The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had in January taken lighters and matchboxes off the list of restricted items. A commuter is now allowed to carry one matchbox and one lighter in metro trains and on station premises.
The trials will test the automation of the new metro trains, equipped with Unattended Train Operations (UTO) and CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) signaling systems, which will significantly increase their frequency.
“The problem was only with one door. It was guarded by the DMRC staff. The train was taken to Vishwavidyalaya station to avoid any delay or bunching,” a metro spokesman said.
From May 10, the minimum passenger fare was increased from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50. However, smart card users get 10 percent discount on the fare.
In phases, DMRC will launch free Wi-Fi services on all operational Metro stations and trains.
The commuters will be able to avail the wifi services by logging onto ‘Oui DMRC Free Wifi’ and access email, Facebook, Google, video chat as well as live streaming of cricket and football matches, the DMRC said in a statement.
The order came after the court noted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s submissions on affidavit that there were 128 water dispensing kiosks and over 200 shops in the stations where water was available, but at a price.
So far, Metro’s highest point was at Karkardooma at 19 metres.
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Since July 21, protesting staff wearing black bands had gathered at metro stations across Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) and sloganeering against the management in between their shifts. As of now, there has been no disruption in metro services.
Protesting staff members said they were promised that their pay scales would be increased. “That was in May 2015, now more than two years later, the salary has seen no change. We were Schedule C employees then and we are still getting the same pay,” added Mahato.
Sunita, who was traveling with her mother and sister, got left behind in the Metro at Jahangirpuri station on the afternoon of April 21
“The fourth phase of the Delhi Metro project is facing obstacles due to the attitude of the AAP government. It is deliberately delaying the project by not giving its due share of taxes,” Sharmishtha Mukherjee said.
According to the DMRC, the afternoon glitch was because of a phenomenon called point flashing — a signalling issue where trains do not attain normal speed and have to cross the point area (affected portion) with restricted speed as a safety measure.
Services slowed down along the entire corridor stretching between Faridabad and Kashmere Gate after trains lost touch with the control centre. As the centralised control mechanism snapped, trains had to be manually controlled, from each station, on this section between 8 am and 9 am, leading to long delays.