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1.Rush Hour

With the Government encouraging cities with a population of over 3 million to develop mass transit systems, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the implementation of metro or mono rail have been prepared for 21 cities,


2.´Make in Metro´

With metro lines of about 528 km expected to be operational in India soon and considering the support these can lend to India´s future smart cities, CW takes a look at trends and factors to help execute these projects successfully.


3.Railways - On the Magnifying Track

SUNIL SRIVASTAVA anticipates faster economic growth and investments in large-scale projects for the Indian Railways. India has the world's third-largest railway network under single management operating over 19,000 trains daily.


4.BARSYL signs Consultancy Agreement with Bangladesh Railways

The Government of Bangladesh has embarked upon a project for Rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur MG railway section with a view to establish regional connectivity with India. The contract agreement between Bangladesh Railways and Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd (BARSYL), was signed in Dhaka.


5.Getting Back on Track

How will the government make good on its promises in the Railway Budget considering the challenges that have traditionally hampered the development of railway infrastructure? CW examines the problems and offers possible solutions.


6.Report Card

When the Modi Government came to power in 2014, there was an almost audible sigh of relief from the building and infrastructure sector. This was followed by a host of positive moves: The establishment of the National Investment and Infrastructure


7.Long Route for Railways

Some recent announcements have revealed the formation of Kaya Kalp, a committee that suggests innovative ways to transform the Indian Railways. In a bid to encourage private-sector participation in railways


8.Metros need money

All that glitters is not gold. A cliché perhaps, but appropriate for India´s Metro rail sector at present. While the industry celebrates announcements of metro projects in Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Nagpur, Kochi, and so on


9.Fast-Tracking Metro

Perceived to be a constructive and good step forward, the Union Cabinet recently approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to enable realisation of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities but in a responsible manner.


10.Why are infrastructure projects facing time and cost overrun?

Delay in land acquisition, approvals, project funding constraints...