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Metro Rail – An Unmatched Real Estate Catalyst

While Metro rail implementation has a huge impact on real estate prices along its corridor and the influence zone, in the larger context it improves the standard of living of a large segment of urban population. A. Shankar, National Director & Head – Urban Solutions (Strategic Consulting), JLL India says it is also a catalyst for sustainable development across large ...

“We are not building a metro:We are redefining Hyderabad”

As is known, Hyderabd Metro once completed will be one of the best mass rapid transport projects in the world, especially built on the PPP model. There are two hundred mass transit systems in the world and out of these, less than half a dozen are built on this model. Mostly, these are government funded and managed projects for the ...

Energy Cost in Metro Rail–Is it getting its due?

The energy consumed by trains is often neglected while arriving at cost of a mass transit project. The authors outline factors to be considered while arriving at estimates of energy consumption by rolling stock and during evaluation of bids for transit projects. Energy consumption by trains is a growing concern for operators and infrastructure administrators. Energy cost is 30-50% of ...

Metro Rail System Need for Standardisation

An increasing number of cities in India have opted for metro rail as the choice of mass rapid transit system. The author takes a look at the issues faced by vendors supplying systems for the metro rail in India as well as innovation and trends in metro rail and mainline rail systems. Urbanisation in India is increasing rapidly – about ...

ITS Making Metros Smarter

Metro Rail has emerged as a viable option to increase the share of public transport among the different modes of transport used in India. With a maximum speed of 80kmph, it is a quick, clean, reliable, safe and energy-efficient means of mass transit, providing commuters with comfort and convenience. With proper design, metro rail systems can carry up to 3-4 ...

Serco Operations and Maintenance of Metro Rail

The rapidly growing metro market in India has brought in focus the various aspects of a typical metro rail project, one of the most significant areas being Operations & Maintenance (O&M). It is interesting that the metro rail market realises the importance of this critical infrastructure and is actively pursuing budgets for O&M for asset longevity, a novel concept in ...

Urban Transport and the role of Metro Rail

Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) delivered the keynote address at the Metro Rail India-2013 conference organised by the ITP Publishing Group at Hotel ITC Chola, Chennai in February. He said that the choice of Metro Rail has to be based on a Comprehensive Mobility Plan and Alternatives Analysis with networked connectivity in the region as ...

Second Annual Metro Rail India from February 20-22

The 2nd Annual Metro Rail India Summit will be held from February 20-22 in Chennai. Organised by Construction Week and ITP India, with TrafficInfraTech as one of the media partners, it is a premier event for metro rail organisations, infrastructure firms, finance houses and technology providers. Metro Rail India will be very useful for companies in the fields of Signalling ...

Hyundai Rotem gets Hyderabad Metro contract

Larsen & Toubro, the concessionaire for the elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project has awarded South Korean company Hyundai Rotem the contract to supply engines and train sets for the metro rail. Hyundai Rotem will supply the rolling stocks nine months before each stage of the project is commissioned. Besides this, the tenders received for the supply of signalling and train ...

Mumbai Metro 70% complete

About 70% of the bridge work of Metro rail over Western Railway tracks near Andheri station is completed. The original deadline of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route (Phase 1) of Mumbai Metro was December 2012 but it has spilled over to next year as the work is yet to be completed. The bridge is 183 metre long and is being built in three ...