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New Year 2021 celebrations in UAE: Watch fireworks at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa LIVE here, travel advisory inside

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:06 PM IST
New Year 2021 celebrations in UAE: Get ready to welcome the New Year’s eve with dazzling light show at Burj Khalifa, fireworks and music at Dubai. Watch the live celebrations here and check the travel advisory inside for more details
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Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

2020 Life in Mask: One for the market, one for the Metro, and one for the wedding down the lane

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
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One of them was charged for leaving his colleague at the spot where robbers had committed a robbery and were rushing out of the targeted building while the second cop was charged for not using his SLR rifle(HT FILE)
One of them was charged for leaving his colleague at the spot where robbers had committed a robbery and were rushing out of the targeted building while the second cop was charged for not using his SLR rifle(HT FILE)

Two cops suspended after fleeing from robbers

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:45 PM IST
One of them was charged for leaving his colleague at the spot where robbers had committed a robbery
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The National Common Mobility Card will allow entry and exit from Metro stations with the help of a smartphone, known as the automatic fare collection system(AP)
The National Common Mobility Card will allow entry and exit from Metro stations with the help of a smartphone, known as the automatic fare collection system(AP)

‘One nation, one mobility card’: All you need to know about NCMC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:55 PM IST
The idea of NCMC was floated by the Nandan Nilekani committee set up by the Reserve Bank of India. NCMC will allow passengers with RuPay debit card, issued in the last 18 months by 23 banks, including SBI, UCO Bank, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank etc, to be swiped for Metro travel.
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A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DDA to announce new housing scheme, offer 1,175 new flats

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:19 AM IST
Of the 1,175 flats, 700 will be in the Middle Income Group (MIG) category, 200 in the High Income Group (HIG) category and the rest will be in the economically weaker section. The flats are located in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka and south-east Delhi’s Jasola.
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After remaining suspended on seven corridors for most of the day due to the protests, normal services to and from NCR cities resumed from 5pm on Thursday.(ANI)
After remaining suspended on seven corridors for most of the day due to the protests, normal services to and from NCR cities resumed from 5pm on Thursday.(ANI)

Metro to remain suspended from NCR cities to Delhi on Friday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:57 AM IST
Trains from Delhi to these cities, however, will ply as usual. The corporation also clarified that metro services in Delhi, and within the respective NCR cities -- as well as the rapid metro -- will run normally.
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Earlier in September, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) struck a deal with BEML for its metro masterplan.(HT file photo)
Earlier in September, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) struck a deal with BEML for its metro masterplan.(HT file photo)

BEML secures Rs 501 crore deal from DMRC for 12 more train sets, rise in shares over 2%

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The regulatory filing informed that with this deal the total contract value has jumped to around Rs 4,318 crores from the previous value of Rs 3,817 crore.
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Passengers stand in a long queue at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi.(PTI)
Passengers stand in a long queue at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi.(PTI)

Metro to give real-time info on waiting time

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:17 AM IST
DMRC will put up information on its social media accounts about stations where the average waiting time is beyond 20 minutes during peak hours.
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Commuters wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus and travel in a metro train which has markings to ensure social distancing in New Delhi.(AP)
Commuters wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus and travel in a metro train which has markings to ensure social distancing in New Delhi.(AP)

DMRC requests Centre to stagger office timings

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:19 AM IST
DMRC managing director Mangu Singh, it is learnt, has written to Union housing and urban affairs ministry in this regard suggesting that government and private offices should work in two slots: 9am and 4pm and 11 am to 6pm.
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MMRDA has regretted the death of the woman in an accident on the western express highway.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
MMRDA has regretted the death of the woman in an accident on the western express highway.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Mumbai: Woman dies after crane rams Metro pillar on highway

UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:35 PM IST
According to officials, the crane was being taken to the Metro site along the Western Express Highway when it lost control and rammed into the pillar.
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Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

By Saudamini Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
This book is a fictional case-study for the slogan “The revolution will be feminist, or it will be nothing.”
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A monorail during a trial run ahead of the resumption of services from Chembur to Jacob Circle during Unlock 5 in Mumbai. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
A monorail during a trial run ahead of the resumption of services from Chembur to Jacob Circle during Unlock 5 in Mumbai. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Monorail services resume in Mumbai after pandemic; ridership continues to be low

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The Monorail services have started a day ahead of resumption of more popular Metro services on the 11-km Ghatkopar-Versova route.
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At India Gate, New Delhi. Of the two hours and 10 minutes spent on a bunch of activities which can be described as socialising and the proverbial ‘adda’, Indians spend at least one-and-a-half hours talking or chatting, according to the data.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
At India Gate, New Delhi. Of the two hours and 10 minutes spent on a bunch of activities which can be described as socialising and the proverbial ‘adda’, Indians spend at least one-and-a-half hours talking or chatting, according to the data.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Where does the time go? Check out fascinating new data on how Indians spend the day

By Team HT | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Men get more time for learning and leisure. Women’s chores boom after marriage. (No surprises so far). But you’ll never guess how little time children spend reading, and adults e-mailing. Parsing new findings from the National Statistical Office.
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Metro-3 Aarey car shed at Aarey colony. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the shed would be shifted to Kanjurmarg in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Metro-3 Aarey car shed at Aarey colony. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the shed would be shifted to Kanjurmarg in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

After MVA decision on Metro-3, citizens to submit a holistic plan for all metros

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:29 AM IST
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that the Metro-3 car depot would be constructed in Kanjurmarg along with the Metro-6 project, which stretches from Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli
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CM Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement during his address to the state on Sunday.(File photo)
CM Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement during his address to the state on Sunday.(File photo)

Maharashtra: Aarey Metro car shed to be moved to Kanjurmarg

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:33 PM IST
In his address to the state, the CM said that two Metro corridors -- Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro 3) and Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli (Metro 6) will be integrated
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DMRC teams had counselled, but not fined, more than 5,000 people, in an attempt to ensure that the new travel guidelines are followed.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
DMRC teams had counselled, but not fined, more than 5,000 people, in an attempt to ensure that the new travel guidelines are followed.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

DMRC fines 2,214 passengers in 9 days for not wearing masks

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:00 AM IST
According to DMRC data, from September 11 — when the rail corporation started imposing fines for mask violations — till September 20, at least 2,214 commuters had been fined for not wearing masks.
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The authorites have refilled the portion that had caved-in.(HT Photo)
The authorites have refilled the portion that had caved-in.(HT Photo)

Mumbai road caves-in at Metro-3 site near Girgaon station, no one hurt

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Teams of MMRC are monitoring the nearby buildings to ensure they were not affected in the cave-in.
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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s govt has passed an order to set up the Uttar Pradesh Special Security force.(ANI)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s govt has passed an order to set up the Uttar Pradesh Special Security force.(ANI)

UP to get special security force with powers to search and arrest without any warrant

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:39 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the creation of this force after an order from the Allahabad high court. The UPSSF will have the powers to search without any warrant.
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The e-passes can be booked from the ‘Pathadisha’ mobile app. Entry to the metro stations will only be allowed on showing the e-passes.(PTI)
The e-passes can be booked from the ‘Pathadisha’ mobile app. Entry to the metro stations will only be allowed on showing the e-passes.(PTI)

Kolkata Metro to resume services from today

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Metro services on both the lines have remained suspended since March 23 when the nationwide lockdown was announced in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A Magenta Line metro train at a station platform after services on the line were resumed in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A Magenta Line metro train at a station platform after services on the line were resumed in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Monday challenge: DMRC to make 4500 trips to meet rush

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to make 4,500 train trips from Monday , as it expects a surge in ridership.
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NEET aspirants, many accompanied by their guardians, queued up in front of metro stations to reach their examination centres well before 10 am(HT file)
NEET aspirants, many accompanied by their guardians, queued up in front of metro stations to reach their examination centres well before 10 am(HT file)

NEET 2020: Kolkata Metro resumes services with special trains for aspirants

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Regular passenger services will commence on Monday with social distancing measures and other safety protocols in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Metro official said.
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The metro services in Delhi resumed services on Yellow line from September 7 with many measures for the safety of passengers and curtailed operations.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The metro services in Delhi resumed services on Yellow line from September 7 with many measures for the safety of passengers and curtailed operations.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Metro starts following previous timetable on all sections

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:22 AM IST
The DMRC had on Friday informed that services in Phase 3 will also begin from September 20 following the earlier time table.
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Local train services have been shut since March 22 and are currently available only for essential workers.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)
Local train services have been shut since March 22 and are currently available only for essential workers.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT photo)

Covid-19: Demand for local trains, Metro in Mumbai gets louder amid lockdown

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The demand for transportation has grown especially after the state allowed private offices to operate at 30% capacity from September 2
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Is that a flying duck-like creature attracting the kids to look out of the window of a moving train? No, that’s illustrator Samar Khan’s imagination that has resurged with the return of Delhi Metro on tracks!(PHOTO: Instagram)
Is that a flying duck-like creature attracting the kids to look out of the window of a moving train? No, that’s illustrator Samar Khan’s imagination that has resurged with the return of Delhi Metro on tracks!(PHOTO: Instagram)

Delhi Metro returns with its fun factors: Doodles, books as surprises to be expected soon

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Groups such as Books on The Delhi Metro are setting up plans, and individuals such as Samar Khan aka Metro Doodler is already excited to get back into action as the trains recommence their journey across Delhi-NCR.
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While all were satisfied with the safety protocols in place, a few struggled with cashless transactions as they did not have access to online modes of payment(Abhinav Saha/HT file photo)
While all were satisfied with the safety protocols in place, a few struggled with cashless transactions as they did not have access to online modes of payment(Abhinav Saha/HT file photo)

Gurugram: What made commuters take the Metro

By Prayag Arora Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:14 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) resumed its Metro services after a hiatus of 169 days due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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The commuters are now required to put all their belongings such as bags, mobile phones or any other metallic objects, like keys, in trays for checking, much like the checking counters at airports.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The commuters are now required to put all their belongings such as bags, mobile phones or any other metallic objects, like keys, in trays for checking, much like the checking counters at airports.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Noida: Aqua Line restarts metro; ridership low on first day

By Shafaque Alam | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Metro staff and security personnel were deployed, with safety gear in tow, to guide commuters at the stations. At the Sector 51 metro station which HT visited, NMRC had placed a contactless hand sanitiser and temperature checking machine at the entry gate.
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Passengers travelling in a coach of Yellow line maintaining social distancing norms.(ANI)
Passengers travelling in a coach of Yellow line maintaining social distancing norms.(ANI)

Passengers, staff cautious as Metros back on track

By HT C and Agencies | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Traffic was thin on the first day as many commuters said that they were still not sure if taking public transport was safe due to the risk of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Stickers and markings were seen both in trains and on platforms so that passengers maintain social distancing.
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Preparations underway for the reopening of Aqua Metro Line, Noida on September 5.(Sunil Ghosh / HT photo)
Preparations underway for the reopening of Aqua Metro Line, Noida on September 5.(Sunil Ghosh / HT photo)

NMRC resumes Metro services with improved safety measures

By Shafaque Alam | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 01:31 PM IST
The day began with just two to four passengers on each train from 7 am to 11 am. Metro staff and security personnel with safety gears were deployed to guide the commuters at the stations
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Security guards wearing face shields stands beside the metro train entrance during a press preview ahead of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)'s reopening of services for public on September 7, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Security guards wearing face shields stands beside the metro train entrance during a press preview ahead of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)'s reopening of services for public on September 7, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Metro to resume services from tomorrow: Here are the important things to follow

By hindustantimes.com |Edited by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:00 PM IST
In addition to the positives these changes have brought to the Indian market, they have also brought Indian automotive industry at par with the developed regions like Europe, Japan and the USA.
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Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri on Wednesday had said instructions have been given not to stop trains at those stations, where Metro rail passengers are seen violating social distancing norms.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri on Wednesday had said instructions have been given not to stop trains at those stations, where Metro rail passengers are seen violating social distancing norms.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Government plans round-the-clock surveillance to avoid crowding at Metro stations, will ‘name and shame’ violators

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:29 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday had issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the resumption of Metro services under the unlock 4.0 guidelines in a bid to revive the economy that has been battered by the viral outbreak since end-March
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