Lucknow Metro delay unavoidable, says E. Sreedharan

first_imgThe delay in starting the Lucknow Metro for public use cannot be attributed to the change in political power at the helm of Uttar Pradesh, said noted civil engineer E. Sreedharan, popularly known as the ‘Metro Man’, here on Thursday.Mr. Sreedharan said the transition in power from the Samajwadi Party (SP) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in U.P. had no impact on the “planning or schedule” of the Lucknow Metro’s construction. The postponement of the deadline was due to “unavoidable reasons” such as the delay in receiving coaches and timely Railway clearances, he said. He expressed confidence that the Metro rail would be running in the U.P. capital by the third or fourth week of July.Mr. Sreedharan said Metro projects across India were awaiting government clearances as the Centre was finalising a new Metro policy. Work for the Lucknow Metro began in September 2014 and the trial run on its priority corridor was conducted on December 1, 2016. The previous SP government had announced the services would begin on March 26. The target, however, could not be met, with the BJP government criticising the previous Akhikesh Yadav regime for doing things “hastily”. Despite the repeated extension of the deadline, Mr. Sreedharan said the Lucknow Metro could boast of having the fastest first section of any metro be be completed anywhere in the country.last_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes win streak to 5 after fending off Adamson

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The Lady Eagles have been unbeaten since losing their opening match and are now in solo top spot with a 5-1 record while inflicting the Lady Falcons their fifth defeat in six games.After losing the opening set, Adamson took advantage of Ateneo complacency to snatch the frame on account of having 15 attacks against eight by the Lady Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBut Ateneo struck back hard and rained down 13 aces on Adamson which threw off the Lady Falcons’ first ball and spelled the difference in the match. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparccenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Read Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MANILA, Philippines– Ateneo encountered turbulent second set but still got enough steadiness in beating Adamson, 25-8, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10, to stretch its winning run to five Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FIlOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LeBron James scores 36 as Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bullslast_img read more

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