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| 19 January, 2021, 10:55 PM IST | E-Paper

    Halted by COVID in 2020, Delhi Metro rides into 2021 with driverless trains

    Delhi Metro's journey may have been halted for over five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the year gone by, but the urban transporter is zooming into 2021 riding on next-generation driverless trains, while accomplishing a major technological feat for the country.

    PM Modi inaugurates India's first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

    The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error, the government has said, adding that after the start of driverless services on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden), the Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) of Delhi Metro is expected to have driverless operations by mid-2021.

    Delhi Metro services resume on all lines; to be normal on Saturday

    Delhi Metro services resumed on all lines on Friday evening after they were disrupted for a few hours at multiple places because of the 'Delhi Chalo' march by farmers against the Centre's new farm laws.

    How virus fuelled a slump in car sales in Delhi

    December 2020 saw 31,771 personal vehicles getting registered, which included 13,697 cars and 18,074 two-wheelers. Compared with 34,029 vehicles registered in December 2019, which included 13,162 cars and 20,867 two-wheelers, the dip was 6.6%.

    Delhi Metro: How Phase-IV will be bigger, better, stronger

    DMRC has made an extensive plan for its stations in Phase-IV, apart from other systems. These include a new texture for the building exteriors as the current one peels off and gathers dust. The new stations will have bigger escalators and elevators, improved and energy efficient lightning and better airconditioning.

    Farmers' protest: Entry, exit gates at 6 Delhi Metro stations on Green Line closed

    Punjab farmers, representing over 30 farm bodies, have announced they will go to Delhi through several routes -- Lalru, Shambhu, Patiala-Pehowa, Patran-Khanauri, Moonak-Tohana, Ratia-Fatehabad and Talwandi-Sirsa. Tension was escalating at all the border points.

    Farmers protest: Delhi Metro services from neighbouring cities to remain suspended on Friday

    On Thursday, commuters from Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad faced inconvenience as train services between Delhi and NCR Metro stations on seven corridors were closed till 2pm due to the ongoing farmers' protest.

    Delhi Metro services from neighbouring cities to remain suspended due to farmers' protest

    The farmers panned to reach Delhi on Thursday through five highways connecting the national capital as part of the protest.

    Delhi metro suspends services to neighbouring cities till 2 pm as farmer protest intensifies

    Earlier in the day, Delhi Police said it has rejected requests received from various farmer organisations to protest in the national capital against the contentious laws on November 26 and 27.

    RBI imposes over Rs 5.78 crore fine on six entities including PNB, Sodexo, PhonePe

    Sodexo is slapped with the highest fine of Rs 2 crore; PNB and QwikCilver Solutions Rs 1 crore each; PhonePe Rs 1.39 crore; Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance Rs 34.55 lakh; and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Rs 5 lakh.

    India's first driverless train evokes pride, excitement among passengers young and old

    From pride and excitement to surprise and a little bit of apprehension, several young and old passengers went through a gamut of emotions as they rode the country's first driverless train on a Delhi Metro corridor on Monday.

    PM Modi flags off India's first driverless train, says Metro services to reach over 25 cities by 2025

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that metro train services will be extended to 25 cities with an over 1,700-km network by 2025 in the country as he flagged off India's first-ever driverless train operations on the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line. Modi noted that metro service was confined to only five cities in 2014, when his government came to power at the Centre, and said it has continuously been expanded to different cities, a testimony of people's "ease of living" being ensured by his dispensation.PM Modi flags off India's first driverless train, says Metro services to reach over 25 cities by 2025

    SBI Card launches contactless multi-purpose card in partnership with Delhi Metro

    The Delhi Metro SBI Card is a multi-purpose card which functions as a credit card as well as a metro smart card. Customers can apply for the combo card through the sales team present at metro stations as well as online through e-apply platform on SBI Card website at an annual fee of Rs 499.

    Delhi: PM Modi to flag-off India's first-ever driverless Metro train today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country's first ever fully-automated driverless train service on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro on Monday that will herald a new era of enhanced mobility driven by cutting-edge technology. With the commencement of these new-generation trains, the DMRC will enter the elite league of "seven per cent of world's Metro networks" which can operate services without drivers, the Delhi Metro saidDelhi: PM Modi to flag-off India's first-ever driverless Metro train today

    PM Modi to flag off 100th Kisan Rail from Maharashtra to West Bengal today

    According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables such as cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion, as well as fruits like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana, custard apple etc. Loading and unloading of perishable commodities will be permitted at all en route stoppages with no bar on size of the consignment.

    Delhi Metro to provide real-time waiting duration at busy stations on social media

    According to a report by PTI, in a first, the Delhi Metro, starting November 12, will provide on social media real-time average waiting duration at a few busy stations during morning and evening peak hours, officials said. The information will be provided in case the waiting time goes beyond 20 minutes, they said.

    Delhi metro to offer 2 lakh sq ft commercial space at two stations

    DMRC has invited tenders for leasing of approximately 9563 sqm area at Karkarduma metro station of Pink line for commercial development. The successful bidder will be offered the space for 15 years.

    PM Narendra Modi to flag off first driverless train on Dec 28; launch NCMC for Airport Line

    "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be flagging off the country's first ever fully-automated driverless train service on the 37 km-Magenta Line (Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden) and will also be launching the fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) for travel on the 23-km Airport Express Line (New Delhi to Dwarka Sector 21) on December 28, 2020," the DMRC said in a statement.

    Walk from Delhi Metro to Airport Terminal-1 to be a breeze

    A dedicated 370m subway constructed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will seamlessly connect the Terminal-1 station of Magenta Line (Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West) with the departure and arrival terminals. Apart from escalators and elevators, the subway will have travelators so that passengers don’t have to walk all the way.

    Delhi Metro services to start early on Sunday to help UPSC candidates commute

    "To facilitate students for the UPSC examinations, Delhi Metro services will begin at 6 AM from terminal stations of all lines on 4th October," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

    NBCC invites bids from consultants for developing a 70-acre hub in East Delhi

    The project will have 30 residential and commercial towers around Delhi Metro’s Pink and Blue Line corridors and will be developed in phases.

    How Delhi Metro plans its Covid reset

    For ensuring social distancing, passenger movement would be regulated at the entry itself. A limited number of people would be allowed inside after thermal scanning, sources said. Only one entry and one exit gate would remain open at most stations to check and segregate passengers.

    Delhi Metro gears up to restart in Unlock-4

    To increase economic activities and employment opportunities, the Government of India is considering to give a breather to various sectors in Unlock 4. The government is considering opening local rail transportation from the first week of September.

    Delhi Metro's Red Line, Violet Line and Green Line resume services after 172 day hiatus

    Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours. Trains are operating in batches of four hours each from 7-11 am and 4-8 pm.

    BEL going strong on robust order flow, non-defence play

    Analysts had anticipated a lukewarm trend in the revenue for the current fiscal year given the subdued growth in the June quarter.

    As more lines reopen, commuters say travelling on Delhi Metro makes more sense with interchange facility

    A lesser number of commuters travelled on the Metro on the first day. Many said non-availability of interchange facilities and limited number of entry-exit gates caused delay and inconvenience.

    Delhi Metro develops indigenous signalling technology under 'Make in India'

    On Tuesday, DMRC took a major step towards the development of an indigenously built communication-based train control (CBTC)-based signalling technology for the Metro with the launch of i-ATS (indigenous automatic train supervision), an important sub-system of the signalling system.

    DMRC to assist Noida Metro in expansion of corridor

    ​​The NMRC and the DMRC today signed an agreement under which the NMRC will be engaging the DMRC for the services as General Consultants (GC)/Project Management Consultants for its Phase-II project from Noida Sector-51 to Greater Noida Sector-2, the NMRC said in a statement

    If saloons can run, why not spas: Delhi HC asks AAP govt

    The query was posed to the Delhi government by Justice Navin Chawla who said prima facie there is a merit in the submission of the spa owners that if saloons are allowed to operate, then they too should be permitted to function.

    DMRC suffered loss of Rs 1,609 crore due to closure of metro services: Govt

    "DMRC has informed that loss of revenue due to closure of metro services in view of COVID-19 pandemic is around Rs 1,609 crores," Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply to a question.

    The story of Maitree, Delhi Metro’s mascot

    Everyone who’s travelled in Delhi’s ubiquitous metro rail that runs through the NCR might have, at some point, spotted a poster of a blue uniformed schoolgirl. She’s Maitree, the DMRC’s mascot for the Metro. Here’s how she came into existence.

    Govt mulling news SOPs as metro services see sharp increase in ridership

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which restarted partial services after six months on September 7, has seen an increase in number of people taking trains with the ridership climbing to 1.25 million on Friday. “We will need to consider new SOPs for operating metro to cater to the demand,” Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Puri told ET.

    Delhi Metro to don old avatar, in new-normal limits as it starts reverting to pre-Covid era

    After 173 days, the capital’s lifeline, Delhi Metro, donned its old avatar even as it adapts to the “new normal”. The graded resumption of service entered its final stage on Saturday with train operations reverting to pre-lockdown timings of 6am to 11pm.

    Delhi Metro resumes services on Blue and Pink lines with coronavirus norms in place

    The entire Metro network will be made operational for passengers throughout the day from September 12 as it was before March 22, 2020, with all social distancing norms and guidelines in place during the travel due to ongoing pandemic.

    Deserted platforms, closed eateries as Delhi Metro resumes services

    Station employees frequently sanitised areas of the metro station and ensured social distancing norms, even as very few commuters opted for the metro services on the first day.

    After clash with police, farmers allowed to enter Delhi; Burari ground new epicentre of protest

    Around 600 farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws headed to Sant Nirankari Ground, one of the biggest in the national capital, following several hours of confrontation with the police at different border points with Haryana.

    Delhi Metro resumes services with strict safety measures after 169-day Covid hiatus

    Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours. Trains will operate in batches of four-hour each from 7-11 am in the morning and 4-8 pm in the evening in the first stage, officials said.

    Farmers' protest: Delhi Police fire tear gas shells to disperse farmers at Singhu border

    The police officer said, "We are using tear gas to disperse protesting farmers. We are also informing them that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, any kind of rally and dharna is not allowed."

    Delhi Metro: Fasten your masks, mind the gap from Monday

    DMRC officials informed that a gap of a metre was to be maintained between commuters, with the aim being not only to ensure protection of a particular passenger, but also all those around him or her. Any contravention of this rule will attract punitive action.

    Delhi Metro: Work on Pink Line's unfinished stretch delayed beyond Sept due to COVID-19

    The Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor or the Pink Line spans about 58 km with 38 stations. However, a small portion in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area has proved a bottleneck for the DMRC authorities for a long time, due to which, the line is disjointed for some distance there.

    Delhi Metro is restarting in 3 phases, stations in containment zones will remain shut

    "The Delhi Metro services will be resumed in a graded manner in three stages from September 7-12 with the Yellow Line or Line 2 connecting Samyapur Bali in Delhi to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon and Rapid Metro to be the first ones to be made operational on September 7," the DMRC said in a statement.

    Farmers protest: Vigil stepped up in bordering areas of Delhi

    Earlier, the Delhi Police had rejected requests from various farmer organisations to protest in the national capital against the Centre's new farm laws on November 26 and 27.

    Delhi Metro to operate between 7am to 11am and 4 pm to 8 pm in 1st phase: DMRC

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief, Mangu Singh informed that in first stage Delhi metro will operate during 7am to 11am in the morning and from 4 pm till 8 pm in the evening. DMRC will increase the operating hours stage-wise.Delhi Metro to operate between 7am to 11am and 4 pm to 8 pm in 1st phase: DMRC

    Niti Aayog forms panel to study feasibility of ultrahigh-speed travel in India using hyperloop tech

    The Virgin Hyperloop test run was conducted on a 500-meter track in Las Vegas in the USA with a pod, as the hyperloop vehicles are called, travelling with passengers, including an Indian, inside an enclosed tube at more than 100 mph or 161 kmph.

    Delhi Metro: No entry in metro without thermal screening, says Kailash Gahlot

    New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot said that they will ensure social distancing in the metros. “We will ensure that social distancing is maintained in the metros. A thermal screening of passengers will be done at the entry. No tokens will be issued, smart cards and other digital methods of payment will be used,” said Kailash Gahlot. Delhi Metro services were suspended in March in view of coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came on a day when India COVID-19 cases crossed 35 lakh mark.Delhi Metro: No entry in metro without thermal screening, says Kailash Gahlot

    Why spas not reopened when markets, restaurants, buses, metro running, HC asks AAP govt

    The counsel appearing for Delhi government told the court that he was given oral instructions that spas would not be reopened in view of prevailing conditions in the national capital and sought time to file an affidavit giving reasons for the same.

    Delhi Metro to resume services from September 7 in calibrated manner: DMRC

    "As per the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Unlock-4, the Delhi Metro will be resuming its services for public from September 7 onwards in a calibrated manner," the DMRC said in a statement.

    Reopen Delhi Metro in phased manner, CM Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Metro train services in Delhi should be resumed on a trial basis as the COVID-19 situation was improving in the city and hoped the Centre would soon take a decision on it. Interacting with traders, entrepreneurs and businessmen in the city in a 'Digital Samvad', the chief minister also said that markets and roads in Delhi would be beautified on the lines of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project, which is expected to be completed by Nov-Dec.Reopen Delhi Metro in phased manner, CM Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre

    Into its third week, Delhi metro switches gears, likely to scale down manpower

    A DMRC spokesperson said, “As services resumed in a graded manner, when all corridors were not operational and service timings were not the same, there can’t be an absolute comparison in terms of line utilisation growth at this stage.”

    Rays Experts commissions 700MW solar energy projects in India

    These projects include ground-mounted solar panels for 230 clients - including Delhi Metro, NDMC, airports, IITs and NITs, defense establishments, industries, and major hotel chains alongside others, the statement said.

    Financially-hit due to COVID, DMRC slashes employees perks, allowances by 50%

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has suffered loss of nearly Rs 1,300 crore since the closure of services on March 22 due to the COVID-19 situation, sources said.

    Seamless travel soon through your debit/credit cards in Delhi Metro

    Your metro ride is soon going to undergo a change as the DMRC will allow your debit or credit cards at the AFC gates. This will create a smooth travelling experience for the commuters.

    Delhi: 45% jump in number of containment zones in last 10 days; home isolation cases up by 50%

    Since the beginning of this month, both new cases and active cases have shown a steady rise, resulting in an increase in the number of containment zones and home isolation cases also. Also, Delhi Metro services resumed in a graded manner from September 7-12. DMRC authorities have appealed to masses to take metro only if urgently needed.

    Entry, exit gates of few Delhi metro stations closed in view of protest over Hathras gang-rape case

    "Entry & exit gate for Janpath is closed. Trains will not be halting at this station. Exit gates for Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk are closed," the DMRC tweeted as the protest began to grow.

    Last metro service to be at 10 pm from terminal stations on Diwali

    "On account of the Diwali festival, the last metro train service on November 14 will start at 10 pm from terminal stations of all metro lines," the DMRC said in a statement.

    Delhi Metro's Blue Line, Pink Line to resume services from Wednesday after 171-day hiatus

    Metro services in Delhi-NCR were closed since March 22 due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.

    Cloud over Diwali cheer: Will the consumption trend stay after the festival sentiment fades away?

    Though October 2020 felt the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, it also saw a 10% rise in goods and services tax (GST) collection over October 2019 — a festive month without any severe disruption.

    Metro brings smiles back, but travel time increases with most gates remaining closed

    The Delhi Metro resumed services in a graded manner on Monday, with elaborate measures for crowd management and ensuring hygiene to check the spread of the virus.

    Day before Delhi metro service resumption, Kailash Gahlot inspects Rajiv Chowk station

    He said if both the Delhi Metro management and people responsibly follow the protocols in place, safe train operations will set another benchmark in the 'Delhi model' of fighting COVID-19.

    After 5 months, Delhi Metro set to welcome commuters with abundant caution, Covid-protocols in place

    As a precautionary measure and to avoid human contact, automatic thermal scanners have been placed at the platforms along with sanitizer dispensing machines for the passengers and the staff. Notably, tokens will not be permitted for travelling, only smart cards will be allowed.

    Uber adds e-rickshaws to platform, deploys 100 such vehicles in Delhi

    Riders will be able to book the micromobility product on the Uber app from Tuesday.

    With services set to resume, DMRC says will strive to give safer travel experience

    The assertion from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) came on a day the city recorded 2,024 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike in the past nearly 50 days.

    Smart cards with auto top-up, thermal scanners, warning stickers: DMRC preps up for new normal

    Delhi Metro services have remained suspended since March 22, the day Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.According to sources, it has suffered a loss of nearly Rs 1,300 cr till now.

    Delhi Metro resumes full services, Airport Line reopens after over 170 days hiatus

    The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.

    Unlock 4.0: Delhi Metro's Blue and Pink lines resume services after being closed due to Covid-19

    Delhi Metro's Blue and Pink lines resumed operations on Wednesday after remaining closed for 171 days due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Yellow line of Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday with limited operations and measures in place to arrest the spread of coronavirus.Unlock 4.0: Delhi Metro's Blue and Pink lines resume services after being closed due to Covid-19

    Here's how Delhi Metro is preparing to resume operations from September 7th

    After more than five months gap, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be resuming its services for the public from September 7. To avoid overcrowding at the stations and maintain social distancing, the authority decided adjacent seats in the metro coaches need to be kept empty. Only Asymptomatic people will be allowed to travel in the metro. The metro officials have said that no token available at the stations. Only smart-card holders will be permitted to travel and these smart-cards need to recharge online to avoid physical contact between commuters. The DMRC said separate gate for exit and entry and the even the frequency of trains will also be regulated.Here's how Delhi Metro is preparing to resume operations from September 7th

    15 things that will make Delhi Metro a very different experience beginning September 7

    Stringent cleaning rulebooks have been chalked out for the 264 stations, over 2,200 coaches and more than 1,100 escalators and 1,000 elevators, as per reports. "All protocols are in place and full care will be taken to sanitise the trains and stations,” said Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communications), DMRC.

    Unlock 4: How Delhi Metro plans to get back on track post Coronavirus lockdown

    From new smart cards with auto top-up facility to stickers on social distancing norms pasted on seats and platform floors, the Delhi Metro is all set to handle commuters in adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

    Longer halting time for trains, less people in lifts: Delhi Metro's new normal plans

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had last week said that it will be prepared to resume operations whenever directed by the government.

    Dynamic route maps & latest CCTV cameras: Delhi's old metro trains to get a technical touch-up

    Delhi Metro is refurbishing its oldest trains with new upgrades. Nearly two decades old, the first train sets that were built in South Korea will now feature stretched LCD screens with dynamic route maps, sockets and USB ports for laptop and phone charging, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection system monitored from the driver’s cabin through touch screens.

    Services will remain closed for commuters until further notice: Delhi Metro

    The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the 'Janata Curfew' was observed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, the nationwide lockdown was announced which came into effect from March 25.

    Seek help from Delhi government to repay loan: Centre to DMRC

    The Centre has asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to approach the city government for financial assistance for repayment of the soft loan it had taken from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for various projects.

    Mega inverter: Delhi shows the future in case of grid failure

    A grid failure recently led to massive power outages in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, almost bringing the country’s financial capital to a halt, including its trains. Precautions are being taken in the capital avoid such a situation, at least for essential services like hospitals, the Delhi Metro, Delhi Jal Board etc.

    Delhi Metro services should be resumed on trial basis, hope Centre will take decision soon: Kejriwal

    The chief minister highlighted various steps taken by his government to revive the pandemic-hit economy of the city and said it would make some big announcements about the industry sector in coming days.

    Metro car shed at Aarey to be relocated to Kanjurmarg: Uddhav Thackeray

    In a webcast, Thackeray said the project will be shifted to government land in Kanjurmarg and no cost will be incurred for the purpose. "The land will be available at zero rate," he said.

    Delhi Metro introduces facility for auto top-up in smart cards at AFC gates

    "Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to avail the facility of a new type of smart card which comes with an auto-top up feature enabling them to recharge it automatically at AFC (automatic fare collection) gates of the netro stations," the DMRC said in a statement.

    Food and retail outlets in Delhi metro may get rental waiver

    Most of the 400 outlets that include small kiosks, fine dining restaurants, fast food joints and retail stores, operate inside the metro stations depending solely on the 30 lakh passengers riding the metro daily. Delhi Metro has now been shut for three months and the outlets are running losses.

    How the Delhi Metro plans to resume services

    With the nationwide lockdown in effect, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shut its trains down. But, with the end of the pandemic nowhere in sight and people to be commuted, the transporter is planning to restart services at the end of the lockdown, with proper guidelines in place.

    India's first RRTS train with design speed of 180 kmph unveiled; to have business class

    They have been designed in such a way that natural sources of light and energy will flow into the trains, the ministry said. Each car will have six automatic plug-in type wide doors, three on each side for ease of access and exit. The business class will have four such doors, two on each side.

    Delhi Metro staff gear up to resume services once nod comes

    From thermal scanners to test temperature of commuters to stickers on social distancing norms pasted on seats and platform floors, the Delhi Metro has been preparing to handle commuters as per the safety guidelines, anticipating resumption in services. Metro staff, from train operators to sanitation workers, have been sensitised about the safety norms.

    At 28 m, Delhi Metro's Phase-4 work to take DMRC to 'highest point' in metro network

    The current highest point at Dhaula Kuan is a point that falls between the Mayapuri and South Campus metro stations of the 59-km-long Pink Line, which connects Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. This section crosses over the alignment of the Airport Express line at Dhaula Kuan as well as a few flyovers.

    Gyms, yoga institutes allowed to open in Delhi

    One weekly market per day per zone in all three Municipal Corporations/NDMC/Delhi Cantonment Board has been allowed from September 14 to September 30 (except containment zones), the Delhi Government said.

    Ph-4 stations will accept 'One Nation One Card', mobile phones to also work for entry: DMRC chief

    Dubbed as 'One Nation One Card', the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to also pay their toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.

    Ph-4 may get delayed by 2-3 months, so not much cost escalation: DMRC chief on COVID-19 impact

    During the 169-day period when metro services were suspended starting March 22, the DMRC had suffered losses worth nearly Rs 1,300 cr, sources had earlier said. The Delhi Metro chief said, after the COVID-19 hit Delhi, labourers were camped up and later they started to move back to their native places.

    Petronas' Indian arm buys 100 megawatts of assets - worth Rs 800 crore - from Acme Solar

    Acme, established in 2003 by Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, is one of the largest solar IPPs in India with a diversified portfolio of 5GW spread across multiple states and with a mix of central and state utilities.

    Metros resume operations across India: Here's what has changed

    Platforms and key hub stations, including Rajiv Chowk, wore a deserted look, eateries remained closed and the ambience far removed from the usual hustle-and-bustle as the Delhi metro services resumed on Monday after a 169-day hiatus triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Union Home Ministry has issued Unlock 4 guidelines under which Metro railway services in cities will be allowed to resume from September 7 in a graded manner.Metros resume operations across India: Here's what has changed

    Reopening of economy, increased testing, no mask use led to rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts

    The national capital has reported coronavirus cases in excess of 2,000 for four consecutive days since September 1. On Friday, the daily cases count stood at 2,914.

    Foot pedal-driven lifts, auto-dispensers for sanitiser: Metro for least contact travel for riders

    On Thursday, a preview was held for mediapersons at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, from the point of entering station premises to boarding a coach. A city police official said wearing of masks inside the premises and inside trains is mandatory and "challans will be issued if they violate this" rule.

    Delhi Metro services closure period extended till Apr 14: DMRC

    The DMRC in a tweet on Wednesday said, "We have received a few queries regarding the tenure of the closure of the Metro services. It is hereby informed that, in light of the lockdown issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed till 14 April 2020."

    Safety norms not followed by many people contributing to rise in cases in Delhi: Experts

    Delhi recorded 2,024 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in cases in August, taking the tally to over 1.73 lakh, while the death toll rose to 4,426 with 22 more fatalities.

    The pandemic has thrown metro rail projects into disarray

    It is also now clear that upon reopening, metros are unlikely to see nearly anywhere close to the traffic of pre-Covid days, as social distancing protocols and work from home will continue. This has called into question the viability of metro rail projects and their ability to stick to repayment schedules tied to large infra financing arrangements.

    Thermal scanners, social distancing stickers in coaches: How Delhi Metro will function after lockdown

    While there are no clear indications as to when the services might be resumed, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Friday the government is ready to resume the public transport services in the city, with safety precautions in place for COVID-19, if the Centre allows it.

    Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi Metro suspends services till March 31

    In view of increasing cases of coronavirus in the country, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) suspended its services till March 31st to combat spread. DMRC took strict decision as lakhs of passengers use its services daily for commuting. The metro services will operated for essential internal operational maintenance activities during this duration and security of the system will continue to be taken care of by CISF, DMRC said in a statement. Noida-Greater Noida metro, city bus services will also be suspended till March 31 with immediate effect, declared NMRC.Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi Metro suspends services till March 31

    COVID-19: Delhi Metro services to be mostly closed on Monday

    Services from 8-10 am will be available at a normal frequency as on regular days. During this period, everyone can travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities said.

    DMRC trains staff amid lockdown; no order for resumption of services yet

    The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi Metro and buses are being sanitised

    Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said it has adopted the practice of cleaning all its trains exhaustively at depots before putting them into passenger services everyday.

    Pro-CAA, 'shoot the traitors' slogans raised on Delhi Metro train

    While some commuters joined the CAA supporters in their sloganeering, others were quick to get their cameras out to make videos. Many at the station were seemingly taken aback by the spontaneity and the unusual choice of the venue.

    Shiv Sena 'betrayed' poll mandate for Maharashtra CM post: Prakash Javadekar

    The Shiv Sena had snapped ties with the BJP, its pre- poll ally and long-term partner, and joined hands with the Congress and the NCP after the election results to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in November last year.

    CISF Delhi Metro resumption plan: Face masks must, Aarogya Setu e-pass; no entry if flu symptoms

    The plan has been prepared to ensure "public confidence in the ability of the rapid rail network to deliver under any circumstance and to thwart evil designs of disruptive forces to hit the smooth functioning of the network."

    DMRC ready to run Delhi metro, Centre to take final call: Kailash Gahlot

    Transport Minister of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot, on May 15 said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is ready to run the metro but final decision will be taken by the central government. While speaking to ANI, he said, “The decision will be of the Centre, while DMRC is ready to run the metro. On every station, there will be thermal checking, proper sanitisation and usage of currency will not be encouraged. If there will be congestion at some stations, the entry of people will be stopped. Only main stations will be opened so that we can put our complete manpower there.”DMRC ready to run Delhi metro, Centre to take final call: Kailash Gahlot

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