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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Delhi Metro on Sunday said it will be adding eight more trains to its existing network from Monday to cater to the increased ridership during peak hours.

According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), every year new commuters join the network in August-September and the decision to increase the number of trains was taken to offer commuters respite during rush hour.

Therefore, two trains each will be added to the Yellow Line, Blue Line, and Violet Line, while one each will pressed into service on the Red Line and Green Line.

“Keeping in view the expected increase in ridership, a study was carried out to prepare an operations plan to make sure that sufficient services were available for the commuters,” the DMRC said in a statement.

“The trains will be added during the peak operational hours and the arrangement will continue for two months. The same may be continued later also depending on the requirement,” it added.

The DMRC increased the number of coaches from 640 to 1,076 — an increase of almost 70 percent — across all networks between 2010 and 2014 in the wake of passenger load of about 25 lakh per day.

All four-coach trains on the “busiest” lines — Yellow Line (HUDA City Centre to Jahangirpuri), and Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21 to NOIDA City Centre, and Yamuna Bank to Vaishali) — have been converted into 6 and 8-coach trains.

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Uber Partners With DMRC For Kiosks in 50 Stations

"By making it easy to travel to and from metro stations, we can alleviate the need for parking and make first and last mile connectivity more seamless," Kannan added

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Uber partners with DMRC for kiosks in 50 stations by H1 2019. VOA

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said it entered into the second-phase of its partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to set up kiosks in 50 more metro stations by the first half of 2019.

The first phase of the partnership between Uber and DMRC, which is aimed at improving first-mile/last-mile connectivity for the riders, kicked off recently where kiosks were set up at Sikanderpur, Dwarka Sec-21 and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.

As part of this partnership, Uber will set up kiosks across designated metro stations to facilitate riders to book an Uber ride even without the mobile app.

Uber said it would also place signages at selected locations in the stations and have an ear-marked area for Driver-Partners that will help create a dedicated pick-up area.

“DMRC has always kept the interest of its commuters at the centre of its functioning. Our agenda is to make mobility seamless by providing access to feeder transportation and to help our passengers reach their ultimate destinations,” Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, said in a statement.

This is Uber’s third initiative in 2018 to facilitate easy commute options to metro riders.

“With this collaborative partnership with cab aggregators like Uber and Ola, we are looking forward to encouraging more and more people to use the Metro and have ease of access for the last mile connectivity,” Singh added.

This is Uber’s third initiative in 2018 to facilitate easy commute options to metro riders. The previous two partnerships were with Hyderabad Rail Metro Limited and Kochi Rail Metro Corporation.

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“At Uber, we have always believed that complementing public transit infrastructure with Uber’s convenient and reliable rides can make cities more accessible and sustainable,” said Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, Asia Pacific, Uber.

“By making it easy to travel to and from metro stations, we can alleviate the need for parking and make first and last mile connectivity more seamless,” Kannan added. (IANS)