Delhi Metro gears up for fair rush

Published: 18 November, 2011 06:59 IST | MID DAY Correspondent |

DMRC to run 200 extra trips daily for nine days during the event

DMRC to run 200 extra trips daily for nine days during the event

Delhi Metro has set up 43 manual ticket counters at Pragati Maidan station and will run 200 extra trips every day for nine days beginning Saturday to tackle the huge rush expected during the India International Trade Fair (IITF) Delhi Metro will run trains with a peak hour frequency throughout the day from 8 am to 9 pm.
The fair will be opened for the general public from Saturday.

"An additional 15 trains will be put into service which are normally withdrawn during off peak hours and will perform approximately 200 extra train trips every day during the fair," a DMRC official said.

Token gesture
A total of 43 manual token counters with separate counters for specific token denominations and destinations will be put up at the Pragati Maidan Metro station on all working days. During weekends and holidays, the number of these counters will go up to 52.

"To avoid overcrowding, all tokens will be sold from ground floor only. No tokens will be sold from concourse level," the official added. Additional customer facilitation agents also may be deployed at stations like Central Secretariat, Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate for guiding and managing the crowd in the ticketing area.

Fair play
Directional signage indicating the way towards the platforms, tokens, entry/exit points, security messages, system maps, fare charts, passenger information, last train and token timings, time of opening of counters etc will also be put up at some required locations. Permanent toilets have been constructed near Gate no. 3 of Pragati Maidan Metro station. Around 20 temporary kiosks to provide drinking water and snacks to the visitors will also come up.

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