New Metro Trains for Dwarka – Barakhamba Section

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Sunday said two of its new trains would arrive in the Capital by February end. The new trains will be deployed on Line III (Barakhamba-Dwarka section) by the end of March for the convenience of commuters on the crowded and longest Metro rail section. The rolling stocks from the Korean manufacturer ROTEM have been readied in all respects of operations by the Bharat Earth Movers Limited at Bangalore and will be despatched for Delhi on February 20. According to a DMRC spokesperson, after reaching the Capital, trail runs of the trains would be done for a few weeks before putting them on routine operations. “We are planning to start the operations of new trains by the end of March,” he added. The new trains will operate on Line III and the DMRC is also likely to increase the frequency of trains on this section from five minutes during peak hours to four minutes. DMRC will also get eight more trains in coming months. “From April, two trains will be added to the Metro operations every month. Of these, five will be added on Line III, while at least two trains will be added on Line I and one in the underground section between Central Secretariat and Delhi University,” he added. (Source: The Hindu)