Delhi Metro to have eight-coach trains

August 5th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a serious bid to beat overcrowding, Delhi Metro has now decided to introduce eight-coach trains.

Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan stated this to the Standing Committee on Urban Development, a report from the urban development ministry tabled in parliament Friday showed.

“Our major problem today is severe overcrowding in these trains for which we have taken steps to order more number of coaches,” Sreedharan was quoted as saying.

He said by about October, all trains in Line II and Line III would be fully six-train coaches.

“We want to lengthen the trains even to eight coaches trains for which we have placed orders of rolling stock,” he said.

Sreedharan said “certain problems” plaguing Delhi Metro had been set right.

He said the Metro had prepared detailed project reports for cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kochi and Ludhiana.

“Once these are sanctioned, we will certainly help the cities … We are also now taking up the detailed project reports for Metros in Bhopal, Indore and Kanpur.”

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