DELHI METRO

  • Delhi: Metro services run on restricted mode after fresh tremors Yesterday

    New Delhi: Metro services were put on restricted mode by slowing the speed of the trains after fresh tremors were felt in the national capital on Sunday. No loss of life or property damage was reported in any part of the city. According to a senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)...
  • Delhi Metro halted due to earthquake, passengers say safety more important 2 days ago

    A strong earthquake has been felt in several areas of North and North east India. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.9. Tremors were felt in various parts of India, including NCR, MP, Odisha, Assam, West Bengal, Jaipur, Ranchi, UP. Metro services were also halted in Delhi due to the...
  • 'Really enjoyed the ride', tweets Narendra Modi after travelling in Delhi Metro 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Leaving his cars and convoys behind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a metro ride in Delhi on Saturday. He travelled from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going for a function of the National Intelligence Academy. Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Tweeting his experience,...
  • Air conditioner vest developed for troops posted in desert: Manohar Parrikar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An air conditioner vest has been developed for soldiers posted in the desert by premier defence research laboratory DRDO and its performance evaluation has been completed under lab conditions. The prototype of portable Man Mounted Air Conditioning System (MMACS) for desert operations, has been developed by the Defence...
  • Stray dog travels in Delhi Metro 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A stray dog that reportedly entered a Delhi Metro coach recently has raised eyebrows vis-à-vis security arrangements at the rapid rail network in the national capital. According to eyewitness accounts, the animal was seen in a metro coach at the Pragati Maidan station on Wednesday night and it apparently...
  • Soon, Delhi Metro to have trains that run without drivers April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The sight of driverless Delhi Metro trains whizzing past stations, crowded and deserted, is all set to become a reality as upgraded new-generation coaches are being introduced on two upcoming lines as part of its Phase-III of expansion. Apart from "unattended" trains, the 58-km-long Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor and...
  • Delhi Metro commences trial runs on Badarpur-Faridabad line April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Sunday commenced trial runs on the fully elevated 14 km-long Badarpur-Faridabad corridor, setting in motion the process of formally opening the line by June. Delhi Metro Railway Corporation had made its foray into Haryana five years ago and with this project, the DMRC will further spread...
  • Special beams fastrack Badarpur-Faridabad metro line April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Badarpur-Faridabad corridor of the Delhi Metro, set to be made operational by June, has come up at a record pace as specially designed beams were used in building the viaducts of the fully elevated line. Officials in-charge of the project explained that the use of 'u-shaped' support...
  • Delhi University students harness wind energy produced by Metro trains April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A group of Delhi University students has discovered an innovative way of harnessing wind energy churned out by Metro trains to generate electricity. The project, undertaken by Kalindi College, has also got the backing of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which allowed the students to install a turbine...
  • Delhi Metro helpline upgraded to interactive voice system April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Tuesday took a step closer to offer better services to commuters by enhancing its existing helpline service into an interactive voice response system (IVRS). Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh inaugurated the system at Metro Bhavan here and made the first call on...
  • 18-year-old boy jumps before Delhi Metro train, dies March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: An 18-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at Nawada station at around 1 PM. A police officer said the deceased was identified as Mohammad Qadir, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. He was...
  • Man held with 6 live bullets in Delhi Metro March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Six live bullets were recovered from a commuter at a Delhi Metro station recently. Officials said the incident occurred on March 21 when CISF troops detected some bullet-like objects during the scanning of a passengers baggage at Kohat Enclave Metro station. "A total of six live bullets and one...
  • Work to install platform screen doors in Delhi Metro begins March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The process to install platform screen doors in Delhi Metro has begun at the Chawri Bazar station of Yellow Line while work at five other stations would be started by April. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials said the move was primarily a part of its attempts towards crowd...
  • 'Flying' metro station coming up at Mayur Vihar March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to address space constraint, Delhi Metro's upcoming Mayur Vihar Phase I interchange station will stand on a row of specially designed pillars along the middle of a narrow stretch of road, giving it a flying-like impression. The decision to use cantilever technology - where the...
  • Delhi: Woman caught for stealing Rs 1.93 lakh on metro train March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing Rs 1.93 lakh aboard a metro train. The accused has been identified as Pooja (35), a resident of Bakkarwala village, Nangloi in Delhi. The incident took place when the complainant Harish Chand, a resident of Moti Nagar, was heading towards...
  • Delhi Metro services on Holi from 2:30 PM onwards March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will not operate in the morning hours on March 6 and will start its services at 2.30 PM on account of Holi. The Airport Express Line, that connects New Delhi Railway Station to Indira Gandhi International Airport, is also scheduled to start operating on 2.30 PM. DMRC...
  • 17 additional trains in Delhi Metro from Monday March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The induction of 17 trains into the services of Delhi Metro from Monday may offer the commuters a slight respite from the constant jostling for space, especially during the peak hours in the evening. The addition of the trains, which will be undertaking 104 extra trips during off peak...
  • Delhi: Man slips on metro tracks; survives February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A 28-year-old man had a narrow escape on Monday when he lost balance and slipped on to the tracks in front of an approaching train at West Delhi's Ashoka Park metro station. The victim, identified as Sunil, however, managed to jump across to the other tracks in time. "He...
  • Delhi metro services to start at 4 am on polling day February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will start operations at 4 am on February 7, the day of polling for Delhi Assembly elections. Trains will run at an interval of 30 minutes till 5.30 am on all its lines. The frequency will increase and trains will start running as per the normal schedule...
  • Delhi Metro fares may be hiked after elections, last revised in 2009 February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro fares may be hiked soon after the Assembly elections as the government has initiated a process to review the rates which were last raised in 2009. The Union Urban Development Ministry has sent a proposal to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet to set up a...
  • Ahead of polls, parties put up 3,000 advertisement panels in Delhi Metro December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi Assembly elections loom on the horizon, the Delhi Metro has turned into an electoral battlefield with BJP and AAP putting up about 3,000 advertising panels in the coaches of almost 40 trains. While the AAP advertisements focus solely on its convener Arvind Kejriwal, visuals of Prime Minister...
  • Women form 94 per cent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro this year December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: An overwhelming majority of the pickpockets 94 per cent caught in the Delhi Metro network this year are women, an official data has revealed. Figures compiled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for 11 months, from January to November, show that a total of 293 women pickpockets...
  • Gurgaon: Man behind hoax bomb threats arrested, says wanted to have fun December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday for making bomb threat calls for two consecutive days to police control rooms in Gurgaon and Delhi, police said. The man told police he wanted to have some fun. Sunny Sharma, who hails from Shiv Vihar area near Karala in northwest Delhi, worked as...
  • Gurgaon: Bomb threat at Huda city metro station turns out to be a hoax December 17, 2014

    Gurgaon: Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line on Wednesday were disrupted for more than an hour following a bomb threat. Police stopped metro services after a threat call about a bomb at Gurgaon's Huda City Metro Station. The services were shut for a brief around 04:00 PM after the...
  • Delhi Metro gets its first ad-wrapped train November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, the Delhi Metro on Saturday inducted into its fleet a train with advertisements wrapped on its exterior, a move aimed at augmenting its non-operational revenues. The train will run on the Dwarka-Vaishali route of DMRC's Blue Line which is one of the busiest in the entire...
  • Delhi Metro is among six Indian projects in World Report in Infrastructure November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro is one of the six Indian projects to feature in the prestigious 'Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report' compiled by the reputed international accounting firm KPMG. In this year's Infrastructure 100, a global panel of independent industry experts has identified 100 of the "world's most inspirational and innovative...
  • Indian Railways initiates steps for efficiency, Sreedharan roped in November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With Suresh Prabhu taking over, the Railways has initiated a number of steps to bring about efficiency with former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan also being roped in as part of this process. The Minister is keen on expediting the implementation of various...
  • Delhi: Now, recharge Metro card through SMS November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to recharge their smart cards by sending SMS to a designated number, courtesy a new facility launched on Thursday. To avail the service, passengers should have an account with ICICI Bank with their mobile number registered. The service is avialble at 71...
  • Delhi Metro constructs underpass at Mukundpur November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has constructed an underpass on the Shah Alam Bandh Marg in north Delhi's Mukundpur area for the convenience of vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic. The underpass, which has been handed over to PWD today, has been constructed using the box pushing technology and approach...
  • Delhi Metro stations to sell Trade Fair tickets from November 14 November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling the entry tickets of India International Trade Fair for business days from November 14 and for the general public days from November 19. The business days for visiting the India International Trade Fair (IITF) are November 14-18 and for the general...