Delhi Weekly Updates : Smarter Metro,Wi-Fi at CP and more


Amidst a chilly weather and a heated political environment, Delhi saw few interesting developments in the past week. Let’s have a look at the recent updates from the National Capital that’s bringing cheers to the city. 


Recharge Delhi Metro Smart Card with SMS

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation launched the facility to recharge Metro smart cards by sending an SMS to 9222208888. This  recharge through SMS, however, can only be done by passengers who have an account with ICICI bank.

To avail the facility, passengers need to send the SMS in the format:[ DMRC Card Engraved ID][Amount][ last six digit of ICICI Bank account]. The card engraved ID is written on the back side of the smart card, and the maximum permissible amount currently is Rs 1,000.

After this, you have to go to one of the 71 Metro stations and show the Smart Card at an Add Value Machine (AVM) to complete the add value process. Till date, a total of 147 AVMs are installed at 71 Metro stations.

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Wi-Fi access in Connaught Place

Tata Teleservices Limited, in association with the New Delhi Municipal Council, launched public wi-fi access in Connaught Place on November 16. The wi-fi service will cover more than 4.5 sq KM.

Delhi University installs special technology for blind students in libraries

Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries. This ‘Inclusive Print Access Project’ includes a high-speed camera called ‘LEXAIR’ and a flat-bed scanner.The students can bookmark various portions and also right notes in the margins. Besides this, the project also includes a software called ‘braille space’ in which the students can record their assignments and convert them into written text. Another feature, is a software called NVDA which will help the students in reading newspapers and browsing Internet.The software has been procured from Germany and can transcribe English text with an accuracy of 99 per cent and Hindi books with 90 per cent .

No petrol for Delhi motorists without pollution certificate from Dec. 1

From December vehicle owners not having pollution certificates would not be able to buy fuel from the petrol pumps across the city. On-the-spot fines, amounting to at least Rs. 1000, will be levied on drivers without valid PUCs.



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