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Panel Discussion Reinventing Public Transport

The panel discussion on ‘Reinventing Public Transport’ at Smart Mobility 2018 in Mumbai focussed on buses and its potential to cater as a main mode of transport to work as first & last mile connectivity for major mass transport infrastructure like railways & metros. The panellists were Prof HM Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, Centre for Excellence in Urban Transport, CEPT ...

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...

Maharashtra CM launches first ‘U’ girder for Metro-7

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently launched the first ‘U’ girder (140-ton, 25-meter long and 5-meter wide) for the Dahisar (East) to Andheri (East) Metro-7 corridor at Pathanwadi, Malad, on the Western Express Highway. “Metro corridors are the need of the hour and I will take every step to ensure Mumbaikar’s comfort”, said Devendra Fadnavis. “Metro-7 corridor is running along ...

Centre may relax funding norms for Metro projects

The Urban Development Ministry is considering a proposal to relax the population criterion for Metro rail projects, given the increasing demand for Metro projects in the country. Currently, Metro projects are approved for cities with population of 20 lakh or more, the new proposal would reduce this to 10 lakh.

Mumbai Metro captures commuters’ hearts

The long awaited Mumbai Metro, which was inaugurated on June 8 has won over many commuters who have been using other modes of transport. Travellers were impressed by the large stations, escalators and the courteous staff. Commuters felt that this was the cheapest mode of travel and a real blessing due to the air-conditioned service, given the city’s humid and ...

BEST feeder services for metro and monorail

Mumbai?s exclusive public transport provider BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking) is planning on providing citizens feeder services which would help them connect with the upcoming Mumbai metro and monorail services, similar to its existing bus services for the city?s suburban railway system. The new services would begin with a service for the monorail corridor between Chembur and Wadala, ...

Metro for Noida

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved a proposal to form a metro rail company called Noida Metro Ra?il Company (NMRC) to build a 29km long between Nodia City Centre and Greater Nodia?s Bodaki. 19km of the metro will be in Noida and 10km will be in the Greater Nodia region. The company, with an initial corpus of ? 1,000 crore, ...

Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Plan unveiled

The Haryana government has unveiled the Final Development Plan for the Gurgaon-Manesar Complex. The area measuring 32,088 hectares is expected to cater to about 42.5 lakh people by 2031. Out of this area about 4,428 hectares have been reserved for transport and communication purposes. Apart from this a total of 16,021 hectares has been reserved for residential areas, 1,616 hectares ...

BEML to separate rail business

Bangalore-based BEML, manufacturer of heavy equipment for the transport, mining and earth-moving sectors, has decided to split its rail business into a separate entity to better manage, and take advantage of, the high demand for rail rolling stock in the country. Of the company’s revenue of about `5000 crore for the 2010 fiscal year, `1300 crore was earned from its ...

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