Even as the city’s development authority hopes to complete the already delayed Wadala-Jacob Circle Monorail corridor by the end of next year, it is yet to secure space to set up the supporting infrastructure, such as sub-stations, staircases and fire-fighting rooms.

The plots identified by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to set up this infrastructure belong to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

‘Lack of infrastructure hampering economic growth’

The government’s policy is to usher in development in the State without trampling on the environment and integrate both, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. He was inaugurating a two-day national seminar on ‘Transport Vision Kerala 2030’ organised by the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (Natpac) here on Monday.

New Delhi: The monorail project looks set to move into high gear with the Delhi Metro having started work on the revised detailed project report.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday made a pitch for making Delhi a clean city and sought people’s participation it the effort.

Corporation asked to speed up the work within three months so that tenders could be invited

To ensure proper and speedy implementation of the Mono Rail project, the Delhi Government has decided to get the complete job of preparation of the Detailed Project Reports, floating of tenders, selection of contractors and construction done by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The Delhi Government on Wednesday also announced that it was now contemplating extending this 11-km project across the Yamuna to Delhi University, Kashmere Gate and Chandni Chowk. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which had earlier been asked to prepare the DPR, has now been told to speed up the work within three months so that tenders for the project could be invited.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday directed the Delhi Metro to prepare a detailed project report within three months for construction of a mono rail network in East Delhi.

The dream run of the city’s latest mode of public transport, the monorail, seems to have ended before it has begun.

Interacting with a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi said that the State has tremendous potential for development.

If all goes as per DULT (Directorate of Urban Land Transport) plan, Bangaloreans will soon have rail facility to different destinations in districts like Mandya, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Tumkur and Bangalore Rural.

A draft report on implementation of commuter rail system (CRS) in Bangalore, submitted by RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Services) limited to DULT recently, proposes to run trains to these destinations with a speed of 70 km to 100 km per hour, apart from providing connectivity to commuters within the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike limits.

The government plans to seek World Bank funding for development of 8570 km of major district roads to international standards, Minister for Public Works V. K. Ebrahim Kunju told the Assembly on Monday.

Replying to the debate on the demand for grants for Public Works, the Minister said that a study would be conducted for submission of the proposal to the Bank in six months. The Bank had agreed to consider the proposal.