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Delhi’s first dumbbell-shaped station likely to open next month

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Lack of space has forced Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to construct the first dumbbell-shaped station in Najafgarh on the rail network. One of the three upcoming stations on the Delhi Metro’s Grey Line, Najafgarh will be ready for passengers by next month.

Senior DMRC officials explained that the Najafgarh station was initially planned in the regular rectangle shape. However, when the work began on-ground, the agency could not acquire some of the private land needed for the project. “We tried hard to explain to the owners of these plots, but since they are yet to see how the Metro will benefit the area they were adamant on their stand. We had no other option but to plan the station with what was available with us,” a senior Metro official said.

The official said the station area shrinks by a few metres in the middle, but the engineers have not compromised with the space required for passenger movement in either ticketing area or the platform. In fact, lengthwise the Najafgarh metro station is 88 metres longer than the length of a regular metro station. The length of Najafgarh station is 288 metres, while the length of an average station is 200 metres.

“All adjustments have been made in the operational area, where our offices and operational rooms are located. The space one enters after swiping the ticket and the area before that is also bigger than the space at other stations,” the official said.

The platform length at Najafgarh is also nearly 195 metres, as against the average 140 metres, officials said.

The Grey Line will connect the rural pockets of the city with Dwarka. Officials said the construction work on the corridor has been completed and it is likely to open for passengers by October. The line has three stations—Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh—and it will provide a link with the existing Blue Line (between Dwarka sector-21 and Noida Electronic City/Vaishali).

By 2020, the Grey Line will be connected with another station at the Dhansa Bus Stand.

Before Najafgarh, the DMRC had to alter the design of its station at Ashram (on the Pink Line connecting Shiv Vihar and Majlis Park) because they could not acquire a plot of land. At 151.6 metres long, Ashram went on to become the smallest metro station in the country.

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Pleasant weather in Delhi, it will rain for the next two days.

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The weather pattern is changing in Delhi. The weather in the national capital has been pleasant since morning today (Wednesday). The wind is blowing between the movement of clouds, due to which the temperature has come down. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), it will be partly cloudy in Delhi today i.e. on September 14. Also, there may be light rain or drizzle with winds at some places.

After the rains on Monday in Delhi, there was a slight drop in the temperature on Tuesday and people got a slight respite from the sultry heat. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a change in the weather and light rain in Delhi-NCR from today i.e. Wednesday.

According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there may be light rain in Delhi for the next two days from today. It will be cloudy and winds will blow at a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour. In Delhi today, September 14, the minimum temperature may be 26 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature may remain 34 degree Celsius.

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Make Noida part of Delhi, AAP leader writes open letter to PM Modi

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Aam Aadmi Party’s Gautam Buddh Nagar region president Bhupendra Singh Jadaun has composed an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the incorporation of Noida inside the province of Delhi.

In the open letter dated September 12, posted from Jadaun’s twitter account, he has requested that Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has been giving essential conveniences, for example, water, power, schooling, wellbeing, and transport to individuals of Delhi, which the occupants of Gautam Buddh Nagar locale (Noida) have been denied of. “Very much like Delhi, individuals of Gautam Buddh Nagar ought to likewise have the option to get free power, good education, the advantages of Farishte scheme; the ladies inhabitants ought to have the option free transportation; senior residents ready to go on pilgrimage free of charge; and they are not made to go around different offices to get their Aadhaar card, ration card or driving permit,” the letter peruses.

Jadaun has expressed that the occupants of Noida ought to likewise get the option to choose their delegates in the neighborhood enterprises, very much like it occurs in Delhi. Further, the occupants living in metropolitan and country regions in the area ought to get the possession freedoms of their territory, while the people who live in alleged unlawful provinces ought to likewise get proprietorship privileges alongside essential conveniences like in Delhi, he said.

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New rule on free electricity in Delhi, subsidy will not be available without applying from today, CM Kejriwal announced

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement. Now only those people will get electricity subsidy in Delhi, who will apply for it. The applications for this will start from today itself.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that some people do not want to take free electricity. In such a situation, now only those people in Delhi will get electricity subsidy who will apply for it.

Form to be filled

A form will come along with the electricity bill. The form has to be submitted to the electricity bill center. He said that we are issuing a number (7011311111). A missed call has to be made on this number. A message will come on a missed call. There will be a link in it. Which will open the form on WhatsApp. Messages will also be sent to those whose mobile numbers are registered. The number of people who will fill the form on 31 October. They will get the benefit of the scheme. On filling the form in the next month, the bill of the previous month will have to be submitted. He said that his government would run door-to-door awareness campaign regarding this.

The facility will be applicable from October 1

Arvind Kejriwal said, earlier there used to be a lot of electricity in Delhi. We fixed it. Now electricity is available 24 hours. Electricity is available free of cost in Delhi. The money saved by stopping corruption is giving convenience to the people. He told that there are 58 lakh consumers of electricity in Delhi, out of which 30 lakh electricity bills come to zero. Half the bills of 17 lakh consumers come. We will give subsidy to those who ask for subsidy. This facility will be applicable from 1st October.

Source: Aajtak

 

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