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Hon'ble PM Sh. @narendramodi is going to inaugurate India's first driverless train operations on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line & the fully operational National Common Mobility Card services on the Airport Express Line via video-conferencing tomorrow at 11 AM.

The Gurugram-Faridabad metro corridor, whose detailed project report was approved by the state government earlier this year, will connect with Rapid Metro at Sector 56, which will be a bridge with Delhi Metro's Yellow Line. The 32km corridor between the two Haryana NCR cities is proposed to have eight stations, two of which are underground.

Indian Railways on Wednesday conducted the first trial run of the Kolkata Metro train up to Dakshineswar along the city's North-South corridor. The 4-km extension of the city's existing North-South stretch to Dakshineswar is mostly on elevated structure, an official said, PTI reported.

The Delhi Metro on Thursday gave a big relief to thousands of passengers. Metro Rail Corporation has restored the facility of cash transactions to passengers. Now the passenger card can be recharged by paying money at the metro station. However, Metro has clarified that token sale is still not allowed. DMRC has given information to the passengers by tweeting it. The metro has advised passengers to join the corona fight and use cashless methods for safety.

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will start the trial runs of 9 km-long northern Chennai line between December 24 and 26. The CMRL is gearing up to open the stretch in January 2021. The line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar is an extension of phase-1 corridor from Washermenpet to Airport via Anna Salai and has two underground and six elevated stations.

The Kochi Metro has decided to restart its 6 am trains from Monday due to a high demand from passengers. The metro resumed services from September 5 as per the Unlock 4 guidelines given by the union government. Trains were running shorter service hours, from 7 am to 9 pm, to limit the crowds. Prior to this, metros across the country were closed down for nearly six months due to the pandemic.

Acquiring 76 acres of land for a depot of Patna Metro project is expected to start from next week. According to the official, soil testing and other technicalities pertaining to the underground stretches as well as elevated tracks have been completed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may flag off the country's first driverless metro train later this month in the national capital. The train will be flagged off on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden) of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). A proposal has been sent to the Prime Minister's Office to flag off the driver-less train around December 25, official sources said on Thursday.

Mumbai Metro One extends timing of its train operations. First and last train from Versova will be at 0750 and 2050 hrs; & from Ghatkopar at 0815 and 2115 hrs, respectively. Stations will open 15 minutes prior to the departure of the first train.

Kochi Metro Rail Limited on 30 October 2020 kicked-off the auto-feeder service at Petta Metro station. The introduction of feeder service is part of KMRL efforts to provide last-mile connectivity to its commuters. Kochi Metro has engaged 12 auto-rickshaws as the feeder service. At a time five rickshaws will be available at the metro station. The auto feeder service will be available to 16 locations from the metro station, it said in a statement.

Union minister Piyush Goyal unveiled the Phoolbagan metro station of Kolkata East-West Corridor earlier this month. The 16.6 km long Corridor will connect Howrah on the West bank of the river Hooghly with Salt Lake City on its east bank. this is the first underground station to become operational in the East West Metro corridor, which travels both below the surface and on elevated tracks, and also through underwater tunnels below River Hooghly.

As part of its fresh 'unlock' guidelines, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday allowed re-starting of Metro rail in the state from Thursday, October 15, in a graded manner. However, Mumbai Metro said it will start its services from Monday (19 October), while monorail services in the city will resume from Sunday.

The building of the Metro station to be built in the dense area of Old Delhi, Nabi Karim will be of 12 floors, parking and shopping complex will also be available above the metro station. This will be the first time that these three facilities will be found together in the same building. Not only this, it will also be an interchange of two metro lines, which will connect RK Ashram-Janakpuri Corridor and Indralok-Indraprastha Corridor.

DMRC has started the work of Phase-4 of Delhi Metro on Monday. The third new line to be built between Aerocity to Tughlakabad metro will be historic. The entire line will be 22 km long, on which a total of 15 new metro stations will be built. The work of making a U girder to be installed on a 4.2 km long elevated section of this line has started. Its 2.4 km stretch will be 'double-deck'. That is, the train and road will run together. Four new elevated metro stations will be built on this line.

This is good news for millions of people of the capital Delhi who travel by metro. DMRC is working on a common mobility card, after which debit and credit cards can also be used to travel in the metro. DMRC has started work on the central government's ambitious plan to implement the National Common Mobility Card. First of all, it will be trialled on the Airport Express Line and if everything goes well, the same system can be implemented on other lines of Metro from next year.

Maha Metro Nagpur and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) have jointly organised a webinar session on "Business Opportunities with Nagpur Metro", on August 14. The webinar will dwell upon a range of business opportunities with Maha Metro Nagpur. It will be held between 4 pm and 5 pm and would be complimentary for all the participants. Dr Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maharashtra Metro, always emphasizes on significant revenue share from Non Fare box.

Two upcoming Metro lines will crisscross at the nearby KR Puram junction. The ball has been set rolling for the acquisition of 74 properties, including two temples. “Widening of this stretch is crucial. Putting in place more lanes will help motorists enormously as daily traffic jams at Tin Factory are notorious.

Maha Metro's Landline Numbers got Hacked leading to INR 9.84 lakh Bill. The BSNL based landline numbers of the said office were used to make some ISDS calls generating that huge amount of bill in a month. As per reports, the Additional Chief Project Manager Mr. Ashish Kumar T Sandhi of Telecom Maha Metro lodged a complaint at the Sadar Police station informing the same.

With no permission accorded by the centres in its latest unlock 3.0 guidelines, Hyderabad metro services will remain suspended in August. It is believed that resumption of metro services in the metropolitan cities would further increase the COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Tamil Nadu government has passed an order to rename three metro stations in Chennai after three late Chief Ministers of the state. According to a government order, the Alandur station will be called 'Arignar Anna Alandur Metro', the Central Metro as 'Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro' and the CMBT station as 'Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa CMBT Metro.'

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday said all projects under Metro Phase II will be completed in June 24 as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation announced it plans to open the Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura route in November this year, and the Mysuru Road-Kengeri stretch in February next year.

Trials have been started by the Kolkata East-West Metro for running its rakes in the automatic train operation mode. This will facilitate increasing the frequency between two trains from the present five-six minutes to four minutes. Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee was quoted in a PTI report, saying that the rakes of the East-West Metro can run in two modes – Automatic Train Protection (ATP) mode and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode.

Initiating the 'Hai Taiyaar Hum' campaign, the UPMRC has released a set of guidelines that would be followed at the metro stations, once operational, in order to minimise the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Setting up various protocols and arrangements to warrant a safe and hygienic travel, the Lucknow Metro is all prepared to hit the tracks as soon as the situation permits!

The proposed 140km-long mass rapid transit system is slated to change the public transport system in Vizag forever. Covering every corner of the city and suburbs, the project will connect Bhogapuram Airport region in the North to Anakapalle in the south of Vizag. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 20,000 crore. Of the 140.11km-long project, 79.91km is proposed to be developed as a light metro rail system. corridors will have a caternary-free modern tram/metrolite system.

The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) set up its first rain harvesting system on Friday at Companypady Metro Station. The project was inaugurated by Kerala High Court Judge Justice Devan Ramachandran. Kochi Metro MD Alkesh Kumar Sharma announced that KMRL will be implementing the rainwater harvesting programme at all its stations. “The total water consumption in all the 22 metro stations adds up to approximately 420 lakh litres per annum.

The longest Metro corridor "New Garia-Airport" of the city saw light at the end of the tunnel with Railway Board approving Rs 527 crore for modified alignment of its last 3.6km stretch from City Centre II to Airport. The elevated Metro corridor will now run along the periphery of Airport land parallel to VIP Road before it goes underground to reach the station where it will have an interface with Noapara-Airport Metro. The tender will be opened on July 30.

Bombardier Transport India has bagged a contract for the supply of 67 trains of three cars each for Kanpur and Agra Metro projects, according to an official statement. The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has awarded the contract for supply, testing and commissioning of 201 cars along with train control and signalling system to Bombardier Transport India Pvt. Limited.

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has set-up a Disaster Control Room to resolve monsoon-related grievances along the 33.5 KM long Colaba Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor. Control room numbers are: 9136805065 and 7506706477.

One of the floors of an office of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) located at the TTMC Complex in Shantinagar has been sealed on Thursday afternoon after a staffer tested COVID-positive.

The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the "Janata Curfew" was observed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, the nationwide lockdown was announced which came into effect from March 25.