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J&K Metro project is likely to be completed by the end of 2024

Image Source: Internet Srinagar, India (Metro Rail Today) : On October14,2021, Hardeep Singh Puri (Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister and Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, MoHUA) said that the metro rail project in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) would be approved by next week. Notably, the Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted a final Detailed Project Reports (DPR) of Rs. 10,599 crores for the metro rail projects in Jammu and Srinagar the MoHUA for approval on 19th September 2021. It is expected that the project will be completed by December 2024. Earlier, the MoHUA has researched the passengers per hour per direction feasibility of the Light Rail Metro system given the economic viability. Following this, RITES Ltd shared a revised DPR and recommended Metro lite instead of Light Rail Metro, costing Rs. 10,599 crores. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide funding for these projects, including Rs. 5,734 crores for Srinagar and Rs. 4,825 crores for Jamm

Dhansa bus stand- Najafgarh section on Grey line inaugurated

Image Source: Internet New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today) : The Dhansa Bus Stand-Najafgarh section on Grey line has been inaugurated today. Inauguration was formally done by Hardeep Singh Puri (Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs) and Arvind Kejriwal (Chief Minister of Delhi) via video conferencing today.  Dhansa Bus Stand Metro Station is the first-ever underground integrated parking facility on the Grey Line that will allow commuters to park their vehicles and move to the concourse area directly. The section of this line is 1.2km in length.  This Line will benefit a lot of people who are living in interior areas around Najafgarh. The Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor was opened in October 2019. It has connected the urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network for the first time. 

Official logo of Delhi Metro built in-house - DMRC Officials

Image Source: Internet New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today) : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) officials said that the logo of DMRC was built in House. DMRC Logo is very common symbol. it is recognized everywhere now. Just like the story of the introduction of the spearheading quick travel system in India, the tale of making its logo is similarly captivating. A Senior Officials of DMRC told media No competition was held to decide on the logo of Delhi Metro. While some advertising agencies were engaged to come up with some designs, finally it was developed and finalized in-house. The logo is a graphic depiction of a rail network inside a tunnel and signifies safety, speed and reliability. They wanted the logo to show dynamism and mobility. Before finalizing its logo, DMRC studied different logos of Metro System across the world. Delhi Metro has done an amazing work in the field of Urban Transportation. After successful operations of DMRC, different Rapid Transport System has gro

25 Indian cities will have a total metro rail network of 1,700 km by 2025: Hardeep Singh Puri

(Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India) In a recent webinar, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri has shared his vision for expanding the metro rail network in the country. He underlined the need for improved connectivity in Indian cities and highlighted the development made in building metro rail systems over the last six years. Considering the metro rail system as the most sustainable mode of public transport, Minister said, "till 2014, only about 248 kilometres metro network was operational in five cities. With a consistent push by the government, the metro network has expanded by more than 469 km, and today a total of 717 km of the metro is operational in 18 cities." He said that over the next few years, India will expand the metro rail network to around 1,000 km by the 75th year of India’s Independence, in 2022. At least 25 Indian cities will have a total metro rail network of 1,700 km by 2025. “U