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This is a weekly show hosted by Hindustan Times' metro editor Shivani Singh. On this show, she talks about the quality of life in Delhi, discusses issues that matter to its residents, and takes their concerns to experts and policymakers. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT smartcast.

This is a weekly show hosted by Hindustan Times' metro editor Shivani Singh. On this show, she talks about the quality of life in Delhi, discusses issues that matter to its residents, and takes their concerns to experts and policymakers. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT smartcast.
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This is a weekly show hosted by Hindustan Times' metro editor Shivani Singh. On this show, she talks about the quality of life in Delhi, discusses issues that matter to its residents, and takes their concerns to experts and policymakers. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT smartcast.

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9: 'Pedestrians, cyclists have equal rights on roads': Delhi PWD minister Satyendar Jain

11/6/2019
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In this episode of Metro Matters, Delhi’s PWD minister Satyendar Jain speaks to Hindustan Times’ metro editor Shivani Singh about the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government’s decision to redesign nine arterial roads in the national capital to streamline traffic movement. Jain dispels the notion that creating space for pedestrians and cyclists will reduce the road space for vehicles and result in traffic jams. He also talks about the government efforts to mitigate dust pollution and...

Duration:00:10:15

8: Punctuality, crowding, last-mile travel: Delhi Metro chief on challenges

10/31/2019
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In the latest edition of Metro Matters, Mangu Singh, managing director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, speaks to Shivani Singh, metro editor, Hindustan Times. The Delhi Metro chief talks about tackling the challenges of punctuality in operations, the growing problem of crowding at stations as well as fixing last-mile connectivity. Mangu Singh says that the corporation is planning to introduce new, energy-efficient mobility options such as e-rickshaws and e-bikes to complement the feeder bus...

Duration:00:12:21

7: EPCA’s Sunita Narain on why exemptions will dilute Delhi’s odd-even plan

10/16/2019
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In this episode of Metro Matters, Shivani Singh, speaks to Sunita Narain, member of the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), about the hits and misses in Delhi's fight against air pollution. Supporting the Delhi government's decision to enforce odd-even road space rationing from November 4-15, Narain backed the inclusion of two-wheelers in the plan. Narain said she hopes that the arrangement will be brought in every time pollution levels...

Duration:00:10:17

6: How fear of hefty fines is making Delhi roads safer

10/4/2019
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Hindustan Times' Metro Editor Shivani Singh talks to Delhi Police’ Special Commissioner (Traffic) Taj Hassan about the impact on Delhi roads since the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Hassan believes that steep fines are needed in a city such as Delhi. He adds that since the amended law came into force on September 1, more people are wearing seat belts and helmets, and many drivers have started following the stop line regulation.

Duration:00:09:15

5: Delhi Transport Minister on ‘odd and even’ of road rationing

10/4/2019
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Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh speaks to Delhi's transport and environment minister Kailash Gahlot about the AAP government's decision to reintroduce for the third time 'the odd and even' road space rationing between November 4 and 15. Gahlot says that two-wheeler riders will be exempt from the drive because the public transport is still not adequate to take the extra load of passengers. Also even as critics question the efficacy of this arrangement in bringing down pollution...

Duration:00:10:11

4: Why Delhi deserves the world heritage city tag

10/4/2019
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Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh speaks to historian Swapna Liddle, also the convener of the Delhi chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), about Delhi’s renewed plans to seek the UNESCO world heritage city status. Liddle, whose organisation is helping the government prepare the brief for the city’s nomination, says the recognition will set off a chain reaction among Delhi's residents and authorities to look at our heritage areas differently and work...

Duration:00:10:14

3: Delhi's Happiness lessons: Making studies a source of joy

10/4/2019
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Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh attends a happiness class. The special classes were launched by the Delhi government in the state-run schools last year to address the emotional concerns of students. We speak to Delhi's education minister Manish Sisodia about the happiness curriculum, and learn from a bunch of students and their teachers about the journey.

Duration:00:08:02

2: Street crimes get violent in Delhi, but top cop Amulya Patnaik has a plan

10/4/2019
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As residents complain about frequent incidents of snatching on city roads, Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik says his force’s prevention strategies have started showing positive results. In conversation with Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh in another episode of Metro Matters -- a weekly show on everything that matters to Delhi -- Patnaik talks about his priorities, the role of community-based strategies and the challenges of policing in the national capital.

Duration:00:08:11

1: ‘Basic services for Delhi, not poll sops’: Manish Sisodia

10/4/2019
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Delhi is divided in its opinion on the AAP government’s initiatives to provide free power, WiFi and commutes for women. But Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia asserts that AAP is mandated to do the people’s work.

Duration:00:10:38