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Phase-I of the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL), a network of 5.1 km connecting Cyber City, National Highway-8 and Sikanderpur Metro station, is expected to become operational in April despite slowdown of work due to extreme cold, said RMGL managing director Sanjiv Rai here on Thursday.

“Due to extreme cold conditions prevailing over the past few weeks, the de-stressing and welding of metro tracks have been delayed for a couple of weeks and work on a one-kilometre stretch is still pending. We also faced labour problems due to cold condition.

New Delhi: The choc-a-bloc bylanes of east Delhi will soon have a new entrant — a monorail that will connect not only the most congested areas but also link with metro stations, liberating commuters from heavy traffic.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has submitted a detailed project report of the 11km alignment from Shastri Park to Trilokpuri to the Delhi government. On Wednesday, transport minister Ramakant Goswami said government sanction for the project was expected to come through soon. “We are hoping that the project will get sanction within the next three months, so that work on the monorail can start,” said Goswami. Officials said the project report had set 2017 as the deadline for completion if work starts this year.

In a bid to provide rapid and safe mass transport, Odisha government has envisioned a futuristic plan for setting up Monorail transit system in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

A proposal to set up the facility has been given by Engineering Projects India Limited (EPI), official sources said here on Wednesday. A presentation made before the state government described the monorail system as a technological innovation entailing many advantages for optimum flow of passengers.

Surat: A high density corridor will be developed in the diamond city to boost growth and solve transportation problems in its new areas.

It would be 29 km long and would come up along the 66 km Outer Ring Road where there is maximum residential and commercial development. The project is slated to begin immediately after the assembly elections. The total cost of the Outer Ring Road project is estimated at Rs 5,500 crore and it will earn a revenue of Rs 11,500 crore through sale of FSI, etc. for Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) and Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).

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The Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, said to be the best feeder rail network for Bangalore city when compared to monorail, has passed another test.

Sources in the Infrastructure Development Department (IDD) told Deccan Herald that recently completed soil testing study, conducted as part of detailed project report (DPR) for LRT, has found no fault with the corridor wherein the feeder rail is proposed to be implemented. “Soil testing was done at 40 different points along the length of two corridors proposed under LRT and the results are positive,” said a senior official with IDD. Soil testing, which began in JP Nagar in the month of April got completed a few days ago, he added.

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As the construction of the first Monorail enters its final stages, the development authority implementing the project is in talks to invite the operator of Singapore’s mass transit system to conduct a safety audit of the line due to unavailability of expertise in India.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has received positive responses from Singapore’s SMRT Corp and Hong Kong’s MRT Corp to conduct an independent safety audit of the 9-kilometre Chembur-Wadala line.