"DMRC has informed that loss of revenue due to closure of metro services in view of COVID-19 pandemic is around Rs 1,609 crores," Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply to a question.
Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours. Trains are operating in batches of four hours each from 7-11 am and 4-8 pm.
On Tuesday, DMRC took a major step towards the development of an indigenously built communication-based train control (CBTC)-based signalling technology for the Metro with the launch of i-ATS (indigenous automatic train supervision), an important sub-system of the signalling system.
As more lines reopen, commuters say travelling on Delhi Metro makes more sense with interchange facility
A lesser number of commuters travelled on the Metro on the first day. Many said non-availability of interchange facilities and limited number of entry-exit gates caused delay and inconvenience.
After 173 days, the capital’s lifeline, Delhi Metro, donned its old avatar even as it adapts to the “new normal”. The graded resumption of service entered its final stage on Saturday with train operations reverting to pre-lockdown timings of 6am to 11pm.
For ensuring social distancing, passenger movement would be regulated at the entry itself. A limited number of people would be allowed inside after thermal scanning, sources said. Only one entry and one exit gate would remain open at most stations to check and segregate passengers.
To increase economic activities and employment opportunities, the Government of India is considering to give a breather to various sectors in Unlock 4. The government is considering opening local rail transportation from the first week of September.
The entire Metro network will be made operational for passengers throughout the day from September 12 as it was before March 22, 2020, with all social distancing norms and guidelines in place during the travel due to ongoing pandemic.
Station employees frequently sanitised areas of the metro station and ensured social distancing norms, even as very few commuters opted for the metro services on the first day.
Under stage one, Yellow Line or Line 2 and Rapid Metro were made operational with restricted service hours. Trains will operate in batches of four-hour each from 7-11 am in the morning and 4-8 pm in the evening in the first stage, officials said.
DMRC officials informed that a gap of a metre was to be maintained between commuters, with the aim being not only to ensure protection of a particular passenger, but also all those around him or her. Any contravention of this rule will attract punitive action.
"The Delhi Metro services will be resumed in a graded manner in three stages from September 7-12 with the Yellow Line or Line 2 connecting Samyapur Bali in Delhi to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon and Rapid Metro to be the first ones to be made operational on September 7," the DMRC said in a statement.
Since the beginning of this month, both new cases and active cases have shown a steady rise, resulting in an increase in the number of containment zones and home isolation cases also. Also, Delhi Metro services resumed in a graded manner from September 7-12. DMRC authorities have appealed to masses to take metro only if urgently needed.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chief, Mangu Singh informed that in first stage Delhi metro will operate during 7am to 11am in the morning and from 4 pm till 8 pm in the evening. DMRC will increase the operating hours stage-wise.Delhi Metro to operate between 7am to 11am and 4 pm to 8 pm in 1st phase: DMRC
New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot said that they will ensure social distancing in the metros. “We will ensure that social distancing is maintained in the metros. A thermal screening of passengers will be done at the entry. No tokens will be issued, smart cards and other digital methods of payment will be used,” said Kailash Gahlot. Delhi Metro services were suspended in March in view of coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came on a day when India COVID-19 cases crossed 35 lakh mark.Delhi Metro: No entry in metro without thermal screening, says Kailash Gahlot
"As per the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Unlock-4, the Delhi Metro will be resuming its services for public from September 7 onwards in a calibrated manner," the DMRC said in a statement.
Everyone who’s travelled in Delhi’s ubiquitous metro rail that runs through the NCR might have, at some point, spotted a poster of a blue uniformed schoolgirl. She’s Maitree, the DMRC’s mascot for the Metro. Here’s how she came into existence.
Metro services in Delhi-NCR were closed since March 22 due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Metro train services in Delhi should be resumed on a trial basis as the COVID-19 situation was improving in the city and hoped the Centre would soon take a decision on it. Interacting with traders, entrepreneurs and businessmen in the city in a 'Digital Samvad', the chief minister also said that markets and roads in Delhi would be beautified on the lines of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project, which is expected to be completed by Nov-Dec.Reopen Delhi Metro in phased manner, CM Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre
The Delhi Metro resumed services in a graded manner on Monday, with elaborate measures for crowd management and ensuring hygiene to check the spread of the virus.
He said if both the Delhi Metro management and people responsibly follow the protocols in place, safe train operations will set another benchmark in the 'Delhi model' of fighting COVID-19.
After 5 months, Delhi Metro set to welcome commuters with abundant caution, Covid-protocols in place
As a precautionary measure and to avoid human contact, automatic thermal scanners have been placed at the platforms along with sanitizer dispensing machines for the passengers and the staff. Notably, tokens will not be permitted for travelling, only smart cards will be allowed.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had recently issued guidelines allowing the Delhi Metro to resume operations in a graded manner, following which the DMRC had said it would be done in three stages from September 7-12.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has suffered loss of nearly Rs 1,300 crore since the closure of services on March 22 due to the COVID-19 situation, sources said.
Delhi Metro's Blue and Pink lines resumed operations on Wednesday after remaining closed for 171 days due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Yellow line of Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday with limited operations and measures in place to arrest the spread of coronavirus.Unlock 4.0: Delhi Metro's Blue and Pink lines resume services after being closed due to Covid-19
Your metro ride is soon going to undergo a change as the DMRC will allow your debit or credit cards at the AFC gates. This will create a smooth travelling experience for the commuters.
The assertion from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) came on a day the city recorded 2,024 coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike in the past nearly 50 days.
After more than five months gap, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be resuming its services for the public from September 7. To avoid overcrowding at the stations and maintain social distancing, the authority decided adjacent seats in the metro coaches need to be kept empty. Only Asymptomatic people will be allowed to travel in the metro. The metro officials have said that no token available at the stations. Only smart-card holders will be permitted to travel and these smart-cards need to recharge online to avoid physical contact between commuters. The DMRC said separate gate for exit and entry and the even the frequency of trains will also be regulated.Here's how Delhi Metro is preparing to resume operations from September 7th
Delhi Metro services have remained suspended since March 22, the day Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.According to sources, it has suffered a loss of nearly Rs 1,300 cr till now.
Stringent cleaning rulebooks have been chalked out for the 264 stations, over 2,200 coaches and more than 1,100 escalators and 1,000 elevators, as per reports. "All protocols are in place and full care will be taken to sanitise the trains and stations,” said Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communications), DMRC.
From new smart cards with auto top-up facility to stickers on social distancing norms pasted on seats and platform floors, the Delhi Metro is all set to handle commuters in adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had last week said that it will be prepared to resume operations whenever directed by the government.
Delhi Metro services should be resumed on trial basis, hope Centre will take decision soon: Kejriwal
The chief minister highlighted various steps taken by his government to revive the pandemic-hit economy of the city and said it would make some big announcements about the industry sector in coming days.
One weekly market per day per zone in all three Municipal Corporations/NDMC/Delhi Cantonment Board has been allowed from September 14 to September 30 (except containment zones), the Delhi Government said.
"Delhi Metro commuters will now be able to avail the facility of a new type of smart card which comes with an auto-top up feature enabling them to recharge it automatically at AFC (automatic fare collection) gates of the netro stations," the DMRC said in a statement.
Delhi Metro is refurbishing its oldest trains with new upgrades. Nearly two decades old, the first train sets that were built in South Korea will now feature stretched LCD screens with dynamic route maps, sockets and USB ports for laptop and phone charging, state-of-the-art CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection system monitored from the driver’s cabin through touch screens.
Dubbed as 'One Nation One Card', the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to also pay their toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.
The Centre has asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to approach the city government for financial assistance for repayment of the soft loan it had taken from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for various projects.
During the 169-day period when metro services were suspended starting March 22, the DMRC had suffered losses worth nearly Rs 1,300 cr, sources had earlier said. The Delhi Metro chief said, after the COVID-19 hit Delhi, labourers were camped up and later they started to move back to their native places.
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Platforms and key hub stations, including Rajiv Chowk, wore a deserted look, eateries remained closed and the ambience far removed from the usual hustle-and-bustle as the Delhi metro services resumed on Monday after a 169-day hiatus triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Union Home Ministry has issued Unlock 4 guidelines under which Metro railway services in cities will be allowed to resume from September 7 in a graded manner.Metros resume operations across India: Here's what has changed
Reopening of economy, increased testing, no mask use led to rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts
The national capital has reported coronavirus cases in excess of 2,000 for four consecutive days since September 1. On Friday, the daily cases count stood at 2,914.
On Thursday, a preview was held for mediapersons at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, from the point of entering station premises to boarding a coach. A city police official said wearing of masks inside the premises and inside trains is mandatory and "challans will be issued if they violate this" rule.
The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the 'Janata Curfew' was observed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, the nationwide lockdown was announced which came into effect from March 25.
Delhi recorded 2,024 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in cases in August, taking the tally to over 1.73 lakh, while the death toll rose to 4,426 with 22 more fatalities.
The current highest point at Dhaula Kuan is a point that falls between the Mayapuri and South Campus metro stations of the 59-km-long Pink Line, which connects Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar. This section crosses over the alignment of the Airport Express line at Dhaula Kuan as well as a few flyovers.
Most of the 400 outlets that include small kiosks, fine dining restaurants, fast food joints and retail stores, operate inside the metro stations depending solely on the 30 lakh passengers riding the metro daily. Delhi Metro has now been shut for three months and the outlets are running losses.
It is also now clear that upon reopening, metros are unlikely to see nearly anywhere close to the traffic of pre-Covid days, as social distancing protocols and work from home will continue. This has called into question the viability of metro rail projects and their ability to stick to repayment schedules tied to large infra financing arrangements.
With the nationwide lockdown in effect, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation shut its trains down. But, with the end of the pandemic nowhere in sight and people to be commuted, the transporter is planning to restart services at the end of the lockdown, with proper guidelines in place.
From thermal scanners to test temperature of commuters to stickers on social distancing norms pasted on seats and platform floors, the Delhi Metro has been preparing to handle commuters as per the safety guidelines, anticipating resumption in services. Metro staff, from train operators to sanitation workers, have been sensitised about the safety norms.
The Shiv Sena had snapped ties with the BJP, its pre- poll ally and long-term partner, and joined hands with the Congress and the NCP after the election results to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in November last year.
Delhi's main intervention was home isolation. It is a unique model not employed anywhere in the world — US,Spain, Italy., said Kejriwal while replying to a question.
Thermal scanners, social distancing stickers in coaches: How Delhi Metro will function after lockdown
While there are no clear indications as to when the services might be resumed, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Friday the government is ready to resume the public transport services in the city, with safety precautions in place for COVID-19, if the Centre allows it.
The DMRC in a tweet on Wednesday said, "We have received a few queries regarding the tenure of the closure of the Metro services. It is hereby informed that, in light of the lockdown issued by the government, Metro services will remain closed till 14 April 2020."
The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mangu Singh, DMRC’s managing director talks about how hard the pandemic will hit the corporation and the public transportation system, in general. As the country goes through a phased opening now, there is still no clarity on when the transportation lifeline of the National Capital Region will be allowed to restart operations.
In view of increasing cases of coronavirus in the country, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) suspended its services till March 31st to combat spread. DMRC took strict decision as lakhs of passengers use its services daily for commuting. The metro services will operated for essential internal operational maintenance activities during this duration and security of the system will continue to be taken care of by CISF, DMRC said in a statement. Noida-Greater Noida metro, city bus services will also be suspended till March 31 with immediate effect, declared NMRC.Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi Metro suspends services till March 31
Transport Minister of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot, on May 15 said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is ready to run the metro but final decision will be taken by the central government. While speaking to ANI, he said, “The decision will be of the Centre, while DMRC is ready to run the metro. On every station, there will be thermal checking, proper sanitisation and usage of currency will not be encouraged. If there will be congestion at some stations, the entry of people will be stopped. Only main stations will be opened so that we can put our complete manpower there.”DMRC ready to run Delhi metro, Centre to take final call: Kailash Gahlot
Services from 8-10 am will be available at a normal frequency as on regular days. During this period, everyone can travel and no identification will be required at the time of entry, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities said.
The plan has been prepared to ensure "public confidence in the ability of the rapid rail network to deliver under any circumstance and to thwart evil designs of disruptive forces to hit the smooth functioning of the network."
Among the 48 active cases, maximum 31 are in the unit that guards the Delhi Metro followed by 13 in the Mumbai international airport guarding unit. The maximum rise in cases, at 10, over the last 24 hours has also been reported from the Delhi Metro guarding unit. The force is tasked to guard civil airports (63 at present) in the country and vital infrastructure.
Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said it has adopted the practice of cleaning all its trains exhaustively at depots before putting them into passenger services everyday.
Officials said constable Jitender Kumar died at the RML Hospital here after he was admitted with fever and difficulty in breathing on June 10. The jawan had contracted the coronavirus infection and was deployed for law and order duties in Delhi, a senior CISF officer said.
While some commuters joined the CAA supporters in their sloganeering, others were quick to get their cameras out to make videos. Many at the station were seemingly taken aback by the spontaneity and the unusual choice of the venue.
These protection gears are meant for frontline workers of police, paramilitary forces and healthcare workers and not for doctors who treat the COVID-19 affected patients. "Over 1,000 PPEs and an equal amount of triple-layer face masks were handed over to the CISF metro rail unit today," an ITBP spokesperson said.
In a statement on Sunday, it said, "As per the latest decision, in order to fight the coronavirus outbreak, it has been decided that metro services will remain completely closed till March 31."
In view of the 'Janata curfew' to be observed on March 22, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to keep its services closed, the DMRC said in a statement on Friday. "The move is aimed at encouraging public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against COVID-19," it said.
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India is facing a volley of shots from all fronts as growth forecast is plummeting, and India faces a resurgent Chinese army at Ladakh. The country’s unemployment rate was also calculated at 24.3% for the week ended May 24.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on May 26, the Transport Minister of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot spoke about possibility of resuming Delhi Metro services amid phase 4 of lockdown. He said, “There is no confirmation yet on resumption of Delhi Metro Rail Services (DMRC). Whenever such a direction comes, DMRC will require a minimum of two days for preparations.” “Delhi government wants that metro train services should be started again soon,” Kailash Gahlot added. No confirmation yet on resumption of metro services: Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister
According to official data, the force reported 20 fresh cases since Monday, with 18 from its unit that guards the Indira Gandhi International Airport, while one case each was detected from its NTPC Koldam unit in Himachal Pradesh and from the Punjab and Haryana secretariat in Chandigarh.
"Entry and exit gates at all stations have been opened. Normal services have resumed in all stations," DMRC tweeted. Five Delhi Metro stations in the North-East district -- Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar were shut down in view of the violent clashes over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Jaffrabad, Maujpur-Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar stations on the Pink Line Metro will remain closed and trains are being terminated at Welcome Metro Station.
RS Sharma rebuffed the telecom industry's demand to speedily set a floor price for services.
The CISF faced its highest spurt so far in novel coronavirus infection as 41 personnel tested positive within 24 hours, taking the total to 109 infected troopers in the paramilitary force till Wednesday. Of these 41 CISF personnel, four were deputed in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and 37 at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSEL) in Kolkata. Of the 109 CISF personnel infected with the virus, 39 are in Kolkata, 32 in Mumbai, 31 in Delhi, five in Ahmedabad, and two in Greater Noida.Coronavirus outbreak: 41 more CISF personnel test positive for COVID-19, total cases rise to 109
The GRSEL is a strategically important warship building facility on the banks of the Hooghly river that caters to the combat requirements of the Navy and the Coast Guard.
A bench of justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula disposed of the plea, but gave petitioners liberty to move a representation before the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the issues raised in the plea.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that Delhi Metro coaches and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses are being sanitised to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus. Adding to it, he said healthy people are not required to wear face-masks. Meanwhile, total number of cases of deadly virus in India has risen to 42 till now.Covid-19: Delhi Metro coaches and DTC buses are being sanitised, says CM Kejriwal
Kejriwal has urged citizens to adopt a changed approach towards Covid-19.
"Entry & exit gates of Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur are closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted. "Entry & exit gates of Jamia Millia Islamia are closed. Trains will not be halting at this station," it said in another tweet minutes later.
The busy Rajiv Chowk metro station is also now opened for public after being closed for almost two hours. Earlier, in the day, these metro stations were closed due to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
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CAA protests: Mayhem returns to the national capital. Buses have been torched & properties have been vandalized. Traffic movement to Seelampur has been blocked & 7 metro stations have been shut down.CAA protests: Delhi metro stations near Jaffrabad, Seelampur closed
CAA protests: Mayhem returns to the national capital. Buses have been torched & properties have been vandalized. Traffic movement to Seelampur has been blocked & 7 metro stations have been shut down.CAA protests: Various Delhi metro stations near Jaffrabad, Seelampur closed
"Dilip Buildcon Limited through JV has been declared L-1 bidder for the project part design and construction of elevated viaduct, elevated ramp, siding lines, viaduct for connection to Mukundpur depot and four elevated stations, Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS," the company said.
CISF recommended a phased opening of Delhi Metro, with thermal screening at entry points to the metro station, keeping two sets of PPEs at each station to handle any passenger with symptoms and use of face shield or visor by frisking and baggage-screening personnel to protect their face from exposure.
With the opening of this section, the Delhi Metro network will expand to 377 km with 274 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line.
While it is usual for those who retire from service to get medals, certificates and mementos on their last day at work, seven canines of the CISF had a similar farewell on Tuesday and earned some salutes and selfies with the troops in uniform.
In a unique ceremony, Hina, Kite, Jelly, Jessy, Lucy, Lovely and the lone male dog Veer were accorded a warm send off by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after they completed their varied tenures in securing the Delhi Metro against various threats and nefarious activities.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students have started their march in protest of the JNU hostel manual. In the continued protests, the students have now decided to march towards the Parliament. With the winter session of Parliament in progress, section 144 has been imposed in the area. The protest, however, continues as hundreds of students are determined to take their protest to Parliament. Entry and exit points of three Delhi Metro stations near Parliament have been shut down temporarily due to the ongoing JNU protest, authorities said on Monday.JNU protest turns massive, many Delhi Metro Stations closed
‘Masakali 2.0’ trolled yet again: After Jaipur Police, DMRC takes a potshot, says ‘nothing beats original track’
Actress Sonam Kapoor, who features in the original version, also responded to the tweet.
Merkel visited the terrace of the metro station where she was briefed by officials of the DMRC about the solar project. The Frankfurt-based bank has also offered soft loans for other projects in India, including the Clean Ganga Mission. The chancellor spent nearly 30 minutes at the station and also interacted with an e-auto driver.
Neil Shah, Research Director at Counterpoint Research added the pandemic will surely impact marketing budgets of brands as TV and digital ad slots will become expensive for next few weeks
The Indian Railways operates 13,500 passenger and mail or long-distance trains every day. All services, including suburban trains, have been discontinued till this month-end, the railways ministry said in an order on Sunday.
"In view of the current global pandemic of this Corona Virus & for containing its further spread through inter-personal proximity, it has been decided to close down metro rail services on all operational networks across the country till 31 March 2020," Mishra tweeted.
“We have decided to shut down all non-essential services in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as well as Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Nagpur till the end of this month,” Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said in a televised address on Friday. Grocery stores, milk booths and banks will be among those exempt.
Rural parts of Najafgarh will finally get connected to the Delhi Metro network. The 4.3km Dwarka-Najafgarh section of Grey Line is going to open to the public next week.
"Entry & exit gates of Mandi House and Janpath are closed. Interchange facility is available at Mandi House," the DMRC said in a tweet. Soon after, it tweeted that Kashmere Gate and Central Secretariat stations were also closed. Earlier, the DMRC had closed the entry and exit gates of Rajiv Chowk, Pragati Maidan and Khan Market station.
"Besides the cosmetic changes, these pink stations will have facilities like baby-feeding room, diaper-changing facilities and a vanity-cum-changing room," an NMRC official said. The NMRC is also aiming at having entirely women staff on these two stations.
Most Indians are hassled by long queues at ticket counters, toll plazas, bus stops, petrol pumps and even at parking stations to purchase tickets; taking the wallet out, counting the currency, and more often than not getting the due back because the person at the counter doesn’t have the ‘change.’