Gurgaon-Delhi Metro To Have Six-Coach TrainsBy Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Monday, February 7, 2011
GURGAON, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The metro system connecting New Delhi with the satellite town of Gurgaon, which is often considered to be one of the busiest routes of the metro line, would be given a major impetus by the Metro authorities which is gearing up to launch six-coach trains along the route. Trials along the route commenced on Sunday evening by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which intends to introduce 95 such trains in the route by the end of this year.
A statement that was released by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that the trials along the route of New Delhi and Gurgaon were conducted over the weekend to ensure full safety of the ‘rolling stock, signaling, electrical and other systems of the six coach trains.’ The metro officials further reiterated that despite the trial runs, the four-coach trains continued to ply on the train without any kind of delay. By the end of the year, the total number of trains plying on the route would be hiked to 208 after as many as 95 six-coach trains are introduced, the statement read. Meanwhile, in the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre line, the total number of trains by the end of the year would be 54 six-coach trains.
However, the Gurgaon-Delhi metro line is not first route to have six-coach trains plying on them. The six-coach trains were introduced by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the first time at the end of last year at the Dwarka-Noida and Dwarka-Anand Vihar route. The number of trains plying in this route is also expected to accentuate by the end of 2011.