Delhi Metro Completes 16 Years: From 8 Km-Long Humble Beginnings To Right Along Side Shanghai And Beijing


Delhi Metro Completes 16 Years: From 8 Km-Long Humble Beginnings To Right Along Side Shanghai And Beijing

The Delhi Metro, one of the world’s largest metro networks has completed 16 years since inauguration, reports India Today. Inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, along with the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, it started with a mere 8-km-long Red Line connecting Shahdra and Tis Hazari.

Now ranked right alongside Shanghai and Beijing, and expected to overshadow the London Underground soon, the Delhi Metro ferries 26-27 lakh riders in 231 stations below and overground across the network.

The metro previously spread across 317 km of the city and its suburb, will expand to 349 kms with the completion of Phase-III, and cross 400 km by 2022 with the completion of the recently green-signalled Phase-IV. Read More

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