NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro has started the preliminary developments for the 1st Metrolite corridor which is from Kirti Nagar-Bamnaoli village. Tenders have been floated for a topographical survey & geotechnical study work. The line would be a light rail transit system comparable to a tram.
The purpose behind this new light rail system is to reach to the fields where public transport frequency is more inferior. However, DMRC would produce fencing on multiple sides of the corridor.
If the road shared with another mode of vehicles then the Metrolite speed will have reduced as per DMRC. The 20 km corridor from Kirti Nagar-Bamnaoli Village would have twenty one stations.
The sixteen stations, of this, which is over 11.85 km will be run on the surface beside the road and five stations spread on 6.64 km would be elevated. The distance among each station would be around one km.
The corridor would have twenty-one stations with Saraswati Garden – Mayapuri bus depot – Mayapuri – Hari Nagar – Tihar Jail – Shiv puri – Dabri Village – Sitapuri extension – Mahavir Enclave & Dwarka Court.
It would be 45 metres of length with three coaches and it would operate at a speed of 60 km/h. The (LRT) Lite Rail Corridor stations would be open like bus shelters & are supposed to have an open ticketing system.
DMRC official stated that the purpose is to operate as a bus transit system. The ticketing would be clear, a driver & conductor will be near to help the commuters to purchase tickets. Further, the LRT would be more reasonable than the Metro.