Two New Corridors Planned for Mumbai Suburban Train
Ring Railway System in Delhi to be Reviewed
Suburban Systems to be developed in Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu also said that ongoing Metro works in Kolkata of around 100 kms which when completed would quadruple the installed capacity. He was happy to announce that Phase I of East West corridor of Kolkata Metro would be completed by June 2018.
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu proposed to review the Ring Railway system in Delhi, comprising 21 stations in partnership with the State Government. He suggested a new investment framework in which Indian Railways would share equity contribution with the State Governments to ensure cost neutrality on operations.
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu proposed to develop suburban systems of Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Chennai by deploying innovative financing mechanisms. He said that Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram warrants a comprehensive suburban system. He appealed to the State Governments to work towards staggering of office timings to reduce peak load on suburban traffic.