METRO

  • Gurgaon: Man behind hoax bomb threats arrested, says wanted to have fun 3 days ago

    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...
  • Watch: Are Indian school safe? 4 days ago

    After Taliban strikes Peshawar's army-run school killing several students and teachers, the questions have arisen that is our school safe. ...
  • Gurgaon: Bomb threat at Huda city metro station turns out to be a hoax 4 days ago

    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...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Techies in Bengaluru have launched a campaign demanding commuter rails in order to save time and also for a safer and faster mode of transport. At present, Bengaluru's metro covers barely 20 km and techies say it simply is not sufficient. With Bengaluru commuters getting stranded in the city's nightmarish...
  • Couple has sex in tunnel, Moscow metro orders spot checks December 12, 2014

    Moscow: Moscow's metro said on Friday it was carrying out emergency checks of its system after a young couple made their way into a tunnel and had sex on the rails. Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system, called "diggers", and a...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • Delhi Government changes names of 10 Metro stations December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has changed the names of 10 Metro stations, including seven proposed stations under its Phase III of construction. The move comes after the recommendations of a committee constituted by the government for renaming of metro stations. According to the transport department, the names of three existing Metro...
  • Monorail planned to connect Noida with Agra November 24, 2014

    Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has set its eyes on a monorail project that would connect Noida with Agra. After the foundation stone was laid for expressway between Agra and Lucknow on Sunday, the state government now intends to launch the mono rail project soon. Officials said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
  • 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...
  • Delhi Metro completes Shalimar Bagh-Azadpur tunnelling November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday successfully completed tunneling work between Shalimar Bagh and Azadpur underground metro stretch after a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh construction site. The Tunnel Boring Machine completed the tunneling of a 1448.40 metre long stretch from Azadpur to Shalimar...
  • Delhi Metro to run till 8 pm on Diwali October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of Diwali festivities, the last Delhi Metro train will operate at 8 PM from all its stations on Thursday including the Airport Express line. "On account of Diwali festival, the last Metro train service on October 23 (Thursday), will start at 8 PM from terminal stations...
  • Noida, Greater Noida Authorities sign MoU with DMRC for metro extension October 18, 2014

    Noida: The development authorities of Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday joined hands with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for two metro extensions from City Centre to Noida Sector 62 and Greater Noida and is likely to be completed by 2017. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between DMRC Managing Director Mangu...
  • Ahmedabad Metro project gets green signal, first phase to cover 35.96 km October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing much needed connectivity to the commuters in some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad, Union Cabinet on Saturday approved Rs 10,773 crore for the phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro covering 35.96 km. The metro is expected to considerably reduce the traffic congestion and will...
  • Delhi Metro proposes over 103 km long corridor in phase IV October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as work is underway on Metro's phase III, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has proposed 103.93 km long corridor in phase IV which is likely to come up by 2022. A Detail Project Report (DPR) for phase IV has been prepared and submitted to Delhi Government and the...
  • JICA gives Rs 467 crore for Delhi Metro Phase III projects October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has given Rs 467.12 crore to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects. The loan amount sanctioned by JICA was conveyed to DMRC by the Ministry of Urban Development. "The amount has been released to DMRC for...
  • Delhi: 23-year-old jumps between running Metro train coaches, rescued October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro witnessed a suicide attempt on Tuesday when a 23-year-old man threw himself in between the coaches of a running train. Asif, a carpenter by profession, jumped in between the coaches when the train heading to Huda City Centre on the yellow line was entering the...
  • Clean-up of Dwarka by civic agencies not upto mark: Delhi HC September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that while the civic agencies have done some work towards cleaning up Dwarka, it is "not upto the mark" and questioned "why can't you get self-galvanised". "You have only done cosmetic work. You have done something, but that is not good...
  • Delhi Metro to launch 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive on October 2 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will plant saplings and focus on cleanliness at its stations and surrounding areas as part of 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive in line with the nation-wide 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. "As part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', DMRC will be undertaking a special 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive...
  • Delhi metro halted, stolen Rs 1.60 lakh recovered September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prompt action by CISF personnel in halting a Delhi Metro train helped a businessman get back his stolen Rs 160,000 and in nabbing the culprit, an official said on Sunday An alert was sounded at 3.11 pm on Saturday at the Noida City Centre Metro station on Delhi Metro's...
  • Delhi Metro ranked 2nd among 18 international metro systems September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro has been ranked second among 18 international Metro systems in terms of overall customer satisfaction in an online customer survey. According to a DMRC official, in the survey conducted among the commuters of those Metro systems by Global Metro Benchmarking Groups 'NOVA' and 'CoMET', Delhi Metro along...
  • Delhi Metro to operate at highest point in Dhaula Kuan September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro trains will now operate at a height of 23.6 meters at Dhaula Kuan under phase III, a major engineering feat in its construction history. The Metro viaduct between South Campus and Delhi Cantonment metro stations of the under-construction 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, which will cross...
  • Protests likely over Ajit Singh's bungalow, Delhi Metro shuts down one station September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Tuesday shut down one of its stations in view of expected protests over the vacation of RLD leader Ajit Singh's official bungalow on Tuesday, officials said. The Delhi Metro shut down the Race Course Metro station on its Yellow Line which runs between Jahangirpuri in...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • CISF begins 'Operation Kali' to protect women in Delhi Metro September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For safety of women commuters in Delhi Metro, paramilitary CISF has launched "Operation Kali" under which it will deploy a special squad of undercover female commandos who can neutralise a threat with innocuous objects like pen or hairpin. The security force has decided to launch this operation after it...