CWG: Delhi Metro trains every 2.5 minutes

Trains at an average frequency of 2.5 minutes, deployment of engineers from Germany and South Korea to ensure no technical glitches take place and information desks to help commuters and tourists.

Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 13:36 PM IST

New Delhi: Trains at an average frequency
of 2.5 minutes, deployment of engineers from Germany and South
Korea to ensure no technical glitches take place and
information desks to help commuters and tourists.

These are some of the highlights of the Delhi Metro`s
Commonwealth Games `Action Plan` which comes into effect from
Sunday.

As the much-awaited Games begin tomorrow, Metro trains
on the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor, which is likely
to be operational from tomorrow morning, will run at a
frequency of 2.25 minutes as it provides connectivity to the
main CWG venue -- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

With traffic police advising people to take Metro
during the Games, Metro will run trains at a frequency of 3.40
minutes on Line 1 (Rithala-Rohini), Line 2 Central Secretariat
to Gurgaon (2.30 min), Line 3 Dwaraka Sec 9-Noida City Centre
(2.44 min), Line 6 Central Secretariat-Badarpur (2.25 min) and
Line 5 Mundka-Indelok (5.11 min). Currently, the average
frequency is 3.5 minutes to 4 minutes.

Metro will run a total of 181 trains -- 133 broad
gauge and 48 standard gauge -- during the Games and will also
deploy engineers from Germany and South Korea to ensure that
there are no problems.

To control the crowd, about 250 scouts and guides and
153 Bangalore Metro trainees will be deployed at various
stations and volunteers of the Metro Citizens` Forum have also
been instructed to be more vigilant and devote their time at
the stations whenever possible, a DMRC spokesman said.

One Metro official of the grade of Assistant Station
Manager will be posted at the control room of the Commonwealth
Games Organising Committee for better liaison and
coordination, he said.

Stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate,
Vishvavidyalaya, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, and Jangpura have
been decorated with pamphlets, hoardings and dangling that
highlight the importance of the Games.

Additional ticket counters with pre vended tokens have
been set up at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Jangpura
Metro stations as they are adjacent to the JLN Stadium.

DMRC officials said all Metro stations will have
`Information Desks` to help commuters and give information
they seek on Metro and related to the Games.

PTI