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Delhi Metro Introduces Special ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ for G20 Summit Visitors.

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In a wonderful effort to enhance the experience of our international friends and visitors who will be attending the G20 Summit in Delhi, we have some exciting news to share! The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is rolling out something special just for you – ‘Tourist Smart Cards.’ These nifty cards have been specially crafted to make your travel within our city an absolute breeze, and they will be available at selected metro stations starting from September 4th for a limited 10-day period.

Now, let’s dive into the details. These smart cards will be waiting for you at dedicated counters in a total of 36 metro stations across Delhi. And guess what? We’ve got not one but two fantastic options for you to choose from – the one-day validity card and the three-day validity card. With these in your pocket, you’ll have the freedom to hop on and off our extensive metro network as much as you like, making it super convenient to explore all of Delhi’s amazing tourist hotspots.

So, let’s talk prices! The one-day validity Tourist Smart Card comes at an affordable rate of just Rs 200, and if you’re planning to stay a bit longer and soak in all the Delhi vibes, the three-day validity Tourist Smart Card is priced at Rs 500. And don’t worry, we’ve got your back with a refundable security deposit of Rs 50 included in that.

Now, here’s the best part – these cards give you unrestricted access to the entire metro network. No need to worry about entry/exit mismatches or overstaying within the system – we won’t be hitting you with any pesky penalties or surcharges. We’re here to make sure your journey is smooth and hassle-free.

To make your Delhi exploration even more enjoyable, we’ve got a little bonus for you. The Delhi Metro Rail offers a handy app that’s your go-to guide for everything metro-related. Inside the app, you’ll find a dedicated ‘Tour Guide’ section, where we’ve laid out all the metro stations and nearby tourist attractions just for you. It’s like having your own personal tour guide right in your pocket!

Here’s a quick list of metro stations with dedicated ‘Tourist Smart Card’ counters to help you get started:

1. Kashmere Gate 10. Jor Bagh 19. JLN Stadium 28. Sarojini Nagar
2. Chandni Chowk 11. Dilli haat – INA 20. Jangpura 29. Chhatarpur
3. Chawri Bazar 12. Lal Quila 21. Lajpat Nagar 30. Qutub Minar
4. New Delhi 13. Jama Masjid 22. Barakhamba Road 31. Hauz Khas
5. Rajiv Chowk 14. Delhi Gate 23. Ramakrishana Ashram Marg 32. Nehru Place
6. Patel Chowk 15. ITO 24. Jhandewalan 33. Kalkaji Mandir
7. Central Secretariat 16. Mandi House 25. Supreme Court 34. Akshardham
8. Udyog Bhawan 17. Janpath 26. Indraprastha 35. Terminal 1 IGI Airport
9. Lok Kalyan Marg 18. Khan Market 27. South Extension 36. Karol Bagh

 
So, dear international guests, get ready to explore Delhi with ease and enjoy your time at the G20 Summit to the fullest. We’re thrilled to welcome you, and we hope these ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ will add an extra layer of convenience and fun to your stay. Safe travels, and happy exploring!

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PM Modi Advises Cabinet Members to Delay Ayodhya Ram Temple Visits Amidst Devotee Rush.

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During a recent cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised colleagues to postpone visits to Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir due to the overwhelming number of devotees. Citing concerns about the heavy rush and potential inconvenience caused by VIPs adhering to protocols, the PM suggested Union Ministers plan their Ayodhya visits in March, according to government sources.

Simultaneously, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure efficient crowd management for the convenient ‘darshan’ of Ram Lalla. Over five lakh people visited the Ram temple on Tuesday after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. Adityanath urged public cooperation and patience, emphasizing that everyone deserves a darshan of the deity. The newly constructed temple’s doors opened at 6 am.

In response, the Ayodhya district magistrate deployed magistrates at eight locations for crowd control, as per the state government’s statement. Information Director Shishir reported that five lakh devotees had darshan of Ram Lalla, with the last entry at 10 pm. Instances of unruly crowds were promptly addressed by police and officials, ensuring orderly queues for darshan.

Chief Minister Adityanath, in a post on ‘X,’ detailed an on-site inspection of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple complex, issuing guidelines for a smooth darshan experience. The state government emphasized Adityanath’s hands-on approach at “ground zero” to ensure a seamless darshan for all.

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India Claims 4th Place in Global Stock Market Rankings, Surpassing Hong Kong.

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India secured the fourth spot in global market valuation, outpacing Hong Kong with a market capitalization of $4.3 trillion on January 22, according to Bloomberg. This achievement marks another triumph in India’s ongoing bull rally since hitting a multi-year low in March 2020. Contributing to this surge are global factors, including a shift toward a China-plus supply chain strategy, favoring India as a key alternative manufacturing source.

Internationally, the prolonged post-pandemic slowdown in China, juxtaposed with India’s resilient economic performance, has prompted increased fund allocation to the Indian market by international managers. Domestically, India stands out as one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, driven by robust tax collections, controlled inflation, strong corporate earnings, and a stable currency.

The stark performance contrast between India and Hong Kong is evident, with India’s benchmark Sensex surging two-and-a-half times since March 2020, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has seen a 33% decline. This exceptional outperformance, coupled with the listing of various companies, has propelled India to surpass Hong Kong in market capitalization.

Suman Bannerjee, CIO at Hedonova, sees India’s rise as a milestone, underscoring the nation’s economic resilience. He emphasizes that this achievement not only signifies numerical triumph but also positions India as a key player in the global financial arena, reflecting the country’s economic fortitude and promising prospects for investors navigating the vibrant Indian stock market landscape.

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Man Loses Legs in Sarai Rohilla Station Mishap During Robbery Attempt.

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In a distressing incident at Sarai Rohilla railway station, Gangji Velgi, a 55-year-old commuter, lost both legs while resisting a robbery attempt on the Ala Hazrat Express. The tragedy unfolded on January 17 when a young assailant attempted to snatch Gangji’s bag, leading to a fall between the platform and the moving train.

Delhi Police have detained a minor in connection with the case, investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Returning from Bhuj, Gujarat, with his family, Gangji recounted the ordeal, stating, “I tried to stop him, but he was strong. I fell under the train, screaming for help. After some time, someone pulled the chain and stopped the train.” Unfortunately, assistance arrived late, and Gangji’s legs were crushed by the time he was rescued.

Kamal, Gangji’s son, described the chaotic scene, mentioning that it took nearly a dozen individuals to free his father. Gangji, a warehouse manager in Okhla, is now facing life-altering consequences, having lost both legs.

Technicians swiftly extracted him, and a case was registered under sections related to voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery. The family, shocked by the sudden turn of events, is grappling with the challenges ahead.

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