New Delhi, March 3: Delhi Metro has ushered in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. DMRC is a shining example of how a huge and technically complex infrastructure project can be completed before time and within set budget.
Delhi Metro added one more feather to its cap as it made it to the Limca Book of Records for erecting 200 girders in one of its upcoming lines within a month. The feat has been achieved on the Noida - Greater Noida corridor. DMRC chief Mangu Singh was formally handed over the certificate from the Limca Book of Records on Thursday.
"This is the maximum number of U-girders ever launched in any Metro corridor in India within a month. DMRC used six special trailers to transport the girders and six special cranes," a DMRC statement said. A total of 2002 such girders, structures that support small beams, were erected for the 30-km-long Noida - Greater Noida corridor which will have 21 stations, it said.
Here are some images that capture the interesting journey that Delhi Metro has so far:
A Metro train manufactured in India
The DMRC opened its first corridor between Shahdara and Tis Hazari on 25th December, 2002. Subsequently, the first phase of construction worth 65 kilometres of Metro lines was finished two years and nine months ahead of schedule in 2005. Since then the DMRC has also completed the construction of another 125 kilometres of Metro corridors under the second phase in only four and a half years. Image courtesy: PTI.
Ecofriendly Delhi Metro
Delhi Metro has also set up roof top solar power plants at many of its stations. All stations of the presently under construction corridors are being constructed as green buildings. Image courtesy: PTI
3.9 lakh vehicles off Delhi roads thanks to Delhi Metro
Delhi Metro provides comfortable public transport option to Delhiites and it has helped in removing 3.9 lakh vehicles from the streets of Delhi. Image courtesy: PTI
Delhi Metro is role model for other states
Success of Delhi Metro has ensured that DMRC now provides consultation to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal and others on how to plan their metro models. Delhi Metro has been successful in laying long underground tunnels before time and at the allocated cost. Image courtesy: PTI
Clean stations minus dustbins
Delhi Metro stations are always clean and that too minus any dustbin on the stations. Dustbins are only found at the station restaurants. Image courtesy: PTI
No odd number coaches
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation inducted the first ever eight coach Metro train into commuter services on Line-2 on Monday to mark ten years of operations. As Delhi Metro uses coaches which have two cars, the driver car and motor car, which cannot be used separately one will never find coaches in odd number. Image courtesy: PTI