Category: Connected Cities


BEST service in Mumbai to be wet-leased to private sector

Considering the current complex problems of falling revenue, lack of popularity and increasing costs of the BEST bus service has led to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbaia��s decision to wet-lease the service to private players. Fleets of the BEST will be increased, reviving the bus service by making it more advanced, accessible and efficient. […]

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Ring Road for Pune by PMRDA

The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has requested the central government to bear the construction cost of Pune ring road project. The cost of the project is INR 23,828 crore, out of which the total construction cost is INR10,234 crore and land acquisition cost around INR13,594 crore. The first phase between Satara and Ahmednagar […]

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Maharashtra to relay 10,000 km of road made of plastic waste

In another highly ambitious project, the Maharashtra government aims to re-lay 10,000 kilometres of the road using 50,000 of waste plastic in the next five to six years. The PWD has already relaid 1,000 km of the road using 5000 tonnes using plastic waste. CP Joshi, PWD Contractor, said, a�?contractors will be allowed to take […]

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ICLEI will work on improving urban mobility in Kochi

In an effort to improve urban mobility and to reduce carbon emissions in Kochi, ICLEI a�� Local Governments for Sustainability laid a proposal to streamline freight movement in and out of the city. The project proposes to look into all forms of material transport into the city, including of construction material and foodstuff. The study […]

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Kolkata’s East-West metro trials to begin from May this year

The new rakes of the East-West Metro will start their trial runs elevated viaduct from Sector V toA�Salt LakeA�stadium from early May. The stretch will be inaugurated in October. According toA�KMRCA�officials, the rake will initially be parked at the depot. It will run on the seven-kilometre track inside the car maintenance depot till its full-fledged […]

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Nagpur and Varanasi to get India’s first IMS

Indiaa��s first intermodal stations (IMS) will be constructed in Nagpur and Varanasi at an estimated cost of INR 200 crore. IMS willA�assist people in changing one mode of transport to another seamlessly, with minimum use of automobiles as Intermodal stations (IMS) are terminal infrastructure which integrates various transportation modes such as rail, road, mass rapid […]

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Works on Patna Metro Rail to begin soon

The work on the much-awaited Metro rail project in Patna will begin in the 2018-19 financial year, confirmed Suresh Kumar Sharma, Urban Development Minister of Bihar. a�?We expect that we will get the new Detailed Project Report (DPR) in April and after working out financial aspects of the project, we will start the work as […]

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DMRC will work on automated metro network

Recently, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with experts of nine countries discussed various issues related to automated metro network in coming days in National Capital and shared experiences with stakeholders at a seminar held in Delhi Metro Bhawan. The need for a reliable public transport and the economic growth has resulted in a […]

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MD of HMRL emphasises on Public Private Partnership

Recently, N.V.S. Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited addressed the probationers of All India and Central Services at Dr.MCR HRD Institute of Telangana. He talked about various engineering and financial innovations done in the Hyderabad Metro Rail project, which is the worlda��s largest Metro Rail project in public private partnership (PPP) NVS Reddy explained […]

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India signs pact with Japan to boost air connectivity

India and Japan have signed a pact that will enable unlimited operations of flights between the two countries. The agreement was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe while having strategic discussions on a wide range of issues. An official release said India and Japan exchanged RoD (Record of Discussions) […]

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