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Mumbai’s Metro gets a sixth deadline for completion

Despite missing five deadlines for the completion of the city’s first metro project, the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor is yet to be completed with the latest deadlibe being scheduled for May 2013.

Turkey offers help in launching metro bus services in other cities

Turkey has offered assistance and investment in running metro bus service in any other city of Pakistan, including Karachi. In a brief chat with The News, the Turkish ambassador Mustafa Babar Hizlan said that Turkey is prepared to help Pakistan in its efforts to improve its transportation system further.

Mumbai metro line to push up Andheri realty prices

Andheri is the busiest and most populous suburb of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, with a healthy mix of both residential and commercial belts.

Jaipur Metro in race against time

Jaipur’s skyline has been changing almost every morning, thanks to its upcoming Metro. Construction on a 9.7-km line that will connect the old city, popularly called Pink City, and several congested residential and commercial areas is on at breakneck speed to meet a June 2013 deadline.

Final hurdle for Metro in Mumbai cleared

There is some good news for Mumbaikars. The final hurdle for the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro line has been cleared.

Board accepts resignation of Metro official

Attrition in Delhi Metro has been a worry and the former MD, E Sreedharan, often talked about this. Senior and middle level employees work with the best technology in the world, adding value to their CVs, and move on. DMRC has lost engineers at all levels to DLF Metro, Mumbai Metro and Dubai Metro besides others. In fact, its former director (projects), CBK Rao, had quit to join DLF Metro.

Bid to cut metro costs gathers steam

The Bangalore metro project has employed this technique successfully. The monopile has been successful for the Dubai metro rail and in a south east country, according to MEGA officials.

Doha metro bidding to start in April

QATAR Railways Company (QRC) will issue the first request for proposals for the country's $US 40bn rail network in the first week of April. Four tunnelling contracts for the first phase of the Doha Metro, each worth $US 2-3bn, will be launched with winners set to be announced in October.

Alstom awarded $550 mln Iraq power contract

The award of the Mansuriyah plant contract to Alstom, which is already taking part in Iraq projects such as the Nineveh power plant and the Baghdad metro, was announced as part of a visit to Iraq by French Trade Minister Pierre Lellouche.

Indian, Italian firms win UAE rail deal

The UAE has awarded a Dh3.3 billion contract to a consortium of one Indian company and two Italian firms involving construction and engineering work for a mega rail project that could cost a total Dh40 billion. Etihad Rail has estimated the project’s total costs at Dh40 billion and that once it is completed, it will have a capacity to transport nearly16 million passengers and 50 million tonnes of cargo per year.