Delhi Metro’s Double Delight: Highest Trips In A Day By One Of  The Longest Lines In The World

Delhi Metro’s Double Delight: Highest Trips In A Day By One Of  The Longest Lines In The WorldDelhi Metro Depot (pic via Twitter @riyadhmetromap)

The Delhi Metro has achieved two records, both on a single corridor. The Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake section of the Pink Line section of the Delhi Metro opened to the public on Wednesday has broken two records, reports The Hans India.

With the opening of this corridor of the Pink Line, the Delhi Metro joins the elite list of global metros having an operational length of over 300 km. "With this, the Delhi Metro will cross the 300-km mark and join the league of the top metro systems around the world, which have already done so, like metros in London, Beijing, Shanghai, New York," Executive Director, Corporate Communications at DMRC, Anuj Dayal told reporters.

Also, with Shiv Vihar--Trilokpuri section working, the Delhi Metro will be running 4,749 trips a day, the "highest ever" so far, a DMRC official said. This step to ply more trains comes in the backdrop of severe air pollution that has covered Delhi.

The 17.86 km-long section was formally opened for commuting by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday morning.