In a major relief for passengers travelling in crammed Metro coaches, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon be adding more coaches on trains running on the main lines to ease travelling woes.
The DMRC will be transforming most of its six-coach trains running on corridors Yellow (linking HUDA City centre with Samaypur Badli), Blue (Line 3 and 4) that connects Dwarka with Vaishali/Noida, Red (Rithala with Dilshad Garden) and Airport Express Line, into eight-coaches to augment the carrying capacity on these corridors.
Around 200 new coaches are likely to be added on these busy routes, of which approximately 50 will be commissioned for the Airport Express Line. This corridor will be extended further from Dwarka Sector 21 to the upcoming Exhibition cum Convention Centre at Dwarka. The new coaches will be added to maintain the frequency of trains on the extended corridor.
In August this year, the Delhi Metro had written to the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), seeking funds to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, to procure additional coaches to address the issue of overcrowded coaches. Read More