Delhi Metro to run new eight-coaches trains

Delhi-MetroThe Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will increase the number of trains from 227 to 328 next year. This increase will be more than 45 per cent than the current scenario.

 The number of coaches will also rise to 2,158 from 1,468.

At the same time, Phase 3 of the Delhi Metro will also be completed, expanding the metro network frpm 218 km to 348 km.

The expansion works of the  Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) and Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) will be completed by March 2018.

Out of 690 new coaches, 504 will be used for the Magenta and Pink Lines. To tackle the ever-increasing rush of the passengers,  the existing corridors will also be increased from 227 to 244 — most of them eight-coach ones.

DMRC will also convert six-coach trains into eight-coach ones, rising the number of such coaches from 56 to 65.

The Pink and Magenta Lines, along with the newly opened Violet Line (Kashmere Gate-Escorts Mujesar), for the time being, will have only six-coach trains.

The four-coach trains of the Red Line (Dilshad Garden-Rithala), DMRC’s first operational corridor, willalso be converted into six-coach ones. From 10 six-coach trains, the number will go up to 39 soon.

DMRC will also hire 3,000 more staffers to its existing  9,000 strength.

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