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Chennai will have the best metro rail system…

For Chennai, heavily dependent on private vehicles, Metro Rail will be a game-changer. The future of transportation lies in efficient public transport. “Congestion on the roads is largely due to two-wheelers and cars. My challenge is to attract these commuters to use the public transportation system. These commuters do not prefer


Sudhanshu Mani, General Manager, ICF, has brought about spectacular changes, not just in the number of coaches produced or their quality, but on a vast range of social indices as well. ICF is today the world’s largest rail coach manufacturer. For several years’ post-independence, industrial development of Chennai metro was synonymous

Unified Metro Transport Authority soon

A pongal gift. A Beach–Tambaram–Chengalpattu-Kancheepuram–Arakonam–Beach circular surface rail system has been a long-cherished dream for the Chennai commuter. Though mooted decades ago, it suffered due to issues of acquisition of defence land belonging to the naval base near Arakonam. “This problem has been sorted out. A circular train system can as

The ‘Whale’ Murugan

Sixteen road shows were conducted abroad, three in Tamil Nadu, and one each in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai. “The response is quite good,” said M Velmurugan, Executive Vice Chairman, TN Guidance Bureau. He compared this exercise to whale hunting: “in this, a huge whale is targeted, chased, harpooned and hunted. Likewise,

The used water grid…

In a pioneering effort the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) is setting up the Tamil Nadu Water Investment Co with a 46 per cent share held by the Government of Tamil Nadu and 54 per cent by IL&FS. The company has been setting up a secondary water

Packaging Excellence…

Mondipatti village near Tiruchirappalli, has undergone a spectacular transformation: Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) has set up a 200,000 tonne state-of-the-art paperboard plant there. With its social concerns, TNPL has created a lush green belt around the sophisticated paper board plant in rural Mondipatti. In less than two