New Delhi: For the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line, it is the end of a dream run. India's first public-private Metro Rail partnership, the Reliance Infra-Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Airport Express has been suspended, just a year after it was started with much aplomb.
Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, said, "Reliance has reported there are some defects in the structure. Repairs need to be done below girders in odd location, which is not possible when the train is moving."
The move is a big blow to nearly 15,000 passengers who use the Airport Express service everyday.
The operators, however, say that safety must come first. But the question everyone is asking is why these technical snags weren't detected and rectified before the service was launched....more
03:06 PM, Jul 08, 2012