Delhi Metro may raise one-way fare to Rs 70

Source:  www.businesstoday.in

Your comfortable travel in Delhi Metro could soon become costlier.

The fare fixation panel of the Delhi Metro has proposed to raise the maximum fare of Rs 30 to Rs 70. The minimum fare could be raised to Rs 8 to Rs 15 and a decision is likely to be taken in the next three months, say media reports.

The reports say the Delhi Metro wants to raise fare to meet its expenses.

The Delhi Metro last raised fares in 2009 when the minimum fare was revised from Rs 6 to Rs 8. The maximum fare was raised to Rs 30 from Rs 22. More info

Technical Snag Affects Delhi Metro Services On Violet Line

Source:  http://www.ndtv.com/

NEW DELHI:  Metro services on Violet Line, that connects Delhi to Fariadabad, were affected late tomorrow evening, due to a technical snag on a train.

he train that suffered a glitch, slowed down around 9.30 pm, resulting in a cascading effect. (File Photo)

he train that suffered a glitch, slowed down around 9.30 pm, resulting in a cascading effect. (File Photo)

The train that suffered a glitch, slowed down around 9.30 pm, resulting in a cascading effect, as the ones trailing it, crawled as well.

“It took one hour and 15 minutes for me to reach whereas it usually takes 30 minutes,” a passenger, who travels from Central Secretariat to Sarita Vihar complained.

An official of DMRC said that the train developed a problem on the mode on which it is run, but that it did not halt train operations completely.

The 35-km-long Violet Line (line 6) stretches from ITO to Fariadabad’s Escorts Mujesar. More info

Delhi Metro holds first trial run on Magenta line: Here’s the route of the train

Source:  http://indianexpress.com/

The first trial run on the Magenta line of the Delhi Metro was conducted Wednesday between Kalindi Kunj depot station and Okhla Vihar Metro station.

2The 38-km-long Magenta line stretches from Janakpuri West station to Botanical Garden station and is expected to cater to 4 lakh passengers.

In a statement, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said three sets of trains were tested successfully. “During these trials, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done,” said a spokesperson.

The DMRC Wednesday also made a presentation on the proposed fourth phase of the Metro before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had earlier given in-principle approval for the project. “Some changes on the routes of the Metro line, with a deadline of 2021, have been proposed by the government… The CM will soon take a decision in this regard,” said an official. More info

Track Circuit Failure Delays Delhi Metro Services On Blue Line

Source:  http://www.ndtv.com/

NEW DELHI:  Passengers travelling on Delhi Metro’s blue line (Dwarka to Noida/Vaishali) had to face delayed services due to failure of a track circuit near the Rajendra Place station.

2“The problem occurred on the Blue line, going towards Dwarka at 9.02 AM today, which led to the running of trains on restricted speed of 25 kilometres per hour between Rajendra Place and Patel Nagar Metro stations,” an official statement said.

“This is leading to the bunching of trains on the line causing minor delay of services,” it said.

DMRC officials said that efforts were made thrice since morning to rectify the track circuit problem by allowing limited duration access in the interest of the continuity of service to the technical team at the tracks.

However, they claimed that the services will be completely restored by tomorrow morning only. More info

32 Delhi Metro stations did not have fire NOCs, finds RTI

Source:  http://indianexpress.com/

DMRC did not have fire safety clearances for 32 of its 158 stations for varying durations over the last few years, according to its reply to an RTI query.

2Huda City Centre did not have the clearance for as long as three years — from May 2011 to May 2012; and from February 2014 to January 2016 — revealed the reply to the RTI query filed by Gurgaon resident Sudhir Yadav in February.

Yadav had sought copies of NOCs from the fire department for all Metro stations in the last three years and the names of stations without the clearances in the last five years. A DMRC spokesperson said, “At present, all the 158 Metro stations have valid fire safety certificates… Delay in obtaining NOC… for a few stations was mainly due to procedural aspects”. More info

Bengaluru’s Namma metro 2nd longest after Delhi metro

By ET Bureau economictimes.indiatimes.com

After the opening of the underground stretch of the 4.8 km of the metro rail system between MG Road and Magadi Road, Namma Metro has become the second longest metro system in the country (in terms of operational length), surpassing the Kolkata Metro which started operations in 1984. 

2As of date, the Delhi Metro remains the country’s longest network with a whopping 213 km and another 136 km under construction.

With the Lucknow Metro about to become the newest metro system in India – it starts operations end of this year – this newest mode of travel in cities is proving to be a viable alternative to crowded and polluted roads. More info

CISF apprehends Bihar boy taking joyride in Delhi Metro

Source:  http://www.business-standard.com/

A 12-year-old boy who ran away from his home in Biharfor a joyride on the Delhi Metro has been apprehended by CISF security personnel here and would be handed back to his family. 

2The incident occurred at about 5 PM yesterday when a CISF jawan deployed for CCTV monitoring duty at Nawada station noticed the suspicious activities of a young boy in the platform area.

Soon after, a CISF team brought the young Manish, a resident of Kaimur district of Bihar, to the station control room where he disclosed that he took a goods train to reach Delhi and then in order to see the Metro, boarded it from Anand Vihar Metro station and exited at Nawada.

Manish, a senior official said, then disclosed his mother’s mobile number after which the entire story of the 12-year-old boy was confirmed. More info

Delhi Metro to build over 100 cross passages

By Staff  http://www.thehindu.com/

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is constructing over 100 cross passages in the underground sections of its upcoming Phase 3 project.

Escape route:Cross passages allow movement from one tunnel to the other in case of emergencies.Photo: Special Arrangement

Escape route:Cross passages allow movement from one tunnel to the other in case of emergencies.Photo: Special Arrangement

Cross passages in underground sections of the Metro connect two parallel underground tunnels which are generally built parallel to each other for up and down movement of trains. The passages allow people to move from one tunnel to the other on foot in case of any emergency like fire. These walkways can be used for carrying out maintenance work also.

“There will be a cross passage after approximately every 240 metres inside every underground tunnel. Cross passages are built with reinforced concrete. They are provided to serve two primary purposes— emergency escape and maintenance work,” said a metro official. Over 50 kilometres of the Phase 3 construction involve underground tunnelling.

The present Delhi Metro network has 108 cross passages. These cross passages are protected with fire door assemblies and have a fire protection rating of 1-1/2 hours with a self-closing fire door. More info