DELHI: Delhi Metro’s 140 km long Phase-3 project, the largest in India so far, is going to be completed by the third quarter of 2017. Once fully operational, the new corridors will reduce travel time by up to 30 minutes.
* The Phase-3 built at a cost of over INR 40,000 crore (approx US$ 5,861.2 Million).
* The Phase-3 network will add 15 interchange stations to the existing 9 and will take the count of total Metro stations in Delhi-NCR to 227 — a first for an Indian city.
* The brand new 2 corridors the 58.59 kilometre long Pink Line (Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar) and the 38.23 kilometre long Magenta Line (Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden), and an extension of the Violet Line, called Heritage Line (ITO to Kashmere Gate), are going to push Delhi Metro’s daily ridership to more than 4 million.
* A study by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) stated that the Metro helped keep around 4 lakh cars off roads in 2014.
* Once the city’s upgraded Metro matrix is thrown open to public, the number is going to increase exponentially reducing pollution and most importantly, traffic congestions.
Help to Reduce travel time:
* Choosing the Metro rail over a car while travelling from Gurgaon-Noida will help commuters save 30 minutes.
* Same amount of time will be saved in travelling from Janakpuri-Faridabad, and over 15 min for going to Lajpat Nagar from Dwarka.
* Executive director (Corporate Communications), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Anuj Dayal said,“If we look at the Gurgaon to Noida road travel time, it takes around 90 minutes. With the new Hauz Khaz interchange station, the travel time will be flat 50 minutes. Passengers from Gurgaon will be able to get down at Hauz Khas and take a direct train to Kalkaji via the Magenta Line instead of taking the Violet Line from Central Secretariat.”
* The unique feature of the project is that walking from one point on the station to another is going to be easier & quicker.
Trains with Hi-tech:
* Commuters will travel in technologically advanced and energy-efficient trains on the new sections where DMRC is also putting in place a new signalling system known as Communication Based Train Control (CBTC).
* The trains equipped with Unattended Train Operation (UTO) feature will run driverless after about two years of their operation and will also have wi-fi facility.
A new look of Stations:
* The new stations will get a different look.
* The new stations will have more of the automated token & card recharge machinery.
* Platforms will get screen doors for better crowd management & stations will have better visual appeal with artworks.
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