With the financial bids for the first two monorail routes in the city set to be opened on June 15, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has got a list of routes from the city's bus transport body

Bank team, state bodies try to identify financial resources for Rs 2.60 lakh-cr business plan In a boost to its much-touted plans to transform Mumbai into an international city and improve the quality of infrastructure in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the State Government is tapping financial sources to help it implement its ambitious Rs 2.60 lakh-crore business plan.

French transport minister Dominique Bussecreau, who is currently visiting Delhi, today called on the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her office at Delhi Secretariat here. Dominique said that France was keen to have technical co-operation and collaborations in various fields with the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Way Paved For Preparing Detailed Project Report On Light Rail Transit System Too TIMES NEWS NETWORK The monorail and light rail transit (LRT) system have moved a step forward. Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) put forward a techno-economic feasibility study on the projects before Delhi government on Thursday paving the way for beginning a detailed project report (DPR) to assess its execution. The three lines of LRT and three monorail corridors are estimated to cost Rs 5,738 crore and Rs 6,893 crore respectively.

The government has embarked upon a light rail transit (LRT) system and monorail project. Three corridors of the LRT and monorail transit system in various parts of the city have been planned, and might be run on publicprivate partnership basis. Addressing reporters, transport minister Haroon Yusuf said that for the LRT, three corridors -MehrauliBadarpur, Meh-rauli-Dwarka and Meh-rauli-Central Secretariat -have been planned that will be 11.5 km, 17.5 km and three km in length with 10, 12 and 16 stations respectively.

With a clear aim to give a fillip to the Capital's public transport system before the Commonwealth Games, the government has given the largest allocation of funds to the transport sector.

Despite expectations, the only major sops in the state budget for Mumbaiites is an increased FSI in the suburbs and the announcement that all the corridors of the Mumbai Metro rail project would be up

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has presented a budget of Rs 6,643 crore for 2008-09 to implement a series of infrastructure projects.

Those big, mean, yellow machines are usually called excavators, forklifts, cranes and diggers, but in this part of the world, they are simply known as JCBs, though no one knows what that stands for.

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The Government of Karnataka has signed a joint venture agreement with Larsen and Toubro for establishing a 1600 MW (800x2) power plant in Chattisgarh.