Delhi Metro's Blue line between Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali route will witness the eight-coach train starting today. The metro train on this route in normally overcrowded with office-goers and frequent commuters, hence there was a need to increase the number of coaches from six to eight.
"This eight-coach train will be introduced from Dwarka Metro station at 8am on Monday and will go towards Noida
City Centre," said DMRC
spokesperson, Anuj Dayal, reported The Times of India. This blue line metro travels through some important metro stations, such as Dwarka, Rajiv Chowk, Kirti Nagar, Rajouri Garden etc. With the eight coach train in place, rush in these metro stations is expected to decrease.
But, this is not for the first time that the Delhi
Metro has introduced an eight coach train. The busy yellow line from Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre already runs on eight coach trains. The yellow line has been one of the busiest, especially with a number of commuters getting down at various stations in Gurgaon, including MG road, Sikanderpur, Huda City Centre, where most of the corporate offices are located.
Delhi Metro is aware of Delhites, who have gradually started to travel by Metros to avoid traffic and heat. On the eve of festivals, ridership increases, hence the demand for such eight coaches become more important. With the ridership on the increase everyday, pretty soon, we might get to see other metro lines also increasing their coaches.
With the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan in mind, Delhi Metro will have more trains running on August 19 and 20. "In view of high ridership observed on the eve of Raksha Bandhan and on the day itself over the past few years, we have decided to run around 300 extra train trips each on August 19 and 20," said Dayal.