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Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has offered passengers and the public the opportunity to win prizes this Onam season. On September 14, KMRL will organise a Pookkalam competition at Edappally metro station. KMRL offers Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000, and Rs 2,000 in prizes and free travel in the metro for 15 days to members of the teams securing first, second, and third places, respectively. Registration for the competition is open till Sunday. Each team can have five to eight members. Each participating team will get Rs1,000 for buying flowers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 12-km stretch of the Pune Metro Rail project in the city. The project is being constructed at a cost of over Rs 11,400 crore. During his 10-minute ride in the Pune Metro, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with disabled students, some of whom were visually impaired, inside the metro coach. Before taking the Metro ride from Garware station, Modi also inspected an exhibition of the project put up there.

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. pillars will soon sport a splash of colours and art work. As part of the drive to beautify the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation had roped in artistes to paint the pillars in both Phase I and Phase II extension project. The Corporation officials approached the CMRL about giving a facelift to these pillars and the residents of north Chennai got a glimpse of the art. From sports to environment, each pillar carries a different message.

Chennai city residents may have to bear with more traffic diversions and congestion, dust and noise pollution at least for the next three years as construction of twin-tunnels to operate metro trains in some of the busiest city localities as part of metro rail phase-2 project may commence in October.

If all goes to plan, employees working at Bagmane Tech Park in CV Raman Nagar won’t have to worry about last-mile connectivity from the nearest Metro station. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) sources said they have received a proposal from Bagmane Group to construct a 2-km monorail network from Swami Vivekananda Road Metro station (Purple Line) to its tech park.

Kochi Metro Rail Limited’s (KMRL) phase 1-A extension from Petta to SN Junction near Thrippunithura will be commissioned in April this year. More than 90% of the construction works have been completed and it is learnt that the trial run on the track would begin on February 12. The 1.8km-long line has one stop at adakkekkotta between Petta and SN Junction.

The coaches of the fifth train of Kanpur Metro reached the depot on the morning of Republic Day. At present, three more train coaches are to come for the primary corridor. The coaches of the Kanpur Metro train first arrived in the city on September 29. Since then four more trains have arrived. Eight trains have been mentioned in the primary corridor. However, after the initial rush, the number of passengers has come down. At present, the number of passengers is from 12 to 13 thousand daily.

Delhi Metro has given green signal to a special train on the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi. This special train, which reached Yamuna Bank metro station of Blue Line, was dispatched for passengers soon after its inauguration. This special train with 8 coaches has been decorated with photographs showing India's glorious history, culture and achievements.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has turned down a request from Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation seeking vacant land behind Kengeri Bus Terminal Metro Station. BMTC officials said they had asked for the land mainly for electric buses and also to set up a small bus stand.

The work of Patna Metro Rail Project has gained momentum. The construction work is in progress from Malahi Pakari to ISBT Bus Stand at Bairia. Under the Patna Metro project, a metro station will be built in the Science College campus of Patna University. It will be included in the six underground station routes of Patna under which underground stations are to be built.

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The Delhi government will soon deploy 1,500 electric buses under the Delhi Transport Corporation(DTC) as it aims at 100 per cent electrification of public transport fleet. Earlier in the day, Central government agency Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) launched the biggest ever tender worth about Rs 5,500 crore to procure as many as 5,580 electric buses including 130 double-decker ones.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will complete the work of laying tracks on the route of two corridors of the metro in the next 12 days. With this, trial runs will be accelerated on the entire corridor of Metro 7 and Metro 2A. According to a senior MMRDA official, the track laying work has been completed on the 34 km long stretch of both the corridors. Only 571 meters of track is left to be laid near DN Nagar Metro Station. This work will also be completed by January 30.

The DPR for the expansion of Jaipur Metro Project has been prepared. The government can announce the expansion of Phase 1 in the budget. The government has also made up its mind regarding the project. Consider the expansion plan, there is a preparation to connect Delhi Road with Ajmer Road by Metro train. Metro will be expanded from Badi Chaupar metro station to Transport Nagar and from Mansarovar station to Ajmer Road. For this, Rs 1200 crore will be spent in 4.85 km. Due to this, the operation

To tackle air pollution in Delhi, the national capital will launch its first DTC electric bus on Monday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the first electric bus of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) from Indraprastha depot in the afternoon.

Two new attractive exhibits – an original pantograph used by trains to draw power and models of Metro trains operational across the country have been added in the Metro Museum recently. A pantograph is an equipment which is mounted on the roof of the train and is used to draw power from the overhead electrification (OHE) wires. One such pantograph currently out of use has been refurbished and put for display at the museum. An information board along with photographs of pantographs used in Metr

The total length of the high speed train running between Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut is 90.205 kms, in which passengers will get unique experience of speed thrill in underground including elevated. Out of the total 17 stations of the high speed train, seven stations will be underground, while others will be elevated. Meerut's Shatabdi Nagar, HRS Chowk, Begumpul and Nauchandi and Delhi's Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar will be under ground inside the UP border.

The DMRC has completed its first-ever tunnelling stretch of Phase-IV at Krishna Park Extension on the Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg corridor. This was achieved with a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breaking through after boring a 1.4 km-long tunnel. The DMRC has been using TBMs for its tunnelling work since Phase 1. About 50 km of underground sections of the Phase-III corridor was built with this technology.

To ease overcrowding on New Year's Eve (31st December, 2021), exit from Rajiv Chowk Metro station will not be allowed from 9 PM onwards. However, entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of the last train from the station. Commuters are requested to plan their journey accordingly.

Metro service will be affected on the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro on Thursday. Due to the maintenance work between Qutub Minar and Green Park, people traveling by metro may have to face problems. Delhi Metro has given information through a tweet regarding the affected metro services on this route.

In view of the latest guidelines issued by the Govt. for the containment of Covid-19 in NCT Delhi, travel inside the Metro will be allowed as per the following plan:(1) Travel will be allowed only upto 50% seating capacity inside the Metro trains. In addition, no standing passenger shall be allowed during the travel. (2) In view of the same, entry into Metro stations will be regulated by restricting the number of gates open for entry into stations to ensure compliance with the guidelines.

On the occasion of the beginning of the 20th year, DMRC started the trial of the first indigenous I-ATS (Automatic Train Supervision) technology on the first Red Line (Shaheed Sthal-Rithala) of the Metro. It was inaugurated by Durgashankar Mishra, Chairman, DMRC and Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRC) has released the notification for the recruitment of Station Controller/ Train Operator, SC/TO and Junior Engineer and other posts. Under this, a total of 118 posts will be recruited.

Beginning December 25 – Christmas Day – the Kolkata Metro will be running ten additional services every Saturday. With this, as many as 230 daily services—115 up and 115 down services—will be provided to commuters instead of the current 220, reports have said.

On the occasion of the commencement of 20th year of operation of Delhi Metro, inauguration of the first ever field trial of indigenously developed i-ATS technology (Indigenous-Automatic Train Supervision) for Red Line (Shaheed Sthal-Rithala) of Delhi Metro by Sh. was done. A permanent exhibition was also unveiled at the Kashmere Gate station to mark the beginning of the 20th year of Metro operations.

To undertake the scheduled track maintenance work at Qutab Minar Metro station of Yellow Line, train services on the morning of 19th December 2021 (Sunday) on this Line will be briefly regulated. Train services will remain suspended from Green Park to Qutab Minar section from the start of revenue services till 07.00 AM. Hence, three Metro stations namely Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Saket will remain closed till resumption of train services in the section i.e., up to 7:00 AM

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has decided to increase the frequency of trains. During peak hours on Saturdays and Mondays, the time between. two services will be 6.15 minute instead of 7 minutes and non-peak hours, it will be 7.30 minute instead of 8.15 minut.

The fare for the Navi Mumbai Metro, which is being constructed by The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), will be between Rs 10 and 40. The CIDCO is developing four elevated corridors to make the public transport system of Navi Mumbai interconnect with different nodes. A trial run of Line-1, spanning 11.1 km with 11 stations and a depot at Taloja, was conducted in May this year.

DMRC on Monday tweeted that there is a delay in services on Blue Line between Noida City Centre and Noida Sector 61. Normal service on all other lines is not affected.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday said that it is currently undertaking installation of improvised information signage at the stations on the phase 1 and phase 2 corridors and also at all interchange stations to assist commuters to better navigate the multi-modal network.

Uttar Pradesh News Desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a gift of PGI along with Metro in Kanpur on 28th December. In view of this, preparations have started for the inauguration of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Super Specialty PGI prepared at GSVM Medical College. With the start of 240-bed PGI, people of Kanpur and adjoining districts will start getting super specialty treatment.