Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan, Mr. Hayashi Yoshimasa visited the Delhi Metro system and was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India and Dr. Amit Kumar Jain, Director (Operations & Services), DMRC during his journey on the Metro from Central Secretariat to Chawri Bazaar.
- The journey concluded with a visit to Patel Chowk Metro Museum. The Delhi Metro Project is a symbol of Indo-Japanese collaboration and the Government of Japan (Japan International Cooperation Agency) has funded Phase-I, II & III of Delhi Metro Project and is also funding Phase-IV of the project.
About Delhi Metro:
- The Delhi Metro has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in the sphere of mass urban transportation in India. The swanky and modern Metro system introduced comfortable, air conditioned and eco-friendly services for the first time in India and completely revolutionised the mass transportation scenario not only in the National Capital Region but the entire country.
- Having constructed a massive network of about 390.14 Km with 286 stations (including NOIDA-Greater NOIDA Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurugram) in record time in Delhi, NCR, the DMRC today stands out as a shining example of how a mammoth technically complex infrastructure project can be completed before time and within budgeted cost by a Government agency.
- The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) was registered on 3rd May 1995 under the Companies Act, 1956 with equal equity participation of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and the Central Government to implement the dream of construction and operation of a world- class Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS).
- The Airport Express link between the Indira Gandhi International Airport and New Delhi has now propelled Delhi to the league of global cities which have high speed rail connectivity between the city and the airport. The DMRC today has over 300 train sets of four, six and eight coaches.
Source: DMRC- Press Release | Images Credit: Delhi Metro