Bombardier expects order for 100 more coaches from Delhi Metro
Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Germany-based Bombardier Inc, expects to get orders for 100 more metro coaches from Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC), a company official said in New Delhi on Thursday.
The company has already bagged an order for 424 coaches from DMRC.
"The company has orders for 424 Delhi Metro cars valued at $727 million. However, we are expecting orders for another 100," Stephane Rambaud-Measson, president of passenger division, Bombardier, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference.
"Of the total 424 cars, 380 coaches will be delivered before the Commonwealth Games and the rest 84 coaches will be operational before mid-2011," he added.
The operational speed of these metro coaches will be 80 km per hour, while the design speed would be kept at 90 km per hour.
The Pargaon-Dungi villages located on the outskirts of the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport site have, for the fifth consecutive year, been flooded following incessant rains in the region. The villagers blame land filling at the airport site and lament that despite CIDCO's claims of pre-monsoon measures being taken every year, there is little change on the ground during the monsoon.
A 35-year-old labourer kidnapped his employer's 11-year-old son for non-payment of his wages of ₹8,000. After kidnapping the boy, the accused, Saibuddin Alam, demanded a ransom of ₹30,000 from his employer. The Panvel City police rescued the boy from Bhiwandi with the help of Narpoli Police and arrested Alam. The complainant, Sahidul Sajjad Ali Rehman transferred ₹4,000 to an account number that Alam provided. Rehman then approached Panvel City police station and registered an FIR.
A man who was facing charges in an acid attack case ended Kumar's life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a hotel near the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar interstate bus terminal on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Avinash Kumar alias Kali, 50, of Dayalpur village. A case under Section 326 of IPC had been lodged against him on June 22.
Cracks on the newly-built yet-to-be-commissioned approach road leading to the ₹111Cr Nerul Jetty have raised doubts on the quality of construction work done by the CIDCO. The 650m flyover is still not operational. However, the area is frequented by morning walkers who observed these cracks. CIDCO, however, said the cracks were not a major concern. Private structural consultants, however, differ with CIDCO and have expressed concern after seeing photographs taken just three days apart.
MIA sources here said both the flights landed in Bengaluru and took off for Mangaluru later. The flight from Dubai was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 4.40 am, but was diverted to Bengaluru and landed in Mangaluru only at 8.49 am. The flight from Dammam was scheduled to land in Mangaluru at 5.05 am. The Bahrain-Kannur-Mangaluru plane will also be delayed, the sources said. The Mangaluru to Dubai flight was also delayed.