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Six-coach train for Metro`s Dilshad Garden-Rithala line

Metro commuters on Dilshad Garden-Rithala line here have reasons to cheer as the DMRC has decided to introduce a six-coach train on the route from this week.



New Delhi: Metro commuters on Dilshad
Garden-Rithala line here have reasons to cheer as the DMRC has
decided to introduce a six-coach train on the route from this
week.

The final trial run of first six-coach train on the
line is under progress where the empty train is run for over
500 km to ensure full safety of the rolling stock, signalling,
electrical and other systems before inducting into passenger
services, a Delhi Metro spokesperson said.

"After introducing six coach trains on Line 2
(Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre), Line-3 (Dwarka Sec-21 to
NOIDA City Centre) and Line-4 (Yamuna Bank to Anand Vihar),
the DMRC has now decided to introduce the six-coach trains on
Line-1 too i.e, Dilshad Garden to Rithala from this week by
inducting one such train," he said.

The Delhi Metro has placed an order with BEML to
convert four of its trains on Line-1 into six-coach trains out
of a total of 25.

Thus, Line-1 will have 21 trains of four coach each
and four trains of six coach each by the end of 2011, he said.

This transition from four to six coach trains has
helped decongest crowds at busy stations like Kashmere Gate
and Rajiv Chowk in recent months as every six-coach train is
able to carry 600 more passengers per trip.

Moreover, the Delhi Metro has recently increased peak
hour frequency on its busiest Line-2 to 2 min 34 sec by
adopting train services in two loops.

The first loop is between Vishwavidyalaya to Green
Park Metro station where trains run every 2 min 34 seconds to
accommodate the high volume of passengers in this section.

"About 60 per cent or about 3 lakh of passengers of
Line-2 travel in this section," the spokesperson said.

The second loop of trains operates between
Jahangirpuri and HUDA City Centre with a frequency of 5 min 8
sec.

The Delhi Metro introduced the first six coach Metro
train into passenger services on December 23, 2010 on Dwarka
line and subsequently introduced the six coach trains on Line
2 from February 6, 2011.

Presently, a total of 20 six-coach trains are running
on these lines which include nine on Line-2 and eleven on
Dwarka Line.

By the end of 2011, there will be 99 six coach trains
-- 97 broad gauge and two standard gauge -- in the Delhi Metro
network.

Total number of trains will be 208, of which 109
trains will be four coach.

On Line-1, there will be four six-coach trains and on
Line 2, there will be 54 six-coach trains by the end of 2011.

Similarly, on Line 3 and 4 there will be 39 six-coach
trains and on Line-6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) there
will be two six-coach trains by the end of 2011.

Presently, the Delhi Metro is used by over 15 lakh
passengers on any working day on its six operational lines
where more than 2700 train trips are made each day traversing
over 69,000 km in day.

PTI

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