Delhi Metro: To handle rush, trains return half-way


By Faizan Haidar, Hindustan Times

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation finds it tough to maintain high train frequency on the extension links to NCR towns such as Gurgaon and Faridabad since they have to curtail several trains to handle pressure of commuters on city stretches.

1aAccording to DMRC officials, on the Faridabad line, every alternate train returns from Badarpur, on Gurgaon line it has maintained a ratio of 2:1, which means out of every two trains, one terminates before entering Gurgaon.

DMRC is facing the same problem on the Dwarka-Noida/Vaishali line because the line splits after Yamuna Bank and the frequency maintained between Yamuna Bank and Dwarka, doubles after Yamuna Bank.

Sources said DMRC works on the principle that frequency of trains in commercial business district areas should be more and the waiting time for commuters should be less. DMRC runs trains in short loops for stations falling under these districts to clear the crowd. More info