Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the concessionaire of Delhi Airport Metro Express, Reliance Infra have decided to go in for arbitration over their disagreements following detection of cracks in the line that resulted in the closure of the line in July.
Reliance Infrastructure, which is the concessionaire for the Airport Metro Express Line of the Delhi metro in the national capital, has accused the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) of forcing it to use faulty chips in the underground section.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is planning to introduce a new system to allow commuters to automatically top-up their travel smart cards for the network.
The DMRC will install new automatic fare collection gates that will allow smart cards to be recharged automatically by the commuters. The Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates will add a pre described amount to the card if the balance goes below the minimum limit and recharge the card while charging the commuters bank account.
The Delhi Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to withdraw from the Kochi Metro Rail Project and will soon close its office in the city after the completion of the ongoing work.
E Sreedharan, the Managing Director of DMRC said in a letter to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Aryadan Muhammad that the DMRC is backing out from the project as Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL)implements the project on its own.