Delhi Metro awarded for clean system

December 6th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Delhi Metro and the Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transport System (DIMTS) were honoured by the urban development ministry at an event here Tuesday.

The awards were given by Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath at the Urban Mobility India (UMI) conference-cum-exhibition here for best projects to organisations from across the country.

The Delhi Metro was awarded the best clean development mechanism and received a cheque of Rs.5 lakh.

“We are very proud of our Metro…the Phase III of the Delhi Metro is the largest urban infrastructure project ever undertaken in the country. On completion by March 2016, it will be carrying 40 lakh passengers per day,” Nath told reporters.

The second organisation from the capital to bag an award was the DIMTS for the best public-private partnership initiative in urban transport for the corporatisation of private stage carriage buses in Delhi.

It received a cheque of Rs.2.5 lakh.

The DIMTS, which runs the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, is a joint venture company set up with equal equity of the Delhi government and Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC).

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