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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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17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.

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A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar

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Image: Bhagwant Mann (Twitter)

Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died

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Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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