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Moving the City to its Beat

delhi Updated: Feb 03, 2009 00:21 IST
Nitin Pahuja
Nitin Pahuja
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi metro has redefined the way Delhi commutes and has set service standards that today serve as a benchmark for all other public utilities. Since its very introduction every aspect of the Delhi Metro has been revered and loved by the Delhi citizens. It has helped lakhs of Delhi commuters to get rid of the traffic mess and frequent delays. Delhi metro is a superb alternative means of public transport to the Delhi commuters who got the taste of its refreshing service, miles ahead of the Delhi Transport Corporation Buses. Metro today is a symbol of the global city that Delhi is emerging into and symbolises growth and empowerment for the city and its residents. It has also emerged into a tourist attraction apart from being a public utility. Tourist across the country do not forget to take a ride in the Delhi metro as the Delhi experience is actually incomplete without travelling in this magnificent transport sevice. The Delhi Metro Rail project was a formidable task in every sense. The entire scope of the project coupled with the inherent impediments of the busy Delhi streets, ensemble a big challenge for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation however, has shown tremendous professionalism in expediting the project and has carried the massive project with great focus on minimizing discomfort for the public in general. The different phases of the Delhi Metro have been all completed ahead of schedule thereby accentuating the professional ingenuity of the DMRC.

As the Delhi Metro expands its network across the NCR, it is developing into a virtual lifeline for the city. The expansion of the network coupled with the development of a robust feeder service is all set to make Delhi a travel friendly city free from the hassles of traffic, pollution and delays. Continuing the legacy of its fantastic project management history the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is all set to add another 6.36 Kms to its network in North Delhi on its existing line 2. The extension is all set to bring North Delhi closer to the heart of the city. It is estimated that this line will ferry over 1.51 lakh commuters by 2011, taking the Metro forward on its path of serving the city.