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

n 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 apex court observed that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government should refrain from giving freebies from “public money” and warned that it would stop them from doing so as courts are not “powerless”. &l

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

overnment had launched the common mobility card service on August 25, enabling commuters to pay bus fares through their Metro cards. The scheme is being implemented in all buses run by DTC, DIMTS and DMRC. On an average 30 lakh passengers use public bus services in the national Capital daily. Delhi Metro already offers discount to smart card users. “Once approved by the Cabinet, it is going to benefit a large section of the city population

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

der construction. Within 20 years, Delhi Metro has reached a size of 260km and is the fastest growing metro in the world. I also feel really proud of the work culture of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). * Indian Railways also made rapid progress with bio-toilets, speed, cleanliness. How can it improve further? I do not agree that the Indian Railways has made rapid progress. Apart from bio-toilets, there is no technical upgradation. Speed has

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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 —

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

red 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 hike in May this year. Daily ridership had also fallen in June 2017 by nearly 1.5 lakh when compared with June 2016, and by around 0.8 lakh over the previous month. More »

An unequal passage -Jasmine Shah

pent on a construction site. A comfortable ride back home in the metro seemed like a sweet reward. This image, however, stands threatened due to the steep 100 per cent fare hike implemented by the DMRC within a span of five months. The DMRC has justified the hike citing mounting operational expenses and loan repayments, and the need for full financial sustainability from internal revenues. But in doing s

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Delhi’s public transport far from ready for govt’s odd-even formula -Faizan Haidar

days according to their registration numbers is barely a month away. But, it would be in March that the Delhi Transport Corporation would get new buses, sources said. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which ferries 2.6 million passengers a day, will add new coaches only by September. While announcing the odd-even formula for vehicles to clean Delhi’s toxic air, the government had said it would run extra buses and ask metro to increase f

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Delhi Metro’s in-train information system best

-PTI New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been ranked first in ‘Information during travel’ and 2nd in ‘Train cleanliness and comfort’ in an international survey of metro systems conducted by the Railway and Transport Strategic Centre (RTSC). RTSC manages the CoMET and NOVA benchmarking groups of metro networks. The third party online survey was conducted simultaneously in 20 member metro systems of the

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Impact of public transport on Delhi -Vishal Kant

it. Today, Delhi's metro boasts of an average daily traffic of over 25 lakh commuters, making it the city's most preferred mode of public transport. According to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) survey, the number of vehicles on road fell by around 3.9 lakh per day in 2014. And, given that two-wheelers (after pedestrians) contribute the most to fatal accidents, the fact that many commuters now use two-wheelers only for last mile connectivit

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Metro launches first solar plant

plant, with a capacity of 500 kWp is expected to start generation by the end of July. With the beginning of power production from this 500 kWp plant next month, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will become the first ever metro system in the country to install this plant 'Roof Top Solar Power Plants' at its stations. An official of Delhi Metro said the power produced from this plant will meet the power requirements of the More »

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