The cabinet also gave its nod to a feasibility study on the Rs 23,093 crore suburban rail project in the city. Briefing reporters, cooperation minister Baneppa Kashempur said that these were the government's 'new year gift' to Bengaluru.
The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to change the alignment of Metro Rail from KR Puram to the Kempegowda International Airport, which will increase its length by another eight kilometres.
With the prestigious Pune metro rail project facing prospects of getting delayed as one of its proposed corridors passes too close to the famous Aga Khan palace — a national monument — Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a recent review of the project
Metro service on the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus -Lajpat Nagar section of phase III of the Delhi Metro network was flagged off by Union minister Hardeep Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, linking four major shopping destinations in the city. Metro service for commuters would begin from 1 pm.
Metro construction will pick up pace in the country with the Union finance ministry recently giving “in-principle” approval to five proposed metro projects in Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, with an estimated cost of Rs 1.07 lakh crore, senior central and state government officials familiar with the matter said.
State-run BHEL will foray into development of metro rail coaches and is also exploring the possibility of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries in India along with four foreign firms, Union Minister Anant Geete said today.