6 INTERESTING AND LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT DELHI METRO
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Being a Delhiite, I cannot think of a life in Delhi without Delhi metro. Travelling in Delhi hasnt been the same since the inveption of the Delhi metro network. It is a blessing for all the people living in this city. Who knew that travelling from Rohini to Gurugram would not be tedious task anymore, you sit in the train at Rohini and get down straight at Huda city centre, Gurugram without any hassle. Delhi metro is just not a mode of travel for us but it has become the backbone of the city. It has given a new vitality and vigour to the people and have made their lives more efficient and effective.
Delhi metro has been ranked second among 18 metro stations globally. But do we all know enough about our favorite ridein the National capital. There is way more information about this travel network than what we witness drom our eyes daily.
Here are some lesser known facts about DELHI METRO RAIL CORPORATION.
1.Neutral zones: We all have witnessed a power cut inside the train such thats the lights flicker for some seconds while the train is moving and is enroute one station to other. This is due to the passing of the train through a nuetral zone where the power supply of the train is shifted from the previous sub station to the next sub station.
These zones are of about 30 metres and the lights which remain functional in these zones work on the auxilliary power.
2.Rain water harevesting: DMRC in an attempt to save water and promote the quality of the environment does rain water harvesting all along the blue line metro.
3.Announcers: You must have heard some iconic voices while traveling by metro.
“agla station Kashmere gate hai, darwaaze dayi oor khulenge”
“next station is Kashmere gate, doors will open to the right, please mind the gap”.
These voices are of Mr. Shammi Narang (male voice; an engineering post graduate from IIT Delhi) and Mrs Rini Simon Khanna (female voice; daughter of IAF pilot and a prime time announcer)
4.The first train: The first metro train expectedto run on the tracks of DMRC was bought by Air cargo to the Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi on board world’s largest aircraft “ THE ANTONOV” from Germany. The train weighed 45 tonnes, and costed 1.7 million approximately.
5. The mascot: The animated girl which you see as the mascot of DMRC at almost all the metro stations is named after, Maitree, a girl child who was born in one of the trains in Delhi metro. She was delivered in the year 2012 nearby Khan metro station.
6. Punctuality: Delhi metro is one of the best things that has happened to Delhi, perhaps India. It is 99% of the times punctual and ON TIME. All the scheduled sections were completed by their target date or before, and within their respective budgets.