In order to avoid overcrowding amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis within metro coaches, the Delhi Metro authorities will add 120 more metro train coaches on three of its corridors. According to a statement shared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), all fleet of six-coach metro trains will be converted to eight-coach trains on the Delhi Metro Red, Blue, and Yellow Lines.
This means that 120 additional coaches will be added on Delhi Metro Red Line Rithala-Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda, Delhi Metro Yellow Line HUDA City Centre-Samaypur Badli, and Delhi Metro Blue Line Dwarka Sector-21 – Noida Electronic City/Vaisali.
According to the DMRC, the addition of coaches and conversion is expected to be completed by the end of this year after which all metro trains operating on these lines will have eight coaches. The conversion of six-coach to eight-coach metro trains is being done to increase the carrying capacity on these major routes on the network.
Also, on the Delhi Metro Yellow Line, the process of converting all 12 six-coach metro trains into eight-coach trains will be completed, taking the total number of eight-coach trains on Delhi Metro Yellow Line to 64.