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Today (9:26AM)  DMRC innovates to reduce traffic congestion in Kochi (www.thehindu.com)
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has adopted an innovative method for the construction of metro stations in the city so as to pose minimum inconvenience to the public.
According to the agency, it is using a single column steel structure from the median that projects up to 12 metres, instead of using wooden ballies and batten as in normal constructions. As part of it, cantilever steel trusses would be suspended from the steel columns on either side of the station piers.“All shuttering arrangements are hung from these cantilever steel trusses, which are designed to carry weight of reinforcement cage, concrete, labour and equipment used for concreting,” it said in a statement.By this arrangement, when the construction of station is progressing, vehicles up to 4.50 metre height can ply without any restriction outside the barricaded area.The method will be used for
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constructing all other stations other than Aluva main station, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Edappally and Pettah stations. Presently, the method is used in the construction of the Cusat and Kalamassery Town stations.
As part of Kochi Metro Rail Project, the reach from Aluva to Maharaja’s College is planned for commissioning by June 2016. Stations will be constructed at Pulinchodu, Companypady, Ambattukavu, Kalamasserry Town, Cochin University, Pathadipalam, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, Kaloor, Lissie, MG Road and Maharaja’s College.
Today (9:23AM)  Special trains to clear pooja rush (www.thehindu.com)
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Railways will run a pair of superfast special express train between Chennai-Santragachhi for one trip to clear extra rush during Durga Pooja festival.
The train No.06010 Chennai – Santragachhi Superfast express train will leave Chennai on Tuesday September 30 at 07.30 a.m. which will reach Visakhapatnam the same day at 8.35 p.m. and leave at 8.55 p.m. and reach Santragachhi on Wednesday at 10.25 a.m.
The train No.06009 Santragachhi- Chennai Superfast express train will leave Santragachhi on Wednesday October 1 at 1.00 p.m.
It will reach Visakhapatnam at 2.30 a.m. on Thursday and leave at 2.50 a.m. to reach Chennai on October 2 at 5 p.m.
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The pair of trains will also stop at Duvvada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Palasa, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak.
According to a press release issued by the Railways the trains consist of one 2{+n}{+d}AC, one 3{+r}{+d}AC, 11 sleeper class coaches, three general class coaches and two second class-cum-luggage coaches in its composition.
Today (9:23AM)  ECoR to launch special cleanliness campaign (www.thehindu.com)
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East Coast Railway will be launching a special cleanliness campaign on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 in its jurisdiction. The campaign will include ‘Shramdaan’ (social service) and awareness activities to keep stations, colonies and workspaces clean in line with the Central Government’s directive of ‘Clean India Campaign’.A comprehensive ‘Cleanliness Action Plan’ for this has been prepared to cover stations, trains, tracks, workshops and colonies.The Divisional Railway Managers and Additional Divisional Railway Managers of East Coast Railway have been directed to coordinate the activities and campaign within the jurisdiction of their respective divisions. During the campaign, posters, pamphlets, stickers and banners will be distributed among the public for awareness.
A comprehensive ‘Cleanliness Action Plan’ has been prepared to cover stations, trains, tracks, workshops and colonies
Today (9:22AM)  Blood donation camp held (www.thehindu.com)
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A voluntary blood donation camp was organised at Railway Hospital by Engineering Dept. of East Coast Railway, Waltair Division, in association with A.S. Raja Blood Bank on Saturday. Around 85 officers and staff members participated in the camp. G.H. Victor Joseph, Sr Divisional Engineer (Co-ordination), Dr. P.K. Maha Patra, Chief Medical Superintendent, ECoR, and Dr. Radha Rani took part in the camp.
Today (9:21AM)  SCR regulates, cancels trains in Chittoor (www.thehindu.com)
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South Central Railway has announced a line block for track maintenance works between Mungilipattu and Panapakam railway stations in Chittoor district, falling under the Guntakal division, causing regulation and cancellation of some trains for eight days starting September 22.
Train No.22616 Coimbatore-Tirupati Express will be regulated for 20 minutes at Panapakam on September 23, 25, 26 and 30, while 22617 Bangalore-Tirupati Express will be regulated for 10 minutes on September 24 and October 1. Similarly, 56888/56887 Katpadi-Tirupati-Katpadi passenger and 57405/57406 Tirupati-Katpadi-Tirupati passenger will remain cancelled during September 22 - 26 and September 29-October 1, an SCR release stated.
Today (9:20AM)  Shunting, platform shortage cause delay in departure of two trains (www.thehindu.com)
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Departure of two new trains from Nagercoil junction was delayed for over an hour on Saturday morning due to shunting and platform shortage, sources in the railways said.Though Kanyakumari is a busy tourist centre, the Nagercoil and Kanyakumari railway stations lack in facilities such as additional platforms to facilitate arrival and departure of trains.The sources said that such a situation prevailed in at least two days a week.On most of the occasions, the passengers enter into heated arguments with the railway staff over delay in departure of trains.Out of the three platforms, one was occupied by a goods train, another by Howrah Express from Kanyakumari and the third by Coimbatore passenger train on Saturday.As the arriving trains were stopped at the signal for want of platforms in Nagercoil station, the departure of Coimbatore passenger was delayed by about 90 minutes on Saturday.The train, which was to leave at 7.15 a.m.,...
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left the station at 8.50 a.m.The Howrah Express left at 9.10 a.m., instead of 8.10 a.m.This irked office goers travelling towards Tirunelveli and other neighbouring destinations.Additional platforms, expansion of shunting yards and provision of other facilities are the need of the hour to avoid recurrence of such operational problems, sources admitted.Senior officials of Southern Railway could not be contacted for their comments.
Today (9:19AM)  An open toilet around Chengannur station (www.thehindu.com)
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Closed restrooms leave Sabarimala pilgrims no other option
Discomfort awaited Sabarimala pilgrims coming from different parts of south India at the Chengannur Railway Station where the authorities failed to keep open the modern toilet complex as well as the wash rooms attached to the pilgrim shelter.
The devotees, who had come to attend the monthly puja at Sabarimala, had no other choice to use the area around the railway station and the adjoining office building of the Railway Police Force.
Many pilgrims told The Hindu that the officials at the railway station had turned a deaf ear to their request for opening the toilet and the bathroom block for reasons best known to them.
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National Vice-president of the Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom (ABASS) D. Vijayakumar alleged that the railway authorities in Chengannur had shown an indifferent attitude towards making available even the existing basic facility to the Sabarimala pilgrims.
He said the railway officials cited shortage staff and expressed regret at not being able to open the toilet complex and bath room block attached to the pilgrim shelters.
The official indifference appeared to be strange in the backdrop of the announcement made by the Railway Minister three years ago, declaring the Chengannur station the Gateway of Sabarimala, he said.

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Today (9:18AM)  Metro Rail phase-I to be taken up on two corridors (www.thehindu.com)
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The first phase of the proposed elevated Metro Rail project in the city will be taken up on two corridors -- Bandar Road and Eluru Road -- covering nearly 26 km.Efforts will be made to complete the first phase in four years, according to E. Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, who has been appointed advisor for rail-based Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) projects in Andhra Pradesh.On the Bandar Road corridor, the project will be taken up from V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College at Kanuru to Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) covering a distance of 13 km.Likewise, on Eluru Road, it will start at Pandit Nehru Bus Stand and pass through the Vijayawada Railway station and Eluru Road to end at Ramavarappadu.Based on the traffic flow, road congestion and utility, these two roads have been identified in the first phase. The proposed elevated Metro Rail will be a...
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medium density project like the ones in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, Mr. Sreedharan said at a press conference here on Saturday.It would have a station for every kilometre and a depot would be established on the city fringes to take up service works, repairs and stabilising works.
“Since it is going to be an elevated project, land acquisition should not be a big challenge and all the pillars will be constructed on the road medians,” he said.
The possible challenges could be existence of underground pipelines and sewer lines etc. and their shifting to other locations, he said.
Mr. Sreedharan along with his team travelled extensively in the city and held detailed discussions with Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri-Urban Development Authority (VGTM-UDA) authorities earlier in the day.
A Detailed Project Report (DPR) would be prepared and submitted to the State government by January-end next year, taking into consideration all the factors, including ridership, estimated project cost, necessary institutional arrangements, funds mobilisation, social benefits and environmental assessment.
Once the State government, approves the DPR, tenders for civil works, procurement of signalling system and other works could be floated in six months. To a query on the Visakhapatnam project, Mr. Sreedharan said his team would travel to the city in 10 days and hold meetings and inspections.
Today (9:16AM)  Cleanliness awareness rally (www.thehindu.com)
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A cleanliness awareness rally was organised under the auspices of Southern Railway here on Friday. A large number of NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, workers of service organisations, students from schools and colleges, scouts and guides participated in it.Led by Manjula Rangarajan, Divisional Railway Manager, they walked down up to the railway station.Sarla Balagopal, Chief Commercial Manager, Southern Railway, R. Soundararajan, Chief Medical Superintendent were present.Earlier, R. Sarathkumar, MLA, flagged off the rally at the Mahamaham tank.
Today (9:14AM)  Tumkur may get railway varsity (www.thehindu.com)
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Apart from being developed as an industrial smart city and getting a food park, Tumkur may soon have a railway university to boost economic activity in the region.Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said here on Saturday that establishment of a railway university here was under serious consideration of the Union government.At a press conference here, Mr. Gowda said the government would not allow encroachment of HMT Watches Ltd. land in Tumkur and would seriously consider establishing the university on it as demanded by the former Minister S. Shivanna.He said four railway universities would be established in four places of the country, including at Vadodara, in four years.
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up at an estimated cost of Rs. 759 crore. He said railway connectivity to ports would be taken up. Work on long- pending projects such as Gadag–Wadi and Hubli–Ankola projects would be started.The works on four new lines — Gabbur–Bellary, Shimoga–Shringeri–Mangalore, Talaguppa–Siddapura and Gadag–Harapanahalli — would be taken up this year, he added.He said bullet train project was being taken up under public-private participation model and there would be foreign direct investment in the project, for which the Union Cabinet had given its approval.
Mr. Gowda said his Ministry had entered into a memorandum of understanding with China on high-speed rail corridors, upgrading of railway stations and setting up of railway universities.
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Mr. Gowda said priority would be accorded to Kannada language in the Railway Department. Speaking Kannada was being made compulsory for employees of the department working in Karnataka. He said employees were being taught Kannada for two days a week and the initiative had been started in Mangalore.
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He said railway connectivity to ports would be taken up. Work on long- pending projects such as Gadag–Wadi and Hubli–Ankola projects would be started.The works on four new lines — Gabbur–Bellary, Shimoga–Shringeri–Mangalore, Talaguppa–Siddapura and Gadag–Harapanahalli — would be taken up this year, he added.
Today (9:13AM)  Special train to clear rush (www.thehindu.com)
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South Western Railway will run a special train between Yeshwantpur and Belgaum to clear the holiday rush. Train no. 02687 will leave Yeshwantpur at 8.40 p.m. on October 1 and arrive at Belgaum at 7.10 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, train no. 02688 will depart from Belgaum at 5.50 p.m. on October 5 and reach Yeshwantpur at 5 a.m. the next day. They will halt at Tumkur, Davangere, Hubli and Dharwad.
Today (9:10AM)  Plea to widen roads for better utilisation of Metro (www.thehindu.com)
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The trips to the Metro station will not be pleasant for commuters unless steps are taken to widen these thoroughfares,says T.S. ATUL SWAMINATHAN
As the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will ply trains on a nearly 10-km stretch from Koyambedu to Alandur soon, thousands of commuters from Adambakkam, Nanganallur, Saint Thomas Mount, Ullagaram and Puzhuthivakkam are expected to commute by the Metro from St. Thomas Mount or Officers Training Academy (OTA) CMRL station.With two thoroughfares, one via St. Thomas Mount railway station vehicular subway and the other through Southern Sector Inner Ring Road, commuters can reach OTA or Mount CMRL station.The trips to the station are not going to be pleasant for the commuters unless the authorities concerned widen the two arterial thoroughfares, which currently suffer due to the presence of commercial establishments. The poor condition of the road and haphazard
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parking of vehicles add to the problem.Starting from Pazhandi Amman Kovil Street and Vallalar Street, Adambakkam, these thoroughfares are certain to witness major traffic blocks during the rush hour as the road space is narrow for pedestrians.  
It is similar situation at the Medavakkam Main Road, Vanuvampettai-Keezhkatalai.
Among the reasons for the traffic congestion here are poor road condition and delay in laying underground water/drainage pipelines from Medavakkam High Road to Ullagaram-Puzhuthivakkam by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB).
The delay has considerably contributed to traffic snarls and resulted in inconvenience to road-users.
“Once the trains ply, there will be a huge rush of commuters from Adambakkam, Nanganallur, St. Thomas Mount, Ullagaram and Puzhuthivakkam, as there are poor bus services to Koyambedu-CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar and Ekkatuthangal,” says S. Antony Raj, a resident of Adambakkam.
During the rush hour, traffic bottlenecks are going to be worse. Because, commercial establishments have usurped road space. And there is a lack of dedicated parking slots on Medavakkam Main Road, Adambakkam and Vanuvampet, he points out.
Similarly, on Karuneegar Street and East Karikalan Street, Adambakkam, the roads leading to the subway have to be widened to accommodate the burgeoning vehicular traffic.
As both Medavakkam Main Road, Vanuvampet, and Adambakkam are the main thoroughfares for CMRL, these stretches will witness an unprecedented vehicular traffic during the rush hour. “The authorities concerned must take steps to widen the road and evict the encroachments causing traffic congestion. Another option to reduce congestion by plying feeder services, introduction of share autos and MTC mini-bus services,” road-users say.
Today (9:10AM)  Trains cancelled after Maoist threat (www.thehindu.com)
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In view of the Maoist threat during their week-long foundation day celebration the East-Central Railway has cancelled 28 passenger trains under its five divisions falling in Bihar and Jharkhand for a week.Maoists had earlier announced that they would celebrate their 10 foundation day sometime between September 21 and 27.The Chief Public Relations Officer here, A.K. Rajak told The Hindu that the ECR has decided to cancel 28 passenger trains under its five divisions for about a week in view of Maoist threat.Following an intelligence report that the Maoists could target trains and railway properties security has been tightened on tracks and trains running across the Maoist-hit regions of Bihar and Jharkhand.Giving details, a railway official said eight trains each have been cancelled in Dhanbad and Samastipur divisions, five under Danapur division, four under Sonepur division and three under Mughalsarai division of the East-Central Railways.
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He also said that the ECR has decided to run pilot escort engines ahead of the Rajdhani Express trains passing through the States.
Today (9:04AM)  CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao briefed on Metro rail impact (www.deccanchronicle.com)
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Hyderabad: Officials briefed Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao that there would be no harm to the Legislative Assembly building as the Metro Rail viaduct passes 300 feet away from it and also 20 feet away from T-martyrs site. They said the viaduct was to pass over the T-martyrs site as per the original plan, but now that has been changed and as such there is no need for realignment at these locations.
Though Mr Rao did not make any observations over this, officials said he seemed convinced about their argument. The government is likely to adopt a silent stand on realignment at these locations where work has reached an advanced stage.
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middle of the road. This led to severe delay in the launch of work on congested roads.
Traffic police has been refusing to give permission to L&T to take up work on busy roads fearing severe disruption to traffic during peak hours.
However, the letter sent by L&T to the government on September 10, which was leaked to the media, expressing its inability to construct the project due to delay in right of way and realignment proposals, has put state the government in a tight spot.
Today (9:03AM)  Boost to rail milk network: Centre plans to enhance market access (www.deccanherald.com)
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The Modi government is considering to boost the rail milk network to ensure supply of milk to regions facing shortage, thus enhancing market access to milk producers.
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Amul have placed orders for procurement of 30 new rail milk tankers, which would be made available by the ministry of railways, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said here.
Each new rail milk tanker (RMT) will have the capacity of transporting 44,600 litres of milk. The RMTs can be attached to express or mail trains for speedy transportation of milk.
At present, dairy cooperative federations have 96 RMTs which are plying along the national milk grid, taking milk to areas of demand.
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“The procurement of 30 new tankers by Amul and NDDB will enhance movement of milk from milk surplus areas to areas of demand, thus benefiting the consumer and enhancing famers’ market access,” Singh said.
Amul is the biggest user of the national milk grid, transporting five lakh litres of milk per day through the rail route. This is only a fraction as huge quantity of milk is still transported using the network of roads across the country.
The RMT is designed in such a manner so as to prevent milk from churning while in motion and the temperature is maintained.
An RMT is usually loaded with pasteurised milk cooled at two degrees Celsius and the specially designed tanker ensures that the temperature of milk does not rise beyond two degrees even after a 40-hour journey.
In the Railway Budget this year, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda had announced running of full-fledged trains, in collaboration with Amul and NDDB, to carry milk and milk products.
North Gujarat-based Banas Dairy, Asia’s largest dairy union, transports milk from Banaskantha to Delhi and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Amul Dairy uses the rail route to transport milk to Kolkata.

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Today (9:01AM)  Jana Reddy demands all party meeting on Metro Rail (www.siasat.com)
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Leader of the Opposition K Jana Reddy on Saturday demanded an all party meeting on the issue of Hyderabad Metro Rail.
Addressing a press conference at the Congress Legislature Party office here, Jana Reddy said that the State Government was not maintaining transparency on the issue of Metro Rail. He said that the government needs to clarify on its communication with the L&T. Further, he said that the government should have issued a clarification on the Raidurg land.
Jana Reddy said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao should convene an all-party meeting and place all the files related to the project before the opposition parties. Further, he said that all obstacles coming in the way of Metro Rail project. Further,
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steps should be taken that no problems occur till the execution of the entire project.
The CLP leader said that the Metro Rail project was related to the people of Telangana and they have a right to know its real status. He said that the Chief Minister needs to break his silence on the issue and come out with a clear statement by convening an all-party meeting.
Deputy CLP leader in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir and Chevella MLA K Yadaiah were also present. (INN)
Today (8:59AM)  Mid-year Report on Bullet Trains Next Month, Says DVS (www.newindianexpress.com)
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BANGALORE: The Mumbai-Ahmedabad route will mark the entry of bullet trains in the country, said Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.“JICA is conducting a feasibility study on the route, and the mid-year report will be submitted next month. The final report should be ready by July 15, 2015,” said Gowda. He was speaking at an event organised by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI).FKCCI on Saturday conferred the Sir M Visvesvaraya Memorial Award on Baba Kalyani, Chairman and MD, Bharat Forge. The Padma Bhushan award winner was given the award for his significant contribution to the economic development of the state.“At present the manufacturing industry contributes to 15-16 per cent of the GDP. This needs to go up to 25 per cent,” said Kalyani. “The target needs to be achieved in 10 to 12 years,” he said.Also present at the event was Narendra Jadhav, former...
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member, Planning Commission, Government of India who supported Kalyani’s views. “India has a large and growing young population and it needs to harness this. To give an impetus to this age group, we need more investment in the education and skill development sector.” said Jadhav. He added that education without skills is very dangerous. “At present 40-55 percent engineers that graduate are not employable. This needs to change soon.”“India is ready to achieve great heights in economic growth because the PM is a man with a vision and 60 to 70 per cent of our population is below 35 years of age with great potential,”said Kalyani.Industrial growth was one of the focus areas for the government said Gowda. “We are looking at economic corridors, incubation programmes for start ups, incentives for entrepreneurs,”he said. He added that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) would be revived. “We want to ensure that there is effective use of land. Also, railways is a huge focus for the government and we are looking at public private partnerships and allowing foreign direct investment in the sector.”He added that the government was looking at a single window system for quick disposal of files.“The e-biz system will have details of investors and all departments. This should be ready by December 31.” The union minister refused to comment on the High Speed Rail Link to come up connecting Mysore-Bangalore-Chennai, only saying that an MoU has been signed.
Today (8:57AM)  Order for cancellation of 28 pairs of trains withdrawn (news.webindia123.com)
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East Central Railway (ECR) today announced that it had withdrawn the order relating to cancellation of 28 pairs of trains which was earlier issued in view of possible threat from proscribed CPI(Maoist) as it was observing week long exercise to mark its foundation day.
Chief Public Relation Officer of ECR Arbind Rajak said that the order relating to cancellation of 28 pairs of trains had been withdrawn and all the trains affected with the order would be in operation as per it schedule.
'The order for cancellation was earlier issued in view of possible threat from proscribed CPI (Maoist) as the banned outfit was observing its foundation week', Mr Rajak said adding that the decision to allow movement of trains as per the schedule was taken following adequate security arrangement was made
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Today (8:57AM)  Delhi set for expanded Metro service adding 140km of train lines and 15 lakh new passengers (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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After the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) Phase III becomes fully operational in the next two years, the Delhi Metro will provide better connectivity to faraway areas such as Badli, Bawana, Najafgarh, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida and some landmarks and important destinations like the IGI Airport domestic terminal and the Red Fort besides major city hospitals.
The Phase III project, which is the biggest of all DMRC endeavours so far, will add 140km to the existing Metro network and close to 15 lakh passengers to its daily users.
+6 Development: The Phase III project, which is the biggest of all DMRC endeavours so far, will add 140km to the existing Metro network and close to 15 lakh passengers to its daily users
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The DMRC plans to open the ITO station by this year-end. Lakhs of travellers along the congested Ring Road and Outer Ring Road will immensely benefit from the Phase III project
Once commissioned, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 330km and 234 stations, making it the seventh largest Metro network in the world.
Sanghai Metro has the largest network of 424km with an equal number of stations.
"Construction on all corridors has begun. There were some issues related to land acquisition in some areas, but the work is running on schedule. The Delhi Metro will meet its deadline of December 2016," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
The Delhi Metro has already opened first section of Phase III between Central Secretariat and Mandi House, which is a part of the 'heritage line' leading to Kashmere Gate via Janpath, ITO, Delhi Gate and the Red Fort.
The DMRC plans to open the ITO station by this year-end. Lakhs of travellers along the congested Ring Road and Outer Ring Road will immensely benefit from the Phase III project.
Five major stations along the Ring Road-Sarai Kale Khan, Sarojini Nagar, Bhikaji Cama Place, Dhaula Kuan and Naraina-are not only expected to take the vehicular load off to a great extent, but it will also boost the ring rail network of the Indian Railways.
Similarly, residents of areas like Vasant Vihar, R.K. Puram and Munirka along the Outer Ring Road will benefit from the upcoming Metro service.
Convenience
While the 58-km-long Majlis Park–Shiv Vihar corridor will pass along the Ring Road, the 37-km Janakpuri West–Botanical Garden corridor will provide connectivity along the Outer Ring Road.
This corridor will also provide cheaper and convenient transportation to the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
+6 "Phase III has been an engineering challenge as it involves massive underground activities. A record 28 tunnel boring machines are currently operating, unprecedented in any country. Further, 15 new interchange stations are being constructed without disrupting the passenger services at the existing Metro stations. While construction of interchange stations is the trickiest, it will help passengers save time," Dayal elaborated.
A total of seven segments are to be constructed on six corridors in the Phase III project. These segments (see map) include Majlis Park–Shiv Vihar, Janakpuri West–Botanical Garden, Central Secretariat– Kashmere Gate, Jahangirpuri– Badli, Badarpur–YMCA Chowk Faridabad, Dwarka–Najafgarh and Mundka–Bahadurgarh.
After the completion of construction on these corridors, the daily ridership of the Delhi Metro is expected to touch the 40 lakh mark.
According to the Delhi Metro, 15 new interchange stations in Phase III will reduce the travel time significantly.
These include an interchange station at Botanical Garden (Noida) - the first and the only interchange station outside Delhi. This station will provide interchange between the currently operational Line 3 (Noida City Centre–Dwarka Sector 21) and the upcoming Janakpuri West–Botanical Garden corridor.
+6 This Metro station will connect Noida directly with important locations of South Delhi such as Nehru Place, Kalkaji, Hauz Khas, R.K. Puram and Vasant Vihar besides providing direct connectivity to the IGI Airport.
With the construction of Botanical Garden interchange station, the travelling time between Noida and Gurgaon will come down to approximately 50 minutes with interchange at Hauz Khas. At present, the journey from Huda City Centre in Gurgaon to Botanical Garden in Noida takes about one-and-a-half hours with interchange at the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station.
Also, lakhs of people in Noida and East Delhi areas will be able to reach the Delhi airport in just 40 minutes.
DMRC promises fewer glitches and faster rides
Nearly four million passengers of the Delhi Metro network can expect faster rides and fewer technical glitches once the upcoming Phase III of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is commissioned.
Metro trains on the new lines will run at a frequency of 90 seconds during peak hours as against the existing frequency of 150 seconds to 180 seconds per train during the same peak hours.
+6 The CBTC is a railway signaling system that makes use of telecommunications between trains and track equipment for traffic management and infrastructure control
The Delhi Metro will also introduce an advanced signaling system called 'Communication Based Train Control' (CBTC) that will facilitate faster train movement with greater accuracy.
"Theoretically, the new signaling system allows movement of trains at a frequency of 90 seconds but, practically, the trains will run at an interval 100 to 120 seconds," a DMRC spokesperson said.
"Presently, the Delhi Metro system can run trains at peak hours at a frequency of about two-and-a-half minutes. With the CBTC technology, more train trips will be possible with the existing number of trains," he said.
The CBTC is a railway signaling system that makes use of telecommunications between trains and track equipment for traffic management and infrastructure control.
This system helps state the exact position of a train more accurately as compared to the traditional signaling systems.
This will be the first time that CBTC system will be used in India. This technology is widely used for the world's leading metro networks across Spain, Paris, Beijing and London.
A DMRC official said the frequent technical glitches on the existing Noida and Gurgaon lines were caused mainly due to high frequency of trains.
While the existing metro system was designed to run trains at a peak frequency of three minutes, they actually run at a frequency of 2.3 minutes on the Gurgaon route and 2.4 minutes on the Noida/Vaishali route. As the new system will be able to support a higher frequency, there will be fewer glitches, the official said.
New trains high on safety
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Swanky new trains will be most attractive feature of the upcoming Phase III project of the Delhi Metro network.
The ultra-modern trains will be driverless and promise a whole new experience altogether for commuters on the new and upcoming corridors.
+6 The DMRC will import 20 train sets (120 coaches) from South Korea and, in the meanwhile, set up a manufacturing unit in Bangalore to produce another 66 train sets (396 coaches)
+6 A DMRC spokesperson said that as the trains will be driverless, the new stations will have 'platform doors' similar to those on the AirportExpress Metro
Colourful interiors, improved passenger safety, increased seating space and upgraded information system are the key features of the new stock of trains that will be procured from South Korea.
The DMRC will import 20 train sets (120 coaches) from South Korea and, in the meanwhile, set up a manufacturing unit in Bangalore to produce another 66 train sets (396 coaches).
Manufactured by a consortium of Hyundai and Rotem, a six-coach train would cost about Rs 51 crore at the rate of about Rs 8.5 crore per coach.
The first set of new trains would arrive at the Mukundpur depot and will be introduced on Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Brown line) in May 2015.
The trains will run on standard gauge. The new rolling stock will run at an average speed of 35kmph as against the average speed of 32kmph of the present stock that is already running on Metro tracks. These trains will also be 10 per cent more enery efficient.
A DMRC spokesperson said that as the trains will be driverless, the new stations will have 'platform doors' similar to those on the AirportExpress Metro.
The absence of a driver's cabin will also help accommodate 240 more commuters in a train. Driverless Metro trains are currently successfully running in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
DMRC officials said the new coaches will be painted in bright colours such as pink, red and purple.
"The new model will have a lot of handrails and bars. The seats near the end of the coaches will have seating space for three passengers instead of the existing two seats," the spokesperson said.
Today (8:52AM)  Minimum metro fare will be Rs15 in 4 years (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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AHMEDABAD: When the Metro rolls out in five years, the minimum fare to board is proposed to be set at Rs 15 for a 2-kilometre ride. The maximum fare proposed in the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to the Union urban development ministry is Rs 51 for 31km. The fare structure is largely based on the formula used by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), claim Metrorail Express Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad (MEGA) officials.
"DMRC charges Rs 8 per 2km travel right now. In four years, by their formula, this fare will touch Rs 17 for 2km. Ahmedabad's metro will charge Rs 15 at that time," says a senior MEGA official.
Since the metro rail is electric-powered, the average electricity price has been factored into the fare structure. MEGA has modelled its fare structure on the Delhi
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Metro. For Phase-I and Phase-II operations in Delhi, electricity prices had been earmarked at Rs 5.80 per unit, whereas in Gujarat the applicable rate is Rs 5 per unit.
To raise revenues of metro operations, MEGA will develop properties at metro stations and depots. It was also suggested that MEGA will raise funds from leasing parking rights at stations and by advertisements on coaches, tickets and at stations and parking lots. MEGA has also proposed that nearly Rs 40 lakh square feet will be available for development with a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 4 - which allows buildings to be taller than 11 floors.
The developer is expected to bring equity of Rs 220 crore and the remaining cost of construction will be raised by MEGA from 12% market debt.
On the Financial Internal Rate of Return (FIRR) of the project on completion, a senior MEGA official said the completion cost with central taxes has been calculated by taking an escalation factor of 7.5 per annum. "It is assumed that Gujarat government will exempt local taxes or reimburse these and provide land worth Rs 727 crore, at March 2014 prices, free of cost," he said.
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