Delhi Metro to run 200 extra trips daily

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 17:13

New Delhi: To tackle huge rush expected
during the India International Trade Fair, the Delhi Metro has
set up 43 manual tickets counters at the Pragati Maidan
station and will run 200 extra trips every day for nine days
beginning Saturday.

Delhi Metro will run trains with a peak hour frequency
throughout the day from 8 am to 9 pm.

The special arrangements have been made for the general
public as the fair will be opened for them from Saturday.

"This means an additional 15 trains will be put into
service which are normally withdrawn during off peak hours and
will perform approximately 200 extra train trips every day
during the fair," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

A total of 43 manual token counters with separate
counters for specific token denominations and destinations
will be put up at the Pragati Maidan Metro station on all
working days.

During weekends and holidays, the number of these
counters will go up to 52.

"To avoid overcrowding, all tokens will be sold from
ground floor only. No tokens will be sold from concourse
level," he said, adding that there will be one security guard
to streamline and control the crowd.

Additional customer facilitation agents also may be
deployed at stations like Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk and
Kashmere Gate for guiding and managing the crowd in the
ticketing area.

Directional signage indicating the way towards the
platforms, tokens, entry/exit points, security messages,
system maps, fare charts, passenger information, last train
and token timings, time of opening of counters etc will also
be put up at some required locations, Dayal said.

Permanent toilets, he said, have been constructed near
Gate no 3 of Pragati Maidan Metro Station. Around 20 temporary
kiosks to provide drinking water and snacks to the visitors
will also come up.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 17:13

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