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Delhi Metro Celebrates 17th Foundation Day
04 May, 2011
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) celebrated its 17th
foundation day today with annual awards being presented to 36
deserving employees for their outstanding contribution to the
Metro service during the preceding year.
Union Minister for Urban Development, Sh. Kamal Nath, attended
the function as the Chief Guest and gave away the awards to
the employees in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr.
Among the employees, Sh. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, was selected as
the ‘Metro Man’ of the year 2010-2011. The Anand Vihar ISBT
Metro Station was adjudged the ‘Best Metro Station’ and
awarded the ‘Best Station Rolling Shield’ award.
The last one year was indeed one of the most eventful in Delhi
Metro’s history. During the year, DMRC added a record 74
kilometres to its network, including the 22.9 kilometre long
Airport Express Link, which was opened in February earlier
Delhi Metro also continued to introduce revolutionary new
technologies in its services to provide better facilities to
the commuters. Since December last year, it has introduced
more than 30 six coach trains on its busy corridors. By the
end of this year, there will be 99 six coach trains
operational in the Metro. This step has gone a long way in
solving the problem of overcrowding in the Metro system. With
a fleet of over 200 trains, DMRC is today catering to about
1.5 million commuters on every working day.
The construction work of Phase-III Metro expansion is expected
to start soon. The third phase of Delhi Metro construction
will add another 120 kilometers of Metro network to its
existing operational network. About 103 kilometres spanning
over four more corridors are expected to be constructed in
Delhi apart from 14 kilometers connecting Faridabad in Haryana
and an approximately 3.5 kilometers connecting Botanical
Garden Metro Station in NOIDA to Kalindi Kunj.
DMRC’s Foundation Day was also celebrated simultaneously at
Shastri Park and Najafgarh depots where Director (Operations)
Sh. Raj Kumar and Director (Rolling Stock) Sh. H. S. Anand
were the Chief Guests of Honour respectively. In the programme,
cash awards to Metro employees for their outstanding
performance in their respective areas of work during the year
2010-11 were given.