I am very pleased to take this opportunity to wish our readership, members of the Editorial Team, members of the Editorial Advisory Board, all our independent expert referees, and all members, officers and staff of the Metro Rail News, the publication of Symbroj Media Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi a Very Happy New Year 2019. On behalf of the Editorial Team, I would like to express my gratitude to our contributing readership and our Editorial Advisers and independent referees for their valuable contributions to the success of Metro Rail News Portal and Monthly Magazine.
3 years ago, Metro Rail News had started its journey from the 26th January 2015 as a news portal with the aim to provide real development story and updates to the citizens of India, members of metro and rail fraternity and other concerns. From, April 2017 we have started publishing a monthly magazine with depth focus on Metro Rail projects, High-speed rail projects, Urban Mobility, Smart public transportation in Smart Cities and other MRTS projects from India and rest of world.
India has achieved a lot of milestones in new project development of metro rail network in tier 1 cities and construction of the new metro project is already started in tier 2 cities. Prime minister Narendra Modi ambitious project bullet project land acquisition completed, While the construction of the bullet train corridor is slated to begin in Mid of January 2019. the services are expected to begin only in 2022. We are making detailed coverage on year review in our Metro Rail News Magazine January Edition. We are also pleased to say that the number of subscribers and contributes during 2018 has increased by at least 60% and we are fully confident that this trend will continue.
Metro Rail News prides itself on being a truly international magazine (with about half its content being from outside India) and the premier multidisciplinary journal in the field. The Editorial Team and all those involved are determined to maintain and enhance the status of the journal and its leading position, but we believe that this can only be achieved with the continued cooperation of our contributing readership worldwide. The Editorial Team believes that the key to the success of this journal depends on the equal partnership we have with the contributing readership.
We promise to improve and promote our role in this partnership and therefore look forward to your valued contributions to the journal in 2019 and beyond.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation to you, our valuable authors, reviewers, and readers, for your contributions, service, and interest.
A new year is not just about changing the calendar; it is also about commitment. We, the Metro Rail News editorial team, will continuously work hard to better serve our authors and users.
I wish everyone a rewarding, joyous new year and look forward to working with you in 2019.