<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of the Delhi Metro train at the Kashmere Gate station on Wednesday.The 23-year-old victim had come with a friend to board the train. Instead, she jumped in front of the train, which was going towards Dilshad Garden.The services on the Red Line have been stopped for now leaving several passengers stranded.Many took to Twitter to talk about the delay. The incident that took place around 7:30 pm affected the evening peak hour rush.The Delhi Metro, which is a lifeline for the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), is used by around 28 lakh passengers every day.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Around 15 metro stations will soon be remodelled by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to combat the rising rush of commuters by each passing day. Based on different surveys done by the DMRC over the years, the strategic planning includes a slew of measures like shifting of ticket counters to constructing ramps and stairways.The Metro, which is a lifeline for the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), is used by around 28 lakh passengers every day. The stations are being worked upon depending on the number of commuters that each of them experiences during the day.The DMRC has been conducting regular studies on travellers’ rush to further their development model to ease pressure on the facility and make travelling more convenient for people.The metro stations that would undergo changes include Rithala, Uttam Nagar, Dwarka Sector 21, Dilshad Garden, Kashmere Gate, Pragati Maidan. Dilshad Garden, Jahangirpuri, Noida City Centre, Noida Sector 16, Sikanderpur, Tilak Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Karol Bagh, Hauz Khas, GTB Nagar among others. Similar work is already being done in 17 stations while the DMRC redeveloped five stations — Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi, Vaishali, Huda City Centre and Chandni Chowk in the recent past.According to a senior DMRC official, the security checkpoint in Laxmi Nagar will soon be shifted since the station witnesses a heavy rush of commuters every day.The official further shared that the security check and the ticket counter in Vaishali metro station were on the first floor which led to long queues during peak hours. Hence, they started selling tickets at the ground floor, while the security remained on the concourse. The metro which chugs on a system as long as 213 kilometres, recently found itself in the thick of controversy after its fares were increased for the second time in less than six months.METRO MENACEDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called it a “conspiracy” to help radio cabs like Ola and Uber do business even as the common man suffered because of the fare hike. The metro recently found itself in the thick of controversy after its fares were increased for the second time in less than six months.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With an objective to encourage people to donate goods, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is celebrating week-long ‘Daan Utsav, 2017’ till October 8. Earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week, it is about philanthropy, to motivate people to donate, either material goods or do some social service.As part of the week, a collection drive of stationery items and books is being organised at select stations across the metro network. These stations where people can donate are Vishwavidyalaya, Rohini West, Dwarka Sector 21, Noida City Centre, Sarita Vihar, Vaishali, Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat, HUDA City Centre, and Rajiv Chowk.Commuters will be encouraged to donate books and stationery at designated kiosks at these stations, which will be manned by volunteers. Collection drives will also be organised at DMRC’s residential colonies situated in different parts of the city.Meanwhile, a joy ride along with a puppet show, and a visit to the Metro Museum at Patel Chowk was also organised for children on Wednesday as part of the celebration. About 70 children visited the metro system and toured the museum.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Metro commuters can now cheer as work is on to make Lajpat Nagar Metro station, in South Delhi, the second biggest interchange station of the Delhi Metro network. So far, Kashmere Gate on the Red Line (Dilshad Garden-Rithala) is the biggest interchange with three metro lines crisscrossing here, and hence having the highest number of commuters.Currently, work on Lajpat Nagar Metro station is at Phase-III. By October 2017, the Pink Line (Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar) will be open. Between Majlis Park and Lajpat Nagar, there will be 18 metro stations, proving to be a boon for commuters.Post October, work will begin for Phase IV. The project will have three lines intersecting at this station, making it one of the busiest stations in Delhi.”In Phase-IV Lajpat Nagar will be connected to the Yellow Line Huda City Centre – Samaypur Badli). The new 7.96 km corridor between Lajpat Nagar and Saket G-block will begin. This will in total make three lines meeting at this station, with which the daily ridership is also expected to go up. This will also help take the load off on already overcrowded Yellow and Red Lines,” said a senior metro official.The Pink Line will be extended to Shiv Vihar. The 58 km-long Pink Line will then become the longest corridor in the entire Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).Officials add that the work on Phase-IV will extend the network to outer Delhi areas as well as make the IGI airport more accessible. The proposed six corridors under the phase-IV include — Rithala – Narela (21.73 km) Inderlok – Indraprastha (12.58 km), Tughlakabad – Aerocity (20.20 km), Lajpat Nagar – Saket G-Block (7.96 km), Janakpuri (west) – RK Ashram (28.92 km) and Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54 km).What to expectLajpat nagar to have three interchanges —1. Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mujesar2. Majlis Park to Lajpat Nagar (extending to Shiv Vihar)3. Lajpat Nagar to Saket G-block
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Metro, which was established to make travel within city fast and easy, has been running into problems. Technical glitches caused passengers to wait for over two hours on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro which caters to services from Rithala in West Delhi to Dilshad Garden in East Delhi, on Saturday.It was around 12:15 pm, when an overhead wire snagged, halting metro services between Kashmere Gate and Shastri Park stations. Although the repair work was completed by 1:10 pm, it took a while for metro services on the line to resume.One of the commuters who was travelling from Jhilmil station to Kashmere Gate, said after being stranded for over one hour, she was forced to take a cab.”There were no announcements apart from the generic one apologising for the delay. The authorities should update us properly and let the passengers plan accordingly. There is no point in keeping commuters in the dark,” she said.On Friday, too, technical glitches had hit the Metro hard, that too twice during the day, adding to the problems of the Delhi commuter already battling waterlogging and traffic congestion across the city. The affected corridors were the Blue Line and Violet Line.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> In an unprecedented move, McDonald’s on Thursday shutdown its 43 outlets out of 55 in New Delhi because of its ongoing tiff with the CPRL (Connaught Plaza Restaurants). Vikram Bakshi, former managing director of CPRL, however said that the company has temporarily shut 40 of its outlets all across the national capital. ?It?s correct that around 40 McDonalds restaurants have temporarily suspended their operations in the city of Delhi from today morning,? Bakshi told ANI in an exclusive conversation. ?This is a temporary shut down and not a closure,? Bakshi added. He declined to share reasons for closure, but it is reported that the CPRL failed to get the mandatory regulatory health licences renewed because of the infighting between Bakshi and McDonald’s. Out of the 12 outlets, some of which are operational include the ones in East Delhi, South Delhi, South Delhi (Saket), Connaught Place, Delhi ITO, Sarojini Nagar, Domestic Terminal of Terminal -3, Kashmere Gate, ISBT Kashmere Gate and others. The temporary suspension is due to the expiration of the Eating House Licenses of specific restaurants, and will render over 1,700 employees jobless.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy today travelled in the Delhi Metro, including its recently opened heritage corridor, and hailed the mass rapid transit facility as one of the best in the world. Roy, 72, incidentally is a trained engineer and was part of the pioneering team that created the Calcutta Metro. “He took a ride in the metro, and was all praises for it. The Governor boarded a train from Central Secretariat Metro Station and travelled all the way up to the Kashmere Gate Metro Station. “In between, he got down at Lal Quila Metro Station and stepped out to see the design of the structure, as also the bustling Old Delhi the metro line enters into,” a senior protocol officer told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A six-year-old homeless girl was allegedly raped by a drug-addict vagabond in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area following which the suspect was arrested, police said today. The incident happened on May 20 but it came to light yesterday after a man rang up the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) helpline. The minor girl has been admitted to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment for an infection in her private parts, police said. According to the police, 30-year-old Shiva lured the victim on the pretext of giving her sweets and sexually assaulted her. The girl was in pain but her mother could not understand what she was going through. Meanwhile, a man somehow learnt about the incident and informed the Commission, they said. The police were also informed and the suspect was traced and arrested. He is a drug addict, they said. The victim lives with her mother beneath a flyover in the city. Her mother, who works as a rag picker, has been homeless for the last six years, police added. DCW chief Swati Maliwal visited the girl at the hospital this evening. “Shameful. 6 year old homeless girl brutally raped in Delhi. Accused 30 years of age and is arrested. Going to hospital to meet her,” she tweeted.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Services on Delhi Metro’s Violet Line were severely affected today due to the safety inspection of the upcoming stretch between ITO and Kashmere Gate stations. Currently, trains operate between Faridabad’s Escorts Mujesar and ITO on the line. However, due to the inspection, Mandi House station was used as the terminal station of the route for some time. “In view of the confirmatory run of CMRS (Commission for Railway Safety) between ITO to Kashmere Gate section, some trains were reversed from Mandi House instead of ITO between 3.15 pm and 4 pm,” a metro official said. The restriction triggered a cascading effect leading to slowing down of services along the entire 36-km-long corridor. Meanwhile, the two-day safety inspection of the 5.17 km- long-extension, has ended, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said. Following CMRS clearance of the extension, with three stations Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort, metro will make a major foray into old Delhi. Once the section is launched, residents of old Delhi, made up of areas in and around the Mughal seat of power ‘Shahjahanabad’, will have direct access to commercial centres such as Connaught Place, Janpath, offices in Central Secretariat, and the satellite town of Faridabad. ‘Shahjahanabad’, with the Red Fort as its crowning glory, was founded by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the mid 17th century.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An early morning joyride by three Class XII students from DPS RK Puram turned tragic as their car ran over four victims sleeping on a pavement, killing one and injuring three others critically in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area.When questioned by the police, the trio said that after an all-night combined study session for their last exam, they decided to drive up to their school to click memories of their school life.The accident occurred around 6.10 am, when Samarth Chugh, Ujjwal Goyal and Bhavya Rajpal, all classmates, were heading from the Model Town area to RK Puram in a Hyundai i20, owned by Ujjwal’s father. Police officers said that Samarth was in the driving seat.Witnesses told police that the car sped ahead of the Rajghat area on National Highway 44, and took a right turn from under the Old Railway Bridge. They said that Samarth could not see the men sleeping on the pavement and ran over four of them.”One man, Asif, and another were dragged for a few metres from the pavement to the road, leaving both of them gruesomely defaced. The man who is still unidentified died on the spot. Two others, Sanjay and Karan, who were also sleeping on the pavement, were severely injured,” said a senior police officer.Police said that Chugh, who has been booked for the offence, told them that the there was a puncture and Chugh lost control of the vehicle.As the vehicle came to a halt, people rushed to the spot. Asif and the deceased were dragged out from under the vehicle. Police officers say that the other person’s body was crushed badly and he died on the spot.Asif suffered multiple fractures, got his jaw twisted and abdomen crushed. He is critical and has undergone an operation at the nearby Sushrut Trauma Centre. Karan was discharged after treatment, while Sanjay sustained multiple fractures in his left leg.The accused were apprehended and have been taken for a medical examination and their families were informed. Jatin Narwal, DCP North, said that investigations revealed that the car was owned by Ujjwal’s father.”A case under IPC Sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and Section 181 of the Motor Vehicles Act for driving without a licence has been registered against Chugh. He was produced in a court, which sent him to judicial custody,” said Narwal.Since the car is owned by Ujjwal’s father, he has also been booked under Section 180 of the Motor Vehicle Act (allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles), for allowing his son, who does not have a driving licence, to take the vehicle, the DCP said.The police also said that prima facie, it appeared that the trio were not drunk. However, they said that medical reports will ascertain the facts. The deceased’s body has been shifted to a mortuary and efforts to identify him are being made.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A pavement dweller was killed and three others were injured after being run over by a car allegedly driven by a Class XII student of DPS Mathura Road today, police said. The accident took place around 5.45 AM in Kashmere Gate area in north Delhi. The car had three occupants — all Class XII students of Commerce stream of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, said a senior police officer. It has emerged during investigation that the driver had turned 18 last month and did not have a driving licence, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal, adding that he was driving the car of his friend’s father. Police said they were investigating whether the owner was aware that the students were out with his vehicle. If it emerges that he allowed the car to be driven by one without driving licence, he too would be booked, they said. The injured, identified as Asif, Karan and Sanjay, were undergoing treatment at a hospital. The deceased is yet to be identified. They were sleeping on the footpath when the car, a hatchback, ran over them. Two of the car’s occupants who had fled from the spot after the accident later came to the Kashmere Gate police station and joined the probe. The driver claimed that they had a group study session at the house of one of them and had left for school from Model Town, said the officer. However, they weren’t wearing school uniforms, police said. The driver has been sent for medical examination to determine whether he was drunk at the time of the accident and a report is awaited. “Till now, the documents shown by the three students indicate that they are major but we are confirming from our end,” the DCP said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>One person was killed while three others were injured when they were hit by a car allegedly being driven by a Class XII student in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area this morning.The accident happened at 5.45 AM. The car had three occupants- all Class XII students – of a top Delhi school, said a senior police officer.While two of the occupants managed to flee, the driver was apprehended by police.The injured and the deceased persons are yet to be identified. The driver has been sent for medical examination to determine whether he was drunk at the time of the accident.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 19-year-old German national was robbed and attacked with a sharp weapon in the national capital, on Friday night.The victim has been identified as Benjamin Scolt. He has been admitted to a hospital.Scolt had taken an auto rickshaw from Chandni Chowk, but the driver reportedly asked another man to sit along with him. However, when they neared Kashmere Gate, the duo attacked Scolt with a sharp object.The accused assaulted Scolt and robbed him of cash, following which the German national jumped from the auto rickshaw.The victim was later driven to a hospital by a person who was passing through the area.Both the suspects have been identified and cops are trying to nab them.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court today said it will consider on February 25 the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) charge sheet filed against two private bank officials and another person in a case of alleged irregularities related to the conversion of old currency and supply of new notes. The matter came up before Additional Sessions Judge Prashant Kumar, who took charge of the court today, and listed it for the next date for consideration on the issue of taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed through Special Public Prosecutor Vikas Garg, who appeared for ED. This is the first charge sheet, called prosecution complaint by the probe agency, in money laundering cases resulting from demonetisation against officials of an Axis bank branch here and others. Meanwhile, the court extended till February 25 the judicial custody of 32-year-old Vinnet Gupta, suspended branch manager in Axis Bank’s Kashmere Gate branch here, 33-year-old Shobit Sinha, suspended manager (operations) in the bank, and Rajeev Kumar Kushwaha, suspected to be the mastermind behind floating of shell companies. ED has filed a charge sheet in the case, running into over 750 pages, detailing the alleged roles of the three arrested accused. It has also cited 22 witnesses and said the investigation in the case is still going on and it will file a supplementary charge sheet later on. According to sources, ED said in its charge sheet that the probe has found that Gupta, Sinha and Kushwaha have allegedly generated properties out of the proceeds of crime and sought the court’s direction to confiscate those assets. The probe agency has also given money trail details along with CCTV footage of the bank, call detail records of several persons and other documentary evidences with its report. Gupta and Sinha were arrested by ED on December 4, 2016 and later on suspended by the bank. Subsequently, Kushwaha was also apprehended. ED had earlier allegedly before the court that the two bank officials, in connivance with others, had indulged in illegally changing demonetised currency into new notes. (More)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)