Delhi Metro To Get A Three-Coach Train Network, Here’s Everything You Should Know

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Delhi Metro To Get A Three-Coach Train Network, Here’s Everything You Should Know

The Narela to Rithala stretch of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Phase IV proposal calls for the introduction of a ‘three-car’ Metro train service. Initially, three coach train platforms will be constructed which can be later expanded if needed, say to a six coach. The plan has been made keeping the increasing volume of traffic in mind. All of this is currently proposals and these things will be finalized after once they receive approval from the Centre. 

DMRC Dropped The Metro-Lite Corridor Plan

The DMRC had originally intended to run “Metro lite” trains along the 22-kilometer extension, which would have smaller stations and would not be able to accommodate the standard coach-length trains. These sleeker, tram-like trains would have had tracks at street level. But now that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is planning to develop the Narela sub-city and a transit-oriented development (TOD) project, the DMRC has decided to go with a regular rail network and build a three-coach train platform with space for six cars. 

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Connecting 45 Stations

Currently, the DMRC is building three important and priority corridors totaling 65.2 km and connecting 45 stations as part of the project: Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg (28.92 km); Majlis Park-Maujpur (12.55 km); and Tughlakabad-Aerocity (23.62 km), which is being built as the “Silver Line,” connecting the operational Violet Line and Airport Line from their respective ends.As part of Phase-4, a total of 27 elevated stations are being constructed. When the other corridors also get centers, a total of 45 additional stations will be built. Currently, Delhi Metro runs a 391-kilometer network with 286 stations.

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