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Metro to add trains to cut waiting time during Games

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2010 02:43 IST
Subhendu Ray
Subhendu Ray
Hindustan Times
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Expecting two million passengers every day during Commonwealth Games, Metro will add three broad gauge and 27 standard-gauge trains to its existing fleet of 148 trains, bringing down the average waiting time from the current 8-10 minutes to 2-3 minutes.

The move also serves as further incentive for car users to switch to the air-conditioned mode of transport immune to traffic snarls.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief E. Sreedharan on Tuesday said train frequency would be increased on important corridors and the service will be free of glitches.

“A group of engineers from Korea and Germany have found that problems (technical snags) are mainly due to faults in
overhead electrification, signals and trains. They are working relentlessly to sort out the problems,” he said.

Special technical teams will also be deputed at stations to repair faults and ensure train schedule is not affected in the event of a snag, DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.