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Delhi Metro rides high, saves Rs 10k crore in fuel, other benefits

According to the figures released by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Delhi Metro saved Rs 1,972 crore in fuel conserved.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: December 25, 2014  | 18:47 IST
Delhi Metro rides high, keeps 3.9 lakh vehicles off roads
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) celebrated 12 years of operation on Wednesday.

On this ocassion, DMRC Chairman Mangu Singh said that the Metro helped save Rs 10,364 crore in fuel, time saved in commuting and other benefits. It also helped reduce air pollution and accidents.

The Metro Service also claimed to have kept nearly 3.9 lakh vehicles off roads in 2014.

According to the figures released by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Delhi Metro saved Rs 1,972 crore in fuel conserved.

In absolute terms, it saved 2.7 lakh tonnes of fuel in 2014 as against 1.06 lakh tonnes in 2011.

Aside from this, Delhi Metro also impacted the accident figures in the national capital and adjoining areas. The annual reduction in fatal accidents was 125 in 2014 as against 111 and 21 in 2011 and 2007 respectively when Phase II of the network was constructed.

DMRC also introduced a number of features this year. Besides the opening of two stations - Janpath and Mandi House - the Delhi Metro also converted 11 trains into eight-coach trains, maintained an average punctuality percentage of 99.88% and increased the ridership by over 20,000 passengers from last year.

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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