Metros

  • Delhi: DTC buses to have electronic ticketing machines 2 days ago

    New Delhi: DTC buses may finally go hi-tech 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 3 days ago

    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: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz 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 co-passengers you'll always find in the Delhi Metro 5 days ago

    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...
  • Phase-I of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of North-South 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 'bhumi-pujan' of a Metro...
  • Centre approves Nagpur Metro August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre on Wednesday approved the 38.215 km long Nagpur Metro project at an estimated cost of Rs 8,680 crore. The project will be funded on equal sharing of cost basis between the state and the Centre with the latter contributing Rs 155 cr as equity and subordinate debt. Nagpur...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • AAP campaign for dissolution of Assembly now hits Delhi Metro August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Designed to exert pressure on the BJP-led central government to take a decision on dissolving the Delhi Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now taking its signature campaign on the issue to the Metro stations in the national capital. AAP has been going door-to-door in the 70 Assembly constituencies...
  • Delhi Metro to run over 400 extra train trips on Raksha Bandhan August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will run over 400 extra train trips on Sunday to cope with the extra rush of commuters expected on the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The DMRC will also deploy additional staff to cater to people and handle the increased load on its resources. "Delhi Metro has decided...
  • Delhi: DMRC to run over 400 extra train trips on Raksha Bandhan August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will run over 600 extra train trips in the span of next two days to cope with the extra rush of commuters expected on the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The DMRC will also deploy additional staff to cater to people and handle the increased load on...
  • Delhi Metro sets highest ridership record August 5, 2014

    The Delhi Metro on Tuesday said it recorded the highest ridership of over 27 lakh commuters in a single day Aug 4, surpassing the previous record set July 21. The number of passengers travelling by the Metro on August 4 was 27,05,807, breaking the record of July 21 when 26,84,132 commuters...
  • London Underground train network set for contactless bank card payments July 28, 2014

    London: Travellers on the London Underground train network will be able to use no-contact bank cards at the gates to pay for their journeys from September, the transport group said on Friday. The contactless payment scheme will be launched on the Tube on September 16 following a successful trial of 3,000...
  • Hapur resident attempts suicide on Metro track, admitted to hospital July 27, 2014

    A 35-year-old man on Sunday suffered injuries after he jumped onto a Metro track here in an attempt to commit suicide, police said. The man has been identified as Kapil Grover, a resident of Hapur in Uttar Pradesh. grover jumped from platform number-2 of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar metro station in...
  • Delhi Metro revises minimum recharge to Rs 100 using TVMs July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro has revised its minimum recharge amount using token vending machines (TVMs) to Rs 100 from Rs 200. In second such revision of recharge value in the last two months, the Delhi Metro has also fixed Rs 50 as subsequent add value to the smart cards as against...
  • Delhi Metro records highest ridership of nearly 26 lakh commuters July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro has recorded its highest ever ridership of 26,84,132 passengers with the maximum number of commuters taking Line 3 and 4 to Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali. The highest ridership recorded throughout the day was 26,84,132 on Monday, which surpassed the earlier record...
  • 'I'm a man. A guy kept smiling at me weirdly. My fly was open!' 10 hilarious incidents these daily Delhi Metro commuters will never forget July 18, 2014

    The Delhi Metro is hailed as the lifeline of the capital. It's hard to imagine how people travelled in Delhi a decade ago with no metro trains around. Imagining taking 2 hours while changing three buses to reach college! The metro rail is bliss for office goers, students, and shopaholics;...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Airport Metro fares slashed; New Delhi station to Airport in 19 minutes July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After operating the Airport Express Metro Line for the past one year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday decided to reduce passenger fares by up to 40 per cent from July 24. As per the revised structure, minimum fare on the corridor will now be Rs 20 instead...
  • Delhi Metro train travels with its left doors open, DMRC orders probe July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major scare for passengers taking the Delhi Metro train, all the left doors on a train were open for nearly two minutes after a train left the station. The incident occurred on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro between the Arjungarh and the Ghitorni...
  • Watch: Delhi Metro runs from Arjangarh to Ghitorni with open doors July 17, 2014

    The door on a coach in the Delhi Metro door was open even after the train left the station. The incident occurred on the yellow line of the Delhi Metro between the Arjangarh and the Ghitorni station. ...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident July 15, 2014

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday directed 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 as...
  • Mumbai Metro fares to be slashed till July end July 7, 2014

    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 July 7, 2014

    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 state...
  • Photos: These hilarious Photoshopped images of the viral photo of a leaking Mumbai Metro will leave you in splits! July 5, 2014

    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 July 3, 2014

    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 a...
  • Delhi Metro again shuts one station June 27, 2014

    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 are still...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public June 26, 2014

    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 June 24, 2014

    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...