New Delhi, Delhi Metro on Monday completed 16 years of its journey with the starting its operational network from 8.4 km in year 2002 with 6 stations and now the network has expanded to 317 km with 231 stations in year 2018.
'At present, metro network is 317 kilometres with 231 stations, ' DMRC Executive Director, Corporate Communication Anuj Dayal said.He said phase 3 of Delhi Metro opened till now is 127 kilometres which is largest done in history of metro. Mr Dayal said the seven lakh metro tokens are used daily in the metro network.
Talking to mediapersons on the completion of 16 years, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said, ' In coming days, the metro network will further be expanded upto 380 km.'
Dr Singh informed that safety inspection of the 9.7-km Lajpat Nagar-Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 section of the Phase 3 corridor was being conducted by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) today.
The DMRC MD said the Delhi Metro experience has been good for country.To commemorate the 16th Anniversary of Delhi Metro’s Operations on Monday, an exhibition showcasing the Delhi Metro’s journey so far since the commencement of operations in 2002 was inaugurated by the DMRC Managing Director at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station.
'This year, a record, 86.72 kilometres of new sections were opened by Delhi Metro. E-Rickshaws were also launched from some stations as part of efforts to enhance the last mile connectivity from the stations,' a DMRC spokesperson said.