Delhi is one of the busiest city in the world.Being the capital of India it becomes an
attraction centre for the foreigners as well as for the rest Indian states.Thus a lot of
crowd visits delhi resulting huge traffic problems.But now there is some relief for
delhities i.e. Delhi metro which comes out as a boon for delhities.The metro serves the
people of delhi,noida and Gurgaon.It has a network of five lines of nearky 125km with a no.
of 107 working stations of which 17 are built underground. All of these network are
operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.This service operates 100 trains daily in the time
interval from 6 am in the morning to 11 pm in the night within an interval frequency of 3
to 4.5 minutes.
It had took a really a long time to built this network.It’s planning started in
1984 and after a long time survey and approval the construction started in 1998.On 24 Dec
2002 Sri Atal Behari Vajpayee former Prime Minister of India launched its first
service.This metro project is planned in four phases of which second phase is
undergoing.The first phase involves a network of 65.11 km which is already completed on 27
october 2006.The second phase involves 128 km network and construction of 79 stations by
2010.The third and fourth construction are planned to be completed by 2015 and 2021
respectively.Its extensions are planned to Badli,Faridabad and Ghaziabad.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has given the customers choice a big priority.Many
stations are provided with ATMs,food outlets,cafes and convenience stores.To provide
security to passengers 3500 personnel of Central Industrial Security Force are deployed.In
case of fare it varies in the range of Rs. 8 to Rs. 30 dependng upon different
locations.This low cost service provided a big relief to the daily job workers to maintain
their monthly budget from high cost of auto-rickshaws.
In 2007 Delhi metro claimed one of only five metros of the world to operate at
profit without any government subsidies.The Delhi Metro has won awards for environmentally
friendly practices from organisations including the United Nations and the International
Organization for Standardization, becoming the first metro in the world to be ISO 14001
certified for environmentally friendly construction.This service really sprouts out as a
boon for delhities and also for them too who visits delhi.It is acting as a developing
identity of India.