Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

Urban Mass Transport Systems in India

Discussion in 'World Economy' started by MAFIAN GOD, Apr 30, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    5,900
    Likes Received:
    2,787
    Work on Kochi metro's first station to begin at Kaloor from Monday

    Design

    The structural design for stations is being readied by Egis India as instructed by DMRC, while Kochi Chapter of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) will fine tune aspects like introducing elements of regional culture into the design.

    The structural design will be in tune with the specifications for platforms and other facilities envisaged for stations, all of which will specially cater to the needs of disabled and elderly. Kiosks, coffee shops etc., have been planned within stations, to generate additional revenue for operation and maintenance of the metro.

    Though it might take a couple of weeks more for handing over land for all the 22 stations proposed in the Aluva-Pettah route, civil works are expected to begin in a few of them in the coming days.

    Aluva terminal

    After Kaloor, next in line would most likely be the terminal station proposed near the municipal bus stand at Aluva, sources said. A huge pay and park lot has been envisaged near this station.

    100 Piles over

    Piling to construct pillars for the metro's viaduct is underway at three places – Aluva (40 piles over and third rig is ready to take position), Changampuzha Park (50 over and third rig getting ready) and Kaloor (10 over), while it will commence at M G Road this week. L and T is engaged in piling at the first two locales, while Soma Constructions is doing piling at M G Road.

    M G Road

    In M G Road, work is set to begin to relocate electric posts, underground cables, demolish road median, install lights and fix LEDs atop barricades, prior to beginning piling.

    Era Constructions, which was awarded civil works for metro's Ernakulam South-Pettah reach, is expected to begin piling near Kunnara Park in the Vytilla-Pettah stretch. A plethora of problems await the firm since piling can be done only in the 700-metre-long Vytilla Mobility Hub-Kunnara Park stretch.

    "By not laying pipelines along SA Road, Kerala Water Authority is delaying commencement of metro's civil works on the road. The PWD has so fare been unable to begin widening of Vytilla-Pettah road into four-lane," said sources associated with the metro.

    Work on Kochi metro's first station to begin at Kaloor from Monday - The Hindu
     
  2. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    5,900
    Likes Received:
    2,787
    Global tenders again for Trivandrum, Kozhikode monorail

    [​IMG]
    Global tenders will be floated again to select the exclusive developer-contractor for the Rs. 5,581-crore monorail, an elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Trivandrum and Kozhikode.

    Government seeks report from DMRC

    Global tenders will be floated again to select the exclusive developer-contractor for the Rs. 5,581-crore monorail, an elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Trivandrum and Kozhikode.

    The decision to float the global tender again comes in the wake of only one firm, Bombardier Transportation, coming forward with the expression of interest (EOI) when the extended deadline for submission ended on Tuesday.

    The EOI is part of the global tenders floated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the general consultant for Kerala Mono Rail Corporation Ltd (KMCL), the special purpose vehicle set up by the government to execute the project in the cities.

    Confirming that only one company has given the EOI, State Planning Board Member and Principal adviser, DMRC, E. Sreedharan told The Hindu that "we cannot go forward with the EOI from one company and will have to go for re-tendering again".

    Firms specialising in MRTS from the U.K., Japan, Malaysia, Korea, and China had evinced interest in the project and attended the pre-EOI conference held in Delhi.

    Lack of interest from companies has surprised the proponents of the project and Mr. Sreedharan, who had announced that the work for monorail in Kozhikode will commence in February.

    The last date of submission of EoI was October 1 and it was extended to October 15 following requests from the participants.

    Minister for Public Works V.K. Ebrahim Kunju has called for a report from the DMRC on the lack of interest to the EOI and on the way forward.

    The DMRC will submit the report by Monday, he said. Mr. Sreedharan said a high-level meeting to be held in Delhi on October 21 will discuss the issue in detail and come up with a course of action. 'We will communicate the outcome to the State. "The time schedule will not be affected in any way," he asserted.

    Global tenders were floated by treating the two monorail projects as one as only a 36.4-km stretch would be covered in the first phase in both the cities.

    Global tenders again for Trivandrum, Kozhikode monorail - The Hindu
     
  3. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    1,379
    Spotted: BRTS Ahmedabad buses in new flashy colors and designs

     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2014
  4. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    7,004
    Country Flag:
    India
    Ashok Leyland to launch electric bus Versa in India by 2017
    By PTI | 16 Jan, 2015, 04.14PM IST

    [​IMG]

    GREATER NOIDA: Hinduja flagship firmAshok LeylandBSE 0.33 % plans to launch a fullyelectric bus 'Versa' in the country by 2017.

    The 36-seater bus, which is being showcased at the 4th Bus and Special Vehicle Show here, can go 90 miles in one charge and is a zero emissions vehicle.

    "Depending upon the regulations, we expect to launch this vehicle in the country in the next two years," Ashok Leyland Vice President, Buses, T Venkataraman told PTI here.

    The vehicle comes as a completely built unit (CBU) from the company's UK based arm Optare.

    Elaborating on the features of the bus, Venkataraman said the bus emits zero noise and consumes just one unit of electricity for covering a distance of one kilometer.

    "With increased awareness and sensitivity around environment safety and carbon footprints, the timing for the introduction of an electric bus is optimal. Versa is ideally placed to help deliver on our government's commitment to make urban transport efficient and reduce our country's carbon footprint," Venkataraman said.

    The company is one of the largest providers of electric and hybrid buses in the world and this electric vehicle would help India move up the path of "efficient, comfortable, responsible and sustainable urban transport", he added.

    In a move to boost electric vehicles sales in the country, the government has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore for the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan for the next two financial years.

    When asked about the strategy for the domestic market, he said the company is focusing on 8-12 tonnes bus segment in the country.

    "We currently have around 22 per cent market share in the 8-12 tonnes bus segment and we are looking to scale it up to 25 per cent in the forthcoming fiscal" Venkataraman said.

    The company, which has over 60 per cent market share in above 12 tonnes bus category, aims to put different products in the market to cater to various requirements.

    "The country is huge, so different applications are required. Some customers need CNG based products, some require vehicles with smaller wheel base and then there are products for feeder services," Venkataraman said.

    Commenting on the export plans, he said the company is looking at requirements in the Australian and South African markets.

    The company currently exports to various markets including ASEAN, SAARC, LATAM, middle East and Africa, he added.

    Ashok Leyland to launch electric bus Versa in India by 2017 - The Economic Times
     
    kiduva21 and sangos like this.
  5. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    7,004
    Country Flag:
    India
    Arun Jaitley grants Rs 1,007 cr for Delhi Metro’s Phase-III

    [​IMG]

    Funds allotted to Delhi Metro in the Union Budget saw a 22 percent rise, with over Rs 4,200 crore being allotted to it. A total of Rs 4,259 crore has been allocated to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) – an increase of Rs 788 crore from the last year’s Budget allocation of Rs 3,470 crore.

    Of the total amount, DMRC has been provided Rs 1,006.64 crore as equity for its Phase-III project.

    DMRC is co-owned by the Union and the state government, which each hold 14 per cent equity in the project. This equity is the contribution of the Ministry of Urban Development towards developing the Delhi Metro.

    The Budget also provides for a subordinate debt of Rs 530.18 crore for Phase-III to pay for land acquisitions as well as central taxes.

    Dr Partha Mukhopadhyay from the Center for Policy Research (CPR) explained that this debt needs to repaid by the DMRC to the government after repaying all other loans.

    Apart from this, Rs 2,596.79 crore has also been given as Pass Through Assistance (PTA).

    “This is the amount that the Indian government borrows from an external agency and passes to the agency that actually requires the funds.This loan needs to be repaid to Centre,” Mukhopadhyay said.

    DMRC has also been given Rs 125 crore for expansion of the Metro network into NCR regions such as Faridabad and Bahadurgarh. At present, the per kilometer cost of developing the Metro network is roughly Rs 300 crore, sources said.

    DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said the budget is “adequate at present”. Senior DMRC officials also said that as the project progresses during the year, it would be possible for DMRC to approach the government for more funds in the form of revised estimates and upplementaries, as required.

    On completion, Phase-III will add 140 km to the existing operational network stretching over 190 km.

    Around Rs 42,000 crore has been sanctioned for Phase-III construction, a substantial part of which is being funded by the Japanese government.

    Arun Jaitley grants Rs 1,007 cr for Metro’s Phase-III | The Indian Express
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page