New Delhi hopes new railway will ease city life

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NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (Reuters) - India's capital opened a slick city railway on Tuesday which authorities hope will ease pressure on New Delhi's overloaded road transport and cut pollution. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who travelled on the metro's gleaming South Korean-made cars on their first journey, pulled a lever and waved a green flag to launch a service billed as better than the subway systems of New York and Tokyo. The Delhi Metro, first conceived in the 1950s but delayed by ...

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