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Joy ride

[NEW DELHI, India] Delhites are excited about their new subway system. The new underground train system, a US$1.7 billion project that started in 1998, opened on Christmas Eve.

The first day met with delays and much interference. There were reports of tampering with the automated doors as well as technical difficulties with the automated ticket machines and entry gates.

Many of the riders simply took the train as a holiday outing. The Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC) hopes that with more police officials out on Thursday, people will follow as they are instructed and not unnecessarily fiddle with the system.

The trains were built by a Japanese-Korean consortium and are on a par with those running in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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