Delhi Metro resumed normal services on its Qutab Minar-Gurgaon corridor on Tuesday a day after the inaugural run was marred by theft of signalling cable even as it added an additional train to its existing fleet of five.
Normal services were resumed on Tuesday from 6 AM in the morning on the 14.47-km corridor which was thrown open to the public on Monday, after DMRC relaid the cables that were stolen between Qutab Minar and Sultanpur metro stations.
“The Metro services were normal. It went off smoothly and there were no technical glitches today,” a Metro spokesperson said.
DMRC today added an additional train, increasing the frequency of trains on this corridor to ten minutes.
Revenue services were started yesterday with five trains at a frequency of twelve minutes. With the addition of another train now, the total number of train trips in a day on this stretch will increase to 211 from 179, the spokesperson said.
On the first day of operations yon Monday, a total of 36,182 people took the Metro, with Qutub Minar being the busiest station with a footfall of 9,584, HUDA City Centre second with 5,970. MG Road was the third busiest Metro station with a footfall of 5,766.
The addition of the new train will allow DMRC to make 32 more trips on this corridor in a day. More trains will be added depending on the ridership pattern, the spokesperson said.