Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is reportedly set to treat Delhi-NCR with 200 new metro coaches just ahead of the Diwali rush. According to a report, the recently opened Magenta (Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West) and Pink lines (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) of the Delhi Metro have been witnessing a rise in footfalls and to counter the growing rush, DMRC is going to turn the six-coach trains, operating in these corridors, to eight coach trains by inducting 200 new coaches.
Out of the 200 coaches that DMRC is going to induct, 164 of them would be used in Magenta and Pink lines and 36 coaches will be used in the Airport Express Line, a TOI report said.
While the newly-opened corridors are witnessing growing ridership, the Airport Express line is being extended from Dwarka Sector 21 to the upcoming Exhibition cum Convention Centre at Dwarka, the report said.
meanwhile another report in Financial Express claimed that DMRC is planning throw open the extensions to Blue and Pink lines by the end of the year.
Blue Line Extension: In what is likely to come as a huge relief for Noida residents, Delhi Metro Blue Line stretch from Noida City Centre to the city’s sector 62 is likely to be ready by the month of December this year, the report in business daily said quoting sources.
With better connectivity, metro users across the city will benefit hugely as travel will become less time consuming as well as more convenient. The entire stretch from Noida Sector 34 metro station to Electronic City metro station is approximately 6.8-km long. Also, the entire corridor is completely elevated.
Pink Line Extensions: Two sections of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line are also likely to be opened by the end of this year. The 9.7 km long stretch between Lajpat Nagar and Mayur Vihar-I stretch was expected to open by November, but now it will reportedly be inaugurated by year end.
Another stretch of Pink Line, Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section will also be introduced by the end of next month. The 17.8 km long section was earlier scheduled to be opened by this month, but as the trials were not completed on time, the commissioner of metro railway safety (CMRS) could not give them a green signal.
The highlight of this section will be the three interchange stations — Anand Vihar (Blue Line), Karkardooma (Blue Line) and Welcome (Red Line). The section will connect to northeast Delhi’s Gokulpuri, Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Johri Enclave. With the interchange facilities at Welcome station, travel to Red Line will become easier.