Rail Analysis India June Digital Magazine 2018 - Page 24

News of the Month Article | 25 BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) to venture into Development of Metro Rail Coaches Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will venture into development of metro rail coaches and is also exploring the possibility of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries in India along with 4 foreign firms, Union Minister Anant Geete said. The minister addressing a press conference in New Delh i. More Information: • • • • • A collaboration model is being discussed between BHEL and 4 foreign firms entailing a joint venture or a consortium, whereby 20% equity will be owned by BHEL and 80% will be theirs, he said. BHEL has earned a profit of over Rs 1,500 crore and has secured work orders worth Rs 1.18 lakh crore. Efforts were being made for BHEL’s entry into the development of coaches, the minister said. The construction of metro has gathered pace in several cities across the country and BHEL is entering this sector. We have also directed BHEL to make efforts towards manufacturing lithium ion batteries in India, Geete said. CMRL In Partnership With Power Grid Corporation of India To Set Up Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Points at 4 Metro Stations for Last Mile Connectivity Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) in partnership with the Power Grid Corporation of India will set up electric vehicle (EV) charging facility at 4 metro stations. More Information: The 4 stations are- • Koyambedu Thirumangalam Alandur St. Thomas Mount More Information: • 4) Lokmanya Nagar to Hingana- 6.7 km length is proposed to be 7 metro stations. www.railanalysis.com • Talks are on for procuring e-cars & e-bikes and each station will have 5 such cars & 10 bikes. A commuter who wants to use an e-bike or an e-car can charge it at a special charging point at the 4 stations. An official said,“We are looking at various options for providing last-mile connectivity for passengers. In this plan, we will get revenue for leasing out our space and talks are on with a firm for supplying e-bikes and e-cars.” Mumbai: The Wadala-CST Metro 4 corridor will cost Rs 571 crore per kilometer, according to MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority). The Metro corridor between Wadala & CST, measuring 14-km is an extension of Wadala- Thane Metro corridor that is being constructed, according to DNA. The extension of Metro-4 towards south Mumbai is known as Metro-11. Expansion of Nagpur Metro in second phase: – 1) Automotive square to Kanhan – 12 metro stations are proposed on the 13 km long route. 2) Mihan to MIDC ESR, Butibori- 18.5 km length is proposed for 10 metro stations. 3) Prajapati Nagar to Transport Nagar – 3 metro station is proposed on the road length of 5.6 km. • Mumbai Metro Update: Wadala-CST Metro 4 Corridor To Cost Rs 571 Crore Per kilometer Nagpur Metro Update : DPR for Phase II Ready In the second phase, the Nagpur Metro will be expanded to 48.3 km, in which total 35 metro stations are proposed. A DPR of Nagpur Metro phase II has been prepared in collaboration with the RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service), to facilitate public transport system in the rural areas of the city. Mahamatro Nagpur has been fully equipped to expand the Metro network. The DPR (Detailed Project Report) prepared by Mahamatro will be submitted to the state government soon. After this the DPR will be sent to the Central Government for the approval of the Central Government. 26 | Article News of the Month 5) Vasudev Nagar to Dattawadi – 3 metro station is proposed on the road length of 4.5 km. 73 Metro Stations will be built on the total 89 KM Metro lines of Phase-I and Phase-II. The Nagpur Metro will play an important role in the development of Nagpur city, which will guide the city. • The extension of Metro-4 towards south Mumbai is known as Metro-11 for which detailed project report (DPR) is being finalised currently, MMRDA officials said told the leading daily. The Metro 11 corridor will be constructed as partly underground and above ground as the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has proposed the corridor to be constructed underground. • The extension of Metro-4 corridor too will be constructed partly underground and partly elevated. • In Metro-4 corridor the underground portion is proposed near CST at the eastern waterfront that is being controlled by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT). www.railanalysis.com