Delhi Metro to procure 17 new eight-coach trains

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) To deal with the increasing commuter rush, the Delhi Metro on Monday said it would procure 17 new eight-coach trains, and convert 61 six-coach trains into eight-coach formations on the busy Yellow, Red and Blue Lines of its network.

“In total, 258 new coaches are being procured — 162 new coaches are being procured which will be assembled at Savli in Gujarat and 96 new coaches will be procured from a plant in Bengaluru.

“These coaches are being procured specifically to cater to the requirements of the Rithala – Dilshad Garden (Red Line), Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) and Dwarka Sector 21- Noida City Centre/Vaishali (Blue Line) corridors,” Delhi Metro said in a statement.

The new coaches would start arriving in Delhi from the third quarter of 2016 and all coaches would be delivered by early 2018.

“The addition of these trains is expected to further check the issue of overcrowding on these busy corridors. Currently, Delhi Metro carries approximately 25 lakh people everyday on its network with the Yellow and the Blue Lines being the busiest corridors,” it added.

At present, Delhi Metro operates 211 trains — 58 eight-coach, 91 six-coach and 62 four-coach. The ridership on the Blue Line for June 2015 was 9.56 lakh, while it was 8.82 lakh on the Yellow Line and 3.56 lakh on the Red Line.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here