DMRC Set to Privatise Operations on Red & Green Lines of the Delhi Metro 

The DMRC has allocated around Rs 65 Crore for the project and aims to execute it by October-November.

Delhi Metro/ Representational image only.
Delhi Metro/ Representational image only.

DELHI (Metro Rail News): The governing body for the Delhi Metro, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has reissued the tender for transferring the operation of its Red and Green lines to Private Bodies. 

The Contract 

The contract entails managing metro operations on the lines and Recruiting and training staff comprising 221 drivers for the Red Line and 143 drivers for the Green Line. DMRC has also set aside an amount of Rs 65 Crore for the project. 

Tender Process  

The Red Line tender process was initiated in October Last year but was halted because of technical issues. The retender was issued on January 2, and the tender process for the green line also began that day. 

Current Scenario 

Only the Yellow line between Samyapur Badli & Millenium City Centre has such an arrangement entailing private operators. 

Green Line 

Delhi Metro’s Green Line is a 28.79 Km long metro corridor between Inderlok and Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh with a branch line connecting  Lines’s Ashok Park Main Station with Kirti Nagar station. It is a majorly elevated corridor running along the busy NH9 route. 

Red Line 

Delhi Metro’s Red Line is a 34.55 km long metro corridor running between Rithala 7 Shaheed Sthal consisting of 29 stations. It is the 3rd most heavily used line of the Delhi metro network. It ensures connectivity for those in West Delhi and North West Delhi travelling towards Central Delhi, Shahdara, East Delhi, Ghaziabad, and vice versa.

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