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.
The Delhi Metro police station at Central Secretariat has registered as many as 2,294 cases since January 1 this year — topping the list of police stations with the maximum number of crime cases reported across the capital.
Stretches of the Pink and Magenta Lines, which will together measure over 90 km with 61 stations, will be thrown open starting this October and the entire corridors will be functional by next year. The Pink Line will be opened in stages between December 2017 and March 2018
The announcement was made by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Tuesday after a meeting with Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Bidhuri met Naidu and raised the demand of the Metro IV phase lines besides complaining against the delay in execution of work on the proposed lines.
Operations were delayed after an overhead electrical wire snapped between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations after being hit by an eagle. This triggered a short circuit.
The books are from the couple, Shruti Sharma and Tarun Chauhan’s personal collection, and even if they have already lost two, Sharma is determined to continue doing it, all to infuse some good old reading habit among the commuters.
CCTV footage showed Sunita deboarding the Metro at Adarsh Nagar and exiting the station from gate number 2. She did not have a token, but some passengers at the station helped her exit, police said.
On its first day, saw many heading to Jama Masjid, as it was also the first day of Ramzan.
Owing to the rich past of the old city, the route has been given the name and has been designed in a way that is a treat for the history buffs.
The metro line will be a boon for bibliophiles as it will provide an easy mode of commute to the market.