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Metro Railways – Delhi Metro rail, Chennai Metro rail, Kolkata Metro rail, Mumbai Metro rail

July 27th, 2009 Comments off

The Metro Railways of the Indian Railways is one of the best ways for journey that connects various places in the metropolitan cities. The Metro Railways provides efficient solution for the chaotic city roads and offers great relief to the people living in the metropolitan city.

Metro RailwaysThe Metro Railways usually operates either on the elevated paths or underground. This is designed in order to keep it away from the heavy traffic on the clogged metro roads. Metros answer the transportation needs of the millions of the passengers in metro and save lots of commuting time. Presently metro railways are in operation in the two metropolitan cities of India including the Kolkata Metro and the Delhi Metro.

The Kolkata Metro train boasts of the first underground rail network throughout the India.  It was built during the years 1972 and 1995.  The Phase I of the Kolkata Metro began in the year 1984. It stretches from Esplanade to Bhowanipur spanning the distance of 3.04 Kms.

The Kolkata Metro consists of two railway lines along its 1676 mm broad gauge track. Each train comprises of 8 coaches and each coach, each of is capable of accommodating 48 sitting passengers and 278 standing passengers. The maximum speed of the train is 55 km/h while the average speed is usually about 30 km/h.  The time taken by Kolkata metro to run from its originating station to its final destination is 33 minutes.

Metro RailwaysThe Delhi Metro is also known as Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). It is the second Metro rail network in India after Kolkata Metro.  It is administered by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) and came into existence on 24th December, 2002. Delhi Metro consists of elevated, at-grade, and underground tracks.  Delhi Metro operates at the maximum speed of 80 km/h.

At present it is operating on 3 lines through a 68 km long network consisting of 62 stations which includes 48 elevated, 13 underground, and 1 at-grades.



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