Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Metro Services of Delhi Railways Recognized by United Nations for Carbon Credits

Indian Railways is the common more of transportation for long distances in our country. It is the world’s fourth largest network. It provides transportation services for more than 10 billion passengers and 1050 million tons of freight in a year. Indian rails can be classified as sub urban, metro, superfast, goods wagon etc.

Delhi Railways has both metro and suburban rail service operated by Northern railways and Northern capital region. The suburban railway service encloses Delhi together with the nearby districts Ghaziabad and Faridabad, as well as other places in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It normally runs on MEMU and EMU rakes. The suburban rails use the same tracks used by the long distance trains.

The government introduced ladies special trains between Palwal and New Delhi in 2009 and will run two more ladies special trains from Delhi to Panipat and Ghaziabad. Over 110 suburban trains are running on important stations, according to the Northern Railways. They are often crowded during peak hours.

Delhi Ring Railway gains specialty among the other Indian rails. It is a circular rail network established in Delhi, running parallel to the Ring Road. The distance of the circular road is 35 km, in which the train normally takes 90 to 120 minutes to complete both the directions. This ring service was introduced in Delhi to mainly bypass all the goods trains in other ways.

Delhi Railways has metro rapid transit system that serves New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad.  This metro rail includes six lines with 142 stations, among which 35 are underground stations. Delhi Metro is operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). This system uses both standard gauge and broad gauge rolling stock. The rails can be classified as red line, yellow line, blue line, green line, violet line.  They get power output of 25 kV, 50 Hz alternating current, by means of overhead catenary.

United Nations has certified the DMRC as the first metro rail based system in the globe to receive carbon credits for minimizing the emissions of greenhouse gases and helping to reduce the pollution by 630,000 tons in the city, each year.

Delhi metro is growing at a rapid phase and needs to be strengthened more, as per the reports. Delhi railways is planning to start EMU services also from Gurgaon. After the completions of feasibility study, the authorities have formed a steering committee to monitor the project. New Orbital Rail networks may be created on the city’s outskirts in order to ease the travelling pressure.

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