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By Atteq Shaikh www.dnaindia.com The metro is all set to reduce the burden of the Mumbai local trains. The 11.07 km-long Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar metro rail will run every three minutes during peak hours, a Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) official told dna. In all there are 12 stations along the metro corridor, [...]
“The trial process started on Friday evening and the metro rail rolled out of the Versova car depot to run up to Azad Nagar (also known as Indian Oil Junction),” confirmed SVR Srinivas, additional metropolitan commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
With an expertise of nearly 150 years in operating its Tube, Transport For London will now help build a 150-km long Mumbai Metro rail network, officials said here Monday. Transport for London (TFL) is a British organisation that manages transport services across London.
Addressing a press conference at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh on Tuesday, Singh further said that superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife, actor and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, who have together loaned Rs 11 crore to one of the realty firms, too, may not be aware about the illegality being committed.
After remaining closed for seven months, Delhi Airport Metro, the Reliance Infrastructure showpiece project, has commenced operations and the company is seeking damages from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), said Lalit Jalan, chief executive officer, Reliance Infra.
Your ride on Mumbai’s metro is still a while away. Though chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had said last year that part of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro route would be thrown open to the public in March this year, officials at the ground level said the time given by the chief minister was ‘too optimistic’.
Navi Mumbai will have metro rail by December 2014 and the much-awaited Navi Mumbai International Airport project will take off in six months, said Tanaji Satre, managing director of the City and Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the city’s development, during his address at the Hindustan Times for Navi Mumbai Conclave 2012 held at Vashi on Thursday.
A two-member expert committee appointed by MMRDA has said the mishap at the Airport Road Metro Station site last month was due to technical and natural reasons. The accident had left one person dead and 16 injured. The committee report, however, is silent on possible negligence on the part of Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), the Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium in charge of the construction, or sub-contractor Hindustan Construction Company.