New six-coach Metro trains to have identification marks

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 20:26

New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Monday said it has put
specific identification marks on all the six coach trains
operational currently on the busy Noida and Gurgaon lines to
ensure even distribution of passengers in all the compartments
and seamless transition from four-coach trains.

All the six coach trains will have the number ‘6’
marked prominently on the front and rear of the trains.

The windows of the train operator’s coach (the first
and last coaches of the trains) will also have the number ‘6’
marked prominently on them, a DMRC spokesman said.

The move comes after passengers were put to
inconvenience without knowing whether the train approaching
the station was a four-coach or six-coach one. It is also
aimed at ensuring even distribution of passengers in all the
coaches.

Apart from these identification marks, prior
announcements are being made before the arrival of the six
coach trains to the stations.

Additional Customer Facilitation Agents (CFAs) have
also been deputed at the busy stations for the assistance of
the commuters, the spokesman said.

Delhi Metro introduced six-coach trains in December
on the Noida Line.

Currently, there are 6 six coach trains operational
on Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar
ISBT) and two six coach trains on Line 2 (Jahangirpuri to Huda
City Centre).

By the end of 2011, there will be a total of 95 six
coach trains.

On Line 2, there will be 54 six coach trains and six
four coach trains and on Line 3, there will be 39 six coach
trains and 32 trains of four coaches each.

By the end of the year, a total of 208 train sets
will be operational on the Delhi Metro network of which 113
will be four coach trains.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 20:26

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