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Driverless train of Delhi Metro’s Magenta line crashed few days before inauguration.

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.

Driverless train of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line crashes into wall 6 days before inauguration by PM Modi

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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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PM Modi inaugurated Metro in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Tuesday the Hyderabad Metro Rail and took a ride along with Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on its maiden run.

The 30 km-long stretch has 24 stations covering several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station and major commercial hubs like Begumpet and Ameerpet.

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Snack shops will be closed permanently from Delhi Metro

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

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Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours as new infra to boost train speeds

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is planning to increase speed on some marquee lines, aiming to reduce travel time between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah from 17 to 12 hours.

The proposal will be placed before the Union cabinet for approval this month, railway minister Suresh Prabhu told HT on Monday.

The plan would make each line the fastest in India, enabling passenger trains to run at top speeds of 200 km per hour.

The Gatimaan Express – which runs between Delhi and Agra — is India’s fastest at present with a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

The railways is trying to change its image from a public sector behemoth trudging along on a mainly British-era network of tracks, to a modern and efficient means of communication by introducing what is described as “semi- and high-speed” trains.

“The Indian Railways have the rolling stock capability (coaches and locomotives) to run trains at 200 kmph. But there have been several obstacles to speed, such as condition of track structure and signalling or overhead electrical systems,” Prabhu said.

“The plan is to improve the infrastructure on the two corridors… The approach is fundamentally different from what has been attempted in the past,” he added.

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Source: Hindustan Times

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