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Delhi Metro to introduce more trains

Anticipating an increase in the traffic, DMRC said it would increase the train frequency and introduce more trains and coaches.

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2006 12:33 IST

Anticipating an increase in the traffic, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited on Sunday said it would increase the train frequency and introduce more trains and coaches.

The trains will soon run every three minutes as traffic builds up and more trains are introduced, DMRC said in a statement in New Delhi.

The train capacity will also be increased from four coaches to eight coaches, it said.

The train frequency has been brought down to four minutes on Line 1 (Shahdara-Rithala) and on Line 2 (Vishwa Vidyalaya-Central Secretariat) while a five-minute headway is maintained on Line 3 (Barakhamba Road-Dwarka), it said.

The trains are running with over 99 per cent punctuality and a train is considered late if it is more than 60 seconds late.

Metro rails run over 20,000 kms and carry 4-5 lakh people every day, the release said.

First Published: Jan 08, 2006 12:33 IST