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Sreedharan's to-do list for Airport line

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Mar 29, 2011 10:48 PM IST

Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan's surprise inspection of the Airport Expressline on Tuesday resulted in a number of suggestions. Foremost among them was increasing the frequency of the trains.

Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan's surprise inspection of the Airport Expressline on Tuesday resulted in a number of suggestions. Foremost among them was increasing the frequency of the trains.

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Sreedharan boarded a train at the New Delhi metro station at 9am and travelled till Dwarka Sector 21.

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He got down at all the operational stations on the corridor and inspected the amenities available to the commuters. The inspection continued till 11am.

Reliance Infrastructure, the concessionaire company however, is not too keen on increasing the train frequency until traffic volume increases.

Though the company had expected a daily ridership of at least 25,000, only 8,000 commuters, on an average, have been using the metro even after over a month of its opening.

"Sreedharan also pointed out the lack of mobile connectivity in the corridor's underground sections," said Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson.

He also wanted the trains' speed to increase from the current 105kmph to 120kmph.

Reliance Infrastructure, however, said that all mobile infrastructure is in place.

"Discussions are on with all network providers to start their services: said their spokesperson.

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