According to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official, a trip is considered to be delayed if a train takes 60 seconds more than the scheduled time in completing it.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has collected fines worth nearly Rs 90 lakh from travellers between June 2017 to May 2018 for a host of offences including sitting on the floor of trains, littering, creating a nuisance etc.
The committee has also suggested that DTC bus drivers should drop women at locations of their convenience on the designated route, if the bus stops are far from their place of residence or work.
The newly-inaugurated section would have six new stations. Sir Vishwesaraiya Moti Bagh is elevated whereas Bhikaji Kama Place, INA, Sarojini Nagar, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar are underground.
“The aim of the study is to understand the changing trends of ridership and level of acceptance of general public in the newly added sections of Phase III, and to rationalise feeder routes,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
The train was coming from Yamuna Bank station and going towards Dwarka side. A PCR call was received around 7:30 pm.
Thousands of commuters faced hardship late March when services on the Blue Line were hit for nearly 90 minutes due to a technical snag in the overhead electrification between the Karol Bagh and R K Ashram stations.
The DMRC had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the RUMSL to get green power from the latter to run its trains in the national capital.
There are nearly 12,000 people employed with the Delhi Metro, with the non-executive staffers accounting for about 9,000.
Services on the line were disrupted for over two hours. No one was injured. According to an official, movement on the line was restored at 6.47 pm.
No injuries have been reported yet. The route near Lajpat Nagar has been blocked. The violet line metro will be shortly resumed after the railing is removed.
In a statement, the DMCA said that it “condemns the DMRC’s attempts to sideline their rightful demands”.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that the state government will consider imposing the Essential Services Maintenance Act if the non-executive employees of the DMRC did not withdraw its decision to observe the strike.
One of their demands include pay hikes and promotion.
Some of the non-executive staff of the DMRC have been demonstrating at the Yamuna Bank and Shahdara metro stations since June 19 to pitch for their eight-point demand.