Scottish delegation meets Haroon, DMRC chief for Metro inputs

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New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) A delegation from Glasgow (Scotland) today met Delhi Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf and Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Dr E Sreedharan, to learn how Delhi was preparing itself to meet the demands of the transportation sector for the Commonwealth Games 2010.

The delegation was headed by Mr Ron Culley, Chief Executive, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport of Glasgow, which is operating the Metro system in Glasgow.

Glasgow has a small Metro system of 10.4 kms but is one of the oldest systems which started operations in 1896.

The city of Glasgow is keen to go for massive Metro expansion as it is likely to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and for this the DMRC is one of the best example's to study for extremely fast expansion in a very short time.

DMRC has built 65 kms already and construction work for another 120 kms would be completed before the Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in 2010, an official spokesperson said.

The delegation will be traveling on Delhi Metro Rail tomorrow to get a first hand experience of the system.

Mr Yusuf assured the delegation that Delhi would provide necessary help and assistance to Glasgow especially in the field of Metro technology and construction.


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