Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) indicates that challenges around land acquisition have slowed down the ongoing extension of metro rail network. Therefore, if the need arises again, the metro rail operator in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) will not be averse to negotiating directly with private landowners.
First and foremost, water is a scarce commodity. If at all there is a war, it will be for water, now. Unfortunately, in India, the per capita availability of water has decreased in the past decade (if I go by the official record) from 1860 cubic metres in 2001 to 1545 cubic metres now.
The government is moving faster to boost its urban development mission as it plans to splash a whopping Rs 98,000 crore. Today, the cabinet has approved the creation of 100 smart cities with an outlay of Rs 48,000 crore. The projects will be completed by 2022 under the public-private-partnership model.
The upcoming Line 8 of Delhi MetroÂ’s Phase-III with advance metro signaling system will be operated without drivers and its operations will begin June. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) awarded Japan based Nippon Signal Co Ltd, a contract worth around 3.7 million JPY for the signaling system.
Delhi MetroÂ´s Jahangirpuri to Samaypur Badli corridor extension and Badarpur to Faridabad extension will be launched in early 2015, DMRC MD Mangu Singh has said. He said the work on Kashmere Gate to ITO Â´heritageÂ´ corridor will be completed by December, 2015.