Daily Archive: June 13, 2017

Delhi Metro’s Blue Line suffers technical glitch, hundreds stranded at stations

Commuters travelling on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro were left stranded on Tuesday evening after services were delayed due to a technical glitch, news agency PTI reported. Several people on Twitter complained of trains running at a snail’s pace and delays of 10-30 minutes between each train. Operations were delayed after an overhead electrical wire snapped between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations after being hit by an eagle. This triggered a short circuit.

DMRC moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order to pay Rs 60 cr to DAMEPL

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court’s order directing it to pay Rs 60 crore as three months interest to a lender of its former concessionaire for airport express line. The DMRC’s counsel mentioned the matter before a vacation bench comprising Justices P C Pant and Deepak Gupta which said it would hear the issue on June 19. The corporation has challenged the June 7 order of high court’s division bench which had dismissed its appeal against a single judge order asking it to pay the amount. The single judge’s interim order of May 30 had come on a plea by the concessionaire Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL) seeking early payment of Rs 3,502 crore, which is 75 per cent of the arbitral award of Rs 4,670 crore granted in its favour on May 11.

Delhi: PWD revives 2.5 km tunnel project between Lodhi Road to NH-24 to ease traffic

To control the expected increase in volume of traffic after completion of NH-24 widening work in 2018, Delhi government’s PWD is planning to revive its 2.5 km long tunnel project between NH-24 and Lodhi Road. According to a report by Times of India, because of the presence of monumental buildings, such as Subz Burj, Humayun’s Tomb, Chota Batasewala Mahal, Sunder Mahal, Bada Batasewala Mahal, etc, across the proposed alignment, the government body sent a proposal to the National Monuments Authority (NMA) to be approved.