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    Delhi Metro’s Grey Line to get New shaped Metro station at Najafgarh

    The upcoming Najafgarh metro station of Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be constructed as ‘Dumbbell shaped’. Lack of space forced the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) to change the shape from regular-rectangular to dumbbell, as per the reports. More Information: The Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be operational by October [...]
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    Fares of India’s First Private Tejas Express Announced

    The ticket prices for IRCTC’s New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be Rs 1,125 for AC chair car and Rs 2,310 for executive chair car, officials said. While a ticket on the reverse journey will cost Rs 1,280 for AC chair car passengers and Rs 2,450 for those opting for executive [...]
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    DMRC to operate Gurugram Rapid Metro from October 16

    In a major relief for nearly 60,000 commuters, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ruled that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would operate the Rapid Metro Rail in Gurugram from October 16. Till then the previous operator — Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon South Ltd — would continue [...]

Daily News & Insights

  • Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has always endeavoured to provide the several facilities to provide the people of Chennai and safer and sustainable mode of transport. In the month of August 2019, a total of 29,65,307 passengers have travelled in the Metro Train proving that the efforts taken by CMRL to provide a safer and time efficient way of travel a success! In the month of August 2019, more than 1 Lakh passengers travel in the Metro train for a total of 19 days.  And on the following days a [...]
  • The upcoming Najafgarh metro station of Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be constructed as ‘Dumbbell shaped’. Lack of space forced the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) to change the shape from regular-rectangular to dumbbell, as per the reports. More Information: The Delhi Metro’s Grey Line will be operational by October 2019. The length of Najafgarh station is 288 metres as against the average metro station length of 200 metres. The Grey Line comprises of 3 stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh, out of which Dwarka and Nangli are elevated stations [...]
  • The ticket prices for IRCTC’s New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be Rs 1,125 for AC chair car and Rs 2,310 for executive chair car, officials said. While a ticket on the reverse journey will cost Rs 1,280 for AC chair car passengers and Rs 2,450 for those opting for executive chair car, they said. More Information: This will be the country’s first train to be operated by private players. The price for AC chair car tickets from Lucknow to Kanpur will be Rs 320 and for executive chair car it [...]
  • In a major relief for nearly 60,000 commuters, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ruled that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would operate the Rapid Metro Rail in Gurugram from October 16. Till then the previous operator — Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon South Ltd — would continue to ply it. More Information: During this period, there will a process to handover the operations of both the Metro lines to DMRC. Disposing off the petition, the division bench of Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain and Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi [...]
  • Digital disruption has permeated every industry around the globe and this has led to the developmental concept of INDUSTRY 4.0, as well as RAILWAY 4.0 and DIGITAL RAILWAY. In recent years, the main technologies and solutions which have accelerated digital transformation in the railway sector are IOT, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Automation. The use of digital data processing is revolutionizing maintenance of infrastructure and rolling stock. Based on millions of data points captured from sensors on critical train components, analytics can detect impending part defects, ensuring that maintenance is not only done when required, but [...]
  • The construction works for metro rail project in Srinagar will start by 2020. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Metro rail project has been prepared. The metro rail project, covering 25km in length, in Srinagar will be completed in two phases. More Information: The Metro rail project in Srinagar will cost around Rs 5,000 crore. Metro Man E Sreedharan has been appointed as the Principal Advisor of the Srinagar Metro Project. The Srinagar Metro will have 24 stations comprising of two corridors. The first corridor from HMT (Shalteng) to [...]
  • The metro rail in Gorakhpur will have two corridors and 27 stations. The construction of the proposed Rs. 4,100 crore metro project will begin in the city after the Centre’s approval. The LMRC (Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation), on 29 Aug 2019, surveyed metro routes in the city. More Information: During the survey, the LMRC took note of the difficulties being faced in metro construction, officials said. Its commissioner and the Gorakhpur Development Authority (GDA) vice chairman also held a meeting on the issues. LMRC Director Kumar Keshav and Chief Engineer [...]
  • Hyderabad: The metro rail will be extended to Old City soon, Municipal & IT Minister KT Rama Rao said. The minister was replying to questions of the Congress leaders Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Sridhar Babu on changes in the metro agreement and delay of the works. More Information: Hyderabad Metro Rail project works were going on in a fast pace in the country, he said. A total of 66km length metro rail works will be completed by December, he said. He added,”We are to complete the HMR project as planned [...]
  • East Coast Railway under the aegis of Ministry of Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Odisha for development of Bhubaneswar station as Multi-Model Transport Hub in New Delhi on 19 SEP 2019.  Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal and the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan joined the MoU signing ceremony through Video Conferencing. Under this MoU, Bhubaneswar station will be redeveloped as Multi-modal transport hub, jointly by Ministry of [...]
  • The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) Awarded contract for Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) services for signaling and train control, platform screen doors and rolling stock subsystems for Mumbai Metro Line-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) project. The contract for the same has been awarded to M/s Bureau Veritas Italia S.p.A, being the most competitive amongst the respective tenderers. More Information: Commenting on the same Ms. Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC said, “Independent Safety Assessment work is a mandatory requirement for safe and successful opening of Metro Line.” She said,”we aim to ensure that [...]

Additional Insights

  • INTRODUCTION: India’s first electrified rail tunnel built by Indian Railways was inaugurated between Chelopalli and Rapuru railway station and an electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli in Andhra Pradesh. The South Central Railway zone of the Railway Ministry had recently successfully completed the construction of the 6.7km tunnel in a record of 43 months. On June 25th, 2019, two freight trains successfully ran between the Cherlopalli and Rapuru railway [...]
  • Introduction : Indian Railway has the 4th world’s largest rail network. The route length network of Indian Railway is spread over 115,000 kms with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,349 stations. This Railway Network is ideal for long distance travel and movement of bulk commodities, from being an energy efficient and economic mode of transport. The Indian Railways is now focused on increasing its production [...]
  • Introduction: India introduced its first “SMART” coach in the year of 2018. The Smart Coach has many new features that go a long way for the security and safety of train journeys and passenger comfort.  It provides the world-class facilities to the passengers with the help of the Sensor-Based System and also the Indian Railways can move to predictive maintenance. The Smart Coach has been manufactured by the Modern Coach Factory, [...]
  • Introduction: The upcoming  Sivok – Rangpo rail project is going to be the fastest route from West Bengal to Sikkim for the Indian Soldiers as it will be easy for them to commute in this area.  The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) along with IRCON international limited, which was formerly Indian Railways Construction Company Limited has proposed to construct the 44.98km in the breathtaking journey time of 2 hours which was [...]
  • Hauz-Khas underground metro station What makes it special? : Hauz-Khas metro station of Delhi is the deepest metro station in India because this metro station is 29 meters deep. It is not possible to go below the existing metro station, which is on the yellow line. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that this construction was a massive challenge for the contractors.  Where and when can we expect to [...]

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