Delhi Metro increase services during peak hours

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has decided to put additional trains into service during off peak (11:00 am to 4:30 pm) and evening peak hours (4:30 pm to 8:30 pm) from tomorrow onwards ie, 02nd March 2015.DMRC trail

This induction of additional trains into service will help thousands of passengers during these hours to reach their destinations on time.

From tomorrow onwards, there will be a total of 17 additional trains performing 104 extra train trips during off-peak and evening peak hours on all Lines of the Metro system (Except Line-5 and Airport Express Line). The move is aimed at decongesting the evening peak hour passenger rush and also to encourage passengers to avail Metro services during off-peak hours. This new plan will help in facilitating a comfortable train ride for all its passengers throughout the day. The move will also help in providing increased frequency of trains during these hours to the passengers.

The new train operation plan, having more trains and trips with increased frequency from tomorrow is as given below:

  Line-1(Dilshad Garden to Rithala) Line-2(Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre) Line-3 & 4Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali) Line-5(Inderlok/Kirti Nagar to Mundka) Line-6(Mandi House to Badarpur)
 Total No. of Trains on each line from tomorrow 26(Additional train inducted during off peak hours: 1) 53(  Additional trains inducted during off-peak hours : 2, Additional trains inducted during evening peak hours : 2) 61  

( Additional train inducted during morning peak hours : 1, Additional trains inducted during off-peak hours : 4, Additional trains inducted during evening peak hours : 3)


15 25(Additional trains inducted during off-peak hours : 3, Additional trains inducted during evening peak hours : 1)
No. of Trips 515 619 734 377 498

It has been a constant endeavor of the Delhi Metro to meet the demand and supply in terms of passengers and carrying capacity of the trains. From 2010 to 2014, DMRC has increased the number of coaches from 640 to 1076, an increase of almost 70% across the network. This has been in tandem with the present passenger load of about 25 lakh per day. In these years, all four coach trains on Line-2, 3 and 4 – the busiest lines of the Delhi Metro have been converted into 6 and 8 coaches and Line-1 have also got number of 6 coach trains to accommodate increased passengers.

DMRC on the basis of feedback and suggestions from its passengers, along with surveys and traffic analysis, strives to augment its fleet to meet the traffic demand on various lines and accordingly devises the train operations plan to provide smooth and comfortable Metro experience besides riding high on its reliability and safety quotient.