In a first, Hyderabad Metro Rail conducts automatic trial run

 In a technological breakthrough, Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) operated a train in automatic mode for the first time in the country.

Plans for bigger museum, multi-lingual text for exhibits: DMRC

 Plans are afoot for a bigger and better Delhi Metro museum, where exhibits will have their commentary written in English as well as Hindi, a senior official of the DMRC on Wednesday said.

Uttar Pradesh to have metro in more cities

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to run metro rail in Meerut, Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi, after pushing for a similar project in Lucknow, an official said Tuesday.

PM Modi lays emphasis on urban development, vows to fight corruption

Modi who laid the foundation stone of the Metro rail project in Nagpur said that Metro rail these days have become the identity of the big cities and now Nagpur`s name will be added to the list of modern Indian cities.

Cabinet nod to Metro rail in Nagpur

In a pre-election bonanza to Maharashtra, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a Rs 8,860 crore metro project in Nagpur, which will become the latest city in the country to have the modern transportation service.

Central funding norm for Metro projects to be relaxed

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that keeping in view the growing popularity of and demand for Metro Rail services, government is considering reducing the population norm for financing metro rail projects.

Crack noticed in track in Kolkata, Metro Rail service affected

Train services in Kolkata Metro were affected on Wednesday night for an hour after a crack was noticed in the rail track in one station, Metro Rail officials said.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda lays foundation of metro rail extension to Ballabhgarh

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday laid the foundation stone of extension of Metro Rail from YMCA chowk to Ballabgarh.

China to build Pakistan`s first metro rail in Lahore

China will build Pakistan`s first metro rail system in Lahore in Punjab province.

Metro museum celebrates fifth anniversary

The Delhi Metro museum Tuesday celebrated its fifth anniversary. A touch screen information system was unveiled on the occasion.

Kolkata Metro fares to go up from Nov 7

The Kolkata Metro railway fares will go up between 25 percent and over 100 percent for various distances from November 07, the railway board announced.

Lucknow Metro work to commence in December

The first phase of Metro rail project in the state capital would commence in December, an official said on Wednesday.

Cabinet okays proposal for faster land transfer for metro rail

Metro projects will get faster land transfers as Union Cabinet cleared proposal under which metro companies will be treated under rules are applied to Central Public Sector Undertakings.

Centre has accepted Assam proposal for Metro rail: Gogoi

The central government has accepted an Assam government proposal for a Metro rail project in Guwahati, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday while interacting with the media.

Assam budget proposes Metro rail for Guwahati

The Assam budget for 2013-14 proposed Metro rail project for Guwahati, besides widening and upgrading of state highways, improvement of infrastructure and other civic amenities.

`Metro rail a reality in 3 years if various issues overcome`

Kochi Metro rail project would be completed in 3 years if various issues like strikes and labour problem in Kerala are avoided, E Sreedharan said.

Too early to say PPP mode in metro rail is not successful: Govt

The government on Friday said it is too early to state the public-private partnership (PPP) model is unsuccessful in implementation of metro rail projects as there are few such projects across the globe.

After Mumbai, Pune to get Metro

In a major breather for the five million people of Pune, the Maharashtra government has given the green signal for the state`s second Metro rail project after Mumbai here, a top official said.

Rs 500 cr earmarked for Metro Rail in Ahmedabad

A budgetary provision of Rs 500 crore has been made for the Metro rail project in Ahmedabad for 2012-13

Row breaks out over Kochi Metro Rail project

The Kerala government announced last week that Kochi Metro Rail project would have to go through a global tender.