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'Don't give sops, it's public money': SC raps Delhi govt on free rides for women in Metro

-The Indian Express The apex court said that the Delhi government is bound to ensure that the financial health of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is maintained properly and no steps are taken that might result in losses. The Supreme Court Friday came down heavily on the Delhi government for its ambitious proposal to make metro travel free for women, saying it might lead the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to losses. The...

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Delhi govt to give 10% discount on common mobility card for bus rides -Vatsala Shrangi

-Hindustan Times The Delhi government had launched the common mobility card service on August 25, enabling commuters to pay bus fares through their Metro cards. New Delhi: The Delhi government plans to give 10% discount to the users of newly launched common mobility card in all state-run buses. The transport department will put up the proposal before the Cabinet within a week. The move is aimed at encouraging more passengers to use...

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Elattuvalappil Sreedharan, 86, a retired civil engineer and famously known as the 'Metro Man', interviewed by Ramesh Babu (Hindustan Times)

-Hindustan Times E Sreedharan says he also doesn’t agree that the Indian Railways has made rapid progress. He cites that apart from bio-toilets, there has been no technical upgradation and accident record has not improved either. Having revolutionised the way urban people commute, Elattuvalappil Sreedharan, 86, a retired civil engineer, has taken up the challenge of laying down standards for the metro rail system. In an interview with Ramesh Babu, the ‘Metro...

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Puri defies economists, says Delhi metro woes not due to fares -Jasmine Shah

-The Indian Express DMRC and Union minister for urban development Hardeep Singh Puri are right that the daily ridership of Delhi metro hasn’t declined by 3 lakhs due to fare hike. It has declined by 4.8 lakhs. Economists are frequent targets of ridicule by politicians for failing to predict crises or having vastly differing opinions of major economic events (e.g. demonetisation). But all economists agree on one fundamental tenet — demand reduces...

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Delhi Metro ridership falls by 3.2 lakh during fare-hike month

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro witnessed a massive dip of more than three lakh in daily ridership in October this year as compared with the previous month. This is the steepest month-to-month fall in Metro ridership ever and appears to be linked to the fare hike in October. On October 10, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) implemented the second phase of fare hike after the first round of...

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