Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Metro

Building collapses, fires are major concerns, can avoid if you follow rules, Modi tells mayors

Speaking virtually at a BJP mayors’ conference in Gujarat, the Prime Minister also lauded the fact that the metro network in the country had more than tripled since BJP came to power in 2014.

Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo modes of transport, in talks with govt

Union housing ministry is studying proposals for Metro Lite & Metro Neo projects from Nashik, Gorakhpur and Delhi before taking it to the cabinet for final approval.

PM Modi to virtually inaugurate construction of first phase of Agra metro on 7 December

According to officials, the total cost of the AMRP is Rs 8,379.62 crore and in the first phase, the Taj East Gate corridor will be constructed.

Free sanitary napkins to be available on all Aqua line metro stations from 8 March

The Noida Metro Rail Corporation is also planning to dub Noida Sector 76 & Pari Chowk metro stations as pink stations, aiming to run them by an all-women workforce.

Noida metro can now be booked for birthday, pre-wedding events starting Rs 5,000 per hour

The NMRC, which manages the rapid transport service between the twin cities in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, made the announcement as part of its 'non-farebox' initiative.

Metro projects get 25% more in this year’s Housing and Urban Affairs budget

The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has been allocated Rs 48,000 crore, 17 per cent more than last year's provision.

As Budget nears, it’s time to ask if taxpayers need more shiny Metros

India needs a public transport revolution, not just kilometres of Metro lines.

Modi inaugurates Rs 33,000 crore metro, low-cost housing projects in Mumbai

The prime minister also attended the launch of a coffee table book titled Timeless Laxman where he praised R.K. Laxman's cartoons.

As our cities get more crowded & polluted, taking trains to work might be the only answer

How the world deals with the pressure, as urbanization pushes our metro areas still closer to breaking point, will define the shape of transport over the coming decades.

On Camera


RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses a Vijayadashami function in Nagpur Wednesday | PTI

Mohan Bhagwat’s caution on population ‘imbalance’ must go beyond statistics, vote-bank politics

The RSS chief has highlighted the need for consensus on population control and to consider Uniform Civil Code as a contributory aspect of achieving population balance.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.