[127] Periodic security drills are carried out at stations and on trains to ensure preparedness of security agencies in emergency situations. [146], Currently, Delhi Metro has about 220 trains of four, six and eight coaches totaling 1,290 coaches. [46], The Delhi Metro is being built in phases. [132] Travel cards are available for longer durations and are most convenient for frequent commuters. from Monday to Saturday. There are 24 transfer stations. The first section of the Phase III of the Delhi Metro became functional for public on 26 June 2014. It consists of 25 metro stations from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. [198][199] As of March 2017, the DMRC has commissioned 20 MWp (megawatt peak) of solar power plants across 21 locations on the metro network. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation won the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2005. On 31 December 2018, Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket I section opened. [83] The line was constructed at a cost of NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro is all set to get its new highest point at 28 m in the network as part of the Phase-4 work, which will dislodge Dhaula Kuan's position where the viaduct passes at 23.6 m. At present, the highest point is at Dhaula Kuan, where the Pink Line viaduct passes at a height of 23.6 m, as high as a seven-storey building. [58] It runs for 49 kilometres (30 mi) from north to south and connects Samaypur Badli with HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon. Find all information about Delhi Metro. However, no changes were be made in the fares and timings of the Metro, and the staff wasn't been changed yet, but in the future, DMRC will find out the possibility of how the Gurugram Rapid Metro can be made more useful. [124] Closed-circuit cameras are used to monitor trains and stations, and feed from these is monitored by both the CISF and Delhi Metro authorities at their respective control rooms. The coaches are equipped with LCD screens for the entertainment of the passengers and also provide flight information for the convenience of air travellers. To rectify the situation, the Government of India and the Government of Delhi jointly set up a company called the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 3 May 1995, with Elattuvalapil Sreedharan as the managing director. In this regard, an agreement between the Haryana Government and the DMRC has been signed. [8] The network consists of Ten colour-coded lines[1] serving 253 stations with a total length of 348 kilometres (216 mi) [285 stations with a total length of 389 kilometres (242 mi) including Gurgaon Metro and Noida Metro]. [86][87] The line reopened on 22 January 2013. These include some busy stations like Cyber City, Belvedere Tower, Sikanderpur, Maulsari Avenue, Sector 55–56 and Sector 54 Chowk. Public support for the MRT project has been firm throughout, largely because the DMRC managed to convince Delhi's sceptical population of the metro's merits by creating a transparent and well-planned PR strategy. In 2019, the MD mentioned the DMRC will take a call on it midway during the construction of Phase 4. Click on ‘News & Construction Updates’ below for project news, progress and updates. Interchanges are available with Red Line at Inderlok and Blue Line at Kirti Nagar. From 22 October, DMRC has been maintaining a separate account for the Rapid Metro on the lines of the Delhi Airport Metro, in which the details of expenditure on metro revenue and operating expenses are recorded. [99] This may make Delhi Metro the 4th longest metro system by route length after Beijing Subway, Shanghai metro and Guangzhou Metro. [131] For women commuters, the Delhi government has also proposed a fare exemption scheme, meaning women can ride free all across NCR in Delhi Metro. A 10% discount is given on all travel made on it. [136] Infrequent, overcrowded and erratic feeder bus services connecting stations to nearby localities have also been reported as an area of concern. It is further planning to add 421 more coaches on the existing route before the completion of phase 3. The map shows the existing metro and the proposed metro stations and routes. ₹57 billion (US$800 million), of which Reliance Infrastructure invested ₹28.85 billion (US$400 million) and will pay fees on a revenue-share model. Phase III was expected to be completed by the end of 2020 but construction was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase I (65 km or 40 mi), Phase II (125 km or 78 mi) were completed in 2006 and 2011, respectively. 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In the future the red line will have an interchange with the Blue Line at Mohan Nagar. [9][3] [40] Keeping this in mind and other constraints, DMRC changed its decision to build 9-car-long stations for new lines and instead opting for shorter stations which can accommodate 6-car trains. [67] The first section of this line between Dwarka and Barakhamba Road was inaugurated on 31 December 2005, and subsequent sections opened between Dwarka – Dwarka Sector 9 on 1 April 2006, Barakhamba Road – Indraprastha on 11 November 2006, Indraprastha – Yamuna Bank on 10 May 2009, Yamuna Bank – Noida City Centre on 12 November 2009, and Dwarka Sector 9 – Dwarka Sector 21 on 30 October 2010. [138][139] While the quality and the cleanliness of the Delhi Metro was lauded, the rising cost of fares have been routinely criticized, with fares being much more expensive compared to the bus services the metro replaced. First we have made the main arteries. By the time construction on Phase 4 nears completion in 2025, there’s a great possibility of new lines getting proposed for development within Delhi’s core and the National Capital Region to densify the network and connect new places within Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Loni, Sonipat, Rohtak etc. According to the government, there will be 17 underground and … [195] It is also the first railway project in the world to earn carbon credits after being registered with the United Nations under the Clean Development Mechanism,[196] and has so far earned 400,000 carbon credits by saving energy through the use of regenerative braking systems on its trains. It has state-of-art air-conditioned coaches. [7] [48] NEW DELHI: In December last year, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had kicked off the construction work of its Phase-IV project. [25] The Delhi Metro became the second underground rapid transit system in India, after the Kolkata Metro, when the Vishwa Vidyalaya–Kashmere Gate section of the Yellow Line opened on 20 December 2004. The government of India in March 2019, approved three routes as part of the project: Tughlakabad to Aerocity, Janakpuri West to RK Ashram and Maujpur to Mukundpur, covering 61.679 kms. [42] The following day, on 13 July 2009, a crane that was removing the debris collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby cranes, injuring six. Of the equity capital as of 31 March 2016, ₹193.1 billion (US$2.7 billion) is paid-up capital and rest is reserves and surplus.[161]. The Pink line has interchanges with most of the operational lines of the network such as the Red Line at Netaji Subhash Place & Welcome, Yellow Line at Azadpur & INA, Blue Line at Rajouri Garden, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Anand Vihar & Karkarduma, Dhaula Kuan of Delhi Airport Metro Express (Orange Line) at Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus, Violet Line at Lajpat Nagar, as well as with Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar Terminal (Indian Railways) and the ISBT's at Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan. Construction on Phase IV was formally started on 30 December 2019. [16] Over the next several years, many official committees by a variety of Government departments were commissioned to examine issues related to technology, route alignment, and Governmental jurisdiction. This will be the 10th line to get a colour code on the Delhi Metro network, Metro officials said. Ridership declined in 2017 and again in 2018, following fare increases. Delhi Metro Phase 4: The Supreme Court Friday ordered commencement of construction work on the Delhi metro's fourth phase, which is over 100 km long and is … DMRC and NMRC (New lines and Extension details) 1. The line consists of 23 stations including an interchange station covering a total length of 29.64 km (18.42 mi). After that, a 971-metre section between ITO and Mandi House was opened on 8 June 2015. [94], Delhi Metro was planned to be built in phases spread over around 20 years as with each phase having a target of five years and end of one phase marking the beginning of another. [16] An attempt at privatizing the bus transport system in 1992 merely compounded the problem with inexperienced operators plying poorly maintained, noisy and polluting buses on lengthy routes, resulting in long waiting times, unreliable service, extreme overcrowding, unqualified drivers, speeding and reckless driving[19] which even led to road accidents. [123], Security on the Delhi Metro is handled by CISF Unit DMRC of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), who have been guarding the system ever since they took over from the Delhi Police in 2007. Opened in 2010, Green Line (Line 5) is the fifth line of the Delhi Metro network and the first line on standard gauge, as opposed to previous broad gauge lines. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation became the first Indian company to bag the World Green Building Council award for demonstrating "Industry Leadership in Sustainability". Apart from extensions on various existing lines, two new lines viz. If transfer stations are counted only once, the result will be 229 stations. This line also has the country's first standard-gauge maintenance depot at Mundka.[75]. At the end of Phases I and II, the cumulative total length of the network became 189.90 km (118.00 mi) with 151 stations progressively becoming operational from 4 June 2008 to 27 August 2011.[3][29]. [30] Phase 3 contains 3 new Lines in Delhi Metro System, Pink Line running on Inner Ring Road (Line 7), Magenta Line running on Outer Ring Road (Line 8) & Grey Line connecting Dwarka and Najafgarh (Line 9). Phase-III has 28 underground stations, 2 new lines and 11 route extensions, totaling 167.27 km (103.94 mi), with a cost of ₹350 billion (US$4.9 billion). Phase I with 3 lines was completed by 2006, and Phase II in 2011. [18] Consequently, traffic congestion and pollution soared, as an increasing number of commuters took to private vehicles with the existing bus system unable to bear the load. Blue line extension (DMRC) From Noida city center (sector 32) to sector 64 Noida, around 6.5 KMS, Expected completion, March 2018 2. Two metrolite lines have been approved: between Kirti Nagar – Dwarka ECC (Sector 25) and between Narela and Rithala. The coaches have a very similar look to MTR Rotem EMU, except with only 4 doors and use sliding doors. Proposed Delhi Metro Phase 4 Map showing the metro connectivity. The Yellow Line was the second line of the Metro and was the first underground line to be opened on the Delhi Metro. [178] These trains are a mix of four-car and six-car consists, capable of accommodating 1178 and 1792 commuters per train respectively. The awards for these stations were given to DMRC's Managing Director Mangu Singh by P C Jain, Chairperson of IGBC in the presence of DMRC's directors and senior officials on 10 September 2015.[80]. Many stations have services such as ATMs, food outlets, cafés, convenience stores and mobile recharge. This stretch was opened on 24 June 2018. Former Managing Director of DMRC Sreedharan stated that by the time Phase IV is completed, the city will need Phase V to cope with rising population and transport needs. The development of the network was divided into phases. [118] Navigation information is available on Google Maps. Out of this, 61.679 kms across 3 lines (priority corridors) with 45 stations were approved by the central government for construction on March 7, 2019. It connects Dwarka to Dhansa Bus Stand in the western part of Delhi. The first underground section of Delhi Metro between Vishwa Vidyalaya and Kashmere Gate opened on 20 December 2004, and the subsequent sections of Kashmere Gate – Central Secretariat opened on 3 July 2005, and Vishwa Vidyalaya – Jahangirpuri on 4 February 2009. Phase 4 stations to accept 'One Nation One Card': Delhi Metro Chief. [172], As on 31 March 2015, the company has a total of 1306 coaches (220 trains). [185] For Blue Line Siemens Transportation Systems has supplied the electronic interlocking Sicas, the operation control system Vicos OC 500 and the automation control system LZB 700 M.[186] An integrated system comprising optical fibre cable, on-train radio, CCTV, and a centralised clock and public address system is used for telecommunication during train operations as well as emergencies. Phase I lines use 1,676 mm (5.499 ft) broad gauge rolling stock, while three Phase II lines use 1,435 mm (4.708 ft) standard gauge rolling stock. [44] Over a hundred people, including 93 workers, have died since work on the metro began in 1998. From the start of revenue services to 800 hours, from 1200 hours to 1700 hours and after 2100 hours to end of metro service in the night. Phase IV with 6 new routes, with total length of 103.95 kilometres (64.59 mi) and cost of at least ₹45,000 crore (equivalent to ₹510 billion, US$7.1 billion or €6.6 billion in 2019), were approved in December 2018. [10], Construction started in 1998, and the first elevated section (Shahdara to Tis Hazari) on the Red Line opened on 25 December 2002. Page last updated: December 12, 2020. After 16 months of commencement of operations, the line was shut down for repairs of the viaducts on 8 July 2012. The Tughlakabad-Aerocity Metro corridor of Phase 4 will be colour coded as the silver line. [citation needed] The inauguration of the Dwarka–Barakhamba Road corridor of the Blue Line marked the completion of Phase I in October 2006. [59], The Blue Line was the third line of the Metro to be opened and the first to connect areas outside Delhi. The coaches were initially built in South Korea by ROTEM,[171] then in Bangalore by BEML through a technology transfer arrangement. During the financial year 2015, DMRC on an average pressed 1,083 coaches in an hour (during peak hour), in 2012–13, the number was 819. Workers were using a crane to lift a 400-tonne concrete span of the bridge when the gantry collapsed along with a 34-metre-long (112 ft) span of the bridge on top of a Blueline bus, killing the driver and a labourer. The WiFi service is provided by YOU Broadband and Cable India Limited. Phase II of the network consists of 124.6 km (77.4 mi) of route length and 85 stations,[47] and is fully completed, with the first section opened in June 2008 and the last line opened in August 2011. The Airport Express line runs for 22.7 km (14.1 mi) from New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21, linking the Indira Gandhi International Airport. [12], Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), a company with equal equity participation from the Government of India and the Government of Delhi, built and operates the Delhi Metro. The Delhi government already had approved all the six corridors of the project. 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