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Smart Cities not possible without Swachh Bharat: Minister

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said setting up the ambitious Smart Cities campaign would be difficult without a major behavioural change in the population towards keeping the surroundings clean. You can build all the toilets you like but unless people come to the conclusion that it is more hygienic to use them than going out ...

1 day ago
Government should go when it starts fearing citizens: AAP

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Targeting the Narendra Modi government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that when a government starts fearing its own people, it is time for it to go. The observation came just hours before AAP's proposed march towards the Prime Minister's residence for which the Delhi Police has denied permission. AAP spokesman Saurabh Bhardwaj said that it fe...

1 day ago
AAP March: Delhi Metro shuts five stations

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro will keep five stations in the heart of Delhi shut on Sunday as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence. As advised by police, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp first closed entry and exit at Lok Kalyan Marg station from 12 noon. The Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Janpath stations were also sh...

1 day ago
AAP march: Lok Kalyan Marg metro station closed

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro will keep its Lok Kalyan Marg station shut on Sunday as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to march to the Prime Minister's residence located nearby. As advised by police, no entry or exit will be available at Lok Kalyan Marg station (from 12 noon), the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his cabin...

4 days ago
No construction work in Delhi till Sunday: LG

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing standoff between Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and the Delhi government, Baijal on Thursday met Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain over the poor air quality in the national capital and ordered to halt all construction activities till Sunday and sprinkle water on the roadsides. The air quality remained severe for the second consecutive day on Th...

12 days ago
Life skills, value-based education in coming years: Javadekar

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Not just academics, the emphasis in coming years will be on teaching young students life skills and experiential learning in schools, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. Attending the 10th Foundation Day of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values (FRNV)-- a non-governmental organisation -- here, the Minis...

13 days ago
Secured CCTV footage of assault, DMRC tells HC

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has obtained the CCTV footage of a metro station where station managers were allegedly beaten up by a group of CISF personnel over a parking issue. DMRC told a vacation bench of Justices P.S. Teji and Pratibha M. Singh that the footage of Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station has been handed ov...

14 days ago
Children learn about caring for environment inside Metro train

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A day ahead of the World Environment Day, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) on Monday hosted a story-telling class for school kids inside a train to teach them about the perils of wastefulness. The session was organised in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), IJ Kakehashi Services Pvt. Ltd, and Kodansha Ltd, ...

17 days ago
Mundka-Bahadurgarh metro line to start operation soon

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has given its nod for start of passenger operations on the Green Line's Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said on Friday. The 11.18-km-long section will be the extension of Mundka-Kirti Nagar/Inderlok Green Line which was started in two phases in 2010 and 2011. The exact date of opening of...

18 days ago
DMRC Station Manager assaulted by CISF

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) on Thursday filed an FIR after one of its station managers was allegedly beaten up by a group of CISF personnel over a parking issue. According to a DMRC source, the incident took place at Dwarka Sector 21 station where one of the guards employed by the corporation deflated a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) vehicle's tyre...

19 days ago
Nearly 3 lakh people use Magenta Line on Day 1 of full service

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Almost three lakh people used the Magenta Line on Tuesday, when its remaining stretch from Kalkaji to Jankapuri West was opened to public, increasing from just over 80,000 a day before, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said on Wednesday. The line, which had so far extended between Botanical Garden in Noida and Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi, became fully operation...

19 days ago
Sibling duo develops first-of-its-kind customised map of city bus routes

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A Delhi-based sibling duo initially created a map of 100 bus routes in the city. They are now in the process of developing customised maps for individual bus shelters to facilitate commuters by providing details, routes and frequency of buses passing from a particular bus stop, in addition to details of the neighbouring areas. Architect Sudipto Ghosh, along with ...

21 days ago
Delhi Metro's Magenta Line fully operational, open from Tuesday

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday inaugurated the remaining portion of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, making operational the full service running from Noida's Botanical Garden to west Delhi's Janakpuri. The 25-km stretch from Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi to Janakpuri West station was the longest stret...

23 days ago
Man crushed to death by Metro in Gurugram

Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was on Saturday crushed to death after coming in-between an on-coming Delhi Metro train and its platform in Gurugram, police said. The deceased, identified as Bhura Singh, was native of a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, Singh was living with his son Ashwin in Kasan village near Manesar. Both were manu...

23 days ago
UP moves in to expedite work on Metro Rail expansion in Ghaziabad

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed officials to ensure quick action on the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Metro rail services from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar and from Electronic City to Sahibabad in Ghaziabad, an official said. As per the DPR prepared, in the 5.06 kilometer elevated corridor from Vais...

26 days ago
Civic body has no money for salaries, but gives land to builder for free: AAP

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused a BJP-led civic body of giving away 95 acre of land in north Delhi worth over Rs 15,000 crore for free to a builder even while the local body doesn't have money to pay salaries. Showing a letter written by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Commissioner alleging corruption in the land allocation, AAP leaders Dili...

26 days ago
Lucky escape for man crossing Delhi Metro tracks

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 21-year-old man who was travelling by Delhi Metro for the first time had a narrow escape when he crossed the tracks while the train began leaving the station. The bizarre incident happened on Tuesday morning in Shastri Nagar station on the Red Line and was captured by a video camera. The tape went viral on Wednesday. The video showed the man crossing th...

28 days ago
Full Magenta Line to start operations on May 29

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro's Magenta Line will become fully operational on May 29 when the stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West starts, cutting short travel time from Noida in Uttar Pradesh to west Delhi, it was announced on Monday. The 25.6-km corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minis...

28 days ago
Full Magenta Line to open for public from May 29

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The portion of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line which will connect Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West will be open for public from May 29, it was announced on Monday. The 25.6-km Metro corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 28 at 4.30 p.m. from the Nehru Encl...

1 month ago
Cabinet approves Blue Line extension to Noida Sector 62

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extension of Delhi Metro's Blue Line service from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62. A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the 6.675km corridor being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,967 crore. Out of the total budget, the government's liability would be Rs 340.60 crore on ...

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