Metro resumes normal service in Gurgaon route, 1 more train

Delhi Metro resumed normal services on its Qutab Minar-Gurgaon corridor today a day after the inaugural run was marred by theft of signalling cable even as it added an additional train to its existing fleet of five.

Updated: Jun 22, 2010, 22:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Metro resumed normal
services on its Qutab Minar-Gurgaon corridor today a day after
the inaugural run was marred by theft of signalling cable even
as it added an additional train to its existing fleet of five.

Normal services were resumed today from 6 AM in the
morning on the 14.47-km corridor which was thrown open to the
public yesterday, after DMRC relaid the cables that were
stolen between Qutab Minar and Sultanpur metro stations.

"The Metro services were normal. It went off smoothly
and there were no technical glitches today," a Metro
spokesperson said.

DMRC today added an additional train, increasing the
frequency of trains on this corridor to ten minutes.

Revenue services were started yesterday with five trains
and a frequency of twelve minutes. With the addition of
another train now, the total number of train trips in a day on
this stretch will increase to 211 from 179, the spokesperson
said.

On the first day of operations yesterday, a total of
36,182 people took the Metro, with Qutub Minar being the
busiest station with a footfall of 9,584, HUDA City Centre
second with 5,970. MG Road was the third busiest Metro station
with a footfall of 5,766.

The addition of the new train will allow DMRC to make 32
more trips on this corridor in a day. More trains will be
added depending on the ridership pattern, the spokesperson
said.

PTI

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