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PM lays foundation stone for Kochi Metro


September 13th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Kochi Metro Rail project and said it would facilitate the city's "overall social and ... Read more...

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Coal India to invest Rs.40,000 crore in 12th Plan


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) State miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) said Wednesday the company was committed to investing Rs.40,000 crore in the 12th Plan period (2012-17)."Capital investment plan for ... Read more...

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China approves 25 urban rail projects to boost economy


September 6th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China's top economic planning agency has approved 25 urban rail projects that could be worth more than 800 billion yuan ($126 billion). The National Development and ... Read more...

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Karnataka to fund three rail projects


July 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka will share 50 percent of the cost of three railway projects in the state with the railway ministry, a minister said Friday."The cabinet has approved ... Read more...

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Metro advised to revise fares periodically


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The central government Wednesday advised metros to revise the fares periodically to offset input costs. But Delhi Metro said it had no plans to hike ... Read more...

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Advisory board set for Metro rail projects


June 7th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The government has constituted a seven-member Metro Advisory Board headed by the urban development secretary which will help formulating plans for Metro rail networks across ... Read more...

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Rail projects in Bengal suffered from 2001 to 2008: Mamata


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hoogly, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that indifferent attitude of the railway ministry was responsible for "zero progress" in projects related to the ... Read more...

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France’s Thales eyes big in India’s metro, rail projects


April 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and technology giant Thales sees a huge opportunity in India's public transport sector and plans to bid for upcoming metro and rail ... Read more...

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France’s Thales bets big on India’s metro, rail projects


April 24th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Seeing a huge business opportunity in India's public transport sector, French technology giant Thales is planning to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the ... Read more...

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UP goes all out for Metro in major cities


March 27th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) With new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav prioritising the mono rail and metro rail projects for major cities in Uttar Pradesh, officials are working overtime to prepare ... Read more...

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Budget 2012-13: Delhi Metro gets over Rs.2,200 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) projects have been allocated Rs.2,216.69 crore in the budget for 2012-13. The money will be spent on construction and ... Read more...

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Mixed reaction in Karnataka on rail projects for state


March 14th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) A new rail coach factory, seven express trains, including a high-speed double-decker to Chennai, extension of six trains and new lines for Karnataka in the railway ... Read more...

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Dhumal seeks work on pending rail projects


February 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday asked the railways to start the construction of a rail line in the state that the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Japan keen on industrial corridor, freight train in south India


February 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Japan is more keen on building an industrial corridor and the high-speed rail freight corridor between Chennai and Bangalore than the bullet train project, said an ... Read more...

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India seeks Japanese cooperation to run bullet trains


January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Aiming to benefit from Japanese expertise and cooperation in running bullet trains, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi here Thursday discussed the issue with Japanese Minister for ... Read more...

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Central government unable to supervise all metro rail projects


December 7th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) It was impossible for the central government to supervise the construction of metro rail projects in small cities, parliament was told Wednesday. "Neither it is ... Read more...

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China lowers speed limit of bullet trains


August 11th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) China has decided to lower the speed limit of its bullet trains following last month's major rail crash that killed 40 people, a media report said ... Read more...

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Make roads first, rail tracks later: Arunachal residents


August 10th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Aug 10 (IANS) India's massive plans to build three railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh for strategic reasons - the northeastern state borders China - has evoked a muted ... Read more...

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Some rail projects delayed for two decades: Auditor


August 5th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the functioning of Indian Railways, the country's official auditor Friday said some projects for laying new lines in backward areas ... Read more...

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India clears rail projects for Bangladesh, discusses water accord


June 8th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dhaka, June 7 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka later this year, the foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh Tuesday held talks to review ... Read more...

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Reliance Infrastructure 2010-11 operating income, net profit rise


May 27th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Leading utility and infrastructure development major Reliance Infrastructure, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group Friday reported a 4 percent increase in total operating income at Rs.15,408 ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up panel to monitor rail projects


April 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government Wednesday formed a coordination committee to monitor time-bound execution of pending railway projects across the state.The committee, headed by Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, ... Read more...

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Industry hoping for implementation of rail projects


February 24th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) On the eve of the railway budget, the industry was Thursday hoping the budget will see fast implementation of projects, reduction in freight of essential commodities and ... Read more...

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China, Myanmar plan high-speed rail link


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China and Myanmar will soon hold discussions on a high-speed rail link between the two countries that is expected to boost trade and economic development in the region, ... Read more...

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Reliance Infrastructure net profit up 11 percent


November 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Leading utility and infrastructure development firm Reliance Infrastructure, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, Friday reported a 11 percent increase in net profit for the second quarter ... Read more...

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U.S. to invest $2.4 billion in interstate high-speed rail projects


October 28th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday announced that $2.4 billion will be put in the 54 high-speed rail projects in 23 states in America’s first nationwide ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee promises to make Indian Railways accident-free


October 27th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the Government is making efforts to ensure railway operations accident-free by introducing new technology, expected to be operational within ... Read more...

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Concession agreement signed for Hyderabad Metro


September 4th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) The concession agreement for the Rs.12,132-crore Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project was signed here Saturday. The Andhra Pradesh government signed the pact with Larsen & Toubro Hyderabad Metro Rail ... Read more...

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Experts to discuss Middle East’s rail projects


May 8th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 7 (IANS/WAM) Representatives of the railway industry will meet here May 11-12 to discuss Middle East's upcoming rail projects worth $30 billion. Officials from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Syria, Egypt, ... Read more...

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Congress seeks ‘adjustment’ with Trinamool for Kolkata civic polls


May 1st, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and party in-charge of West Bengal K. Keshav Rao met Trinamool Congress chief and Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee here Friday to seek seat-sharing ... Read more...

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Karnataka chief minister, industry hail Mamata for budget


February 24th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and industry chambers here Wednesday lauded Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for a slew of proposals, including new trains, survey for new rail ... Read more...

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Many rail projects for Maoist-hit areas of West Bengal


February 24th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget Wednesday had many projects for Maoist-affected districts of West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura in West Bengal. During her budget speech in the Lok ... Read more...

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Karnataka to chug faster on Mamata’s largesse (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) True to her word, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday put Karnataka on the fast track by announcing three new trains, extending the run of three more and ... Read more...

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Karnataka to chug faster on Mamata’s largesse


February 24th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) True to her word, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday put Karnataka on the fast track by announcing three new trains, extending three more and increasing the frequency ... Read more...

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No derailing feisty Mamata during rail budget (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Combative, hectoring and ploughing on regardless of the commotion around her, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was at her feisty best Wednesday when she presented the rail ... Read more...

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