Commuter

  • Rail Budget disappointing, say Mumbai commuter bodies July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government seems to have not gone down well with the suburban commuters as it does not offer anything new to the them, commuters associations said. However, the overall Railway Budget presented by the Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has been welcomed. Of...
  • CJ Youngistan: Young voters from Haryana demand an end to commuter woes April 27, 2014

    CJ's Runjhun Sharma hops on to a train between Palwal and Delhi to find out about the challenges faced by commuters, their vote and their expectation from the next government. ...
  • Delhi: Metro service disrupted, commuters remain stranded at peak hours February 28, 2014

    Delhi Metro services on Jahangirpuri- HUDA City Centre line were disrupted during the morning rush hours on Friday after a train developed a problem in its automatic train protection system. A train while leaving Civil Lines station at 8:58 AM could not move in ATP mode and efforts were made to...
  • DND flyway toll-free for Noida-Delhi commuters till Feb 11 February 7, 2014

    The DND Flyway management has decided to make the highway toll-free for commuters from Noida to Delhi till February 11 after discussions with the organisers of Auto Expo 2014, who have agreed to bear the expenses. DND Flyway spokesperson Anwar Abbasi said, "From today, DND Flyway will be toll free from...
  • Centre to seek review of SC verdict on commuting death sentence January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a clear signal that the apex court's verdict holding that death sentence of condemned prisoner can be commuted to life due to delay in deciding mercy plea is not acceptable to it, the Centre on Wednesday said that it is considering to seek review of the judgement. Additional...
  • Delhi Metro to increase train operations during peak hours September 9, 2013

    In a move to ensure better and comfortable services to its commuters, the Delhi Metro is planning to implement a host of new measures. "The move is aimed at better handling of the passengers and comfortable services to all the public using the Delhi Metro," a DMRC spokesperson said.   On...
  • Heavy rains, waterlogging in Delhi leave commuters stranded during wee hours August 22, 2013

    It was a wet Thursday morning in the capital as parts of the city were lashed by heavy rains, reducing traffic to a crawl. Many commuters were seen stranded on their way to work. The city received a total of 3.7 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am on Wednesday to 8:30...
  • Delhi Metro sets ridership record with over 26 lakh commuters August 20, 2013

    Delhi Metro recorded the highest ridership on Monday with over 26 lakh commuters. "DMRC carried 26,06,364 passengers yesterday, thus setting a new ridership record and establishing itself as a major mass transit facility in the national capital region," a DMRC official said. The highest passenger footfall-- 9,83,397 was reported on Line...
  • Metro commuters stranded on Dwarka-Noida route due to glitch August 16, 2013

    Thousands of Metro commuters had a harrowing experience on Friday morning after trains were delayed and many were left stranded at various stations on the Dwarka to Noida city centre route as services were disrupted due to a problem in Over-head Electrification (OHE). "Due to OHE problem between Karol Bagh and...
  • Shiv Sena gives a memorandum to RR Patil on female commuter safety July 30, 2013

    Concerned over the security and safety of women on suburban local trains, Shiv Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday and handed over a memorandum to him. The Sena move came after a man boarded the ladies' compartment of a Western suburban local train and...
  • Autorickshaw drivers to inform police about lone woman commuters at night July 29, 2013

    In view of rising incidents of crime against women, the district administration has made it mandatory for autorickshaw drivers to inform the police if solitary woman happen to commute in their vehicles at night. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of police, auto drivers association and transport department officials...
  • US: 60 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut May 18, 2013

    New York: Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided during rush hour in southwestern Connecticut, injuring 60 people, five of them critically, and closing the key corridor between New York and Boston. A Metro-North train heading from New Haven to New York City derailed around 6:10 pm on Friday, hitting...
  • Nearly 50 hurt as two trains collide in Connecticut May 18, 2013

    Nearly 50 people were injured on Friday when two commuter trains collided during evening rush hour near the Connecticut town of Fairfield, shutting down Amtrak service between New York and Boston indefinitely, police and transit officials said. Authorities said there were no reports of fatalities in the accident that occurred shortly...
  • 16 per cent increase in Delhi Metro ridership in 2012-13 May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has registered an increase of about 16 per cent in ridership in 2012-13 in comparison to the last financial year. Addressing the gathering at DMRC's 19th Foundation Day celebrations, its Managing Director Mangu Singh said apart from increase in ridership, the overall earnings of the...
  • China: Seven killed, 40 injured in van explosion January 12, 2013

    Beijing: Seven persons were killed and 40 others injured after a commuter-van from a mine company exploded in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The mishap occurred on Friday in Shuangyashan City of the district of Lingdong, officials said. The blast also affected a coach on the opposite lane, state run Xinhua news...
  • US: At least 57 injured in New York City ferry crash January 10, 2013

    New York: A high-speed commuter ferry carrying hundreds of passengers crashed into a pier near Wall Street during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, injuring 57 people, two critically, authorities said. Passengers who had boarded the 141-foot Seastreak Wall Street in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and were queued up to disembark...
  • Bangalore: Auto drivers continue to flout rules September 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Despite a separate auto rickshaw stand allotted by the traffic police near the water tank in Vijayanagar, auto drivers continue to park at the main bus stops which often end up being chaotic for the commuters. In fact, the drivers wish to make it a permanent parking place for...
  • Hyderabad: Rs 180 crore 'beautification' not so pretty September 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Conference of Parties 11 - Convention on Biological Diversity, perhaps the biggest ever conference that the city will host, is just three weeks away but the man on the street isn’t happy. Not even at the sight of the Rs 180 crore “beautification works” underway in different parts...
  • Mumbai: Commuters 'skywalk' to Andheri station on I-Day August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: There was no showboating, no cutting of ribbons, and no media glare as commuters took their first steps on the half-a-kilometre long skywalk at Andheri (E) station. Till yesterday, thousands of students, office goers and people in general stared at what appeared to be a waste of public money...
  • Mumbai: Plainclothes TCs rake in Rs 1.17 crore August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: If you are a local train commuter enjoying the fact that ticket checkers (TCs) have disappeared from platforms of late, don’t rejoice just yet. In truth, they are more in number than ever, lurking in platforms in plain clothes. In place of the 5-10 ticket checkers deployed earlier per...
  • Pune: Commuters irked over new Pragati Express route August 7, 2012

    Pune: Commuters are currently dubbing the Pragati Express a slow train after it began passing through Panvel, thereby involving a different route and two additional stops than earlier. They now say that it has lost its ‘Superfast’ status as the train arrives 15 to 30 minutes late everyday, which is...
  • Pune: Commuters unhappy with new local train timetable August 6, 2012

    Pune: The Pune railway division recently changed the local train schedule and increased the frequency of services on the city-Lonavla route on an experimental basis for three months, but commuters are complaining that office, school and college timings were not taken into consideration in the new timetable. Commuters say they...
  • Are Mumbai's local trains fire-proof? July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Twenty minutes was all it took for a blaze to turn a sleeper bogie of New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express into a mass crematorium, incinerating at least 32 people inside. While the gruesome episode has elicited reactions from all parts of the country, it has spurred Mumbaikars to question...
  • Chennai: Snag leaves train commuters stranded July 30, 2012

    Chennai: A flash trip in power supply in the Overhead Equipment (OHE) running across the Tambaram-Beach section spoiled travel plans of passengers on Sunday morning. OHE is an equipment used for transmitting electricity to trains at a distance from the energy supply point. The technical snag, reported between St Thomas...
  • Train travel a nightmare in Bangalore July 27, 2012

    Bangalore/Channapatana: The recent incident of 19-year-old Asha, who was thrown off a Mysore-bound train near Maddur, has brought into focus the dangerous and cramped conditions under which daily commuters are forced to travel in. Blocked passages, abusive co-passengers and commuters travelling inside toilets seem to be the norm for the...
  • Shanghai buses to have Wi-Fi July 10, 2012

    Shanghai: Commuters in China's commercial capital will soon be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service inside its city buses. Shanghai Bashi Group, the bus operator, said it intends to provide Wi-Fi in response to passengers' increasing demands, and was working with telecom companies, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman with the Shanghai...
  • Why Mumbai trains fall prey to frequent breakdowns May 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Disruption in train services is fast becoming a norm in the Mumbai suburban rail network. Of late, glitch after glitch has tossed the daily travel schedule of many of the nearly 70 lakh suburban commuters askew. Yesterday gave a double testimony to this growing disturbance. There were technical problems...
  • Bangalore: After 183 days, Metro chugs to a mixed bag April 20, 2012

    BANGALORE: The Reach I of Namma Metro, although used a political card during its inauguration, has in many ways impacted the city. Reaching out to only 6.7 km  of the central business district, the Reach I has had a rocky ride in the last six months.But in many ways, Bangaloreans...
  • Mumbai: Railway services likely to be restored April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after three people died because of heavy rush in Mumbai's local trains, officials are hopeful of restoring services to normal on Friday. They also say that trains just see a delay of maximum 10 minutes and that 95 per cent of the Central Railway is on track....
  • Mumbai: Central Railways' apathy irks commuters April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: If you stepped into a Central Railway station on Wednesday, you saw an uneasy crowd, enormous in number and short of temper, waiting at the platforms. The LED displays showing train arrivals were frozen at zero. Except for a staccato announcement about indefinite delays due to a technical problem,...