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Current Affairs wrap for the day: December 15th 2018 15.12.2018 Scroll.in
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Heartburn for real estate, stamp duty hike of 1% proposed for Mumbai 28.11.2018 Sify Finance
Registering a real estate transaction in Mumbai could become costlier if the government clears this proposal.
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Huge Fire In Mumbai's Wadala As Tanker Bursts Into Flames After Crash 26.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A huge fire broke out in South Mumbai's Wadala area on Monday night as a large tanker burst into flames after crashing underneath the city's overhead monorail line.
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Pubs, Restaurants Must Have Smoking Rooms, Says Karnataka Government 19.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Lighting a cigarette will not be allowed at bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants in Karnataka if these places don't have designated smoking areas, the state government has said in its latest order....
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Pak troops slit BSF soldier’s throat 20.9.2018 Central Chronicle
High alert sounded along IB Agencies, Jammu/ New Delhi, Pakistani soldiers threw the throats of a troop of Border Security Force (BSF) on the international border near Jammu. This incident can increase the tension between the two countries. The incident happened in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday. After the incident, the security forces issued “high alert” […]
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Mumbai Monorail, Back On Track After 10 Months, Hits A Snag On Day 2 2.9.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The Mumbai monorail that resumed after a gap of 10 months on Saturday was stuck this afternoon near Chembur for nearly an hour and passengers were evacuated with the help of fire department.
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Open letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka: Elevated Beda, Suburban Train, BRT, LastMile Beku 21.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Elevated roads do not solve the traffic problem - they shift it to another place. The government must decide to move people, not move vehicles, says Sandeep Anirudhan in his letter.
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Monorail arbitration documents has no relation to public interest: MMRDA in RTI reply 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
After spending around Rs 3,000 crore of public money on India's first Monorail between Chembur and Jacob Circle, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in a Right To Information (RTI) reply to DNA said that allowing inspection of documents under RTI application relating to the legal dispute (arbitration) of Monorail has no relation to public interest or public activity, and will cause unwarranted invasion of privacy. The documents of arbitration are over the construction cost of Monorail for which the MMRDA is in dispute with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Malaysian based Scomi Engineering (LTSE) who have constructed the Monorail and are also involved in the operations of Monorail that is shut since November 2017 owing to the fire incident. However, Shantanu Wagh, Transport Engineer of MMRDA has quoted exemption under Section 8 1 (J) under the RTI Act for denying to allow inspection of arbitration documents of Monorail. Information under section 8 1 (J) of RTI Act is denied when, ...
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Was India at all ready for monorail? 25.7.2018 Rediff: Business
Mumbai Monorail was to be built in two phases - Phase I of 8.93 km and Phase II of 11.20 km.
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Run smaller buses, not pod taxis: Prof Ashish Verma 24.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains. »
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Maharashtra Government proposes 1% stamp duty hike to fund transport projects 24.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
If the government's latest proposal passes, Mumbaikars will have to brace themselves to pony up additional one per cent stamp duty on sale, gift and mortgage of immovable property. The state urban development department has moved a bill to amend the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act that will levy a surcharge by way of stamp duty in Greater Mumbai. It aims to use the revenue generated to finance urban transport projects, including Metro, monorail, bus rapid transport system, freeways and sealink, which entail investment of more than Rs 1.06 lakh crore. However, the realty industry has warned that it will severely impact the sentiments of buyers and affect the already-down property transactions. A state law & judiciary department officer told DNA,'' The bill has been moved by the urban development department on July 19, but could not be taken up for discussion during the Monsoon Session of the state legislature, which concluded last week. However, the government may issue an ordinance or table the bill ...
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Mumbai Monorail to chug, but at a higher cost 20.7.2018 DNA: Money
The agreement reached between Larsen & Toubro-Scomi Engineering (LTSE) consortium and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Mumbai Monorail project has come at a cost. MMRDA has agreed to pay a higher per-trip cost to LTSE to run the services from October and negotiations are on for the final figure, according to sources. For a few years now, LTSE has been arguing that the per trip rate of Rs 3,131 is economically unviable to continue with operations & maintenance (O&M) of the monorail system. Earlier this year, it submitted a proposal to continue with its services by charging Rs 18,000 per trip (entire 19.5-km). This LTSE price is more than the per-trip quotation submitted in the O&M bid by IL&FS Rail, which emerged as the lowest bidder in April 2018. However, a final per-trip price is yet to be agreed upon between LTSE and MMRDA to re-rail Mumbai Monorail services. An observer told DNA Money that MMRDA by agreeing to continue with LTSE at a higher per-trip price is only weakening ...
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Mumbai Monorail may hit track again in few months 17.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Chembur-Wadala Monorail services that were shut last year are expected to resume by the year end, DNA has learnt. The transit network may provide Mumbaikars another option to commute, but is unlikely to cheer many as its much-awaited second phase – Wadala to Mahalaxmi – will continue to remain work in progress. Of the 10 trains procured by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) so far, only four to five rakes were in use till the entire operation was stopped following a fire in November 2017. Shortage of trains and spare parts is the biggest stumbling block for MMRDA to expand the route, said officials. Chembur resident Monish Makhija, who changes trains to reach his workplace in Lower Parel, said he has been waiting years for the second phase of Monorail as the elevated mode of transport doesn't get affected by flooding during monsoon. "Mere starting of Phase 1 won't help me as I will still have to change trains." Ever since its introduction in 2014, the first in the country, ...
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Four steps to boost profitability and enhance ridership 6.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Four steps to boost profitability and enhance ridership
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All Aboard! 21.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Grab your tickets and hop on for a quick ride to know about the various types of trains.
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MMRDA may ask MRVC to operate monorail 7.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Talks on with IL&FS too; MRVC working on proposal
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9 agencies can now trim trees without BMC clearance 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Move to ensure fallen branches don’t disrupt services
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Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and France on Technical Cooperation in the field of railways 16.5.2018 General News
The MoUs provide a platform for Indian Railways to interact and share the latest developments and knowledge in the railway sector. The MoUs facilitate exchange of technical experts, reports and technical documents, training and seminars/workshops focusing on specific technology areas and other interactions for knowledge sharing.
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Govt. report bats for multimodal transport integration 14.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
UDD team studies public transport systems in Seoul, Singapore during World Bank-funded trip
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Monorail to be back on track by June 11.4.2018 DNA: Money
The second phase of Monorail between Wadala and Mahalaxmi received safety clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) on Tuesday. The entire Monorail corridor between Chembur and Mahalaxmi is likely to be made operational by May or mid-June. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said that it will now approach the state government for its approval on starting the Monorail operations. Further, the CRS has given the safety clearance to MMRDA on the condition that various requirements like additional spare parts for coaches of Monorail are made available. Only after this can the corridor be made operational. Sanjay Khandare, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, said, "We got the safety clearance from CRS on Tuesday and we will be in a position to start the commercial operations of Monorail by May. There are certain conditions of CRS that will have to be complied with for which we have decided to buy spare parts directly from vendors through our operator, and we will ...
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