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Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

With Indian cities emerging as the key drivers of economic growth, attention also needs to be paid to developing a robust public transportation system in them, observes Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. Puri made these observations at a panel discussion moderated by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, and Aashish Chandorkar, Columnist,...

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India’s Metro Trail

India’s Metro Trail

The total length of operational metro projects in India presently stands at about 440 km and is growing. Cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) where they are already operational, are simultaneously adding on to their existing route networks.

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Metro Policy 2017

Metro Policy 2017

The trend of metro rail as an urban transport has gathered momentum ever since Delhi has seen successful implementation of its metro rail project.

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Metro systems viable for large cities

Metro systems viable for large cities

Let me clarify that the term ´Smart City´ does not denote scale. We can have small Smart Cities and large Smart Cities, both successful. The Mass Rapid Transport System or MRTS is really meant for large cities which have the population and economic density to sustain such expensive infrastructure

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Metro Rail – A watershed year for metro?

Metro Rail – A watershed year for metro?

The unfolding year is expected to usher in a number of positive developments in the sector. The onus now is on effective execution. With a number of metro projects lined up for construction or operational launch in 2016

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Empowering the Cities

Empowering the Cities

Bringing safety, enhanced performance and lowered life-cycle cost to metros is the modern signalling technology called communication-based train control (CBTC). The methodology and technology have been perfected by companies like Thales.

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50 cities to get Metro

50 cities to get Metro

The government has finalised a plan to augment and launch mass rapid transportation systems across 50 cities to minimise commuter woes and ease pollution concerns.

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