The Kolkata Metro Authorities announced that from January 18 passengers would not require e-passes to commute. Earlier, the city's metro services resumed from September 14 following the COVID-19 propelled lockdown and mandated e-passes for boarding the metro trains. Besides the new relaxation, the Kolkata metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee has announced to increase the frequency of the weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240… read-more
While inaugurating the fully automated metro train, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to enable metro services to more than 25 cities by 2025. Moreover, he said that the Make in India scheme has helped to reduce the costs by indigenous metro coach production. PM Modi added that Metro Neo projects would be established in… read-more
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated the Agra Metro Project's construction on December 7. In his speech, the PM has emphasized on Agra's ancient identity and said that Rs 1000 crore has been allotted to develop Agra as a smart city. PM Modi added that the new metro project worth Rs 8379 crore will strengthen the city's intent to flourish. Moreover, the Prime Minister noted that the previous governments, though projects have… read-more
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the Agra Metro construction on December 7. The double-corridor project stretching to a length of 29.4 kilometres will connect the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra with rail and bus terminus. The environment-friendly metro project will approximately cost to Rs 8379.62 crore and would be completed within five years. Reportedly, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will join the ceremony.
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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on September 12 started running trains in full capacity with regular timings. The Metro is now operating on all routes with the pre-COVID timings: from 6 AM to 11 PM. The Metro services were shut on March 22 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, the DMRC asked the passengers to follow the safety guidelines, and suggested to avoid travelling in peak hours.
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On September 9, Kolkata Metro Railway Spokesperson Indrani Banerjee informed that a special service of the metro will be provided to several thousand National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants and their guardians on September 13. The action has been taken to ease the traveling of the students. Reportedly, 66 trains (33 up and 33 down), will be functioning on that day.
Amid the COVID-19 fear, the final stretch of the phase-1 of the Kochi metro was inaugurated on September 7 by the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan through a video conference. The final stretch extends from Thykoodam to Petta. Reportedly, phase-1 of the Kochi metro has cost about Rs 6,218 crore. Also, the walls at Petta station pay tribute to the fishermen community for their life-saving contributions during the 2018 Kerala floods.
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Bengaluru metro resumed services amid the fear of Coronavirus on September 7, after months of shut-down. The metro operated on the purple line between 8 am to 11 am and 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm on the first day. However, it witnessed a low footfall, as many people are working from home and many companies have closed down temporarily. Students were absent, and there was fear of the pandemic among travelers. Speaking to Brifly, Kumar, a traveller… read-more
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The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) official has confirmed that the city will resume the Aqua-Line services from September 7. However, the operational timings of the trains will be restricted between 7 AM to 11 AM in the morning and 5 PM to 9 PM in the evening with a 15 minutes frequency from Monday to Saturday. Passengers must wear masks and follow social-distancing guidelines.
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Following the Unlock 4.0 guidelines of the Union Home Ministry, Managing Director Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Kumar Keshav has confirmed that the state will resume metro services from September 7. Besides, the director assured that the trains and stations will be sanitized and the body temperature of all the passengers will be checked. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will be issuing SOPs for resumption of metro services. … read-more
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