DMRC starts trial runs of six-coach trains on Gurgaon Line

Passengers on the busy Gurgaon Line metro can hope to have a much more comfortable ride soon.

Last Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 17:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Passengers on the busy Gurgaon
Line metro can hope to have a much more comfortable ride soon
with the DMRC on Sunday starting trial runs of six-coach trains on
the route.

The Delhi Metro will run trial services of six-coach
trains before actually putting them on service so as to
facilitate smooth transition.

"These trial runs are being conducted to ensure full
safety of the Rolling Stock, Signalling, Electrical and other
systems of these six coach trains," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal
said.

Currently, only Line 3 (Dwarka Sec 21-Noida City
Centre/Anand Vihar) has six-coach trains.

There will be a change in the stopping point on the
platform for the six coach trains. However, all four-coach
trains on this line will continue to stop at the normal
stopping point, a DMRC official said.

The Delhi Metro introduced the first ever six coach Metro
train into passenger services on December 23, 2010 on Line 3
and 4 (Dwarka Sector 21?Noida City Centre and (Dwarka Sector
21-Anand Vihar ISBT). At present, a total of five six-coach
trains are running on this line.

By the end of 2011, there will be 95 six coach trains (93
broad gauge and two standard gauge) in the Delhi Metro
network. Of the total 208 trains, 113 will be four coach,
Dayal said.

On Line 2 (Jahangirpuri?HUDA City Centre), there will be
54 six-coach trains by the end of 2011, he said.

Similarly, on Line 3 and 4 (Dwarka Sector 21 Noida City
Centre and Anand Vihar ISBT) there will be 39 six-coach trains
and on Line-6 (Central Secretariat Badarpur) there will be two
six-coach trains by this year end, he said.

PTI