Ambassador of Japan to India Satoshi Suzuki, on 19 November, visited the Delhi Metro and took a train ride from Central Secretariat to Chawri Bazar station, officials said. The Japanese envoy was accompanied by Mangu Singh, Managing Director of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) and other senior officials of the DMRC during the journey.
- A senior official said,”The journey concluded with a visit to Patel Chowk station where the delegation took a guided tour of the Metro Museum.”
- The DMRC said, the first three phases of the Delhi Metro were funded substantially with help from the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
- The total operational metro network in Delhi and NCR now stands at 389 km.
- The network has 285 metro stations, including those in the Noida Greater-Noida corridor (Aqua Line).
- In October, the DMRC had also taken over the charge of operations and maintenance of the swanky Rapid Metro Network in Gurgaon.
- In December 2002, the Delhi Metro began its first services on Shahdara-Tis Hazari corridor of Red Line.
- Over the years, the network has spanned length and breadth across Delhi-NCR and carries over 20 lakh passengers every day.
- The first three phases of Delhi Metro have been funded with assistance from JICA.
- The network presently spans nearly 350 kms, having over 250 metro stations and 9 colour-coded lines.
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