The Delhi Metro will run 40 additional train trips on weekdays across its network starting this Wednesday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), while making the announcement on social media platform X, said the move is part of the various measures adopted by the Delhi government to combat pollution under GRAP-II stage.
“This has been planned to intensify the use of public transport among passengers across Delhi-NCR. Usually, over 4300 trips are performed by Delhi Metro trains everyday”, the DMRC added.
DMRC to Operate 40 Additional Train Trips on Weekdays
The move is part of the Graded Response Action Plan-II (GRAP-II), a set of anti-pollution measures implemented by the Delhi government when air quality levels deteriorate.
As part of the various measures being adopted by the Delhi government to combat pollution under GRAP-II stage, DMRC will run 40 additional train trips on weekdays (Mon-Fri) across its network starting Wednesday i.e, 25.10.2023.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) October 24, 2023
DMRC will run 50 additional train trips on weekdays i.e. Monday to Friday across its corridors starting today (October 25, 2023) till further order.
The DTC has been directed to start the process of hiring private buses to augment the existing fleet.” This has been possible with the opening of Dwarka Sector-21 to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector–25 Metro section on Airport Express Line corridor.
The city’s rapid transit network has become 393 kms long with 288 stations (including the Noida – Greater Noida Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurugram).
the DMRC operates its services on more than 10 corridors. These are – Red Line (Line 1), Yellow Line (Line 2), Blue Line (Line 3 and 4), Green Line, Violet Line, Pink Line, Magenta Line, Grey Line
Delhi’s AQI Status
The 24-hour average air quality index stood at 263 while the city’s minimum temperature was recorded at 17.2 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity stood at 82 per cent at 8:30 am, the India Meteorological Department said.