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UITP INDIA SEMINAR ON URBAN RAIL NETWORK – BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Introduction

Transport infrastructure is one of the most important factors for a country's progress. To keep this faster pace, for moving people, urban rail projects are playing a crucial role not only as a transportation solution but as a means to transform cities. 52.8% of India's population would be living in cities and towns by mid-century compared to 32.8% in 2015, i.e. more than 750 million inhabitants.

DELHI METRO STARTED THE FIRST AUTOMATED METRO LINE IN INDIA

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) started the operation on its Line 8 (Magenta Line), connecting Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden (12.64 kms). Hon’ble Prime Minister of India flagged off the first journey on 25 December 2017.  DMRC will start the remaining stretch of the line from Janakpuri West to Kalkaji Mandir (23.34 kms) by March 2018.

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