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This week, Delhi Metro will run trains at a frequency of half-an-hour during peak hours and one hour during off peak hours with only those exempted from the restrictions imposed under the week-long lockdown. There will also be fewer Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Cluster Scheme buses on the road during this week.

Delhi Metro to ply during the morning from 8 am to 10 am and evening (5 pm to 7 pm) peak hours across the network with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes, said DMRC Services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people on the production of valid identity cards.

Offices, metro and bus services in Delhi operated with 50% capacity on Monday following the restrictions imposed by the AAP dispensation in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had on Saturday night ordered the prohibition of all types of gatherings, a reduced number of people at weddings and funerals, running of public transport at half of their seating capacity and a scaled down presence in government offices.

The operation of Jaipur Metro has also been changed with the extension of the night curfew due to Corona in the capital. Now Jaipur Metro will be able to meet till 7.30 pm. Jaipur Metro Operations will operate from 6.20 am to 7.30 pm. The last train from Badi Chaupar to Mansarovar will run at 7.30 pm and the last train from Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar will also run at 7.30 pm.

The ball has been set rolling for Warangal to emerge as the second city in Telangana to have a metro rail after Hyderabad, with the detailed project report (DPR) that has already been prepared likely to be submitted to the State Cabinet soon. Unlike the Hyderabad Metro, Warangal’s will be a Neo system and will be a combination of both At-Grade (ground level) and elevated system, covering a distance of 15.5 km with 21 stations.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has started a trail run on the Purple Line western extension from Mysore Road to Kengerion a route length of 7.5 km.

In order to curb the COVID-19 spread in the city, Lucknow Metro will be operational till 9 pm and the last metro will depart from Munshipulia and Lucknow Airport Metro. In general circumstances, the last metro used to ply at 10.30 pm.

The Delhi metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had temporarily closed entry for Shaheed Sthal metro station. However, exit was allowed. This was done to ensure social distancing as part of our crowd control measures.

The trial runs of the western extension of Purple Line (7.5Km Mysuru Road-Kengeri) of Namma Metro in Karnataka capital Bengaluru is likely to begin from Tuesday.

Delhi Metro is undertaking conversion of its remaining fleet of 6-coach trains into 8- coach trains by adding 120 additional coaches on the Red (Line-1 i.e. Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda), Yellow (Line-2 i.e. HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli) and Blue Line (Line-3/4 i.e. Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali) of the Delhi Metro network. The conversion is expected to be completed by the end of this year after which all the trains running on these Lines will be 8-coaches only.

Boost to ‘Make in India’! A contract worth €220 million (Rs 1,854 crore) has been awarded to Alstom by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to design, manufacture, test, supply and commission a total of 234 metro cars, including personnel training for Mumbai Metro Line 4 and Wadala-Kasarvardavali-Gaimukh extension corridor.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Government of India on Friday signed ODA (Official Development Assistance) loans of worth INR 16,186 crores for 4 projects. The project includes ODA loans for Delhi Metro and Bangalore Metro. For Delhi Metro, JICA will provide loan amounting to INR 8,390 crores for Phase-4.

The metro services in Delhi will not be available till 2.30 PM on Holi, March 29, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC has tweeted. "Holi Update On Holi (29th March 2021), metro services will not be available till 2:30 PM on all lines of Delhi Metro, including Rapid Metro/Airport Express Line," the body tweeted.

Trains are running at a restricted speed between Moti Nagar and Kirti Nagar stations due to track maintenance activity in this section, DMRC said Notably, the glitch is occurring at the peak hours of Friday evening

Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) on Saturday launched a Public Bike Sharing (PBS) system from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station in Kochi to assist the commuters' travel to the stations. The system, called the MYBYK app, will allow the travellers to register and start using the bicycles from the docking station.

Chennai Metro Rail Corporation (CMRC) invites open E-tenders from reputed and experienced applicants for the construction of Metro Train Depot with administration and workshop building at Madhavaram Milk Colony of Chennai Metro Phase-2 Project.

Despite the litigation pending before the Bombay high court, the MVA government is planning to go ahead with work on the Metro car depot and casting yard on the Kanjurmarg land, reports Prafulla Marpakwar. The urban development department promulgated a three -page notification on Wednesday to provide for reservation of the nearly 43.8 acres of land for the purpose.

Every Punekar’s dream metro route is soon about to become reality. A trial run of the metro from Vanaz to Garware College on the Vanaz Corner-Ramwadi Corridor will be held at the end of March. The trial run of the metro will cover a distance of 5km. Three more metro coaches have arrived in Pune for this two days ago.Pune, 11th March 2021: Every Punekar’s dream metro route is soon about to become reality. A trial run of the metro from Vanaz to Garware College on the Vanaz Corner-Ramwadi Corri

Metro Railway will start issuing tokens from next Monday. Since tokens will bring in more commuters, there will be 252 services on weekdays from Wednesday instead of 244 and the Dakshineswar extension will get 12 more trains. Operation hours will also being extended.

Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate India's first driver-less train operations on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line & the fully operational National Common Mobility Card services on the Airport Express Line via video-conferencing tomorrow at 11 AM.

The Gurugram-Faridabad metro corridor, whose detailed project report was approved by the state government earlier this year, will connect with Rapid Metro at Sector 56, which will be a bridge with Delhi Metro's Yellow Line. The 32km corridor between the two Haryana NCR cities is proposed to have eight stations, two of which are underground.

Indian Railways on Wednesday conducted the first trial run of the Kolkata Metro train up to Dakshineswar along the city's North-South corridor. The 4-km extension of the city's existing North-South stretch to Dakshineswar is mostly on elevated structure, an official said, PTI reported.

The Delhi Metro on Thursday gave a big relief to thousands of passengers. Metro Rail Corporation has restored the facility of cash transactions to passengers. Now the passenger card can be recharged by paying money at the metro station. However, Metro has clarified that token sale is still not allowed. DMRC has given information to the passengers by tweeting it. The metro has advised passengers to join the corona fight and use cashless methods for safety.

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will start the trial runs of 9 km-long northern Chennai line between December 24 and 26. The CMRL is gearing up to open the stretch in January 2021. The line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar is an extension of phase-1 corridor from Washermenpet to Airport via Anna Salai and has two underground and six elevated stations.

The Kochi Metro has decided to restart its 6 am trains from Monday due to a high demand from passengers. The metro resumed services from September 5 as per the Unlock 4 guidelines given by the union government. Trains were running shorter service hours, from 7 am to 9 pm, to limit the crowds. Prior to this, metros across the country were closed down for nearly six months due to the pandemic.

Acquiring 76 acres of land for a depot of Patna Metro project is expected to start from next week. According to the official, soil testing and other technicalities pertaining to the underground stretches as well as elevated tracks have been completed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may flag off the country's first driverless metro train later this month in the national capital. The train will be flagged off on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden) of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). A proposal has been sent to the Prime Minister's Office to flag off the driver-less train around December 25, official sources said on Thursday.

Mumbai Metro One extends timing of its train operations. First and last train from Versova will be at 0750 and 2050 hrs; & from Ghatkopar at 0815 and 2115 hrs, respectively. Stations will open 15 minutes prior to the departure of the first train.

Kochi Metro Rail Limited on 30 October 2020 kicked-off the auto-feeder service at Petta Metro station. The introduction of feeder service is part of KMRL efforts to provide last-mile connectivity to its commuters. Kochi Metro has engaged 12 auto-rickshaws as the feeder service. At a time five rickshaws will be available at the metro station. The auto feeder service will be available to 16 locations from the metro station, it said in a statement.

Union minister Piyush Goyal unveiled the Phoolbagan metro station of Kolkata East-West Corridor earlier this month. The 16.6 km long Corridor will connect Howrah on the West bank of the river Hooghly with Salt Lake City on its east bank. this is the first underground station to become operational in the East West Metro corridor, which travels both below the surface and on elevated tracks, and also through underwater tunnels below River Hooghly.