DMRC has given a big gift for the passengers traveling by metro in Delhi NCR. For the first time from today, the first set of 8-coach trains have been introduced on the route from Red Line i.e.
Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda. The number of coaches of all 39 trains on this route will be increased. Around 500 additional passengers will be able to travel with the first set introduced.
78 coaches will be added in 39 trains
DMRC has increased the number of coaches on the Red Line. A total of 78 coaches are planned to be added in 39 trains on this route of Delhi Metro. All these coaches have been procured from M/s Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML). DMRC said that this will make the journey of those traveling by metro easier.
More than 4.7 lakh passengers travel here every day
According to DMRC, this is one of the oldest routes of Delhi Metro, where the number of additional coaches has been increased. Red Line 4 serves 4.7 lakh passengers every day from the existing interchange stations Welcome, Kashmere Gate, Indralok and Netaji Subhash Place. In such a situation, increasing the number of coaches will help in reducing the congestion during the journey.
Work will be completed by 2024
These additional coaches will increase the carrying capacity of Red Line (Line-1), which was extended up to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad in the year 2019 and has a total length of about 34 km. The work of converting 6-coach trains to 8-coach trains on the Red Line is likely to be completed by 2024.
It is worth noting that last year, all the 6-coach trains were changed to Yellow Line (Line-2 i.e. Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre) and Blue Line (ie Line-3/4 Dwarka Sector-21 to Noida Electronic City and Vaishali) for 6. Successfully completed by adding additional coaches to its remaining fleet of coached trains.
How many trains are there near Delhi Metro?
The first 6-coach train service on the Delhi Metro network was started on the Red Line in the year 2013. Delhi Metro currently has a fleet of 336 train sets comprising of 176 trains.