Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National Capital Region of India. The network consists of five lines with a total length of 125.67 kilometres (78.09 mi). The metro has 107 stations of which 17 are underground. It has a combination of elevated, at-grade and underground lines and uses both broad gauge and standard gauge rolling stock.

Delhi Metro is being built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC). As of April 2010, DMRC operates more than 100 trains daily between 6:00 — 23:00 with a frequency of 3 to 4.5 minutes.[4] The trains have four to six coaches[5] and the power output is supplied by 25-kilo volt, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary. The metro has an average daily ridership of over a million commuters,[2] and has carried over a billion commuters in seven years since its inception.[6]

Planning for the metro started in 1984, when the Delhi Development Authority and the Urban Arts Commission came up with a proposal for developing a multi-modal transport system for the city. The Government of India and the Government of Delhi jointly set up the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in 1995. Construction started in 1998, and the first section, on the Red Line, opened in 2002, followed by the Yellow Line in 2004, the Blue Line in 2005, its branch line in 2009 and the Green Line in 2010. Subsequently, these lines have been extended and new lines are under construction in Phase II of the project, including the Delhi Airport Metro Express and the Violet Line which are scheduled to be completed by September 2010.
Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro
Locale - National Capital Region, India
Transit type - Rapid transit
Number of lines - 5
Number of stations - 107
Daily ridership - 1 million
Chief executive - E. Sreedharan
Headquarters - Metro Bhawan, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
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Began operation -December 24, 2002
Operator(s) - Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC)
Number of vehicles - 107 trains
Train length - 4 to 6 coaches
System length - 125.67 kilometers (78 mi)
Track gauge - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge
Electrification - 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

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