Metro

  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje 08-07-2014 12:07 PM

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Rajeon Mondaydirected 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...
  • Mumbai Metro fares to be slashed till July end 07-07-2014 11:25 PM

    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 07-07-2014 11:08 PM

    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...
  • Photos: These hilarious Photoshopped images of the viral photo of a leaking Mumbai Metro will leave you in splits! 05-07-2014 02:27 PM

    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 03-07-2014 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Delhi Metro again shuts one station 27-06-2014 09:10 PM

    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...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public 26-06-2014 02:08 PM

    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 24-06-2014 07:52 PM

    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 24-06-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Technical snag in Kolkata Metro leaves passengers stuck for over an hour, many faint 23-06-2014 03:06 PM

    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 18-06-2014 10:53 PM

    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...
  • Much-awaited Patna metro train project gets government nod 18-06-2014 12:50 PM

    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...
  • Mandi House-C Sec metro line awaits safety nod for launch 15-06-2014 11:06 AM

    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...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', not 'Reliance Metro': Chavan 15-06-2014 07:35 AM

    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,...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', says Prithviraj Chavan 15-06-2014 12:02 AM

    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...
  • Kochi Metro to hold conference on June 17 14-06-2014 05:51 PM

    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 12-06-2014 04:50 PM

    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...
  • MoU with DMRC to extend Metro to Ghaziabad 11-06-2014 11:11 PM

    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...
  • Over one million travelled on Mumbai metro in first 59 hours 11-06-2014 09:48 PM

    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...
  • Sao Paulo metro strike suspended, but fears loom ahead of World Cup 10-06-2014 08:53 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai gets its first Metro railway; Bollywood excited 08-06-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Residents of the western megapolis, including celebrities like Sanjay Suri and Anubhav Sinha, were eagerly waiting for the weekend as Maharashtra's first Metro Rail was inaugurated Sunday morning.As soon as the first service for the public started, a few B-Town stars hopped on and enjoyed the ride.Here's what the...
  • Delhi: CISF jawan restores metro traveller's bag with cash Rs 1.80 lakh 08-06-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: An alert CISF jawan has helped restoring a bag containing Rs 1.80 lakh in cash to its owner who had forgotten it at a Delhi Metro station. The incident happened on Friday evening at the Vaishali Metro station when a Ghaziabad resident Dalip Singh forgot his bag at...
  • Technical glitch detected in Mumbai Metro on Day 1, train stranded for over 30 minutes 08-06-2014 12:41 PM

    Mumbai: In a major embarrassment to the Mumbai metro on its opening day, technical glitch were detected in a train soon after it started its maiden journey. The metro train was stranded at Jagruti Nagar station for over 30 minutes. The much-awaited metro service was thrown open for Mumbaikars on...
  • The best Twitter reactions as the Mumbai metro flags off today 08-06-2014 11:34 AM

    16 trains. 4 coaches. 1500 passengers per train. 4 minutes frequency. Charges: Rs. 10- 40.The Mumbai metro kicked off in style at 5:30 am this morning. The Mumbaikars on Twitter were in a mood to rejoice. The metro has made Saki Naka accessible, and Andheri is not a nightmare anymore!...
  • CM inaugurates Mumbai Metro; Ambani, Mahajan among early riders 08-06-2014 10:07 AM

    Mumbai: Metro services were thrown open to Mumbaikars with Chief Minister Prithivraj Chavan inaugurating the much-awaited project at Versova on Sunday morning. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar too was present at the historic moment. Reliance Industries head Anil Ambani, wife Tina Ambani and BJP leaders Poonam Mahajan and Kirit Somaiya were...
  • Mumbai metro to start services today amid dispute over tariff 08-06-2014 07:49 AM

    Mumbai: Metro services will be thrown open to Mumbaikars on Sunday amidst dispute over tariff. The much-awaited Mumbai metro has got embroiled in a legal dispute over tariff, a day before commencement of its operations, with the state-run MMRDA moving the court against the operator over fare hike. Chief Minister...
  • Mumbai metro to start operations on Sunday morning 07-06-2014 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai metro will finally start commercial operations from Sunday after a delay of three years, providing much-needed relief to the commuters in the bustling metropolis where the overburdened suburban railways ferries seventy lakh people every day. Services on the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar stretch, Phase 1 of the project,...
  • Mumbai Metro finally set to roll; gets Railway Board's permission 05-06-2014 11:15 PM

    Mumbai: The much-awaited Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar phase of the Mumbai metro rail has cleared the last hurdle, with the Railway Board giving the permission to start commercial operations to the operator, Anil Ambani-led Mumbai Metro One. The 11.4-km metro operations are likely to start in the next one week, as the company...
  • Delhi Metro blue line services disrupted yet again after technical snag 04-06-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro services suffered a hit yet again on Wednesday evening after the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro connecting Noida/Vaishali and West Delhi areas saw a disruption in its regular services. Snapping of a strand of Over Head Equipment (OHE) wires between Dwarka and Dwarka Mod...
  • Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad Metro extension MoU gets GDA approval 03-06-2014 09:18 AM

    An MoU for the proposed extension of the Delhi Metro line from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand here was approved by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Monday. The approval was given by the GDA board, an official said. There will be seven stations on the extended line--Saheed Nagar,...