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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #381
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My pics of the New Delhi Metro..circa January 2008.









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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #382
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #383
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Can delhi-ites answer a few questions for me please:

1. Do the stations have automated token vending machines? This is common in many metro rails, and will save time.

2. Security - What type of security do the stations have. Is this common for all stations? Has there been any dilution of security in the past few years

3. Number of coaches per train - is it still 4? Most cities have 6 coaches, and IIRC, Delhi station platforms are long enough to handle upto 8 coaches. Is there any plan to increase the number of coaches?

4. Feeder bus services - this is one area that I've heard some grumble over. Has it improved in recent times? Coz most successful MRTs seamlessly integrate Metro rail with bus services, most notably in Singapore.

Please excuse if these qns have already been answered. Just looking for updated info.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #384
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Can delhi-ites answer a few questions for me please:

1. Do the stations have automated token vending machines? This is common in many metro rails, and will save time.

2. Security - What type of security do the stations have. Is this common for all stations? Has there been any dilution of security in the past few years

3. Number of coaches per train - is it still 4? Most cities have 6 coaches, and IIRC, Delhi station platforms are long enough to handle upto 8 coaches. Is there any plan to increase the number of coaches?

4. Feeder bus services - this is one area that I've heard some grumble over. Has it improved in recent times? Coz most successful MRTs seamlessly integrate Metro rail with bus services, most notably in Singapore.

Please excuse if these qns have already been answered. Just looking for updated info.

1. I did not see any token vending machines. Service at token booths is efficient and fast. There are separate booths for buying smart cards.

2.Security is present at all stations. One is frisked and bags checked before boarding. Also, fast and efficiently performed.

3. Minimum 6-8 coaches during peak hours is what i observed.

4. The last one i can't answer since my hotel was walking distance from thr Metro train station!!
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Old February 16th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #385
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Thanks a lot for that, Monkey1,

Nice to know tht the met is running with more than 4 coaches now... how do delhi-ites find the Metro's effectiveness... I've been hearing conflicting reports from news reports and friends.. Has it reduced traffic congestion? Why this interests me is trying to figure out how effective Namma Metro in B'lore will be.

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Old February 16th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #386
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4. The last oe i can't answer since my hotel was walking distance from thr Metro train station!!
Great pics there monkey1!

I think i can answer this one...DMRC is working on the feeder services for its metro. Last year it launched a couple of services and will expand it completely to cover all the routes pretty soon!

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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #387
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maybe you should visit some of your slums in rio and other cities,

Having visited both India and Rio, I can tell you that while Rio's favelas are quite violent, they are more developed than any slum I've seen in either India or Pakistan. They are also cleaner than the subcontinent's, but compared to Western standards, favelas are still filthy.

Anyways, how is the progress coming along for the Delhi Metro system? Will the network planned for 2010 be completed, or will there be a delay?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #388
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Having visited both India and Rio, I can tell you that while Rio's favelas are quite violent, they are more developed than any slum I've seen in either India or Pakistan. They are also cleaner than the subcontinent's, but compared to Western standards, favelas are still filthy.

Anyways, how is the progress coming along for the Delhi Metro system? Will the network planned for 2010 be completed, or will there be a delay?
Pray tell me, what does a slum in Brazil(Rio), India or Pakistan have to do with the New Delhi Metro Train system?.....

Re: your question...i just visited and have posted my impressions and from what i see the system is mighty fine, cleaner than NewYork's subway and many others and from the construction activity going on the system is expanding to encompass the entire National Capital Region(NCR). Bangalore is the 1st city in southern India to get the same system and construction has already begun. I have photos of that too!.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:11 AM   #389
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1. Do the stations have automated token vending machines? This is common in many metro rails, and will save time.
Yes, stations like Connaught Place and Kashmere gate have automated token vending machines. The others don't need them.

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2. Security - What type of security do the stations have. Is this common for all stations? Has there been any dilution of security in the past few years
Like Monkey1 mentioned, you're frisked when you enter the concourse and bags are checked. Security is handled not by the police but by the CRPF now. They also conduct mock security drills now and then which include mock terrorist attacks (bomb and gas attacks)

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4. Feeder bus services - this is one area that I've heard some grumble over. Has it improved in recent times? Coz most successful MRTs seamlessly integrate Metro rail with bus services, most notably in Singapore.
DMRC provides its own feeder service to the metro stations from many parts of city and the max price is like Rs5 or something. New services get added almost every other month.

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Has it reduced traffic congestion? Why this interests me is trying to figure out how effective Namma Metro in B'lore will be.
I'd say that the traffic condition is much better than what it could have become if the metro system wasn't there. Traffic has been building up since hundreds of cars are being added to the city roads each day. With lines being added and present lines being expanded, I am optimistic that in 2010, traffic congestion will greatly be reduced.

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Anyways, how is the progress coming along for the Delhi Metro system? Will the network planned for 2010 be completed, or will there be a delay?
All the lines will be ready on or before their scheduled deadlines. For updates and construction images just head to the Delhi metro thread on the Indian subforum.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #390
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:15 AM   #391
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l saw a metal detector with agents, metro could be very safe right now. . .

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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #392
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They had a mock security drill at 3 stations early one morning. It went quite well, but they said it still wasn't at the level they want it to be.

By the way, I was in Delhi the past few days, and the Metro is going full steam ahead at a number of places, including the 2010 Commonwealth Games village site.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #393
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What station is that where the guy is leaning against the metal barrier on the platform?
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What station is that where the guy is leaning against the metal barrier on the platform?
"Pragati Maidan" station.
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I see. That station wasn't open when I was in Delhi last time (2006). The design seems different somewhat.
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Hong Kong's Mass Transit Corporation Corporation's Press Release:
MTR Wins HK$128 million Engineering and Project Management Contract for Delhi Airport Metro Project
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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #397
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Cool. An 'Air" train would be great for business travelers.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #398
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Work on the first line of Mumbai's metro has begun! It is being constructed in Suburban Mumbai from Versova to Ghatkopar and will touch Andheri (a prominent suburb) in between. At Andheri the metro station will be constructed on top of the existing suburban railway station.

The total length of the elevated line is 11.40 kms and is being constructed by a consortium of Reliance Energy (India) - Veolia Transport (France) - MMRDA (India). Work should have started in July 2006 but due to delays in acquiring land amongst other things, it could only begin this month. According to the MD of the project, the first train will roll out by July 2010.


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Many foreign firms have been roped in to design the different parts of the system:
  • MVA,a sister firm of Systra (France) has designed the traffic management plan in order to reduce backups along the route.
  • Sectran (France) has been roped in to design the security plan.
  • The project management consultant is Parsons and Brinckerhoff (USA)
  • Townlands(Hong Kong) has designed several stations along the route.

The following is basic rendering of a station. It is NOT final as the stations have been designed by architects through design competitions. Those designs have yet to be revealed to the public.




Now for some images -

Geo-Technical investigation done some time ago-



Right now, piles are being constructed for load testing along the route. more info -

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For now, what’s visible along the route is a series of piles being constructed for load-testing. To assess foundation strength, piles 1 metre in diameter will be tested with a 1,100 tonne-load. One test per kilometre is the norm, but “we’re doing additional tests where soil strata changes abruptly” according to Maheshwari. With a 28-day period for each pile to strengthen, the tests will be complete in a month.

Images from this month






The masterplan of the Mumbai Metro consists of 9 lines totaling 146kms. The finer details of Line 2 and line 3 are being worked out right now.

Just to give you folks an idea, the following is the route of lines 1,2,3 agreed by the planning agencies. The exact route for L2, L3 is rudimentary and not final. L2 will be elevated while L3 will be underground from Colaba (South Mumbai) till Bandra and elevated for the rest of the route. This also is not final. As news about them pours in, I'll keep you folks updated.


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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #399
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Yay.....good for Mumbai!

And in few months....work will start on Hyderabad metro!

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Old February 28th, 2008, 03:40 AM   #400
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Whow! It was about time! Fantastic! I hope it gets really nice.
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