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Work on the elevated stretch of the phase I extension of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is all set to start as the Rs.3,770 crore contracts for the mega project has been awarded for the construction of the viaduct and stations from Tondiarpet to Wimco Nagar. According to sources NCC Limited and Simplex Infrastructure […]

In order to build the metro project worth Rs. 11,420 cror on fast tracked basis, MahaMetro has recently initiated the process of testing geological features for the metro rail project at the Mutha riverside road, said official sources claiming that the soil type, depth, rock types and other geological aspects are being studied. Once the […]

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will fund Rs 2,000 crore for the Namma Metro Phase-II project. Phase-II will stretch over 72.3 km. The AIIB funding is for the Nagawara-Gottigere line of 21.25 km (Reach 6). This stretch will entail an investment of Rs 11,014 crore out of the Rs 26,405 crore project.The Nagawara-Gottigere line will […]

Adding to its existing project portfolio, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) in a recent press statement, said that its joint venture firm has bagged a contract of Rs.497 crore for Pune Metro. Contract is for the construction of nine elevated metro stations in the Pune Metro-phase-1 commanding a length of 32 km. Hindustan Construction Company, a […]

Railway projects account for over 60 per cent of the 331 central sector projects that are facing cost overrun of Rs 1.5 lakh crore due to various reasons. A total 202 projects of railways are facing total cost overrun of Rs 1.5 lakh crore, as per the flash report of the Ministry of Statistics and […]

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Railways was investing Rs 3,500 crore in Jharkhand in the current financial year. Inaugurating a three-day Global Mining Summit here, Goyal said Jharkhand was on the path of development and Chief Minister Raghubar Das had responded to the Maoist menace positively. “The Chief Minister has told […]

In order to build a well oiled rail network across the state, the government in Kerala has recently launched a new body named as Kerala Railway Development Board, a joint venture company of the State government and Railways. Ccompany, first-of-its-kind in a state, has been formed on a 51:49 equity partnerships by the government and […]

Railway Board has ordered a review of all rail bridges in the country that need repair after it was found that out of 275 such bridges only 23 had speed restrictions on them. Railway has ordered rebuilding as many as 206 bridges across the country whereby the Central Railways has 61 such bridges, East Central […]

Ministry of Railways and German Railways have signed a joint declaration of intent to carry out a feasibility study on the existing Chennai-Kazipet corridor of Indian Railways. study will be carried in order to increase the speed of the trains to 200 km per hour.Study will be carried out on a 50:50 percent cost sharing […]

Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has identified upto 32 locations across Mumbai to build additional foot overbridges (FOBs) and subways to improve passenger amenities on the suburban rail network. Around 30 locations in the middle sections between two railway stations are expected to get additional passenger amenities. These areas generally witness high occurrences of trespassing.Railway […]