The Metro will have more trains on the Indraprastha-Dwarka and Shahdara-Rithala routes now.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation decided to increase the frequency of trains on these routes keeping in mind the heavy rush of passengers.
“We are trying to optimise all our resources that are available. Considering the fact that new trains will be added to the fleet next year, we have decided to increase the frequency of metro trains. Trains will now be available after about every four minutes on Shahdara-Rithala line during peak hours (morning and evening). They will be available every three minutes and 30 seconds on the Indraprastha-Dwarka route,” said Anuj Dayal, Chief Public Relations Officer, DMRC.
The increased frequency will result in a rise in the total number of metro train trips from 1,300 to 1,319 daily. This will create an additional carrying capacity of about 23,000 passengers daily, Dayal said.
“The frequency has been increased by reducing stoppage time by five to ten seconds at some of the stations and also inducting extra trains during peak hours,” he said.
Delhi Metro has a fleet of 70 trains with four coaches each, which is being augmented by inducting additional 131 trains in a phased manner from next year onwards.