NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): DMRC initiates India’s first Metrolite project, Newly, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has floated tenders for the upcoming Metrolite corridor between Kirti Nagar-Bamnoli in Delhi. A DMRC spokesperson stated that tenders have been floated for the acquisition of 29 trains for the distance of 19-km upcoming Metrolite project. The project stretches between Kirti Nagar in West Delhi and Bamnoliin south-west Delhi. The spokesperson further added that as of now the tenders have been floated for the acquisition for the rolling stock of the project and not for civil work.
As per the DMRC, once the contract is given the contractor would have to give the Metrolite trains within 18 months. This would be the very 1st Metrolite corridor in the Country. The previous year Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri had declared the plan to develop 2 Metrolite corridors in Delhi- 1 between Rithala and Narela and another between Kirti Nagar and Bamnoli. The Metrolite trains would be smaller in size as compared to the Delhi Metro coaches and the track would be of standard gauge.
Details of Kirti Nagar-Bamnoli Metrolite project
- The Kirti Nagar & Bamnoli corridor would be totally at-grade and will run along the arterial roads in Mayapuri industrial region, Hari Nagar, Shivpuri, Dwarka sectors 1,2,6,7,10, 20, 23, 24 areas before terminating at Bamnoli village
- It will also pass via Dwarka sector 25, where there is an under-construction exhibition-cum-convention centre.
- Each Metrolite train would have 7 AC coaches and every train will have a capacity of accommodating as much as 425 commuters.
- Metrolite trains length will be 45-m. The Delhi Metro trains are 89-178-m long.
- The running speed of the Metrolite has been proposed at 60-kmph.
- The ticketing system for the Metrolite is yet to be settled, as per the DMRC.