The Delhi Metro has increased the number of train trips from 478 to 637 a day on the Qutub Minar to HUDA City Centre section of the Yellow Line to cater to additional crowd in view of the partial closure or diversions imposed on the National Highway-48 near Gurugram, officials said on Tuesday.
The Yellow Line connects Samyapur Badli in Delhi and HUDA City Centre in Gurugram.
The Delhi Metro has made extensive arrangements to cater to the additional crowd
"in view of the partial closure/diversions imposed on the National Highway-48 near Gurugram", the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.
The DMCR said it has increased the number of train trips from 478 to 637 a day on the Qutub Minar to HUDA City Centre section of the Yellow Line, an almost 33 per cent increase.
Two additional trains have been inducted on the Yellow Line to accommodate more number of passengers during peak hours. With this, the total number of trains operated on this line will go up from 57 to 59, officials said.
Further, the frequency of trains on Qutub Minar to HUDA City Centre section of the Yellow Line has also been improved from 3.27 minutes to 2.30 minutes during peak hours on weekdays. The Delhi Metro is observing the flow of passengers and may review train frequency on other lines if required, it said.
The officials said all the trains which earlier terminated at Qutub Minar metro station will continue to run up to the HUDA City Centre metro station, subsequently resulting in more number of trips from Qutub Minar to HUDA City Centre.
This will help in easing the crowd on the section of Yellow Line towards Gurugram. These additional arrangements will continue to be in place till further notice, they said.
"In addition, the Delhi Metro also added additional passenger facilities like Automatic Fare Calculation (AFC) Gates (8), Ticket Vending Machines (12), Ticket Operating Machines (3), Automatic Recharge Card Machines (1), Customer Care Centre (1), Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD) (8), Baggage Scanning Machines (3) at four stations of Yellow Line, i.e., HUDA City Centre, IFFCO Chowk, M G Road and Sikanderpur, " the statement said.
Recently, an additional gate (No.3) was opened at HUDA City Centre metro station.
The new gate opening towards Fortis Hospital, has reduced the walking distance to the nearest frisking point. This entry gate at ground level is connected through a 35-m passage to the concourse of the station and is also equipped with a lift and two escalators, it said.
-With PTI Input