gammon India, Consultancy Engineers Service India, Zoom Developers, DLF Universal and Megha Grant Holding.
The technical and financial evaluation of the company will be conducted by Kinfra, after the bidding. The shortlisted companies will have to submit their bids to the state government by June. The financial liability of the Central and State Governments will be discussed only after finalising the company.
DMRC will be assisting the Kerela government in the concession process. The Kochi metro rail project will be of 25.253 km on the Aluva-Pettah stretch. The concession period will be of 30 years from the date of commissioning of the project in 2010.
 

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Kochi is a fast growing city in Southwest India. It is becoming a International Tourist Destination. Many tourist from europe are going here. This city is being built up fast. Dubai group is building "Smart City" in Kochi which will be a city in the city. Many other projects are under construction. It recently openned a new International Airport. Now a metro is getting ready to be built. Domestic Airtraffic to Cochi International increased 25% last year.




Impasse over, government invites EOI
Monday January 16 2006 08:07 IST
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KOCHI: Ending the impasse over the Metro Rail project in Kochi, the State Government has invited global expression of interest (EOI) for its commissioning process on BOT basis.

The EOI includes selection of concessionaire for the design, procurement, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of the project. National and international entities can participate and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will assist the State Government in the concession process.

The applicants can be a single entity or a consortium, coming together to implement the project.

In case of group of entities or consortium, the number of partners shall be limited to four and the consortium as a whole must satisfy both technical and financial eligibility criteria and all the members will be jointly and severally responsible.

The applicants must have prior experience of developing, operating, and maintaining a rail-based urban mass transit system. The applicants should have constructed major metro/rail/highway/ bridge/viaduct to the tune of Rs 8 billion in the last five years.

The advantage of the BOT model is that the risk is shared between the owner and BOT operator. Delivery schedule of the BOT operator is well defined and specific.

Efficiency of private management is available in operations and maintenance and no subsidy is required during operations.

A meeting held at Kochi on December 7, 2005, at which the representatives of various sections in society participated, had given the nod for the project. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director E Sreedharan explained the details, including the technical and financial feasibility of the project, at the meeting.

The Metro Rail will have a length of 25.253 km on the Aluva-Pettah stretch. The tracks will be fully elevated. The deck will carry two tracks inside ‘U’ shaped pre-stressed concrete girders.

The deck will be supported by a single column located on the median of the road and the road capacity will not be affected.

The elevated stations will have side platforms with 3 m width and 120 cm length and there will be lifts for easy access to the stations.

It is proposed to construct 21 stations at the initial stage and three more later, which will be elevated except for Aluva.



Kinfra conducts pre-bid meet
Tuesday May 9 2006 08:01 IST
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KOCHI: Assembly elections haven’t hit the proposed Kochi Metro Rail bidding procedure. The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra), which was entrusted with the selection of the company to execute the project, has conducted the pre-bid meeting and the last date for submitting the expression of interest (EOI) is May 19.

Twelve companies have come up with proposals to take over the prestigious project. The companies include four multinational companies and a Pakistan-based firm. Those in the race are IL & FS, Energy Systems Solution International - USA, Infrastructure Development Company Pvt Ltd - Islamabad, Italian-Thai Development Public Company and the subsidiary of a Canadian company, Bombadiar Transporters India Ltd. Siemens India Ltd, Reliance Engineering Ltd, Gammon India Ltd, Consultancy Engineers Service India Pvt Ltd, Zoom Development Company Pvt Ltd, DLF Universal Ltd and Megha Grant holding Pvt Ltd are the other firms which bought the application forms to file the EOI.

Sources from the Kinfra said that the evaluation of financial and technical expertise of the company will be conducted after the bidding. The list of the companies shortlisted for the project is likely to be submitted to the State Government by June.

As the Metro Rail Projects in Bangalore and Hyderabad gather momentum, there will not be any delay in starting the project in Kochi. The financial liability of the Union and the State Governments will be discussed only after finalising the company.

It was proposed to implement the project on a BoT basis. Kinfra invited EOI’s from national and international entities for Design, Procure, Finance, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer of Kochi Light Metro Rail Project.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will be assisting the Government of Kerala in the concession process. The Metro Rail Project will have a length of 25.253 km on the Aluva-Pettah stretch. The concession period will be of 30 years from the date of commissioning of the project in 2010. The project will be constructed as per systems configurations and specifications already firmed up in Detailed Project Report.
 

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Some Indian cities might be getting skybus which is Indian Technology. Similar to Skytrain.
Test Track in India






 

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In addition to all of this, Expressways are being planned for many Indian Cities. I think metro will be on side on way to Shamsibad(Hyderabad twin City)


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!!-->Hyderabad 160 km Outer Ring Road<--!!




Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today directed officials to complete all the formalities before March end and commence the work on proposed eight-lane Outer Ring Road (ORR) covering a stretch of 159 km by the first week of April.
According to an offical release here, Dr Reddy gave the directions while reviewing the progress of various infrastructure projects at the Secretariat.

He made it clear under no circumstances the programme should be postponed. Even if developers did not come forward, the work should begin with the funds from Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

The officials informed him consultants and developers from countries like Dubai, Japan, Malaysia have evinced keen interest in the proposed project and all the requisite formalities would be completed by the end of March.

Dr Reddy also reviewed at a different meeting the progress and performance of Roads and Buildings Department and directed the officials to take all the possibile steps to repair the potholes on roads.

He agreed to write a letter to the Centre urging it to consider the request to upgrade the 17 state highways to National Highways.


4 banks agree to fund ORR phase-1

Hyderabad, April 13: The Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (Huda), that was desperately looking for financiers for the Outer Ring Road (ORR) project, has finally got the much-required breather. A consortium of four banks — Andhra Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Baroda and Vijaya Bank has agreed to loan Rs 500 crores, an estimated cost to execute the 24-km phase-I of the ORR.

Works on the ORR phase-I starting from Gachibowli to Shamshabad International airport will be grounded on June 1. The Huda has called for financial bids to execute the phase-I works from 22 national and international companies which had qualified for the project in pre-qualification tender process. The lowest bidder would be awarded the contract. When contacted, ORR project director Peeyush Kumar confirmed that the consortium of banks have agreed to fund the phase-I of the ORR and the Huda has decided to give money to executing agency and not land. However, the fate of ORR phase-II hangs in balance, as the Huda is still not clear about who will execute the project.


Noida has a new Expressway




New Mumbai Pune expressway


New Ahmedabad Vadodara


Delhi Gurgaon Expressway under construction

 

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I have updated some of the above stuff!


Gurgaon to get Metro
Gurgaon, like Noida, is a fast growing suburb of Delhi. Gurgaon and Noida seem to be competing since they are in different states but both are about 30km from Delhi.
Below has expressway being constructed.



Metro in UP: Haryana on fast track
Metro in UP: Haryana on fast track
Payal Saxena
[ Monday, April 10, 2006 12:36:43 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]


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GURGAON: Beaten by Uttar Pradesh on the Metro front, Haryana seems to have finally braced for it.

The state government has decided to approve any alignment Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) proposes and will follow Noidas financial model for the same.

DMRC had completed the detailed project report (DPR) and submitted it to Haryana in December 2004. However, the state had been dilly-dallying as the administration could not make up its mind on the funds. The signing of an MoU between DMRC and Noida Authority, however, has acted as a fillip for Gurgaon.

Haryana chief secretary Meenakshi Anand Chowdhary said: "The government is keen to bring Metro to Gurgaon soon. We will go by any alignment DMRC proposes and will share 80% of the projects cost. A concrete financial model will be prepared within two months and submitted to DMRC."

According to the DPR, the stretch from Qutub Minar to IFFCO Chowk will cost approximately Rs 1,579 crore, including the cost of land and construction. DMRC will fund the rolling stock.

The ridership for the stretch is being worked out. About 7 km of the Qutub Minar-Iffco Chowk stretch falls in Gurgaon and 9 km in Delhi.

Since the ridership beyond Qutub Minar to Haryana border may not be very heavy, Delhi government has asked RITES to conduct a traffic study.

DMRCs chief public relations officer Anuj Dayal said: "The alignment beyond Qutub Minar is likely to be changed. The cost of the project may thus go up by Rs 400-500 crore." Moreover, the cost of land in Haryana has also gone up since 2004.

As the state government seems all set to pave the way for Metro, residents, corporate and industrial fraternity are jubilant. Said the founding president of Gurgaon Chambers of Commerce and Industry, P K Jain, "The government has finally woken up from its slumber.

We are very happy over the announcement as Gurgaon does not have anything in the name of public transport. Metro will be a boon for the city."

Chief corporate communication manager of DLF group, Shalini Wadhwa, is equally excited: "Metro in Gurgaon is the need of the hour. It will change the face of the city. Even though touted as the Millennium City, lack of public transport has always been a blot on Gurgaon. We hope, the government takes this action promptly."

Convener of Peoples Action Shashi Sharma said, "Thankfully, the government seems to be bucking up. But hope they implement their promises."
 

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magestom........................awesome compilation of photos, important news of indian cities in one thread. Well done. Dont forget Chennai. :)
 

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Holy... :runaway: CONGRATULATIONS INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :applause: :yes: :eek:kay:
 
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