Delhi Metro Presses 21 Additional Trains Into Service on its Network

Delhi Metro Presses 21 Additional Trains Into Service on its Network

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Date of Post: 01 Nov, 2018

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Wednesday pressed 21 additional trains into service on its network that will provide 812 additional number of trips daily, officials said. The move came on a day when the 17.8-km Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake section of the Pink Line was opened for passengers, that will have 3 interchange facilities.

More Information:

  • A DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) spokesperson said,”Keeping in view the worsening of air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Delhi Metro has introduced 21 additional number of trains on its network on October 31, which will provide 812 additional number of trips per day.”
  • This includes 14 trains with 730 trips on Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake section of Line-7.
  • With these additional trips, the DMRC for the first time will be running 4,831 trips in a day, the highest ever so far.
  • The 17.8 kilometre long Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Shiv Vihar Metro corridor was formally flagged off on Wednesday for passenger operations by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs and Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  • This 17.8   kilometre elevated section comprises of 15 elevated stations – Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake, East Vinod Nagar- Mayur Vihar- II , Mandawali- West Vinod Nagar, I.P. Extension, Anand Vihar ISBT, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad, Maujpur- Babarpur, Gokulpuri, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar.
  • The main highlight of this section will be the presence of 3 interchange stations – Anand Vihar (with Blue Line), Karkardooma (with Blue Line) and Welcome (with Red Line).

To know more about recent developments of Delhi Metro –

30 Oct, 2018: JICA Signs ODA Loan of INR 3,300 Crore for Delhi Metro Phase 3 (Tranche III)

30 Oct, 2018 : Delhi government likely to give its approval to Phase-IV of Delhi Metro Soon

30 Oct, 2018 : Delhi Metro To Join League Of Top Metro Networks Having Span Of Over 300 km


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