The Delhi Metro is one of India’s few success stories on the mass rapid transport front. Started in 2002, it now has a total length of 110 km. happily, the success of the Delhi Metro has garnered more support for mass transit systems across the country.
The Project: The Government of India and the Government of Delhi set up a JV company named Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) under the Companies Act, 1956, to construct a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Delhi. This Metro system is designed to be integrated with other means of mass transit and will alleviate traffic congestion on national highways, thereby reducing the number of accidents and increasing public safety.
The Challenge: The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) of India, being built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC). The network consists of six lines with a total length of about 190 kilometers (118 mi) with 142 stations of which 35 are underground. The metro system has an average daily ridership of 1.5 million commuters.