METROS

  • Delhi Metro services on Holi from 2:30 PM onwards Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai Metro launches online top-up facility for commuters December 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro One has launched an online top-up facility for smart cards whereby commuters can recharge their cards through internet-enabled mobile phones and computers. "The company has launched the top-up facility of CSC and the online recharge services will be available to smart card...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Are Indian school safe? December 17, 2014

    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 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...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes December 14, 2014

    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...