Trains Every 90 Seconds Would be Expensive: Delhi Metro


New Delhi: Increasing the frequency of trains to one every 90 seconds would be prohibitively expensive, the Delhi Metro told the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Responding to appeals on reducing pollution in the national capital and improving public transit facilities, Delhi Metro said it currently runs trains at a minimum interval of 2:15 minutes.

Representing the transit authority, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice R Banumathi that Delhi Metro was increasing the number of coaches in its trains from the existing six to eight coaches. He told the court that the Delhi Metro has already placed orders for another 429 coaches over the nearly 1,300 coaches that it already has.

Under the third phase of the metro’s expansion that would become operational in stages starting December 2016, another 486 coaches would be added, Mr Kumar said.