Delhi Metro to set up amusement park

July 26th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to widen its resource base, Delhi Metro will build an amusement park, an official said Tuesday.

“Delhi Metro will set up a 15 hectare theme park near Shastri Park station in east Delhi through a private operator which will have a variety of recreational facilities, especially for children,” a Delhi Metro official said.

The tenders have already been floated and the park should come up within in a year, he said.

With this, the Delhi Metro aims to raise more funds through non-fare means, he said.

The Delhi Metro runs around 2,000 train trips and ferries 1.6 million passengers every day.

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