The construction of the Daxing airport has ended and is ready for inauguration on September 30, 2019
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Something’s always cooking across the metro cities. Here’s a handy guide to catch up on infrastructural developments about the Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru networks:
Maharashtra’s state cabinet approved three new metro corridors last week. Out of these, two will be for the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (i.e. Mumbai and surrounding satellite towns), and one will serve commuters travelling from Wadala towards the General Post Office (GPO) in South Mumbai. Once complete, the new lines will add 50 kilometres to Mumbai’s existing metro network. A brief look at the corridors:
Trial runs are underway for the Dwarka-Najafgarh metro corridor. The 4.2kilometre-stretch has three stations, namely Dwarka, Nangli (both elevated) and Najafgarh (underground). The DMRC expects to complete the line by September 2019. Times Now News reports that the corridor will be further extended 1.18 kilometres till Dhansa Stand, which is slated for completion by December 2020.
New Delhi currently has eight metro lines, with a daily ridership of 2.54 million in 2017–18. Counting its transfer stations only once, 227 stations service commuters every day. The DMRC has also shown a relatively eco-friendly tilt, as it began powering its Pink Line using a waste-to-energy plant this year.
The IT capital has a slew of updates in connection to its metro rail network, known as the Namma Metro. An overview:
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