Delhi Metro has received six standard gauge trains for the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor that is scheduled to be opened for public by September 2010, a month before the Commonwealth Games.
Six new standard gauge Metro trains have already arrived in the Sarita Vihar Depot located on this line.
“All the six trains are presently being assembled in the depot and they will be tested for technical fitness before undergoing testing on the main line for load, braking, etc,” a DMRC spokesman said.
Central Secretariat-Badarpur line is 20-km long.
A total of 25 trains (four coaches each) are planned to be used on Central Secretariat (CTST)-Badarpur corridor initially that will cater to an expected traffic of about 3.6 lakh passengers per day by 2011.
The Delhi Metro had ordered 46 standard gauge trains for Phase II of its project from a consortium of MRMB - Mitsubishi, ROTEM, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. Out of the 46 trains, 11 are already running on the Inderlok-Mundka corridor.
DMRC will provide easy Metro connectivity to three venues of the Commonwealth Games 2010 - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium near the JLN Stadium Metro Station, the National Stadium near the Central Secretariat Metro Station and Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range near Tughlakabad Metro Station on this line.