Metro to get 614 new cars

Sep 06, 2011, 07:20 IST | Mid Day Correspondent

Delivery starts in 2012 and is expected to end by early 2013

Delivery starts in 2012 and is expected to end by early 2013

For those spending most of their day commuting through metro from one part of the city to other, here is some good news. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon be operating a fleet of 614 MOVIA metro cars.

Around 460 of these MOVIA cars are already operating successfully on the network. With more high-capacity trains in operation, mobility in Delhi is improving on a weekly basis, with passengers getting their travel experience enhanced by less waiting time and more space inside the trains. During the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the MOVIA metro trains were a cornerstone of the mobility plan successfully implemented by DMRC. Delivery will commence in the third quarter of 2012 and is expected to end in early 2013.

St �phane Rambaud-Measson, president, Passengers division, Bombardier Transportation, said, "We are delighted to receive this additional order to supply MOVIA vehicles in New Delhi. It is an excellent endorsement of our growing relationship in India. We intend to continue to contribute to the success of the Delhi Metro network by delivering more of our high performance vehicles, meriting the trust that the DMRC management have placed in us."

It would come as a relief to the commuters who have to go through a hassle of over-crowded trains.
"It is great news. I hope it happens soon. It's really a difficult task to travel in an over-crowded metro, with people falling over each other," said Sumit Jain, one of the commuters.

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