16 May, 2021

State Gazette

Delhi's netherworld starts throbbing, Mayawati proves a 'true' friend; Tarun Gogoi battles on two fronts; Communal trouble in Borsad; Chandrababu sets his sight on the polls and Zero becomes 47 at one stroke.

Gireesh G.V.
State Gazette
The Capital Gets Itself An Underworld
Delhi’s netherworld, after four years of frenetic activity and eager anticipation, has finally started throbbing. Last week, the much-awaited first metro rail rolled out of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s Shastri Park depot after it was flagged off, on a test run, by deputy prime minister L.K. Advani. He was joined, among others, by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.

After Calcutta—which got its Metro back in the mid-’80s—it’s time at last for Delhi to join the subway league of London, Paris and New York, thanks to the ambitious Rs 12,000-crore Indo-Japanese project.

The first 8.3-km stretch between Shahdara and Tis Hazari will become fully operational by December. The trains, supplied by a South Korean consortium, will run at a frequency of eight minutes, which is supposed to gradually improve to a train every three minutes, ferrying 23 lakh commuters daily.

But that’s for later. For now,...

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