GDA officials to review funding options for the under-construction 9.41 km metro project today

Ghaziabad: The GDA (Ghaziabad development authority) officials on Saturday will hold discussions about the review of funding options for the under-construction 9.41 kilometer metro rail project from Dilshad Garden-New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad. The discussions will be taken up in a meeting to be chaired by commissioner (Meerut). The commissioner…

Kochi Metro Update: KMRL to start autorickshaw service to connect its suburbs with Metro stations

Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has succeeded in bringing together autorickshaw drivers’ unions in the GCDA & Goshree areas to form a company/society. About 15,000 autorickshaw drivers in the city will join the scheme & work as a single professional operating unit under the proposed company. The move…

LMRC successfully commissions ‘Automatic Train Washing Plant’ at Transport Nagar metro depot

Lucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has successfully commissioned the 'Automatic Train Washing Plant' on April 28 at the Transport Nagar metro depot. Through this facility, the metro trains entering or exiting the depot can be cleaned automatically at the ramp using remote control from the Operation Control Centre located…

Prabhu tells why Indian Railways will never be privatised

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out privatisation of the public transporter as it cannot ignore the common man’s interest and will have to bear the public service obligation. The Indian Railways’ public services obligation is currently almost Rs 30,000-35,000 crore (approx US$ 4670.4-5448.7 Million). More Details:  “This…

Railways Gets share From Nirbhaya Fund for CCTVs, Ladies Special Trains & Ladies Compartments

In a first, Indian Railways has been allocated a share of the Nirbhaya Fund for implementing an ongoing scheme to install CCTV surveillance systems at railway stations and Ladies Special trains and women compartments in suburban trains. In the last 8 years since the launch of the plan, these systems…