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  1. Naren1987

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    DMRC to introduce eight-coach trains from 2013


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    NEW DELHI: From six coaches, the Delhi Metro is finally moving towards eight-coach trains. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) inked a deal on Monday to procure 76 coaches from Bombardier, the company which has already got 460 coaches operating on the Delhi Metro network till date.

    The 76 coaches will be used to commission the first eight-coach trains on the HUDA city centre-Jehnagirpuri corridor in May 2013.

    "The contract is valued at approximately 84 million euro ($120 million) and is a follow-on to the orders for 114 vehicles announced in mid 2010. Delivery will commence in the third quarter of 2012 and is expected to end in early 2013, a Bombardier spokesperson said."

    The order will go a long way towards easing the expanding network of the Metro, which has been getting increasing complaints of over-crowding , especially on the Gurgaon line. The Gurgaon and Noida/Vaishali lines are the most crowded corridors and carry over 15 lakh people a day.

    Of the 76 coaches that are expected to be delivered by September 2012, 74 will be used to convert six and four coach trains into eight coach train sets. The other two will be used to convert a pending train set into a six coach train.

    The $ 120 million order was placed recently by Delhi Metro, which is looking at a number of options to reduce over-crowding on its network, which now has a length of 185 km and 20 lakh ridership.

    The 76 coaches will be manufactured by Bombardier at its plant in Savli in Gujarat. Metro had earlier placed an order to procure 136 coaches from Mitsubishi-Rotem-Mitsubishi electrical and the delivery of the coaches will start in September 2012 and will be completed by December 2013.

    Currently, Delhi Metro has four and six-coach trains. Delhi Metro is in the process of lengthening its four-coach Bombardier trains into sixcoach ones and 23 trains have already been inducted into its existing fleet.

    There are 69 trains on the Gurgaon line, of which 41 are six coach trains while the Dwarka-Vaishali / Noida line has 65 trains of which 33 are six coach. The Mundka-Inderlok and Central Secretariat-Badarpur lines have only four coach trains.

    In total, Delhi Metro has a fleet of over 200 trains. Delhi Metro stations on the existing corridors have been designed in such a way that they can accommodate eightcoach trains, added a DMRC spokesperson.


    Ref:-DMRC to introduce eight-coach trains from 2013 - The Economic Times
     
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    ECR extended from Chennai city to reach Kumari


    CHENNAI: Consider this: a breezy ride by the sea from Chennai to Kanyakumari on the scenic East Coast Road (ECR). Following Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s announcement on Wednesday for upgrading road infrastructure projects in the State at a cost of Rs1,200 crore, such a journey is soon set to become reality. As part of the upgradation, the ECR would be extended from Chennai to Tuticorin up to Kanyakumari at a cost of Rs 257 crore and bypass roads for Sivaganga and Edappadi would be constructed at a cost of `1 crore each, in addition to the construction of many new bridges across the State, Jayalalithaa said.
    Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, the CM said the ECR between Chennai and Tuticorin was upgraded in many stages. However, there has been a long-pending demand that the ECR be extended up to Kanyakumari. Considering the advantages of extending the ECR up to Kanyakumari, the government has decided to widen the 113 km stretch of road up to Anjugramam village and improve a two-way lane at a cost of `253 crore.
    In the course of this project, nine bypass roads, three big bridges and one railway over bridge would be constructed, Jayalalithaa said.
    Similarly, with a view to ease traffic congestion in Sivaganga and Edappadi towns, by-pass roads for a stretch of 10.6 km and 8.6 km, respectively, would be laid along the two towns.
    Twenty three new railway over bridges and under bridges would be constructed in nine districts — Kanchee**puram, Vellore, and Coimbatore (four), Villupuram and Salem (three), Tiruvallur (two) and one bridge each in Ramanathapuram, Dindigul and Tirunelveli, she said.


    Ref:-Soon, take ECR from city to reach Kumari - southindia - Chennai - ibnlive
     
  4. Nirmzz

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    •Intellectual Convergence- that is what India Land Tech Park, a convergence of some of the best minds in infrastructure planning and development.

    •India Land Tech Park is the maiden project of India Land And Properties Ltd. The Park is situated at Ambattur Industrial Estate on a 10-acre plot. The 2.4 Million sq.ft state-of-the-art IT Park deploys next generation technology with major emphasis on sophistication and energy efficiency. The park complies with the Green Building specification of US Green Building Council and is on course to obtain Gold rating. The Park offers unmatched user comfort, maximum energy efficiency along with the highest levels of security.

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    Re: Chinese firms in India must localise

    Elevated corridor to ease Chennai-Bengaluru trip

    Travel between Chennai and Bengaluru is set to get faster by the end of 2013 when the elevated corridor between the Chennai Port Trust (CPT) and Maduravoyal will take the pressure off the Poonamalle High Road (NH4) that connects the two cities.

    The elevated corridor —nearly 15 per cent ready—is also expected to imp-rove business for the Chennai Port Trust as it will help transport of goods to and from it. The expressway will cover 19 km, running from CPT gate No. 10 , along the banks of Cooum river to reach Koya-mbedu via NH4 before terminating at Maduravoyal.

    Although the improved Ennore-Manali Road will accommodate 35,000 passenger car units a day, it may be able to serve just the traffic from the two container terminals, forcing the port trust to depend on the elevated corridor to transfer goods to and from the proposed mega terminal and the Rajiv Gandhi Dry Port, coming up at Sriperumbudur.

    “The roads leading to the port are narrow at Royapuram and in North Chennai. So the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated corridor will come very useful,â€￾ says a senior port trust official.

    The corridor could be ready by September 2013, although it is supposed to be finished by Decem-ber that year, according to P.T. Mohan, project director (port connectivity), National Highways Auth-ority of India (NHAI). Relocating slum dwellers is proving a hurdle over a nearly 6.5 km stretch.

    “About 1,300 families have already been rehabilitated from the banks of the Cooum, but there are still 6100 to go,â€￾ he adds. Work on the Ennore Manali Road Impro-vement Project (Emrip) which began three months ago, is likely to finish by June 2013, the officer reveals.

    Ref:-Elevated corridor to ease Chennai-Bengaluru trip | Deccan Chronicle
     
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    Metro rail to arrive in Patna

    PATNA: The Planning Commission has given a go-ahead for the construction of the Metro rail in this Bihar capital, government said on Friday.

    "With the Planning Commission having agreed to it, the Metro rail will come to Patna," Bihar Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar said.

    The Metro rail will be introduced on two routes under the public-private partnership mode.

    "A breakthrough for Metro rail in Patna was finally made in a marathon meeting with a senior official of the Planning Commission that was held here Sep 14," an official confirmed.

    Planning Commission advisor Rajendra Haldia discussed the project with top officials of the state urban development department. "They also made an inspection of the likely Metro rail routes - Dak bunglow Square to Saguna Morh and Danapur to Patna city," the official added.

    Ref:-Metro rail to arrive in Patna - The Economic Times
     
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  7. illuminati

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    Actually, what they should do is have metros throughout the country and then make it possible for a person to travel from one side of the country to another combining bus travel (public) and metro rail.

    Delhi Metro is a complete copy of the Singaporean SMRT. It's a good step forward but India desperately needs quality subsidized housing instead.
     
  8. satz

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    National Highway Authority of India plans swanky makeover of 10 highways across 11 states


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    NEW DELHI Your long drive on highways is set for a smooth and swanky makeover with National Highway Authority of India deciding to set up foodcourt complexes, multiplexes, ATMs and amusement parks every 50 km on major routes to help you unwind and recharge.

    To start with, NHAI will develop 60 service plazas on major highway stretches, and set up complexes every 50-60 km along the roads. It will kick off the plan next month and invite bids for 27 sites of 2-5 hectares each on 10 highways across 11 states, to be developed in two years.

    The highways would also have security systems, and Siemens has already signed an MoU with a subsidiary of Reliance Industries to develop such facilities in roads and cities. Ten years ago, Siemens had earlier tested waters with a pilot project when it installed emergency call boxes, television cameras along a stretch of Delhi-Jaipur highway.

    For the new complexes and plazas being planned, NHAI will offer a 30-year lease and assist developers in dealing with local bureaucracy, an NHAI official said. "Since states have different bylaws, we are considering helping the lessee in every possible manner and also giving concessions," the NHAI official added. As per the prevailing criteria, the developer should have experience of running chain of restaurant, fuel stations or amusement parks for three years. Analysts say there is a big business opportunity to be exploited.

    "There is a big business opportunity for hospitality and restaurant operators. Learning from its experiences, NHAI has relaxed some norms and sweetened the deal for private sector for better participation," said Abhaya Agarwal, Executive Director and Leader PPP at Ernst & Young.

    And the move has excited fast-food and coffee retailers such as McDonald's and Cafe Coffee Day who have already hit the road with grand plans. McDonald's, one of the world's largest chains of fast-food restaurants having 235 outlets across India, plans to double the count over the next few years. It is expected that 30% of its new restaurants over the next three years would come up on the highways.

    "Highways are a huge opportunities for us. And we recognise it as one of the top five strategic priorities. In fact, we have been steadily growing our presence on the highways, said official spokesperson of McDonald's India (North & East). Cafe Coffee Day, a part of India's largest coffee conglomerate, is too brewing plans to cash in on the opportunity.

    In fact, it had sensed the growing opportunity almost six years back, and now has 40 highway outlets. "The average business at these outlets is as much as city outlets and we sense huge opportunity. Although there are supply side constraints like inadequate cold chain network, but we know that road infrastructure is on the upside," said K Ramakrishnan, President-Marketing, Cafe Coffee Day.

    NHAI officials say the new plazas would be developed systematically with facilities for a wide spectrum of users ranging from the urban elite in luxury cars and SUVs to long-distance truck drivers. NHAI is planning to develop three types of wayside amenities and will delineate facilities for different kind of people.

    Ref:-National Highway Authority of India plans swanky makeover of 10 highways across 11 states - The Economic Times
     
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    GMR Infrastructure wins 555 km mega highway project

    GMR Infrastructure today said it has won the country's first mega road project for widening the 555 km long Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahemadabad highway, estimated to entail an investment of Rs 5,387 crore.

    The Bangalore-based group won the first highway project in Western India through international competitive bidding at Rs 636 crore annual premium for 26 years.

    "GMR Group has emerged as the selected bidder through international competitive bidding, for six laning of 555 km long Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway, the first brownfield mega highway project of the country," the company said in a statement.

    The highway section, which is a part of Delhi-Mumbai (Golden Quadrilateral) corridor, will be implemented through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) model.

    The stretch goes through the newly announced Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) which has a very high growth potential for commercial and tourist traffic, GMR Infra said.

    It added that the letter of award has been received by it and the concession agreement will be signed soon.

    Business Chairman of GMR Urban Infrastructure & Highways Srinivas Bommidala said, "This particular project is attractive due to the fact that we shall earn revenue from day one, being a brownfield project."

    He said the bid was the culmination of a thorough study of the traffic and its growth potential, carried out by the company utilising the cross-verification of estimates by company's internal team and an external team over 2 years.

    GMR Group entered the Highways business in 2001 by winning 2 projects with benchmark annuity offer.

    It received early completion bonus from NHAI for completing Tambaram - Tindivanam project ahead of schedule.

    The Group has a portfolio of 4 annuity projects and 6 toll projects (they have already commenced operation), totalling 3,352 lane km across the country, the company said. The global infrastructure major has interests in Airports, Energy, Highways and Urban Infrastructure.
    GMR Infrastructure wins 555 km mega highway project - The Economic Times
     
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    India’s longest railway tunnel thrown open in J&K

    BANIHAL: The northern railways on Friday opened India's longest railway tunnel piercing through the Pir Panjal range in Jammu & Kashmir.

    The tunnel is part of the ambitious Udhampur - Srinagar - Baramulla rail link project of Northern Railways. At 10.96km long, the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel is India's longest and Asia's 2nd longest tunnel, aimed at reducing the travel distance between Quazigund and Banihal to only 11 km and providing a hassle-free travel up to Baramulla.

    The 10.96 kms tunnel, which is aligned straight from north to south, is 100 percent water-proof and is also equipped with fire fighting system throughout its entire length.

    According to project manager Hindustan construction corporation S Yala, the construction of the tunnel started in November 2005 and was complete in 2011. The total cost of the tunnel was Rs.391 crores.

    The train would take 6.6 minutes to travel this distance from Banihal in south side to Qazigund in north side of the mountain and thus would take passenger from Jammu region in to Kashmir region just six minutes.

    The fascinating fact about the tunnel excavation is that the total excavated quantity was equal to one mountain, says Vikram Singh Tanwar, PRO HCC.

    He said, 1500 workers, employed to excavate the tunnel piercing the Pir Panjal mountain would meet one another when they dig out last spade of the muck tomorrow.

    Interestingly, this railway tunnel is below Jawahar tunnel- meant for vehicular traffic only- which usually gets blocked during winters owing to heavy snowfall in the region.

    The tunnel day-lighting was witnessed by A.P. Mishra - Member of Railway Board, Mohan Tiwari, Managing Director IRCON, B.D. Garg, CAO - Northern Railway, H. Khanna, Director (Works) IRCON, Achal Jain, Chief Engineer - Northern Railway. IRCON International Ltd, an autonomous constructing agency for Indian railway, was given the task to construct the part of Udhampur - Srinagar - Baramulla rail link project from Dharam to Baramulla section.

    The railway line from Quazigund to Baramulla (119 km) was already completed by IRCON and it is operational to public since October 2009. In order to accelerate the balance work, the total length between Dharam to Quazigund section was divided into 6 Zones and the contract for the Zone - IV & V was awarded to HCC, project manager Yala said.

    Yala said , due to the changing geological strata of the young Himalayan rock, New Australian Tunneling Methodology (NATM) was adopted for the construction. During survey, eight different types of geological strata were found in the entire length of the tunnel.

    Link:India’s longest railway tunnel thrown open in J&K - The Times of India
     
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    India sets sights on New Delhi-Mumbai transport link

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    This is where I used to work in.
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    Yamuna Expressway: From December, zoom to Agra at 100kmph

    NOIDA: Commuters on the much awaited 165km Yamuna Expressway between Greater Noida and Agra will be able to zoom at 100 kmph when it is thrown open to the public by the end of December. The speed limit of 100kmph for light motor vehicles and 60 kmph for heavy vehicles has been fixed after due consultation with the Uttar Pradesh government, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and Jaypee Infratech officials in accordance with the norms set by the union ministry for roads & highways.

    To ensure safety of the road users, the expressway will have certain restrictions and conditions for use by motor vehicles. According to sources, a few categories of and slow moving vehicles like pushcarts and bullock carts are likely to be barred from using the expressway. Overtaking and parking on the e-way will also be strictly prohibited. Vehicles will be allowed to park in case of a breakdown, but only on a marked parking site along the shoulder of the expressway.

    "The speed limit and restrictions will come into force once the Yamuna Expressway opens to the public," said a Jaypee Infratech spokesperson. He added that drivers will have to follow the signboards installed on the expressway with regard to the speed limits, curves, gaps and other safety aspects.

    The Jaypee official said that 99 per cent of the work is complete and construction of two toll plazas and cloverleaves was under progress. "Currently, toll plazas are being set up at the two interchanges that are under construction. Once the work is complete, trial runs will be conducted along the expressway to take care of any shortcomings," added the official. As it is a toll road, the charges to be levied from motorists will be announced shortly.

    To be opened two years ahead of schedule, it has been projected that the Rs 11,000 crore access-controlled and elevated Yamuna Expressway corridor would daily benefit an estimated 1.2 lakh commuters heading towards Agra and beyond. The six-lane toll road between Greater Noida and Agra will provide commuters seamless connectivity along a six-lane main carriageway and a single-lane shoulder road, besides the option for extending the expressway by another lane in the future. The expressway is completely concretized and has been designed for speeds up to 120kmph. Commuters using the expressway would be able to cover the distance between the two cities in a mere 90 minutes, compared to the present 2.5-3 hours.

    The expressway will have six interchanges along its path located at 10km, 36km, 48km, 110km, 153km and finally the last one exiting at Agra at 165km. Ramps will be provided for exiting at 7km, 11km and 15km, respectively along the expressway. To provide connectivity to the areas along the expressway, 70 underpasses for vehicles, 76 underpasses for pedestrians and cart track crossing and 41 bridges will also be available for use.

    "CCTV cameras will be fixed at an interval of every 5km along the expressway for safety. Moreover, mobile radars to monitor speeding will be put to use and there will be one highway patrol for every 25km, besides exclusive fire brigades," said an official. He added that emergency services like towing, ambulances, petrol sheds, rest-houses and food court services will be available along the expressway at regular intervals.

    ReF:-Yamuna Expressway: From December, zoom to Agra at 100kmph - The Economic Times
     
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