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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 More »

Delhi Metro is second-most unaffordable in the world, shows study

ocacy group said ridership had dropped by approximately by 4.2 lakh passengers in 2018 as compared to the previous year, reported India Today. While the average daily ridership projections made by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in 2016 stood at around 40 lakh for this year, it has only been around 27 lakh – 31.66% less than the projections. Please click here to read more.

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Falling ridership forces Delhi Metro to find ways to bring back commuters -Sidharatha Roy

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: In the last one year, lakhs of commuters have deserted the Delhi Metro. In order to know the reason why the numbers have fallen and to bring them back up, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will soon commission a comprehensive study, which would not only provide reasons for the large number of people leaving the metro in the last one year, but also which modes of transport they prefer now and why these modes have a compet

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

. Today there are 13 metros under 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 te

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

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 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 pre

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Delhi Metro fare hike hurts labourers the most, many switch to buses -Somya Lakhani

-The Indian Express Delhi Metro fare hike: Amid opposition from the Delhi government, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday went ahead with the fare hike as recommended by the fourth Fare Fixation Committee. New Delhi: On Tuesday morning, 28-year-old Abdul Wajid — a labourer working at a cardboard boxes factory in Naraina — did not take the Metro to work. Nor did 35-year-old Brijmohan Tiwari, a security guard who lives in Ja

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SC calls for space on Metro for rich -R Balaji

m one every three minutes to one every 90 seconds to cope with the rush set off by the odd-even rule. The bench asked the Centre and the Delhi government, which hold 50 per cent equity each in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, to respond to both suggestions at the next hearing on February 2. By then, the capital's 15-day experiment with allowing odd and even-numbered cars to ply only on alternate days will be over, but the state government has s

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

private vehicles on alternate 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 bus

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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

sed numbers of commuters using 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

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