1. No respite from crowded Delhi Metro for 3 years as AAP government delays proposal for new coaches

No respite from crowded Delhi Metro for 3 years as AAP government delays proposal for new coaches

There would be no respite for commuters in Delhi Metro for the next three years as a proposal to add new coaches in the trains have hit a roadblock with Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government

By: | Published: November 21, 2016 1:14 PM
delhi metro, metro news, dmrc, dmrc news, delhi metro crowd, delhi news, delhi metro new coaches, arvind kejriwal, satyendra jain, kejriwal, delhi government, delhi metro coaches, financial express The proposal to add 916 new coaches by Delhi Metro was sent to Delhi government six months ago and the file was returned in October. (Image: Indian Express file/Amit Mehra)

There would be no respite for commuters in Delhi Metro for the next three years as a proposal to add new coaches in the trains have hit a roadblock with Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in the national capital, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.

The report says that Delhi Metro had planned to add 916 new coaches to ease out the rush on its trains. The proposal had to be cleared by the transport department of the Delhi government.

However, the department returned the proposal with several queries related to costs and estimated traffic when new coached would be added to Delhi Metro fleet.

According to the report, the proposal by Delhi Metro was sent to the government six months ago and the file was returned in October.

HT reported that Delhi transport minister didn’t give any response in this regard.

DMRC officials said that the cost of the coaches has already increased in the last six months. Moreover, it would take not less than a month time to prepare a fresh proposal. This means that the order for new coaches would be placed only by next year, leaving the Delhi Metro crowded till 2019.

Travelling in Delhi Metro during peak hours has become difficult for residents due to overcrowding.

DMRC had decided to add two new coaches to all its trains, especially during the peak hours, following a request from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, according to HT.

The 916 coaches could have cost around Rs 13,000 crore. The cost is likely to escalate because of the delay.

  1. J
    Jagat
    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm
    Feku cm
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    1. N
      No name
      Nov 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm
      Bakwas karwa lo bas kejriwal se , kaam toh hota nhi se .Abhi bhi modi ko blame karne me laga hai yeh nhi ki pollution ke liye kuch measures le . # CM
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        AG
        Nov 21, 2016 at 8:59 am
        crAAP ki Delhi....
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          l k
          Nov 21, 2016 at 8:58 am
          AAP is
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            Harneet
            Nov 22, 2016 at 9:51 am
            First of all Arvind Kejriwal intervention / request let DMRC to initiate an extra coaches addition.. and then whats wrong if they ask on delivery and cost of proposal !!!bhakts alike s will think like morons no matter what and rightly said by another person - file must have been lying with LG .
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              Akash Singh
              Nov 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm
              worst cm of India
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                Inder Pal
                Nov 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                He is just self centred if he compare himself either with Shila Dixit to become CM and thereafter self centred to increase his size of party and himself at India level. Neither he himself nor any other part leaders doesn't want to do anything for Common Man. Common Man will be grilled as usual. it is very clear mage
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                  Ramananda
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 5:20 am
                  Fekriwala busy out side Delhi.
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                  1. K
                    Kejrubhakt
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm
                    He is busy monitoring government of india. No time.
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                      Sumit
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 2:39 am
                      Biased reporting to please bhakts. The file might really have been lying with LG as has happened with all other govt files.
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                        Sumit
                        Nov 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                        All Delhi govt files are with LG who is a pet of BJP. The newspaper should refrain from being a puppet of the centre and question wherevthe clearance was dela.Delhi govt has cleared, but LG has refused to p it.
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                          Sumit
                          Nov 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                          False news from a sellout newspaper. All development measures are being stopped by centre as a revenge for their loss.
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                          1. Sumit Sangwan
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 11:32 am
                            Feel pity on u! Such blind bhakti ...do you have any idea of what had actually happened ! People like u are just born to label others
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                              Aditya
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 8:05 am
                              Why does not Kejriwal put money where his mouth is? So easy to run down others but chickening out when it comes to delivering? Typical of his modus opei. After all he is not going to travel in packed coaches in the middle of summer anytime soon.
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