METROS

  • Delhi: Metro services run on restricted mode after fresh tremors April 26, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 23, 2015

    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...
  • Mumbai metro 3 may run along coastal road, hints Maharashtra CM Fadnavis March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Under pressure from ally Shiv Sena, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured that his government is studying the feasibility and possibility of constructing the Metro track along the coastal road. There are demands from the Shiv Sena to scrap Metro III as it involves shifting residents from Girgaum and...
  • 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...
  • These illustrations about the Delhi Metro have just way too much truth to them March 11, 2015

    To someone who lives in Delhi, the metro is the lifeline. It has become a part of our lives. And like any other thing, it comes with a few very familiar situations that everyone has seen and experienced.A 19 year old Delhi-based designer, Rajat Mahanti, decided to capture these scenarios...
  • 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...
  • BJP functionary asks Maharashtra CM to scrap Metro-3 project March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekanand Gupta urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, to scrap the Metro-3 project and implement the coastal road project instead, in a letter written to the CM. "The Metro-3 project is worth Rs 23,136 crore as of today and there are chances that costs will...
  • 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: 18-year-old sexually assaults woman at Model Town metro station February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Just a day after the Arvind Kejriwal government was sworn in, a woman was sexually assaulted at a metro station in Delhi. What is more horrifying is that the incident happened at a place where over a dozen CCTV cameras were installed which is monitored by CISF. Delhi Metro...
  • Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study by CSE February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data. However, underground Metro rail protects from the high level of pollution, says data prepared by the Centre...
  • Delhi Metro to go paperless, launches website to put up digitised official documents February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a step towards going paperless, Delhi Metro on Monday launched a website where it will put up digitised official documents for their long term preservation and easy retrieval by staffers. The website, developed and security audited by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), will be hosted by the NIC...
  • Kiran Bedi travels on Delhi Metro to reach out to people February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Friday took to the metro in an effort to reach out to the people hours before Delhi goes to polls. "After I become chief minister, I will survey the metro unannounced as I used to do when I was in police. Crime...
  • 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...
  • EC awareness campaign to target metro, DTC commuters January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to encourage people to vote in February 7 Delhi polls, Election Commission will carry out an awareness campaign targeting commuters in Metro stations and buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office will launch a campaign at all DMRC stations and...
  • Six Metro stations around Rajpath to be shut during Republic Day parade January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Due to the security reasons six Metro stations in the vicinity of Rajpath will be shut for a few hours on January 26 as part of security arrangements for the Republic Day Parade. The stations to remain closed are Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Race Course, Mandi House...
  • Ahead of Obama's visit, police recovers 1,020 live cartridges from metro station in Delhi January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi and Republic day celebrations, the special cell of Delhi police has recovered 1,020 live cartridges of mainly 9mm and 7.65 mm from Welcome Colony metro station in New Delhi on Sunday. According to sources the police has arrested 3...