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However, approached them. Rock bottom along with Angola, it felt a wave of patriotism ran in the studio. 24.a seventeenth-century monument ? Dilip Kumar . on his birthday Dec 11 wishes prayers and duas for good health and happiness” Dilip Kumar is known for his memorable performance in film including Ganga Jumna Devdas Andaz Babul Aan Amar Shaheed Naya Daur Madhumati Ram Aur Shyam Shakti and Mashaal For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Delhi Metro is a time-travelling device At the west Delhi stations like Rajouri Garden or Patel Nagar you’ll feel a mileu marked by the Punjabiyat from the post-partition 60s that still sits on old kothis and markets selling greasy spare parts Get off at the Central Secretariat station in Lutyens’ Delhi and you see Ambassadors circling fountains made of sandstone which serve as a reminder of the British and also of our freedom from them There are the crushingly-packed streets leading up to Ghalib’s haveli around Chandni Chowk station and equally petite ones that light up with pubs and cafes as you crawl out of South Delhi’s Hauz Khas station The metro’s 85 stations are spread across 12493 kilometers along which 227 trains traverse bridges and tunnels to bring the capital closer to itself On 25 December 2002 the day the Delhi Metro started its operations 114835 commuters boarded its Red Line Till April 2016 in its Red Yellow Blue Green and Violet lines a total of 1001 billion (100165 crores) passengers had travelled by the Delhi Metro registering a 656 percent growth in average daily ridership since the previous financial year Till 29 March 2017 the ridership had touched 100165 crore and the average daily ridership was 276 million The Aam Aadmi Party has opposed the hike and is busy staging protests outside stations Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has informed the Delhi government that if it wants to stop the hike in fares then it needs to shell out Rs 3000 crore annually Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has responded that his government is ready to provide half the funds on the condition that it should be handed over the operations of the metro rail network Delhi’s transport minister Gopal Rai has given a statement that the Modi government is trying to burden the aam aadmi by increasing their daily expenditure He also dismissed the argument that the surge will in any way make up for losses He highlighted that the fare hadn’t increased in the last eight years but has gone through two revisions in the last six months An increase in ticket rates will lead to a drop in ridership the minister said at a recent press meet Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia described the hike as a conspiracy in favour of private cab operators Ola and Uber Most travellers in the eight coaches of that train rubbished the theory and said cab fares are relatively much higher Source: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation To find out what ordinary citizens actually feel about the fare hike and the protests Firstpost boarded the train from Dwarka Sector 9 to Mandi House station on a busy morning “I have recently moved here from Kolkata The metro here is far better than the one in Kolkata I don’t really care if I have to spend a little more for quality” stated Krishnesh who works in Noida “Look around everything is getting expensive If we can bear the burden of expensive food clothes and bear the brunt of GST then we can surely spend some more for our convenience” he added A little ahead there was Sadan Sahni who works as a domestic helper in Noida “The metro crosses the border with ease Which other mode of transport will take us through long distances with such ease" he told us The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has extended its bus services to border districts in the NCR like Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Badarpur and Bahadurgarh (both in Haryana) but these often require the riders to switch buses “It is easier to switch trains as one doesn’t have to face the heat” remarked Sahni adding that swapping buses in heat rising 40 plus degrees Celsius augments his fatigue Garima a student in a private law college asks Kejriwal’s government why it is wasting its time and energy on pretending to protect ordinary citizens from metro ticket price rise “The metro is a necessity now we cannot do without it Why doesn’t the government focus on improving the metro feeder bus services instead Those small buses are crowded and the driver doesn’t start till the vehicle is full” she feels it is unfortunate that after a world class travel experience one faces such a hassle The metro feeder bus service is the DMRC’s last mile connectivity solution As per the DMRC’s website 149 low-floor buses are operational each with a capacity of 18 The other options to get to the destination from the station are by cycle rickshaws or battery-operated rickshaws which are vulnerable on larger roads As per the Road Accidents in India 2015 report by the transport research wing of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Delhi witnessed the highest number of road accident deaths and accounts for 77 percent of all road traffic accident fatalities in the country While there were 1372 accidents on single-lane roads four lane or more roads with central dividers saw 2588 accidents Commuters at the Delhi metro Pallavi Rebbapragada/Firstpost Last month the Delhi Cabinet approved a proposal to procure 2000 buses which includes 1000 DTC and another 1000 cluster buses “I haven’t boarded a bus in ten years Luckily the metro had started by the time I entered college Since childhood I had been hearing horror stories of my sisters and aunts being molested in crowded buses” said Meenakshi One thing the commuters in the ladies’ compartment agreed on was that the metro brought with it a new psyche and new standards of respect even towards the elderly and disabled who have seats reserved for them Two other commuters Manjeet and Rekha boarded the train at Janakpuri station They ranted about bus drivers taking pride in hitting jerky brakes or dunking passengers far away from bus stops They feel safe in sending their daughters to college in a train heavily guarded at each stop “The metro has changed the way Delhi girls travel in the capital" they said In order to the ensure the safety of women who use the capital’s public transport in 2016 the AAP-run government hired 200 private security guards and deployed them as marshals in DTC buses Rajender Kumar who works in the administrative division of the DTC station in Dwarka alleged that the marshals are mostly asleep or tuned into their headphones These marshals who are in civil clothes merge with the crowd He suggested that they should instead be uniformed and stationed at bus stops so they can invoke fear in the minds of anti-social elements and also help clear traffic congestion He also asked why the Delhi government doesn’t show as much enthusiasm is taking up issues plaguing the DTC Another problem that he pointed out was that a good amount of conductors hired on contract are sent back home each day because the buses are far fewer in number These men are between 20-30 years of age hold licenses and are registered with the employment exchange Other commuters too pointed to the relative safety of the metro “It is not as though the metro isn’t crowded especially at stations like Rajiv Chowk and Vaishali but it is still safer than the buses People get up and offer seats to the elderly there are attendants at every station and also a wheel chair facility we can avail” said Mr Rajendar Singh a septuagenarian who feels the metro lets him feel independent Singh said he won’t mind paying some more for such facilities He challenged politicians to board the bus from Kirti Nagar to West Enclave a popular route in West Delhi A ticket vending machine at the Delhi metro Pallavi Rebbapragada/Firstpost Kishto who migrated to Delhi from Jharkhand said “It is better to pay higher fees to the metro authorities in order to reduce foreign debt I am contributing to development while making good use of it" Another issue that multiple passengers pointed to was the constant congestion on roads in the interiors of West East and Old Delhi “My business is based in Chandni Chowk where the roads aren’t enough wide enough for cars to enter It takes me just 50 minutes to get there from Janakpuri which would roughly been 25 hours had I been driving Ask any trader/shopkeeper in Chandni Chowk and they’ll tell you that their business has expanded after the metro started there in 2005” said Kapil Malhotra In complete agreement with him is a trader who travels daily from Kirti Nagar (West Delhi) to Gurgaon and back for Rs 120 a day “In my case it takes me an hour longer in the metro because I have to change trains at Connaught Place But with petrol prices hitting Rs 70 a litre I find the train cheaper” Apart from the AAP student bodies Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) have also expressed their resentment publicly NSUI members jumped onto the tracks at the Vishwavidyalaya Station “Prior to this protest we had sought appointments from Mr Hardeep Puri Union Minister and Mr Kailash Gahlot Transport Minister Delhi But we were refused an appointment This shows the dictatorial mindset of both the Central and State governments as they refused to meet students who wanted to express their pain and anguish on the exorbitant fare hike by the Delhi Metro in which both governments have an equal stake” said Neeraj Mishra national media in-charge of the NSUI The members of the ABVP staged an equally dramatic protest They stormed into the DMRC’s headquarters the Metro Bhavan at Barakhamba Road and started shouting slogans The protest turned violent when the police intervened and began dragging them out “We were protesting peacefully and the police manhandled us A special metro pass for students has been an agenda in our manifesto since two years” informed Prerna Bharadwaj member ABVP It’s time the ruling dispensation in Delhi rethinks what it chooses to resist and also the method it uses to channel that resistance BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu who has been nominated as the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling NDA alliance resigned from his post as Union minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet reports said Naidu’s resignation was confirmed by The Hindu as well as the News18 ontwitter #BREAKING — Venkaiah Naidu resigns as Urban Development Minister pictwittercom/7UWSOzt4Kf — News18 (@CNNnews18) July 17 2017 Just in- @MVenkaiahNaidu resigns as Union minister — The Hindu (@the_hindu) July 17 2017 File image of M Venkaiah Naidu PTI Sixty-eight-year-old Naidu was in-charge of the Ministry of Housing andUrban AffairsandUrban Poverty Alleviation as well as Information & Broadcasting ministries Naidu is among the most experienced leaders in the BJP and is pitted againstOpposition’s Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the 2017 vice-presidential polls The BJP leader Earlier speaking about Naidu’s candidature in the vice-presidential elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that it was Naidu’s experience that made him ‘a fitting candidate’ to become a Rajya Sabha chairperson "I know @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu for years Have always admired his hard work andtenacity A fitting candidate for the office of vice-president" the prime minister hadtweeted soon after the announcement of the decision of BJP’s Parliamentary Board the highest decision-making body of the party? #GER‘s @Manuel_Neuer is the only goalkeeper unbeaten in all four of his matches so far. 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