The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the country’s first-ever metro rail project, to open up a new era in the country’s communication system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suvra Roy Chowdhury & Ors. V/s State of West Bengal & Ors dated 29/10/2013 on Metro Rail Project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Private Limited and lake Subhas Sarobar.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/51(THC)-2013(Ap)_29Oct2013.pdf

Previous Orders: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/e-orders.php?eid=4745

In a bid to fast-track metro rail projects in various cities, the ministry of urban development (MoUD) has proposed that these plans be exempted from environmental clearances for an area of up to f

With the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) stating that they have no intention to work out a parking policy for the city, the ball is back in Kochi corporation’s court, underlining the urgent need for th

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has refuted before the National Green Tribunal the allegation of "avoidable felling of 700 trees" for construction of its line from Mundka in Delhi to City Park in

Environmental Impact Study Was Awarded By KMRL Only Recently

Even as the work on Kochi Metro rail is progressing as per schedule, authorities are still in the dark about the environmental impact of the project. While environmental impact assessment (EIA) must be done before starting the project, the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has only completed tender procedures for conducting the EIA recently.

The 9th edition of Global Report on Human Settlements argues that development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap and provides policy recommendations on how to plan & design sustainable urban mobility systems. Read this abridged edition released on the World Habitat Day.

The Jaipur Metro project has come at the right time to make up for the poor public transport in the state capital. Relating the project to boom in population, private vehicles, industrialization and employment in the recent times, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which has complied several reports, says that the existing public transport system is inadequate.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suvra Roy Chowdhury & Others Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 24/09/2013 with regard to the route that the Kolkata Metro Railway Department is going to take the line as well as the way environment of Lake Subhas Sarobar is affected or not affected by the proposed project of the metro.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/51(THC)-2013(Ap)_24Sep2013.pdf

Work for the ambitious metro rail project in Guwahati is likely to start in 2015, said officials of Guwahati Development Department (GDD).

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