Driverless train of Delhi Metro’s Magenta line crashed into a wall of Kalindi Kunj metro station. The Kalkaji-Botanical Garden metro line is set to be inaugurated by PM Modi on December 25. According to a report in India Today, the incident happened within the gated boundary of the station. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
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A Delhi Metro official confirmed the incident. The incident took place between 3 pm and 4 pm today. There were no casualties, the official mentioned. The Delhi Metro staff is looking into what led to this incident.
Movement of these driverless trains would be facilitated by advanced Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling technology. However, Continue reading
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Riding in an intoxicated state, creating a scene or using abusive language inside the premises of a Metro network could lead to rs. 5,000 fine, according to sweeping changes proposed in the law to govern mass rapid-transit systems in India.
The Union housing and urban development ministry has sent the draft Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2017 to the law ministry for vetting, and it contains clauses that will overhaul not only rules and regulations for passengers but the way Metro projects are built and fares revised.
The bill also proposes stiff fines for staffers, who could be fined rs. 10,000 for general offences and rs. 30,000 and jail term of up to two years if their actions endangers passengers. Continue reading
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NEWDELHI: Commuters who face harassment, stalking or theft in Delhi Metro will not have to go to police stations to lodge a complaint. The Delhi Police has issued an order, asking its staff to be present at their booths at 23 Metro stations and help passengers in filing complaints.
According to the order, police personnel will be present at the booths between 9am and 5pm. Once more staff is available, the facility will be extended roundthe-clock and across all Metro stations. The booths will also be provided computers so that e-FIRs can be filed.
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NEW DELHI : A number of issues has forced the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to close down snack shops at stations across the national capital region.
While shops that have already been leased out will be allowed to operate until their contracts expire, the spaces will not be leased out again. However, the DMRC has decided to go easy on food courts and small cafes because they meet the prescribed hygiene requirements. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked why can’t Delhi Metro provided free basic services like Drinking water and sanitation to travellers at the metro stations.
When the DMRC’s counsel submitted that they were giving water at the stations at a nominal charge of rs. 1 per glass and also adding better services each day, the court rapped the corporation saying it was behaving like this at it had no competition.
“What services you are giving ? where there is no competition, there is no service. If you get a competitor, you will give all the facilities. Why are you charging even rs, 1 ? you should give drinking water for free,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said.
The court was hearing a plea filed by Kush Kalra, a commuter, complaining that Delhi Metro does not provide toilets, drinking water and dustbin facilities at any of the stations here.
During the hearing, advocate Kush sharma, appearing for the petitioner, argued that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) was charging rs. 1 per glass of water, whereas it should be provided free.
The DMRC was even charging commuters for using toilets and had removed dustbins from the stations, he said.
Earlier, the court had directed DMRC to indicate on affidavit how many toilet and drinking water facilities were available at metro stations and whether the amenities were generally accessible to commuters. It had said it has provided toilet facility for commuters at 138 metro stations but there are 11 metro stations where there are no such facilities due to lack of space.
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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro rail Corporation(DMRC) has submitted the probe report of the April 9 porn clip incident to the police, identifying three young men as suspects. The police are now tracing the movement of these men by checking footage of the situation where they could have boarded the train.
The process will take time as faces of these men are not visible in the CCTV but through appearance and clothes, police is trying to identifying them from the cameras installed at other locations.
“Three young men are seen using their phones as remote and watching the screen. DMRC has told us that WiFi was used to play porn from the phone by one of these passengers. One of them also seen recording the entire incident. We are trying to identifying them through the color of their shirt and trouser. Apart from the cameras at entry points, the footage of platform cameras are also being checked,” said a Delhi Police official, who is part of the investigation.
” The DMRC has submitted the investigation/facts along with CCTV footage of the incident involving a porn clip played on LED TV at Rajiv Chowk station, to Delhi Metro Rail Police for further investigation into the matter,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident took place around 5 PM on April 9.
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