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Project Investment Board of the Centre has approved three lines of Delhi Metro phase IV measuring over 40 Kms. The total cost is expected to be around Rs 12,586 crore. approved the remaining three lines — Rithala-Bawana-Narela (22.91 km), Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-Block (8. 38 km) and Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.37 km) — of the Metro phase IV.

Several construction labourers engaged in Bengaluru’s Namma Metro rail project had a narrow escape after a crane fell from a height of 40 feet at one of the worksites on Sunday. The incident took place during the construction of an elevated line metro from RV Road to Bommasandra and a metro-cum-road flyover from Ragi Gudda to Silk Board under phase II of Namma Metro.

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), in its board meeting held on Friday, decided to expedite the Greater Noida west Metro project by getting the approval of the Centre for the detailed project report (DPR) by November. The 14.95km extension of the Aqua Line in Greater Noida west will comprise nine stations from Noida Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V in Greater Noida.

Delhi Metro in its efforts to continuously enhance the travel experience for its commuters has successfully introduced the facility of free high-speed wifi service from all Metro stations of its Yellow Line (i.e, Line-2 from HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli) from today.

Kolkata Metro rolled on a Sunday after 104 days, along the north-south corridor. The last Sunday operation was on May 9, as services were halted from May 16, for the second Covid wave. Even as the city’s transport lifeline resumed on July 16, the state government only allowed five-day runs. Metro Railway has been offering special trains for essential workers across sectors on Saturdays.

To save energy and provide a much better lighting experience, Delhi Metro has undertaken a massive drive to replace the conventional existing lights (Incandescent Bulbs, Fluorescent Lamps, CFL lamps etc.) with LED lights at 155 locations covering Metro stations, depots, parking etc. which were constructed/opened for public under DMRC’s Phase-I (2005) and Phase-II (2010).

To facilitate the passengers travelling on Rakshabandhan, the Delhi Metro on 22nd August, 2021 (Sunday), will begin operations early on its Phase 3 corridors. The Phase 3 sections on which Metro services generally start at 8:00 AM on Sundays, will begin services this Sunday at around 0600 hrs except Line-5 (from Mundka – Brigadier Hoshiar Singh) – 7 AM, Line 7 (from Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar) – 6.30 AM

To integrate the signaling system between recently opened Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake and Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 section of Pink Line, the first and last train services to be effective from the night of 16.08.21 till 10.09.2021 on this Line will be as per given timings: First train service from both the ends (Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar) will commence at 6:30 AM (instead of present 6:00 AM) Similarly, the last train service from both the ends will start at 10:00 PM (instead of 11:00 PM at present).

Delhi Metro will start feeder electric buses from this Thursday. Feeder electric buses are being introduced for the first time in Delhi on trial basis by Delhi Metro from this Thursday i.e, from 12th August 2021 under which 25 low floor e-buses (24-seater) will be plying from two routes. Only Metro passengers having a Delhi Metro Smart Card or Metro DTC Smart Card will be allowed to avail the services on these e-buses. They can use their Smart Card to pay for the cashless travel since these buse

Delhi Metro Parking will remain closed due to Independence Day security arrangements Parking facilities will not be available at the Delhi Metro stations from 6:00 AM on Saturday i.e, 14th August 2021 till 2:00 PM on Sunday i.e, 15th August 2021 in view of the security measures adopted on the occasion of Independence Day.

Bengaluru Metro services between Vijayanagar and Mysore Road stations on the Purple Line will be partially affected on August 11 and 12. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has said services will be partially affected due to the commissioning work which will be underway on the new stretch between Mysuru Road and Kengeri.

The Centre approval for the Kochi metro’s second-phase extension to Kakkanad (Infopark) is in the “final stage”. But a metro-lite network is more probable for the third-phase extension mooted from the metro’s Aluva terminal station to the international airport at Nedumbassery in Ernakulam district, participants said at the director board meeting of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) said on 5 august 2021.

Spurred by the pandemic, Metro Railway has started installing Quick Response-code scanners in the 26 Metro stations of the North-South corridor to make buying tickets contactless. East-West Metro already has the provision in its six operational stations. Once the QR-coded system is operational, commuters using smart cards or tokens wont have to stand in queue to buy tickets or recharge their Metro cards.

The Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension of the Delhi Metro's Grey Line and a small segment of the Pink Line corridor at Trilokpuri are set to be inaugurated on August 6, officials said on 1 august 2021.

The Delhi Metro will on August 6 inaugurate two important stretches on its network — the extension of the Grey Line connecting Dwarka and Najafgarh to Dhansa Bus Stand and the crucial link between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Trilokpuri on the Pink Line (connecting Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar), officials said on Sunday.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on 1 August that the Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension of Grey Line of the Delhi Metro and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line will be inaugurated on August 6. The Delhi Metro network will now expand to 390 kilometres with 286 stations.

After Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allowed Delhi Metro to run at 100 per cent capacity, sixteen additional entry gates of metro stations will be made operational from Monday.The stations that will have an additional operational gate are - Uttam Nagar East, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Karol Bagh, Vaishali, Noida Sector 18, Noida City Centre, Azadpur, GTB Nagar, Govind Puri, Green Park and MG Road.

The Delhi government on Saturday allowed metro to operate at full seating capacity from 26 July. In its revised guidelines, the government said: "Transportation by Delhi Metro shall be allowed with 10% seating capacity of coach." It, however, said that no standing passengers shall be allowed in the coach.

Absenceof uniform last mile connectivity and many regular passengers now working and studying from home is hitting footfalls in Metro stations. Some 18 of the 39 stations in the city, including those on arterial Anna Salai and Poonamallee High Road, cater to less than 1,000 passengers a day.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) had from July 19 extended the working hours of the metro train services in the city to 9 pm. This, after the Karnataka government eased the lockdown restrictions and the night curfew timings was revised to 10 pm to 5 am from Monday. The BMRCL had announced that the operations of Namma Metro is from 7 am to 9 pm.

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRC) started installation of first escalator at MIDC Station. In all, 414 escalators for Metro-3 corridor will be manufactured, supplied and provided by Yuanda Royal Consortium and SJEC Johnson Consortium.

In the wake of farmers' protest at the Parliament, the DMRC has directed the authorities to put seven metro stations on alert. These seven metro stations may also be shut, if the protests by farmers turn violent. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, has planned that around 200 farmers will hold protests outside parliament every day during the monsoon session. The seven metro stations that may be shut for farmers' protest are Janpath, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the development of Navi Mumbai, has issued a Letter of Acceptance to Maha Metro (Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited) for operation and maintenance services of Metro Line 1 of Navi Mumbai Metro for 10 years.

Kochi Metro services will operate from 7 am to 9 pm from Monday, considering the gradual increase in number of commuters during the past fortnight. Trains will operate every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours, from Monday to Friday. They will operate from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, while trains will operate at 30 mins frequency.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) are working on a plan to expand Metro connectivity in north-west Delhi’s Narela, where the land-owning agency has planned large-scale housing and commercial projects.

Metro trains will run at an interval of seven to nine minutes for most of the day, once services for all resume on Friday. The first trains will leave the terminal stations of Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash (New Garia) at 8am. The last train for New Garia will leave Dakshineswar at 7.48pm. From Dum Dum and New Garia, the last trains will leave at 8pm.

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the development of Navi Mumbai, has given its Letter of Acceptance to Maha Metro for operation and maintenance services of  Metro Line 1 of Navi Mumbai Metro.

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the development of Navi Mumbai, has given its Letter of Acceptance to Maha Metro for operation and maintenance services of Metro Line 1 of Navi Mumbai Metro. The trial run of the Metro Line 1 of around 11.1 km with 11 stations and a depot at Taloja was conducted successfully. Navi Mumbai’s metro line would soon be operational, adding to the facilities in one of the fast-growing planned cities of India.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has suggested that over and above the proposed 22.9-km Rithala-Narela corridor as part of the Ph-IV project, a small spur may be planned to better serve the area, officials said on Thursday. Narela is being developed as a housing hub by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The DDA and the DMRC are working jointly for better amenities in this upcoming region of the city.

Metro Railway will run 192 trains daily from Monday to Friday, the carrier said on Wednesday after the state government greenlighted its resumption from July 16. Metro Railway service shall operate five days a week with 50 per cent seating capacity and shall remain suspended on Saturdays and Sundays.