To ease pressure on the Metro network, especially on the Dwarka line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has added two six-coach trains in its network.
While one train started operating on Thursday evening, the second was pressed into service on Friday morning. Senior DMRC officials said the two trains will run on the Dwarka-Noida City Centre line and Dwarka-Anand Vihar line.
The two additional coaches are expected to carry more than 600 passengers in each trip. In the next one month, the DMRC will add four more six-coach trains on the Dwarka line.
"It will reduce pressure on the Metro network considerably," a DMRC spokesperson said. However, passengers on the Gurgaon line will have to wait till February end.
"We will add six new trains on this line," said HS Anand, director (rolling stocks), DMRC.
By end of 2011, Metro will have 95 six-coach trains.
"With more trains and coaches, we hope the ridership will swell from an estimated 16 lakh a day currently to 25 lakh passengers a day," said a DMRC official said.