New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Trial runs of two six-coach trains were conducted Sunday evening on the Metro line connecting Delhi to its satellite town Gurgaon. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) targets 95 such trains on its entire network by the yearend.
The trains stopped at all the stations on the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre route.
The trials were conducted to ensure full safety of the “rolling stock, signalling, electrical and other systems of the six coach trains”, a DMRC statement said.
Four-coach trains on the line continued to run without any change, the statement said.
The Delhi Metro introduced the first six-coach train Dec 23 last year on the Dwarka-Noida and Dwarka-Anand Vihar route. Five such trains now run on this line.
“By the end of 2011, there will be 95 six-coach trains in the Delhi Metro network. This will take the total number of trains to 208. On the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre line, there will be 54 six-coach trains by the end of 2011,” the statement said.
“Similarly, on Line 3 and 4 (Dwarka-Noida and Dwarka-Anand Vihar) there will be 39 six-coach trains and on Line-6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) there will be two six-coach trains by the end of 2011,” it added.