NEW DELHI: 200 new coaches will be inducted in the recently opened Magenta line (Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West) and Pink line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) of the Delhi Metro. The metro lines have recently witnessed a rise in footfalls and to address congestion Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken the decision.
Trains operating on Pink and Magenta lines have only six coaches, which limits its accommodating capacity compared to the trains operating on blue and yellow lines, which have 8 coaches.
DMRC will induct 200 coaches, of which 164 will be used for Pink and Magenta lines and the rest 36 coaches will be used for the Airport Express Line. The Airport Express line is being extended from Dwarka Sector 21 to the upcoming Exhibition cum Convention Centre in Dwarka.
DMRC requires more trains to ensure that the frequency of trains is not affected with the extension of the metro lines.