Metro

  • London Underground train network set for contactless bank card payments 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: Travellers on the London Underground train network will be able to use no-contact bank cards at the gates to pay for their journeys from September, the transport group said on Friday. The contactless payment scheme will be launched on the Tube on September 16 following a successful trial of 3,000...
  • Hapur resident attempts suicide on Metro track, admitted to hospital Yesterday

    A 35-year-old man on Sunday suffered injuries after he jumped onto a Metro track here in an attempt to commit suicide, police said. The man has been identified as Kapil Grover, a resident of Hapur in Uttar Pradesh. grover jumped from platform number-2 of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar metro station in...
  • Delhi Metro revises minimum recharge to Rs 100 using TVMs 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro has revised its minimum recharge amount using token vending machines (TVMs) to Rs 100 from Rs 200. In second such revision of recharge value in the last two months, the Delhi Metro has also fixed Rs 50 as subsequent add value to the smart cards as against...
  • Delhi Metro records highest ridership of nearly 26 lakh commuters 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has recorded its highest ever ridership of 26,84,132 passengers with the maximum number of commuters taking Line 3 and 4 to Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali. The highest ridership recorded throughout the day was 26,84,132 on Monday, which surpassed the earlier record...
  • 'I'm a man. A guy kept smiling at me weirdly. My fly was open!' 10 hilarious incidents these daily Delhi Metro commuters will never forget July 18, 2014

    The Delhi Metro is hailed as the lifeline of the capital. It's hard to imagine how people travelled in Delhi a decade ago with no metro trains around. Imagining taking 2 hours while changing three buses to reach college! The metro rail is bliss for office goers, students, and shopaholics;...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Airport Metro fares slashed; New Delhi station to Airport in 19 minutes July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After operating the Airport Express Metro Line for the past one year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday decided to reduce passenger fares by up to 40 per cent from July 24. As per the revised structure, minimum fare on the corridor will now be Rs 20 instead...
  • Delhi Metro train travels with its left doors open, DMRC orders probe July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major scare for passengers taking the Delhi Metro train, all the left doors on a train were open for nearly two minutes after a train left the station. The incident occurred on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro between the Arjungarh and the Ghitorni...
  • Watch: Delhi Metro runs from Arjangarh to Ghitorni with open doors July 17, 2014

    The door on a coach in the Delhi Metro door was open even after the train left the station. The incident occurred on the yellow line of the Delhi Metro between the Arjangarh and the Ghitorni station. ...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident July 15, 2014

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday directed the Jaipur Metro to maintain the heritage of the city at all cost and said any historical artefacts found during the digging should be kept at the museum in Jaipur. After hours of review of Jaipur Metro Corporation's ongoing project, Raje on Monday said this as...
  • Mumbai Metro fares to be slashed till July end July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday accepted the proposal of Reliance Infrastructure and Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to slash the fares of Mumbai Metro from Rs 10-Rs 40 bracket to Rs 10-Rs 20 till the month-end. The promotional fare of Rs 10 would end on Monday and...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...
  • Photos: These hilarious Photoshopped images of the viral photo of a leaking Mumbai Metro will leave you in splits! July 5, 2014

    The first day of monsoons in Mumbai exposed the city to long hours of traffic jams, waterlogged roads, halted local trains, and a leaking Mumbai metro. Images of the Mumbai metro trains leaking on day one of heavy showers went viral on social networking sites. This event was turned into...
  • Photos: Did it rain right inside the Mumbai Metro? Shocked commuters tweet photos and videos of rainwater inside a train July 3, 2014

    Surprised commuters on the Mumbai Metro rail scurried for cover as water poured from an air conditioning vent into a carriage. Soon, the photos of inside a train carriage with its floor flooded and rain water still pouring from the ceiling went viral on the Internet. The DNA newspaper quoted a...
  • Delhi Metro again shuts one station June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Friday shut down its Race Course station for indefinite time due to the ongoing protest by UPSC aspirants against changes made in the pattern of the civil services examination. The Metro station was shut down at around 5 pm on Friday. "As nearly 1,200 protesters are still...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mandi House to Central Secretariat Metro section was thrown open to the public Thursday by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The Minister flagged off the first train, operated by a woman driver, on this route from Mandi House Station at 9:30 AM and then himself...
  • Delhi Metro: Mandi House to Central Secretariat line to open this week June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Secretariat to Mandi House route of Delhi Metro will be thrown open to public this week. "The Central Secretariat Mandi House section has received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the line is expected to be opened for commercial...
  • Ask fare committee to decide Mumbai Metro fares: HC to Centre June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to direct the fare fixation committee to expeditiously fix the tariff of the 11.4-km Mumbai Metro rail corridor which connects Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the east. All the partners in the consortium are members of the fare fixation...
  • Technical snag in Kolkata Metro leaves passengers stuck for over an hour, many faint June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Passengers were stuck for over an hour after a train broke down inside a tunnel on the Kolkata metro rail line on Monday. Several passengers fainted and had to be taken to the hospital. The metro services have been hit after a technical snag in one of the rakes....
  • Mumbai Metro launches concessional fare for early morning commuters June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: To woo people to commute in the city's first Metro during off-peak hours in morning, its operator MMOPL has decided to offer a promotional fare of Rs five between any two stations on the stretch on a trial basis. The facility can be availed from Thursday and will remain valid...
  • Much-awaited Patna metro train project gets government nod June 18, 2014

    Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Wednesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. "We have decided to go ahead with the metro train project instead of the monorail," Choudhary told media persons. The department was also pondering over a monorail project for the state capital. Choudhary...
  • Mandi House-C Sec metro line awaits safety nod for launch June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The safety inspection of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's Central Secretariat-Mandi House line has been completed and a formal approval from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) is now awaited before commencement of services on the route. The construction and other works under phase three on the Central Secretariat-Mandi...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', not 'Reliance Metro': Chavan June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation over name of the metro service launched in the megapolis recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said it will be called "Mumbai Metro". "It will be called Mumbai Metro," Chavan said in response to a query on the confusion over the nomenclature of the service, at...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', says Prithviraj Chavan June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation over name of the metro service launched in the megapolis recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said it will be called "Mumbai Metro". "It will be called Mumbai Metro," Chavan said in response to a query on the confusion over the nomenclature of the...
  • Kochi Metro to hold conference on June 17 June 14, 2014

    Kochi: Kochi Metrol Rail Ltd is holding a round table Conference on Property Development Initiatives to ascertain the views of developers and investors on June 17. KMRL has identified eight major station locations for property development, including Aluva, Kalamassery, Kaloor, Ernakulam South and the state government has given 17 acres...
  • CMRS completes Jaipur metro safety audit June 12, 2014

    Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has completed "safety audit" of coaches of Jaipur metro on its first phase which is likely to begin operation by August end, an official said on Thursday. "A physical inspection of metro coaches running on track were audited on safety measures by a team of senior...
  • MoU with DMRC to extend Metro to Ghaziabad June 11, 2014

    The GDA is initiating steps to sign an MoU with the DMRC soon following the Uttar Pradesh cabinet's nod on Wednesday for extension of the Metro line from Dilshad Garden till the New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad. "We expect the construction work of the Metro line to start in the last...
  • Over one million travelled on Mumbai metro in first 59 hours June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Over 10 lakh commuters travelled on the city's first Metro, which covers the 11.4 km-long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, in the 59 hours since the commencement of its services on June 8. "Today, till 4.30 pm, metro has crossed the one million mark of ridership that it achieved within 59 hours of...
  • Sao Paulo metro strike suspended, but fears loom ahead of World Cup June 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Subway workers late on Monday suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup. Fans arriving in the city earlier on Monday were met by daunting traffic...