METROS

  • Delhi Metro to run till 8 pm on Diwali Yesterday

    New Delhi: In view of Diwali festivities, the last Delhi Metro train will operate at 8 PM from all its stations on Thursday including the Airport Express line. "On account of Diwali festival, the last Metro train service on October 23 (Thursday), will start at 8 PM from terminal stations...
  • Noida, Greater Noida Authorities sign MoU with DMRC for metro extension 4 days ago

    Noida: The development authorities of Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday joined hands with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for two metro extensions from City Centre to Noida Sector 62 and Greater Noida and is likely to be completed by 2017. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between DMRC Managing Director Mangu...
  • Ahmedabad Metro project gets green signal, first phase to cover 35.96 km 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing much needed connectivity to the commuters in some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad, Union Cabinet on Saturday approved Rs 10,773 crore for the phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro covering 35.96 km. The metro is expected to considerably reduce the traffic congestion and will...
  • Delhi Metro proposes over 103 km long corridor in phase IV 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as work is underway on Metro's phase III, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has proposed 103.93 km long corridor in phase IV which is likely to come up by 2022. A Detail Project Report (DPR) for phase IV has been prepared and submitted to Delhi Government and the...
  • JICA gives Rs 467 crore for Delhi Metro Phase III projects October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has given Rs 467.12 crore to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects. The loan amount sanctioned by JICA was conveyed to DMRC by the Ministry of Urban Development. "The amount has been released to DMRC for...
  • Delhi: 23-year-old jumps between running Metro train coaches, rescued October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro witnessed a suicide attempt on Tuesday when a 23-year-old man threw himself in between the coaches of a running train. Asif, a carpenter by profession, jumped in between the coaches when the train heading to Huda City Centre on the yellow line was entering the...
  • Clean-up of Dwarka by civic agencies not upto mark: Delhi HC September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that while the civic agencies have done some work towards cleaning up Dwarka, it is "not upto the mark" and questioned "why can't you get self-galvanised". "You have only done cosmetic work. You have done something, but that is not good...
  • Delhi Metro to launch 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive on October 2 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will plant saplings and focus on cleanliness at its stations and surrounding areas as part of 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive in line with the nation-wide 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. "As part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', DMRC will be undertaking a special 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive...
  • Delhi metro halted, stolen Rs 1.60 lakh recovered September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Prompt action by CISF personnel in halting a Delhi Metro train helped a businessman get back his stolen Rs 160,000 and in nabbing the culprit, an official said on Sunday An alert was sounded at 3.11 pm on Saturday at the Noida City Centre Metro station on Delhi Metro's...
  • Delhi Metro ranked 2nd among 18 international metro systems September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro has been ranked second among 18 international Metro systems in terms of overall customer satisfaction in an online customer survey. According to a DMRC official, in the survey conducted among the commuters of those Metro systems by Global Metro Benchmarking Groups 'NOVA' and 'CoMET', Delhi Metro along...
  • Delhi Metro to operate at highest point in Dhaula Kuan September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro trains will now operate at a height of 23.6 meters at Dhaula Kuan under phase III, a major engineering feat in its construction history. The Metro viaduct between South Campus and Delhi Cantonment metro stations of the under-construction 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, which will cross...
  • Protests likely over Ajit Singh's bungalow, Delhi Metro shuts down one station September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Tuesday shut down one of its stations in view of expected protests over the vacation of RLD leader Ajit Singh's official bungalow on Tuesday, officials said. The Delhi Metro shut down the Race Course Metro station on its Yellow Line which runs between Jahangirpuri in...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • CISF begins 'Operation Kali' to protect women in Delhi Metro September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For safety of women commuters in Delhi Metro, paramilitary CISF has launched "Operation Kali" under which it will deploy a special squad of undercover female commandos who can neutralise a threat with innocuous objects like pen or hairpin. The security force has decided to launch this operation after it...
  • Delhi: Network of skywalks, arcades at 11 metro stations approved September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Skywalks and arcades will be built in and around one existing and 10 upcoming metro stations to allow passengers seamless travel and decongest the routes under a new plan for intermodal transport approved on Thursday. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung reviewed a presentation made by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure...
  • Delhi Metro trains plying on Blue Line delayed due to heavy VIP movement September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters faced inconvenience on Thursday as trains on the Blue Line are running late due to heavy VIP movement in the capital. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) claimed that the delay on the Dwarka Noida line has been caused due to heavy security and VIP movement. Chinese...
  • Delhi Metro to sell travel tokens to all lines from Airport station September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday started operating an exclusive token counter at the Airport Metro station of the Airport Express Line to sell tokens and smart cards for journey from New Delhi station to all other metro lines. "Airport Express Line passengers who...
  • Delhi Metro riders happy with service, but say expansion work a hassle September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The restrictions and curbs on traffic movement which are in place due to ongoing work for PhaseIII of Delhi Metro are posing hassles and impediments for commuters, a recent survey has found. During a customer satisfaction survey conducted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) between May 15 and May...
  • World bank keen to fund Mumbai's two new mega Metro projects: MMRDA September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: With the Japanese government taking a lead in funding the megapolis' many signature infrastructure projects, the World Bank has evinced interest in funding the proposed CharkopDahisar and WadalaTeen Hath Naka Metro projects. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already committed to fund the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (MMRDA)...
  • After Mandi House, Delhi Metro to showcase history of ITO area September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After offering people a peep into the history of the iconic Mandi House, Delhi Metro is now working on extending the heritage ride to the upcoming ITO Metro station, which will tell the story of the making of postcolonial India. The new Mandi House metro station opened in late...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the sevensister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Hyderabad metro to have cost escalation of Rs 2,5003,000 crore September 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, which is developing a 72km elevated metro rail on Tuesday, said that the project is likely to see a cost escalation of between Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 3,000 crore. It also said that it was yet to get any communication from Telangana government on...
  • Delhi: DwarkaNoida metro services hit by snag during peak office hour rush September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Metro services on DwarkaNoida City Centre/Vaishali were affected on Tuesday for about an hour during peak office hour rush when a portion of Over Head Electricity wire snapped between Janakpuri West and Uttam Nagar East station. "The train services were mainly affected from 08:24 am to 09:47 am between...
  • Delhi: DTC buses to have electronic ticketing machines August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: DTC buses may finally go hitech within next six months as the corporation has decided to take up the project of installing electronic ticketing machines in all its buses. Interestingly, passengers will also be able to pay their fare on DTC buses with Delhi Metro smart cards till...
  • Hyderabad Metro project to have 200 skywalks August 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) on Tuesday said that it will construct 200 skywalks which will be linked to various metro stations, on the lines of Bangkok model. HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy told reporters at the sidelines of an event that as many as 200 skywalks (pedestrians elevated walkspace)...
  • Mumbai: ColabaBandraSeepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the muchawaited Rs 23,136 crore ColabaBandraSeepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • People are either playing Candy Crush or have headphones plugged in: 14 types of copassengers you'll always find in the Delhi Metro August 25, 2014

    The Delhi Metro is not just about travelling from one part of the city to another. The metro has made travelling in the city easier, but if you're a regular Delhi Metro traveller, you meet several passengers everyday that you can easily club in distinct groups. There will always be...
  • PhaseI of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of NorthSouth corridor for starting work. The approval was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The route will be from Transport Nagar to Charbagh railway station on which work...
  • BJP slams Chavan's decision to skip Modi's event, Congress backs him August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Maharashtra slammed the Congress over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur on Thursday. The BJP said that Congress was staying away as they felt "mocked". Modi is scheduled to perform 'bhumipujan' of a Metro...