A project that is now sure to change the existing state of transport in the capital, Delhi Metro is not a new or even recent idea for Indians. In fact, the idea was brought into consideration about some fifty years back, but the bureaucratic red-Taoism made it to take such a long period to come into reality. However, on December 26, 2002, the people of Delhi got the first ride in this much-awaited dream train.
Delhi Metro’s first phase has been completed. And, with this, the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) can claim to provide transport to two million passengers every day with a train at every third minute. In its first phase, the Delhi Metro is operational between Sahara and Ties Hazard stations with four other stations in between. The Metro is on, and the people are happy with the service it is rendering.
After all, now they have an alternate to the suffocating packed blue line buses and the inadequate service of the DTC – run CNG buses. With the Metro option, the passengers are not only saved from the inconvenience of the road transport, but they also experience a world class service at very affordable fares. It is really pleasing to note that a passenger can reach from Ties Hazard to Sahara in just fourteen minutes by spending as much money as he would spend through a bus.
Thus, while it saves the passengers from the trouble of road transport and provides a much reliable service to reach places in time, it does not bother the commuter of any extra expenditure. Another outstanding feature the metro is that it is particularly useful for our handicapped brethren. The construction work of the Delhi Metro is on at a considerable place and it is hoped that the people of other areas in Delhi will soon be able to avail of this amazingly comfortable train service.
It is foreseen by many that at the completion of this dream project, the Delhi will have a better train facility than even Japan and North Korea, the countries which have provided the present metro trains to India. With the successful completion and operation of its first phase, the above assumption does not seem to be any far from the reality.
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