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Corp has been appointed as consultant for Phase II. Phase I consists of two routes running north-south and east-west, intersecting at Majestic. The 33 km standard gauge line will have 35 stations. The 14.9 km north-south line will run from Yeshwanthpur to R V Road Terminal. The east-west line will be 18.1 km long, starting from Baiyappanahalli Terminal and finishing at Mysore Road. Whilst most will be elevated, the central sections of both lines will be underground. For implementation purposes the elevated sections have been divided into four 'reaches'. R-1 covers the first 7 km from Baiyappanahalli Terminal to M G Road which is already under construction. R-2 covers the western part from City Railway Station to Mysore Road. R-3 is the northern section of the N-S corridor from Yeshwantpur to Swastik while R-4 is the southern extremity from K R Road to R V Road. The network is due to be completed in stages between March 2010 and December 2011. Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has launched tenders for the construction of four elevated stations on R-1 and the depot and workshop at Baiyappanahalli. BMRC is currently evaluating offers to construct the viaducts on Reaches 2, 3 and 4. A rolling stock supplier was due to be selected by the end of September. Alstom and the BEML consortium, which includes Mitsubishi and Rotem, have been shortlisted for a contract to supply around 120 cars, valued at Rs7bn. The air-conditioned trains, formed of three cars with a capacity of 1 000 passengers, will have a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The five pre-qualified bidders for the signalling, train control and communications contract were named last month as: Bombardier Transportation and ST Electronics; Larsen & Toubro with Kyosan and Alcatel Shanghai Bell; Alstom with Thales and Sumitomo; Siemens; and Mitsubishi, GE and Hitachi. Bids are to be submitted by November 5. The cost of the project, to be built on an Engineering Procurement & Construction basis, is around Rs64bn, with the governments of Gol and Karnataka each contributing 15%. Another 25% will come from subordinated debt and the remainder will be long-term debt. DMRC is expected to submit a detailed project report for Phase II within eight months. The city's comprehensive transport plan, prepared by RITES, recommends the construction of two more corridors. The first would run for 36 km between Peripheral Ring Road and Yelahanka, intersecting with the E-W line at M G Road. The other would link Indiranagar and Whitefield. Extensions to both Phase I routes have also been recommended. Copyright of Railway Gazette International is the property of DVV Media UK Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
Section: INTELLIGENCE URBAN RAIL INDIA: On September 16 Bangalore Metro Rail Corp signed a ¼91m contract for signalling and train control on its first two lines with a consortium of Alstom, Thales and Sumitomo. Consortium leader Alstom says its share of the package is worth around ¼57m. This covers the supply, installation and commissioning of Urbalis 200 automatic train control, which had previously been supplied for Delhi metro lines 1 and 2. Bangalore's first two lines totalling 33 km are scheduled to open in September 2012. Copyright of Railway Gazette International is the property of DVV Media UK Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the
The protectionists had their legal roadblock for the moment. like the one down the road from Metro. grains. Around 6 km will be underground and the remainder at grade or elevated. Bangalore retailers took out half-page ads in local newspapers comparing the German retailer to the infamous East India Company. which is replete with the old ways of the country as well as the new. load large brown sacks. Funding for the project is being raised through a mix of equity and debt. adding that 'we must start planning for further expansion with an eye on the future needs of this vibrant city'. However. Fruit and vegetable traders. download. said the Prime Minister. or email articles for individual use. sweating under a hot sun. the foreign merchants who paved the way for Britain's colonization of the subcontinent. Just behind the Metro outlet lies Royal Dutch/Shell's first gas station in India. in the produce section at Metro's store in Bangalore. But there are a lot of Indian politics on display. and the remaining Rs18bn will be raised from banks and financial institutions. However. Bangalore MetroRail Corp expects to open the first phase in December 2009. 'I hope this project will become a milestone in Bangalore's progress'. or email articles for individual use. Now it is the testing ground for multinationals. download.copyright holder's express written permission. At the mandi. It started when the German cash-and-carry outlet opened its doors in late 2003 on the outskirts of India's Silicon Valley (pop. Long lines of trucks. fruits and vegetables. Copyright of Railway Gazette International is the property of DVV Media UK Ltd. a sleepy suburb northwest of Bangalore where the main commercial activity until a few years ago was the mandi--a government-demarcated market where wholesale traders sell spices. users may print. There will be 32 stations in total. and the remainder by 2011. Bangalore is suffering from growing road congestion and air pollution. The Indian government and the state of Karnataka will each invest about Rs15bn. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. paving the way for the start of construction in October. Metro is situated at the junction of a well-tarred main road in Yeshwantpur. of which seven will be underground. Metro's first customers had to cross lines of angry picketers to enter the store. With its population now exceeding seven million. The protests ceased only when vested interests discovered a centuries-old act prohibiting produce sales outside of the mandi. vans and pushcarts jam the narrow roads where bare-bodied men. 6. fruits and vegetables are strewn on footpaths used occasionally for urinating. giving a peak hour capacity of around 40 000 passengers/h in each direction. A lawsuit--declaring that the cash-and-carry concept was retailing disguised as wholesaling-made it all the way to the high court in New Delhi before it was tossed out. including a Rs16bn soft loan from Japan Bank for International Co-Operation. The standard-gauge network will comprise an 18·1 km east-west line linking Mysore Road with Byappanahalli and 14·9 km north-south route from Yeshwantpur to R V Road. Section: Selling Points There are no mangoes or limes.5 million). . A fleet of three-car trainsets will run at headways of around 4 rain. in league with small-village satraps. either. Flies hover. Section: CITY NEWS INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Rs64bn Bangalore metro project on June 24. created a ruckus when Metro--the first foreign retailer to test the Indian market-opened its initial store here. users may print.
it could be an exporter of produce. the store is clean. Punjab. says Metro Chief Hans-Joachim Körber. more than a quarter of India's fruits and vegetables spoil before they even make it to market. but it is produce that would give Metro the volumes necessary to keep prices low. Closing date for expressions of interest is May 30. plastic bottles. However. or email articles for individual use. plastic goods and electronics]." The protracted battle is hurting Metro in India. moneylenders and politicians. chocolates. ~~~~~~~~ By Dinakar Sethuraman Copyright of Forbes Global is the property of Forbes Global Inc and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. users may print. download. ~~~~~~~~ By Chris Jackson Copyright of Railway Gazette International is the property of DVV Media UK Ltd. but not until its shelves are well stocked with local produce. Chennai. But two years later there are still no bananas for sale at Metro's Bangalore outlet. Metro buys directly from willing farmers and fishermen and threatens a decades-old agricultural-marketing structure thick with middlemen. . or email articles for individual use. hoteliers and shopkeepers who shop at Metro can still find fish and meat there. a nonprofit. "If India could manage this better. and interpretation of the rules often depends on who is in office. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. chips and lunch boxes for the Air Force Wives Welfare Association. In other countries perishables make up 60% of sales.The checkout clerks wear the Indian version of Metro's corporate uniform--blue-and-yellow saris--and pass out receipts with every purchase.With so many actors. with 6?8?km in tunnel below the city centre. Agriculture rules are different in every state. and room-size freezers keep meats fresh. The caterers. Bangalore Metro Rail Corp invited bids last month for prequalification to design and supply a fleet of 39 three-car EMUs to operate the city's planned 750?V DC standardgauge metro network. The 18?1?km east-west line and 14?9?km north-south line will be mostly elevated." says Nicholas Roy. However. There are shopping carts and broad. Metro plans to invest $400 million over five years to open outlets in Kolkata. In 2003 the federal government began circulating a new act that would scrap the ancient trading rules. download. clear aisles-and no flies. Hyderabad and New Delhi. "How do we explain to audit committees about prices scribbled on plain paper?" Roy is wheeling out 14 Metro trolleys filled with pencil boxes.Back at Metro. dusty wholesale market stocked with fabrics. users may print. an air force officer andMetro customer. "We never get proper bills at Chikpet [a crowded. the air-conditioning is powerful.