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Benefits of Delhi Metro

In connection with the article “Delhi Metro Rail: Beyond Mass Transit” by Pritpal Randhawa (EPW, 21 April 2012), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would like to bring to your notice the following facts:

The Delhi Metro is not a case of “overrunning cost” or underutilisation of capa­city. Both Phase I and Phase II were completed within the estimated cost. DMRC trains run jam-packed, so much so that additional coaches have been added to the existing four-coach trains to make them six-coach trains and plans are already afoot to increase the capacity to eight coaches from this year.

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