DMRC to run 25 trains on Badarpur line

Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:28

New Delhi; Delhi Metro will run 25 trains at
a frequency of five minutes on the 20 km-long Central
Secretariat-Badarpur line, the country`s second standard
gauge corridor which will become operational by September, a
month before the Commonwealth Games.

Six new standard gauge Metro trains have already arrived
in the Sarita Vihar Depot located on this line.

Mundka-Inderlok corridor of the DMRC is the country`s
first standard gauge line. It became operational from April 2,
2010.

A total of 25 trains (four coaches each) are planned to
be used on Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor initially
that will cater to an expected traffic of about 3.6 lakh
passengers per day by 2011, a DMRC spokesman said.

The trains will run at a frequency of five minutes.

The Delhi Metro had ordered 46 standard gauge trains
for Phase II of its project from a consortium of MRMB --
Mitsubishi, ROTEM, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Bharat
Earth Movers Ltd. Out of the 46 trains, 11 are already running
on the Inderlok-Mundka corridor.

Six new trains have arrived and they will be put on the
new line.

"All the six trains are presently being assembled in
the depot and they will be tested for technical fitness before
undergoing testing on the main line for load, braking, etc," a
DMRC spokesman said.

The line is crucial for the DMRC as it will provide easy
Metro connectivity to three venues of the Commonwealth Games
2010 -- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the National Stadium and Dr
Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The line will be thrown open to the public from
September.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:28

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