The congestion on the Dwarka-Indraprastha (Line 3) section of Metro would soon be reduced. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to press seven more trains into service on this line.
DMRC plans to add 40 more coaches (10 trains) to its Phase I network in order to cater to the increasing passenger traffic. The coaches are being built by Bangalore based Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and two trains are already on their way to the capital.
"These two trains (eight coaches) would be pressed into service by the end of March this year," said DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal. "The coaches are being prepared by BEML in collaboration with Rotem, South Korea," he said.
"Two trains would be ready by February 28 and would take 15 days to reach Delhi. They would be brought to our Khyber Pass depot and from there shifted to the Najafgarh depot as these are meant for Line 3," Dayal said.Apart from the seven trains that will ply on Line 3, two trains would be put on Line 1 (Shahdara-Rithala) and one on Line 2 (Vishwa Vidyalaya-Central Secretariat). At present, 60 trains (240 coaches) operate on the Phase I network of Delhi Metro.