"The move is aimed at better handling of the passengers and comfortable services to all the public using the Delhi Metro," a DMRC spokesperson said. (Agencies)
On the Dilshad Garden to Rithala route, six coach trains will be introduced within next 3-4 months, he said, adding that presently, 29 four coach trains runs on this 25 km route and ferries around 3.5 lakh passengers daily.
On Jahangirpuri to Huda City Centre route, six more trains are being converted to eight coach. Already 27 eight coaches trains have been pressed into service on this route.
These operate in such a way that during morning peak hours, Rajiv Chowk Metro station gets two eight coaches trains out of every three trains approaching the station, the
Two additional trips will be started on Monday from Kashmere Gate towards Gurgaon, which is also one of the busiest sections, especially during peak hours - from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, to clear the rush of passengers.
Meanwhile, on the Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali route, two eight coaches trains have already been pressed into service.
Further, 29 more such trains will be inducted into service on the route, he said. From Monday, two additional trains will be inducted during peak time, one from Janakpuri West to Vaishali and one from Noida Sec-16 to Dwarka Sec-21 for clearing the peak hour passengers rush, the spokesman added.
The Delhi Metro's network is among the fastest growing in the world and it has grown to 190 kms of operational network since it has started its operations in 2002 and ferries around 25 lakh passengers every day.
Two additional trains, which were using both platforms at Central Secretariat Metro station to move towards Badarpur, were introduced from September 4.
"The move is aimed at better handling of the passengers and comfortable services to all the public using the Delhi Metro," a DMRC spokesperson said.