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Old June 14th, 2009, 08:12 AM   #561
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Welcome to Asia. It serves its functionality, even if similar in design. And if it has been a proven design, why fix it when its not broken? Also, changing the design takes time and time is money. Would you rather have an individualistic looking metro that requires individual parts, or would you rather have a metro that can be produced quickly to meet the needs of your system and spend less on train asthetics but more on route expansion?

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Sorry to "pollute" your thread with non-Delhi metro pictures, but just to show a point, they all look similar to a degree. So why bother comparing? Does asthetics affect comfort levels? In any case, way to go Delhi.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #562
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Welcome to Asia. It serves its functionality, even if similar in design. And if it has been a proven design, why fix it when its not broken? Also, changing the design takes time and time is money. Would you rather have an individualistic looking metro that requires individual parts, or would you rather have a metro that can be produced quickly to meet the needs of your system and spend less on train asthetics but more on route expansion?

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Sorry to "pollute" your thread with non-Delhi metro pictures, but just to show a point, they all look similar to a degree. So why bother comparing? Does asthetics affect comfort levels? In any case, way to go Delhi.
No wonder most Asian people i've met are so boring... Their everyday existance seems so... Plain. Except the Japanese.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #563
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Heys, you can't really say that. You haven't met me.

Anyway, more than functionality, Asia has been spending most of its lifetime playing catch up to building new infrastructure, that means taking the basic infrastructure and designs offered by the manufacturer, especially countries. Over time, we'll start to see more individualization as the Asian countries become well acquainted and begin to take more control of rolling stock design, especially in countries where they have the resources to build new stock, just as the Paris and London's rolling stock have become.

As for new metros in Asia, I think it's worth recognizing Shanghai's attempt to actually have rolling stock that is individualistic-ish, especially with their Alstom stock.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #564
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Each to their own. What may appeal to you doesn't necessarily appeal to others. If you want to say Asians are boring, that's fine. Its an opinion and its yours. Just hope that you won't regret your choice of words in time to come.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #565
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No wonder most Asian people i've met are so boring... Their everyday existance seems so... Plain. Except the Japanese.
And with each new post the level of foolishness in this thread continues its exponential increase
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #566
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And with each new post the level of foolishness in this thread continues its exponential increase
I was giving my self acknowledged ignorant opinion. I don't see why I should quantify my opinions, opinions aren't generally scientific facts.

Thanks to everyone else that gave responses.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #567
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5 killed in New Delhi metro bridge collapse
12 July 2009

NEW DELHI (AP) - One section of a bridge being built for the Indian capital's metro rail system collapsed Sunday, crushing to death five workers and injuring 13 in a major setback to the project that officials hope to complete before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

New Delhi's landmark metro rail project is already operating three lines and is working around the clock to build several extensions. The metro is the pride of the city, where commuters were long forced to rely on smoke-belching buses, rickety three-wheel motorized rickshaws or their own motorcycles.

The project was particularly notable because it opened on schedule about seven years ago -- an almost unheard of feat in India, where corruption-related overruns are common.

E. Sreedharan, the head of the Delhi Metro Rail Corp., has been hailed as a modern-day hero, but on Sunday, he tendered his resignation to take moral responsibility for the collapse, which is a rare blemish in the largely successful project.

"This is a very, very serious accident," said Sreedharan, an official known for his integrity and dedication. He said he sent his resignation letter to New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has not yet said whether she will accept it.

The accident occurred on a particularly tricky section, where a 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) metal cantilever was being raised to attach to a long section of concrete girders, all of which tumbled down in a V-shape pile.

The area -- near the tony Greater Kailash neighborhood -- was cordoned off and cranes worked to clear the rubble to reopen the road underneath. A high-powered committee, comprising engineers and experts was appointed to find the cause of the accident and submit its report with 10 days, Sreedharan said.

He said two workers died at the accident site and three at the hospital. Two of the 13 hospitalized workers are in serious condition while the rest suffered minor injuries.

Sreedharan noted the casualty toll could have been higher if the accident had not happened so early in the morning.

The metro's first three lines opened in 2002 and cover a total of 45 miles (75 kilometers). Authorities are rushing to complete several extensions totaling about 60 miles (100 kilometers) before the October 2010 Commonwealth Games. Sreedharan said the project would be delayed for at least three months.

The accident caused a damage worth 60 million rupees ($1.25 million), he said.

In October last year, two people were killed and at least 11 injured in a similar accident at a metro construction site.

The highly efficient and clean metro rail system is the third mass urban transport system in the country.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #568
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One accident shouldn't cause Mr. Sreedharan to resign. Given how hard it is to build anything in India, he should be given a medal for the success of the Delhi metro system.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #569
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One accident shouldn't cause Mr. Sreedharan to resign. Given how hard it is to build anything in India, he should be given a medal for the success of the Delhi metro system.
Yup. It is very gracious of him to offer his resignation. But i think the subcontractors here are the real culprits and should be taken to task. This kinda accidents have happened before and DMRC should also revisit their onsite safety procedures.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #570
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Delhi Metro starts trial run on Noida route

NEW DELHI: Ahead of throwing open the track from Yamuna Bank to Noida across the state border from east Delhi, Delhi Metro began trial runs on
Saturday on a section of the route, a Metro official said.

The trial run, which began at 10 am, was conducted only till the New Ashok Nagar station in east Delhi.

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials, trial on this section will go on for 10 days and subsequently, the rest of the route till Noida city centre will be covered.

It will be for the first time that the Delhi Metro will cross into another state -- Uttar Pradesh. The new route is 13.1 km long.

"The trial runs will go on for approximately a month's time, during which the section will be tested for signalling, tracks, telecommunication and interfacing of trains working with different systems. The interim stations on the route -- Akshardham, Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and Mayur Vihar Extension -- will be elevated," a DMRC spokesperson said.

The trial runs will not affect the running of the trains in the already functioning portion of the route, that runs till Dwarka in southwest Delhi.

"The Yamuna Bank to Noida section is scheduled to be opened for the public by the end of this August. With the opening, this route will have a total of 42 stations and its length will be 47.2 km. This will also become the longest operational section of the Delhi Metro," the spokesperson said.

In the 13.1 km new portion of the route, there will be 10 stations of which four will be in Delhi while the rest will be in Noida.

The total travelling time on 47.2km route will be 90 minutes.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #571
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Cracks at Noida Metro line, inspection ordered

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NEW DELHI: The horror of the Zamrudpur Metro collapse came alive again on Saturday when fresh cracks were noticed on two piers with cantilevers
on the under-construction Noida line.

Trial runs on this Metro line, slated to open to the public by August-end, started only on Saturday. The piers were inspected by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation managing director E Sreedharan, who has ordered a detailed inspection of one of the cracks. The other, he observed, is superficial.

The pier which collapsed leading to the Zamrudpur tragedy also had a cantilever, which is a horizontal projection jutting out of the pillar.

Cantilever piers are used at curves on the Metro line. Both the Badarpur line, where the mishap took place, and the Noida stretch have the same contractor, Gammon India.

The matter came to light when the consultant — M/s Shirish Patel and Associates — appointed to check other Metro structures, especially cantilevers, on all the under construction Phase II lines noticed the cracks and informed DMRC of this. The consultant was appointed soon after the Zamrudpur incident.

The cracks were spotted on Piers 10 and 14 located near the Indian Oil building near Sector 14, Noida. After a thorough inspection, it was concluded that the crack on Pier 14 was superficial and not a matter of concern. But a further investigation was ordered into the one on Pier 10.

DMRC managing director E Sreedharan, who inspected the piers, said: "Both the hairline cracks seem to be superficial and related to masonry, which doesn't have a bearing on the strength of the piers. But we are not willing to take any chances now. This is why a more detailed investigation has been ordered into one of the cracks."

Sreedharan climbed the piers personally to check the cracks. The one on Pier 10 has reportedly been supported with metal struts and will be put through specialized ultrasonic testing. The trial runs on the 13.1-km long Noida line have only been started on the Yamuna Bank-New Ashok Nagar stretch for now and are expected to be extended to Noida City Centre Sector 32 after 10 days.

But with one of the cracks being examined now, this could be delayed. A DMRC spokesperson, however, said neither of the cracks appear to be serious and trial runs on the stretch would progress as per schedule. In contrast to the Zamrudpur piers, the cantilevers on the Noida line are smaller — 2 metres as compared to 4 metres.

The cracks are being taken seriously as the concrete girder which collapsed in Zamrudpur was resting on a pier on which cracks were noticed before the mishap.

Even as Sreedharan later clarified that the collapse was not caused by the crack on Pier 67, the reason for the mishap is still not known. The report of a four-member committee investigating the incident has been submitted to DMRC, but has not been made public yet.
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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday sought to downplay reports of cracks that have been noticed on piers on three corridors
of the Delhi Metro, saying such things do happen sometimes.

"It happens sometimes. The DMRC is studying the nature of the cracks. It has to be examined," Dikshit said when asked about the cracks on various corridors of the Metro including the cracks on two piers of newly-constructed Yamuna Bank-Noida line.

Dikshit said a crack here and there does not mean the entire construction is faulty.

Eighteen piers on three corridors of the Delhi Metro have developed "minor" cracks and DMRC has kept them under the observation of its engineers, taking no chance after the July 12 mishap that killed six persons.

The hairline cracks on 18 piers on three corridors which are under-construction were noticed by DMRC engineers who conducted inspections on all the Metro corridors.

The cracks on two piers with cantilevers on the newly-constructed Yamuna Bank-Noida Metro corridor have been noticed at a time when the DMRC has begun trial runs on the line, which is set to be opened for public by the end of August.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #576
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Delhi metro hands down is the most beautiful and well designed metro in the World.
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Delhi metro hands down is the most beautiful and well designed metro in the World.
Most beautiful and most well designed metro? It's functional, I'll give it that but the metro is far from being "beautiful".

You shouldn't use superlatives, they're often not true and debatable.
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