India Metro Rail News & Updates

2024-02-22
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has created a new Operational Control (OCC) room to monitor and control the operational service on the upcoming corridor of Metro Phase 4. Metro Managing Director Dr. Vikas Kumar inaugurated this new OCC on Wednesday. Apart from three corridors of Metro Phase 4, this OCC will also control operations on the Red Line (Rithala to New Bus Stand, Ghaziabad) and Yellow Line (Gurugram to Samaypur Badli) corridors. 42 percent work of Metro Phase 4 completed. In Delhi Metro Phase 4, a total of 65.20 km three corridors are being constructed - Maujpur to Majlis Park, Aerocity to Tughlakabad and Janakpuri West to RK Ashram.

2024-02-22
More than 42% work of the three corridors of Delhi Metro has been completed. Most of the work, more than 44% of the 12 kilometer corridor from Maujpur to Majlis Park has been completed. The target has been set to complete all three corridors by 2026. However, the first section of Metro Phase 4 will be opened on Janakpuri West to RK Ashram corridor, a stretch of about three kilometers which will be between Janakpuri West to Krishna Park. This section is targeted to be opened by July 2024. Operation on five corridors will be monitored. For Metro Phase 4, Yellow and Red Lines will be operated from the new OCC built on the third floor of Metro Bhawan. Till now it was operated from the OCC built on the sixth floor.

2024-02-22
Mumbai's eagerly awaited underground metro Line 3, passing through the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz route, is set to be partially completed by the middle of this year. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) managing director Ashwini Bhide told The Indian Express that they have completed 95 per cent, which includes building the tunnel from Aarey to BKC and construction of nine intermediate stations. He estimates that full connectivity will be achieved by February 15-20, allowing integrated trials to begin.

2024-02-22
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Metro train services on Bangalore's Purple Line came to a standstill for several hours on February 20 due to a technical snag, several users said on social media. The disruption occurred during the early morning commute between Baiyappanahalli and Garudacharpalya stations, forcing trains to operate at reduced speeds and causing delays along the line, as per an Economic Times report. Passengers experienced significant crowds at stations, particularly at Majestic.

2024-02-22
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Wednesday floated a tender to prepare detailed project report for the lines, Finance Minister Thangam Thennarasu announced in the Budget. Report will be prepared.

2024-02-22
In January, Chennai Metro Rail Limited submitted a detailed feasibility report, proposing about 19 elevated stations from Poonamallee to Parandur via Thirumazhisai and Sriperumbudur, a distance of 43.63 km. This line will be constructed under Phase-2 of 26.1 km Lighthouse-Poonamallee Corridor.

2024-02-22
Once again the pace of metro project has increased in Indore. The metro project is being inspected continuously. If the pace of work continues at this pace, the metro train will start running in the next five months, i.e. in July. After seven months, the city residents will be able to enjoy the metro journey in Indore. In July, metro will run on the 5.9 km priority corridor from Gandhi Nagar to TCS up to Super Corridor Station Canal 3. Urban Development and Housing Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, during the review of Bhopal-Indore projects in the ministry, talked about starting the priority route by July.

2024-02-20
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given his approval for signing a long-pending Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Delhi government, DMRC and central government for maintenance of three corridors of Delhi Metro Phase IV.

2024-02-20
With Mumbai’s first underground line, traversing the Colaba–Bandra-SEEPZ route, set to be partially complete by the middle of this year, Ashwini Bhide, managing director of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), speaks to The Indian Express on how it will augment the city’s public transport systems.

2024-02-20
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has set up selfie points at two stations on the Green Line – Banashankari and Konanakunte Cross. Commuters have appreciated the corporation’s move to beautify the station premises and provide a platform for commuters to engage. Many called on the authorities to take up more beautification works such as muralling on the premises of the station.

2024-02-20
Kolkata commuters will be able to travel the entire distance from Howrah Maidan to the middle of EM Bypass via Hooghly for just Rs 50. This is the essence of the integrated fare structure proposed by the Metro Railways for the East-West Metro, with an interface with the North-South line at Esplanade in central Kolkata. The North-South corridor, in turn, meets the New Garia-Airport Metro at New Garia.

2024-02-20
As the number of people riding the Pune Metro has increased, so has the number of passengers travelling without a valid ticket. So much so that over the past five months, the Pune Metro has taken action against 1,764 commuters for travelling without a proper ticket, according to the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro). Most of these incidents have occurred at the Ruby Hall, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Civil Court metro stations.

2024-02-20
According to media reports, PM Modi can inaugurate Agra Metro in the last days of February. Even before this, the name of Jama Masjid metro station has been changed here. Now it has been named Mankameshwar Station. The people of Agra had demanded this from Yogi government and UPMRC.

2024-02-14
The DMRC announced that a few gates in some Metro stations may be closed as part of security measures due to the farmers' protest march The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday announced that a few gates in some Metro stations may be closed as part of security measures due to the farmers' ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march. However, the DMRC said that the stations are operational.

2024-02-14
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In view of the farmers' march to the national capital, one or more gates at eight stations of Delhi Metro were closed on Tuesday morning. However, these stations are not closed and passengers are allowed to enter and exit through other gates. Official sources said that on the instructions of police officials, the gates have been closed for security arrangements. A senior official said several gates have been closed at several stations - Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Janpath, Khan Market and Lok Kalyan Marg.

2024-02-14
A detailed project report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 3 underground corridor up to Navy Nagar, Colaba has been finalized by the implementing authority Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). If the expansion is approved, it will effectively help the corridor gain at least four more stable lines in addition to the lines coming to the environmentally sensitive Aarey.

2024-02-14
Six coaches of the much-awaited driverless train for the Yellow Line of Namma Metro, which is running from Chennai, will reach Bengaluru in a day or two. The coaches, which were earlier sent from Shanghai, China to Chennai port, are now being transported to Hebbagodi Metro depot in Bengaluru using four trailer vehicles. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials said, "Coaches will travel exclusively during night time, trailer vehicles will remain stationary during the day."

2024-02-05
Chennai Metro Rail Corporation has recently launched three corridors - Madhavaram to SIPCOT (Corridor 3), Light House to Poonamallee (Corridor 4) under the Phase II project of Chennai Metro, 116 km long and costing Rs 61,843 crore. ), and Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (Corridor 5) is being constructed.

2024-02-05
Chennai Metro has recently partnered with ONDC Network's App, which now allows ONDC Network customers to book Chennai Metro tickets from home, along with other facilities like Rapido, Namma Yatri and RedBus, available on ONDC Network App. Are.

2024-02-05
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People living in the suburbs of Hyderabad are now demanding a metro rail facility connecting important parts of the suburbs. Medchal Metro Sadhana Samiti demanded that the new government fulfill their wish. In fact, the previous government had thought that Kompally, Boinapalli, Medchal, Quthbullapur, Alwal, Shameerpet Bolaram areas would be given priority in the second phase of expansion, but it was disappointed.

2024-02-05
The Finance Budget 2024-25 presented by Minister KN Balagopal has announced an allocation of Rs 239 crore for the ongoing development works of Kochi Metro. The fund allocation is expected to accelerate the ongoing construction works of the Phase II line of Kochi Metro from JLN Stadium to Kakkanad and the Phase III line from Aluva to Nedumbassery.

2024-02-05
Major metro projects of Kolkata city have received adequate funds in the interim budget. The New Garia-Airport corridor has received the highest allocation of Rs 1,791.3 crore, followed by the Joka-Esplanade corridor with Rs 1,200 crore. East-West Metro has received Rs 900 crore. The 32 km new Garia-Airport Metro – or Orange Line – has been given a big boost in the interim budget. The 5.4 km long new Garia-Ruby section of the corridor is all set to become operational. Construction work is going on on New Town and VIP Road.

2024-02-05

DMRC had filed its curative petition in August 2022 challenging the dismissal of its petition by the apex court in September 2021. After which the Supreme Court on Monday said that a five-judge bench will on February 15 hear a petition questioning an arbitral award directing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to make payment to Reliance Infrastructure's subsidiary, Delhi Airport Metro Express. Will hear the curative petition filed against the dismissal.


2024-02-02
Launched by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as part of the Phase 4 expansion of the Delhi Metro, this 24 km rapid transit line aims to connect South Delhi directly with the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Recently DMRC had announced the adoption of new color coding and golden coding for this route. Because initially specified as silver color, the change was to avoid confusion and improve visibility for riders as the silver merged with the stainless steel exterior of the trains.

2024-02-02
Recently Delhi Metro had set up an interactive museum exhibition to give passengers the experience of tourist train 'driving'. The exhibits were unveiled on Wednesday at the Shivaji Stadium metro station in the presence of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Vikas Kumar. The simulator consists of a screen and a joystick, and visitors can get an immersive experience of 'sitting in the train pilot's seat' by pulling a lever, the action is translated to a screen that contains simulated scenes.

2024-02-02
The Mahalakshmi scheme launched by the state government has had a visible impact on the ridership of the Hyderabad Metro, according to P. Ramakrishnan, head investor relations at Larsen & Toubro Ltd. during its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2023. Despite the overall improvement in average metro ridership from 3.94 lakh passengers per day in Q3 last year to 4.44 lakh passengers per day in Q3FY24, Ramakrishnan revealed that the average ridership in the previous quarter of the current year was 4.62 lakh passengers per day. There were lakh passengers.

2024-02-02
DMRC According to (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation), the DPR (detailed project document) of the Kochi Metro extended metro project is in the final stages of preparation. Sources in Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), in-charge of the project, said 95 per cent of the DPR work has been completed. There will be a meeting of DMRC and KMRL officials on Friday to decide the next step. KMRL said that there will be discussion related to the project before submission.

2024-02-02
New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor (Via Rajarhat) in Kolkata Metro was increased by 50 percent in the general budget. Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) is also getting less money. New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor (via Rajarhat): An amount of Rs 1,200 crore was allocated in the 2023-24 budget for construction. Which has been increased to Taka 1,750 crore. And Rs 1,791.39 crore has been allocated in the budget for the financial year 2024-25 for the New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor.

2024-02-02
Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL): KMRCL is the agency responsible for the East-West Metro corridor. In this year's budget, Rs 906 crore has been allocated to that institution. Rs 1,000 crore was given in the last budget. However, now it has been revised to Rs 906 crore. That means the allocation has decreased by 9.4 percent from last year's budget.

2024-02-02
According to News 18 report, the construction work of Pune Metro Line 2, from Ruby Hall Clinic to Ramwadi has ended. Now Line 2 of Pune Metro is ready to start operations. PM Modi visits the city for the inauguration ceremony. Expected to do. However, the official confirmation is yet to be released by the PMO. The 16 km stretch will start from Vanaz, for which the concerned management and officials are keeping an eye on its final inspection, and requesting minor changes before giving the final approval to run it.