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Flashback: When paper tickets were issued in Delhi Metro to handle commuter rush 19.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
A day after the first corridor of the Delhi Metro was launched by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in December 2002, the rush was so "massive" that paper tickets had to be issued to handle the flow of passengers, many of whom thronged stations more out of curiosity than the need to commute, officials said. Vajpayee, who died on August 16 after prolonged illness, had inaugurated the 8.2-km stretch between Tis Hazari and Shahdara stations of the Red Line on December 24. The corridor was thrown open for passenger services the next day, coinciding with his 78th birthday. "Besides, tokens and smart cards, paper tickets were issued on the first day of service (December 25, 2002) itself. People queued up from 1 am onwards, so that they could be the first to board the metro train," a top DMRC official said. After the state-of-the-art rapid transit system was introduced in the city, many people somehow believed it was there only temporarily, and thus the DMRC had to issue advertisements in newspapers to ...
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Advertising revenue keeps Jaipur Metro on track 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Despite the real estate blues and dwindling passenger fare, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is gaining momentum when it comes to capitalising on advertisements.  The advertisement agreements assure a multiple fold rise in the non-fare revenue for the corporation. “The metro has already made agreements aggregating to over Rs 14.5 crore for lease of advertisement and other spaces in this fiscal year,” says Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, director Corporate Affairs.  The non fare revenue of JMRC during last fiscal was around Rs 4.5 crore. The metro thus has already surpassed its previous years collection and is set to cross the passenger fare revenue which was less than Rs 9 crore during last fiscal. Advertisement has thus helped the metro to keep up its targets as it faces disappointment on the real estate side. It has only been bank ATMs and mobile towers that have so far secured ‘commercial spaces’ at the Jaipur metro stations. Other commercial properties remain ‘available for lease’ as JMRC continues to ...
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Ahmedabad: Metro will run at six stations by January 17.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The underground metro tunnel is slithering towards the Kalupur Railway station, where there will be integration of the bullet train, the railways and the Metro rail. Ahmedabad's Metroman IP Gautam said the Metro service will begin next January 2019. "The work is progressing fast. Coaches of the Metro will be made by December and a trial run will start next January. The priority of the project is to finish the stretch between Vastral and Apparel Park first. Work is complete at Apparel Park depot and will be ready for operations by October," said Gautam, MD, MEGA (Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar Ahmedabad). There is a 6.5 km of underground section in the East-West corridor for which tract construction work has begun. "Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) are working for the underground network. Three machines are already being used and a forth one has started working from Thursday. A half-kilometre tunnel has already been bored," said Gautam. Most of the underground work is taking place in the walled part of ...
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Delhi Metro's First-Ever Corridor Was Inaugurated By Atal Bihari Vajpayee 17.8.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Many of the nearly 27 lakh commuters who hop on to the Delhi Metro every day are unlikely to be aware that the sprawling network started with an 8.2-km section of the Red Line was inaugurated by the...
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Public Transport System Collapses In Many Parts Of Central Kerala 16.8.2018 NDTV News - South
Kerala floods: Sixty-seven people are dead, 25 in just the last 24 hours in Kerala as the rain fury continues. A red alert on Kerala weather was issued across the state in what has turned out to be...
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Bike sharing is good, but will big city residents risk cycling to their destinations? 16.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Indian city roads witness a David-Goliath tussle everyday between cycles and motorised transport. And the latter still holds a big advantage. As more and more cities formally launch bike sharing programmes, will the commoner take to cycling in a big way, given the safety concerns?
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Kerala floods: 5 more killed, toll 72; PM asks MoD to step up relief ops 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Reports of a landslide have also come in from Thrissur district and some people are said to be missing.
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LIVE! Kerala floods: Southern Railways, Kochi Metro suspend operations 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Public Transport Collapses In Rain-Hit Kerala, Kochi Metro Shut: 10 Facts 16.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Efforts to rescue people stranded in their homes in several parts of Kerala are on war-footing with all the three defence forces, the NDRF and private groups working all through the night. People were...
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After Airport, Railway And Metro Services Suspended In Flood-Hit Kerala 16.8.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods.
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Kerala floods 2018: State disaster fund releases list of WhatsApp, landline numbers to contact 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The situation continues to look grim in Kerala with rains hitting several districts of the state. For those interested in helping those in need, click here . The toll in rain and flood-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 67 with 25 deaths reported on Wednesday. Some carriers announced cancellation and diversion of flights in and out of Kochi after suspension of operations at the airport till Saturday. Late Wednesday, however, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, shared some numbers that you can reach out to in case of assistance. Each district has a designated number for it. KOCHI METRO SERVICES SUSPENDED Meanwhile,  the public transport system collapsed in many parts of central Kerala with the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods. Rise in flood waters in Periyar river due to continuous rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir, and Idamalayar, have severely hit life of people in ...
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Monorail arbitration documents has no relation to public interest: MMRDA in RTI reply 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
After spending around Rs 3,000 crore of public money on India's first Monorail between Chembur and Jacob Circle, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in a Right To Information (RTI) reply to DNA said that allowing inspection of documents under RTI application relating to the legal dispute (arbitration) of Monorail has no relation to public interest or public activity, and will cause unwarranted invasion of privacy. The documents of arbitration are over the construction cost of Monorail for which the MMRDA is in dispute with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Malaysian based Scomi Engineering (LTSE) who have constructed the Monorail and are also involved in the operations of Monorail that is shut since November 2017 owing to the fire incident. However, Shantanu Wagh, Transport Engineer of MMRDA has quoted exemption under Section 8 1 (J) under the RTI Act for denying to allow inspection of arbitration documents of Monorail. Information under section 8 1 (J) of RTI Act is denied when, ...
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In Independence Day Speech, PM May Launch Healthcare Scheme: 10 Points 15.8.2018 NDTV News - India-news
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day today, his fifth and final speech before the general elections next year, he is likely to announce...
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All you need to know before taking Delhi Metro, DTC on Independence Day 14.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Security in the city has been tightened ahead of Independence Day celebrations.
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Metro Services To Begin At 4:30 am On Violet Line On Independence Day 14.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Metro services will begin at 4:30 am tomorrow on the Violet Line to facilitate movement of people who wish to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, officials today said.
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3 Nagpur College Students Die After Their Two-Wheeler Crashes Into Crane 14.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Three college girl students travelling on a two-wheeler were killed when their vehicle hit a crane engaged in metro rail work Maharashtra's Nagpur this morning, police said.
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Metro services to begin early on Violet Line on Independence Day 14.8.2018 Zee News : States
The Violet Line, one of the busiest corridors of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), connects Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad to Kashmere Gate in Old Delhi.
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Delhi: Special Metro train to spread message of patriotism for two months 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A specially decorated Metro train will ply on the Yellow Line for the next two months spreading the message of patriotism. The six-coach train has been donned with pictures of freedom fighters and other national icons who played a significant role in India's Freedom Struggle. The initiative by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) comes ahead of the Independence Day. "This six-coach special train fully wrapped with photographs of our freedom fighters, martyrs and soldiers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr BR Ambedkar, great Indian personalities such as Lata Mangeshkar, former President APJ Abdul Kalam, shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, cricket hero Kapil Dev, among others will run on the Samaypur Badli-HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) for the next two months. The Metro train also has a lot of inspiring messages to spread the idea of nationalism and unity among metro commuters," an official of the DMRC said. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, ...
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Special Metro Train To Spread Message Of Patriotism For Next Two Months 13.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro today put into service a six-coach special train, fully wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian icons to spread the...
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Traffic Advisory For Independence Day Celebrations In Delhi 13.8.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Parking facilities will not be available at the Delhi Metro stations from 6 am on August 14 till 2 pm on August 15 in view of security measures.
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