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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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ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTS Mitigating the Uncertainty

ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTS Mitigating the Uncertainty

There is a silver lining here: For the past two years, the Modi government has been adopting a broad strategy to substantially improve India's dismal WB ranking for ease of doing business. Concerted efforts have been made to remove serious bottlenecks that exist in the numerous business laws and a "holistic approach"taken.

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Urban Growth Corridors

Urban Growth Corridors

India is one of the fastest growing and most populated economies in the world. By 2030, the urban areas would contribute 75 per cent of India's GDP and house 590 million people, about 40 per cent of the population.

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Mumbai Metro starts structural health monitoring

Mumbai Metro starts structural health monitoring

Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures.
With damage and defects often invisible, and to alert the authorities to potential problems and even impending catastrophic failure, the Mumbai Metro One has commissioned the world´s first real-time advanced Structural Health Monitoring System (SHMS) for Asia´s tallest cable stay bridge across the Western Express Highway (WEH)

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METRONOMICS

METRONOMICS

The experience left the planners wiser. And this was evident in the 65 kilometres of the first phase of the ambitious Delhi Metro Project getting completed a full two years nine months ahead of schedule in 2005, in a period of a little over eight years.

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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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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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FDI Ultimate Game Changer

FDI Ultimate Game Changer

Though investment in infrastructure is expected to touch $1,025 billion in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-17), many hurdles are choking investment inflows despite the government´s overdrive to attract funds. The government´s recent decision to open up the railway sector to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)