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DMRC enlists 29 trains for new route

delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2010 02:38 IST
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In order to open the Central Secretariat-Badarpur line before the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started commissioning trains at the Mundka Train Depot.

A total of 29 trains are being commissioned at Mundka Depot; 14 have already been shifted to Sarita Vihar depot in the last 16 days. The rest will be shifted from Mundka Depot to Sarita Vihar Depot by September 25 so that all these trains are available for service before the opening of Central Secretariat-Badarpur line.

The corridor is scheduled to become operational by end of September.

“A team of 30 technicians, engineers and staff are involved in shifting these trains from one depot to the other. It takes nearly 16 hours to complete the entire process of loading, transportation and unloading of these trains,” said DMRC spokesperson.

The DMRC plans to run trains on this line with the highest-ever frequency of two minutes 25 seconds to cater to the rush expected at c.