Delhi Metro to increase trains, trips from March 2
New Delhi, March 1, 2015
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today said it had decided to put additional trains into service during off-peak (11 am to 4.30 pm) and evening peak hours (4.30 pm to 8.30 pm) from tomorrow for greater passenger convenience.
This induction of additional trains will help thousands of passengers during these hours to reach their destinations on time, a press release from DMRC said.
According to it, there will be a 17 additional trains performing 104 extra train trips during off-peak and evening peak hours on all lines of the Metro system (except Line-5 and Airport Express Line).
"The move is aimed at decongesting the evening peak hour passenger rush and also to encourage passengers to avail Metro services during off-peak hours. This new plan will help in facilitating a comfortable train ride for all its passengers throughout the day. The move will also help in providing increased frequency of trains during these hours to the passengers," the release said.
"It has been a constant endeavor of the Delhi Metro to meet the demand and supply in terms of passengers and carrying capacity of the trains. From 2010 to 2014, DMRC has increased the number of coaches from 640 to 1076, an increase of almost 70% across the network. This has been in tandem with the present passenger load of about 25 lakh per day. In these years, all four coach trains on Line-2, 3 and 4 – the busiest lines of the Delhi Metro have been converted into 6 and 8 coaches and Line-1 have also got number of 6 coach trains to accommodate increased passengers," the release added.