Walled City to get trams in 3 years

Source:  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: In the next three years, people can travel in trams in Chandni Chowk and surrounding areas. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has assured lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung that the tram project will be completed within three years.

In a meeting on Friday, Jung, along with Chandni Chowk MP and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, reviewed Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan.

“The feasibility study for the tram service has been done by DMRC. The proposed line is expected to be 4.5km in length and will run in a loop in and around main Chandni Chowk market,” an official said.

DMRC plans to run six trams with two coaches each, three in one direction and other three in the opposite direction. “The trams will take approximately 15 minutes to cover the entire length. The project will help decongest the area,” an official said. The feasibility study showed that the ridership of the proposed tram will be 1 lakh per day and close to 5,000 people per hour will travel during peak hours. PWD officials said that the work to bring overhead cables underground is progressing as per plan. More info

Ilustration photo: Kolkata trams by wikimedia

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