[Reader-list] 19 December: Advance new year's gift to DU from DMRC

Shivam Vij shivamvij at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 17:51:59 IST 2004

  First underground Metro to open

  NEW DELHI: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/944534.cms

Delhi is all set to get its first underground Metro stretch
from Kashmiri Gate to Delhi University. It will reportedly be
inaugurated on December 19 itself, well before the December 31
deadline. And this time there won't be any fare hike either.

The certificate from the commissioner of railway safety will be
received after the inspection on December 11. The total length of the
section is 4.5 kilometres. There are four stations on the stretch —
Delhi University, Vidhan Sabha, Civil Lines and Kashmiri Gate. Each
station comprises two levels — concourse with ticket windows and
platform at the lower level.

The Delhi University station is different where subways over the
platforms provide access to the concourse.

The fares will be based on the distance between stations. If you travel
from Delhi University to the next station (Vidhan Sabha), the fare will
be Rs 6 — the minimum on Metro. Beyond this, the fare will be Rs 7. The
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson said: "The fares will
depend on the distance. The fares on the Metro range from Rs 6 to Rs
14, but on this stretch they will not exceed Rs 7."

In March, when the last elevated section from Inderlok to Rithala was
inaugurated, the Metro fares were hiked. At that time, DMRC had given
an assurance that there would be no fare hike even when the underground
section is opened.

Four trains will be introduced on the stretch and one will be kept in
reserve. DMRC is trying to work out the frequency of the trains. It is
likely to be between 6 and 15 minutes. "It will depend on the passenger
rush. We are working out the details of this schedule," said the

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