Delhi Metro plans more trains as it turns eight

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Old 25-Dec-2010
Delhi Metro plans more trains as it turns eight

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro, which is rapidly becoming the lifeline of the capital carrying some 1.6 million passengers daily, completed eight years in operation yesterday with plans afoot to add more trains and increase ridership further.

The year 2010 was a huge hit as the daily ridership doubled during the Commonwealth Games Delhi hosted in October, particularly after authorities dedicated separate lanes for the Games vehicles, leading to traffic jams. Thousands of people switched over to the Metro at that time, a Delhi Metro official said.

The mass rapid transit network made its first journey on December 24, 2002, as then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee flagged off the first Delhi Metro train. Although the Metro is now jam-packed and its sleek image has been dented with frequent technical snags in the past few months, commuters still prefer it to other modes of transport.


Many daily passengers complain that the Metro has become overcrowded in recent times.

Addressing this issue, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) inducted two six-coach trains on the Dwarka-Noida and Dwarka-Anand Vihar routes on Thursday night.

According to DMRC, the move will ensure a comfortable ride for commuters, given the huge rush in the present four-coach trains. The additional coaches will be able to accommodate about 600 more passengers per trip.

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